Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My Sisters Birthday Cake!

Hello There!

So this morning I thought I'd share with you the recipe to my chocolate cake! This is my favourite recipe and I always seem to make it, whether it's muffins or for a friends birthday or for a family gathering! I've had positive feedback on this, so I hope it works for you too! If only you could smell the food through the screen, that would top it off! (The decoration, Malteasers and Chocolate Fingers were my sisters request and she turned 15, hence the 15 on the cake)


 
You'll Need:

225g Plain Flour
250g Caster Sugar
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
100g Butter
250ml Milk
1 tbsp Vinegar
2 Eggs
50g Cocoa Powder



  1. Set the oven to 180degrees. Place some greaseproof paper into two 20cm round tins. 
  2. Put the Butter and Sugar into the mixing bowl and beat until fluffy. Beat the Eggs into the mixture one at a time.
  3. In a jug, stir the Vinegar into the Milk, then add half to the mixture.
  4. Sift in half the Flour, Cocoa Powder and Soda and then fold it in.
  5. Add the rest of the Milk, Flour, Cocoa Powder and Soda into the mixture, mix until smooth. 
  6. Equally pour the mixture into the two tins and bake for 1 hour. (Muffins are about half the time)
  7. Take out the cake when you have placed a knife through the middle and it has come out clean. 
  8. To make the Butter Icing for the middle, mix 2 tbsp's of Icing Sugar with a tbsp of Butter. Add either more Icing Sugar or Water to create a stiff consistency. Spread evenly between the layers. 
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Eye Make-Up!

Hey Tuesday Go-ers?!!

Haha, can I firstly say, I'm so sorry I haven't posted anything in such a long time! I've just been mega busy with my coursework due, exams next week and I had my driving test last week. Which.... didn't really go to plan cos I failed! The annoying part is, that it was eyesight that let me down not even my driving! (I didn't see a sign!) Ughh, oh-well, I guess we learn from our mistakes and I'll know what to expect for next time!

So I thought I'd do a quick, simple post just so I had something up for you guys! In these pictures you can't really see the glitter eyeshadow so just imagine!:) Now I don't often wear a huge amount of make-up full stop, but when I do, I mostly direct it on my eyes. Due to my eyes being soooo big, I can't really show off a lot of eyeliner or eyeshadow so most days I keep it quite simple and go for mascara and a light covering of eyeshadow.

All make-up is from Superdrug...
~ Mascara - MUA Define Lengthing Mascara
~ Eyeshadow - MUA Undress Me Too Palette
~ Eyeliner - Collection Fast Stroke
With Make-Up                                                                                          Without Make-Up
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tribal Nail Art!

Hey Chums!

So how are we all? Today I thought I'd take the time to make my nails a little more exciting that just painted. I don't normally do nail art because I do the left hand exactly how I want, and cos I'm right handed, doing my right looks a mess! But oh-well, thought I'd give it a go!

 


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Liebster Award!!

Hello fellow bloggers!


So guess what? I've been nominated for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much Emily, means so much!

The Rules

1. Thank and link the blogger(s) who have nominated you.
2. Nominate and link 11 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) who you think deserves the award.
3. Answer the 11 questions posted by the blogger that nominated you. Then write 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
4. Notify your nominees.

My Questions from Emily!

1. Who is your favourite band and singer?
- I don't have a particularly favourite singer/band, I just love whatever in the chart. But it includes people like Fall Out Boy, Maroon 5, Iggy Azalea and Taylor Swift!
2. What is your favourite song?
- I have four favourite songs which are in the charts at the moment..
     *Bills - LunchMoney Lewis
     *Dear Future Husband - Meghan Trainor
     *Time of Our Lives - Pitbull
     *Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo
3. What are your hobbies?
- I love cooking, especially baking. I enjoy photography and would dream to take a course in professional photography
4. Who is your favourite celebrity?
- Ooo that's a tricky one! I have soo many!
5. What is your favourite colour?
- Turquoise
6. What is your favourite movie?
-My favourite movie is a classic but I just love it! Pretty Woman!
7. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
-I love giraffes, which is ironic as I'm short and they're like the tallest animal!
8. What is your favourite clothing item in your closet?
-My denim jacket, it makes me think of the summer, making me happy!
9. What is your favourite fashion accessory?
-Any! Literally as my friend said, I'd rather wear simple clothing and dress it up with accessories. However, my scarf I nearly wear everywhere, so that's my favourite:)
I0. If you could meet your favourite band or singer, who would you like to meet?
-Tricky, anyone in my music playlist!
11. If you an take a picture of anything or anyone in the world, who would it be?
-It would have to be all my friends and family in one picture because they all mean so much to me! 

My Nominees


(Will add more soon...!)

My Questions for My Nominees!


  1. What inspired you to start a blog?
  2. Where is your favourite place on earth?
  3. What is your favourite memory of your childhood?
  4. What is your most favourite item in your bedroom?
  5. Where would be your ideal holiday?
  6. What is your favourite pair of shoes?
  7. What is your favourite sort of takeaway?
  8. What is the one item you could not live without?
  9. What is your most visited clothes shop?
  10. If you had a superpower, what would it be?
  11. If tomorrow was your last day on earth, what would you do?

