Shine On Blog Award




I wouldn’t have been able to do this without you! So a huge massive GINORMOUS thank you to all!

If you have any suggestions to improve my blog or anything you would like to see more or less of just give me a shout!

Lots of love, Lou xoxox

Tomato & Pesto Gnocchi

I made up a new gnocchi recipe and thought I would share it as it tasted delicious!

Here’s how it looks when it is finished:


You will need:
– Onions
– Garlic
– Pesto
– Passata (tomato puree)
– Grated cheese

Firstly, finely chop up onions, place in a pan on low heat and cook until clear. Add chopped or pressed garlic.


Stir in the garlic and leave to simmer for a few minutes before adding the passata. Make sure the onions are soft.


Next add black pepper to taste.


Add cheese to the sauce


Add in the pesto. I used 2 table spoons but you can add more/less for your preference.


Leave the sauce to simmer.


Boil water in the kettle and add to a pan. When brought to the boil add the gnocchi.


The gnocchi sinks to the bottom. When it floats to the top it is cooked.


Strain the gnocchi. Add them to a bowl, cover with the pesto and tomato sauce. Add extra cheese on top.


What is your favourite recipe that uses pesto?

Love Lou xoxox

Reading: Undead Winter Novella

I do love a good zombie book and this one definitely fit the bill. It is a short novella (52 pages) so I finished it in a couple of nights.

The novella follows the stories of 5 people during a zombie apocalypse. Their stories fit together well making a short but enjoyable read. The author is apparently turning the novella into a full novel due to its popularity and I would definitely consider buying it.

Undead Winter by T.M Williams (link)

The book was free when I downloaded it but it is now 77p on the Kindle Store. If Williams is writing a novel based on this novella it might pay to wait for the full version. However, if you want a quick enjoyable read this book definitely fits the bill.

Have you read this novella? What did you think?

Love Lou xoxox

Caviar Manicure!

Yes I finally did it! I tried the caviar manicure!

I have to say it is so weird. It only lasted on my nails for just over a day and a half as it felt so weird and little balls kept dropping off my nails all the time! It looked so cool but I think I would only use it again for a night out or special occasion. They are too high maintenance for everyday.

Here are some pictures:

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I used nail caviar from Claires Accessories (purchased at Clothes Show Live). Possibly more expensive caviar would last longer and feel nicer on your nails?

What do you think? Have you tried nail caviar? Do you like the look of it?

Love Lou xoxox

Lovely Blog Award

I was nominated for a lovely blog award! After a long search of trying to find the history I found that it is quite a mysterious award with little known about the origin. Do you know where/how this award started?

Rules for the award:
  1. Add the logo to your blog.
  2. Link to the person from whom you received this award
  3. Nominate seven blogs
  4. Leave a message on their blog, letting them know they are “One Lovely Blog”

Firstly, thank you to Zoey from Amazing Star for nominating me for this award! I great appreciate the nomination. Check out Zoey’s blog for great fashion, beauty and more (she is lovely!).

My Nominations:
1. myfavesjournal
2. betweentheshadowsandthesoul
3. mylifethroughtheeyesoftheweb
4. gesundheitsuze
5. sandstormclick
6. thevintagepostcard

So hard to pick just 7! I wish I could nominate you all!

Thanks again Zoey for the nomination!

Love Lou xoxox