Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year's Resolutions

Hello everyone!
Today's post is a light-hearted little read about my new year's resolutions. For personal reasons I won't be stating a few more private resolutions, but don't worry, by "personal" I just mean that the resolution would only make sense to someone who knew me very well.
I hope that in 2017 I can:

Be more active on my blog!
This is a big one that concerns you. I love logging on to blogspot and seeing all the views you've given me and the excitment of writing a new post and clicking that "Publish" button is immense. But as in my next resolution, I can't seem to stay organised or finish blog posts off! I have an amount of "Drafts" in my posts section!

Be on time more and be more organised!
I am late a LOT. Almost everyday there is something I'm rushing for, something I've forgotten to do or I've put something off that should really be done already! I've got an English essay due soon that I haven't started where as my friends finished them the night after we were assigned them! My lateness affects my friends and family who are ending up running around after me trying to keep me on the right track and although I really appreciate their help I know it's probably not fun for them and so I'd really like to be more organised so if anyone has any tips on being on-time I'd really appreciate if you could share them with me!

Thank you so much for reading my blog in 2016 and it really means a lot to me when you give feedback. I love getting feedback so much so please tell me anything you'd like to see me post about in 2017! Bye!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Kenwood Mixer and Meringue Baking!


Makes approx. 20 meringues 

Hello everyone!
It was my wonderful birthday yesterday, and a big huge thanks to everyone who made it so special for me.
One of my main presents was a Kenwood Stand Mixer!

So the first thing that I made was some microwavable meringues! Imagine! Making meringues in the microwave! I love how they turned out and they were so simple and pretty so I'd really love if you had a go yourself at making them and to give me some feedback. If there's anything else you'd like me to bake, make sure you let me know and I'd love to make it!

You will need:      
                                                                                                            A Mixer (I recommend a            
Kenwood mixer!)                                  
A bowl                                           
A plate                                            
Baking paper                                  
A spatula                                         
(And a piping bag to be neater       
 if you want)                                  
 350g icing sugar                             
1 medium egg white                    

Strawberries and cream to decorate taste great or with some chocolate sauce to drizzle over them.Yummy!             
          
Method:

 1-Sieve about 3/4 of the icing into a large bowl. Make a little well in the center of thesugar and add a little egg white at a time. Gradually mix in the rest of the egg white on a low speed or by hand until it looks a bit like a pale white paste. If you have a tiny bit of sugar left that's fine.

 2-Using your hands (wash them first!), a spoon/spatula or piping     bags make small walnut-sized balls. Place 6-8 meringues on the outside of the plate (remember to add the baking paper first!) but do not put any in the center or they will burn.

3- In a 900w microwave bake the meringues for 45 seconds on full power. In a 750w microwave leave them in for 90 seconds. Make sure to cook your meringues for an amount of time that suits your   microwave. Keep checking on them in 20 second periods is what I'd recommend you do to find the amount of time that you should leave your meringues in the microwave for.

Lastly remember to enjoy and decorate your delicious meringues!








Monday, 21 November 2016

Overcoming Little Fears

Hello everyone!
Today I'm about to do something big. Something that I haven't done in a while. I'm going to wear my hair down to school.
Wow. Big deal. I do it everyday.Those are words you might be thinking. But I'll explain more.

A few years ago, I cut my hair really short. Chin length, or shorter. And I let it grow a bit and wouldn't tie it up at all. At all. My friends would sometimes grab my hair and try to stick a bobbin in it, but it was actually only a few years ago that I was happy to tie my hair up. And since then, it's always up. Well, almost always.

In recent years I broke out of that shell and sometimes I wear my hair down or up with close friends, but never to school. Why? For fear of what people will think.

I only re-learnt how to tie up hair recently and around that time I was really nervous about what people thought. I still am and although it's not such a big thing, just going out in public with my hair down it makes me feel a bit nervous. So I really want to break this fear and not be scared of what people think.

