Prawn Cocktail

Today, I’ll be introducing you to my favourite three-course meal recipes. These will be easy to make, delicious to eat and a treat to look at.

This first recipe is a twist on the traditional prawn cocktail. I don’t know, can a prawn cocktail be traditional? I think so…

I came up with this while studying Catering at GCSE, and I’ve been making it ever since. It’s absolutely delicious and puts a fine-dining twist on the average, bog standard prawn cocktail that we’re used to. It’s delicious.

Ingredients for the prawn cocktail:

  • Fresh King Prawns/Shrimps/Langoustines
  • Avocado
  • Mixed leaves (I chose: spinach, watercress and rocket)
  • Caviar* (for garnish)
  • Dill

*optional

Marie Rose/Thousand Islands Dressing:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Tabasco*
  • Lemon juice
  • Ground pepper
  • Dash of paprika*

*optional

Method:

De-poop the langoustines… Yes, there’s a thread of absolute sh*t that runs through its back, remove that.

Next, you’ll want to boil some water and lemon zest together with a pinch of salt (adding a ‘bae’ leaf for flavouring). Once boiled, turn off the heat and take the saucepan off it ready to soak the prawns in boiling water for 3 and a half minutes.

FYI: you’re looking for a coral tone on the shrimps (that’s how you know they’re ready for assembling).

Remove the prawns from the boiling water and transfer into a sieve for drainage, before assembling all the ingredients into your favourite serving bowl/glass.

The assembling part is vital obvs, but everyone does it differently… I start by scattering some mixed leaves on the base, adding the avocado, prawn, and sauce with a sprinkle of caviar. Do this as many times (forming layers) at the end, just garnish with some dill.

Finally, add extra langoustines around the glass for decoration. Can’t have too much langoustines. They’re yummy.

This recipe is so delicious that I ate the picture included.

Louboutin Makeup Application

I think I’ve just discovered my achilles heel of pet hates…

In keeping with the ridiculous, most unhygienic and unsafe beauty hacks/inventions/ideas theme of tonight’s posts, I’d like to remind you of or introduce you to the PLEB who applies her foundation using a Louboutin. I can’t. I just, fully, cannot!

Where you’d ever look at your shoe and decide it’d work amazingly well as a prop to apply your foundation with (ON YOUR FACE), I just don’t know! Yes, she wrapped the bottom in cling film but come on… Bacteria is bacteria; and this is gross.

There’s no denying that ‘SadiaSlayy‘ looks stunning and/or like she has more than one braincell. So, I don’t understand what went wrong here. I really don’t.

Again, yes – her results are ‘floorless‘ but that’s only because those shoes weren’t being used for their SOLE purpose at the time – meaning they’re too far away from the floor…

Sadia, babe, invest in a beauty blender/brush. It’s cheaper, cleaner and gets the same results.

If you’re spending thousands of pounds/dollars on heels to apply your foundation with, you need nothing more than an intervention together with some life coaching.

Want to see how she does it? Watch Sadia apply her makeup with the heel below:

I can’t even believe I’m writing this, but have you ever used your shoes to apply foundation or any other product anywhere on your person? Get in touch. Write to me in the commentation sectionation. I’ll respond and reply to all, because I want to and I can…

Peace, love, light (and shoeless makeup applications)! 👠

Miamii

Xo

LED Lashes

Another post, another crazy cosmetics/beauty tech hack that I cannot get my head around… This time, it’s the turn of LED lashes. Lord, lord, lord, lord… No, not the singer who sings about Royals. The ACTUAL Great Lord! 🙏

Disclaimer: Rudolph had a very shiny nose not eyelashes.

I just don’t know why people can’t just decide that sticking electrics on their face is a no-go. Imagine paying a British Gas bill because you want to make your lashes light up. WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL?!

Yes, we all like a good rave once in a while but there are other ways going about it! For starters, buy a light up shirt or a glow stick – don’t attach LED lights to your lash-line! Is this not dangerous? Lights should never be that close to the eye, right?

I’m at a loss. Genuinely. I feel like I’m ripping these ideas to shreds today, and that’s not what I want…

I’m all for a glow up, but not when you’re ruining your lashes and potentially eyesight in the process. I just think it’s unsafe, not to mention silly. Sorry, not sorry.

It’s not that they look bad, ’cause they don’t (to someone who likes that sort of thing)… It’s just, they don’t seem safe to me… LEDs are lights which are similar to lasers. Therefore, you don’t need to be an optician to work out it’s dangerous… Of course, it’s not directly being shined into the eye but even so… Still, I don’t like the idea.

Apparently, these LED lashes were trialed in the Bay Area… I don’t think they’re BAE-y at all!

