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Thursday, 22 September 2016

2 Ingredient Hazelnut, Chocolate & Banana Ice Cream

Hello Lovelies! 

Today I wanted to share with you my perfect recipe for guilt free indulgence. This super easy ice cream will hopefully become your go-to when you want to have a treat without overloading on unnatural sugars.  

For this recipe you will need:
•Banana's x 2
•Jim Jams Hazelnut Chocolate Spread 2-3 tablespoons 

To begin, simply peel and chop the bananas into small chunks. Place in a freezable container and leave to freeze, preferably overnight. 

Once frozen, take your banana chunks and put them in a blender. I use my smoothie maker for this because I always have it to hand, but I really should get the food processor out as it would make this job quicker. 

Prior to blending, with the banana place 2-3 table spoons of Jim Jams Hazelnut Chocolate spread. 

Jim Jams spreads have 83% less sugar than most supermarket alternatives and are perfect for diabetics or those wishing to lower their sugar intake. They were created by two parents who were horrified at the levels of sugar in most spreads and wished to produce a low sugar alternative. They taste delicious and we are big fans in my household. We love having them on pancakes or wholewheat toast and using them as ingredients in recipes. They are available in major supermarkets and some health food shops online. 

Depending on what consistency you prefer your ice cream you may wish to put a few tablespoons of water in to thin the ice cream out a little. Blend until smooth or leave some banana chunks of you wish. 

At this point you will have the creamiest, most indulgent tasting ice cream. You can either eat it straight away or re-freeze to allow it to firm up slightly. 

What is your favourite recipes for a guilt free treat? Let me know! 

Thanks for reading,
HappyGoHols xxxx

Jim Jams very kindly sent me these products for review purposes. However I was not paid for this post and all opinions, as always, are completely honest. 

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Cosy Saturday Night In Favourites

Hello lovelies! 
The nights are finally starting to draw in and it's definitely becoming a bit chilly in the evenings, however did it ever heat up properly? Anyway, I wanted to share with you my favourite things to do on an Autumn Saturday night in. 

Firstly I take a shower and I love using Soap & Glory's Whipped Clean Shower Butter. Not only is it amazing for shaving your legs but it smells incredible too. Afterwards I use Dove's Derma Spa Summer Revived moisturiser. It leaves my skin so soft and gives me a nice natural looking tan which fades nicely too. 

Photo from Next.co.uk
Next I put on cosy pyjamas. I bought these today from Next for £25. They are brushed cotton but thin too as its not freezing quite yet. Next is my favourite place for pyjamas, I find them really comfortable and smart enough to wear down to breakfast or laze on the couch watching Netflix. Where is your favourite place to buy pyjamas? 

I love lighting candles which have nice autumn scents to give the room a nice atmosphere. This one is from Homebase and was a total bargain at £2.23! It smells exactly like cinnamon and is strong enough to smell around the house. 

I then like to cuddle up on the couch with my boyfriend and a blanket. I bought this one on a trip to America about 7ish months ago so it may still be available in Victoria's Secret PINK. Now that Xfactor has started again we will be watching that. We also enjoy putting Netflix on and watching a series. Recently we've been enjoying Stranger Things and re-watching Narcos ahead of the new season being released next week. 

I also love treating myself to a Chinese take away and some sweet treats after a long week. I have a recipe for non-dairy, low sugar banana and chocolate ice cream coming up for you all soon! 

A little update on me is that I am moving very soon. I will be writing posts on new home decor I have purchased when I have unpacked it all in the new house. If anyone has any hidden gems for home decor ideas whether they be shops or blogs please let me know! I'm not very imaginative in that department! 

What are you looking forward to this Autumn? I am dragging my boyfriend pumpkin picking, I am definitely more excited than him! 

Thank you for reading! 
HappyGoHols xxxx

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Kylie Jenner Lip Kit 'KokoK' Wear Test, Review & Pics

Hello Lovelies! 
I'm so excited to be reviewing one of Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits for you today! I am going to do a wear test over 7 hours with photo check-ins and review it as I go along. 

I ordered the shade 'KokoK' from the KyliE Cosmestics website. The Lip Kit comes complete with a matte liquid lipstick and the coordinating lip liner. I also bought one of the Metal Matte Lipsticks in the shade 'Reign' whilst I was shopping on the site. For both including postage to the UK I paid around £45 and waited 15 days to recieve my package. 
Kylie's website promises that the lipstick is highly pigmented and comfortable to wear. It also claims that using the lip liner along side it is enough to create the perfect "Kylie lip". 
The left swatch is the Metal Matte Lipstick in 'Reign' and the two right swatches are the 'KokoK' Lip Kit lip liner and the liquid lipstick respectively. 
I applied to the lipliner then the liquid lipstick. I have reasonably full lips but I did use the lipliner to slightly over draw them. The lipliner was really smooth and easy to apply. I would liken it to a MAC liner or the NYX pencil liners. Then I applied the liquid lipstick and noticed it was very pigmented. It was slightly difficult to get it completely smooth and as a result I had a small streak as noticeable on the photo. 
I then went about my day, I hadn't eaten anything yet but I was waiting to go for a McDonald's later. At this point I had noticed it was feeling slightly dry but not to the point where it was uncomfortable. When I am in my car I drink water from a filtering water bottle and I didn't notice any transfer on the cap. 
6 hours later I had eaten half a McDonald's burger and half a medium portion of chips and drank juice from one of their cups using a straw. I also had a 'Fab' ice lolly a few hours after that. As can be seen from this picture I had a reasonable section of wear on both lips. Also on my bottom lip there was a scum line which was slight but still noticeable to me. It was still feeling slightly dry but nothing too uncomfortable as it had done after the first hour which was reasonable enough for me. 

