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Glossy Look

I’ve seen this look on lots of celebrities including Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and also on the catwalk. I wanted to try and recreate this look at home without buying expensive products and be able to wear it everyday as well as for a night out!

Still getting use to my camera so some sections may seem slightly blurry. Also, I wasn’t having the best skin day the day I filmed this. I have retential acne ( I will do a blog post on this another time …) and it did mean that my skin looks like its got lots of little bumps on it. But its okay I am working on this !!

There are many variations to the look; if you wanted something that would look more dramatic and stand out using a bright colour i think a purple eye shadow would look super cute with a gloss on top. You can also had gloss to your highlighter and lips to make them pop too. I chose not to simply because I wanted my look to be wearable as an everyday look and glossing my cheeks would have been to heavy on my skin.

The best part about this look is what I used to create the gloss effect. Do not worry it is not a really expensive product that you’ll only use once or twice to create a gloss look but something you use everyday that costs ONLY £1.95!!!!

The products I used were:

Botanics organic hydrating cream; my discount is “BOTANICS25” for 25% off at Boots website which is in the link right here – – > http://bit.ly/2hNH32w

Base: Rimmel BB cream – http://amzn.to/2xPtZV8

Contour and brown eyes – Rosie for Autograph for M&S contour stick –http://bit.ly/2hN3K72

Concealer – Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer – http://amzn.to/2ikNC0y

Maybelline dream brightening concealer stick – http://amzn.to/2yqKZ3J

La Roche Posay Thermal Water used to help blend the make up in – http://amzn.to/2ijpLOy

Gloss – Vaseline – http://amzn.to/2xPlz00

Highlighter: Lola Satin eyeshadow; use my code “HANNALOLA10” for 10% off at checkout, link is  – – >  http://bit.ly/2zjnKoO

Rosie for Autograph highlighter stick – http://bit.ly/2ywkes1

Maybelline Master Strobing liquid – http://amzn.to/2xQfWyM

Mascara: Rimmel London Supercurler – http://amzn.to/2ysaEZO

Lips – Huda Beauty Venus lip contour – http://amzn.to/2gjM967

Kim from Kylie & Kims collection at Kylie Cosmetics – unavailable rn sorry!

Song featured in the video is Tropical Love by Del from Soundcloud and Audio Library at Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-4zY7Ri2Po

 

Below is the video for my glossy look I hope you like it, speak soon xxx

For some of the links above I have used affiliate links which means I receive a small percentage; however all products used were my choice to use them 🙂

 

“Seasons Greetings” Gift Guide for Him, Her & Hannah

Tis the season to buy presents fa la la la laaaa! Below is a compilation of the perfect presents for every type of loved one, including yourself. Happy Holidays ❤️

Don’t Sweat The Small StuffWaterstones

A dear friend gifted me this book for my birthday and I have not been able to put it down since. Not only should you buy this book for yourself, why not gift to a friend or family member who could do with a little pick me up. It’s so easy to read and helps the reader to see the lighter side to life.

The Little Book of LykkeWaterstones

I truly love the way Meik Wiking writes and I find it so cool that he is the CEO of The Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. I hope I can visit one day! In this book you find out why and how there are happy people all over the world with completely different lifestyles. Oh and the book is very much a “leave out on the sideboard in the living room” aesthetic.

Givenchy L’InterditJohn Lewis

Hands down my favourite perfume this year. I wear it all the time and often find myself saying, “What is that, it smells so good?!” Then realise its me hehe. The perfect perfume for the season.

Gin GlassJohn Lewis

Now I am not sure if I have shared this before; but as my friends and family definitely know, if I am going to have an alcoholic drink its gonna be gin. Big gin glasses say “celebration season” like no other AND they come in hues of blue and purple. Dreamy.

Naughty & Nice MugsJohn Lewis

It’s the question on everyone’s lips this season; “Have you been naughty or nice?!” Don’t answer that and buy this mug set instead. Perfect gift for a couple, new homeware, aunties, uncles or adding a touch of Christmas into your home that’s not covered in tinsle and sparkles.



Napkin RingsJohn Lewis

The table decoration you need this Christmas. Add a touch of colour and nature into the scene and feel super fancy, I mean napkin rings, just the name feels like grown up Christmas table.

Dermalogica Radiant SetJohn Lewis

This is for sure an investment piece. For me personally I would rather spend a £100 on skincare than makeup/clothes because I know it is actually doing good for my body. This is the type of gift you buy yourself as a treat (the below one for a friend!) It contains the most fantastic Dermalogica products to help your skin be as radiant as possible in this dry, cold weather.

