Friday, 28 February 2014

Baking banana muffins with a helper!

So, as we are going to have guests in a couple of hours, me and my mum went crazy. We cleaned the flat and then started to prepare food. Noah and me made some banana muffins, my mum did a cognac cake and a chocolate cake as well. And then we made two bowls of Gyros salad. Well,... is this even normal behaviour?

So let's have a look at the muffin-baking-process! :)

So here are the muffin ingredients ( and an egg is missing!)

The helper is ready to help!




UUH chocolate! <3

Trying to pose for the picture...

Cake number one, AND LOOK AT THIS AMAZING TOWER MY HELPER BUILT! ;)



And off to the oven!

In order to keep my hair off my face, I did a bun and put in a bow, like I always do...

This is how it looked...

Waiting is the worst thing out of the muffin-baking-process...

And here we have 12 delicious banana-honey-chocolate-nut-muffins!

Omg, look at the quality of this picture, you can actually see every single hair! :O

And I finally found a good storage place for all my hair bows. I never found a container which would hold all of them, and finally I found one in the kitchen :D

My babies <3

While cleaning up, I recognised this book amongst all the others in my huge book shelf and my brother actually got it for Christmas 2012 from Eryk, BUT I stole it and keep it in my room! :3 Such a nice sister!

Well, and that was it for today, tomorrow I'll upload the February Collective Haul and I hope you'll check it out!

Enjoy the weekend! :*

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-Olivia

~28.02.2014~

My OOTD 15 and Lookbook!

Hello my dear people!

Today is Friday, which is very nice! My family from Poland is coming over to visit us and I can't wait to see my cousins!

Today I want to show you what I wore and then I'll pick my brother up from nursery, clean up the mess in my room and bake muffins.
So let's get started! :)

Ok so my make up is the usual one, and I put on a thin layer of the Astor lip balm, and this is how it looks after 7 hours. I think it faded away quite nicely! :)

Next, you can see my accesories, my Scottish bag, a floral belt I got somewhere in Poland once, my beautiful rings that my boyfriend bought for me, and a nice necklace with some cool stuff on it that I bought at I am. I also wore my Bershka skinny jeans and my favourite black Vans.

 I think it is a very comfortable outfit and I really like it. :)

I hope you enjoyed this really short post and you can follow me on Google+, bloglovin, and on Lookbook! :)

PS: Don't forget to come back tomorrow, I'll upload the February Collective Haul post! :)

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-Olivia

~28.02.2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014

So much to show!

Hello!
It is a lovely day and I wanted to show you some things!
First of all, you'll see my outfit of the day and my hair, then what I am eating right now and what I bought after school. So let's start! :)
As you can see, the sun is shining again and sun makes me happy! :)

Here you can see my hair, that I braided yesterday in the evening before going to bed. I am not good at all at doing nice hair styles, but this actually looked okay.

My outfit is the favourite one, so again everything is from H&M, but the shoes were bought in Poland two summers ago at a local market. And I just love these shoes! They are one of my favourite pairs and I am too sad that they are dirty :(

Smiley :)

As you can see, they are a bit dirty and a bit damaged, but I still love them! And they look pale here, but in fact they look like in the picture below and the one with my whole outfit. I love wearing them in Summer, but also now, with skirts or dresses, they just look so cute!

My nail polish is the Essie one, which you can check out here if you want :)


Again, the outfit from a smaller distance now :D

And my lovely Scottish bag <3

AND NOW LET'S GO OVER TO THE FOOD PORN

So, I went to the shop and bought bananas, yoghurt, strawberries and so on and I just had to do this!


OMG. <3

Well, just a small buffet IN MY BED :3

And I saw these and OF COURSE I had to buy them as they are tulips!
They are so beautiful, so colourful and they make me smile, they remind me of my lovely boyfriend who would buy me tulips everyday. <3

So beautiful, I want to have tulips around me everyday!

