Warm couscous veggie bowl

Evening,

Today after crazy leg day at the gym, I decided to make something nutritious and rich. My ‘throw everything in one bowl’ turned out better than expected.

Since now I am also counting callories, I used scales to understand how much of everything I am cooking. And it was:

30g of baby spinach

150g of brocolli

100g canned chickpeas

100g of aubergine

1 portobello mushroom

2 teaspoons of pesto

75g pearl cous cous

Salt, pepper

Starting of slicing the veggies ans placing on a baking sheet and in the oven for 200°. I never take the timing because I just check when they look done and soft, nicely roasted.

I tried not to use oil, but gave them a little spritz of this one:

It’s like some oil spray and says only 1kcal per spray (nice, huh?) You can add salt and pepper if you wish. Meanwhile, cook couscous as said on the package.

When vegies are roasted, just mix everything together in a bowl and top up with pesto. Chickpeas are coming straight from the can, rinsed.

I used this Sacla vegan pesto, it tastes as good as the regular one. Ofcourse, you can make a fresh pesto, but this is a quick version.

In total my meal had less than 500kcal but was so rich and filling, I barely could finish the whole plate. 🙂

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Chameleon glow from TOPSHOP

Hey all,

Yesterday, while wandering the sales in the shops, I accidentally caught myself at TOPSHOP beauty stand. Usually I am not a fan of clothes store make up but something had spoken to me and those were these small, cute, round matte pots with something irresistibly shimmery inside. I dipped my finger and ‘oh my!’ those were soft, very pigmented, amazing chameleon shade eyeshadows. I had to have them.

Came home and really wanted to try them out on a smokey eye, so that’s what I did. Quick, smudgy smokey and ‘dab dab’ chameleon on top. WOW! I even used my small selfie led lamp which I never use, to see the sparkle better. I must say, the green one is my favourite.

I am sorry for the swatch pics (it’s all because of unplucked brows)

I checked their homepage to see if they have more shades and also to check their price, because in the shop I didn’t see it. £9.50 per pot (and I paid £13.50 at the check out – score!). Unfortunately, three shades only, besides, green one which is called U-TURN, is not there. The pinkish one that I have is SHUFFLE THE CARDS and I am definitely going back fow WAX + WANE.

The brand itself calls these beauties a dual pigmented powder that can be used as an eyeshadow and facial highlight. Will try out the second option tomorrow, I bet it will look stunning.

I promise to try these out in a light make up as well. Have you tried something from TOPSHOP beauty? What’s your favourite clothes-store beauty brand?

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SHEET MASKS – YAY OR NAY?

Hey you!

Today I was enjoying lazy morning with coffee, tv shows and feeling of no rushing and it felt like a perfect time for a sheet mask. Yesterday I bought Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb. To be honest, what hooked me on this one was hyaluronic acid (and a discount ofc – £1.24!).

But lets be real – does sheet masks really work? I mean, they sure are easy to apply, not messy, just removing the mask and voilà! But what about the effect? Is there a diffedence after you have used it? I have used different types – with hyaluronic acid, snail slime etc, but after the usage it’s the same as after aplying a moisturising cream.

In conclusion – I love them for they convenient usage, but don’t really like the sticky feeling after removing them (just removed my sheet mask and touching my face).

What are your thoughts? Maybe you have discovered a miracke worker sheet mask?

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DIFFERENT PRICE RANGE FOUNDATIONS

Hello all!
Lately I have noticed how many different foundations I have in my make up bag. Starting from drugstore and ending with selective brands.
I must be honest – I have never tried MAC, Bobby Brown or MUFE foundations which are considered as one of the best ever. But somehow I have always felt satisfied with the foundations I have, not to mention the price difference. It is always easier to experiment with foundations (and make up in general) when you don’t have to spend a fortune and don’t feel so disappointed if it doesn’t fit you.
Anyways, back to the case – what have I tried and what are my thoughts about these:
RIMMEL Lasting Finish – I must say for quite a while this was my fave foundation, the coverage is very good, the finish is quite matt, it smells perfumy, I have also used it for a lot of my clients during shoots and filming, does it’s job very well. Price – £8,29
MILANI Conceal+Perfect – this took place of Rimmel. Tried it from my friend, make-up artist, who said that she will never ever buy MUFE again, because Milani is 4 times (!!!!) cheaper and coverage is flawless. I use it now on the days I feel I have a lot to hide. I could say, it’s a holly grail in my make up bag. I stopped using it on everyday bases because my skin got very used to it and started to be quite oily at the end of the day. Price – £13
THE BODY SHOP Matte clay skin clarifying foundation – bought this when moved to UK. My face started to break out real bad so I was looking for something new in my skincare and make up routine. This foundation spoke to me because of it’s ingredients – mattifying clay and tea tree. OH HAPPY DAYS I thought. I also used tea tree oil products in my skincare and probably the whole combination in total made my skin look more decent, but oh my, this foundation leaves your face so matte! I would say this is a savior to oily skin, but I myself have normal skin with a slight tendency for oilyness. Definitely wouldn’t recomend to someone who has dry skin, because it highlights dry patches, need to moisturise your skin properly to blend the foundation well. Price – £10
SENSAI Fluid Finish and Cellular Performance – both of these have super light texture, very easy to blend, medium coverage, but if you don’t have a lot to hide, makes your skin very glowy, dewy, I love them in summer and they are perfect for ageing skin, so moisturising and even! Price – £30,95 and £ 59,96
LANCOME Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick – fell in love with the texture of this one since I went on a interview with Lancome. It is creamy but at the same time powdery, blends out so nicely, but better to apply moisturising cream or make up primer underneath. I really love the finish it leaves after blending, stays quite matte throughout the day. The only sad thing I can say – it will run out very quickly, somehow this is a product of high consumption. But in every other way – I love it. Price – £22,95
DERMACOL – a lot advertised on Instagram and Facebook, the miracle worker, the tattoo covering, the waterproof magic foundation 🙂 I ordered it just because I wanted to see if it really does cover up the tattoos 100% as they show. Not that I need that, just out of curiosity. I completely missed my shade but oh well. Of course it did not cover my tattoos as showed on the ad, but coverage on the face was quite good, the foundation is very thick itself, I use it as a concealer some times, but if someone needs a proper theatrical full coverage foundation for a certain occasion – go for it! Good luck with shade guessing tho, I ordered it on ebay and foundation has like 12 shades. Price ~ £6
MAXFACTOR Pan Stick – I must say – this one + Lancome foundation stick = my face adores it! My fave combo lately. Fist I was using this only for hiding some imperfections on my face but when Lancome started to go a bit too dark on me (or I started to go a bit pale on Lancome), I tried to blend these two together. Silky finish, good coverage and stays on my face up until the end of a looong day. Price – £7,99