Dermalogica Normal/Oil Skin SetJohn Lewis

Ok now this is the skincare set you gotta buy your family and friends. Its a fabulous taster kit of the insane benefits that Dermalogica give your skin. My personal favourite products out of this kit is the special cleansing gel and multi-active toner. They are the perfect size for travel and calm your skin after a day of wearing lots of makeup, harsh weather, environmental factors and so on. They also do kits for dry skin or combination. *Adds to basket immediately*

Furry SlippersTopshop

Picture the scene… Long day at work. Feet are tired. Back hurts. Want to go straight to sleep. As you open the front door to your home you are greeted by these beautiful fluffy, fabulous, freaking PURPLE SLIPPERS 😍 Soft, cosy, encasing your tiny toes in a happy place ready for relaxation. What more could you want from a slipper really?!!

Eyeko Mascara Gift Set Eyeko

My favourite mascara hands down is the Eyeko waterproof sport mascara. It is the ONLY mascara that does not itch during the day, actually curls my eyelashes, doesn’t look like spiders legs and doesn’t leave you with panda eyes after 10 hours wear. I have tried so many others with varying prices and not one is anything close to this. Want to try out the others in the range? Me too. I am actually waiting for this beauty to be delivered as we speak. Another one of those adds to basket. One for you, one for me!

Almond Milk & Honey Delights BagThe Body Shop

I’m not sure about you but my skin has been so dry this season. It happens every year, the nights get dark, the layers of clothes go on, but I still get surprised that I have to layer myself with body lotions as well. My absolute favourite range at The Body Shop is almond milk and honey. It smells divine and is made for dry and sensitive skin. I use the body yoghurt and shower gel together; its a wonderful combination. Plus you get a hand cream for your bag so you can still lather up on the go!

Merry Treats Body Butter TrioThe Body Shop

Now The Body Shop have been very kind here. They’ve only gone and put my three favourite flavours into one perfect Christmas set! Mango is perfect for the Summer, moringa for Spring, its so fresh and then almond milk and honey for Autumn Winter. It’s probably the best gift in the whole gift guide for the person you have no clue what to get but you want it to be nice. This is it.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5ASOS

Can you tell I like my skincare? I was on the search for the best hyaluronic acid serum for the best price point and boy did I find it. I’ve been using this now for three weeks and it’s completely changed the texture of my skin for the better. Thank you The Ordinary!

Cameo Rose Black Organza Sleeve DressNew Look

This has been featured on my gram and will be a lot during the festive season. Not only is it the perfect little black dress its at an astonishing price point! No more words, the picture says it all.

Psychic Sisters Crystal SetASOS

Want some good vibes to start the new year and the new decade? Urm yes. A way to get into crystals without investing and doing tons of research. A small protection set for that good, good energy for 2020.

Bobble Water BottleASOS

One for everyone present. The sustainability one. The on the go person. The work secret Santa present. The sporty person present. The “I have no idea what they like, what can I buy them… well they must drink water..” present 😂 Simple but effective. I mean, you can’t go wrong with a water bottle really. Non-offensive purely practical and wellness focused present. You’re welcome.

Giraffe Phone CaseCoconut Lane

I think I have left the best present until last. This present is flawless. 1. It’s got giraffes on it (who doesn’t like giraffes?!) 2. 50% of the profits are donated to the African Wildlife Foundation. 3. Use my code “HANNAHAUSTYN20” for 20% discount across the WHOLE Coconut Lane website.

To end your Christmas gift list, you’ve given presents to everyone you know, you’ve given to charity AND you’ve got a cheeky discount from me. Merry Christmas Darlings!

*Please note affiliate links have been used in the above products. This means that I receive a small percentage when any products are bought. It also means that I can keep writing wonderful blog posts like this! Happy Shopping!

Tis The “John Lewis” Season: A Fashion Guide

A few weeks ago I popped into see my fave stylist and friend, Mechac at John Lewis Oxford! Mechac is an amazing stylist; he recently saw Amanda Holden as part of her new Fenn Wright Manson collection (exclusive to John Lewis). John Lewis styling appointments are completely FREE and they are perfect for a wardrobe refresh, finding that pair of jeans, bra fitting, holidays, special occasions and everything in between!

