Sunday, 31 January 2010

The best eyeliners in the world....!!

Ok, when I went Dubai, I think it was 2 years ago now (I need to go back ASAP!), I stumbled upon a makeup store in Ibn Batutta Mall called Mikyajy (www.mikyajy.com). It's a Middle Eastern brand, and you can only get it in that continent. Well, I went in and bought so much from that place. There were so many cute things, and I also got a free gift (cream colour shadow set which has some lovely colours!). However, the best purchase was the eyeliners. They were by I would say a brand under their umbrella called Sabaya, and they come in a number of colours.
So, when a friend was going I made sure he picked me up the colours I needed! When I got them, I was soooo happy!!! I love them so much :-)))


If you ever go to Dubai, or the Middle East look out for this store, but be careful as you may come out with a lot of stuff!!!

Haul...Yeah, I don't really like that word either...!!

So, as I sit here waiting for NEW ANTM (love ANTM, not Tyra as much now...but thats another ramble...!) I thought I have the pics ready for my haul, so let me finally write the post!
My brandalley.com order finally came in, it took ages...I thought it got lost in the post or never sent, so I went to the order confirmation email to maybe make a tiny complaint, and saw that it wouldn't get shipped till the 28th of January!! The order came in on the 29th which was great as I was in bed, sick...I had some 24hour bug where I couldn't even keep water down...:-(((

Ok, so Stila...Ever since The Wedding Planner, in the scene where Jeniffer Lopez is in the Dr's office after recovering from her hit, and she noticed herself in the mirror, got shocked, and rushed on her Stila gloss...I have always just loved the brand...I bought 3 glosses which came in the silver packaging just because of that film..GREAT product placement lol!!

So, when I noticed Brandalley.com had a Stila sale on, I had to indulge! Eyeshadows were on £3 so I bought every colour that I liked, which was practically all of them... :-s
Enough rambling, here are the pics :-))

I love the packaging for this smokey eyes palette. It's holographic outside, and the palette actually TALKS!!!
Yep, just press the button, and they'll thank you for purchasing, and talk you through what to do with the colours!!!
If you want to know any colours/details...Just ask! The sale is now over, but I'm sure you could still purchase these items on the Stila site.

Thanks for reading...Love from MyFrostedWorldXXX

Thursday, 21 January 2010

By Candlelight...

I have been going on and on about trying an MSF for ageess...Finally I got one thanks to my friend Farah! :-)))
Its called By Candlelight, it's from the Warm & Cozy line...And I LOVE it!! The colour is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I haven't tried it yet, but I can see it becoming a fave eyecolour too...It's so lovely!!
Thanks so much Farah :-) xxx

The MSF:


Swatch:




All cats go to Heaven...

Today my friend Verity had to put her cat to sleep. He had been ill for a while, the poor thing. Although I never met him, I know he meant the world to Verity. Sorry you had to lose him :-( But he's in heaven now, and can go eating mice whenever he likes :-)))



R.I.P OliverXXX

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Killing those free radicals!!!

Ok, I'm a sucker for anti oxidants! I love the thought of them killing the free radicals in my body, and keeping me from ageing. Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd  number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction, like dominoes. Their chief danger comes from the damage they can do when they react with important cellular components such as DNA, or the cell membrane. Cells may function poorly or die if this occurs. To prevent free radical damage the body has a defense system of antioxidants. Free radicals can also result in cancer, so its not just a superficial thing.


Anti Oxidants are a molecule which slows down the oxidation of other molecules, and oxidation is the process which creates free radicals! However, its good to bear in mind that studies have shown that excess consumption of anti oxidants can actually have a detrimental effect.


Ok, science bit over!! Actually, it was really interesting researching this topic, and found that this site explained it best.


The main causes of Free Radicals are:


Exercise

The increased amount of oxygen used during vigorous exercising causes more free radicals to be formed, and although regular exercise is beneficial to your general health, an increase in dietary antioxidants may be called for.


Food additives
Food additives are added to improve the shelf life and stability of processed and smoked foods, but these are not "body friendly".


Food preparation
When you are cooking food it may increase the amount of free radicals in the body, especially so when frying foods.


Ozone
When exposed to abnormal ozone levels, your normal metabolism may not be able to cope with the extra free radicals caused.