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My Tea Tree Range.

Hey Beautiful People!

Today I thought I'd share with you my Tea Tree Range from Superdrug!
*Cleanser & Toner - £3.29     *BB Cream - £3.29     *Exfoliating Cream Wash  - £3.29            *Foaming Facial Wash - £3.29     *Essential Oil 100% - £3.29

*Essential Oil 100% (Left) - This is an oil that helps imperfection and blemish control. I haven't used it in a while, but a few months ago when I was pretty bad with the spots, I purchased this hoping it would reduce them. For a while it did help my face, but soon after it started to irritate my skin. It may sting when it has made contact with the skin, but before you know it, you forget about it. For such a small bottle, I would say it's a bit pricey. However it does work well, and helped reduce my blemishes! 
*BB Cream SPF 15 Light (Middle) - This is a great product for when you don't want to apply as much make-up and you just want to quickly apply something to hide your blemishes. This hydrates your skin, giving it a healthy glow! I went for a light shade as I have quite fair skin. As it's quite a thin liquid, it gives an even coverage over your skin, however if you have red areas within the face I would recommend adding loose powder. 
*Exfoliating Cream Wash (Right) - Straight away, the size of the bottle is perfect if you were to use it daily as you use quite a bit of it. I would say the best time of day to use this product is the morning, due to it be quite freshening! The broken seashells within the product definitely makes you feel like the product is doing your skin good. Once you've washed away the cream with clean, cold water it leaves your skin feeling smooth. However if you tend to have dry skin after your face has contacted water, I would recommend applying moisturiser straight after. 

*Cleanser & Toner (Left) - This is a fab product for freshening your face up before you go to bed and when you wake up. I wouldn't substitute it for a make-up remover but I would still use it after so it can clean you pores out. I would recommend using a cotton pad when applying this to your face due to it being soft yet you can still get to the smaller parts of your face that may have been missed from taking off your make-up. 
*Foaming Facial Wash (Right) - I always use this product in the shower without a doubt, as it's easier to wash off. The foamy textile is a nice feel when applying to the face and when washed off it leaves your skin feeling clean and healthy. The best bit of the product is the price, and even though it's the same price as the others, you get your moneys worth better in this product. This is due to when you use it, you hardly need anything but it still covers your whole face. 

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Quick Catch Up!

Good Afternoon to you all!

So even though I've already done a post for today, I want to get another one done as I won't have time to do many others! Why, maybe the reason you ask! Well it's two weeks from the start of my exams, so the rush of coursework is full on! I've had a relaxing Holiday (even though it seems to be all over in a flash!), it was great to catch up and spend quality time with the family as well as me having time to write posts for you guys! 

Now on the subject of this blog, I'd just like to say a thank you to you guys. Now I know I'm not popular on here or whatever but without you're positive comments I probably would have given up or not written as much as I have! As I've mentioned before, I hate writing, was never a lover of English as a subject at GCSE but me knowing that there are people reading this blog makes me happy! It keeps me motivated to keep writing posts, some days I just want to write a post but I have no idea what, just because I want to share things with you! I hope to keep this blog going for a long time, and I hope you keeping reading! I'm still learning new things about blogging everyday, so I'm open to any advice!

So if you've got any post ideas that you want me to write about whether its a haul, a review, advice or even just a chat of what I've done in that week! I read every comment, and I try my best to reply to each one! Thanks again for reading my blog!

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The Beautiful Season, Spring!

Hi There! 

So today is a beautiful day! Very sunny, perfect for capturing a few photographs! Outside my house there are some gorgeous trees that have blossomed, and it reminded me of Spring so much! Hope you enjoy:)






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Saturday, April 11, 2015

That Typical Country Look...

Hello!

So this is another outfit. A bit different to a normal outfit! So I live out in the countryside so I thought I'd do a typical country look! 






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Friday, April 10, 2015

OOTD..

Hi Guys!

How are we all today! Don't know where you are but it's gorgeous weather today, sun is shinning, Summer is coming quickly this year! So it's Friday! And we all know what that means, not long until the weekend! Anyone got any plans to go out, or is it a quite night in, in front of the TV?!  

So I thought I'd share with you my OOTD...
~Black Jeans ~ New Look~
~Black Cropped TurtleNeck ~ Topshop~
~Batwing Cardi ~ Primark~
~Buckle Styled Shoes ~ Primark~




















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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Through the Eyes of Two Bloggers..

Hey you guys!!


So as you know my friend G is staying around mine over night. My parents have gone away so I've got the house to myself! What a great opportunity to have a mate round, pig out and watch Netflix!



So I started my day off with waking up at 9:30, I slipped on my cardi and went downstairs to grab some breakie! I decided to have a toasted bagel, can't beat melted butter on toast. I then made myself a cappuccino which was gorgeous.