Below are the looks that Mechac put together based on trends and my styling needs; some even include a little bit about how and why Mechac put these pieces together to create the looks. Links to all the products are included* You’re welcome, Hannah xxxx

Workwear But Stylish

The perfect two piece of a long sleeve black top and animal print dress from AllSaints. With a belt bag from Kate Spade it makes the look a lot more modern and contemporary. Paired with these uber cool boots from AND/OR this is a look for the office with an edge or fore the weekend or actually any day of the week because it’s gorgeous!

PERFECT LITTLE BLACK DRESS

This Tamzin dress from the Fenn Wright Manson Amanda Holden collection updates your little black dress assortment. With a minimal faux-wrap bodice from Fenn Wright Manson too; this flattering piece has seams in all the right places to enhance your figure. Completed with contemporary cape style sleeves, wear this with your favourite heels and a clutch.

Classy Cute

The Aleida Blazer from Reiss is a sophisticated way to smarten up your look, whether at the office or at the bar. Double breasted for a truly tailored look, it’s fully lined for premium comfort, and is cut to a slightly longer line so it maintains its contemporary character. Pop of colour with Carmen rib-knit from Whistles matched with green body bag from LK Bennet (tagged similar)

Finished with soft leather-look fabric, these Cora leggings from AllSaints are a contemporary upgrade for days when jeans don’t make the cut. Offering a sleek silhouette with the high waist and skinny fit, these leggings define your figure.

Suede ankle boots by Carvela

Winter Chic

Based on the classic biker reinspired by 70s styling, this teddy aviator jacket from Mint Velvet is crafted from faux shearling and is cut in a relaxed silhouette. In a soft, textured teddy finish, it’s designed with buckles, zips and faux leather detailing for a luxurious feel. Layer over a simple roll neck from Whistles and a Arden skirt from Reiss; with chunky boots from AND/OR for a nod to contemporary style.

The beautiful rail with all the fabulous products! Happy shopping!

*links above are affiliate links meaning I receive a small percentage of commission

Bonfire Night Buys

My fave buys to keep you warm… and stylish whilst watching the fireworks or just going to dinner. If standing outside in the cold is not your thing (like me) then why not stay home put the fire on, make a cup of hot cocoa and do some online shopping instead!!*

*FYI this list of beaut buys have affiliate links; meaning I get a small commission if you purchase.

Kindness is Power

So inspired by the kindness of people today that I had to get typing!

People smiling for no reason, being friendly in a coffee shop, someone offering to add points to your loyalty card as you forgot it. These sound like such small and insignificant things but actually in day to day life they mean so much. I’ve been quite stressed lately and when I get stressed I find it super hard to make little decisions like what to have to drink when I go in a coffee shop. (Is it obvious I go to coffee shops a lot??!!) and someone being kind for no reason and helping you make that decision however small or just smiling can ease that stress for someone who is struggling even just for a minute. Isn’t that so powerful? Kindness is so freaking powerful. Its the one thing that you can do in a persons day to make it better.

I listened to a podcast recently by Jay Shetty featuring the beautiful Khloe Kardashian. I’m a big fan of the Kardashian’s in general; they are strong business women and I admire that. However, out of all of them Khloe shares the most on her social media about positivity and inspirational quotes so she’s worth a follow for sure. In the interview she talks about this concept of being kind for being kinds sake. How she would message someone on Instagram a compliment and it could really impact their day in a positive way. Another point was acknowledging service people. For example, the person who served you in a restaurant or your taxi driver. Just saying “Hi, how are you?” to someone when everyone else they’ve seen that day may have ignored them; that might keep them going for that day.

I’ve also spoken about Gary Vee in a recent post. He has been really pushing the whole happiness is success movement and has discussed how kindness is the biggest strength. Kindness and empathy are the ways to success in business. I think it is incredible to see such big influencers in media talking on this subject and bringing awareness to the power of being kind to one another. Can you imagine if we had more positivity/kindness on mainstream tv, on the news? Or as an app on our phones that we saw every day just as much as we see instagram?

Kindness is power and people need to realise it.

When people use your kindness as a weakness that shows the weakness on their part, their issues and insecurities. It’s a sad thing but there’s no point getting angry or upset because it’s their issue not yours.

To conclude kindness is such a beautiful human act. It’s free, you gain nothing (well you do because seeing someone else happy because of your actions makes you happy, gives you empathy and gives you the momentum to do it again but yeah!) And you make someone happy when they are going through a tough time.