FYI: I’m all for LED shoes, LED bags, LED jewellery etc. but I do think sticking LEDs so close to your eyes is wrong. Come on, your eyes should be enough to light up the room, you don’t need LED lashes! No?

Check it out below. Enjoy.

Also, if you disagree with me about anything on here or just want to say hi, feel free to comment below. Talk to me.

Fidget Spinner Contour

There is an actual homosapien who uses a fidget spinner to apply his contour. No, I’m not joking! If you thought the world had well and truly lost it at boiled egg beauty blenders, there was some of ‘it’ found, apparently.

Look, I’m all for technology and wearable technology, but I do think this is a bit stupendous… Firstly, the fidget spinner spins on surfaces. Surfaces always have germs and bacteria. I may not be the most hygienic person in the world, but I’d never place my makeup brush on a kitchen counter or desk before applying make-up with it. Gross. This fidget spinner has also been touched by other people, I’m assuming? Grosser.

As lovely as James Charles‘ makeup is, I won’t get on board with the: ‘Fidget Spinner used to contour’ thing. Watch his tutorial below:

What are ‘Fidget Spinners’?

Fidget Spinners are cool gadgets that, in my opinion, are becoming overrated.

They were originally created to help children with autism cope with stress, but have since been used widely across the world…

According to reports, the lady who invented them hasn’t received any revenue from the idea because she struggled to afford patenting the idea in the early days (2005), when it wasn’t popular… However,  Catherine Hettinger (the inventor) has since spoken out, saying she’s “pleased about its popularity.

Well, there you go! A bit of factual information about Fidget spinner… That said, I still can’t find the bit where it says “they were designed as beauty tools to help with contour”, can you?

Liebster Award

The Liebster Award… or as I like to call it: the ‘LIBRA’ (or LOBSTER) award! Thanks to Simply Stella for making me aware of this… I’ll answer your questions as best as I can, considering I’m usually rubbish at question answering.

The rules of a Liebster Award:

  • Give your nominator a mention, linking to their online website for blogging purposes.
  • Answer 11 questions (set by nominator).
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself (again, I’m probably going to have to make some up).
  • Nominate 11 blogs, giving them 11 questions to answer (notifying them of the nomination, obvs).

The questions:

  • What is your favourite food?

The type that you can put inside of the mouth and then consume to an appetising and satisfying extent.

  • If you could have any person, deceased or living over for dinner – who would it be?

Mr Lava Lava.

  • What would you serve them for dinner?

Sushi for starters, Ravioli for main, and a canoodle for dessert (or unlimited access to my biscuit tin/sweets and chocolate cupboard/entire freezer of creamed ice goods).

  • Have you been to Disneyland? Or would you want to go if you have not?

I’d love to go.

  • What is your favourite kids’ movie to watch as an adult?

Enchanted, Bridge to Teribitha, Mulan… There’s a long list.

  • What would be the first thing that you would do if you won the lottery?

Invest/save it and give most of it to my family.

  • Cosmo or Vogue (or your fav magazine)?

I like the women’s weeklies. Is that bad? 🤣

  • Heels or flats?

I can’t walk in heels, at all. Flats. All the way. Then again, I can’t walk in flats properly either atm.

  • Running or yoga?

None of the above.

  • Do you put syrup on your pancakes?

Does orange/lemon juice and sugar count as syrup?

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

I don’t know how much growing up is left for me to do… However, I wouldn’t change a thing. I’d continue to be a blogger, social media person, and freelance journalist.

My Facts # is 53%YC4N5UV:

  1. I walked for the first time in one week (today) unaided.
  2. My mum is one of the best mums to exist.
  3. I’m currently addicted to Oreo thins.
  4. Love conquers all.
  5. I have a thing for teeth.
  6. I have a thing for eyes.
  7. I have a thing for people who are really funny.
  8. He’s the greatest dancer, that I’ve ever seen.
  9. I have Ride on Time as my alarm and I set it for 6am to wake myself up properly.
  10. When I get hooked on a TV show, I watch every episode again and again, finishing all the seasons.
  11. My brother is lovely (sometimes, and one of the times was when he got me Oreos), like today when we bonded over football.

Nominations:

  1. Honestly, you’re all amazing bloggers in your own unique and beautiful ways… This is why choosing nominees is so difficult! I’m going to have to say my nominees are the first 11 of you to read this post (or whoever wants to). 👍

Questions:

1) what’s your number one beauty product?

2) who’s your number one bae?

3) how long do you usually take to get ready?

5) where do you love to spend your time in the summer?

6) why did you get into blogging?

7) what inspires you the most in life?

8) where would you like to be/see yourself in 5 years?

9) who is the last person you spoke to?

10) how do you define ‘friendship’?

11) why are you such a beaut?