Thursday, 28 February 2013

Something different...

So today I thought I'd do something a bit different and show you my favorite dinner... Seafood and Veg curry.
It is quick and really easy to make, and best of all, it is low in fat and calories. It also contains 3 of your 5 - a - day, so it is a quick way to be healthy!

You will need:
Half a large courgette
6  medium white mushrooms
Half a tin of chopped tomatoes
1 desert spoon of korma curry paste
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1/3 of a bag of mixed seafood
1/2 bag microwave wholegrain rice

Rice - approx 130 kcals
Seafood - approx 100 kcals
Veg - barely any!
Tomatoes - around 40 kcals 
Curry paste - around 100 kcals

First, chop up the mushrooms and courgette into small chunks and cook them with the oil in a saucepan until they start to soften.

Add the tomatoes and curry paste and stir. Cook on a high heat to boil off the water in the tomatoes, then add the seafood. I prefer to use frozen, cooked seafood because then it just defrosts in the mix and warms up before it goes rubbery. 

Microwave the rice for 2 minutes, or if you are not lazy and know how to make rice, (unlike myself)  put the rice on to cook before you do anything else.
Once the seafood has warmed through it is done! And serve!

This whole meal takes no longer than 20 minutes, including preparation, so it is a quick, easy and healthy meal if you are short on time!

You can add any meat to the curry; pork and chicken work particularly well too, and instead of rice, new potatoes also go really well when in the curry, just boil them for 20 minutes before adding them.

I hope you all like this post, I found it fun and different from my regular outfit posts! Hop you don't mind the change!

Now I am off to bed!
Night all!

Samma x

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

I just died in your arms tonight...

So this weekend I took a trip to London with Andi. We ate too much, shopped alot and I had my first experience in a hotel without parents. I know. Crazy.
Although I was only there two days, I found it to be a very educating experience. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a paranoid freak, and London normally only heightens this. I panic about getting lost and the fact that I am crap on the tubes. I don't like big crowds of people and the train stations are generally my worst nightmare. However, this weekend I found that I didn't panic a single time. I may have finally got my head around the tubes, or at least how to read a tube map, and wasn't even intimidated by the large amounts of people. It is safe to say that after this weekend I have fallen in love with the city, and cannot wait to graduate and hopefully start a life there.
Andi and I did attempt to take some outfit posts, however, it was so cold that we couldn't actually take our coats off, so we just got a couple of touristy type photos instead. And some of China Town, because the decoration was pretty damn cool.

These are just the couple that I took as we were so distracted by everything that I forgot about my camera! Also, as you can see, the weather wasn't particularly inspiring.

However, as I had finally found a baggy dress, which I had been looking for for ages and a day, I had to take some snaps of it to show you when I got home. 
This is what I wore on the second day.

Earrings - New Look, Necklace and Dress - Topshop, Tights - Primark, Boots - Office.

This dress is actually amazing. It is soft and very warm, made from a thin sweater fabric. It is comfy to wear and easy to chuck on with a pair of grungy tights and shoes. I also think it is quite flattering. Or at least I thought it did a good job of hiding my tum until I wore it to work last night and someone asked me when I was due. (Not pregnant, just tubby) Despite that I still think it is pretty cool!
The tights however, are not a particularly successful purchase. They cost £3 from Primark, and I have to say, I don't even think they are worth that. The pattern is very cool and does a good job of grunging up this relaxed look, however, there is almost 0% elastic in the waistband. After wearing them for all of 5 minutes I found them quickly inching down my butt. Cue awkward hitching up in the middle of London. Not gonna lie, half the city saw my arse that day. They are okay worn beneath knicker shorts or a pair of spanx, but they will NOT stay up by themselves. 
I say this as the queen of cheap, it is sooo worth spending a little more if you want patterned tights, because my experience of Primark tights has overall been quite shite.

Anywho. I am off to bed. I know. Rock and Roll. It has been a long few days!

Love you all!
Samma x

Monday, 18 February 2013

Photoshoot at RedRock

Hey guys,
Sorry it's been so long, I've been having a bit of a blip when it comes to blogging right now, over-eating and a lack of sleep has left me feeling uninspired to do outfit posts.
However, today I helped out on styling a photoshoot for RedRock, which was great! I took loads of photos of the gorgeous models, and after leaving I realised the time has come for me to get serious about diet and exercise, and possibly the odd trip to a tanning salon. Anyway. I digress. The clothes were seriously cool and the make-up was fab, but to me, the highlight of the day was a gorgeous little guy called Barry, who came to visit on set and proceeded to sit in my lap and lick my hand for an hour. (Photos of him later, before you think that there was some random guy with a hand fetish.)
Definitely a great day all in all. It was really interesting to see how a shoot is done and met some lovely people, particularly the gorgeous models Ellie and Flo, who made me green with envy.

Here is just a few of the photos from behind the scenes. (I say a few, I've narrowed these down from about 300 snaps!)

Aaaand finally, Barry! What a cutie! I was actually debating leaving my Jeffrey Campbell's at the shoot and smuggling him home in the box.

And this is what I wore for the shoot. This is the skirt that I mentioned a few posts back. It is gorgeous and cost me a grand total of £5.60! Bargain!

Jacket - Vintage, Tee - H&M, Skirt - Miss Selfridge, Platform boots - Office, Earrings - New Look, Necklace - Topshop.

The colour of this skirt is gorgeous. I absolutely love the emerald green in the lace. As it is quite girly I decided to grunge it down a little with laddered tights and chunky platform boots. The denim jacket is my go to item at the moment.

I also had my hair dyed and cut... It was over damaged and random yellow and orange colours so I thought it was time for a trip to the salon... This was all they could save... What do you guys think?

See ya all later!
Samma xx

Sunday, 3 February 2013

I'm back... Back in the New York Groove!

Hey hey hey!
Happy Sunday Guys! I know today is a sucky day for most of you as it is back to work and lectures tomorrow, but as I have consumed the better part of a bottle of wine and am very excited for an outing to watch the Superbowl tonight, I am trying to spread the love... So here you go... LOVE!

Anyway. Today has been spent mainly in bed, lazing around and a trip to sainsburys to pick up dinner... I know, so rock and roll, but what ya gonna do?!
This is what I wore for said exciting trip and for tonight's actually exciting trip...

(Effing poser ;) )

(And again...)

Earrings - New Look, Top and necklace - Topshop, Skirt and bow - River Island, Boots - Office, Jacket and belt - Vintage.

Still rolling on the 80s vibe incase you can't tell... Cannot get enough right now.

Right I had better bust a move as I am late and I will have a very over excited Andi yelling at me to hurry my arse up any minute. (Massive Superbowl fan) 

But before I go... Here are some scary bloopers for you, just because I think they are funny. And I have consumed too much vino.

(Rocking the trout pout... I think I pull it off... ;) )

(Big Grins)


Samma x