Wednesday, 5 December 2012

TAG: My Beauty Firsts

Hello there!

 I know I've been away for a while, I'm drowning in university work and I'm currently ill, but I promise to be back to beauty reviews next week, I have lots of review!!
 I have an exam tomorrow, but this morning Laura tagged me in the ' Beauty Firsts' tag and I immediately though, voilaa....procrastination at it's best!
This was originally done by Lily Pebbles and Anna ( Vivanna does makeup) on Youtube but Laura created the blog version! So thanks for tagging me, here are the questions :

What was your earliest beauty memory?

Believe it or not, I was involved in a few stage shows and I remember first coming across the world of makeup when I was performing Les Miserables or Around the World in 80 days age 10?! Although it was stage makeup, and it was orange, I remember thinking it was really cool and grown up.

What was your first beauty purchase?

Ohh, I remember looking like I've rolled around in a Barry M stand so probably something along the lines of a super bright glittery eyeshadow or a big thick black liner.

When did you first wear makeup?

Probably for my drama shows, I remember looking like a sweaty oompa-lumpa with mad eyebrows.

What was your first beauty disaster?

Tricky, nothing springs to mind, but I remember in my emo days of listening to Fall Out Boy I'd have green glittery eyeshadow with big black winged eyeliner and bushy mis-shaped eyebrows. ( yes my eyebrows were really horrendous)

Who was your first beauty crush?

Probably someone like Ashley Simpson, she was going out with Pete Wentz who was my crush for like 5 years. I was jealous of her dewy skin and doe eyes. Rocking the emo look 2k7.

What was your first beauty brand crush?

I did love Barry M, it was cheap and colourful and also Max Factor. High end, most probably Urban Decay. I remember buying a bright green metallic  liquid eyeliner, wowza.

 What's your longest standing beauty love?

I do love love love the Benefit Smokey Eye palette, because I've used it on my eyebrows for years now. I can't use pencils on my eyebrows and I find it so hard to find colours to match without creating a scouse brow. 

I tagg :

Monday, 3 December 2012

Recipe : Christmas Sausage Rolls

| Goats Cheese, Sage and Sun dried Tomato Sausage Rolls |

These little bite-size treats will go down well for Christmas parties or late night snacks. They are so easy to make and once you've tasted one, you won't want to share! However, I'm going to share the recipe with you!

  • 500g of Sausage Meat
  • Zest of a lemon
  • Handful of sage
  • 150g of Goats Cheese
  • 3sundried tomatoes ( they come in olive oil)
  • Filo pastry sheets
  • Melted butter
 How : 
  •  Preheat the oven to 180C or Gas Mark 5
  • Melt a spoon full of margarine/butter in a pan.
  • Grab a big mixing bowl, put the meat in and mix it up with a fork.
  • Grate the rind of a lemon and pop into the meat mixture
  • Finely chop around 5 sage leaves and pop into mixture
  • Cut up the goats cheese into small chunks and pop into mixture
  • Mix this all up.
  • Get 3 sundried tomatoes in oil and pat dry with kitchen roll, and finely chop
  • Add to the mixture, making sure everything is evenly mixed.
  • Roll out one filo pastry sheet and pop the mixture along the bottom in a line.
  • Put another filor sheet on top of this and then roll from the bottom where the meat to the top.
  • Pop some melted butter onto the seal side of the pastry so it doesn't come apart whilst cooking.
  • Get a sharp knife and chop into small squares.
  • pop onto baking tray with baking paper and leave for 10 minutes
  • after 10 mins, change the tray around and leave for another 5-10 mins.
  • VOILA, leave to cool for 5 minutes but they are best when crispy and warm!
Hope you enjoy!