£60 outfit from Dorothy Perkins (or £45 with a voucher code)

Updated: The voucher code listed in this post is no longer available. You don’t need to spend a fortune to get a new outfit. Don’t believe me? Well I’m going to show you how to create a whole new outfit for under £60 from a number of high street stores.  My requirements: clothing (for my…

Padron peppers

You know when you’re cooking a meal and you want something to nibble on?  Or when you feel like you want a starter but you don’t want the faff of masses of extra cooking?  Well PUT AWAY THOSE FATTY CRISPS AND NUTS! I HAVE A SOLUTION! Padron Peppers are small green peppers from North West…

Thank you

Hi everyone This is just a short post to thank everyone for the support they have given me since I embarked on this blogging journey. I have been genuinely touched by the comments and interaction I’ve had and I’m so proud to see my follower figures growing so quickly! If anyone is considering blogging, DO…

Foolproof sausage risotto

I love carb-filled foods but they’re also the things that make me gain weight.  So, I have a few recipes up my sleeve that give me my carb fix without the big hips! (god i hate myself for that line. I really do.)  Anyway, my favourite is risotto. This one is sausage based and because…

Liz Earle Beauty Giveaway closed!!!

Hi everyone I want to thank all of the lovely ladies who entered my very first giveaway.  I had a lot of fun doing it and will run many more in the future! I can now confirm that the winner of these fabulous products: is……. Miri Thomas!! Well done hun! I shall be in touch…

Autumn Winter 2013 fashion trends – BEFORE YOU SHOP

Yes, yes it’s still summer but if you want to act like you know your fashion, you need to start thinking about your Autumn/Winter wardrobe now. HOW IS MY BANK BALANCE SUPPOSED TO BLOODY COPE WITH THAT?! I hear you ask. Well, the first step you need to take – and this will save you…

Affordable summer trend 2013: Sheen

The metallic look has been big for Spring and Summer 2013 and there are still some great items on the high street to help you cover off this trend cheaply.  After all, summer is nearly over so you don’t want to spend lots on clothes that are a month away from becoming last season dahhhhhling….

Affordable summer trend 2013: Neon brights

It was supposed to rain today but I’ve been basking in sunshine for hours. Lovely. And according to the forecast for next week, the sun is gonna keep on shining! Yay! So, on with the summer trends! I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I love neon.  People with dark hair and a bit of…

Affordable summer trend 2013: Monochrome stripes

Unlike the majority of content posted on the internet today, this does NOT FEATURE A BABY. This is another post on nailing a summer trend without breaking the bank. Stripes can either do wonders for your figure by elongating your shape if worn vertically or they can broaden you if worn horizontally.  Unfortunately, the trend…

Affordable summer trend 2013: statement prints

High impact bold prints are in right now and there are lots of brilliant items around. However, statement prints are just ONE trend and if you’re going to master all of them, it’s best to look to the high street and the sales to avoid spending a FORTUNE on your summer wardrobe. I’ve pulled together…

Cheesy borek

Right this is the last Turkish recipe I promise!  I’ve done a few but think how good the meal will be if you cook all together! Courgette fritters, lamb kofta and borek! You could even add in some couscous which mixed with pomegranate seeds will taste AMAZING. Anyway, borek.  This is essentially fried filled pastry. …

Summer work wardrobe

Well we  never thought it would happen but we seem to be having a prolonged heatwave!!  This means lovely lunch breaks on the roof or in the park, cheeky after work drinks outside the pub, oh and then let’s not forget SWEATING LIKE A PIG ON THE TRAIN/TUBE/[INSERT MODE OF TRANSPORT HERE] HOME.  It’s also…