Baking Cookies ox

Friday, 30 January 2015

Hey Guys!!

On Saturday I decided to do a little baking as I haven't done any baking for a while. I got these Betty Crocker mixes over the Christmas period during our food shop. To be honest I have never used any other mix Betty Crocker is my favourite. 

I actually like to bake from scratch usually but cheated this time. All you need to make these is the mix and water. Each mix makes 8 cookies but as I had 2 I just mixed it altogether and made bigger ones.

First thing I did was pour the mix into a silver mixing bowl.

I then added 4 tbsp of water and mixed it altogether until I had a stiff dough.

I then rolled 9 little balls together in my hand, one at a time, and flattened them on a baking tray.

I then put them in the Oven for 30 minutes. I put the oven on 170 degrees as I have a fan assisted oven so didn't need to put it on higher.

The kitchen smelt gorgeous while they baked. After 30 minutes then I took them out and they looked gorgeous.

I then tasted them with a cup of tea and they were delicious, they weren't to hard or soft, they were just right. They do taste like vanilla, also they tasted quite sweet.

I hope you enjoyed this post!!

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Looking After Your Feet ox

Monday, 26 January 2015

Hey Guys!!

Last Wednesday me and some of my family decided to have a little pamper morning. We were going to go to an actual Salon/Spa but thought why not use the stuff we actually own.

We all took our Foot Spa's and Chloe brought her nail varnishes to do some of their nails. I thought from this I would share with you the items I used.

The first thing I done was fill up my foot spa with warm water and put in Scholl Velvet Smooth Foot Soak. You only need to put a small amount in as it bubbles up a lot, which I found out and you can see in the picture.

I kept my feet in there for about 20/30 minutes and to be fair my feet felt so soft. I then put on some foot moisturiser which was the Avon Footworks Cherry Ice Moisturising Lotion. I don't actually know if Avon still do this as it's quite an old one and it was my Mums'. This smelt so nice and my feet felt even softer than just having them in the foot spa.

I've decided now that I am going to incorporate this with my Sunday night pampering, you can see my post on that here. I have a terrible problem of not actually looking after my feet so I'm definitely going to make this a habit.

I hope you enjoyed this post!!

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Guest Post #1 ox

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Hey Guys!!

Today begins my weekly series of Guest Posts. I like the idea of helping people get their writing out there or helping other Bloggers, that's one of the reasons I love this whole community. 

I hope you will enjoy this series and if you want to have a Guest Post on my Blog let me know in the comments or email me at :)

So here is the lovely Remi with a little introduction about herself and her post :)

"Hi everyone! My name is Remi, a Melbourne based marketing student with a passion for writing, fashion and all things DIY! I enjoy dancing and doing fun things with people I care about. Feel free to drop me a line at or find me on facebook and twitter."

Why Your Outfit is Not Helping Your Career!!

Building a successful professional career is a highly exhausting process that can sometimes last for a very long time. Its final result depends on many factors, but our personal devotion has always been considered as the basic one. However, when you take up a new job, there are many things you need to do in order to accommodate. Firstly, there are numerous responsibilities you need to take on. Apart from that, you have to completely adapt to the new professional setting and to start from the very beginning. If you want to be appreciated and considered as a real professional, you need to act and look like one. Therefore, you have to adjust even small things such as your wardrobe, to make it seem sophisticated and elegant. 

Don’t look up to Erin Brockovich!!

Have you ever spotted a woman whose entire look is not appropriate for her profession? Well, just remember the role of Erin Brockovich played by Julia Roberts. Although she was a real professional, her overly aggressive outfit repelled everyone and people didn’t consider her reliable enough. We can draw numerous conclusions from that example, but the most important one is: If you don’t look like a professional, you will be simply disregarded as untrustworthy.

