Thursday, 28 August 2014

What a Wonderful Summer: Carnival Tabanca

Hi guys!

It is safe to say that I am back. In June & July I was working at the premier sporting tournament in Tennis: Wimbledon. What a great time it was my heart was trembling during the final matches well done to the Champions!!

The week after the tennis tournament I found myself frantically packing to go on vacation- back to sunny St Lucia. What a great holiday I had with family, friends and loved ones.

Hotel Pina Coladas- my favourite beverage

Collecting fresh coconuts

He gave us a coconut- delicious

I played mas aka carnival out there. Carnival is a great season where people go out to fete (parties) most of these are all inclusive meaning they include UNLIMITED food and drink. Carnival came and I found myself playing mas with Just 4 Fun Carnival band!

Carnival Day 1- Face

Full view of costume -Passion 2014 

To get you all in the spirit, and to feel the carnival tabanca with click the link below for top DJ Private Ryan's post carnival relief!

I have Tabanca y'all. This is an intense desire for carnival to return in all of its glory despite the fact we are all licking our wounds and recovering from intense food and intoxication!

Listen to the mix while scrolling through some photos I took in St Lucia. Perhaps a Part 2 Photo Diary will come soon.

Post Carnival Beach Selfie

Reduit Beach

Pidgeon Island

At the top of Peak 1

Random Lizard aka Henry

Sulphur Springs- Soufriere

Anse Chasanet Beach



Anse Chasanet Beach

The Pitons

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