Monday, 29 June 2015

A Make Up Bag Staple

It's been a long time since I've written a beauty related post, mostly because I don't seem to buying that much make up these days. Partly because I'm saving all my extra pennies for Disney but also because I've got into a bit of a routine using the same products every day or sometimes not even wearing any make up at all (shock horror!).

One item that has been consistently making its way into my make up bag is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On And On Bronze. For a neutral lover like me, it's perfect and the creamy formula makes application super easy, which is great for when I'm having a lazy make up day (more like every day nowadays!).

I didn't really understand they hype when every blogger was buying this and normally I like to wait a while before I jump in and buy a product because initial reviews always seem positive and then quickly change, but I'm so glad I bought this. Just one swipe across the lid and you're ready to go, Easy peasy!

It's really easy to blend with your finger or an eyeshadow brush and I like to add a few more shadows from my Urban Decay Naked 2 to get a more defined smokey look.

At £4.99 they also don't break the bank and so far I've had this since April and pretty much used it every day since and I've still barely touched the surface.

Have you tried anything from the Colour Tattoo range?


Friday, 26 June 2015

The Disney Series / 009 / Disney Style

Whilst I would love to dress up in fancy dress and do some disneybounding all the time, it's not always appropriate! ASOS have some beautiful dresses at the moment which are perfect for adding a subtle amount of Disney to your next event!

The Jovonna Neon Town Dress (£40) is the perfect Ariel dress. The mint green floaty dress reminds me of Ariels fins and the purple bandeau styling at the top is perfect for recreating her seashells. A seashell necklace would also be the perfect accompaniment to this look.

The next dress reminds me of Elsa. Its the Beaded Mesh Strip Skater Dress (£85) and has beads and sequins all over the front and back and it's the perfect length for a shortie like me! I can just imagine singing "Let It Go" at the top of my voice whilst twirling around!

The third dress is perfect for Rapunzel! It's the Forever Unique Prom Dress (£275) which is a little on the pricey side but I love the embellishments on the halter, they remind me of the flowers she has in her hair when she visits the kingdom.

Next, is a beautiful Cinderella inspired dress. I loved the recent Cinderella movie and would love the big princess style dress she wore, however I think it would be a little awkward to wear! The John Zack Bandeau Midi Prom Dress (£48) is a scaled down version with beautiful detailing on the bodice and a mesh overlay to fill out the skirt.

Finally, the last dress is perfect for recreating Aurora's princess look. The Mesh Fit And Flare Dress (£55) has a beautiful pleated floaty skirt which reminds me of the end scene in Sleeping Beauty where Aurora is dancing with Prince Philip.

Have you ever tried to include Disney into your day to day wear?


Sunday, 14 June 2015

The Disney Series / 008 / Breakfast Pizza "See Ya Reel Soon Style"

Followers of YouTube channel "See Ya Reel Soon" will know that Joe & Ashley recently uploaded a video showing how you can bring Disney home with you by recreating recipes from meals found in Disney parks.

Bradley and I recently had a few days off work so decided to have a go at creating the "Breakfast Pizza" one morning.

The ingredients you will need for this are:
Pizza bases (depending on how many you want to make, we had a small one each)
2 Eggs (or egg white if you prefer)
Cheese (we use Low Low)
Sausages (we used turkey sausages because they are lower in fat)
Bacon lardons/bits
You can also use anything else that you want to add like mushrooms/peppers/onions etc

We followed Joe & Ashley's video, which you can watch here, but here is a quick run through of how we made it.

1 | Firstly we preheated the oven to 180C (we have a fan oven)
2 | Then we took the sausages out of their casings and cut the meat up into small pieces, we sprayed a frying pan with Frylight and cooked the sausage meat on a medium heat until cooked through.
3 | Whist cooking the sausages we cracked the two eggs and whisked them in a bowl, then we added the cheese (we used pre-grated as we accidentally broke our grater and haven't replaced it yet!) we added it by eye so it's not an exact measurement, we just added a little bit to taste so you can add as much or as little as you like.
4 | Once the egg mixture was ready we placed our pizza bases onto oven trays and then loaded the mixture on top - be warned - this can get a little messy!
5 | We then added the sausage and bacon lardons on top evenly so that the entire "pizza" was covered and popped it into the oven until it was nicely cooked (about 12 minutes).
6 | Then we sliced it up and poured ourselves some tropical juice to have with it - how adorable are the Mickey and Minnie cups my sister bought us for our anniversary!

We really enjoyed making this together (and eating it!)

Have you ever made anything like this before? Le us know if you have a go!


Saturday, 6 June 2015

The Disney Series / 007 / My Top 5 Disney Princess Songs

I recently read a post by Danielle from Underland To Wonderland about her top 5 Disney songs and it inspired me to think about my favourite Disney songs. It was extremely hard to narrow it down from all the Disney songs there are out there so I decided to focus on princesses (even though that was also really hard!)

Cinderella | A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
My all time favourite Disney song, which makes me cry every time I hear it. In the latest Cinderella release I was disappointed they didn't play it in the feature, so I waited until the credits to hear it even though everyone else had left! Lily James sings it perfectly but I also still love the original...

Beauty & The Beast | Something There
I love every song from Beauty & The Beast (especially Human Again) but this little melody from when Belle starts to realise that the beast isn't the monster she thought he was really changes the direction of the film. I love Mrs Potts too!

Mulan | Reflection
This is a song I feel I have always identified with. As someone who is quite shy and has never really felt like I've fitted in, the words struck a chord with me.

The Little Mermaid | Part Of Your World
This was the first Disney film I remember seeing at the cinema when I was younger and I became obsessed with Ariel and wanted to be a mermaid. It always fascinated me that she wanted to have legs and I wanted to have fins! To this day I still fantasize about becoming a mermaid!

Tangled | I See The Light
Beautiful lyrics, and lots of little lanterns, it's a girls dream. I also have a real soft spot for Pascal, he's my favourite "sidekick".

As a little bonus I thought I would throw in a song I have been loving lately, it is by the musician Pogo and is a mash up of several Disney songs put together which make a beautiful little compilation.

What are your top 5 Disney songs? Please let me know in the comments below!