Saturday, 1 November 2014

Pattern craze?

I have downloaded tons of apps! One that is quiet unique and caught my eye is Kaleidoo. This app allows you to create lots of amazing patterns that can be used as wallpapers for a phone or just very nice images.
Check out the patterns I have created! The best part is that they can be edited further to make new designs.


Friday, 31 October 2014

Accessorize bargain bag

I recently went to an accessorize store where I noticed a sale in the corner of the shop. This included reduced prices for 'faulty items'.  I picked up a very nice bag that looked new and intact. When I read the label it said there was a fault on the zip. The zip was generally not working at all when me and my mum tried to fix it. The staff even told us that its 'non refundable and it doesn't work'
I still insisted on buying the bag. It was only £5 so I wasn't losing much. When I went home to try out the bag we managed to somehow 'fix' it. There was just a bit of material clogging the way. Well, That was a surprise!
This just shows that I was able to but a perfectly functioning bag that was worth £40 for £5 :) This just shows that it's possible to buy a nice quality bag for a cheaper price!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Bio-oil Product Review

Hi everyone,

A couple of months ago I received a scar on my arm which looked horrible. It was larger than the size of a 50p coin and very dark. I wanted to remove it and tried many different products like cocoa butter that are used to reduce scaring. However, none of them seemed to work.

Next Step: Bio-Oil To the Rescue!

I was then recommended to try Bio oil and that's probably one of the best advice given to me! I used it every night after I had a shower or before I went to sleep for a few months and now my scar has now faded and the skin tone is blended.  I would of posted a picture but silly me I didn't think of taking a picture at the time. At first I honestly didn't think it would work. This was because there are many products out on the market available for use. This product does require patience and scars don't disappear over night. But after using it for 2 months I noticed the difference. I carried on using it until my scar faded away.

Not only does this product work but the oil also smells great. It's texture is the quiet light and it doesn't stain. It also has other great uses like improving stretch marks, aging skin and dehydrated skin.

The bottle says use it twice a day. I simply didn't have the time due to school rushes and getting ready in the morning. I think if I did use it twice the scar would have faded in less time. I use bio-oil now for uneven skin tones and sometimes on my face after a cleanser.

Overall, I would recommend this product and have already purchased it again from Amazon. (simply because the price is below retail price)

Hope you enjoyed reading!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

My quick Lunch: Prawn noodles

Today I decided to post the recipe of my lunch today. Its a delicious dish that everyone can try and if your in a hurry then this is great. Just bare in mind this recipe serves more than 6 people
600g Noodles
1 500g jar Pasta sauce
125g Frozen prawns
Spice (I added a pinch of salt, cumin, chilli powder and black pepper)
1/2 Onion chopped
A handful of chopped Coriander (optional to flavour)
150g Cheddar cheese
Olive oil
1. Turn on the gas on the highest setting and place oil in a pan.
2. Add chopped coriander and onions and caramelise
3. Add the pasta sauce in and stir the mixture.
4. Add your own spices to customize the sauce
5. Fill a pan with water and allow to boil.
7. Add noodles and allow to cook
8. Grate the cheddar cheese
9. After about 5 minutes the noodles should be ready. Drain the noodles and then drizzle olive oil.
10. Serve the noodles with the sauce and sprinkle cheese on top. 
Tip: to make the noodles cheesy then heat the bowl in a microwave.


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Game review: Covet fashion

Hi everyone,
So I have now downloaded Covet for a month and am able to review the game for you.
I will honestly have to say, if you love fashion and styling then this game is for you. I love all the styling features and having the ability to style my own outfits.
Covet has lots of limited events with stop clock timers counting down the seconds till an event closes. It that time you have to be able to style a outfit for that occasion. Jet set events are not timed and can be played at any moment.
Your outfit is rated by other users and results can be seen after voting finishes. Highly scored outfits win rewards like clothing's. Your outfits can be scored higher with bonuses such as purchasing unworn clothes or wearing the latest season outfits.
The game is addictive and can be frustrating at times. This is because you can play for free for a while but then it becomes hard to actually style outfits accordingly for events. You therefore have an advantage of playing if you purchase in app 'diamonds'.  (Especially for bonuses for higher ratings) If you don't mind this then the game will suit your needs. Also bear in mind that you do have to wait for your outfit to be rated which means if your short on patience then this is not ideal! E.g. jet set events have 8 hour wait for results but limited time events can be very long as 3 days.
This is a game based on preference. So I hope you have found this mini review helpful.

Monday, 27 October 2014

I made doughnuts for the first time today!

Today I made doughnuts and it tasted really nice. I did have a few problems with actually shaping it but after a few tries the came out to look quite nice. This recipe is very easy and quick. I was looking for a recipe that wasn't over complicated and found this one on .
My version of this recipe is shown below and I made a total servings of 15 doughnuts!

  • 70g  butter    
  • 500g plain flour and extra for dusting and rolling            
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder            
  • 70g  sugar and extra for coating at the end
  • 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut (optional for flavouring)       
  • 1 egg
  • 260ml milk            
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Melted chocolate and sprinkles (optional and desirable)
  1. Sieve flour and baking powder into a bowl
  2. Rub in butter.
  3. Mix in the sugar and desiccated coconut
  4. Beat egg and milk together.
  5. Make a well in the dry mixture, then and pour in the egg and milk mix in the well. Mix together to form a soft dough.
  6. Roll out dough on a well floured surface and cut to shape of choice. I used to different sized drinking cups to cut.
  7. Fry in hot oil (at approximately 180 degrees C) for 30 seconds, turn over and cook for a further 30 seconds untill golden brown.
  8. Drain on kitchen paper until cool. Roll in sugar or decorate with chocolate and sprinkles.
Preparation images:


Ready to Eat!
Doughnuts were in all shapes and sizes at the start. With practise I was able to improve!

My tips:
  • My first try went totally horrible. That's okay as long as you fiddle and play around the mixture you will find the right size. Just keep experimenting!
  • They are best eaten WARM!, If they cool, then reheat in the microwave.

Enjoy :)

Biology microscope pictures

Over a few lessons in biology I have been able to take a few photographs from a microscope.  This was difficult at first but I need a steady hand so so the pictures didn't blur.
A kidney specimen
A kidney specimen

A kidney specimen
A pancreatic cell

A pancreatic cell
When a picture didn't go well