Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Collective Haul: April 2014



This month I've tried not to buy as much as I normally do. I guess I have succeeded, although looking at these photos may lead you to believe otherwise! Honestly, this is good for me!



The bulk of my buys have, of course, been beauty products. That's what I love so it ain't gonna stop any time soon! I have noticed a bit of a neon trend throughout some of my purchases so I'm obviously hoping it will get sunny and hot soon.

The Soap & Glory Orangeasm Body Wash was on my wishlist as soon as I saw it on someone's instagram. I just love their body washes as they are always so creamy and nourishing on the skin. I haven't tried this yet as I have a lot of other things to use up first but from sniffing it in the bottle, it's not as orangey as I expected. It actually smells more of lemons than oranges! It's still nice though. 

After buying around 5 or 6 bottles of the L'Oreal Paris Micellar Water, I thought it was about time to try the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water as so many people are raving about it. You get a rather massive bottle for the price so it should last quite a while.


I often get a bit of an itchy scalp so I tend to alternate shampoos with something like Head & Shoulders to keep the itching to a minimum but I spotted the Klorane Shampoo with Peony a few weeks ago and saw that it was for irritated scalps and I'd wanted to buy it ever since. As I'm getting to the end of some other shampoo I thought I could just about squeeze this one into my shower cubicle so bought it the other day! It gets bonus points for being French too.

Some other hair products I've bought lately are from Charles Worthington at Boots. I needed a new heat protection spray as my trusty Lee Stafford one was nearing empty and I fancied a change so while the products were on 2 for £8 I picked up their Heat Defence Spray along with the much hyped Texturising Spray. I've only tried the Heat Defence Spray so far but I really like it as it dispenses just the right amount of product and it smells gorgeous.



After seeing the Models Own Polish for Tans collection online I knew I wanted some of the shades. I went for (left to right) Beach Bag, Shades and Sun Hat as they are gorgeous wearable colours. Whilst the yellow and green ones are nice, I thought I'd limit myself to my three favourites! This collection is supposed to enhance and compliment your tan. I NEVER tan but I'm sure they will still look nice against my pale skin. If not, I'm wearing 'em anyway! Before I even found the Models Own ones in store, I actually saw the Maybelline Color Show Bleached Neons collection which I hadn't seen online. I obviously needed to try these even though I knew I'd be getting the Models Own. I went for the (left to right) Coral Heat and Tropink shades which look quite similar to two of the Models Own ones but I'd say the Models Own ones look slightly more vibrant.



I was in Fenwick and must have got bored of looking at makeup so wandered to the body care sections and started looking at the Rituals area. I was drawn to the Shanti Chakra Indian Rose & Sweet Almond Oil Caring Body Oil Spray for some reason and sprayed the tester on to my hand. Oh my, this smells sooo good! It's just a really sexy scent and the oil feels so moisturising but not too heavy. I also fancied a different hand cream and hadn't tried anything from Melvita before so decided to pick up the Extra-Rich Moisturising Care Hand Cream in the smaller size to try. Whilst browsing the Melvita range I saw something I liked the look of but I have so much skincare to get through I didn't buy it. It was the Rose Extraordinary Water and it sounded like a real treat for the skin and I love rose at the moment too. When I was at the till I noticed a large jar of sample sachets including the Rose Extraordinary Water so I asked if I could take a sample and the lovely lady said I could have as many as I liked! Excellent! I picked up 4 but could have easily chosen more if I hadn't been bothered about looking greedy! The lady also gave me the 50ml Yogi Flow Foaming Shower Gel Sensation too so that was a nice surprise. If it smells anything like the oil, I'm in for a real treat.



One week, I went to town on a mission to buy some of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets but after swatching some I wasn't really that bothered about them(!) so for some reason ended up on the Sleek counter. I'd read good things about the Matte Me Lip Creams so I decided to pick up the shades Petal and Party Pink as they looked gorgeous. Fast forward a week and  there I was at the Bourjois counter again, this time deciding that I needed the Rouge Edition Velvet in Ole Flamingo. It's a really pretty shade and my favourite out of the range. I think I did well limiting myself to one haha.