I then went for a shower to freshen myself up, ready for the day ahead! I then did my make-up but not my eyes as G was going to do my eye shadow when she got here! I then quickly dried my hair. I did a half up, half down hair do, with the top being braided just so it could be slightly wavy.




G then arrived at mine, and as being two girls the first thing we did was catch each other up with a little bit of gossip. G did my eyeshadow - twice - cos we couldn't get the right colour! To finish my look I did my eye makeup, mascara and eyeliner. We decided to do our OOTD first while the sun was still shining! It was beautiful outside, almost felt like a summers day! So I did 3 outfits; a day look, a typical country look and a summer garden party look (which I'll post over these coming weeks). G had 4 outfits, (which 2 of them are up now! http://whiteshirtchic.blogspot.co.uk/)

Soon after, we decided (as keen bloggers!) that we'd put our posts up as soon as possible! We did this while we finished watching Season 2 of Bates Motel on Netflix!
Once this had finished, I put on our dinner...Pizza! Can't go wrong with a pizza, whatever the occasion! Since we heard that Season 2 of Orphan Black had been released, we were so excited to start it! What a better way than watching your favourite series, while eating pizza, having a glass of wine with your best mate! Tops a perfect day!



We carried on through the night having more wine and treats until we came to the end of Orphan Black! What! Finished. What were we going to do! While deciding, we thought we needed waking up so we played a playlist on loud and got up and danced! After getting a little more alert we (well G had already seen it) decided to start watching Gossip Girl! We watched on through the morning until we were fast asleep by 7am!

We didn't wake up until midday! We decided to start our day, well of what we had left, to have a coffee while continuing to watch Gossip Girl! We so needed that caffeine! We were so tired! I prepared a fresh scone for us for breakfast, which was more lunch!


The hours flew by and before we knew it it had turned 3pm! We were getting a little peckish so I decided to cook us some pancakes! There not just for Pancake Day!! Even though the process of making a pancake may seem simple, it didn't to me cos I couldn't get the temperature of the ring right! The first one looked more like an omelet! But one by one they did improve, and by the end they actually looked like a pancake!

I then decided to carry on with this post so I could get it up for up guys tonight! I was too distracted by Gossip Girl! Something that could have taken 10 mins took me nearly a whole afternoon! I'm tired okay! Now even know I said to myself that I was going to grab a fairly early night, that didn't really work with it now being 11pm! By 7pm G went home and I started to tidy up, made myself some dinner and almost fell asleep in front of the TV!

So this is what we did! Two best mates having a good catch up! What have you done this week? Are you on your Easter Holiday?!

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Summer/Spring Garden Party Outfit..

Hey friends!


So as you know, as my friend is staying at mine! She has helped me take some photos so I can share with you some outfits! This first outfit, is something I would wear at a Summer Garden Party. I wore it last year at my Uncles Birthday Party in May. 

Having a maxi dress is perfect for when it's sunny, but when there's a slight breeze. Adding a denim jacket allows you to still keep warm when the sun sets and there's a slight chill to the air. To finish off the look I would add a cute pair of heels, a handbag and some jewellery! 



























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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Stay Tuned For More...

Hey my friends:)

So tomorrow, my friend, G (http://whiteshirtchic.blogspot.co.uk/), is coming to mine!

We have the whole house free, so we may be doing some collabs! I'll be doing either one big post, or two smaller posts on what we did (so basically a written vlog!). It may also feature some behind the scenes photos of our posts! 

So I'm giving you a pre-warning of whats to come so you can decided for yourselves whether you want to read them or not! 

That's it for now!

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Friday, April 03, 2015

Be the reason someone smiles today:)

Hey Lovelies

I thought today, as it's nearly the weekend, I'd share with you some of my favourite quotes that remind me why being happy is soo important. Whenever I feel down, I'm always go on my phone and go through my pictures to remind me of happy memories. I always seem to save quotes, so that I can remind myself of them at any time.! These are my top ten!








                                                                        

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Those Spring Lookin' Nails..

Hey there!


So it's three days till Easter, and I bet you're looking forward to those Easter Eggs right?! By far my favourite are mini eggs! They taste soo good! But just wait, hold onto that temptation a little longer! 

So today I thought I'd do a quick review on a favourite nail vanish of mine. 
MUA's Nail Polish - Cherry Blossom...



 
Firstly can I say, at £1 a bottle this is a fab little purchase and definately worth it if you want a range of colours! In these pictures I have only applied one coat and a clear top coat over the top! Some of MUAs' other colours look better with two, but this one is especially great to wear if you don't have time to do two. I would say, as these are so cheap, they do tend to start chipping away. So if you're the sort of person, who constantly changes the colour of their nails anyway, this shouldn't be too much of a problem! I love the brush on this nail vanish, as it allows me to evenly spread out the nail vanish giving a smooth coating! This nail vanish doesn't take too long to dry so it's perfect if you're in a hurry! Overall I would definately recommend this product if you're on a budget or if you're looking for a cute little gift for you're friends. 


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