So much love always, Hannah xxxx

Q&A with Frame Your World Director Leanne MacDuff

Such an exciting blog post today! Its a conversation with Leanne MacDuff who created Frame Your World a brand that aims to motivate you through inspirational quotes on notebooks and prints. I LOVE the ethos of the brand and can’t wait to get my hands on one of the notebooks – they’re so pretty! If you want to find out more, check out the website here https://frameyourworld.co.uk

Enjoy the Q&A below …

What Inspired You To Create Frame Your World? 

I was inspired through a need to make a gift for a friend’s birthday that was cost-effective. I was living in London at the time and in between contract work, and also going through a difficult season personally. It was a combination of researching and printing inspirational quotes that I would then stick on my wall so that whenever I got up in the morning. I began creating my vision wall to help me get out of the slump I was in mentally and emotionally so when it came time to find a gift for my friend that same summer I got the idea to put a cute postcard design that I had picked up one Saturday that said “Dream big” into a black frame. I felt so nervous about giving the gift in a cute box with some other small trinkets until I saw my friend’s face light up. That ultimately sparked conversation and the idea that perhaps I might start designing again. I used to draw and design all the time as a kid. Art was my top grade in school, with English as my second.

How Do You Stay Motivated?

There is a combination of things that keep me motivated today. I love exploring and being creative so whether that’s taking a day trip to the seaside, or into the country or sitting down with a coffee and my journal. Writing and being creative with my journal energizes me. I also find spending time with close friends and family, and I go to church so things like sisterhood groups and being around a community of people help me keep me going personally. 

What Do You Do Regularly That Inspires You To Become Your Best Self? 

I’m not sure if I do this or if the people I put myself around help me do this. I do believe that we are who we surround ourselves with so I would say choosing friends who inspire me help me stay inspired. That could be friends who are kind, generous, great a business, or great at family life. I also love to read and listen to podcasts and being a writer I’m in my head a lot so reflecting for me is key to growth and personal development. 

What Are Your Future Plans? Frame Your World Domination?!

I am sooo excited about the future of Frame Your World. I have lots of plans for the future. I’d love to launch a foundation through my business to enable my customers and the business to actively play a part in making a difference in our community. I’m also launching my new natural candle range on 14th November, and have a bunch of Christmas markets coming up. I am looking to expand on creating products that help us find relief, inspiration, encouragement, or empowerment so whether that’s a print, a notebook, or a candle. There’s more products to come, and I recently launched the Frame Your World Podcast so I think I’ll continue to work and grow that. I’d love to spark some community around my business that empowers women across the world to support each other and make a difference in our world and the world around us. 

Why It’s Okay to Say No

Today’s subject is saying no. Recently I’ve been contacted by a few brands offering me gifting opportunities in exchange for a post on Instagram. At the time I was super excited because now I’m doing blogging full time I thought this is amazing. A clothing brand emailed me gifting me products, they have over 30k followers on Instagram so obviously this all sounds perfect right? 

However, it didn’t feel right to me. I always try and be my authentic self when it comes to working with brands, I only work with them if I I truly love them and they go with my ethos of becoming your best self. My blog and social media is a reflection of me.

So when your gut says no, is it really okay to say no?

If your a blogger/ influencer then getting a fashion brand that’s well known with great Insta credentials should be fantastic …. BUT. This particular brand is not a brand that I’ve ever shopped in before. I’ve looked on their website before and never felt like the products fit my style. So is it okay to say no? YES.

Some peoples idea of blogging (who do not know the industry) is just posing with free products; but for me and many bloggers it’s more than that. It means so much more to me and I’ve always tried to be as honest about gifting and products and showing my style and brand.

Nevertheless, a few days later, a skincare brand also came along and I love their products! It’s such an honour to work for this brand and that’s when I realised that if you have a gut feeling about something that isn’t true to your values it’s okay to say no. I said no and something else amazing happend instead that made much more sense to me and was something I felt comfortable and proud to work for.

On the other hand its super important to say yes and get out of your comfort zone. But… sometimes! If it is something that is going to help you long term and is a part of the person that you want to become then do it. If it’s not and goes against your core values and makes you uncomfortable then say no.

Speaking of skincare brands, check out my top 3 products below that are SAVING my skin in this cold autumnal weather!

“You’re not lost, you’re just early in the process.” – Gary Vee 

Speak soon, Hannah xx

I Woke Up Like This

Can you guess what the blog post is about today from the title?!