So this was my entry for today, I hope you enjoyed it, I'll enjoy my tasty food now and do my homework later on as I have to do a lot again. Tomorrow I'll upload the February Collective Haul, so come back if you want to know what I bought this month! :)

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-Olivia

~27.02.2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

♥ Princess Porridge ♥

Hello readers!
I am too lazy to study right now, so I'll upload a post :)
I am talking to my lovely boyfriend on Skype and decided to make myself something to eat some minutes ago. About three days ago I decided to try out porridge, because nobody in my family does it, although we have all the ingredients at home. So I made myself some porridge with an apple, honey and cinnamon and it tasted awesome! It was also healthy, because I didn't add sugar, but honey and there was a whole apple in it, cut into small bits. And so I did this kind of porridge three times and I really like it. But now, I was too lazy to peel an apple, so I decided to make something new, so here are the pictures! :)

Here you can see all the ingredients I've used (+ hot water)...

First, take 4 big spoons of oatmeal and put them into a bowl...

Then, add a tiiiny amount of hot water to make them softer and fluffier...

Next, I always spill the water out again and add some milk instead...

Then, add a small spoon of cocoa powder and stir...

And finally, add some chocolate!

TADA! All done! ( Actually, I used too much milk for this one and I just took some spoons of it out.)

And of course, tea for Princess Porridge, at any time of the day or night!

Look who's here with me! My cutest cutie that just got out of bed and is still very tired! <3

And now: a happy face after having nice porridge!

Actually Eryk said that my name should be Princess Porridge, as the only thing I want to eat now is porridge! ;)

Sadly, I'll have to revise for school now, and I am so sleepy that I think I'm going to nap for 20 minutes and revise afterwards. 
I hope you're having a nice day, and see you tomorrow! :)

PS: I'm going to turn 18 in exactly two months! Oh my god, I feel old!
Oh my god, I just found the satchel of my dreams and I REALLY need it in my life. I think I am going to buy it myself for my birthday!

Evening edit: What I am listening to over and over again: Asking Alexandria Live Session <3
These guys are really amazing! Just listen to the vocals! Amazing!

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-Olivia

~26.02.2014~



Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Empties February Edition

Hello everybody!
Today it was such a nice weather outside! Still, it could finally be warmer already because I don't want to wear thick jackets and scarves anymore. School was okay because we went to the English theatre and for the first time I really enjoyed the play! Normally, they were boring, but this time it was funny and the actors were singing a lot and playing guitat and they were just so good!
Anyways, yesterday I was thinking about today's blogpost already as I think that I need to plan ahead because sometimes I have no idea what to upload as there are no interesting things to show just every single day. But in January I started to keep all (or at least as many as I could) empties and store them in a bag in order to finish as many products as possible. At first I was thinking of showing you 10 every time I collect 10, but somehow there are more of them now, but for the next Empties post I think that I will always pick only 10 products to show you, so that the posts won't be too long and too boring for you.
So yeah, let's see what I've used over the last two months! :)

Well, here are all of my used products, so let's see what we can find in there! :)

Ok, the first thing I picked from the bag is the famous Bioderma face cleanser. As you can see this one was a huge bottle full of 500ml cleanser, but sadly I just finished it yesterday. I had this product for over a year and I have to say that I didn't use it everyday but still quite often. I got this one from my aunt once because she baught it tried it, but it was not suitable for her skin so she just gave it to me- the whole new bottle of it! I really love this product and I would recommend it, but you have to know that this one is quite expensive, especially such a bottle. But as I've been to Poland in February, what did I buy? A new Bioderma bottle, but this time only half of it, a 250 ml bottle. I also wanted to buy a 100ml one because it looked SO cute but then I thought that a bigger one would be better, so yeah. - REPURCHASED!

This product, me and my cousin Dani bought in Summer three years ago because we wanted to test if it was really making your boobies bigger or if it makes your skin better or whatever it says. The product wasn't expensive so we were using it for two months but couldn't really see any changes. I've used it later on as well in order to empty the tube but I never managed to do so and last time I found this product in my stuff, I realised that no one should use it anymore so I just put it aside to show it to you- even though it was not compeltely an empty. - WON'T REPURCHASE

I've already mentioned in my hair post that we always have different head&shoulders shampoos at home so I don't buy them on my own, and lately I found this one, which I found interesting and I decided to use it as I've been losing quite a lot of hair and wanted to strenghten them. I am not sure if it really helps, but it cleans my hair nicely and I would still use it. - WILL REPURCHASE 
This shampoo is the most frequent one in my bathroom and I always use it. It cleans my hair nicely, it has a fresh smell and I will still use it for the next time. - WILL REPURCHASE

