Sunday, 31 August 2014

My summer holiday;

This August I went away for a week to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, it was amazing. I went with my boyfriend and I had the best week ever. Here are some photos I managed to take during the week.

Our beautiful hotel, we stayed at the Sonesta Beach Resort, it was amazing such an amazing experience. I would totally recommend this hotel to anyone. I probably wouldn't got to Sharm El Sheikh again just because I believe 1 week was long enough, I like to get out and do things and after we did all our excursions there wasn't really much else for us to see.

We went on a 'VIP cruise' which was amazing and I would totally do again it was a whole day excursion the boat stopped 3 times for snorkelling which was beautiful, seeing what's under the water is like being in a whole new world. So many different types of fish, playing with you in touching distance. Its like nothing I've ever done before. We also saw a huge amount of dolphins, it was magical. I never even thought I'd be so lucky. I would recommend it to anyone, the food was also AMAZING!

On our last night we took a taxi into Soho square and went in the 'coldest place in Africa' it was a good experience but i wouldn't say it was worth the money, the Ice Bar looked like a garage with a few bits of ice chairs, sculptures and a bar. I thought it was a little bit of a let down and not worth the price. Although it was lovely to get out of the 40 degrees heat for a minute. 

Overall it was the best holiday ever!!
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Monday, 23 June 2014

My I phone captured June

So as I haven't posted in a while I thought I would make a short post contain some of this months adventures in photo form. 

Had a small get together with a few friends, ate a lot of BBQ food and then ate a light refreshing watermelon wedge.

Evening walk at Wells, beautiful seaside town with some beautiful sights.   
A eventful weekend in London for my sisters birthday we ate a shed load of Spanish tapas, went to the tower bridge and had a night out in Clapham..

Picnic on Clapham common, lots of sun and good food.


An amazing meal at Carluccio's for fathers day, great food and my favourite fizzy drink ever! 

Poor car broke down :( (its fixed now yaay!)
Chilled Sunday night, toasting marshmallows on the fire pit.

Although June isn't over I thought I would put together a quick post, to give me a step back into posting.

Thanks very much for reading.
What have you been up to this month?
Lots of love

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Benefit Big Easy - Review

So I know that a lot of people have probably reviewed this product already but I just wanted to give my opinion about the product.

I firstly would like to say that this is the first 'BB Cream' that I have ever used, I have always stuck to foundations not normally full coverage foundations but general foundations. I always thought that my skin was really bad and that anything other than a foundation coverage just wouldn't cut it. I have been experimenting a little bit more with different foundations recently and when I saw this product I just had to get it. Something about it really stood out to me. 
Something that scared me a little about this product was the shade I was matched too, normally I get light shades just because that's my skin tone. But I was matched to Medium 04 and to me always choosing a light foundation It scared me a little I thought I was matched to a very dark shade but its perfect so if you choose to buy this product don't panic. 
This product has proven to be amazing, I love the finish and the coverage. I have found something with this product that isn't usually an issue with foundations. But when I am in a rush and need to apply my make up very quickly I sometimes use my hands to blend my foundation in instead of a brush. I know bad beauty blogger. I thought the BB cream was bad and wasn't sitting right on my face, I kind of pushed it aside and stopped using it really. Then the other day I used it agian but this time I blending it in using a brush. Turns out I was wrong after all and I am now in love with this product. I can not wait until summer so I can use it more as its super light. 
you can buy this product here.

Please let me how you found this product. If you would like to see this product in use just leave me a comment and I will try to do that for you.
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Monday, 14 April 2014

Cake Pops

So I have been wanting to make some of these for a while, but never really thought I could master the recipe. But it was a lot easier than I first thought.

Caster Sugar
Vanilla extract
Self raising flour

Mixing bowl
Cake Pop moulds

Ensure you preheat the oven to 180 degrees before you start.
Step one - you will need to mix together the sugar and the butter, then add the vanilla extract.
Step two - then add the eggs but between putting the two eggs in you will need to whisk between both eggs.
Step three - Then you will need to add the flour and the milk, ensure that you add the flour and milk in halves mix in the first half and then add the second.
Step four - When the batter is all mixed you can then start spooning the mixture into the moulds. I put enough mixture in to fill the bottom half of the cake pop mould.
Step five - Place top onto the mould and place into the oven, I put mine in for about 20-25 minutes.
Step six - I then removed from the over and flipped them all out onto a cooling rack after a couple of minutes of cooling in the mould.

I left the cake pops for about 10-15 minutes until they were completely cool.

I then started on the topping and decorations, I used white chocolate and milk chocolate as I found these easier to get hold of than candy melts. I melted the chocolate over a pan of boiling water, until smooth.

