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November 5, 2015

  • InMama

    Things I’m Loving Lately {October}

    Well I thought September whizzed by, but it seems October has done the same! I can’t believe we are now over a week into November (I am fully aware this is a few days later than it should be, apologies!!) It is mine and Bella’s birthday month so it will no doubt be just as crazy. Who wants a quiet life anywaaaay 😉 Here’s a few of the things we have been loving in my first ever ‘Things I’m Loving Lately’ linking up with Emma over at www.lifeatthelittlewood.co.uk

    I received this Talika moisturiser in my October Glossybox and have been using it every day as my base under my make up. I have really noticed that my foundation applies much better on top of this and lasts all day. It suits my oily skin perfectly as its more of a gel consistency, so it doesn’t make my skin feel greasy at all. I’m so impressed with it I may even repurchase when it runs out.

    Over the past month or so I have been wearing more gold/bronzey eye make up and have rekindled my love for Mac’s ‘Woodwinked’ eye shadow. I have had this eyeshadow for a while and I always seem to dig it out around this time of year. It’s such a pretty colour and is so pigmented therefore a little goes a long way.  I have been either wearing this on its own if I’m pushed for time, by applying it all over the lid with a fluffy real techniques eyeshadow brush or using it with a paler nude on the inner lid and darker brown through the crease.

    If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I have been loving wearing my faux fur gilet! It’s definitely become my favourite Autumn staple in my wardrobe. It’s such a versatile piece and keeps me nice and cosy when I don’t want to wear a proper coat. It took me ages to find the ‘perfect’ one. I even bought a different one then returned it as it wasn’t very soft and just wasn’t what I was looking for. Bella also has a very similar one too and sometime we may accidentally on purpose wear them out at the same time 😉

    I have also been absolutely loving these tan Chelsea boots I picked up for Bella a few weeks ago. I know lots of other little girls that have them and they are just so cute, I’d actually love a pair in my size 😉 Bella literally wears them every day as they go with everything!

    We have been having a couple of little home makeovers over the last couple of weeks which I’ll be sharing more on soon… once I get round to taking some decent photos 😉 But I did share a picture on my Instagram of our new feature wallpaper in the hallway. Isn’t it gorgeous!?

    I recently discovered Quark and I’m now obsessed. I’m following Slimming World and I’d seen lots of other people using this fat free soft cheese as a dessert alternative mixed with an options hot chocolate sachet. I was dubious at first but it’s actually really tasty! I have mine with lots of fresh strawberries and it really curbs my chocolate cravings of an evening. I’m yet to try it in savoury dishes but I hear it makes a lovely creamy sauce for pasta!

    I’d love to know what you have been loving throughout October!

    Thanks for reading



  • InRecipes

    Pork & Apple Burgers

    This is the second time I have made this recipe and it is honestly SO BLOODY GOOD. Not only do these burgers taste amazing they are also really simple and quick to make as they only contain 3 ingredients and they are Slimming World friendly! Definitely one of our new favourites.

    Ingredients for 2 burgers (1 Syn per burger for the cooked apple on SW)

    • 250g of 5% fat pork mince
    • 1 medium apple
    • 1/4 tsp of dried rosemary or a couple of fresh sprigs


    1. Peel your apple and coarsely grate using a cheese grater
    2. Using your hands squeeze the grated apple together to remove the juice as otherwise it will make the mixture to wet
    3. Combine the pork mince, grated apple and rosemary together in a bowl and season with salt & pepper
    4. Split the mix in half using your hands and make two equal patties
    5. Spritz a good non stick frying pan with some frylight (or use a few drops of olive oil) and fry your burgers on a medium to high heat for about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Serve!

    I served mine topped with 1 tbsp of tomato chutney, home made Slimming World chips which are simply skin on potatoes cut into wedges, spritzed with fry light and cooked in the Actifry for about 3o minutes and lots of salad! These burgers would also be amazing topped with cheese in a nice soft brioche bun 😉


    Please do let me know if you try this super easy but tasty recipe!
    Thanks for reading