I happened to have a rare look around the Burts Bees counter and found this Revitalising Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate. As soon as I read those words I NEEDED it! Hope it smells as good as it sounds.




Whilst on the Sleek counter as mentioned before, I picked up a few other bits. I went for the i-Divine Oh So Special Palette as I've admired the lighter colours in this for ages but they always used to be messed up and used in my local Superdrug so it put me off. Now they keep them locked in the drawer and you have to ask someone to get them for you so I got a nice new untouched one! I also bought a Blush By 3 palette. I've had one of these before but a powder version. This Californ.I.A version has three beautiful cream blushes in peach and coral tones perfect for Spring and Summer.

  
Whilst having a random browse in Next I spotted this bright orange-coral cross body bag and loved the colour and the gold hardware so decided it had to be mine for the Summer. It was £20 so not bad at all.


I even manage to find extra things to buy whilst doing my food shopping! Normally it's the homeware section at Asda that catches my eye but recently they've had some neon colours at the front of the shop so I had to investigate! They had lots of t shirts and vests for £4 so I picked up these bright ones along with some simple black and grey ones. I then spotted this pretty pink bra for only £4 too. It's good to find cheaper DD+ bras!


So I think that's everything I bought in April. Hope you enjoyed this post :)
What did you buy in April?
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Monday, 28 April 2014

iPhone 5S Cases



This month I was able to upgrade my phone! Woohoo! Goodbye iPhone 4S, hello iPhone 5S! Yes, I really was excited about it haha. Anyway, it basically means I can get lots of new phone cases to make my new phone look all snazzy. Even if I am actually loving having a white and gold iPhone for a change after two black ones.


I very gratefully received this Orla Kiely* one (link) and I think the design is really cute. It's quite a sturdy case too as it's more of a rubber material that grips around your phone rather than one that would fall off or crack. I think it's quite fun to match your iPhone cases to your outfits or nails! It certainly gives me an excuse to own more than one anyway ;)

I've already got my eye on several more cases including the ones below:



Clockwise from top left: Contour Kate Spade Case for iPhone 5 (link), Michael Kors Clutch Wallet Case for iPhone 5 (link), Marc by Marc Jacobs Pickles iPhone Cover (link) and Kate Spade Harrison Stripe iPhone Case (link).

I just love the cute Kate Spade designs, I'm obsessed with Michael Kors and I'm also obsessed with Paris and French Bulldogs so these are all perfect for me!

Do you have an iPhone? What cases do you have and recommend?

If you're looking to get an iPhone 5S, Three Mobile have some reasonably priced contracts here if you fancy a look. The upfront cost is low too compared to other networks! iPhone contracts tend to be rather expensive so any pennies you can save on the contract (and phone) means extra accessories! Haha hope you like my justification ;)
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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Veil Cover Cream



I was recently offered the opportunity to try Veil Cover Cream, a high coverage cream concealer for tattoos, scars, blemishes, birth marks and various skin conditions. As I don't have tattoos or scars, this isn't usually the type of product I'd be interested in, however a while back I read a blog post by Shannon over at Raspberrykiss (link) and I was amazed at how flawless this product made her skin. I get a lot of hormonal blemishes on my chin area that leave scars behind so it's quite tricky to find products that completely cover this area. I tend to get redness around my nose and on my cheeks too.




The product I was sent is the Demonstration Kit* that contains a wide range of shades including some colours like green and mauve which you can use underneath the more skin-like colours for extra colour correcting. I reckon this kit would be fab for makeup artists who need to be able to cover any skintone. I've swatched all of the colours below so you can see that there is a colour for pretty much everyone.

Me without any makeup on
So I've included a photo of me without any makeup on so you can get an idea of the coverage but honestly, this is amazing stuff! The product has a thick, creamy consistency that is so easy to apply to the skin. I normally use brushes for foundation application as I can never get the finish I want with my fingers but I actually applied this with fingers and it just glides on to the skin so easily and sort of melts in. It's super easy to blend and spread across the face. A little bit goes a long way with this too.