Pesticides
Unless your foodstuffs are totally organically grown, and pests controlled by natural means, pesticides and herbicides are used on the crops. Ingesting these pesticides causes more oxidative stress in the body and should be neutralized by enough antioxidants being available in the diet or through supplementation.


Pollution
People living in any metropolitan area are exposed to pollution, and if you regularly commute in traffic jams or live near any industrial areas, your body is exposed to even more harmful air particles, and supplementation of antioxidants should be considered.


Stress
Modern day lifestyles and competitive job related stress is also a contributing factor to excess free radicals circulating in your body.


Sunlight
If you are regularly exposed to sunlight, especially to ultra-violet radiation, or if you are going to be exposed to sunlight for any length of time, for instance sunbathing, skiing, yachting etc it is best to supplement your diet with extra antioxidants.


Tobacco smoke
Any smoker, and that includes people living with smokers who may inhale secondary smoke, should look at supplementing their diet with vitamin C. Although some people would contend that this is excessive, you should look at supplementing your diet daily with 25 mg of vitamin C for each cigarette smoked.
Keep in mind that although extra vitamin C would be beneficial, it is still best to take antioxidants in a combined formula.


X-rays
Normal magnetism fields, created in our environment should be handled by diet, but if exposed to extra X-rays you should consider supplementing your diet.



So, which are the best anti oxidants, and where can I get them??!


Vitamin C - citrus fruits and juices, green peppers, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, kale, cantaloupe, kiwi, and strawberries.
Vitamin E - nuts, seeds, vegetable and fish oils, whole grains (esp. wheat germ), fortified cereals, and apricots. 
Vitamin A - (retinol)  is present in liver, egg yolk, milk, butter, spinach, carrots, squash, broccoli, yams, tomato, cantaloupe, peaches, and grains.


Ok, so thing product that made me want to write this blog post is green coffee...So, we all know green tea is really good for you, high in anti oxidants etc...Well, green coffee claims to have the same benefits. When I googled green coffee to get a link, there were so many claims that it helps you lose weight too...!!



Ok, it doesn't have the best taste...It tastes like bland coffee but hey if I'm getting more naturally occurring polyphenol antioxidants in my body, then it can only be a good thing right?! (Well, I hope!) Also, it tastes much better than green and white tea!!

So, green coffee, green tea and white tea are all really good. However, I've heard that berries, especially red & purple berries are really good for us...why?! For example, One cup of strawberries contains over 100 mg of vitamin C, which, as we've learnt, is a anti oxidant. The pigments that give berries their blue and red colours are also good for your health. Berries contain phytochemicals and flavonoids that may help to prevent some forms of cancer. Cranberries and blueberries contain a substance that may prevent bladder infections. Eating a diet rich in blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries and strawberries may help to reduce your risk of several types of cancers. Blueberries and raspberries also contain lutein, which is important for healthy vision.

Hope you guys found this as interesting as I did!!

Love from MyFrostedWorldXXX

Monday, 18 January 2010

BooHoo.com - Warning: This site is dangerous!

OMG I am in LOVE with this site (www.boohoo.com)!! I swear I order stuff from here every month when I get paid lol!!

Last month was boots (they aren't on the site anymore , as well as a few other things I've bought so I'll just put links to the stuff they still have), the month before was a MJ style cardi (http://www.boohoo.com/FashionClothing/index.php?id=AZZ89704&code=AZZ89704-157-18&size=10&color=RED - I got it in black!) This dress http://www.boohoo.com/Search/index.php?search=Zola+Print+Stripe+Elasticated+Waist+Dress, this cardi in black http://www.boohoo.com/Search/index.php?search=Nadia+sequin+shoulder+long+cardigan, this dress http://www.boohoo.com/Search/index.php?search=Kendall+Roll+Neck+Belted+Dress.
Today, I just purchased (in pink!) http://www.boohoo.com/Search/index.php?search=Tia+Studded+Front+Cardigan and http://www.boohoo.com/Search/index.php?search=Franky+Gold+Trim+Jumper+Dress.

