I've Changed | Lets Talk

In August marked my three year blogging anniversary and apart from my blogging break back in 2013 I've been pretty consistent with posting the entire time. Which originally started as 1 day a week, them went up to 4 and is now at a happy balance of three days a week with an occasional four. It's been three years and in those three years I've done a lot of growing up and I've changed a lot, my blog once was about beauty and occasionally random posts and it is now SO much more than that. I've used my own mental health journey and shared that on the internet, along with talking about subjects such as my own relationships and break ups, I've reached out to others on the internet and I will say that relationships are hard, but if you're struggling in yours it doesn't need to be the end. Although I didn't know this at the time, you can do things such as couples councelling online or even on your own, it is something worth looking into. I talk about my own personal struggles and illness as well as talking about other illnesses and trying to break the stigma on many things. My blog is a lifestyle blog, with a side of real talk and some food, fashion and beauty thrown in. I realise when some of my readers started to follow my blog many months ago, they didn't follow it for the real talk, but it is something that is important to me, so it's here to stay. I've changed as a person, I've gone from being a very shy and confused 17 year old to a brave, open and fun 21 year old who just about makes it through each day. But throughout everything my blog is something that has been a constant in my life, and I love you guys for that. You give me a purpose to keep writing on the internet. Whether this is the first time you've ever read a post of mine or you read my blog every week, I just wanted to say thanks.



When I started blogging, I thought it would last as long as my other hobbies (a few months) but there is something SO different about blogging, whether that's the sense of community I always find myself in when I come online or the fun of having my OWN space on the internet. I love blogging and for the foreseeable I don't see myself stopping. I have bad days with blogging where I will sit in front of a screen and write the same three lines over and over and end up closing the computer down and stepping away in frustration. But I'll also have days where I can write post after post to the point where I have 20+ posts scheduled and that feels so damn good. I've met friends through blogging who I would never of met without it. I've been given fantastic opportunities which I could of only have imagined before. I even earn enough money to be able to afford to live from blogging and my part time job. When I sat in college all of those years ago and asked my best friend to help me think of a name for my blog on the internet, Dungarees & Donuts was just a silly idea which turned into my own brand. I now live and breathe Dungarees & Donuts, it's more than just a diary online. It's my website, my brand and it's a massive part of me and without that part I'd be lost.

I've had friendships that have lasted less time than my blog, I've had a relationships end, I've realised so many different things about myself that I didn't know before my journey started. I've gained weight, I've moved out. So many things have changed but the one thing which has stayed the same is my space online to be me and I am so happy for that.

Thank you for everyone who has stuck by me throughout the last three years, I couldn't imagine my life right now if it wasn't for you, so thank you!

Student Cooking Challenge with Co Op! | Lifestyle

Hi all, how are we? Sorry for the lack of posts at the moment. I am struggling to get my stuff together, I've got so much I want to post it is just taking the motivation to post! I am finally bringing you a post which has been a long time in the making. A student cooking challenge with
The Midcounties Co-operative, a while back I was sent a box of food and asked to create some awesome meals for you lot and share how I got on. So hopefully you enjoy this post and whether you're a student or not, there will be something for you to enjoy. I will warn you in advance, I am pretty sure everything here is full of carbs!



Breakfast Ideas: 
I decided to include some easy breakfast ideas for students and although I am not a breakfast person at all, there are many ideas for you to try for less!

Boiled eggs and asparagus: 
One of my favourite breakfast ideas for when I am looking for something a bit more healthy and filling too. You can enjoy soft boiled eggs with the asparagus tips, or you can have it with toast or bread; my favourite is wholemeal toast.

Crumpets: 
Crumpets are the perfect breakfast item for students as you can get them when they're reduced in the supermarket and freeze them and then you have a cheap breakfast to go to in a rush.

Lunch Time: 

Pasta Salad: 
My all time favourite lunch time go to, it is easy to make and cheap. As well as being able to make in large portions. I usually make 3 or 4 days worth for lunches over the week. I buy cucumber, peppers, lettuce, red onion, spring onion and also sometimes put soft boiled eggs in there as well as croutons. As I am a vegetarian, I don't add meat obviously although you can add quorn chicken pieces which are a fabulous addition. If you are not a vegetarian, torn up sandwich ham can work well.