If you are still uncertain about what not to wear in the office, here are several tips that could be helpful. Firstly, you should reconsider the colors of your clothes. When it comes to your job, your outfit represents your personality and reveals a lot about you as a professional. This is why you should strictly avoid aggressive colors or some extreme contrasts, since they have a negative influence on both you and your environment. Another detail you have to skip is animal print on your clothes, since it is considered highly vulgar and inappropriate.

When it comes to the choice of the sole clothes, there are many things you should avoid. Don’t wear old clothes that show a lot of wear and tear, because they will depict you as someone who doesn’t care about their appearance at all. By wearing old clothes that went out of fashion a long time ago, you may subconsciously express yourself as someone who doesn’t like changes and prosperity, which could also influence your further progress within the company you work for. Secondly, you should avoid wearing pieces that are too tight or too short - you simply need to eliminate hot pants, leggings, miniskirts and cutoffs from your wardrobe. Although these pieces could look amazing on a casual occasion, in the business world they would belittle your real professional potentials and bring you only the disrespect of your colleagues. Similarly, overly short skirts and transparent dresses of lightweight fabrics are not suitable for the office.  Also, pay attention to details. Even though it is very important for you to put some additional accessories to your daily outfit, you should not exceed some usual limits. For instance, choosing lots of completely different pieces of jewelry would look ridiculous. Finally, you have to keep in mind that extremely high shoes may distract you from your regular activities, which would again, influence your further progress.

Feel sexy and confident every day!!

However, you shouldn’t be discouraged at all. You can always make radical changes regarding your outfit. Let’s begin with colors again. If you want to feel happy and satisfied, you should mix some more neutral colors such as brown, beige, white, black or gray, with some brighter colors like emerald green and turquoise. Anyhow, the transitions and contrasts should be mild and soft. When it comes to the office-worthy clothes, you should always have several items that can be easily paired with almost everything. One of these versatile items is a blazer- a classic solution worth every penny. They go well with both jeans and some more elegant pieces. Blazers beautifully shape and emphasize your silhouette, as well as give you feminine curves and make the waist thinner. A sheath dress could also be an ideal solution for you. It is lightweight, soft and really comfortable. More importantly, it will make you look amazing. There are various internet sites where you could buy one of these beautiful dresses online. You could also pick a skirt that fits your shape, and combine it with a silk blouse- this combination will make you look sexy and confident.

While working, you are constantly facing many stressful situations and, depending on the way you deal with them, you will be rewarded by your superiors. This is one of the reasons why disruptions shouldn’t appear. The annoying pain in your feet could be a sign that you need to replace your shoes with more comfortable ones. For example, you could start wearing flats or kitten heels, that won’t cause so much pain during the day.  You should also play with accessories and combine numerous details. Make your outfit stylish with a watch or an elegant piece of jewelry.  Besides that, you could embellish it with a colorful scarf, large sunglasses or a leather handbag.

There is a never-ending relationship between your job and personal attitudes. Your unfashionable and dull style may simply repel people, and thus, automatically lower the chances for your possible advancement in a certain field. Your job should represent a source of your creativity and relaxation. Following these tips, you will be able to update your wardrobe, which could result in many positive results career wise. You will be amazed when people start complimenting you on your awesome fitting blazer!

Sunday Pamper Routine ox

Friday, 16 January 2015

Hey Guys!!

It felt like it had been a very long week, last week so decided I wanted to have a bit of relaxation and pamper myself a bit. From this I have decided I am going to do this every week as everybody needs a bit of R&R, don't they?

The first thing I do is pick out some music to listen to, at the moment I am obsessed with Ed Sheeran X and seriously can not stop listening to it. He has such an amazing voice and I like to think I am dueting with him!! Please tell me I'm not the only one that does this?

I then also decide on a book to read as I love reading in the bath, as well as singing to everyone in the house!! At the moment I am reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, I've only just started it so haven't really got any thoughts on it yet. 

