I thought that since it’s Valentines Day I would share one of my recent(ish) lip purchases which would stand the test of many a make out session. Now I personally am not a love of lipstick when it comes to kisses but if you likely to get caught out and are looking for something smudge proof, look no further! YSL Glossy Stains are the one expensive lip product that I really think are worth the cash. Yes L’Oreal do their own version and yes they are technically the same company but they’re just not the same. The L’Oreal are good when they’re good but I have 5 or 6 and most of them aren’t. With the YSL you’re paying for consistency, they all work in the same way.. the only issue is colour. The colour you swatch in store dries to a totally different colour on your lips so it’s a gamble every time but iif you do your research (google images/blog reviews) you can fairly safely purchase a colour you’ll like.
Now after what I said about consistency this one is actually sheerer than others I have, it’s buildable but I find it doesn’t wear as evenly is you layer it too much. One layer gives you the colour shown above and will last hours, even through eating and drinking. At £25 a pop I’m not suggesting you need a huge variety of these but it’s nice to have a bold lip colour that you know will stay put for those times when you wont have time/it’s not appropriate to check and reapply every half an hour – a date for example!
Available online here – this shade is #30 which seems to be out of stock everywhere online but you may be able to find it in store – as I did 😉
I I realise that some of you will have zero interest in ‘diet’ posts let alone slimming world and I will try to limit them but I assure you ANYONE of you will enjoy this! My entire family eats it, kids included! If you ARE following SW it’s free from what can tell but feel free to correct me in the comments as I know things change all the time. On to the recipe.. Oh and FYI I cook everything at 200.. I’m not sure my oven has another option.. know breaded chicken is just that but I never realised how easy it would be to make. It’s literally just breadcrumbs.. the chefs among you may scoff but before you make it for yourself how would you know? I used my hand blender and 3 small pieces of brown bread to make my crumbs and garlic salt, oregano, paprika and pepper to season them. I’ve made this a few times now and I have no measurements for the seasoning, the first time I thought I’d gone WAY overboard with the paprika but it still tasted great so honestly I don’t think you have to worry too much, a little of each. To bread the chicken I dipped each piece in egg (which I’d beaten) and then onto the breadcrumbs (on a plate seemed easier but y’know.. whatever you want) and then on to a baking tray which I’d sprayed with fry light. 20 minutes in the oven (turning half way) and they’re done. Seriously yummy – even good heated up the next day but I know some people are funny about reheating chicken – I’m not.
The chips need little explanation, chopped, salted, sprayed.. 20 minutes (maybe 30.. depends how big you cut them/how many you’re cooking) and they’re crisp and delicious. I never thought they’d be as good as regular chips but they are!
I serve it with beans (and on this occasion corn) to keep the ‘KFC’ feel and there you go. All yummy and entirely guilt free. I do miss the gravy but the beans will do and honestly the chicken is so good you wont believe you made it yourself – or maybe you’re a great cook and it will come as no surprise.
Let me know if you try it or better still if you have any variations or other ‘fakeaway’ recipes to share!
Uhhh.. these are amazing! Or.. are they? I’m a bit of a converse freak and with a foray in to slip van styles late last year I’m ready to dip my toe (pun intended) into more varied waters this year so imagine my excitement when I spotted these on instagram this morning. I’ve only seen them for sale on ebay for crazy money so I don’t know whether they already launched and I missed them or they’re still to come, either way I think I love them..
What do you think?