Beans on toast: 
Beans on toast is an easy, go to meal. Simple for those on a budget. Co Op does some of the best beans I've tasted and I am very much a heinz person usually. Wholemeal toast again goes well with this.

Dinners:

Stew:
I love to make stew for dinner, especially in the colder months. It is a great investment for any student to have a cooking pot, it is a great for not only stews but casseroles and also curry. I usually grab some veg (go for fresh stuff around 7pm and it is reduced) including a bag of potatoes, carrots, swede and to bulk it out you can buy a bag of frozen mix. I usually make it up with gravy and add some pearl barley. During the day I live it on whilst at uni and then come back add some dumplings and then leave for a further half an hour. This is perfect for freezing and then leaving for as long as you want.

Mushroom pasta with mozzarella: 
This is one of my all time favourite meals to go to. I grab some large mushrooms and chop them into chunky pieces, grab a jar of my favourite pasta sauce, some herbs and mix together. Add some pasta and then rip up some fresh Mozzarella for the top. Perfect.

Risotto:
I love risotto for being able to make it so simply, and just make it out of whatever you want. I usually go for mushroom but there is SO many amazing combinations out there. This is a perfect meal for making in bulk and freezing also.

If you are a student you are able to grab 10% discount on food!


*In collaboration with Co Op.


Moving out, one year (and a bit) on! | Lets Talk

It's been well over a year now since I moved out of home, I have spent almost a year in a student house with some of my friends! There are so many things you take for granted living at home so I thought I'd share a little bit of a post about what I have learnt. It is a bit of a different post to my usual 'lets talk' styled posts but as it is something we all go through I thought it might be interesting to share with you all. I would love to know in the comments what age you moved out of home!


Food is damn expensive: 
Right up until I moved out I would often do the weekly shop with my mum (much to her dismay) and I would chuck stuff in the trolley left, right and centre and she would go mental about the prices of food. At the time I'd sort of shrug it off, but now I am the one paying for the shopping I am a lot more conscious of what I buy. Soz mum.

Heating and drying cost a bomb: 
Who knew how expensive it is to have the heating on?! I mean am a REALLY hot person and sleep with a fan on pretty much 365 days a year. But on occasion I want the heating on and Luke always wants it on, and in our student house it was on a lot of the time and that bill was expensive. Using a dryer is also MEGA expensive, but I am not one for a washing line (lazy life, hey I am still a student) so I am forever popping the dryer on.

There was a reason my mum moaned about lights: 
I used to get SO annoyed about the amount my mum moaned about electric bills and the lights being left on, and don't even get me started on the amount of times she said "I didn't know we were at Blackpool illuminations" but to be fair... she did have a point.

Cleaning your house: 
The strange thing about me is the weird jobs around the house that no-one likes to do I actually kind of enjoy, like cleaning the bathroom and doing the washing. Weird right? But the stuff I hate like doing the washing up and just general cleaning will get left until I do it myself. I spend so much time cleaning I didn't even think about the amount of stuff there is to do in the house.

One thing I’ve found useful, is to put clutter away into plastic storage crates and hide them under the bed. You can buy them online and in most homeware stores. Less clutter = less dusting.

I miss a dishwasher: 
In my new house, the kitchen is SO small there is literally NO room for a dishwasher *sobs* so I have to wash everything by hand, I miss the days of oh lets just pop it in the dishwasher and then take it out to use, one day I will get you back Dishwasher!

What do you miss most about living at home? 

