Friday, 27 February 2015

Skinade: The Results



Hello everyone! You might remember last month I posted about a brand called Skinade which sells collagen drinks designed to improve skin quality, mainly wrinkles. If you missed that post or want to refresh on what Skinade is about you can check out my introductory post here. So now I've finished the 30 day course so can come back at you with the results so keep reading! 


Okay so, I decided that to get the best possible experience of Skinade I'd share the 30 day course with my mum who is 45, just to see how it works on slightly older skin as the main aim of Skinade is the reduction of fine lines and as I'm still only 21 I wouldn't really be able to give feedback about that aspect. 

As you can see by the photo above, the drink kind of looks like radioactive orange juice! I'll admit the taste was...well it wasn't great. My mum found it a lot easier to drink than I did and didn't actually mind the taste (like mango cordial with a funky after taste) so I guess it just depends on each person how you find the taste. But for results like my mum found, drinking something every morning which doesn't taste the best was worth it.

I found the drinks did improve my skin's quality and brightness but as I said above they are primarily for the prevention and reduction of wrinkles so I'll mainly focus on what my mum found. My mum was actually gutted to finish the Skinade drinks as she's found them really effective and people have been complimenting her skin so much in the past few weeks. She's noticed a difference in the small lines around her eyes after just a small amount of the drinks and feels her skin has a healthy glow to it compared to before. She's also noticed a change in the quality of her hair; whether this is from the Skinade or not is hard to say but I think it's almost certainly been a contribution. 

Overall from what my mum has found, the Skinade drinks really do appear to work. Skinade claims that the longer you drink them the better the results so I imagine the results after a longer course of the drinks will be fantastic. Like I said my skin has definitely benefitted from the drinks but I think they are more for more mature skin or for skin which may be starting to lose elasticity to prevent wrinkles occuring in the first place.

So Skinade gets a thumbs up! Have you ever tried anything like this before?

Amy x

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Kiss The Sky













BELL BOTTOM TROUSERS: KISS THE SKY VIA ASOS / LONG SLEEVED TOP: MISSGUIDED / TASSEL BACKPACK: H&M / *CRYSTAL NECKLACE: C/O THE CRYSTAL DIVIDE / AMY WATCH: MARC BY MARC JACOBS 

I'm feeling very 70s hippy chic in today's outfit and I love love love it. As you'll have no doubt heard, 70s is in for SS15 and we all know what that means; flares and bright patterns galore. These trousers from Kiss The Sky are absolutely perfect for this and all I need now is a tassel black jacket *dreamy eyes*.... Originally I was really scared of wide leg trousers but now I just think why didn't I get them sooner?! They're such a nice alternative to the classic skinny fit that I constantly reach for and are so. darn. comfy! We all know how great it is when we come across a piece of clothing that is both on trend and comfy right?!

Amy x

p.s. Don't forget to enter my giveaway in which you could win a beautiful dress! Enter here.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Bonjour Les Garcons













SWEATSHIRT: RIVER ISLAND / SKINNY RIPPED JEANS: ASOS / TRAINERS: ZARA / *RAY BAN ERIKAS: C/O SUNGLASSES SHOP 

Bonjour! You may have seen this jumper in one of my wishlist posts a couple of weeks ago and yup I went out and bought it. I could not resist. It's right up my street with it's navy and white stripes and French slogan and if you know anything about me it's that I love a little bit of Parisian style! I just had to team with my favourite, brightest, reddest lippy of course, which is Urban Decay's F-Bomb. Seriously this lippy is all kinds of fantastic - it stays on literally all day (seriously it was still on when I got out the bath) and isn't the shade of red just blimmin' beautiful?! I also got out my long lost Ray Ban Erikas which were barely off my face last summer and I can feel the same happening again...oh sunnies how I have missed you!

p.s. Don't forget to enter my giveaway in which you could win a beautiful dress! Enter here.

Amy x

Sunday, 22 February 2015

The Sunday Post: Every Day Is Pancake Day



If you follow me on Instagram (if not why not?! You can do so here) you will probably have already gathered that I love (read: absolutely adore and couldn't live without) pancakes, whether they be crepes with lemon juice and sugar or fluffy American style with every topping imaginable. To celebrate pancake day, which lets face it, is just another day for me, I thought I'd write a little post featuring my favourite pancake recipe because after all, there isn't a day in the week which isn't perfect for pancakes.