I used the shade Medium and that seemed to be a great match for my skintone. I thought I would have to add some white or mix a few shades but I didn't. I have quite dehydrated skin and I find with a lot of foundations or concealers they can end up going a bit flaky and uneven around my nose area but this didn't have that problem at all. I thought with this being a high coverage product, it would look quite cakey but it's really natural looking and feels really light on the skin. As you can see it covers blemishes and redness so well too. It even lightens up my dark circles quite well. I'm so impressed with this stuff, it's a miracle worker!

Me wearing Veil Cover Cream in Medium

Another of me wearing Veil Cover Cream in Medium

The Veil Cover Cream costs £19.95 for 10g or you can get a massive 45g for just £14.05 extra (link). I think this is a fantastic price for such a high performing product. I've also noticed that you can buy sample kits for £6.50 (link) which will be refunded from your next purchase so that's great if you don't want to invest in the full size without trying it first.



Have you tried Veil Cover Cream before?
Is this a product that you'd be interested in trying?
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Monday, 21 April 2014

More items added to my blogsale


I've added lots of items to my blog sale so you may want to take a look in case there's something you fancy. Here is the link :)
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Friday, 11 April 2014

Spring Makeup Picks - Nails



This is the final part of my Spring Makeup Picks series. If you haven't read the others, part 1 is about lips (link) and part 2 is about cheeks (link). Today I'm showing you my favourite nail colours for Spring. I think I've picked a good range of pastels, nudes and brights so there's something for every occasion and outfit!


1 - Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in 308 Prickly Pear
2 - Models Own HyperGel Gel Effect Polish in Cornflower Gleam
3 - Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in 407 Huckleburry
4 - Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Lime Basil
5 - Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in 404 Sugar Apple
6 - Rimmel 60 Seconds in 873 Breakfast in Bed



7 - Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish in Kensington Passage
8 - Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Ginger Melon
9 - Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Apricot Nectar
10 - Topshop Nail Polish in Keepin' It Sweet
11 - Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in 402 Rose Hip
12 - Essie Nail Polish in Tea & Crumpets
13 - Essie Nail Polish in Sand Tropez



What nail polishes have you lined up for Spring?
Which are your favourites in this post?

Hope you've enjoyed my Spring Makeup Picks series :)
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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Spring Makeup Picks - Cheeks



Welcome to the second instalment of my Spring Makeup Picks series. You can check out the first post on all things lips here if you missed it. Today I've picked out cheek products to brighten the face or add a lovely glow to the skin. I've included a range of powder blushes, cream blushes and highlighting products.

So here are my picks for adding a pop of colour to the cheeks or a beautiful glow to the skin!


1 - No7 Pop & Glow Cream Blush in Rose Blossom
2 - No7 Pop & Glow Cream Blush in Mango Sorbet
3 - NARS Blush in Deep Throat
4 - Topshop Blush in Let Her Go



5 - Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee
6 - e.l.f. HD Blush in Headliner
7 - Make Up For Ever HD Blush Second Skin Cream Blush in 210 Cool Pink
8 - Make Up For Ever HD Blush Second Skin Cream Blush in 215 Flamingo Pink



9 - Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat
10 - Soap & Glory Glow All Out Luminizing Radiance Face Powder
11 - Topshop Glow in Polished
12 - e.l.f. Baked Blush in Pinktastic



What cheek products will you be wearing this Spring?
Do you like the look of any of the products I've featured in this post?

Stay tuned for one more Spring Makeup Picks post coming at the end of the week :)
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Monday, 7 April 2014

Spring Makeup Picks - Lips




Now that it's well and truly Spring, I thought I'd do a little series called Spring Makeup Picks to show you what products I think will be fab for this season. Today I'm talking lips so it's lipsticks, glosses and crayons galore. When it comes to lip products, I'm thinking pinks, peaches and corals are perfect for Spring.

Check out my picks for fresh, juicy Spring lips!