Due to this site being so cheap, and having so many nice things its extremely dangerous so beware!!!
Has anyone else bought stuff from boohoo? Do you guys love it as much as I do?!?!? It's like an e.l.f for clothing!!! Does anyone have any other sites they know of which has nice things, but cheap??!

Enjoy!
Love MyFrostedWorldXXX

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Brand Alley Stila sale

Hey Guys!

http://www.brandalley.co.uk/ has a Stila makeup sale. Eyeshadows are all £3 each!! I've just bought loads! The quads are like £6-8 each. They've got lip and face products too. Check it out!!


Love from MyFrostedWorldXXX

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Pasta

I've been craving pasta since lunchtime yesterday, so I'm going to give in and make it as low cal as possible.
I'm going to weigh the pasta so that I know how many cals is in the portion.
For the mince, I'm not going to use too much and it will be chicken, not lamb. I'm going to add loads of veg in too so that its filling, I'm adding peppers, sweetcorn, mushrooms, extra tomatoes, courgettes and a a few frozen peas. This way, I have less meat, and more veg. I'm going to make my own pasta sauce which is just frying of the onions in a little olive oil, tomato, fresh basil, salt, chilli powder and oregano. Then I'm going to add the mince and all my veg. Cook it off, and then add water so that its more soupey if its dry. Then I HAVE to have white sauce, but I just cook off the flour and add milk & salt- no butter roux!! Then I'm going to put it all together and bake it. It's just a normal pasta bake really, but just reduced amounts of fat! Oh and a tiny, tiny sprinkling of cheese.

Day 3 and I'm starting to enjoy it! I think I'll buy new cereals tomorrow though, I'm quite enjoying them! :-)

Today's lunch


Spicy lentil slimasoup...Oh man, it's horrible - I'm having cereal instead lol!!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Today's lunch!


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This cereal tastes soooo good!! :-)

Make yourself over...

Ok to be more clear...MYSELF over!! I have put on weight & my face feels like a mess, so I've decided to take control, rather than just keep complaining about it & putting on more pounds in the process!

My friend showed me an app on her iPhone last night (whilst in Nandos eating peri peri fries lol!) that calculates the amount of calories you need & it has a log so that you can count calories. Basically, as I've hurt my leg so can't do much exercise at the moment & I'm planning on losing 1kg a week (around 2.2 pounds) I've been put on 872 Calories a day. I know it sounds really low & unhealthy but it's only for a week! Then once my leg improves, I'll be bumped up to 1200 calories! I've already started & feel full! I don't usually eat breakfast straight away, but around 10am I have some fruit & a yoghurt. Then for lunch I had special k cereal. For a snack I've got a special k cereal bar. Then dinner I have soup! I'm going to try the treadmill tonight with my leg - thank god I have one at home so it won't be embarrasing if hobble off!!
Ok just little disclaimer so that I don't get into trouble - this is for me, and I'm not suggesting it for anyone else!!

Ok, for my skin-my doctor is useless!! So I got him to refer me to the hospital... I'll be going on roaccutane. I'm kinda excited, but also quite worried as people have the most random side effects. But the nurse said that if we looked at the side effects of paracetamol we wouldn't even take that. I'm going to give my blood tmw morning& will get my first prescription (hopefully) on the 20th of January. I have one problem though - I can't swallow tablet :- s lol! I find it so difficult! But I'll learn! Has anyone else been on the medication, or know of anyone who has?? I'd love to hear the stories! I'm obsessed with watching YouTube roaccutane diaries right now...some people respond so well, but others don't...I really hope I'm a good reacter!!

So, is anyone else doing anything this year to change themselves? I really hope I don't get fed up of my diet, because I'm bad like that....!!! Any motivational tip would be great!!

Love from MyFrostedWorldxxx

Monday, 4 January 2010

The First Day...

Omg I think that this day is the worst day of the year! You have time off over xmas& then even if you work 29th-30th, it's ok because you know you have the new year to look forward to. Right now, unless if you've booked a holiday or something exciting, we have nothing to look forward to :-(
Right now, I'm sat at work & bored out of my head...praying that the new year brings me a new job lol! I feel like eating chocolate, but I've started my diet, and so instead am sat here with a cup of green tea with mint... Sccoooorrrre!! Lol!
Ok, rant over...lol! XxxxX

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Bored...

