Monday, 1 September 2014

EASY PIÑA COLADA RECIPE




A Piña Colada is a sweet, fruity, summery cocktail which is surprisingly easy to make yourself at home and is perfect for a summers day!

To make easy homemade Piña Coladas you will need:
30ml Coconut cream (if you can't find it then you can use coconut milk, however coconut cream is better as it has a thicker consistency)
90ml Pineapple juice
30ml Malibu

[serves one]


Simply combine all of the ingredients together, shake, and then pour into your glass over ice to make the perfect Piña Colada. It looks perfect finished off with a fresh pineapple slice on the side of the glass and is the perfect summery tropical drink! As this recipe serves one, simply multiply the measurements by the number of people you're making it for to make the perfect amount. If you'd prefer to have it without the alcohol, simply skip adding the Malibu and you will have a virgin Piña Colada.




I was sent the Malibu alcohol, however this blog post
is not sponsored and all words and images are my own




Friday, 29 August 2014

OOTD - GOTHIC QUARTER, BARCELONA


Top: Zara
Shorts: Zara
Trainers: Nike
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

I wore this outfit on the last day in Barcelona when we visited the Gothic Quarter, gatecrashed a random walking tour, went to the Picasso Museum and flew home. I like how it's a very simple outfit but the bright green top adds some colour to it instead of it being plain and monochrome. I don't think my feet would of survived without these trainers - they are the comfiest things to wear for a week of walking and as they are black and white it meant that I only had to take one pair of shoes to match with every outfit - perfect if you are trying to pack lightly!


Sunday, 24 August 2014

BARCELONA PHOTO DIARY


Continuing on with my photo diary blog post series (check out my Marrakech photo diary and Berlin photo diary posts) which I have been doing this summer, here is my Barcelona photos. I went a couple of weeks ago with my family and we did most of the main touristy attractions, went segwaying, met up with Ellie and took (literally) 1,000's of photographs. Have a look through my photos to see what else I got up to whilst I was there -  I would definitely recommend Barcelona if you were thinking of going there, I loved all of the side streets which looked like they were something straight from a movie set and how it was right on the beach too!






















Sunday, 17 August 2014

LIFE UPDATES


I feel like I've not done an update type post on here in (literally) years so here goes! (ps I copied this blog post off of Ellie, go check out her blog!)

I got my A level results back a couple of days ago and got an A in Business Studies, B in Geography and a B in Photography (which was one mark off an A - gaaaaaah!)
• I'm not going to university until next year, which I guess means I'm now on my gap year, wohoo! 
• I'm going to be spending the next six months doing a marketing internship, doing the Chartered Institute of Marketing qualification and working part time which I'm really looking forward to! 
• I think I've caught the traveling bug after visiting Marrakech, Berlin and Barcelona in the past month and I'm already looking at where to go next 
Carissa and I have become obsessed with picnics, and any excuse for a picnic is a good excuse - think work lunch breaks in the park, outdoor film screenings, fish and chips at the beach, London Zoo and even a McDonalds picnic in London Victoria train station - yeah that really happened...
• I appear to of discovered a new love for winter coats - it's August and I have somehow already bought four of them which I can't wait to wear with oversized jumpers, scarves and ugg boots as dressing up as a fluffy snowman is apparently my favourite thing to do in winter.

 

 

 

What have you been up to recently? Do you have any exciting news?

Monday, 11 August 2014

YSL COUTURE EYESHADOW PALETTE IN SHADE 4 'SAHARIENNE'


The YSL Couture eyeshadow palette in the shade 'Saharienne' is a recent release from the new collection of YSL makeup. The Couture Collection is a selection of different eyeshadow palettes, each coming with five shades, and the colour selection in them varying from neutrals to brights, meaning there is something for everyone. 
First off, as with all YSL makeup, the packaging is absolutely beautiful - I love the classic bright gold exterior with the simple black interior of it, which compliments the colours of the eyeshadows inside. I like how they have stuck with the classic YSL packaging, despite it being a special launch as I hate when brands have a different packaging to signify different launches as it means that any other items you have from the brand don't match and co-ordinate.

The quality of these eyeshadows is so high, they are an absolute dream to blend together and they are so well pigmented. The shimmers in them are so finely milled that when you blend them you don't end up with any fall out onto your cheek which quite often happens with slightly darker glittery colours. There are no matte colours in this palette, only shimmers but as they are my favourite type of eyeshadow, that is fine with me. As there is a range of colours, you can easily use this for both everyday, or you can make it slightly more smoky to take the eye look into something more nighttime approriate, which is great as it makes the palette very versatile with what you can do with it. The colours are so well matched that even an eyeshaddow novice like me can easily put together a simple eye look with it, such as the one I have created below.




Overall I would definitely recommend the YSL Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Shade 4 Saharienne, they are some of the best quality eyeshadows I have tried and the palette is so versatile, along with being beautiful to look at. You can purchase it here from John Lewis and it retails in the UK for £39.50



*I received the YSL Couture Eyeshadow palette from
John Lewis for review purposes. I am not being paid
to feature it on islaay.com and all opinions are my own