Pasta – #chefdiljot

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Boil the pasta
Add in peas when the pasta is nearly cooked
Sauté the onion with garlic, then add tomatoes
Add any type of pasta sauce to the onions, garlic and tomatoes
Or alternatively chopped tin tomatoes with herbs (to make your own sauce)
Mix with the pasta when cooked  (I put pepper on my pasta and peas before mixing)
Done 🙂

Simple, easy and tastes good

UCAS Revision Tips

Procrastination got the better of me, however I knew I had to do the work, yet I didn’t want to so I turned to Google.
A quick Google search of ‘I can’t revise’ and within milli seconds, numerous results appeared.
One of which looked very eye catching…
‘Can’t revise? Then listen to this’ – I thought UCAS was going to tell me off by explaining why I should go back to revising and work away! Quite the opposite actually, UCAS have a blog with music!
Although it isn’t the classical music to help with revision, like I thought it would be, I think it’s more of a ‘listen to this for a while and then go back to revising’ something to motivate you to revise I guess.

Happy Studying 🙂
(Could I say revising any more times?) REVISING!!

UCAS music playlist
http://mob.ucas.com/blogs/cant-revise-then-listen

The Top 5: Blogging

Half Baked Harvest
Amazing food recipes, with a blog which is easy to follow and find recipes on. There are lots of varieties and choices, from vegetarian to snack food, cakes and healthy foods.

Man Repellar
Life advice and help for your fashion dilemmas. The blog posts are hilarious to read and also very down to earth giving a true point of view. This blog is also not just run by one person, so the information that is being given isn’t biased.

Anna Rike
Not so much of an informative blog, but the outfits that are put together have had lots of thought put into them and they work well.

The Blond Salad
Similar to Anna Rike’s blog but with a bit more variation. This blogger travels often and shows the outfits that can be worn in many areas.

The Beauty Department
Hair, make up, beauty blog. Advice and tips on the best and worst of items, products, hairdryers, and allsorts. From a NYE look to the running-errands look.

BONUS!!
OOTD Magazine
All things fashion, beauty and life related. A really good and interesting blog for any kind of reader, and one that you can always find yourself reading.

The Top 5: YouTube

Claire Marshall: clairemarshall
If your looking for beauty/fashion/life videos then this is the place to be. The editing is phenomenal with music that you find yourself singing later in the day. LOVE!

Jenn Im: clothesencounters
Great fashion advice, What Would Jenn Wear (WWJW). The outfits that she puts together are very daring, girly, edgy and practical. Funny tag videos and amazing travel vlogs.

Kelsey and Becky: thesorrygirls
DIY projects which you didn’t even know you needed, from fashion, home and travel to halloween DIY’s and FAQ’s about their pet hedgehog Harley. I personaly love the home, card and plant pot DIY’s.

Vivianna: vivianaadoesmakeup
The weekly vlogs are my personal favourite, but she does many fashion, beauty videos with the occasional fitness, get ready with me and cooking videos.

Greys Anatomy Music: galover4ever
Full length songs from Greys Anatomy episodes! BRILL!

BONUS!!
Hannah Maggs: hannahmaggs
Such cute little vlogs, and although I’ve just discovered her channel, I know it’s going to be one I love.

2015

So… Resolutions… Here goes

ONe
be more organised
Although throughout the year I go through many lists, I think I should be even more productive and attempt to do more things in my day and organise the days better so that I’m not wasting time. Leading on to my next point nicely.

TWo
become a morning person
I can tell this will be difficult and i don’t plan to wake up everyday at 6am and do yoga, but just to wake up earlier and make the most of my day.

THree
learn to put my phone down
I’m not the type of person who is glued to my phone at all times, but when there is an awkward situation I do tend to reach for it. What i aim to do to avoid that, is to simply just talk to people more. Be the one to maybe start a conversation, and show that I’m happy to talk to someone even if I’m really trying to remember where i put my phone.

FOur
friday free day
All TV shows that I love will just be watched on Friday, this way I make myself work on the other days. (An exception to this when I have exams, the TV shows will have to wait…)

FIve
love myself
Although it sounds quite vain, I’ve never truly been happy with how I look and I think I need to stop caring about what other people want me to do and just do whatever I feel is right. I could go further into this but I’ll keep it short and save it for another blog perhaps.

That concludes it then, my resolutions.
I hope you all have a great year!