The End Of An Era l Lets Talk

Hi all, how are we doing? I am back on a Wednesday with a lets talk post! I am trying to get back into the swing of things blog wise because lately I have been all of the place with my blog and I am hoping this post shares a little bit more into why. Back at the start of November I decided to end my two year relationship, I made that call but it doesn't make it any easier to do so. Any form of a serious relationship I've been in, I seem to bail out of it. I always seem to settle and never be truly happy. The person who I was in a relationship with was someone I would of considered my best friend. We spent all of our time together, but for months something didn't feel right. I kept trying to push it to the back of my mind, but it wasn't going away and I knew the only way to stop the way I was feeling was to end it. It's been a couple of months now, but things have come to light which I've found are more important, like getting myself better, also I have been focusing on spending more time with my friends and being young. There is no need to stay in a relationship when you're so unhappy, you can do better. For a while I felt like I was staying because it made me comfortable and that is not a reason to stay with someone.



Breaking up with someone as an adult is so much more complicated than when you're younger, for starters there is living together, me and my ex signed a tenancy agreement which we are both stuck in a for a few months yet, luckily for us we have a spare room downstairs so it's easy to deal with living together. But when things are worth trying to fix, it's worth looking into the pros and cons of couples therapy, you can read more about this over at Regain.us.

Now although things didn't work out between me and my ex, I am back on dating websites like Tinder (if you can count that), I am not sure what I want at the moment, and that is okay. If I find someone then great, if I don't then that is okay too. But the main point of this post is just to let you guys know, I am still here and although my Twitter presence and blog posts are lacking a lot at the moment I hope to find myself and get back into blogging and be a better version of me soon. I just wanted to thank you all again for your constant support and being there for me.

2017 is gonna be my year!


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Weight, Where Is The Middle Ground? *TW* | Lets Talk

It's another night where I am sat up at midnight writing a post about my life which lets face it you lot probably don't want to read but I can't help myself. Over this last year opening up to you lot has become a weekly thing and I am just used to doing it now. I just wanted to add a little trigger warning at the start of this post as you know I usually do when I talk about certain issues. Today is a big one for me and it's one I've hardly spoken about on my blog but it is something I've pushed to the back of my mind and tried to pretend it doesn't exist. I can say throughout my life I've never had a healthy relationship with food when I was a teenager it was always a problem with never eating enough. I would forever be under eating, skipping meals and forcing myself to not eat to stay skinny. I am lucky it never became such a big deal because it could have been way worse for me.



But I know looking back at photos that was not a healthy relationship to have. It was after one of my exes left me I started to develop another problem with food but this time it was the other way. I found a new boyfriend and his family taught me that eating was good, in fact eating a lot was good. At first it was a good thing I was gaining weight. I needed to gain weight. But then I couldn't stop. Food became such a huge thing to me, I actually feel weird typing this out because to anyone who has never had these problems you'll probably think it is stupid but to me this is how it feels. I would literally panic if I didn't know when I was going to be able to eat next, I used to get depressed hanging out with people who didn't eat a lot because I didn't want to be judged. I could see myself getting bigger and being more unhappy with myself but it felt right to keep eating.

It wasn't until I was a little bit older when I started to notice a pattern in my eating, and it's only VERY recently that I've noticed my triggers. I would never eat a lot when I was happy, it would always be when I was stressed. I felt sad, I wanted to eat. I would eat SO much food until I felt sick but I couldn't stop. *I'm still dealing with these issues now so it's pretty raw stuff* I rely on food far too much and I am so glad it's finally something I am dealing with because I am worried for my health. I hate the way my body looks at the moment, I hate going shopping with people in case the clothes don't fit. I NEVER try them on in the changing room because when I realise I need to go up a dress size my day is ruined. The worst thing I feel like when it is an issue with food it always people telling you, OH just eat more or you know you could just stop eating. I don't think they realise it's not that simple, oh damn I wish it was. I know that my issues with food are not ok, it is not ok to be in this relationship anymore, like a toxic relationship; it is time to leave. I will forever want to go back to you but this has to be the way forward. It was in the last few weeks when I was seeing my doctor at his late night surgery that I told him, once I started I couldn't stop. He's getting me some support for this issue and I am lucky I have a doctor who understands so well. For now, I am looking at ways to deal with my relationship with food in a more healthy way and I am so proud of myself for dealing with it.

I hope this post as every other helped in someway, shape or form. 