Ofcourse I have used many other brand foundations aswell (and have atleast x10 times more others I want to try) but these are the ones currently in my make up bag.

Let me know about your holly grail foundations and have you used any of the ones I mentioned.
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Long time no see! 🙂

Biju noilgojusies pēc bloga, visu laiku bija domas, ka jārakasta, bija arī domas par ko rakstīt, bet vienkārši slinkums mani pilnībā bija pārvarējis. Nezinu – darbs, pēdējā laika notikumi, esmu sākusi sportot, viss kopā pārvērš vakaru vienā lielā slinkumā ar seriāliem divatā.

Un tad es sapratu, ka gribas pastāstīt par skaistiem un lieliskiem produktiem, kurus lietoju praktiski katru dienu.

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Micelārais ūdens SEPHORA – šis bija mans lūgums mammai, lai atsūta ar omi, kad šī bija ciemoties. Lietoju Biodermas micelāro, bet man bija no iepriekšējā Sicīlijas apmeklējuma miniatūrs SEPHORAs ūdens, kas man ļoti iepatikās. Neatstāj lipīgu kārtiņu un man liekas man ne pēc viena ūdens nav bijusi tik forša seja 😀

STENDERS Wild Rose mitrinošā sejas želeja. Perfekta. Manai taukainajai ādai neko vairāk neprasās kā tik vieglu tekstūru, kas ātri iesūcas, smaržo dievīgi un tajā pašā laikā mitrina.

STENDERS Wild Rose sejas pīlings. Smarža tāda pati kā želejai un visai sejas līnijai. Patīk, ka tas ir nevis klasiskais skrubis, bet vairāk pīlings. Uzklāj želeju, kurā miiiinimāli jūti valrieksta čaumalas pūderi un sāc masēt ar pirktiem seju un pēc laika vienkārši saritinās ‘desiņās’ atbrīvojot ādu no atmirušām šūnām un netīrumiem. Patīk, ka netraumē epidermu, ‘neskrāpē’ ādu.

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Catrice Nude Purism lūpukrāsa. Neesmu nude lūpukrāsu piekritēja, esmu reāli uzsēdusies uz spilgtajām, darbā, kad atnāku ar lūpu balzāmu dzirdu – oo, tik jocīgi tevi redzēt, bez spilgtām lūpām, BET šī ir vienkārši burvīga. Kā noraksturoja Zanda savā Nude Purism apskatā, liekas, ka lūpas kā VS enģelim 😀 Tik mīkstas, tik gludas, tik dabīgas. Lūpukrāsa mazliet pagaišina lūpas, arī, manuprāt mitrina. Dienās, kad lietoju šo, lūpu balzāmu vispār neuzklāju. Laikam jāiegādājas vēl kāds tonis bez Barely pink.

Un NYX korektors, visgaišākais tonis. Izmantoju dienās, kad nelieku brilles, jo brilles veiksmīgi paslēpj visus lokus 😀 Korektors lieliski izgaismo, klāju arī uz deguna vai izgaismoju pieri. Izskatās dabīgi, nepārspīlēti, labi tušējas un nesakrājas krociņās.

Bez kā jūs vairs nevarat iztēloties savu ikdienu? 

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Vakar gāju satikties ar draudzeni un “uzmetu” uz sejas vieglu make-up.

Tā kā pēc 7 gadu pārtraukuma esmu atsākusi nēsāt brilles (sagribējās dot atslodzīti acīm), tad acīm praktiski nekādu grimmu bez tušas nelieku. Bet vakar izdomāju mazliet ietonēt ar brūnām, matētām ēnām – izteiksmīgākam skatienam. Kā arī praksē iztestēju iepriekšējā postā pieminēto bellapierre lūpu zīmuli. Lai nebūtu tik tumši, sapludināju to ar NYX lūpu zīmuli tonī Nude pink. Parasti esmu “go bright or go home” lūpu piekritēja, bet laikam vakar sakārojās ko piezemētāku.

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Te būs izmantotie produkti. Ā,kā arī esmu nogriezusi čolku (pavasaris-gribas kaut ko jaunu) un mēğinu vēl pierast pie tās ar neiztaisnotiem matiem. Roka visu laiku stiepjās pēc taisnotāja 😀
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