Most worn in October

image10 Jumper – Pull and Bear
Shoes – Zara

image22Hoodie – Zara (it’s dark green)
Necklace – Spitalfields Market

image16 image19Jumper – H&M
Watch – Timex

image13 image15Jumper – Zara (different colours available)

image24Jumper – Uniqlo (underneath)
Cardigan – New look

Trousers worn in all – black treggings – M&S
Shoes most likely worn: http://www.johnlewis.com/clarks-orinoco-club-leather-ankle-boots/p1421668
Coat most likely worn: Navy blue coat from Monsoon – few years ago
Emphasis on “most worn” – I did wear other clothes, I assure you.

Nail Tutorial #1

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Step 1:
Prep the nail with a base coat (add a colour coat – optional)

Step 2:
Using tape, make a V/ triangle shape. You can do this either way (having the point towards you, or away) make sure the tape is pressed in at the sides to avoiding leaking. (As you can see from the pictures I was not very careful with this step…

Step 3:
Paint your nail using any colour

Step 4:
Remove the tape carefully
Clean up around the nails using a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover (again from the pictures you can see I missed this step…)

Step 5:
Add a top coat to shine away – enjoy

I’m Back

So it came to my attention that my scheduled posts had run out, but fear not, I’m back on the bandwagon hopefully. Uni has been very busy, learning more stuff, difficult stuff, and things I knew but have actually forgotten, things I have no idea about and really should know, and things I just have no clue about. So the past month has probably been a big catch up and sticking my head in the books. I have now emerged as a beautiful butterfly, or shall we say a dying hobbit, because that’s a closer representation about how feel.

Anyways, many exciting things to come, there’s a nail tutorial, a ‘what I wore the most in October’ post and many more…

Ways to distress you ask? Well having a bath, reading fiction and listening to music would be the first ones that come to my mind. Maybe some window shopping, watch a movie, a horror movie alone, a stupid movie with friends, sit in a coffee shop, order something you’ve never tried before, paint your nails, buy candles and make your room smell like a cupcake, do some yoga… that’s all I can think off, hope it helps.

Also I LOVE Taylor Swift’s new album, it’s a good one to dance around to.

34 Fun Random Questions

  • 1:What color(s) are you socks?
    • Grey with blue, green, yellow and pink dinosaurs
  • 2:What book are you currently reading?
    • The Celestine Prophecy
  • 3:What’s the weather like right now?
    • Sunny but cold
  • 4:Were you named after anyone?
    • No
  • 5:Bullet your whole day so far.
    • Awake
    • Breakfast at Greggs
    • Voluntary at hosp
    • Bus home
    • Home – eat
    • Uni work
    • Blog
  • 6:Do you play any instruments?
    • Violin & harmonium
  • 7:What is your religion?
    • Oneness
  • 8:Do you believe in love at first sight?
    • It depends
  • 9:Sate 5 facts about yourself.
    • Look at ’25 facts about me’ post
  • 10:Do you think you’d make a good parent?
    • Yea, i hope so
  • 11:Would you ever consider adopting kids?
    • Maybe
  • 12:Do you have a good relationship with your siblings?
    • Yea
  • 13:Do you have a good relationship with your parents?
    • Yea
  • 14:What was the last cd you bought?
    • Wow, umm maybe leona lewis’s first cd?
  • 15:Do you own any vinyl records?
    • No, but my mum did
  • 16:How many songs do you have on your ipod/music device?
    • 400 and something
  • 17:Do you have/want any tattoos?
    • I want but currently do not have
  • 18:How many piercings do you have?
    • 2
  • 19:Can you sing?
    • Ya
  • 20:Do you consider yourself a good student?
    • Yep
  • 21:What was the worst trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
    • I had my phone out, it got taken away until the end of the day – rebel
  • 22:What’s a favorite movie someone else introduced you to?
    • Divergent was pretty good
  • 23:Do you know anyone your age who’s had a kid already?
    • Old school peer/acquaintance, and she’s had 2
  • 24:Do you like where you live? Where would you move?
    • Love where i live
  • 25:Are you more similar or different to your best friend?
    • Very similar
  • 26:How long is your hair?
    • LONG
  • 27:What was the last thing you drew?
    • Designed a dress on a mannequin (all drawn)
  • 28:Are you the type to make lists?
    • Yess
  • 29:What’s your morning routine like?
    • Out of bed, shower, wash face, brush teeth, moisturise, clothes, bag, downstairs, eat…
  • 30:Were you involved in sports in school?
    • HAHAHAA no, mm maybe netball at one point..
  • 31:Who is/was your favorite teacher?
    • Mr Aylett was fit but i think i would say Miss Williams
  • 32:Did you ever have to wear braces?
    • Yea
  • 33:What are things you do when you’re nervous?
    • Shake, chew lip, go cold,
  • 34:Do you like going out to eat?
    • Yes

