Friday, 20 June 2014

SOUL Post: Best Guacamole EVER!

Hi guys!

Summer is here, and a favourite at my house is my Guacamole.

I adapted this recipe from a Salsa Verde Recipe I discovered and also a Youtuber Benji's Guacamole recipe which you can fine here.

This is such a simple recipe and it is delicious as a snack with oatcakes/rice cakes or as a starter to share with tortilla chips! What makes this recipe even better is no machines are used, it is all by hand.

Your avocados must be ripe, and a must in this dish is the addition of Sriracha sauce. If you love guacamole that is flavoursome yet has texture this is for you!

So, here's what you need:

1 x Large bowl
1x Potato Masher

2  x Avocado
10 Baby tomatoes
Juice of half a lime
1x Small Onion
4 x Garlic Cloves
2 x Spring Onions/Scallion
Green Pepper

To season:
2 tbsp of Tamari (can substitute for Soy Sauce)
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Mixed Herbs
Extra Garlic Sriracha Sauce (can subsitute for regular Sriracha)

1) Finely chop up onion, green pepper, tomatoes, spring onion, and garlic cloves and set aside.
2) In a bowl crush the avocados with a potato masher until small chunks, for texture.
3) Add seasonings to the avocado and mix in the chopped ingredients; be sure to taste for seasoning.
4) Mix well and serve with a side of tortilla chips.


Favourite Lippies

Hi guys!

I hope everything is well! So I bring to you my favourite lip products at the moment; I'm absolutely in LOVE with them and they can be picked up from your nearest Boots, Superdrug or any other drugstore. If I could wear pigmented lip balms over lipstick I would any day. Perfect for day wear.

First up is Rimmel London's Lasting Colour Rush:

Colour: 220 'Rumour Has It'

Price: £5.99

What do I think?
These lip crayons are great! Firstly the smell is delicious, slightly coconutty. Now as for pigmentation  I was pleasantly surprised to see how pigmented these are. This colour would be suitable for all skin tones and perfect for brown skin tones. The colour pay off is great and long lasting, BUT the colour does transfer. If they did not I would give these 5/5. I will definitely be trying out more colours from the range. Pigmented, Moisture rich and affordable!

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Second up is Blistex Lip Brilliance:

Price: £2.61*

What do I think?
This lip balm is great! It smells fruity almost strawberry like, and it is extremely moisturising. I would wear this during the day. It is lightly pigmented, a nice natural blushing pink- not intrusive at all. I would wear this on vacation, or on those days when you are running errands or off to the gym and need a nice natural lip colour as well as moisture. Last summer this was my staple lip product,  BUT it does not last long at all and I find myself constantly applying.

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Monday, 2 June 2014

SOUL Post: Monday Music

Hey guys!

How was your Monday?

Today was a good day...always remember to live life to the fullest and enjoy every day.

Here's a cool new group I discovered today Hawk House, formally known as Yellow Man.

Check their video out below and let me know if you feel the SOUL!


Tuesday, 20 May 2014

SOUL Post: Poetry Freestyle #3

The light that shines
This light within fears not
It listens to your hopes and dreams
And feeds upon your trust
Although we waver slightly
The light is not put out
It burns ever so brightly
As long as
There is air
The breath of life
It feeds upon
And with that comes your might
The power to love
The power to live
Is all that we need
Always remember
The light within
Will guide you on your way
Follow the light
Let it shine bright
As you go spiritedly on your way.

"Enjoy the gift of life; you live to see the light."

-Ekeisha E

Song,Spirit & Soul: The Sun Is Finally Out

Hi guys!

How was your weekend?

Mine was great, and what made the entire weekend was the SUN! I had a really busy week last week with the last of my uni tour. I managed to put on a three night London tour for two bands from Westminster Uni; Twisted Light and XOEO. Friday was the last night, and although all the hard work was over you do miss the adrenaline rush of planning, the build up and the excitement and relief when it all ends.

After the gig, my friends and I decided to explore London. We were very snappy-happy as they say taking pictures of the Shard from London Bridge, walking all the way to Old Street. There were a lot of people out and it literally felt like we were on vacation. We were in search of food; and went to our old faithful Busaba Eathai. I do recommend you go; you can never go wrong. I had the seafood stir fry, and 'healthy' deep fried squid. SO GOOD. We then went to a club; this was not planned, not planned at all but we had a great night dancing the night away to 90s R&B. It was 3am the lights switched on and long behold I saw my cousin. My long lost cousin who I had not seen in 20 years! Typical me want to tear up; this could be partly due to an alcoholic beverage I had earlier but I do get emotional at times. I was in shock. Number 1 we didn't intend on clubbing let alone in the Old Street/Bricklane area and number 2 we hadn't seen each other in 2 years. *sigh*

Saturday my friend and I went shopping. A nice girly day out consisting of clothes browsing & some spending at Topshop and Froyo!

Sunday was just the icing on the cake. A friend of mine (Lidiaana) invite me to her friend's (Ragz-CV) video shoot in the park. It was awesome and for a great cause, nice to just chill out in the 24 degree sun. Good vibes and music- I will post the video when its out!

I apologise for the lack of  no photos. I'm currently exporting all the photos and videos from my phone, as I have no memory on it. Song, Spirit & Soul will be sharing photos soon; via a camera promise.

If you have not already take a listen to 'Heart Strings' my debut E.P  here :)

All in all a great weekend. It is safe to say summer has arrived.