Monday, 29 May 2017

Beauty | Tarte: Lights,Camera, Lashes Mascara...

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Without Mascara, I feel naked (unless it's a non-make-up day of course!). Therefore, it is pretty safe to say that I have tried numerous brands since I started experimenting with make-up.


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Monday, 22 May 2017

Beauty | Make-up Mix #006...


You know me - I love a good switch up of my make-up ever so often to keep everything looking a little bit fresher. I was long overdue an update so I thought I would do one today...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Beauty | Essie 'On the Roadie'...



Essie is one of my favourite nail brands so it will come as no surprise that as soon as their Spring collection launched, I had to head down to have a look.


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Monday, 15 May 2017

Fitness | My top 3 kitchen appliances for healthier living...

With healthy eating being a massive thing right now, there are a million and one appliances on the market - from soup makers to blenders there seems to be something for every possible requirement.

However, to be healthy, you really don't need to splash out on every single appliance going. Seriously don't. Some of the ones available, I would class as a complete waste of time and money. In addition, if you're limited on space like myself, then you really don't need additional appliances cluttering up your kitchen.

So what 3 appliances do I recommend?




George Foreman:


I always said I would never get one of these - I didn't see the point in them. However, I have now have one after a recommendation from a friend. I use it all of the time for grilling absolutely anything. The version I have is the 2 portion which is compact and retails for around £20.00. I loved mine so much that I actually bought my parents one for Christmas and they are just as addicted to theirs as much as I am to mine,



Food Processor:

My Food Processor is probably my most used appliance - I use it in everything that I do. So whether I'm making Energy Balls or making part of a main meal, it has become an essential for me that I can't live without. Food Processors are relatively cheap for a basic one to start out with. Mine is a Kenwood one which was around £30.00



Breville Actiblend:

While a blender may not be on everyone's list, I find this compact one pretty useful to use. Sometimes I do use it for smoothies while other times I use it for blending up something for a recipe. This one is particularly good as the blade screws onto the actual cup and then once blended you replace the blade with the lid. Anything that reduces washing up is a must for me.
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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Life | 5 Netflix favs...

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Netflix is probably my major source of procrastination. If I'm honest, I probably spend more time watching Netflix than I do normal TV.

Today, I thought I would share 5 of my favourites and also 5 that are on my to-watch list.


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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Fashion | Shopping for Vintage pieces...

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Shopping for vintage clothing and accessories can sometimes be a little bit daunting for someone who has never done it before. Not only do you have to take into account your actual body measurements as opposed to just a generic size (10,12,14 etc) but you also have to pick your way through hundreds of individual pieces to find the one. It's definitely not a hobby for those people who have little or no patience.


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Monday, 8 May 2017

Life | 25 Things about me...

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You can never know too much about someone right? So today I thought I would share 25 things that you may or may not know about me.

001) I have a thing about switching switches off before I go to bed. Sometimes it can take me an additional 30 mins or so for me to go to bed as I check everything numerous times. No wonder I am tired in the morning!

002) I am an only child.

003) I have a fear of running fast on a treadmill. This is not helped much by the sheer amount of videos I have seen of people face planting on treadmills.

 004) I am petrified of Snakes.

005) Human feet - in any shape or form (including my own) - creep the s**t out of me. I always hope in Body Balance/Yoga I don't get someone's foot cm away from me.

006) I was born in Norwich and lived in England for the 1st 9 years of my life.

007) When I unplug any sort of charger, I have a strange thing of not allowing it to touch anything even when it is unplugged. Let's just say my living room floor can look amusing in the morning.

008) I used to have a cat called Gunpowder. My Dad's plan was to have 3 called Gunpowder, Treason & Plot. However, his plan was flawed as we only got 2 and I named the other one Mopsy (I was 6!)

009) My favourite book is 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee

010) Apparently when I was really small, I asked my parents to get a divorce. Why? So I could get more presents, haha. Needless to say, they are still happily married 30 years later.

011) Squid are one of my favourite creatures in the entire world and they are even more interesting when they are dissected. They are not so interesting cooked I may add...

012) I went on a school visit to the prison (which may or may not have been conveniently located beside my high school)

013) I have a degree in Zoology.

014) My favourite song in the entire world is 'Wherever you will go' by The Calling.

015) I have a Golden Retriever called Alfie who is too intelligent for his own good.

016) My favourite film is 'The Lion King'

017) Tequila is my nemesis. I once got so drunk on Tequila (it seems like 10+ shots and whatever else we had been drinking prior to that is not a good combination) that I ended up falling over and severely damaging one of my ankles. It was fun waking up the next morning and not really having much memory of what had happened...until I was filled in. Funny how I can't stand the stuff now...unless it's Tequila Rose.

