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Lush Life? 🤔

Hey Loves,

How are you? How have you been doing? I wonder if you really answered that question or did you just read it in your mind and ignore it? Tell you what let’s make this a bit more interactive! I really wanna know how you’ve been doing and although this is a blog post it does not mean we can’t talk so…

  • Let me know how you are in the comments below! Write a word, sentence or paragraph!
  • Hit me on my social media all the links will be at the end of this post!
  • Go a step further and call or message me! If you’re a real OG then you have my contact details. *Hint- they are also on the contact me tab if you look hard enough!

You see, I do want to know how you are. I don’t always get comments on the posts although there are some people who comment religiously (shout out to you Glemz ❤ you dollface) and although I appreciate all of you who read my posts, I want us to get more interactive). You make this blog with me and you are every word I type and crazy though I have… it is you and me…and I thank you!

Sorry for the long intro but hey, it was how your girl was feeling and it had to be said!

With all the mayhem that is my life right now, I feel as though I have been neglecting my skin care.  If you check out some of my previous posts you will know that I am big on looking after skin. Now that I am in my 40s I have noticed that my face is a little drier than before and those dark circles, well they are still there. I have a general regime that I follow but I have been slacking so I will be setting myself a challenge and I want to challenge you too! There will be more on that on Wednesday this week so stay tuned!!

I recently visited LUSH handmade cosmetics for the first time. Yep, I normally just walk past the place but my homie Glemma dragged me inside and I thought I would give it a try! I picked up two products: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL and OATFIX Fresh Face Mask! Both products Vegan 🌿 (so that’s a yes from me) and I am excited to give them a try and write an honest review on how my skin feels after using them! Will it be the Lush Life for me in the future? Can I get my skin back on track?

Let the Good Times Roll has popcorn (yep actual popped corn 🌽), maize flour, cinnamon and more!

Oatfix is for dry and sensitive skin with bananas and vanilla!

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Those are the basics for now and more to come when I do a full review! My main concern is trying not to eat it, to be honest! I kid! or am I? Do you use Lush products? Tell me more!!!

Background on skincare: Dry skin type / Exfoliate 3 times a week / I use a serum along with day, night and eye creams /  I also go to Clarins at least once every 2 months for a facial! I am not loyal to any brands but do not use products tested on animals.

New On Location with The Beauty Holder out tomorrow! See what I got up to at The International Women’s Peace Group event for International Women’s Day and also The Glamour Beauty Festival! Your girl has been busy!

So I look forward to hearing about you! 😊

Besos! 💋

TBH! xoxo

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Cardigan Casual!

Hey Loves!

YAY! First post post of 2016! You know what I mean…Trying to ease my way back into things so this post is going to be short and sweet!

The chill in the London air is all to real right now. I can’t complain too much as we have had some pretty mild days throughout this winter season. One of my favourite times of the year as I am a ‘winter baby’ and I am all about candles, hot chocolate, sweaters, fluffy hats and of course cardigans.

You can’t go wrong with chunky knits during the cooler months. You’ll find these must have clothing items frequent the sale racks because they are constantly bringing out different colours and styles. Check out one of the many I picked up in the after Christmas sales!

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Outfit Breakdown:

Cardigan- Oatmeal | Primark | £5.00 (reduced from £12)

Jeans | Matalan |£16.00 (summer haul)

Tank | H&M (basics) | £3.00 (I think) or not far off

Timberland Glastonbury Inch Boot | Christmas Present | Price unknownIMG_2795

The cardigan is a size 8 and as you can see it is not fitted and has an oversized feel to it. It doesn’t fluff or shed and is super comfy. I was warm all night in this cardigan. It was available in other colours but I am a big fan of neutrals in the winter time. Trying to keep them clean… that’s another story!

Do you love knits like I do? Is sweater weather your have season? How would you switch up this look? Let me know what you like!

Remember you can find me on Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram @thebeautyholder

Hope you enjoyed this post. Coming up next a look back at 2015!

Besos!

TBH! 💋xoxo

 

 


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DM does Dinner 🍴 | Baked Salmon with Garlic Courgetti!

Hey Everyone!

When I said that I am broadening my blog into a more lifestyle type blog it wasn’t lip service! I love that many of you want to know more about me and have loads of questions. There is a lot of interaction over on my twitter (come join in the fun @thebeautyholder ) page and so I wanted to bring it here too!

I have been a vegetarian for a little over 2 years and 4 months. Whilst I still eat fish at present, I am considering becoming Vegan. That will be for another post. In any case, I posted a pic of my dinner on Twitter and got a great response so I thought I would share it here.

Eating clean as a Vegetarian does not have to be boring! Courgetti is courgette spaghetti without the pasta! Check out my DM does Dinner series with this tasty treat!

Ingredients: 

  • Salmon Fillet or any fish of your choice (you can also use meat if you would like)
  • 2 Organic Courgettes (Zucchini)
  • Garlic, Dill, Cayenne Pepper, West Indian Green Seasoning, Coriander 
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

Additional veggies and ingredients are optional. Make it your own!

Specialist Tools:

  • Spiralizer (got mine from Amazon)

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Prep Time: 

Veggies – approx 3-5 mins

Courgettes spiralized

Fish– approx 10 mins (to clean and season)

Cooking Time:

Veggies- approx 8 mins

Fish – approx 25 mins (dependent on size and thickness of fillet)

How to…

  • Wash and prepare the vegetables using the spiralizer
  • Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 6 for Salmon 
  • Clean and prep Salmon and season to taste
  • Bake Salmon in foil for 25 mins 
  • Heat frying pan and then add EVOO as well as garlic, dill and cayenne pepper
  • Use paper towel to soak up some of the water from the courgettes before tossing gently in the oil for approx 6 mins 
  • Add onions, carrots or any thing else
  • Break Salmon into bite size pieces and gently mix into courgetti 
  • Plate and enjoy!

This dish is not only quick and easy but tastes delicious and is a great way to incorporate veggies into a meal without them feeling like its a chore!

DM's Salmon and Garlic CourgettiPretty easy huh! Let me know what you think! Also if you try it!

Hope you enjoyed! Coming up next… another #CopMyCloset

Besos 💋

TBH! xoxo