14/10/2014

Mid Month Beauty Favourites: 14.10.2014.





Ojon Damage Reverse Treatment, £19.
Scwarzkopf got2b Volume Hairspray, £3
Liz Earle Botanical Shine Hair Conditioner, £5.
Maybelline Colour Show Nail Varnish, £2.99.
Mac Studio Fix Fluid, £21.50.
Mac Blot / Pressed Powder, £20.50.
Mac Concealer, £15.50.


HAIR.

Ojon Damage Reverse: I’ve had this hair treatment for quite some time and, even though I know how important it is to take care of your hair, I’ve barely used this. This changed after noticing how dry my hair has started to appear on the ends, no doubt a result of the amount of times I’ve dyed it over the years! I spotted a review for this recently which jolted my memory into trying it again, and I’m glad I did! I brushed a small amount of this through the ends of my hair and left for thirty minutes. The smell, whilst pleasant, is overpowering so does linger - so if you’re not a fan of Ojon oil, this won’t be for you! However, the results are definitely worth it as my hair was left feeling smooth and hydrated again.

Scwarzkopf got2b Volume Hairspray: I've been using this hairspray for a while now, but thought I’d give it a mention! I love this stuff. It smells amazing (like cherries, apt for its vibrant packaging) and is always guaranteed to keep my hair in place. I usually just spritz a little onto my hairbrush and run it through freshly straightened hair to combat flyways or frizz.

Liz Earle Botanical Shine: Another hair product, but I’m in love with this little wonder. With its blend of shea butter, yangu oil and blue seakale plus a mixture of orange and apple extract, it smells beautiful and really gives my hair a deep clean feeling. Oh, and a little goes a long way with this one!


BEAUTY.

Maybelline Colour Shine: After having my nails done, I’ve reverted back to using nail varnish to give them some time to recover! I’m really into black nails at the moment, and this stuff is great for its drug store price tag. Its quite long lasting (as much as a varnish can be!) and, after using it pretty much everyday, I’m only just beginning to run out now. 

MAC: Winter is rapidly approaching, which means I typically stick to a heavier base. I’ve always loved MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid, just because their NW10 is the perfect shade for my skin and gives me just the right amount of coverage. I’ve been using this with their Studio Finish concealer in NC15, finished off with their Blot / Pressed powder in Light.


Bourjois Cream Blush: I also picked up Bourjois’s Cream Blush in Pink Sunwear, which I’ve been wearing along my cheekbones just to add a touch of warmth and definition. The name is a little deceiving though… it’s more peach than pink! 

Love,
Lottie x

02/10/2014

By The Book: Kinfolk Plum And Cilantro Salad.


Is there anything that a sweet potato doesn’t go with? I confess, I’m slightly obsessed with this brightly coloured vegetable. Last week, Kieran and I decided to cook something using my new Kinfolk recipe book. With so many recipes to choose from, it was quite tricky to pick just one! 


But when we stumbled across this plum and radish salad, it sounded like the perfect accompaniment to our staple sweet potato. And it’s super easy (and quick) to make too.

You will need:

Baby spinach leaves
Radishes, finely sliced
Plums, cut into eight pieces
Cilantro
Cheese (we went for feta)
Sweet potato

For the dressing:

2 TBSP olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Salt



Our very comfy spectator! 

 We kind of played it by ear about how much we wanted to make, so the final outcome is really up to you (and how hungry you are!) I’d never thought of combining savoury elements such as the radish and spinach with something like plum, but I’m glad we did! The feta really balances out the sweetness too, and worked amazingly with the sweet potato, which is always a winning combination in my eyes!




Have you tried any Kinfolk recipes? What’s your favourite?


Love, Lottie x