Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Years Resolutions

   New Years Resolutions, the thing I make every year and end up forgetting before the first month is up! This year I was sat wondering if I should bother going through this again, just to fail yet again. But I have decided to be positive and put a bit more pressure into making my New Years Resolutions. I decided to post them here on my blog and share with all of you guys, that way I have to stick to them. I figure it's a incentive to stick to them in 2014. 
  So here they are, the 5 things I want to do in 2014. 

1) Lose Weight
This gets put in my list evey year but this year I am commited to doing this so I can have a healthier lifestyle! 

2) Pass my Theory Test
I know I should be writing get my drivers license but if I can pass a theory rest I have failed multiple times I will be happy! Though if I do end up doing this then you can guarantee that I will be aiming for that license next!

3) Be more concistant with Blogs
Now this is just as much for you guys as it is for me. I want to blog when I say I will. I want to be able to say that you will get a post every Wednesday and that to be true! I am planing to post every Wednesday.

4) Be more social
Now I'm not a hermit or anything by any means, but I am the girl who would rather sit inside reading rather than going out! So I want to change that and spend more time with my friends. 

5) Do some charity work
 Now this is a total new one for me. I always see things on tv about charity and think maybe I should do something to help. So this year I want to help charities more whether that's spending that little bit more in charity shops or just donating more things to my local charity shops. I may even decide to do some fund raising. Who knows.

  So there they are, 5 things I want to try and do over the next 12 months of 2014. I would love to know if you guys have decided to make some New Years Resolutions and what they are. 

See you guys in 2014


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Gingerbread Men

I don't know about you guys but Christmas isn't complete untili have had some gingerbread! I was so happy this year when I got the chance to make my own this year, which I loved. So these are the things you'll need:
•115g butter (plus extra for greasing)
•450g plain flour (plus extra for dusting)
•2tsp ground ginger
•1tsp ground mixed spice
•2tsp bicarbonate of soda
•100g golden syrup
•115g ligh muscovado sugar
•1 egg lightly beaten

I used an electric fan oven and preheated it to 150oc, but for other ovens you need Gas Mark 3 or 325of. You also need to grease your baking trays.

  Fist in a large bowl sift together the flour, ground ginger, ground mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda. Then set it to one side. 

  Then in a small bowl I beat the egg then set it aside. 

  In a small saucepan place the butter, golden syrup and muscovado sugar. You will need to mix this on a low heat. 

  Once melted, pour over the dry ingredients and then add the beaten egg. Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough. 

  Then wrap it up in cling film, this is so it cools down and becomes less sticky. I left it in the fridge while I did the washing up and got ready for the next step. 

  Next dust a clean, dry surface with flour and roll out the dough. It says it should be about 3mm thick before you use those cookie cutters. Personally I just rolled it out until I was happy with it! 
  Then using your chosen cookie cutters to cut out your shape and place them on the greased baking sheet. Then re roll the dough and repeat until you have run out of dough. I left mine in the oven for 7-10 minutes but for the other ovens try 15-20 minutes. 

  Once cooked allow to cool. Then I placed them on a plate. 

  I used two different types of writing icing   One normal and the other was chocolate and caramel. Then I also used chocolate and fudge chunks to decorate. 

  This is when you get to be creative and decorate all your little creations in any way you like. 

  I got this recipe from the 
1001 cookies, cupcakes & other tempting treats  recipe book. Check it out.
Until Next Time 

My Christmas Wrapping Supplies

Ok so it's a week until Christmas! Is everybody ready and excited? Have you been playing all those gorgeous christmas songs, I know I have! 
  Ok so I figured I would tell you guys what I like to use when it comes to wrapping those Christmas presents! 
  First I love to have a selection of wrapping paper including the odd kid themed wrapping paper! I mean let's face it when I wrap a present for my nephew I don't want to use paper that is all pretty I prefer using paper that I know he will love. I love getting loads of different paper as it means people won't get there stuff all wrapped in the same stuff! 
 Next I love having different colour bows and ribbon. So I can make presents extra special in looking by wrapping ribbon around it and adding a cute bow. 
  Last but certainly not least I love having sticker labels as they are so cute and usually sparkly. 
  What I tend to do when it comes to wrapping is sit in front of the tv watching a movie. It usually makes time go quick and if it's a musical you can sing alongat the same time. 
  Let me know what you use when it comes to wrapping your christmas presents. 

Until Next Time 

Monday, 9 December 2013

Thank You My Lovely Readers

I want to use this space to say a huge thank you to all of you gorgeous people who are reading this! You my amazing readers have got me to 1,000 views in 6 months! 
  It feels like you have given me an early christmas present and the best christmas present I could ever wish for. I never thought when I started this blog in July that one person would read it let alone 1,000 of you! 
  I am sending virtual hugs out to everyone of you. You guys are officially amazing!  Ok soppy rant is now over but on one last soppy note. I love all of you my amazing readers!

