There’s nothing I love more than a good salad with fresh hearty flavour and texture. And lately I’ve been loving the classic combination of Feta, mint and red onion; tossed with cherry tomatoes, cucumber and olives it also makes the perfect salad for afternoon lunch (even so on a rainy day)
I added some chickpeas for texture and dressed the salad with a simple lemon and olive oil dressing to complement the flavour of the mint and feta. Also, I used green olives (because that’s what i had) however, i think black olives would be better; they have a more mellow taste which would be perfect, combined with the other ingredients, to balance the flavours.
I just love this salad because it’s simple yet refreshing on the palette (with a little crunch and lots of colour too); I can’t wait to make it again!
I’ve been looking to update my makeup for the summer and try out some new lip products – so after reading all the positive reviews and recommendations I decided to give the Rimmel lip lacquers a try (i picked mine up in Boots for just under £5).
There are a total of 8 shades in the range – from nude to vibrant red – and I was initially torn between the shades celestial, nova, stellar and apocalyptic. After a few swatches I decided on celestial and apocaliptic because I wanted a colour that i could wear with an everyday look (celestial) and then something more vibrant and bright (apocaliptic) – a little more daring than my usual choice!
Apart from the beautiful colour range the creamy formula is a definitely a winner – I tend to generally prefer lipsticks opposed to the stickiness of gloss but i was impressed with how pigmented and opaque these lip lacquers were, (making them easily comparable to a lipstick) yet they also have the glossy finish you’d get from a lipgloss – minus the sticky texture.
However, I found the only downside was the application – “a little goes a long way” really applies here because the doe-foot applicator transfers a lot of product but I guess this is something you can easily work around with a little care.
Overall, I’d say these lip lacquers are wonderful to wear both for the glossy and gorgeous finish as well as the pigment; they’ll definitely be my favourite over the next few months and I sure will be adding to the collection – possibly the shades stellar and Big Bang.