Saturday, 7 March 2015

NARS Sheer Glow

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There's a lot of hype around the NARS Sheer Glow foundation, so I finally took the plunge to buy it not too long ago. Before I bought this I was a little worried about the luminous finish it had to it as I have oily/combination skin and I know that a lot of others think this and puts them off for buying/trying it but it's not at all luminous, all it does is gives the skin a healthier more glowing appearance and makes you look more radiant.

Since I've been using this I have noticed a massive difference between this and other foundations. The thing that makes this so special is that its super light on the skin but is buildable to suit what you like weather its light-medium coverage or full coverage it really can never look cakey. Its added bonus is that it has a complexion brightening formula that hydrates, smooths and makes the skin feel softer. It doesn't just stop when you take it off at night either, over time when used daily can improve your complexion to appear brighter and improve the texture of the skin.

Now I know it says its typically for normal to dry skin types but honestly it doesn't really matter, if you find your self looking a little too shiny throughout the day, its nothing like a little powder won't fix. The overall result is still the same no matter what skin type you have!
The only bad thing I can say about this product is that it doesn't come with a pump and is always sold out, but it just means sticking to pouring out the product which sucks but the foundation is worth it in the end. A word of warning, if you try and put a MAC studio fix fluid pump on it, it won't work because the top doesn't screw on and you just end up wasting product which isn't good!
Sheer glow is fast becoming my holy grail foundation that I'm picking up more and more often so I'd say its worth the purchase.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

cheesecake,lemon,baking,food,recipe,easy This easy lemon cheesecake recipe is so simple that it will knock your socks off at how good it tastes  and at how little time it takes to make!

To start with you are going to need:
200g Digestive Biscuits
60g Unsalted Butter
1 Lemon (zest & juice)
300g medium fat soft cheese ( I used Philadelphia) 
75g Caster Sugar
150ml Double Cream
Optional: (you can put what ever you want, but heres what I put on top of mine) 
50g White chocolate (chopped)
Zest of 1 more lemon 


Now the good thing about this cheesecake is that it only takes about half an hour to prepare but the downside is that it's a cheesecake, so we have to let it chill in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.

Lets start...

  • So to begin with you want to put the digestive biscuits into a food bag with a seal and crush them up into crumbs with a rolling pin ( for best results, try and think of someone you really don't like and that will do the trick). 
  • Then get a small pan and put the butter into it and put over a low heat till all of it has melted then pour over the crushed biscuits in a bowl and mix together. Once all mixed together put into a springform cake tin and get a bottom of any glass you like and push the biscuit base down to flatten, put in the fridge for about 20 minutes to harden.
  • Wash your lemon! Then grate the zest into bowl, once done cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice out of both halves into the same bowl.
  • In another bowl place the soft cheese and sugar and mix together till combined, then whisk in the double cream, lemon zest and juice and whisk until its thick and creamy.
  • Grab your biscuit base out of the fridge and make sure it is well and truly chilled then go ahead and pour the cheesecake mixture on top, then spread it out evenly.
  • Then put the whole thing in fridge to chill for a couple of hours. 

  • Now this is optional but decoration is always pretty so about an 1 hour before you take it out, this is where you can really go to town. I chose more lemon zest and chopped white chocolate to go on top. 
  • Then once you've made it pretty put it back in the fridge for it all to set. 
  • When you feel its had long enough in the fridge take a glass and place the tin on top, releasing the spring on the side of the tin helps you to get a cleaner getaway from the cake then take it down and your left with a cheesecake!

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!