#IWouldMiss! | Lifestyle

Hi all, how are we doing? I hope you're well. Today I am bringing you something a little different which I hope you will enjoy just as much as my other posts. The post is all about things you would miss if you lived in a remote region and I thought it would be fun to add my own little spin on to the post. Flogas recently put together a survey finding out what people would miss most if they moved to a remote location. Some of the things which people miss include Smartphones, gas and electric. BUT 80% of the people surveyed reckon they could cope living remotely. Could you do it? So what would I miss living in a remote area? 



Takeaway:
This one had to come first being the absolute takeaway fiend that I am. I couldn't imagine not being able to order a Dominos or a Subway to my front door.  

Mobile Data/Wifi:
As a blogger I think most of us would suffer with this, I am FOREVER on my phone, checking emails, blogging, updating social media and I could not imagine being able to do this or hardly ever being able to do this. 

Restaurants/Bars:
Similar to the takeaway thing, I am a huge food fanatic and I am always eating out, I could not imagine going weeks without being able to do so. Same with bars I love to go out and drink cocktails, life would be strange without that.

My friends:
I am with my friends a lot,  and I could not imagine going weeks without seeing them. As I am unable to drive I think I would feel stranded away from everyone. 

I would love to know in the comments what YOU would miss if you lived in a remote location! 


*Collaborative Post

5 films you NEED to watch! | Lifestyle

Back in November of last year I did a post about my favourite documentaries of all time, and it was SO popular I decided I would bring you a film version, including my all time favourite films that you NEED to watch, like right now. I am the biggest fan of Netflix, Sky and also Amazon for my documentaries on demand I couldn't imagine a life before them, the days of Blockbuster are well and truly gone, I mean how can you binge watch if you have to keep going out to get more of them. I love being able to sit in front of my TV and just watch programme after programme. I am bringing you this post in collaboration with Contact Numbers who are the BEST for providing you with an access to so many numbers you may need including Sky and Amazon. Contact numbers also created a list of films and television shows that they think you need to watch, to see their recommendations check them out here.



Mean Girls:
Mean girls can basically be classed as a classic right? It's such an amazing film which I have watched over 50 times and I am not even sorry about it, I couldn't imagine growing up without being able to relate to this film for so many things including everyday life quotes. Growing up wanting a life like Regina's including her bedroom.

10 Things I Hate About You:
I watched this film in school in one of the lessons where they stick a on DVD and just make you watch it for something to do. I loved this film for so many reasons, one of the main ones was Heath Ledger. What a gorgeous man. Also the fact that feminism was a HUGE element of this film and to be honest how kick ass is Kat?

Inside Out:
I've only seen this film a couple of times but it has stuck with me, I relate so hard to Sadness, I am pretty sure she is my spirit animal. It's such a fun and feel good film.

500 Days Of Summer:
Such a unique concept to this film, a romcom that doesn't end with happiness, I personally didn't know that was a thing but apparently it is. I love watching it and Zoey is such a fabulous actress, she is the perfect person to play this part. I love the idea behind the film and it is ace that the film has such a 'different' ending.

How To Be Single:
I saw this film on the way to America over the summer on the plain and it was one of the best films I've seen for ages. It is a great film to make you feel better. Without giving too much away it is basically a film about how to be single.

*In Collaboration with Contact Numbers

Alternative Shoes Wishlist | Fashion

Hi lovelies, I hope you're all doing well today! I am back with another addition of my alternative series, the previous two posts have gone down so well (better than excepted) I decided I would keep them coming! If you fancy checking out the two previous posts they are alternative phone cases and bags. So on to the post, I've found so many gorgeous shoes which I could put on this list but only the best of the best made it on, so I hope you enjoy my picks and let me know if you pick up any of them!




One // Two // Three // Four // Five 


Which shoes are your favourites? 

