Thursday, 26 February 2015

Una Brennan The Super Facialist Vitamin C + daily polish wash review

I am ALL about fresh glowing skin and and when I saw this in TK Maxx at the delicious price of £6 I had to have it. I am actually kicking myself for not stocking up on more after giving loads away as Christmas stocking fillers!

125ml container

The Super Facialist range was created by skincare specialist and guru Úna Brennan who has been in the industry arena for over 17 years- yonks!

Skin genie Úna , has formulated a range of products based on her knowledge . Honed over the years, to formulate products that are aimed at leaving the skin with a healthy, bright and glowing complexion.
I have been using the micro polish for just under 2 months now and can definitely see that my skin is brighter and so much more even toned.

The smell is super invigorating and very fresh. It definitely wakes up the senses in the morning. The directions suggests that it can be used daily but in this colder weather for me 3 times a week is plenty. The polish isn't abrasive and left my skin feeling incredibly soft. A little goes a long way and I have just under half left with everyday use!

super fine micro polish texture

Although this product is for anti-ageing my main focus is brightening my skin. So for me seeing that the product contains vitamins C and E, which help to give the skin a boost is key to giving me a natural glow.

I have to admit that this is up there with the more 'holy grail' and fares well against expensive facial exfoliators that have been used, so I am looking forward to keeping it as a regular part of my daily routine.

I would highly recommend this just for the silky smoothness of your face after an application alone. 
I really enjoy waking up to apply this in the morning and can't wait to try other products from her other  ranges.

The Super Facialist range can be found in Boots or the Super Facialist website.

P.S this can also be used as a mild lip exfoliator if a sugar scrub is too abrasive for you.

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Pancake Day 2015: the Savoury experience

It's pancake day woop woop

Pancakes have definitely taken a savoury turn in my house this year and the excitement is too real!

I have a sweet tooth and chocolate is a close and personal friend but sugar doesn't compare to my love for the hot and savoury.

My batter is a simple plain mix that enhances the flavour of the filling but doesn't over power it.


100g plain flour
2 eggs
300ml semi-skimmed milk
pinch salt
1 tbsp olive oil into the mix or a knob of butter
  • Splash of oil in the pan for cooking

Serves:7-8 pancakes

This pancake day is all about hot and spicy flavours packed full of goodness.
  • My two main  fillings are Duck & Chicken surf and turf stir fry and home made Venison meatballs.
R: Stir fry L: venison meatballs
The stir fry has oyster mushrooms, edamame beans, broccoli, shredded duck and chicken, onions and prawns. (sautéed spinach was added at the end).

The venison meatballs which have a really rich spicy sent naturally wear seasoned overnight with Worcestershire sauce, fresh and dried chives, season all, Himalayan sea salt and chopped onions. I then added an egg and a tablespoon of flour before rolling into balls.

     Final product:

I like my savoury pancakes a little more crispier than usual as they hold the contents better and there they are super tasty and pretty darn health eh.

What is your pancake plan this year?

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Homemade Chocolate Cinnamon Chilli truffles

Hi Lovers,

So I was in charge of Christmas again (twas a success again even if I do say so myself) and although my main efforts went into the starter and mains I did have some time to whip up these babies on Christmas eve.
I was very popular after plating these up and have had several orders placed by friends and family for the foreseeable future!


Chocolate Cinnamon Chilli Truffles!

They are rich decadent and incredibly easy to make!

Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 25 mins
Creates approx 65 pieces

Ingredients needed:
350g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)
250g milk chocolate
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons of chilli *if you can handle it*
650ml double cream
Dash of Himalayan sea salt
25g of the best cocoa powder you can find

The how to:

Step one: Grease up a shallow baking tray with butter.
Step two: Break up chocolate into small manageable pieces for melting.
Step three: Warm the double cream on a low heat in a heavy bottomed pan and add spices.
Step four: Add the chocolate to the WARM mixture which has been taken off the heat or in a separate bowl. If there are still chunks place the bowl over a pot of heated water.
Step five: Place the mixture into your tray and tap on your work surface to release trapped air. Sprinkle your salt sparingly over the top and chill for at least an hour.
Step six: Sieve your cocoa powder and cut the chocolate into cubes
Step seven: Roll truffles (between your fingers) or leave as squares and toss in cocoa powder.
Step eight: Store in the fridge or freezer and place in a pretty jar for a rustic feel.

P.s store in a really cool place if they survive they day and they should last you up to 1.5 months.


Guys these are so good I honestly can't explain how nice they are! They are easy to customise and as they are so rich 3 is more than enough per person.

I would love to see what you come up with let me know.

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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