I also decide on what products I am going to use, I think I follow Mum as I have so many different toiletry/beauty products I could open my own shop. I must note I do all this while my bath runs as it takes ages for my bath to run.

Once my bath has run I then light some candles, also as you can see my bath water is pink as I used a LUSH bath bomb, which you can see the review of that HERE. At the moment I am using my Yankee Candle tealights in the scent of Cinnamon. I love Cinnamon!!

Then once I have finished in the bath and have removed my face mask, which I will be doing a review on soon, I get into some cosy pyjamas. These ones are a pair I had for Christmas from Llewellyn and I am sure they are from Primark as I did point them out to him. They are so soft and warm it's unbelievable and I'm also a die hard Disney fan!!

To say I am nice and relaxed then is an understatement, but I then either sit in bed and read some more or I just go to sleep depending on how tired I am. This is now my weekly routine on a Sunday as it gets me refreshed and ready for the week ahead.

Do You Guys Have A Set Pamper Day?

I hope you enjoyed this post!!

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Think Pink ox

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Hey Guys!!

On Sunday I decided to have a pamper evening, which there will be a post going up on Friday of it. Anyway I wanted to use one of my LUSH bath bombs that I had for Christmas as I did have a few.

I always find it hard to pick one so decided on the one my Mum got me called Think Pink. I have never used this one before so was intrigued as to what it would be like. The smell was gorgeous and came across floral and sweet to me.

I put it in once I had completely run my bath. It fizzed away quite quickly and left behind little hearts, the smell still lingered which was nice as it made me feel relaxed. With the colour of the water I was a little disappointed as I was expecting it to go really pink but I still liked it. Once I got out of the bath my skin felt so soft and I would get it again but I wouldn't rush to get it.

Have you used this one before?

I hope you enjoyed this little review!!

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Recipe: Beef Casserole ox

Monday, 12 January 2015

Hey Guys!!

Yesterday I decided to make a Beef Casserole as I have never made one before and I really want to start making more fresh meals, as well as getting better at cooking.

When we go Christmas food shopping we always pick up these recipe mixes by Colmans or some other make, which for some reason I can't think of the name of. I seen that we had a Beef Casserole one so decided that's what we were having.

All you need is:

1 Sachet of Colman's Beef Casserole Recipe Mix
450g (1lb) Lean Braising Steak, Cubed
2 Medium Onions, Sliced
2-3 Carrots, Sliced
425ml (3/4 Pint) Cold Water

You can probably find the recipe online but I got the recipe from the back of the sachet. Lets get on with the recipe then :)

First you need to pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees, I have a fan assisted oven so only needed to put it on 170 degrees.

Llewellyn then peeled and sliced the onion, we only used one, and put that into the bowl. I have really sensitive eyes that's why I got Llewellyn to do the onion.

I then peeled and sliced 3 carrots and added them to the bowl.

I then added the beef into it.

I then measured out the water and added the sachet mix, I used a whisk to mix it as it was a lot easier.

I then added the mix to the bowl and mixed it all together and put it in the oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

I then served it along with boiled potatoes and had a slice of bread with it.

It smelt gorgeous while it was cooking and it tasted delicious. I will definitely make this recipe again and it would definitely be good for a dinner party. I must say as well it is very easy and straightforward to make as there is not a lot of ingredients needed and doesn't take to long to prepare or cook.

You can also see this recipe on my Vlog HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this post!!

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OOTD: Shopping Day ox

Friday, 9 January 2015

Hey Guys!!

Me and Llewellyn went to Cwmbran to do a bit of shopping as he had some Christmas and Birthday money to spend. We also like to get some new DVDs in the sales this time of year, we are a bit obsessed with DVDs.

It was a bit of a cold day and I also could feel a cold coming on so wanted to wear something warm and cosy. Excuse the mess in the photo we are still organising and tidying the house.