You will have to ensure that you dip the lolly pop stick into the chocolate and then place this into the cake pop about half way up to seal the bond between the cake and the stick. You can then do this to all of the cake pops and then leave until chocolate is completely dry.
Now comes the messy part, I then dipped the cake pop into the chocolate and completely covered the cake pop in chocolate. The put a side to dry. Don't worry the chocolate will drip off but it doesn't matter too much. You may want to double dip when the first layer is dry to make the cake underneath completely invisible.

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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Where have I been?

So as you may know there has been a lack of activity on my blog within the last couple of weeks. I have had time off before, there are lots of deadlines approaching and work is pretty full on at the moment a lot is changing in my life so if you could please bare with me and I will be back to posting properly soon. I PROMISE! 
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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Red Velvet Cookies

 I have always loved baking, so I am really glad I started sharing my baking bits with you all. When I saw this recipe online I was very excited and knew that I had to share this with you all. Red Velvet cookies I was excited and they were amazing!!!

You will need!
2.5 Cups of plain flour
2.5 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1.5 teaspoons  of corn powder
0.75 tea spoons of baking soda
0.5 tea spoons of salt
8 tablespoons butter
6 table spoons of vegetable shortening (I used margarine)
1.5 cups of granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1.5 teaspoons white vinegar
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon red food colouring
1.5 cups of white chocolate chips

Step one - Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and in a medium bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, corn powder, baking soda, salt and then set this all aside.

Step two - In another mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugar and vegetable shortening (margarine). You will need to mix this all together until fluffy for about 3 mins. You will then slowly need to add the egg yolk and egg. Then you will need to add the vinegar, Vanilla and food colouring.

Step three - add in all the ingredients that have been sat aside in the other bowl slowly. You will probably want to use a electric whisk to do all this. Then add 0.5 cups of the white chocolate chips. Even though I didn't do this I added the whole lot in then read the recipe properly, woops. 

Step four - when all combined you will need to make sure that you have lines a baking tray with some greasy proof paper to ensure that your cookies don't stick to the tray. Then use a table spoon and put table spoon sized balls onto the baking tray. I would leave a 2 inch gap between each cookie to ensure that they don't merge together.

Step five - place cookie dough into the oven for approximately 9 minutes, some of mine only needed 8 minutes but it depends. After you have taken them out let them rest on the tray for 2 minutes before you move them onto the wire cooling rack.

Step six - allow to cool then ENJOY!!!

I loved making these if you need any more help just comment below, just remember that I'm not a baker so I probably don't know a lot. 
Thanks for reading 
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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Vaseline Spray & Go - Review

When I first saw this product I thought, how lazy but then I bought it and I love it. I am very forgetful and even though I have body moisturisers in my bath room and bedroom I still sometimes forget to apply them. I always cant be bothered to sit there waiting for them to soak into my skin. The thing I love about this product is the convenience it's so quick and easy to use, you just spray it on rub it in and you are done. The scent of this is also lovely and fresh there was a shea butter one also but I just prefer the scent of this one. It feels fresher. This product feels like more of a thin cream to a body butter for example. This is very easy to rub in and it soaks in to your skin a lot quicker than other products as I feel with this you don't over apply. With creams that are in a pot I tend to put too much onto my skin and I end up having to stand there and rub it in for hours (over exaggeration there) but it takes for ever. This Vaseline Spray & Go body moisturiser is non greasy in scent Aloe Fresh. To spray you hold it 4 inches or 10 cm away from body and spray.

I would recommend this product to anyone as it is amazing. Its been giving my body the drink its needed. You can buy this product from boots for £4.99.
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Sunday, 2 March 2014

Barry M - Silk Nail Polishes

This is just going to be a short post of my thoughts and swatches of these polishes to hit the nail scene. I saw these polishes the other day in boots and thought they looked beautiful. I loved all the colours and thought they would be amazing for spring. So I bought them all ooppps... I believe they only have 6 shades in this line at the moment but I'm sure that they will bring more shades out if they prove to be a hit. I have swatched all of them but not on my nails as I love the shade I'm wearing too much at the moment to change them. I hope this way of swatching is enough for you to see the colour pay of in all of the shades. They look like a brilliant formula, they are a pearlescent polish that creates the look of silk on you nails. I love them and can't wait to actually use some of the polishes on my fingertips. I picked all of the colour up from Boots for £3.99 at the moment they have 3 for 2 on 1000's of products so it worked out that I got two of these for free. 
The colours left to right are Truffle, Pearl, Mist, Heather, Blossom and Meadow.

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