Quick and simple mocktail recipe!

Mocktails. Super refreshing and perfect for hot summer days. Here is a simple and easy recipe for one that I make often:   mocktail

What you need:


Fresh Mint


Frozen Berries

Ice Cubes or Crushed Ice



1) Put a few fresh mint leaves along with about half a teaspoon of sugar at the bottom of a glass and crush together with a spoon.

2) Add some frozen berries, followed by one or two slices of lime. At this point you can scatter an extra teaspoon of sugar if you wish to.

3) Add the ice, followed by a few more leaves of fresh mint.

4) Fill the rest of the glass up with lemonade. The berries will naturally give the drink a pinkish colour, but as an alternative you could add pink lemonade instead.

Also: As an extra, especially if you wanted to make them look more presentable for an occasion, you could add honey on the rim of the glass and dip it into sugar, followed by a classic slice of lime on the side!


Bushra x

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How to make a breakfast smoothie bowl!

So breakfast smoothies are a great alternative to something usual like toast or cereal, while boosting your nutrients at the same time! This one’s super refreshing, perfect for summer and so easy to make! smoothiebowl

All you need is:

One banana

Half a cup of frozen berries

Some milk

Greek yoghurt (optional)

Toppings (as in the picture; feel free to use your own!): Half a banana chopped into slices, some frozen or fresh berries, granola and coconut flakes

How to make:

  • Simply blend the frozen berries, banana and milk, alongside the milk and greek yoghurt. It’s best to put about half a cup of milk as you don’t want the mixture to be too thick. If you wanted it as a smoothie, then simply add double the amount. The greek yoghurt is optional, but gives it a great taste and also helps to thicken the mixture!
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl, and add your toppings as you wish! It looks extra aesthetic if you assort them into rows as in the picture, but it’s all up to you. Sometimes I prefer making it look pretty, while sometimes I’ll just throw it all on. Either way it tastes amazing!
  • Enjoy!


Bushra x

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L’Oreal Paris Face Masks Review – Pure Clay & Sugar Scrubs!

For my first post of 2018, and after a while of no posts, I thought I’d post a face mask review! Superdrug has had an ongoing reduction on the L’Oreal Paris Face mask range, including the new sugar scrub masks. With a recent extra 20% off for students, I thought I’d go ahead and buy some! I’ve tried a couple of the sample sized version of the pure clay range which were incredible so I purchased the full size version of the Purity clay mask and the Smooth sugars glow scrub. I did want the detoxifying pure clay mask initially as I felt that was one of the best when I tried the samples, though they were all sold out in my local store! So here’s what I thought: face masks

L’oreal Paris Pure Clay Purity Face Mask 50ml – I absolutely love clay masks over peel off’s or any other type of mask, and love the vibrant colours of this range. I bought the full size of this one as it was best suited to my skin’s needs – I wanted a mask that would, as the product claims, purify and mattify my skin without drying it out. This mask was great; it has a really neutral, clay like smell and feels very nourishing and cleansing when put on. I applied it with the Real Techniques prep brush from the Prime and Prep brush set instead of my fingers for a smooth and clean application and then left it on for around 10 minutes. After the clay had hardened, I removed it with water and patted it dry with a towel. The results were instantaneous – my skin felt soft and pampered, and it definitely gave me even more confidence in my skin and appearance. I’ll definitely be trying out the other masks in this range!

L’Oreal Smooth Sugar Glow Grapeseed Face and Lip Scrub 50ml – I had seen the rave over this new range and so bought the grapeseed scrub to ‘polish and boost radiance’ to my skin. I loved the idea of a scrub for both the face and lips especially as lip scrubs alone can usually cost the same amount as this scrub!  Surprisingly, I did actually like the smell – it was quite rich and natural.  I applied it with a small amount of water, before waiting for the sugars to melt into the skin to wash it off. I was surprised at how quickly it was ready to be taken off, and it did initially feel like simply using a exfoliating face wash. But the effects were incredible – it really did leave your skin feeling polished and glowing, which was commented on by some. It was also very nourishing and gentle on the skin, and I loved the fact that it contained sugar instead of exfoliating beads, which in the past had dried my skin out and so I had switched to cream facial washes and so this provided a great alternative.

Overall, these are pretty good face masks, with a decent amount in nice glass tubs, and simply a nice way to wind down after a long day.


MULTI-MASKING (SAMPLE SIZE) CLAY MASK PLAY KIT: https://www.superdrug.com/L%27Oreal-Paris/L%27Oreal-Paris-Pure-Clay-Multi-Masking-Play-Kit-3x10ml/p/736573

PURITY CLAY MASK: https://www.superdrug.com/L’Oreal-Paris/L’Oreal-Paris-Pure-Clay-Purity-Face-Mask-50ml/p/714245?gclid=CjwKCAiAy4bTBRAvEiwAFtatHCsmDChW5wUwFBMXs74FWge38wtoG4G3TKgmTuKzks1yOl4aV668FBoC5TQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CNufi9Xu5NgCFQhFGwod8gMD7w

GRAPESEED FACE AND LIP SCRUB: https://www.superdrug.com/Skin/Face/Face-Scrubs/L%27Oreal-Smooth-Sugar-Glow-Grapeseed-Face-And-Lip-Scrub-50ml/p/750155


Thanks for reading, and let me know if you have any face mask recommendations!


Bushra x

Twitter: @BushraSpeaks