Product empties #1

So I went through my bin and found a few empty bottles. Some are all time favs and some will never be seen again. I love watching empties videos on YouTube because you find out what was really good, but also what didn’t really work out. So here’s my take…

Sanex – Hypoallergenic body wash
I bought this thinking it would be really gentle and easy on the skin, no harsh smells or chemicals but it wasn’t really what I expected. The smell was nice and non invasive, but the product didn’t foam up a lot and I felt like more of it was needed to feel clean… also because of this reason, I got through if fairly quickly. Will not repurchase this…

Soap and Glory – Sugar Crush body wash
Amazing! At first I was hesitant whether to buy this because it was expensive compared to other body washes but I’m so glad I did because it was so good. 3 pumps and I was clean, didn’t need a lot and it lasted a long time which really made me feel like I got my moneys worth. Smells like lime and brown sugar, so good and refreshing! Will definitely be repurchasing

Carmex – Pomegranate stick
Best thing ever! Carmex on a stick, I love it, the concept, the smell, the product. Have already repurchased!

La Roche Posay – Effaclar Duo+
This is probably the forth or fifth tube that I’ve gotten through. I would go as far as to call it one of my Holy Grail products. For me, I find it’s really good at clearing my face, keeping it clear and reducing scaring. Although I will admit there are times when I still get breakouts but I’ve accepted the fact that I am growing and that I have oily skin so I may get a few… But it helps me get through the tough times

The Body Shop – Tea Tree Toner
This was in my cupboard and I thought, ahh I better use this.. And so I did! Why did I ever stop using it? When I use toners I never really see drastic differences on my face immediately or even sometimes after months of using it. But when I use it I mentally know that my face is so much cleaner and I can see the dirt coming off my face when I use it with a cotton round. Makes all the difference. The smell is freshening and brings back memories of when my sisters would use it. Love! Definably will repurchase.

Aussie – Luscious Long Shampoo
Aussie’s volume shampoo is the one that I usually tend to gravitate towards however when I went to Sainsbury’s they were out of stock. So I thought id try out the long shampoo as I usually get the long conditioner to go with the volume shampoo. It does the job but it doesn’t really do anything to my hair. The volume one gives volume; the moisture one gives moisture but the long one? I think I would only repurchase this if the volume one, or anything similar, wasn’t there.

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Leather Jacket 🙌

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Another Zara Purchase – £59.99
I had been looking for this for almost a month after I had worn it in the picture above, it was so comfy and cute and ahhh amazing!

I reassured myself over the price because I know I will get so much wear out of it, its super warm and just adds perfection to an outfit. There was a phase where lots of people bought leather jackets, but I didn’t jump on the band wagon very early because I felt like I needed to find the perfect one.
And this is it 🙂

Cruisin’

So in late June, my family and I went on holiday.

Itinerary for the week:
Corfu
Valletta – Malta
Trapani – Sicily
Civitavecchia (Rome) – Italy
Sorrento – Italy
Messina – Malta
Corfu

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It was an amazing experience, the cruise ship itself was quite boring, with bingo and quiz nights, but they also had movies on in the cabins, and that was fun. I think the best bits were when we got off the ship everyday and explored the outside ahaaa. The sights were amazing and I would definitely go to Malta and Capri and Sicily again! Hopefully soon because they were so nice I felt like we needed to give it more time. The weather was great everyday and ahh I just love it all!

25 Facts About ME!

  1. I am 5ft 9.5 Inches (the .5 counts)
  2. I like things organised
  3. I sometimes find it very difficult to get out of bed
  4. I love even numbers and dislike odd number
  5. Oddly enough, my favourite number is 5
  6. The average time I go to bed is around 2am
  7. Water is my favourite drink! But if we’re talking fizzy, then its Sprite
  8. Autumn/Winter are my favourite months
  9. I usually have long nails and I like that
  10. I have two sisters
  11. One of my dreams is to go backstage during London fashion week
  12. My main dream is to become a doctor/surgeon
  13. Hot chocolate is da bomb!
  14. I love singing and perform occasionally
  15. I love travelling
  16. My family and I are all very last minute
  17. If I had to live somewhere except England, I think it would be India (but only for like a year…), Italy or America
  18. I have a pile of books on my bedside table but rarely ever read them
  19. I have a book that I write in when I need to get things out of my head, when I’m upset, happy or if I just have something on my mind that I cant tell anyone or talking to about
  20. I am 20 years old
  21. I make really good cakes!
  22. Salt and vinegar crisp are also da bomb
  23. If something isn’t chilly enough I shake over some Tabasco chilly sauce (I have often thought of keeping a small bottle in my bag…)
  24. I am secretly Mary Poppins because I have everything in my bag
  25. Although pyjamas are the best, I love dressing really smart but never do