I woke up like this is a line from the Beyoncé song Flawless which came out in 2014. I am dedicating a whole blog post to this song because of how it made me feel, empowered and passionate; and I wanted to share this with you.

Music can make you cry, laugh or dance to your hearts content but some songs can make you do all three and that’s what Flawless does. When I first heard this song I got goosebumps – and still do sometimes. Beyoncé has been such an inspiration to me for many years. She’s powerful, runs her own business, successful, proud and respected. All attributes I aspire to become as I grow older. So when Beyoncé comes out with a song like this you really feel it because she is an artist saying the truth! You feel she is talking to you and understands. Beyoncé has done so much for feminism and raising awareness of how amazing it is to be a women which is something I am incredibly passionate about.

The chorus of the song says lines like:

You wake up, flawlessThis diamond, flawless, My diamond, flawless
This rock, flawless, My rock, flawless

It talks of buying your own diamonds and waking up feeling amazing – having respect, your own money and working hard for it is such an empowering message to young women (and men) about being a boss and owning it. If you know old school Beyoncé from Destiny’s Child days it is reminiscent of songs like Independent Women and Bills – classic empowering anthems.

Included is the bridge by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie . How Beyoncé can create a song with a bridge from a Ted speaker and still make it a hit for modern audiences shows the power of her music.

The lyrics are so real and thought provoking that I wish it could be played to every man in the world so they understood what it’s like to be female in this world!

Some of the lines include:

We teach girls to shrink themselves, To make themselves smaller, We say to girls,
“You can have ambition but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man

It then goes on to describe how society suggests females should aspire to marriage and how we don’t teach boys the same. As well as how girls cannot be sexual beings in the way boys are. Which reminds me of how boys can be players and girls are often called sluts. Isn’t it scary how true this is of our society and the messages we are sending to young women and men through media?!

I know a lot of great men that have amazing values and completely understand feminism and respect it. But to be frank some don’t. And this song combines the frustration and even anger – a negative emotion I know – however I believe if you use anger as fuel to energise you to turn it into a positive, it can be a highly effective tool.

Some people are scared or dislike the word feminism. Personally I think it has a bad rap. If you brought it back to the origins of wanting equal rights for men and women financially, socially, culturally and ethically then I think most people would agree. I am proud to call myself a feminist because of this song alone. Flawless is an anthem for people to believe in and give them courage and strength knowing their not alone and that we are BEAUTIFUL INDEPENDENT PEOPLE WHO CAN DO INCREDIBLE THINGS!

Want something to change? Then be the change. And I am 100% for that and that’s why I felt I had to write this post.

I would love to know your thoughts and what anthem inspires you. Please remember, we woke up like this, FLAWLESS. All my love, Hannah xxxxxx

LONDON FASHION WEEK: MY FIRST TIME

WOW! First of all Like someone pinch me, the fact that I am even writing a post saying I am going to London Fashion Week. I remember being at high school and seeing one of my favourite designers was going live on Instagram, so you could see the show and in my lunch break being glued to the screen seeing all the models in these glorious designs and thinking wow one day I will be there. And it happened. It is honestly the weirdest feeling having your dreams become your reality but also the most humbling because I know that I’m going to enjoy every second of it!

Day One

Currently on the train I have a LFW opening party with Like To Know It this evening. I am going into London earlier to have a walk round Selfridges (I always do this every couple of months,the store is so beautiful!) Then, I met my cousin for dinner and drinks (might have had a pornstar Martini – my fave) and we headed to the event. It was so amazing, they had frozen rose and it was pink (sucker for anything pink!) it was so nice meeting the team and LTKI community! it is an amazing app to shop products instantly. You can shop my looks here.

Day Two

I have a show at 11am, Hazzys’s so I am on the 9:25 train into London suited and booted (literally, although I am wearing trainers instead of boots) my first ever show!! I wonder what everyone will be wearing? What if I see someone famous? Or a blogger I recognise? Is it weird to say hi or no?! So excittiinggggggg…My first show. WOW, WOW, WOW. When the lights went down and the music started (it felt like my heart was gonna jump out of my chest. I loved it I honestly got chocked up. I thought I was gonna burst into tears in front of all these cool fashion people! I just felt such an overwhelming sense of happiness and gratitude. I went alone because I wanted to fully appreciate the experience. For me, the Hazzys show was the best show I saw at Fashion Week. A mixture of thumping, loud music, beautiful designs, and creativity and just pure excitement.