Things I've Been Loving Lately #2 | Lifestyle

Hi all, how are we? I've put the Lets Talk posts on hold for the moment I as I have SO much more content to put out and I am just not feeling the serious styled posts as I've pretty much talked about everything there is to talk about. So today I am bringing you another things I've been loving lately post and this will include just about everything from TV shows to things I've bought! I hope you enjoy this post and let me know if you want me to keep creating them!





Mini Cheddars: 
Holy hell, I've fallen SO in love with these bad boys, I have pretty much been living off of these for the last few weeks I cannot imagine a life without these in!

Hollywood Mirrors:
I've been addicted to these mirrors, they have AMAZING lights on which makes doing your makeup so much easier *hello flawless foundation* and the style of them makes me want to buy them all, I definitely need one for my bedroom. Totally adding one to my Christmas list!

Freakshakes: 
I've been a little bit obsessed with these for sometime, but since The Bear Grill in my town started to sell them, my addiction has become that little bit stronger. They have just added a NEW salted Caramel one to their menu, gotta try that soon!

Retro Sweets: 
I recently got sent the coolest jar of retro sweets and it is MASSIVE, I've been making my way through so many old favourites over the last few weeks. Palma Violets anyone? I've recently found a site which sells wholesale sweets in other words SWEETS IN BULK. Where you can relive your childhood dreams and also perfect for Christmas presents.

Candles: 
I've recently been working with a couple of brands in America who offer shipping to the UK and that means I've been able to place HUGE candle orders, and lets face it Bath and Body works offer well better candles than the UK.

Audrie And Daisy:
If you haven't seen this documentary I am pretty sure you've been living under a Netflix(less) rock for the last few months. It's an amazing eye opening documentary and although it had me in tears for SO long, it is so great that people are finally talking. Read more about it here.

The NEW Urban Decay Spectrum Palette
Urban Decay are on FIIIIRE this year with their fabulous new releases, from their massive revamp of ALL of their lipsticks to their gorgeous palettes coming out one after to the other. But as soon as I heard about the Spectrum palette coming out I knew I had to get my hands on it. Luckily for me it came through my door just a few days after coming out. I can't wait to share some fabulous 'out there' make-up looks with you all.

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The Blogger Starter Pack! | Lifestyle

If you are a Facebook user, you will have seen these 'starter packs' floating around the internet for some time now, they're usually jokes about different types of people but I decided I would take the idea and create a blogger starter pack of all of the things bloggers 'need' (of course, you don't actually NEED these things to be a blogger but they sure do help). I thought it would be fun to create a little starter pack of my own, it would be super fun to see in the comments what you would include in a blogger starter pack.



A comfy office chair:
To start off this starter pack, I decided I would include a comfy office chair. Without one of these sitting a PC writing, editing and just doing general blogging stuff is a bit of a nightmare. I've previously bought chairs which are great for giving you the perfect aesthetic but really end up hurting your back. I recently decided to purchase myself a new chair, and their are some fabulous office chairs from Furniture at work which do more than the job. Now just to convince my office to do the same!
A camera:
When starting out as a blogger, everyone seems to use their phones especially if they don't know if they are going to be in blogging for the long haul or just a little while. I started out using my HTC and now looking back the photos were something else *awful* recently since I've upgraded to a new camera my photos are SO much better, I've got the best compact camera from Panasonic and it perfect for carrying around everywhere and my photos are now SO much more crisp. Although sometimes my Iphone 6 has to do for Instagram photos.

Lights: 
This is a more recent investment of mine, but I have regretted not getting them sooner. Winter is a bloggers worst nightmare as there is literally NO natural light to take any photos. Without the natural light, photos are a lot harder to edit. I couldn't imagine not having the lights now, especially during winter as they look a lot more professional. You can get some fabulous ones from Ebay on a budget.

Photoshop: 
I picked Photoshop simply because it is my photo editing software of choice, being a film student has given me the advantage of having some previous knowledge in Photoshop. I couldn't imagine life without my lovely Photo editing suite. There are some great free alternatives out there also like Pic Monkey.

