This week i'm loving: Clay Masks

Commuting really does take it's toll on your skin. Early risers and light nights do not go very well together, I brought this clay mask following a recommendation from Elodie whilst we were in Paris last year. I've been using it around twice a week for the last month or so to try and keep my skin into check. After using a hot cloth cleanser I put on a good thick layer of the mask and leave it on my face for around 10 minutes. Once the time is up I remove it using a lukewarm muslin cloth and slap on my night cream.

I've noticed a clear reduction in the unsightly blackheads around my nose and my skin has lost it's tightness. It feels a lot more smooth and less like sandpaper. I feel it's going to become a stable in my winter skincare routine and will be purchasing another as soon as it runs out.

Recipe - Feta, Chicken and Spinach Pasta

Serves 4
It works out around 9 Weightwatcher Propoints

This makes a great mid-week meal as it's simple to make and takes around 25 minutes. You don't want to be slaving around in the kitchen when you come home from work after all. The men in my life complained this wasn't enough so i'd suggest you pop some garlic bread in for them if they're not following Weightwatchers!

160g Wholewheat pasta
120g of low fat feta cheese
Fry lite
200g baby spinach
250g of baby plum tomatoes
4 chicken breasts
2 crushed garlic cloves or two tsp of easy garlic

001. Pop the pasta in a large saucepan filled with boiling water and cook according to the instructions on the packet. Remember to keep stirring so it doesn't stick to the pan.

002. Chop the chicken into bite size chunks and fry in a wok sprayed with fry lite. Cook for around 20-25 minutes.

003. At around the 10 minute mark, chop the tomatoes in half and chuck in the wok and carry on stirring. Eventually the tomatoes will disintegrate and form a sauce. Pop in the garlic and give it a good stir.

004. About 3 minutes before the chicken is cooked, put in the spinach and stir until it's wilted. Once it's wilted pop in 3/4 of the feta cheese.

005. Drain the pasta and mix the rest of the ingredients and serve equally into four bowls. Sprinkle the remaining feta evenly over the pasta.

Once again do tweet me and let me know if you've made it. I loved seeing Elinor's version of this Spanish-style chicken dish!

I swear she's destined for the screen, closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you've ever seen

Black roll neck jumper -Primark (similar)
Black midi tulle skirt -- Next (similar)
Silver pointed pumps - Topshop
Statement silver flower necklace - Stolen from the Mother bear (similar)
Rimmel lasting finish colour rush in 600 On Fire - c/o Beauty drawer at work

Once again it's been proven that this tulle skirt is one of the hardest working items in my never ending wardrobe. It goes with absolutely everything. Pat on the back Sophie, pat on the back. I hit up the Topshop sale the day after Boxing Day and managed to walk away with these pumps - totally pretending to be a short Brooklyn Blonde - and two statement necklaces. I do love Topshop jewels but my oh my are they expensive. I can only justify the jewellery in the sale until I become a millionaire. I'm still working on that... These are the first pictures taken using my snazzy new Canon 1100d, a birthday present from my long-suffering boyfriend. Didn't he do well? I'm in love, completely and utterly in love with it.

So 2014 eh? Haven't you crept up on me quickly and who else thinks January is flying past?  New year, new starts and all that jazz. I've been having a think and my first goal of the new year is to try and perfect victory rolls and that elusive beehive. One day I will walk out the door looking like I've stepped back in time. Any tutorials you know to help me on my merry way? I also want to travel more, buy more midi skirts and finally run a 10k. But one step at a time eh?!


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