These chocolate easter nests are so easy to make and are really yummy too. Here's how to make them.
4 x full size Shredded Wheat
200g Milk Chocolate for melting
STEP 1: Add water into a pan. Place a heat proof bowl on top of the pan making sure it is not touching the water.
STEP 2: Boil the water. Whist this is boiling, break up your chocolate and add to the bowl for melting. Stirring occasionally.
STEP 3: Break up 4 shredded wheat into a new bowl. When your chocolate has melted, stir this into your shredded wheat until it is fully covered.
STEP 4: Spoon equal amounts of the mixture into paper cases and decorate with mini eggs.
STEP 5: Pop your chocolate nests into the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
STEP 6: Take your nests out of the fridge. They are now ready for eating. Enjoy :)
On 14th March 2017 as part of their Music Giants Special Stamp series, Royal Mail released limited edition souvenirs and gifts as a tribute to David Bowie. The series include special stamps, presentation packs and limited edition souvenirs. I pre-ordered early so I didn't miss out on a fantastic collection, a must for any David Bowie fan.
Ziggy Stardust or The Thin White Duke, David Bowie was the cultural figure of reinvention and transformation. One of the most influential music artists of all time. This collection celebrates the artwork of his shifted guises album to album.
David Bowie Quotes :
'I change every day. I'm not outrageous. I'm David Bowie.' - Melody Maker, 22 January 1972
'What I have is a malevolent curiosity. That's what drives my need to write and what probably leads me to look at things a little askew.' - New York Daily News, 9th June 2002
'We were terribly excited, and I think we took it on our shoulders that we were creating the 21st century in 1971.' - Fresh Air, NPR, 4th September 2002
There's nothing more satisfying then finally finishing a beauty or skincare product. It's so easy to move on to another product before using up the ones you have. But when you do finish up a product you must really love it, right?
Here is what I have used up at present. Some of these items are a permanent fixture in my beauty/skincare regime.
Body Balms & Butters
moisturising than the Sensibio version (the one with the pink top). To brighten my skin and remove dead cells I prefer to use an exfoliator that contain the little micro beads. I know it's a bit old fashioned as exfoliators have moved on these days with the glycolic acids but this type with the beads remain my favourite. This No 7 Radiance Revealed exfoliator really does make my skin glow. It's a shame that it's now been discontinued *weeps*.
Not sure if it stay on for 24hrs but I can confirm it definitely stay on throughout a full working day. It doesn't make my skin as oily as other foundations do (I have an oily t-zone). This foundation is perfect for me, in shade 11 Vanilla. Please L'Oreal never discontinue it!!
Buying the right foundation can be tricky and you don't want to waste your money buying the wrong one. Over at Review.com they have an excellent post on testing and reviewing foundations of all shades and coverage to find the best around. The post can be read here. They also share some hints and tips on how to get a flawless complexion.
The Max Factor blush is also a product I use every day. It's a cream blush in the shade 03 soft copper. It blends really well and is buildable. The shade is flattering on my pale skintone. I believe this would suit any skintone. It really is that good. This chapstick is the only lip balm I use. It moisturises my lips and doesn't leave them dry minutes after like some other lip balms do. It's also great under a matte lipstick. Fact!
Two Other Mentions...
My deodorant of choice is the Sure cotton dry. It has a balmy texture and I never feel sweaty or smelly under the ol' pits. It doesn't have much of a smell and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. But y'know personal preference :)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla
Origins Plantscription concealer, Light
Olive Nourishing Body Butter
(35% off The Body Shop online promo code: 14666 from 14/03/17 - 27/3/17)
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+
Bioderma Hydrabio H2O Micellar Water
No 7 Radiance Revealed Exfoliator (similar)
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation, 11 Vanilla
Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blusher, 03 Soft Copper
Chapstick Medicated Stick
L'Oréal Hair Expertise Replenishing and Taming conditioner
Sure Women 48h Dry Deodorant Stick Cotton Dry
Daytime Pyjama Shirts
I often wondered when staring at my pyjamas in the mirror whilst brushing my teeth, why no one has really thought about making a pyjama shirt for daytime. I find them extremely flattering and comfortable. I thought how stylish they could look tucked into a pair of jeans.
Low and behold they have now become a trend, wearing them as part of your daytime outfit. They are , of course, a bit more fancier then your average nightwear. At present there are different styles in the shops including cropped, silky and floral to name but a few.
The shirt in the picture above is my new purchase from Topshop. I love the hummingbird pattern and the silky feel to it. As it's cropped I wear it over a black vest top. Sometimes buttoned up or sometimes unbuttoned and worn like a thin jacket.
Below I have picked out some of my favourites in the shops right now.