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#LoveAtFirstBite with Chicago Town + Win! | Lifestyle

I love pizza. That is a fact. I love that you can buy boxed pizza which tastes just as good as takeaway pizza for the fraction of the price. I love how pizza brings people together, as it is totally made for sharing. I love how pizza can cause one of the biggest debates of the year, does pineapple blog on pizza though? (clearly not). I love how pizza can have so many different toppings and yet still taste the same sort of goodness. I love how much cheese on pizza, it makes it sort of acceptable to eat an unholy amount of cheese and not feel guilty, win. I love how Chicago Town send out the coolest boxes filled with pizza goodies and shades with pizzas on! If you fancy winning yourself a pair of pizza shades with Chicago Town all you need to do is buy one of their gorgeous pizzas from your local supermarket and input your unique code online and you could win a pair of the limited edition pizza shades and if that isn't enough if you jump into their online photo booth, upload a selfie and add tons of fun stickers to it you could be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes such Spotify premium passes, Polaroid cameras and headphones as well as of course a pair of their super fun shades. Rumour has it even Caspar Lee has a pair! I thought i'd share with you some fabulous pictures I took on my Polaroid with my cool shades. 






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10 Times I 'Won' At Life | Lets Talk

I am forever talking about important issues on my blog, which I love more than anything in the world and I will continue to do so. But today I decided I would share something different with my lovely readers on my blog and share 10 times that I 'won' at life. By winning at life I just mean 10 good things that have happened to me, I thought it would be cool to share something a bit more upbeat and hopefully you enjoy this post, I would love to know about the times you've won at life in the comments.



1. The time I got added to my FAVOURITE brands press list.
That's right, I get sent things for my blog from my favourite brand. Every time I get a package from them it feels like I am dreaming.

2. The time I got the shoes I've wanted for ages.
I looked for this particular pair of shoes all over the internet for weeks and someone finally put them on Ebay in my size for a MASSIVE fraction of what they were being sold at everywhere and the sender was super lovely.

3. The time I made a best friend.
It sounds so soppy, but this year I finally found someone who I can happily call my best friend, I could spend every single day with him and I wouldn't mind. He's made me so happy and I couldn't imagine life without him. We do so many fun things together and he's taught me it's okay to be a little weird.

4. The time I got a job.
If you had told me two years ago I would be able to go to work again and do things with my life I totally wouldn't of believed you, as somebody who once struggled to go out of the house, this is a HUGE change for me.

5. That time I made a blogger Whatsapp group.
Earlier this year I made a blogger whatsapp group which has been my life line through so many things, I couldn't imagine not having these lovely ladies in my life. Kim, Lalia, Sarah, Elena, Jess, Aoife and Georgina you are my life.

6.  That time I got the confidence to go out without makeup on!
This has been many times since, but the first time in about 5 years I managed to go out without makeup on this year, and it was a super huge step for me as I am so self conscious.

7. That time when I got 100 likes on my Instagram photo.
It feels SO good to hit 100 likes on my Instagram photos and although it probably doesn't seem a lot to some people to me it's a big deal. It's also super exciting that it keeps happening.

8. The time I got the right diagnosis of my mental health.
I was forever feeling like I was getting fobbed off by the doctors and not getting the right diagnosis for my illness, I was being given different medication after different medication and nothing was helping. Finally, I saw a doctor who got it and helped me get the right therapy and that changed my life. Getting a proper diagnosis is always super important. Some people think visiting a private health care professional helps, an example of this would be Harley Street Clinic at UCH. Finding someone who you get a long with is super important in mental health.

9. The time I moved into my own house.
I loved living in a student house for the company of my friends, but I wouldn't trade living with my boyfriend for anything. It is so much better for having my own space and chilling out.

10. The time I got my tattoo.
When I got my first tattoo it was so much more to me than just getting a tattoo, it was a step in my journey which changed my life. I am still super happy with it a year later.

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Getting Better Skin + Creating Face Masks | Beauty

Beauty is something that is often featured on Dungarees & Donuts, and I am forever looking for new ways to mix it up and step out side of the box. That is when I discovered a lovely website which is called Real Foods who have an amazing range of natural recipes which are all full of goodness. It was when I was looking around on their site when I saw a fabulous feature about beauty recipes. On there I found some amazing face masks which you can create at home by just including a simple range of ingredients which you probably already have at home. I thought today I would share with you how to create some of the recipes yourself and also a little bit about how I have managed to improve my skin care a LOT over the last year.



