Photo Of The Weekend: 15th March 2014

This week I went a bit crazy pinning food inspiration photos/recipes on my Pinterest Food board. I’ve also tried to spend more time cooking (and reading) during my free time because I find it to be relaxing and even calming.

Here is one of the salads that I made this week. Finally I did not forget to take a photo.

Makeup4all pear cheese prosciutto seeds salad photo of the weekendSo what do you need?

Lifestyle Post: Plans For April

Today’s feature is something a bit different. Since quite a few people told me that they’d like to see more personal posts from time to time, here is one. Don’t worry, I’m definitely not going into very personal details, here is just a list of my “to do” things for April. Maybe it will inspire some of you, too.

This month ( March) I went through most of my clothes, re-organized them, decided which pieces I won’t be wearing any more and want to donate etc. And also, my makeup, skincare, body- and haircare are  now so much better organized, although it’s still far from what I’d like.

So here is my list of things that are not work or blog related:

1. Think of a new storage for my  jewellery. I do have quite a few things, and my current storage is “a plain mess”. Do you have any ideas? I would really appreciate them!

Bookshelves inspiration2. I need to get some new shelves to store my books! And I have to  to get rid of some magazines, as it feels like they take most of my flat. I’ve been buying them for years, and almost never threw away. So, just imagine, how many I have. Some of my girlfriends already told me, they’d be happy to help. Yay!

3. As you can see, I am trying to

Clean and Lean Diaries. Part 2: Week 1. Impressions

In my first #CleanAndLean post I’ve promised to publish the second part this weekend. But I’ve realized that it’s summer, and a lot of you want to start a new regimen as soon, as possible. So here is part two today…

I did not take photos of every single meal because: a) I don’t carry a good camera with me all the time b) sometimes I was so hungry, that taking photos was the last thing I would think of… But there are quite a few anyway. The menu is also included.

Day 1, Tuesday

I am not gonna lie, today was pretty hard. I usually eat  more for breakfast, and often have toasts, so by the lunch time I was ravenous.   This is why I did end up chewing the salad for almost as many times, as James recommends, enjoying it to the fullest.

Clean and lean Breakfast Poached Eggs with Broccoli, Rocket, Grilled Tomato and Parmesan makeup4allPoached Eggs with Broccoli, Rocket, Grilled Tomato and Parmesan

Later in the day, I had to be away from the office, so couldn’t have my  second snack (berries), so was really looking forward to them. I don’t remember when was the last time I’ve tasted such delicious berries! I never though I could be so grateful for them, ahem.

Unfortunately, dinner got delayed, and I have no idea how I’ve managed to spend 7.3 hours (had lunch at 1 and dinner at 8.30) with berries being my only food. I’ve cheated a bit and bought myself a small orange juice. Well, at least I did not go for the ice-cream that I was dying to get. As for dinner, it was the best chicken of my life. Somehow I was so full that couldn’t finish my portion.

Day 2, Wednesday

I’ve never tried rice milk before, always wanted to, but somehow never did. And, let me tell you, it’s delicious, plus all the nuts, it was good.

I wasn’t starving until lunch, woohoo, maybe this breakfast and snack were more filling, or maybe I am getting used to it? I am also excited that today I am having chicken with salsa and salad with spinach and avocado. Thank God that I love spinach, avocado, and broccoli and eat them a lot anyway, otherwise, I don’t know how I’d be able to stick to this eating plan.

Clean and lean lunch Grilled Chicken Breast with Spicy Salsa and Spinach and Avocado Salad makeup4allGrilled Chicken Breast with Spicy Salsa and Spinach and Avocado Salad

Mince Sauce for sinner was pretty awesome with beef and tonnes of veggies, from courgette and peas to aubergine and celery. Somehow, I couldn’t finish it this time, too. I think, tomorrow, I will make a smaller portion than James suggests.

So far, I’d say that I get less for breakfast and for lunch than I am used to, and more for dinner. Hmmm…

Day 3, Thursday

I woke up

Makeup4all Turns 8!

It’s hard to believe that Makeup4all Turned 8 years on the 14th of February! I never thought I would still have it after such a long time. I would really love to thank all of you for taking your time, and reading it. I have actually decided to celebrate yesterday, and it was the most wonderful day!

If you want to know how it all started and

My Birthday Wish List

I am not someone who is obsessed with [my] Birthday, and tell everyone about it. But since friends and family keep asking me what I want, it made sense to make a list, and share some of the things with you, too. I have chosen to post the items that may be of interest to you.  Maybe it will inspire you to get these things for yourself, or maybe you are just curious about what I want. I know I am always curious to see all those wish lists.

These Two

New Phone. I mainly use my phone for calling or sending messages, and  I use my iPad mini for everything else on the go. This is why I like phones like  Nokia and Blackberry qwerty. My F&F find it to be a really weird thing. But it is not gonna change, I would like a new phone like that, too.

I also need a new pair of red Dr Martens. I have been wearing Doc’s shoes for as long, as I remember. My black pair is still going strong but the red ones need a replacement.

Something To Read

I am an avid reader, so my list could be ridiculously long but I have chosen to post  only the relevant [for the website] items.  And I still don’t have any of these books yet.

Gentlewoman Magazine (from Amazon and Amazon UK). I haven’t read magazines in ages but this one seems like the one I would like.

Speaking of the gentlewomen, I would like the The New Garconne: How to Be a Modern Gentlewoman book   ( Amazon and Amazon UK) very much.

Round to Ours Setting the Mood and Cooking the Food Menus for Every Gathering (Amazon and Amazon UK), an amazing cook book, and tips on how to throw a great party.

Glossy Hair