Jumper: Primark; Jeans: Primark & Shoes: Primark
As you can see I have a love for Primark as all the clothes I am wearing are from there. This Jumper is so cosy and warm, I love the colour of it and the pattern is so cute. To be fair lately I am obsessed with Acid Wash jeans and am constantly wearing these, obviously I wash them in between. They fit really nicely but I did go for a size 8 as normally I am a 10 but a 10 is slightly to big around the waist when it comes to Primark Jeans. Then of course I wore my black, velvet ankle boots which I am also obsessed with.

I hope you enjoyed this post!!

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2015 Reading Challenge ox

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Hey Guys!!

Last year I decided that I wanted to read a lot more than I had been and set myself the goal of reading 20 books. You can see my post HERE on the books I planned to read and how many I actually read.

Unfortunately I didn't actually reach that goal and read 9 books out of those 20. I think I may have set myself to big a goal as it was a busy year last year. So I have set myself the smaller goal of reading 10 books this year, the good thing then is if I read more I will be very proud of myself.

I am actually going to keep the list of books that I didn't read last year for this challenge, there is actually 12 books on this list but my overall goal is 10.

1. Wish Upon A Star - Olivia Goldsmith
2. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
3. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
4. Emma - Jane Austen
5. The Dark Half - Stephen King
6. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
7. Run, Mummy, Run - Cathy Glass
8. Northern Lights - Philip Pullman (CR)
9. The Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman
10. The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman
11. Paper Towns - John Green
12. War and Peace - Leo Tolstov

Again it is a wide genre of books, as I don't really have a type of book that I read, I just read the blurb and if I think its interesting I will read it.

I am keeping my fingers crossed I will actually achieve this goal, although I am feeling very motivated this year so far.

You can follow the progress of my reading challenge on my Goodreads account and you can also follow me if you'd like.

Hope you enjoyed this post!!

Do you have a reading goal for 2015?

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My 2015 Goals ox

Monday, 5 January 2015

Hey Guys!!

It's now 2015 and that means thinking about what I want to achieve this year personally and 'work'. I am happy to say this year I am starting it right by having a job and I am enjoying it so much.

I didn't want to make to many goals this year as I didn't really achieve last years goals at all as it was a very hectic and chaotic year. So this year I am thinking logically and thinking about things that I actually want to achieve.

I am splitting my goals in to 3 areas, Blogging, YouTube and Personal.


- Stick to my schedule as best I can of Monday, Wednesday and Friday posting.
- Reach 200 readers/followers by the end of the year.
- Quality over quantity.
- Use Social Media to its best ability.


- Stick to my schedule of uploading.
- Reach 30 Subscribers by the end of the year.
- Get better at editing.
- Use Social Media to its best ability.


- Be Happy.
- Go on more Date Nights with Llewellyn.
- Make the most of opportunities that may arise.
- Live every day like there's no tomorrow.

And that is it, they are not to to hard that there is no possibility of achieving them and hopefully I will along with putting in the work to achieve them. Thing is I love blogging and I love vlogging for YouTube so why not push them both to the best they can be.

I hope you enjoyed this post as I also enjoy reading these types of posts.

What are your goals for 2015?

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What I Got For Christmas ox

Friday, 2 January 2015

Hey Guys!!

Now I am sharing the clothes I received, not all clothes have been included as I have worn some them and they are in the wash.

If you haven't seen already you can see the other 2 posts I have wrote about What I Got For Christmas, you can see the first one HERE and the second one HERE.

I had some gorgeous pyjamas, the ones at the front are Me To You and the white one at the back is a fluffy night shirt, I really can not wait to wear it.  I had a couple of t-shirts, some jeans and smart trousers, a jumper, skater skirt, a lace crop top and as you can see really cute socks. I also had a hat to add to my collection of thousands hats.

I also had these gorgeous Me To You slippers, they are so comfy and really keep my feet warm, I have hardly taken them of since having them.

I will do outfit posts on all of my clothes I received.

Hope You Enjoyed This Post.

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