May Favourites

Hey Guys,

So I love reading blogs about people’s monthly favourites and I decided to have a go at one myself.

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All My May Favourites

First thing that I have loved this month is my book – Boys don’t cry – It had such a good storyline of a 17 year old bringing up a baby. The baby gets dumped on her father and this story is the twists and turns that occur as he brings up his baby daughter. The twists in this book really make it gripping and I was unable to put it down. I really recommend it!

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Secondly, I have purchased a body moisturiser which is made my Ghost and smells divine, it makes your body feel silky smooth and gives your skin a fabulous glow. As well as this, I bought my first Soap and Glory product – the Sugar Crush Hand Food. This really works wonders on dry and cracked hands!

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I also purchased a new moisturiser for my face as when I wake up it is quite dry, but this hydrates my face and then gives me a glow before putting on my foundation. However I recommend the whole ‘simple’ range as all their products have worked wonders on my skin and they make a significant difference. Due to me not liking the glow effect, I use the L’Oreal primer which then gives my foundation a matte effect which is the look I like.

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Finally, I was in desperate need of a new mascara and it was actually the packaging that drew me into this one. I found it so chic, in comparison to the metallic bottles that you find. After reading it had oils in it I was very intrigued as to what this mascara would do for my eyes. After the first use, I found such a difference compared to the other ones I’ve used. It gives a false lash effect and even a bit of smoky eye is emphasised when using this one.

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Let me know if you like this sort of thing

Keep Smiling Guys

Crystal Clexr xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Year Anniversary

Hey Guys!

So today is my one year anniversary between me and my blog. And what better way to celebrate than with a cake? A lemon cake in fact!

So exams are proving very stressful, but as I have a slight break between them all, I decided to do some baking. Yesterday I made a banana cake, but that didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped. However, the lemon drizzle cake I made today is to die for and I thought I would share the recipe with you. Seeing as I love photography, I couldn’t resist but take pictures of my stages of baking!

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 225g Unsalted Butter
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Lemon Zest
  • 225g Self Raising Flour

Ingredients for the topping: 

  • Juice of 1 and 1/2 Lemon
  • 85g Caster Sugar
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All Ingredients Needed

Method 

  1. Heat Oven to 180°C
  2. Line a loaf tin with grease proof paper and you’re ready to get started
  3. Beat the sugar and the eggs until they are creamy
  4. Add each egg, beating after adding each
  5. Sift in the flour bit by bit and fold in to the mixture
  6. Add lemon zest
  7. Pour mixture into the loaf tin and put in the oven for 40-45 minutes

Topping 

  1. Mix the juice of the lemon with the caster sugar
  2. Once the cake is cooked and had a chance to cool a little, but is still warm, prick the top and drizzle the topping over
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Step 3
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Step 4
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Step 5
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Step 5
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Step 6
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Step 7
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Topping
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Finished Product
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Finished Product

I really hope if you decide to make this you let me know how it goes! It is really tasty I can assure you 🙂

Keep Smiling Guys

Crystal Clexr xxx

 

Revision Techniques

Hey Guys,

So exams are looming, too close for my liking and if any of you haven’t started revising yet then more fool you. I hope you all have your own ways of revising, but I just thought I would share what I do.

Personally I believe the number one technique is colour, colour and more colour. My room is filled with notes, posters and many other things simply coloured in with highlighters, felt pens and stickers. I really advise you use colour as if it is bright it will stick in your head more.

Secondly, I can’t fault revision cards. I have 100s of the things. Filled with notes and colour and drawings. I really recommend revision cards as a way of revising. They are portable, colourful and small so force you to write in note form.

Thirdly, I recommend mind maps. These beauties are so useful for linking notes together in order to get them to stick in your mind. Also do not forget your colour when making them.

Finally, if you need to remember a list of things, make sure to put them into a funny story or place them on certain points of a well known journey you have. Doing this will help you to get these important dates, figures, vocabulary into your head, and in a fun way.

Personally, I struggled finding exam revision techniques so I hope this is helpful to those sitting exams, or even sitting exams next year.

Good luck to all you amazing people about to sit exams and I promise you will all do amazingly, just try your best.

Keep Smiling Guys

Crystal Clexr xxx