1 - Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in 020 Front Row
2 - Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in 027 Juicy Papaya
3 - The Body Shop Colour Crush in 215 Innocent Pink
4 - Topshop Velvet Finish Lipstick in Macaroon
5 - Clarins Joli Rouge Brillant Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick in 20 Coral Tulip
6 - Clarins Joli Rouge Brillant Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick in 19 Tropical Pink
7 - MAC Lipstick in Sunny Seoul
8 - MAC Lipstick in Pink Pearl Pop




1 - L'Oreal Paris L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in 201 Rose Symphony
2 - L'Oreal Paris L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in 101 Rose Melody
3 - YSL Gloss Volupte in 15 Grand Pepite
4 - Maybelline ColorSensational Shine Gloss in 420 Glorious Grapefruit
5 - Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in 110 Coquette
6 - Rimmel Colour Rush Long Lasting Intense Colour Balm in 110 Make Me Blush
7 - Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Fuchsia-Ristic


What do you think of my picks?
What are your Spring lip favourites?

Watch out for more Spring Makeup Picks coming up this week :)
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Sunday, 6 April 2014

March Favourites 2014



Back to beauty on the blog today with my March Favourites. Can't believe it's April already but I'm really glad as I'm desperate for the long bank holiday weekend to arrive!



I bought the La Roche-Posay Physiological Soothing Toner back in February when I was on a mission to buy anything and everything (link to haul post)! I eventually finished my usual Elemis toner so got round to using this in the last week of March. This is a very gentle toner suitable for sensitive skin that is paraben, soap, colorant and alcohol free. It has the same soothing, clean scent as their Physiological Cleanser and Exfoliator which I've tried before and loved. I've been enjoying using this and I feel like it's been helping to improve the look of my skin. Firstly, the spots I had on my chin seemed to calm down and I've noticed it makes my skin look more radiant when I've got makeup on. I wasn't actually expecting it to do that!

Another La Roche-Posay product I've been loving is their Hydraphase UV Intense Riche. Now that I'm seeing more daylight before and after work I thought I would use a moisturiser with SPF in it. This has SPF 20 and protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays. It's a rich cream based moisturiser that is fantastic for my dehydrated skin. It adds a lot of moisture without making my skin look greasy. I love the pump applicator too as it's more hygenic than putting your fingers in a pot of moisturiser. They do a light version of this moisturiser so I think I'll be picking that up next for the Summer months.

The Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil has also been helping my dehydrated skin. Back in January I went through a phase of using it every night for a few weeks, now I just top up once or twice a week and my skin stays lovely and hydrated. It feels like a luxurious treatment for your skin before bed and I wake up with a lovely glow to my skin. The pipette makes controlling the application easy work as you only need a few drops for your whole face.



I've had some Hollister Body Mists tucked away in my stash since around September so I decided to pull the Tippers Beach one out to try. I quite like using body mists in the Spring/Summer months as they are refreshing on the skin and lighter than perfume. This has a very sweet scent, a bit like strawberries so it's right up my street.

I recently picked up the Real Techniques Blush Brush and it's amazing! I've only tried it with powder blush so far but it's amazing at picking up the right amount of product to seamlessly blend over the cheeks. The tapered shape means you don't add a massive circle of colour to the cheeks by mistake. It's the perfect size for sweeping up my cheekbones too.

My hands have been so dry recently. Since I've been cooking from scratch a lot more, I've been doing so much more washing up and it's taking its toll on my hands. I've been trying a few hand creams that I received in beauty boxes and they are fab. The Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy came from a You Beauty Discovery Box (aka my favourite beauty box) and like the name says, it really does deeply moisturise the hands as well as leaving a beautiful rose scent. The tiny Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream sample came from a BirchBox. This is a good moisturiser like the other but the smell is even more gorgeous. It smells like those Rhubarb and Custard boiled sweets you get from old fashioned sweet shops! I love it!



I've been rather blush obsessed this month with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Ethereal Glow being my favourite work blush. It takes a lot of building up to see it on the cheeks but I love the subtle look for work as I don't usually wear blush there so it's been a good way to start introducing it to my routine. There is more of the Ambient Lighting Powder than coloured blush in this one so I tend to get a very slightly tinted glow to my cheeks with this but it looks good on my pale skin.

Thanks to Sephora shipping to the UK now I managed to get my hands on two of the lovely Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes that I've been wanting to try for so long. I got the shades Amused (pink) and Tipsy (coral) and I am so happy with them. The colours are both stunning, they are pigmented but blend easily on the cheeks and last for hours. I definitely want to try more of these. Surely I can't place a third Sephora order yet though...can I? Haha. Tarte blushes plus some of their other makeup is now available on QVC UK but I've noticed they don't have the full range of blushes.


