Saturday, 18 April 2015

Moisturiser switch up

After finishing my latest Elemis Pro Collagen  moisturiser I decided (again) to try to find a more affordable substitute. 

I've been through this process quite a few times but I always return to Elemis slightly disappointed in the rivals. This time I ordered Emma Hardie AM/PM moisturiser to see if it was up to the challenge!

The 50ml size was much more resonable than my normal 30ml Pro Collagen moisturiser. I ordered this from Feel Unique and got the normal super quick delivery. Time to get testing!

So far I am really enjoying using this moisturiser. It's thicker than Pro Collagen however I don't find it too thick on my skin. The moisturiser absorbs quickly making it easy to wear under make up. I tend to put on a little more at night. Plus, the smell is Devine!

Now that I've tried this I'm not surprised I've heard a lot about Emma Hardie. I certainly want to try her cleansing balm now.

So will AM/PM moisturiser replace My staple Elemis Pro Collagen? I'm not sure that I would go that far ....but I am sure I will be using this in between my ProCollagen  splurges!! 

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Getting out of our food rut

Sometimes we fall into the worst food ruts... you know when you eat the same thing every night! More pasta pesto anyone?  

I've been making an effort recently to switch things up and try to have a few more exciting dinners. I thought I would try to share a few of my ideas and recipes with you.

I always aim to make something quick that I can throw together after the gym, the other night  home made fishcakes were on the menu for the first time.

My first attempt at fishcakes - tasted pretty good too!

I was surprised how easy these were to make.

Combine mashed potato and cooked salmon with some Piri Piri sauce (to add a little spice!!) chives and seasoning. Once fully mixed through this mixture can be shaped into fishcakes and breadcrumbed. At this point I did have a small panic that we would end up with glorified mash - trust me with persistence the shapes will hold!  Dip the fishcakes into the flour, followed by egg & breadcrumbs. Once complete fry off the fishcakes and serve with salad & a slice of lemon.

Let me know if this recipe works for you too!