It should be up to you what you wear. How you style your hair. What food you eat, what phone you have. All these little things make us feel insecure and judged. But really, people don't notice these things. Don't be scared to be you. People are self-centered. We try not to be, but we are. If your friend has a messy hairstyle or is wearing a weird shirt. We think "Oh. That's a weird shirt." and get over it. It's not a big deal to other people, just you. I guess what I'm trying to say is not to be scared to try something if you're afraid people will judge you for it. They shouldn't. And if they do, you're the stronger person. You were brave enough to do what you want and get over your fear.

So I'll tell you what happened when I faced my little fear. I came to school and glanced over at my friends. They were in a huddle but one of them came over and said "Wow. Your hair's down! It's so nice!" I continued to receive little comments throughout the morning, until people only started commenting on it if they hadn't seen me this morning before class, which was only a few people, like when school finished and everyone in the school exited together and saw my hair too.

I walked home and usually I carpool. This let even more people see my hair and it actually felt great. It made me feel confident and happy, just knowing that I'd overcome one of my fears. Now I'm not scared to wear my hair down again.

So the message of this post is not to be afraid of what people will think. Between now and my next post, if there's something you're scared of doing because you think people will judge you for it, don't be afraid and do it. Whatever makes you feel nervous about doing. It's time to be brave and face your little fear. Tell me about it in the comments. Even telling people about your fear is brave.

I hope this post helped and I can't wait to be back writing again soon. Goodbye and good luck overcoming your little fears.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Easy Dutch Braid Cheat Hairstyle


Hello everyone!
Recently I found I nice little "hair hack" That I'd like to share with you all. It's this nice hairstyle called a Dutch braid. It's super simple to do and because it looks so hard it's great to wear everyday or to a formal occasion ( If you can manage to do it a little neater than I did!) Here's how to do it:

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Step 1: Using a small plastic hair bobbin (You know the ones, those little small ones from Claire's) Tie the top part of your hair up in a half-up half-down style. don't use hair from the sides of your head,just the very top, like so:
Step 2: Make another ponytail under that one by flipping the ponytail you already have to the top of your head and clipping it their briefly while you take hair from the sides of you head and make another ponytail.
 Step 3: Then unclip your top ponytail ( Ponytail A ) and split it in half. Next put ponytail B (the second ponytail) on top of your head in the middle of your two pieces of ponytail A and clip it there like we did with ponytail A at the beginning while making ponytail B. Once it's in place, move onto the next step.




Step 4: Add some more hair from either side to ponytail A and tie it again in the middle putting the two sides back together again now that ponytail B is up on top of your head.






Step 5: Now unclip ponytail B and split it in half. Flip ponytail A back up on top of your head and clip it there again. Then repeat the same thing you did to ponytail A in the last step by adding more hair and tying it together under ponytail A. Now you can repeat what you did from steps 3-5 until you have no more hair left and you just have to plait your hair until you are happy with the length of this  hairstyle.

This photo isn't the best
, my hair was a bit lopsided
 so it doesn't look as good
as it does when finished!

Mine is a bit messy!
And that's how you do it! This is my first tutorial so I hope it's as easy to understand as I tried to make it. I would really appriciate feedback and if you have any questions just ask below! Sorry about the bad quality photos, but I'm still experimenting with cameras and uploading photos! Bye!








Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Winter Well-being

Hello everyone!
I've wanted to write about something recently that's really relevant to me and I think it's relevant now since it's winter. So today I have chosen my favourite and most used products that I can't wait to or am glad to be able to use this Winter on my hair, my skin and myself.