I've  hurt my leg and so can't go out or do anything so I am SO SO bored :-( I hurt it on Boxing day, I wont say how as it's embarrasing :-s ...But I'm getting annoyed with it now!! It hurts to walk, but I thought to toughen up and go New Years sales shopping today, but it's snowing here so there goes that idea...Omg so bored!!
Anyways, so I decided to cook a nice lunch ro cheer me up, and made up a sauce/marinade for chicken which was so good so I had to share!! I haven't got a name for it, but because it's green, I'll call it green chicken lol!!

What you'll need:

2-3 pieces of chicken
1-2 potatoes to chip
Marinade
3 fresh green chillies
a handful of fresh corriander
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
Juice of one fresh lemon or 2 Limes
1 teaspoon of honey
1/2 onion
3-4 cherry tomatoes
1 teaspoon of fresh garlic
1 teaspoon of fresh ginger
2-3 tablespoons of Natural yoghurt
Salt & Pepper to taste.

Method
Blend all the marinade ingredients in a blender, I use the magic bullet (love that thing).



Line an over proof dish with foil and put in the chicken and chopped up potatoes. Drizzle a little oil & salt over it and coat everything.



Pour the marinade over, and make sure everything is covered & mix through.


Parcel up and put into the oven for about an hour, but keep checking it. I put it on 180 degrees, but it all depends on your oven, so dont want to give times, and you end up with raw or burnt chicken lol!!


Ok, once its out it'll look like this...It tastes better than it looks lol!!





ENJOY :-)
Love from MyFrostedWorldXXX


Friday, 1 January 2010

The amazing properties of honey

Honey is a natural remedy that everyone knows about. Its benefits are vast, from a sore throat to acne. Something I learnt just recently is that honey comes in grades (check out http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELDEV3011895). Honey has also been recommended in various religions as a great healer, so there must be something good in it!! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey). I really love that it's something that comes from flowers and bee's!! It's just amazing stuff!!
There are different categories of honey(Info from http://www.honeyo.com/types.shtml):


Comb Honey (honeycomb)
Direct from the hive honey-filled beeswax comb as stored naturally by the bees.


Liquid Honey (extracted)
Prepared by cutting off the wax cappings and whirling the comb in a honey extractor, where centrifugal force moves the honey out of the cells.


Creamed Honey (granulated)
Made by blending one part finely granulated honey with nine parts liquid honey. The mixture is stored at about 57 degrees until it becomes firm.


Chunk Honey
Comb honey in a jar with liquid honey poured around it.


There are many different types of honey, but the best for skin care is Manuka honey. This honey is gathered from Manuka bushes, primarily in New Zealand. I heard somewhere, so I'm not 100% that this is the same bush we get tea tree oil from...but don't quote me on that!! Manuka honey has special anti bacterial powers, which are graded by 'Unique Manuka Factor' (UMF).



10 is the minimum grade it can be to have an affect. Honey which is 10 or above is ACTIVE Manuka honey, but you must be careful, as a lot of honeys are marketed as active, but are not. If you want to learn more, I found this website (http://www.manukahoney.co.uk/index.shtml) extremely helpful.


I love this stuff, I bought a bottle from Marks & Spencers, it was around £10 - Oh yeah, the stuff is not cheap if you want a good quality honey. You can get it online, but be careful you buy good quality stuff which has been approved to have no less than a grade 10. Mine below has a 10+ grading.



As you can see, its not runny like normal honey. It's quite thick and creamy so it's easy to apply as a mask on the face. I usually just put it on in the evening for a good couple of hours - Once you wash it off, you feel your skin is moisturised and clean. Don't put too much on though, as when it warms up with your skin temperature, it drips lol...I've had accidents! Just put on a thin layer, its sufficient enough. If you want to make it into a face mask, you can mix in rice flour (this will turn into an exfoliator when you come to wash it off), tumeric & yoghurt for oily skin, and milk and rice flour for dry skins. Another thing I do (when I remember!) is when I put oil in my hair, I put in a bit of honey at the ends so that it nourishes them.

I hope this post helps, and if you have any further questions, just ask :-) I'm not a honey expert, but I'll try to help!! :-)

Lots of Love from MyFrostedWorldXXX