I bought some of the Nails Inc Gel Effect Polishes in February and the first one I've tried is the shade Mercer Street, a bright medium blue shade. I really like the colour and the polish is quite shiny. They are quite expensive so I probably won't be buying anymore but I've enjoyed wearing this.

I picked up a Topshop Nail Polish in the shade Keepin' It Sweet and I absolutely love this colour on my nails. It's the perfect pastel peach shade for Spring. It's made me want more Topshop Nail Polishes...

I rediscovered the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Grapefruit when I was looking for a bright pink nail polish to wear on a night out. I love the Gelly formula as it's thick and applies really smoothly and opaquely on the nail. This was fairly long lasting on my nails too and the colour is really nice.


What products were you loving in March?
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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Slimming World - Main Meal Ideas



It's been three weeks since I posted about my weight loss journey so I thought I better start sharing some meal ideas as I said I would! I'm going to start with main meal ideas as I have the most time to put into cooking evening meals so I tend to have more ideas in this category. I also plan to write posts on low syn snacks and packed lunch ideas though so stay tuned for those.

Usually, eating healthily means having a portion of meat or fish with a plate of veg and to be honest, I couldn't have stayed on plan for so long if that's what I was having to eat. That would bore me silly. I like to have sauce based meals like bolognese, curry etc with lots of wholemeal carbs! They fill me up and make me feel satisfied so I'm often reaching for those foods. The good thing is you can add lots of veg to those meals too. They are also the kind of meals you can make in batch so that you have enough for other nights or what I like to do is take them into work to heat up in the microwave for lunch.



Bolognese

My favourite meal has to be pasta bolognese as it's super easy to make and tastes delicious. It's syn-free too! I couldn't find a photo of it on a plate so this is my bolognese on day 2 where I've taken it into work for lunch.

Ingredients:
  • 400g pack of extra lean mince
  • 400ml carton of passata
  • Half a pack of button mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcester sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Oregano
  • A squeeze of tomato puree
  • 1 beef Oxo cube.
  • Frylight (1 cal) spray
  • Salt and black pepper.

Instructions:
  • Spray a frying pan with a few squirts of Frylight and heat the pan up.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the pan and slightly brown off
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan for a few mintues
  • Add all of the mince to the pan and break up into small pieces. Fry until cooked. I like to brown it off.
  • Meanwhile boil the kettle to add around 280ml of boiling water to the crumbled Oxo cube.
  • Transfer the frying pan contents to a large saucepan.
  • Pour into the saucepan the Oxo stock and the passata and give it a good stir.
  • Start heating the saucepan on a low heat.
  • Add the tomato puree, oregano, Worcester sauce, salt and pepper (to taste) and stir again.
  • Once all of the ingredients are in the pan, I let it simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes.
  • I like to serve this with wholemeal pasta and I sprinkle grated grand padano cheese on top using my dairy allowance for the day.

Recipe Inspiration
  • When I'm feeling like my meals are getting too same-y I take a look on Pinterest for ideas and found it to be really helpful. Just search for 'Slimming World', or click here ;)
  • A website I've found through looking at images on Pinterest is Slimming Eats. They gave me the ideas for the Tuna Pasta Bake and Sweet Chilli Chicken (below).
  • I've been loving a book I bought from my Slimming World group for £4.95 called Slimming World's Little Book of Sauces as I love the Rogan Josh recipe. I've been adding prawns to mine and it's the best curry I've ever had! It's got a good range of English, Indian, Eastern and Mediterranean recipes that go great with meat, pasta, rice etc.
  • The Slimming World website also has a lot of recipes that you can access even if you're not a member. I think you may get access to more if you're logged in though so if you are a member don't forget to do that in case you are missing out. The recipes accessible to all can be found here.

More Meal Ideas



Tuna Pasta Bake - this is an adapted version of the one from Slimming Eats (link). I don't add the cherry tomatoes, parsley or sugar and I don't necessarily use a yellow pepper. I tend to use green but that doesn't really matter! I also add sweetcorn and sliced button mushrooms to mine as well as using a reduced fat mature cheddar rather than mozzarella. It's really tasty and syn-free since I don't use the sugar and the cheese is within my dairy allowance.




