23 February 2017

 * As you can probably tell I got a bit excited with the Nutella and went crazy!

With Pancake day soon approaching, 5 days in fact!! I thought that I would share how to make these American-style fluffy pancakes. Don`t get me wrong, I do love the classic thin crepe but there is something special about American pancakes I just love. The toppings are endless and they are so easy to make.

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I N G R E D I E N T S 

135g Plain Flour 
1 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp Salt 
2 tbsp Casta Sugar 
2 Tbs Casta Sugar 
130ml Milk 
1 Large egg 

I used Nutella and banana you can be as creative as you wish here 

M E T H O D 

1. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl or jug, lightly wish together the milk and egg. 

2. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and, use a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter. Any lumps will soon disappear after a little mixing. 

3.  Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. When it's melted add a ladle of batter (or two if your frying pan is big enough to cook two pancakes at the same time). It will seem thick but this is how it should be. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has slightly risen. 

4. Keep repeating until all the batter is used up. 

5. Add your favourite toppings and enjoy! 
(I found this recipe from the trusted BBC food)

Hope you enjoy your pancakes and share them with the people you love. 

What is your favourite pancake topping? 
Have you seen my other recipes?  

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19 February 2017

Within my little MAC lipstick collection of nine, these are my four nude shades and I adore each and every one of them. MAC was probably the first high- end (ISH) company that I started investing in, buying more luxurious high-end lipstick considering every purchase before I made it, as £16.50 lipstick for a student is not light on the bank! Whenever I'm near a MAC counter I feel you have to walk out with a hand full of lipstick swatches. Anyone else agree?

Let's stop rambling and let me show you my four nude lipsticks: 

1.Shy girl 
Shy girl is a delicate baby pink shade lightly covering the lips. Easily buildable to how you want it with multiple layers. Perfect everyday nude.

2. Whirl 
Whirl reminds me of a color you would find back in the 70s. Whirl is very similar to velvet teddy when first applied but as you build it gets darker with its pink undertones, unlike velvet teddy which is brown-undertoned. The shade would complement any neutral eye look but could also pair with a party look with a smokey eye.

3. Velvet teddy 
The shade almost every girl has in their makeup collection. This was actually the first MAC lipstick that I brought myself and the first I completely finished. This is the perfect lipstick if you're after a brown toned nude matte lipstick. MACs matte formula is quite creamy making it easy to apply but then drying into a matte finish.

4.Creme cup 
Creme cup is a sheer light pink, soft, buildable lipstick which is wearable for most skin tones. I'm not always the biggest fan of cream sheen finish as I often have chapped lips and they show off all the lines and cracks. If you don't have dry lips then this will look gorgeous.

  Time for swatches who doesn't love them? 
(left to right - Shy girl, Whirl, Velvet Teddy, Creme cup) 

Want to see my other MAC lipsticks? 
What's your favorite lipstick? 

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*all photography is my own unless stated 


13 February 2017

Brownies would have to be one of my favourite foods and I'm sure you'll be loving them as well after trying out this recipe. You could try adding some of your favourite chocolate on top like cream eggs! Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed eating them. I also love honeycomb ice cream so this was the perfect excuse to indulge. Wouldn't suggest if you are on a strict diet (very heavy calories!). 

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