018) I have Epilepsy.

019) I can play the piano.

020) I have a number of different nicknames used by various people: AJ, Ameyjaney, Ames, Amester and my Dad's favourite - boy.

021) My ultimate comfort clothes consist of a massive hoody, over-sized t-shirt and some form of leggings. Usually accompanied with no bra (so glamorous), cosy socks and no make-up.

022) If someone offered me a bag of sweets or a packet of biscuits, I would pick the biscuits every single time.

023) I am obsessed with tea.

024) My time of birth is officially recorded as 4am although according to what I've heard, I was actually born a few mins before that, Apparently one of my relatives (on my Dad's side I believe) was born at 4am so it was changed to match that.

025) I broke my arm dry-slope skiing with my Primary School. Needless to say, I've not been back...

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Life | Nuart Aberdeen...

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Aberdeen has a bit of a reputation for being a little grey (and I'm not talking just about the weather). However, recently that has changed as artists have been putting splashings of colour on the city's buildings as part of Nuart Aberdeen Festival.

Nuart is a festival that originated in Stavanger, Norway and features artists using buildings as a canvas to create art. The organisers of Nuart wanted to expand the festival out of Norway and so they chose Aberdeen (which is a twin city of Stavanger) to feature first.

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Walking about the city trying to find these is a lot of fun. While there are some we didn't locate and were elsewhere - the ones we managed to find were pretty cool to see. If you're in Aberdeen, then I highly recommend that you give these a visit before they wash away.
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Friday, 5 May 2017

Blogging | Background DIY...


If you're anything like me then you spend a lot of time scouring the internet for ways to improve your blog. A simple, easy way of making an instant improvement is to make your own interchangeable backgrounds.


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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Blogging | Fitting blogging in around a busy lifestyle...



Life is busy and sometimes blogging has to take a backseat. You either do this or you spend every waking hour trying to fit in blogging around your busy lifestyle. I am definitely the latter.


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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Monthly Favourites | April...



Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb:

I think I've declared my love for this product before and once again it has made my favourites. This product is a serum which has the aim of restoring your skin. I really like this product as I do feel that it does help my skin out.

Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream:

Another skincare product has made it into this month's favourites. This time it is Benefit's It's Potent! Eye Cream which I have been using daily. One of my worst areas is definitely my eyes - I am particularly jealous of those people that can go out with no make-up on and still look amazing. I generally look like I am morphing into a panda with my pale skin and dark under-eye circles.

Deliciously Ella Everyday:

In April, I found myself using this book a little more for work lunch inspo. I made the veggie Paella and I also made something else (but I can't remember what!). Both were absolutely delicious.

Essie Spring Nail Collection:

I have a lot of love for Essie Polishes and this month I have been loving their new Spring Collection. I have two shades: 'All the Wave' and 'On the Roadie' which are a beautiful blue and green.

Instastories:

This month I have been getting stuck right into Insta-stories. If you're not following me already, then you can find me over @ameyjaney

Girlboss (Netflix):

Like the majority of bloggers, I have been getting myself stuck into watching Girlboss on Netflix. I actually enjoyed quite a bit and may or may not have watched the entire series in a weekend...

April Glossybox:

The April Glossybox was actually a pretty good one. I liked pretty much all of the products in the box and for once, they are all practical.

Scrambled Egg/Chorizo:

This combo has been a bit of a go-to this month. I love scrambled egg but by adding a little bit of Chorizo, I love it that little bit more.
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Monday, 1 May 2017

Life | Hello May...

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Oh May, you have crept up on us a little too quickly.

This month I want to allow myself to have a little more chill time; I want to nail my nutrition and experiment more with my Make-up. I also want to get rid of that pile of non-important paperwork that has been sitting gathering dust as well as finish painting the doors that I started more than likely a year ago. In addition, I want to research new opportunities as well as clear out my laptop of photos that never made it to a blog post. Finally I want to finish watching Gilmour Girls on Netflix.
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Life | This Week #082...



This post is sadly going to be the last weekly post that I will be doing. I feel that I'm putting a lot of pressure on myself to post and I find that these posts in particular are becoming a little bit lacklustre. However, I will be starting to doing monthly round-ups so you will be pretty much be getting 4 weeks worth in one.

In addition to the above, I am going to be dusting off the cobwebs and refreshing the content as well as my posting frequency to have a better overall life/work balance.


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