My first "Winter Well-being" product is Aussie's Winter Miracle shampoo and
conditioner. It smells so good and warm and helps to protect weather beaten hair in winter. It's the same formula as Miracle shine and I used it all the time. I know it's not a main selling feature for this shampoo/conditioner but I love its smell so much! If You're someone that buys shampoos because they smell nice (Me!) then you'd love these shampoos. The winter miracle branding is limited edition and I love Aussie's festive touches. It gets me in a really Christmas-y mood in November and this has become my favourite shampoo/conditioner pair this winter! It contains Australian Ginseng extract and Pearl Powder that helps make your hair look shiny and healthy. I love this festive and helpful duo of hair products that help keep my hair great looking and shiny during the winter especially since my area is so cold! I'll be using it late into January or even February if I have enough left! Buy it at http://aussiehair.com/en-gb/
The next winter well-being product is Epaderm ointment and cream. This is definitely the most used product on this list because I try to use it every day. It may not be festive, or smell nice, but this product really works. It has two consistences, as a cream or as an ointment and I have included a picture of them both below and to the left.
It can be used for eczema, psoriasis or other dry skin conditions like angular cheilitis (cuts/cracks at the side of your lips) that are very common at winter. I used it for this and as a lip balm as well. It is so good and works really well. If I needed to use it it took me a minimum of just a week to fully or almost fully cure my skin problems. They're not greasy and I prefer the ointment to the cream. It's easier to apply and doesn't need time to dry in as much as the ointment, which I just leave on my skin overnight and in the morning. It can be used with almost all skin conditions and is for all ages. Epaderm has no colours or fragrances which is better for sensitive or delicate skin.
Treating your skin well is so important. We should be comfortable with our skin and if it feels and looks good it helps us feel good about it. It's important to take care of your skin if it isn't in good condition because skin problems can easily flare up and become bigger problems.
I always have to remind myself to put this cream on and I do admit I'm not the best at remembering to put it on. If it's able to cure my skin problems should be able to cure the majority of other people's too.

A quick tip is that if you are using Epaderm for angular chelitis try not use a lip balm that you used while you had angular chelitis previously. I use an Eos lip balm as an alternative to this but I had to stop using it as it made my cuts and cracks get bigger and sorer. Here's a link to Epaderm's website http://www.epaderm.com/
The last product on my list is Zoella's Fizz Bar triple pack. As you can see by my pictures I only have 2 and a half left because I already used this! These are not Zoe's latest fizz bars which are even nicer and are in gingerbread man shapes! I used this before and I love them. I can't wait to use them again because they smell so nice. I usually have a shower as supposed to bath but when I do these bars help me relax and enjoy it to the max. Even before I get in the bath I love watching the Fizz Bar dissolve and fizz in the
water.
My bars are from last year's Christmas collection and smell like, in my opinion, roses. As cheesy as it sounds, that's what my white/cream packaged fizz bar smells like. It's my favourite of these bars and I'll be using it soon although I actually don't believe you can get these exact range of these Fizz Bars anymore but this Christmas's ones look even nicer and they'll most likely be going on my Christmas Wish List. This
year's Fizz Bars smell like gingerbread and 
vanilla and I really can't wait to get them as well
as getting the gingerbread handcream to get me into the festive mood even more then I already am!
Buy the Zoella gingerbread Fizz Bars here:http://www.superdrug.com
And the Hand Cream here:http://www.superdrug.com
If superdrug doesn't ship to you, find them here: http://www.feelunique.com/brands/zoella-beauty? and https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/

Sorry if the text on this post is a bit all over the place but I'm still learning how to do it! If you have any questions about these products just ask and I hope to see you again here soon!
P.S. Do you like my snowflake background?
Merry Christmas!



















Friday, 4 November 2016

Welcome to Rombli

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my little piece of the internet. I hope you really like it.
I've started blogging for the first time and I hope you like my posts. I love to blog and it would mean a lot to me if you would  give me some feedback, good or bad!

I'll tell you a bit about me and it might encourage you to come here more often!
I like to bake, do DIY's and so on a lot. I like LUSH and scented candles or anything else that smells good. I'm also a huge Zoella fan! (That's why I started a blog)

I hope you've enjoyed reading this little piece and I'll be back again soon. Thank you so much for reading this and I hope you come back soon too!