After the show I met up with my photographer friend Emily and we popped to All Bar One in between shows to get a drink and food – so needed! Had the best mac n cheese and pornstar martini –my comment of the day – ” I’m full of porn and cheese” Hahaha

Second show at Foyles – what a dream. Me and Emily getting lost in Covent Garden on our way to the show. The gayeon Lee presentation was magical. Such elegant designs. I wanted to wear all the dresses, and the ruffled trousers were so cool. After the presentation I headed home – I was so exhausted from all the excitement, nerves and WALKING!

Day Three

More shows! Let’s Bab who are one of the sponsors of London Fashion Week this year invited me to the House of Holland x Self Portrait show and after a talk with Henry Holland! Let’s Bab is a new app that lets you recommend products to friends whilst earning a commission and allowing you to give some of that commission to charity – what a brilliant concept. The app also sent you notifications about show scheduling during LFW. It was incredible and a great way to keep up/plan your days. If you want to find out more about Let’s Bab check out the link here. Anyways, the show was brilliant what an honour to see Henry Hollands work and the chat after was fabulous too – such a down to earth, lovely guy. Bonus – the LFW tote bag!

Second show of the day- Oxford Fashion Studio at the Royal Opera House. Such a stunning venue and I had an amazing seat in stalls. It was so interesting to see new independent designers. My favourite collection was King and Reign – really dramatic looks. Met up with another blogger … who was filming backstage which was so lovely. Then train home again half asleep 🙂

Monday – *day off packing, and furiously posting content on instagram.*

Day Four

Heading into Landaaan ( London) with my mama, shopping and food before the Whyte Studio LFW closing party! Cannot believe fashion week is over already! The party was fabulous and in Mayfair I felt so fancy. It was great to catch up with the lovely stylists I met when I did my styling course a few years ago. The night was filled with gin and tonics and house music – what more could a girl want?

Now

My throat hurts, my feet hurt, but WOW what a week. THANK YOU so much fashion week you have made a 21 year old girl from Oxfordshire extremely happy. Excited for February already xxx

Meatballs In A Roasted Sweet Potato

As you know after doing the 21 Day Body Reset Plan I found loads of delicious recipes and also created a few of my own! This dish was actually so yummy that I had to write it down and tell you…

Ingredients

Sweet potatoes (one large or two small ones per person)

500g beef mince

250g of chopped mushrooms

1 chopped onion

1 chopped celery stick

1 can of chopped tomatoes

Tablespoon of tomato purée

Teaspoon of the following spices:

Paprika, Italian herbs, mixed herbs, garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Salad (if you like)

Method

Prick and wash the sweet potato and place in the oven at 150C (Fan oven) for one hour, checking on them when necessary.

Then put your 500g of mince in a mixing bowl. Add a teaspoon of paprika, mixed herbs, garlic and then mix and make the meatballs. (This is a super fun meditative process if your looking for some me time) I made around 17 meatballs then placed them in a pan on medium heat. Once they are brown on one side carefully turn them over so they cook nicely.

Chop an onion as small as you can go (without cutting your fingers!) and add them to the meatballs once they are fully brown as well as chopped celery. Once they have cooked for a few minutes add in the chopped mushrooms. I kept these quite big so they tasted meatier but however you fancy. (At this point add in any other veggies you have in the fridge)

Then add some more herbs into the pan; a teaspoon of Italian herbs, mixed herbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Then add the tin of chopped tomatoes. I then put another half of the tin amount of water into the pan too. Add in a tablespoon of tomato purée. (At this point it smells divine)

Then bring the whole pan to a boil, pop the lid on and let it simmer for 20 minutes on a low heat. I checked it a few times to make sure it was cooking nicely and season to taste.

Whilst this is simmering and the sweet potatoes are roasting, prepare a simple salad to go with.

Take the sweet potatoes out the oven and cut open so they are ready for the meatballs (you could add knob of butter to the potatoes if you wish). Then take the meatballs in their yummy tomato sauce and spoon them into the sweet potatoes. And enjoy!

Variations

If you’re not a fan of beef mince, you could use turkey (healthier) or pork. You could also add a variety of tasty veggies like spinach, kale. This meal is gluten free so perfect for supper and is utterly delicious!

Hope you enjoyed my recipe post, let me know if you make it or have any good variations xxx