Friday, 30 January 2015

Snow Day ❄️

While I'm stuck inside with criminal minds on rather than being very cold, I thought I'd share a few pictures of the snow I've taken, while I do admit it's very pretty, it is a bit inconvenient. I couldn't get to work yesterday as it was up to my mid calf but now it's melting rapidly, how annoying, also sixthform is closed so I missed my textiles unit 1 AS deadline, but enough about that, at least I got some pretty pictures! 

(After my trek home, it snowed solid for a good 3 hours)

(Waiting to be sent home)

(She didn't know I took this, sorry Kate)

(And obviously a selfie was needed!)

Rachel xoxo


Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Cake Pop Machine + Recipe!

For Christmas, my mum was so kind as to get me a cake pop machine, and today was the first day I tried it. 
First off, it's purple, which is pretty cool in its self, it's really cute and to add to it the same company (babycakes) makes other machines in different colours for example the one I intend to get next is a doughnut machine in baby yellow, although I have no where to put it, oops.

To try it out I thought I'd make a simple vanilla recipe: 

Makes about 36 pops~

100g self raising flour
100g caster sugar
50g butter
1 egg
60ml milk
1tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp. baking powder pinch of salt 

~As amature as it sounds I just chucked it all in the bowl and whisked away, and that worked for me but if you want to soften the butter then add the powdered ingredients etc. that's fine just follow the recipe on the baby cakes website (as that's where I found mine)
~Tea spoon it in to the holes and bake for 5 mins
~DONT FORGET OVEN GLOBES IT GETS HOT (like I did, again, oops)
~Also don't forget to leave room for it to grow
~Spoon out 

It's that simple 

However... What I will say is that 1) it's a pain to clean due to all the holes and 2) icing is very difficult so I just quit while I was ahead! I'll grasp it one day and when I do I'll be sure to share how.

And just to prove I'm not completely incompetent I made some manually at halloween and they turned out pretty good decoration wise: 

Over all, loved this little machine, would 100% recommend if you love baking and have the room!

Let me know your icing tips!
Rachel xoxo

P.s. Not sponsored all opinions my own


Monday, 5 January 2015


To welcome in the new year, since I had no plans of my own, (except working) I decided to do a little retail therapy. 

First thing I ordered was some black to white obmre trainers from River Island £28, thesenarenactually the comfiest trainers I've ever owned, not that I've owned many, but still, really looking forward to workouts in these. Next I got a yellow scallop hem top from New Look £6, for £6 how could I not, it's such a nice length, boxy and really flattering. I also browsed the new in and found this fun airtex sports bra £9.99, I also found a nice pinky colour skater dress, with a flattering elastic waist £24.99, and last I was looking for a cute bracelet ring chain and I found this really nice one for just £6.99 and comes with loads of midi rings and normal rings too. Then I hopped onto DVDs and ordered New Girl Season 3, Amazon £12.99, I really love this show it's one of the few that can make me laugh out loud on my own in  my bedroom. For Christmas my family started a MAC pallet form me so I bought a few shades, £10 each per refil pallet and I got 'all that glitters' 'rhetrospeck' and 'bronze' for myself with a lipstick in 'velvet teddy' £15.50 and a lip liner in 'hover' £12.50. Also got some croc skater shoes Topshop £20, I can wear for work, 'salt and pepper' knit jumper for £30, so slouchy and comfy with an oversized checked shirt also £30, an october birthstone necklace in the sale for just £4.50 and much needed black Jamie jeans, £40, so flattering, so comfy. Last but certainly not least I got a new coat from Boohoo £30 in the sale, I couldn't fit it on the picture so I'll just insert the image from the website underneath, this coat is so nice, such a love.y colour, however what I will say is that within 10 mins the buttons all dropped off, nothing too major though. 

Rachel xoxo

P.s. Not sponsored, all opinions my own, just love shopping

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