Ingredients list:
- 3 large eggs
- 120g self-raising flour
- 140ml milk
- Butter (for frying)

You'll also need your choice of topping. Here I used raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and lots of golden syrup. I also love these with bacon, blueberries and maple syrup - my mouth is watering just thinking about those! 

1. Okay so first you'll need separate the egg white and the yolk. Mix the flour, the milk and the yolk together in a bowl until the mixture is quite thick and smooth with no lumps of flour. 

2. Take the egg whites and whisk them with an electric mixer (you can whisk by hand but it takes a lot of work) until the whites have tripled in size and are stiff and thick.

3. Fold the whites into the rest of the pancake batter.

4. Heat up some butter in the pan. I use my crepe maker to cook these but any usual frying pan is fine. (I'd definitely recommend investing in a crepe maker if you're a pancake lover like me. Best. Thing. Ever.) Put a small dollop in the pan once it's heated up (if you use a big enough pan you'll be able to do more than one at a time) and cook for a couple of minutes on each side until golden brown. 

5. If you really want to mix things up and get a bit fancy, once the pancake is cooked on one side, put some fruit (I like to use blueberries) into the uncooked side and flip. The blueberries will melt and turn into a kind of jam and it is delicious.

6. When your pancakes are done stack them and smother in maple syrup, golden syrup, nutella or whatever else you fancy. 

And ouilla, you have your perfect pancake brunch! Pancakes are pretty easy to make and most people already know how to make them but I still thought I'd share my little recipe with you. 

What are your favourite pancake toppings?

Amy x



p.s. Don't forget to enter my giveaway in which you could win a beautiful dress! Enter here.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Hurricane













*STRIPED TOP: C/O SHEINSIDE / SKINNY RIPPED JEANS: TOPSHOP / LEATHER LOOK JACKET: NEW LOOK / POINTED SHOES: BOOHOO / SHEER SOCKS: EBAY / 

I have always been a sucker for stripes and I just cannot get enough of them. There's just something so classic and Parisian about them and they always look so effortlessly cool. This top from Sheinside is no exception with that and with it's cute little collar and jewelled attachment it's a nice alternative to the plain ol' breton tees that swamp my wardrobe. Also note the absolutely faaabulous pointed shoes from Boohoo. I'll admit they hurt my feet like mad but hey we all have to suffer to be stylish right?! The sheer socks are great for giving your feet just a little bit of warmth with the biting February winds but I can't wait to wear these in the spring!

I realise how gigantic my head looks with my hair tied up but I really had no alternative - all bloggers know the pain of trying to take flattering photos in the wind, especially when red lipstick is involved. The word disaster would be an understatement!

Amy x

p.s. Don't forget to enter my giveaway in which you could win a beautiful dress! Enter here.

Friday, 20 February 2015

GIVEAWAY: Win A Dress With Lavand!




Hey guys! Today's post is a little introduction to a lovely brand called Lavand who are giving you the chance to win this beautiful navy number!

Lavand is a clothing brand, originating in Madrid which has recently expanded massively! They stock cute and girly clothes that have a unique twist, like this stunning navy dress. The long sleeves and floaty style are so beautiful yet the tie dye style skirt gives it that little something extra, essential for being a little bit different but classy! Team with dainty heels an a clutch for a smart evening look or with an oversized scarf, ankle boots and a leather jacket for the daytime!

So onto the competition. Enter in the Rafflecopter below for you chance to win this little number! It's a size M which is approximately a size 10, but could also possibly fit an 8 or a 12. Any questions just give me an email on amyelizliddell@gmail.com or tweet me @a_daawg. The giveaway will run until Saturday 28th February and I'll announce the winner ASAP so get those entries in quick!

Let me know in the comments if you enter!

p.s. I'll also throw in a few little surprise goodies into the prize as a thank you for entering so be sure to enter!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Win With BassBuds



*CLASSIC PINK HEADPHONES: C/O BASSBUDS

Hey guys! Today's post is just a little heads up about an amazing Valentine's competition that BassBuds are running called #24CaratCouples. All you have to do is upload a photo of you and your other half to the competition page to be in with a chance of winning a luxury Valentine's pack which quite frankly sounds amazing. It includes His & Hers 24 carat gold BassBuds (WOW), a Harvey Nicholls luxury shopping experience and Uber private car service. With entry so simple you really have no excuse not to enter! 

You can enter HERE and the competition closes on the 28th February so get those entries in guys!

Amy x
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