Until Next Time 

Friday, 6 December 2013

Festive Film Friday #1- Santa Suit

  Ok so for my first Festive Film Friday I watched a film that was on Channel 5 last night. I saw an advert and it looked quite good so I watched it. It is called The Santa Suit and was released in 2010. It has a running time of 89 minutes, the movie was directed by Robert Vaughn. 

  The description of the movie is 'Hunter Toys CEO Drake Hunter turned his father's company from a cozy quality manufacturer into a ruthless, profitable business. After denying his staff any festive generosity again, the scrooge is suddenly and magically transformed into Kris Krandall. That forces him to work as a Santa in Norm Dobson's toy store, with weird would be actor Sebastian. Drake reassess his values and priorities in life.' It is a movie the whole family could watch in this festive season. 
  The cast of this movie includes stars like  Kevin Sorbo, Jodie Dowdall, Derry Robinson and Rosemary Dunsmore. You may recognize the name Kevin Sorbo because he was Hercules and was in Andromeda. 
  This film is really great for the festive season and defiantly put me in a good mood! This film made me remember that Christmas is a time for giving and helping others. It's not about wish lists, even if they are fun to write! But remember this festive season how great it feels to give someone a present. 

Until Next Time 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

My Christmas Wish List!

I've seen this particular post on other blogs but they all posted late November! So I thought I might write one myself! 

   The first thing on my list would have to be a wall mounted nail polish rack! It would be really nice to display my collection of nail polish on the walls of my bedroom instead of in a bag. I mean think of the ease of picking a colour when painting your nails. I mean you could organise it by colour or light to dark or even both! Though I think I would have to begin with three racks and then purchase more when I eventually ended up buying more! 

   The next thing on my list is a watch. But not just any watch, it is a Michael Kors mercer chronograph watch with a white leather strap! An odd thing to put on a christmas list but I am in need of a good nice new watch. Truth be told I don't like going out without my watch on. It feels like my wrist is naked! I saw this on the watch shop website and fell in love! 

   Next one is a bit unrealistic for christmas but it's my list! It is an iPad 2. Not a fancy mini or air but just the normal big one. I figure if I had one I might actually keep on top of writing my posts. Then there is the fact that I kinda like the idea of having. Plus imagine all the shopping apps I could download and use!

Next is a set of makeup brushes but not just any old make up brushes. I would love te real techniques brushes! I have heard great things about these brushes. I would love to try these bad boys out and see if they love up to the hype! 

  Next is a perfume that I tested out in a shop and fell in love. I must admit I love Vera Wang perfumes and this one is just as good. It is Lovestruck. It's in a gorgeous floral bottle which goes well with the scent. 

    There are other things that I would have on this list. It's just little things that I would love to try out! There are pieces of make up such as Dior Addict lipgloss, Bare Minerals pretty amazing lip gloss, soap & glory sexy mother pucker lip plumping gloss and Benefit best of Benefit gift set. There is also some body products I would love to check out. They are gifts sets such as Lush think pink gift set and soap & glory bright and bubbly original gift set. 

  So there it is my christmas wish list. Although the items are defiantly wishful thinking it was fun to do. Let me know in the comments what is on your christmas wish list, your actual one or the wishful thinking one! 

Until Next Time 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

How to Remove Glotter Nail Polish

  I don't know about you guys but I love wearing a glitter nail polish. What I don't love is trying to take the glitter off! It usually takes ages and never fully comes off. Well I found out about this trick and knew I had to share it. 
    So you will need the following things:
• 10 cotton pads or balls
• Nail Polish Remover.  Acetone or non acetone. 
•a Ruler

  So here is what you need to do. First you need to cut strips of Foil and you can use the ruler to help with this it is completely optional. You need the foil big enough to go around the top of your finger. 
  Next you want to put nail polish remover on a cotton pad. Not too much about two upside down shakes of a bottle (if that makes sense to you). 
  Then place the cotton pad or cotton ball  on your finger and wrap a tin foil strip around it. 

   So now the easiest part of all, just sit back and relax! You are going to want to leave them on for about 15 minutes but if your using non-acetone nail polish remover you may want to leave it on for 20 minutes. 
  When it comes to removing these miracle workers for want of a name. Simply press down on the pad and pull to remove. You may find you need to do a quick swipe over with a pad and a little bit of polish remover. There you have it an easy way to remove Glitter nail polish with out soaking your hands in nail polish remover. 
  I did find it easier when I did this to do one hand at a time but if you want to do both you want to get some help putting the foil on the other hand.  

Until Next Time