I didn't realise the importance of skin care until this year, I have honestly fallen head over heals in love with looking after my skin and finding the best ways to treat your skin and making it better. There is only so much makeup can do, and if you aren't looking after your skin how do you expect it to be well. It's like anything really, without looking after it; it's not going to well looked after. This year I made an attempt to ditch the face wipes, get a proper skin care routine in place as well as treat myself to more pamper sessions. I first decided to completely remove face wipes from my life, even ones with so called benefits and go for a more in depth skin care routine. For this I purchased a pack of cotton pads and a bottle of Micellar water and everyday removed my makeup properly (could not imagine sleeping with it on now, even when I've been drinking!) Next I decided to invest into a skin care routine (I did a post on it here in depth) but the basic outline of it is I invested in a Foreo which is fabulous for a deep cleanse of the skin, it is better than most of the other cleansing brushes as it is silicone and that makes it a cleaner devise all round. Also started using some fabulous skin care from Murad which had dramatically changed my skin around! As well drinking lots more water (I know it's been said so many times, but honestly it's so true) I also try to give my skin a face mask at least once a week, my favourites are from Tony Moly, Superdrug or just making your own. Making your own is fabulous because you get to decide what goes into them and what you want the mask for. I usually look for moisture masks as well as ways to get clear skin.

Some of my favourite recipes that I found on real foods are: 

I love this one for the antioxidents which are in Kiwi as well as the exfoliating properties.  It also contains Vitamin A, C, E and K which all have their own fabulous pros these include skin repairing, lightening dark circles and also moisture

Perfect for clearing skin, with a deep clean of the pores and perfect for removing pesky blackheads. A lot of things I've read online about this mask all talk about the healing properties of this mask as well as how good it is for treating acne. 

Perfect for reducing dark circles, revitalising the skin and also healing open sores. Cucumber is great for giving your skin a refreshed feeling as well as the rest of your body. Eating, drinking and wearing cucumber gives your body fabulous benefits. Plus it is super healthy as it is mostly water. 


I hope you enjoyed this post and will be making some of your own face masks soon! 

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Lets Make Crepes! | Food

Good morning all, how are we? Today I am bringing you food based post which includes Crepes! A while back I made a post about creating a pancake stack and it is still one of my most popular posts, I am a huge fan of pancakes so I decided to treat myself to a Crepe maker from Amazon (*its this one if you're interested) although I've heard that they're quite hard to get used I thought I'd write a little bit of a post about how I got on with mine and how to create your own crepes, without further ado I hope you enjoy this post!


First things first, the ingredients! For 4 crepes you will need the following:
- 125g of plain flour
- 120ml of water
- 120ml of milk
- 2 tablespoons of butter (melted) 
- Olive oil to grease the pan! 

Step one: 
Put the Crepe maker on and turn it up to max and wait for it to heat up, whilst it is heating up I would recommend measure out your ingredients. 

Step two: 
Mix together the eggs and the flour followed by slowly adding the water and milk bit by bit. Whilst you are doing this pop the butter in the microwave (it should only need about 15 seconds max) and once it is melted add it into the mixture.

Step three:
Cover the hot plate in olive oil. Jamie's Italian created an awesome infographic to show you the best oils to use for what. (If you don't have olive oil available use some light cooking spray.) 



Step four: 
Ladle some of the mixture in the middle of the plate and then use the wooden tool provided to spread the mixture. *Top Tip* Spread in circular motions.

Step five: 
Leave 2 minutes and then flip over using the wooden spatula and leave for a further two minutes. Just to make sure both sides are done flip back again. Once fully done place on a plate and roll up. Repeat until all 4 are made. Then pop the plate into the microwave and blast for a few seconds to heat up again.


And that is it, perfectly made crepes for any occasion! 

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