Sweet Chilli Chicken - I follow the recipe from Slimming Eats (link) but I use chicken breast fillets rather than drumsticks. This is sooo nice! I tend to serve it with wholemeal rice and some veg like those microwaveable carrot and broccoli bags. It's good because you can pour some of the leftover sauce over the veg to make it extra tasty. This one contains a few syns per portion but I don't mind doing that a few times a week. I do generally like to have syn-free meals where I can though to allow myself more treats after mealtimes!






Prawn Rogan Josh - I make my Rogan Josh based on the recipe from the book above. I'm not sure I'm allowed to post the recipe so unfortunately you will need to look at the book if you want to make it but I actually think paying the £4.95 just for this recipe was worth it! I have used it for other things though and plan to use it a lot more but you know what I mean :)



Bacon cheeseburger with Slimming World chips and salad - yes, you can even have burger and chips on this plan. That's what makes it so amazing! I've only had the burger once since I've been on Slimming World but I would like it again sometime soon as it was delicious. There are various burger recipes here and the chips recipe is here. The only syn on the plate above was 1 syn for the ketchup so I still had syns left for chocolate! You wouldn't think I was on a 'diet'!



Mushy Pea Curry - sounds disgusting but actually tastes delicious. This is a really simple one to make too. I just used a tin of baked beans, a tin of mushy peas and a tin of chopped tomatoes. You then add curry powder to taste (I used around 2 dessert spoons of hot curry powder) and you can add any veg you want. I went with green beans but you could add loads of different things to this. You could also add meat/quorn if you fancied. I served mine with chips but I've had it with rice too.



Chinese Curry Sauce, Egg Fried Rice, 'Spring Rolls' and Chips - Before Slimming World, I had a chinese EVERY Saturday so I decided to try and make a Slimming World version. Yeah I haven't made any fancy dishes but that can be done if that's something you want. The chips are made using the recipe I linked above, the curry sauce was made using Maykway Curry Sauce (hot version) so I had to use a few syns for this, the rice was just boiled wholemeal rice that I popped into the frying pan with frylight and whisked eggs. The 'spring rolls' were made using dried canneloni tubes available from the pasta section of the supermarket which were boiled until soft then I stuffed them with a pack of pre packed stir fry ingredients (beansprouts, cabbage, carrot etc). You then spray them with frylight and pop in the oven until golden brown and crispy. They are pretty nice when you cover them in the curry sauce.


Quick Meal Ideas

One of the quickest meals I make is a jacket potato done in the microwave with baked beans. I think I've sickened myself on those for a little while so I've tried to find alternatives but they are definitely a very filling option that can be made quickly. Other fillings could be tuna and sweetcorn, prawns, leftover bolognese, chilli con carne etc.




Linda McCartney Red Onion and Rosemary Sausages - these are available in the freezer section of the supermarket and they taste really nice. They are great for when you need something fast. I tend to have these after my Slimming World class when I get in at 9pm and can't be bothered to cook anything from scratch. They are syn-free too.



Subway salads - This is probably the only low-syn / syn-free food I can have from outside! These are a bit of a lifesaver when you want something fast and can't be bothered to cook. It's stopped me from having a takeaway a few times. Obviously it doesn't compare in the slightest but if you're willing to use a few syns, getting the sauce added makes it a little treat. The syn-free meat options tend to be the low fat sub ones like chicken breast, turkey and ham, etc but definitely check this before ordering. Also, the more creamy the sauce, the more syns it is likely to have!


Slimming World Update

I thought I'd add a quick update at the end of this post so you know how I'm getting on. I'm in my 11th week now so I've had 10 weigh ins. I've had 'Slimmer of the Week' 3 times so far. I've had my 'half stone' and 'stone awards' as well as my 'club 10' (10% of my original body weight lost). My total weight loss is at 20 lbs so I'm hoping to lose at least 1 lb this week so I can get my '1 and a half stone' award!


Hope this post has been useful. I'd love to hear what healthy (or low syn) meals you like to eat, whether you're on Slimming World or not.
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