Overall I was quite pleased with the wear of this liquid lipstick. It was a beautiful colour which smelt lovely during application and it dried down reasonably quickly whilst allowing time apply it fully. The slight amount of wear I felt was inevitable after what I ate for my lunch and the ice lolly which followed. I think I would buy more Kylie Lipkits after seeing how pleasant this one is. My overall favourite liquid lipstick is still the Velour range from Jefree Star. 

Have you tried a Kylie Lip Kit? Let me know how you found it! 

Thanks For Reading,
HappyGoHols xxxx

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Holiday Beauty Haul - Duty Free & Cancun

Hello lovelies!
Firstly, apologies for my absense recently. I am back today with a post about my holiday beauty buys. Some of this was bought in Mexico and some at Worldwide Duty Free before we flew there. I have included links where I can so you can find anything you are interested in. The three Clinique travel size products were a free gift because I bought two skincare products.
When we got to Duty Free my boyfriend said he wanted to buy me some treats so a few of these items were bought by him as a treat for me.
5. Ramdon Mexican Nail Polish (I can't find this online sorry)
I have 16 weeks until we are off traveling again, I cannot wait to get back to Duty Free!
 Are you going on holiday this summer? Let me know your summer must-haves.
Thanks for reading,

Thursday, 14 April 2016

My Week In Photos #15

Hello lovelies! 
The weeks recently for me have been tough, my family crisis that's been rumbling on is still going. I don't want to talk about it on this blog because I want it to be a place people can go to switch off and not think about their daily struggles as I do with other blogs. 

This week has been a bit quieter, I picked up some holiday bits with my sister but forgot to take any photos to share and on Sunday I enjoyed a roast with my family. 
(Clockwise From Top Left);
1) Adele is my home girl, I love listening to 25 whilst driving in my car. 
2) It was my papa's birthday on Saturday and I got him this balloon to go with his pressies. We had a nice dinner together on Sunday. 
3) Papa's cake was so cute and so tasty also. 
4) We also picked up our travel documents at the weekend! So excited to travel to a new place. I am so lucky that I have seen so many different countries in the world with my boyfriend.

How was your week? Hope it is going well! 

Thanks for reading,
HappyGoHols xxxx

Thursday, 7 April 2016

My Week In Photos #14

Hello Lovelies!
I can't believe it's time to write one of these posts again, the weeks are passing so quickly. 
(Clockwise from top left);
1) Haloumi from Nandos is the best bit.
2) Happy New Mascara day to me! So far I am loving this one from Too Faced, I bought it a long time ago but I haven't needed to open it until now. 
3) My doggy stealing all the space in my bed.
4) I got a new phone this week and treated myself to a Lumee selfie case to go with it. 
5) My boyfriend treated me to a Nandos at the weekend. 

(Clockwise from top left);
1) Hospital lunches.
2) My makeup of The Day for Wednesday 
3) Taking selfies with my doggy.
4) I had these paper mats in my car from when it got fixed last week, I've taken them out now but I wish I could of kept them so feet never touch my carpets.
5) My eye makeup on Tuesday.

How was your week? I hope you are all well.
Thanks for reading, 
HappyGoHols xxxx

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Makeup Of The Day 5/4/2016

Hello lovelies! 
Today I thought I'd do a post I haven't tried before, showing you my makeup look for the day. 

The products I used today were:
Nivea Post Shave Balm 
MAC Pro Long Wear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation 'NW15'
MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer 'NC15'
Benefit Hoola Bronzer 
MAC Sculpting Powder 'Sculpt'
MAC Sculpting Powder 'Emphasize'
MAC Powder Blush 'Mocha'
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector 'Champagne Pop'
Benefit Watts Up Cream Highlighter 
Jeffrey Star Velour Liquid Lipstick 'Androgyny
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade 'Chocolate
MAC Brow Gel 'Brunette
MAC Paint Pot 'Soft Ochre'
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow 'Beaches and Cream'
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow 'Bitten'
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow 'Americano'
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow 'Showtime
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow 'Shimma Shimma' 
MAC Fluidline 'Blacktrack
L'oreal Color Riche Eyeliner 
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 

What makeup do you wear during the week? Let me know what you think of my look! 

Thanks for reading,
HappyGoHols xxxx