Saturday, 24 October 2015

FAMILY HOLIDAY

I don't usually share personal things on my blog so I guess this is something new. I've wanted to share a holiday I went on last Easter on my blog for a long time ago now but I guess I just never got round to doing it. I think I was a little bit put off by the idea of the whole world having access to my small life. However, I feel like my blogging experience is slowly blossoming and I'm loving it more than ever! I have so many ideas for future blog posts including blogmas and a Q&A so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask them! But, for now, here are some (old) typical, English seaside, holiday snaps. Enjoy!

Friday, 23 October 2015

HOW TO: CHOCOLATE MUFFINS


How to Make 6 Chocolate Muffins:

Ingredients:
125g Plain Flour
25g Coco Powder
1tsp Baking Powder
1 Egg
60g Sugar
2tbsp Oil
100ml Milk


Method:
ONE
Line a baking tray with cake cases and preheat the oven to 160C.

TWO
Seive the flour, coco powder and baking powder into a bowl.

THREE
Mix the egg, milk, oil and sugar together in a jug.

FOUR
Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl and mix all the ingredients together. The end result should be runny but still lumpy.

FIVE
Spoon the mixture into the cake cases and bake for 20 minutes until the cakes are set and cracked on top. If they're not quite set after 20 minutes put them back in for another 10 minutes.


How to Make Chocolate Buttercream Icing:
(for 6 muffins)

Ingredients:
27.5g Butter
56g Icing Sugar
14g coco powder
0.5tbsp Milk

Method:

ONE
Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft.

TWO

Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.

THREE

Add the remaining icing sugar, coco powder and milk and beat until creamy. Add a little more milk if necessary.

FOUR

Wait until the cakes are cool before applying the butter cream and be sure the cover the cakes up if you're leaving them out on the side.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

MY FIRST TIME

I've always liked the idea of this tag - which may tell you something about my guilty pleasure of innuendos... I'm only going to write the answers to the questions because I want this post to be quick and easy to follow. Anyway, here are  my firsts:

ONE
My first tweet was: " EEEKKK!" on the 12th of Jauary 2012. I was quite clearly a true 1D fan.

TWO
My first blog post was the '21 Questions Tag'.

THREE
The first person I subscribed to on Youtube, because I genuinely enjoyed their videos, would have been Nicolegraceeee (although I don't watch her videos anymore) and TrueBeutie (I still love her videos).

FOUR
"Unfortunately" my first ever profile picture doesn't exist any more, however I have a clear idea of it being something ridiculous where I was either posing by holding the camera above my head while I looked in another direction or I was doing the 'peace sign'. Ahh, how times have changed.

FIVE
I don't still talk to the first person I (thought I) loved.

SIX
My first alcoholic drink was probably a WKD.

SEVEN
My first job was, and still is, working in the school coffee bar - I promise it's much better than it sounds.

EIGHT
I've never had a car so I don't have a first.

NINE
The first person to text me today was my daddy-kins.

TEN
The first person I thought of this morning was probably my boyfriend because I was with him.

ELEVEN
My first primary school teacher was called Mrs O'Brian.

TWELVE
The first time I went on an airplane I was one and I went to one of the Canary Islands (I don't remember which on).

THIRTEEN
My first best friend was called Kitty but she left school to be home taught in year four and we didn't really speak after that. I cried when the teacher told me though.

FOURTEEN
Mt first sleepover was at my Nana and Grandad's house.

FIFTEEN
The first thing I did this morning was drink a cup of tea and post an Instagram picture.

SIXTEEN
The first ever concert I went to was JLS.

SEVENTEEN
If I ever did break my bone (I never had an x-ray) it would have been one of my ribs from tripping over my P.E bag and falling down the stairs when I was late for school one day.

EIGHTEEN
My first piercings were my normal ear lobes, which I got when I was 6.

NINETEEN
The first film I remember going to the cinema to watch was the film Lassie.

TWENTY
My first detention was in year 8 because I was eating in the corridor - school at it's finest.

TWENTY-ONE
The first sport I was involved in was either Netball or Taekwondo.

TWENTY-TWO
The first thing I do when I get home is put my phone on charge.

TWENTY-TWO
My first (peck) kiss was on a school trip in year 6 while playing dares.

I only answered the questions that weren't repetitive and seemed relevant to me, If you decide to answer the questions, which you'll be able to find on the internet, then make sure you let me know.


Sunday, 4 October 2015

DIY FACEMASK

Before I get into actually explaining how to make the face mask, I just wanted to make it clear that this wasn't my own idea; I have heard this idea many other times, I just absolutely love it so wanted to share it. Because it has been used so many times before, by so many other people I'm assuming that unless you're allergic to anything mentioned then you should be OK - however, don't quote me on that one...

You're firstly gonna want to find yourself a bowl or old pot - I found an empty moisturizer so used that. It's also handy to find an old makeup brush as this means your hands don't get too sticky when applying the mask.

To make the mask:
Rip open & add the contents of two green tea bags
Add 3 tsp of honey
Mix in 2 tsp of soda bicarbonate (baking soda but NOT baking powder - I nearly made that mistake...)

After 20-30 minutes wash the mask off and repeat twice a week.
What each ingredient does for the skin:

Green Tea - Reduces itching and inflammation while also tackling blemishes, toning the skin and helping to prevent wrinkles.

Honey - Treats and prevents acne, slows down aging, opens up pores making them easy to unclog and moisturises the skin creating a natural glow.

Bicarbonate Soda - Draws out the infections that cause blackheads, speeds up the healing of acne damage and opens your pores, making your skin look better.

I didn't want to show my face on this blog post, with the face mask, on so instead I decided to show how much I would apply to my face on my arm instead. A little goes a long way.