I bought this product before summer holidays because I thought it would be refreshing after a fun, hot summer day. The only refreshing thing about this product is the smell. At first it does smell nice, but after some weeks you only smell alocohol and I was glad that I needed to use it only one more time to finish it. After you clean your face with it, it is sticky and needs a long time to dry and it didn't make me feel fresh at all. So, sadly - WON'T REPURCHASE

This conditioner I actually bought in Poland on holidays because I forgot my Garnier Goodby Damage shampoo and conditioner at my cousin's house at the sea and had no other one left. I thought it had a nice  design of the bottle and it also smells really nice so I thought that I'd buy both, the shampoo and the conditioner. And really, this conditioner was really nice with my hair and I enjoyed using it. I wanted to buy it when I was in Poland last time but forgot it. The shampoo though, ( I threw the bottle away earlier) doesn't really to foam up on your hair and it stressed me a bit that it wouldn't clean my hair properly, but it did. So it was quite nice. The conditioner though is my favourite one, apart from the Nashi Argan one. - WILL REPURCHASE

I've had this shower cream from November until early February and I thought that it would last for longer as I've been using always a very small amount of it. In the beginning it worked amazing for my skin, it really was moisturised and it looked and felt so much better! Sadly, as I've been using the product for a longer time, the effects were not as good anymore, but I still have another bottle left so I'll use it. However, I am not sure if I am going to repurchase this product as it is also quite expensive. - NOT SURE ABOUT REPURCHASING

This nail polish remover was bought once we were buying food so my mum and me really don't care about nail polish removers, this was actually a cheap one, worked well though. It says that it smells like blueberries, but of course it doesn't! It is a polish remover, they never smell good! But actually I had no problems with this one and I also had it for quite a long time, so why not?  - WILL REPURCHASE

This product has been for years in our bathroom now. These are the only wet wipes my mum and I use to remove make up. They are also the best ones I've ever tried because they are really wet and not dry so they remove make up easily and also moisture your skin. Totally a must have in our bathroom - WILL REPURCHASE

I love the Body Shop and all the fruity products. The thing I like most are the shower gels. Once I had a 500ml strawberry one which was amazing and also once I had a grapefruit one which contained 750 ml. It was HUGE and it smelled SO good! After leaving the bathroom you could smell it in the whole house! Just amazing stuff. But now we are talking about body butters. The problem about them is that you have to use them in a most possibly short time, because after some months they stop smelling nice and that's the point when I stop using them. I really like the boxes of them and I always reuse them to store some little things like bobby pins or so on. They make your skin soft and smell nice for the first couple of weeks. I can't resist buying them! - WILL REPURCHASE

I've tried three different kinds of pills to strenghten my hair and actually the first ones really helped after two weeks of taking the pills already. These ones were really gross! They are big, hard to  swallow and they smell horrible. It was really a torture for me to take them because I wanted to vomit every time I had to take them. Now I have already new ones, and we'll see if they are going to work. - WON'T REPURCHASE

I finished this hand cream already a long time ago and found it last time in my things. It was good for my hands but it doesn't really have a smell, and I find it quite boring when skin products have no nice smell at all. I really love the Soap&Glory Hand Food because it looks amazing and smells amazing and makes your skin very soft. But this one was just a normal product to me. WON'T REPURCHASE

This cover stick I've had for a long time and I always liked using it when my Shiseido one was empty. My favourite cover stick was the Shiseido one but I left it in Scotland in 2012 as I thought that it was useless taking it back and not using it anymore as it was empty. The packaging of it looks so luxurious, it is like a mirror allover and it is such a nice product. But well, since I don't have it right now, this was my emergency cover stick. It was also quite good and if I won't find any better one then I'll have to say - WILL REPURCHASE

I wanted to buy a liquid concealer as well because I thought it would be good to cover the dark bags under my eyes which are ALWAYS there, no matter what I do. But this product was more creamy than liquidy and I thought it would be more liquidy. I have to say that I liked this product but I was really disappointed when two days ago I realised it was empty already. After not even a month of using it, it was empty! Maybe I'll find an other concealer that would suit my skin. - NOT SURE ABOUT REPURCHASING

So these were all the products I managed to store before throwing them away. I hope my reviews of them will help you with buying such products and I also hope that you'll enjoyed reading this post.

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-Olivia

~25.02.2014