Recipe: Chicken & Quinoa Salad

The beginning of January, for me, was light years away from the healthy starts everyone else seems to have had (I blame Foxcroft and Ginger, and leftover fudge and truffles…) but I would really like to get back the figure I had in 2013 rather than the amorphous – and enormous – lump my body seems to have become. One of my biggest downfalls, in …

Polishgasm: ILNP Electric Carnival

Despite my usually religious reading of Lucy’s blog, I somehow managed to miss her swatches of a new collection from US indie brand ILNP (that’s I Love Nail Polish – why yes, yes I do). It wasn’t until Bicky texted me one of Lucy’s photos – and I’d nearly suffered cardiac arrest at the awesomeness – that I caught wind of it. I immediately skipped …

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector

For almost two years now, I have been an absolute devotee to the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors – in fact, I fully consider the shade Rosewood to be my ultimate holy grail everyday lip product. So when I got my hands on the new, nourishing lip balm version, aptly named Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector*, I was suitably excited. 03 My Pink …

Recipe: Cookie Dough Truffles

You guys seemed to really like the White Chocolate & Red Velvet Fudge I posted last week – so I hope you’re similarly keen on these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles! They’re even easier, too, which can only be a good thing. There are lots of recipes on the likes of Pinterest for edible cookie dough (that is, generally, replacing the eggs with something you …

Wintry Gradient Nail Art

Guuhhh, being out of practice at something you used to be so good at sucks, doesn’t it? Still, while I avoid making ‘traditional’ New Year’s Resolutions (who ever sticks to them?), I have set myself a goal of doing nail art at least once a month in 2015. That doesn’t sound like a lot, I know, but gotta start somewhere! When I meet new people …