Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nails

Hi everyone!

I admit, I am terrible at nail care. I bit them, I am really bad keeping my hands hydrated so they get all wrinkly and I get the picky bits around my nails. I am especially bad painting my nails. I attempted to study a nail technician course but I changed it to a photography course.
I usually go and get my nails down with gel and acrylic tips but its so expensive to upkeep and I end up picking them off after a few weeks.
I like painting my nails but I'm not very neat. I have a big nail polish collection, Little L and I like to paint our nails together.
I came across some pins on Pintrest about nail art and was feeling perticuly creative and this week have been trying (so hard) to attempt a bit of nail art.



Watermelon Day!

I had to redo this a few times because I am impatient and it kept smudging. I am also messy! I don't know how people keep a steady hand to make it look neat! I think I need to invest in some good nail care equipment.


Here's what I used for the watermelon nails. 



This weeks attempt. Sorry for the potato phone camera shots.
Strawberries and Cupcakes.



I found this guide to painting your nails.  I tried it but I still get it all over everywhere!

Some more Pins on nail art I like.




Do you look after your nails? How do you look after you nails? Do you have a Pintrest? Follow me and I'll follow back. Needoll <--- Click!

Love Nee x

Thursday, February 7, 2013

February Haul

Hello again and to new followers welcome and thank you!

I have been busy with doing Whole30, I feel like my time is consumed with cooking and eating and Little L has been sick today poor thing, but  I have managed to get a few shopping  trips in and here's what I got.


I got most of the things on my previous wish list but there is so many things I need!


I walked into Topshop at 9:55 and rushed to grab this dress! I can't wait to wear it!


Some shoes I picked up from TKMaxx. Totally in love with the glittery sparkly ones x



I've had the stippling brush that I love for ages and I thought I should get the rest of the brushes because my poor Rae Morris brushes get so used and abused.



Benefit Bella Bamba. Beautiful and very pigmented colour, just not sure I like it.


Benefit Sugarbomb(taken out of case) and sample of Coralista


Urban Decay Naked Basic. I love the highlighter.


Topshop catdress, Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily (most amazing shower gel ever) 2 Yankee candle sample size and Topshop cat ears.


I got a few more things not picture; Revlon lipbutter in Sugarfrosting (repurchase), Diesel Fuel for Life, Caracassonne board game, Wet Moon graphic novel/comic and Gloom card game.

I've really been into blush lately and needed more for my collection. My last phase was foundation until I found that Estee Lauder double wear is basically all I've been searching for in a foundation.
I really want to get Nars Orgasm and Nars Turkish Delight lipgloss and a leather skirt from Asos, but I should probably hold of shopping for now!

Anyone else been shopping? Link me to your post (and be my enabler)
Love Nee x

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Food!

Hello!

I have been quite busy this week and haven't really had a chance to blog but I really wanted to show you what I've been eating the last few days as I have been attempted to do the Whole30.

Whole30 is a Paleo Diet challenge where you go a whole month with out ingesting irritants. So no sugar, no grains (includes rice, oats, wheat, so on), no dairy, no legumes, no soy, no white potatoes, no peanuts, no processed foods, no alcohol.  The idea is to eat whole, real foods, meat, seafood,eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and good fats from fruit, oils, nuts and seeds. No snacking, just whole meals.


It is quite a challenge for me, as someone who was previously a vegan and is still quite a picky eater to do this, as I have to reconstruct my whole diet which is heavily based on grains, but I really want to make my diet more healthier and I want to stop feeling sick and I suspect it may be grains or gluten that may be causing my digestive problems. I believe that by following this Whole30 program that I will be healthier and feel better.

I don't eat eggs (only in mayonnaise , I don't eat pork (never have) or red meat. I only eat chicken (breast) and fish (cod, bass) so I have really limited myself in this diet, but I am willing to try new things.

Today is day 3 and I'm feeling really good. I'm struggling with breakfast as most people on Whole30 have bacon, eggs, sausages, where as I've just been having my regular spinach, banana, blueberry and strawberry smoothie and maybe a few carrot sticks. I really need to decide on a protein source for breakfast. Maybe turkey bacon.
Sorry for the quality of the photos, they are from my phone. I wish cameras had taste-o-vision because I cannot describe how tasty all these meals were. I love cooking.



Day 1 - Dinner

This was day ones dinner, roasted chicken breast marinated in balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and garlic with a lemon zest and juice dressing with roasted cherry tomatoes. The side is roasted sweet potato with rosemary and garlic. It was delicious.




Day 2 - Dinner

I made this for myself and friends. Chicken breast with a herb paste consisting of onion, garlic, thyme, oregano, ginger, nutmeg, olive oil, salt and pepper. Accompanied by pan friend asparagus, mushroom and sundried tomatoes and roasted sweet potato with garlic and rosemary.



Day 3 - Lunch

Chicken thighs with onion, lemon, garlic and thyme with a side salad. 


I went to the fish mongers today so I plan to cook cod for dinner, very excited, never cooked fish before.
I hope to do this for a whole 30 days. I recommend you check it out if you want to clean up your diet!

More about Whole30 here.

Love Nee x