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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Fitness apps

So I really need to get back into routine and get fit and loose weight again so I've been searching the App Store and decided to share my new found expertise with you haha.
All apps were found on Apple App Store but I know some if not all are available on Google play.

A great calorie counter app I've found is My fitness pal

It's great for counting calories and gives you a massive selection of food. It also let's you weigh yourself and set diet plans to aid the amount of weight you want to loose.

Great toning apps I've found




These become very difficult very fast so don't get too comfortable

If you guys know of any other apps that work just let me know in the comments

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Friday, 22 August 2014

ButterBeer latte Recipie

Calling all Potterheads
I stumbled across a ButterBeer recipie and I just had to share it with you guys omg
This recipie is for one person so double, triple whatever the quantities for more.
This is not similar to the ButterBeer sold at the studios or America in any way, but I'd say more like described in the books.

{this is extremely sweet so I'd half the sugar or double the milk} 

You will need:
2 tbs butter
2tbs brown sugar
1 mug milk
Dash ofcinnomen
1tsp vanilla Essense

How to:
Heat the sugar and butter in a pan go from a caramel
Add milk, vanilla and cinnomen and stir to combine
Bring mixture to a boil and stir into a mug
You could also top with whipped cream for a more authentic look

Hope this has helped
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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Nutella cupcakes

Everyone likes Nutella right?
If you don't I'm sorry but there is something wrong there

Ingredients: {cake}
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Ingredients: {icing} 
2 sticks butter, softened
 (13 oz) jar of Nutella
1 pound powdered sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract 
6-8 Tbsp heavy cream or milk

Preheat oven to 350 F
In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla and mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer.  
Stir in boiling water last. (The batter will be thin) 
  Pour into cupcake tins and cook at 350 F for 17-20 minutes until cake is tested done.  
Cool in cupcake pan for 10 minutes, then take out and cool completely.
While cupcakes are cooling prepare frosting.
In a large bowl, cream softened butter and Nutella until well combined. 
 Slowly add powdered sugar, and continue creaming until well blended.
Add salt, vanilla and 3 Tbsp heavy cream or milk. 
 Blend on low speed until moistened.  Add an additional 3-5 Tbsp of heavy cream or milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.
  Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy
Frost cupcakes and top with a sprinkle of nuts or cake decoration.

Hope you found this helpfull if your a Nutella fan you must try it out they taste amazing

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

My Bedtime Skincare Routine

Hey guys I just wanted to talk you through my nighttime Skincare routine as I'm always curious as to what people use. Before this routine I'd take off all my makeup with simple make up removing wipes.

First of all I wash my face with lukewarm water and the boots foaming tea tree and witch hazel face wash. I then dab my face dry with a face towel.

Secondly I use the Simple purifying cleansing lotion. Simply put some onto a cotton pad and wipe over the face to remove any dirt or makeup you've missed. This feels really moisturising on the skin.

 Thirdly I use the Simple sooting facial toner. This helps close and shrink pores. This you again put on a cotton pad and wipe in upwards motions over your face. This feels really nice and cooling on the skin.

Then I'll apply spot treatment because I'm a teenager and we all need it don't lie. My favourite two are Grease lightening by lush, it's quite expensive but feels really organic on the skin and Creightons perfectly clear calming spot treatment. I'm always looking for new spot treatments that are really affective so please let me know in the comments of any that up you use. 

All the links to the products I've talked about :) 

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Gingerbread House Recipie

What you will need:
250g unsalted butter, softened
150g (5 1/2 oz) soft brown sugar
2 medium eggs, beaten
175ml (6floz) golden syrup
30ml (2tbsp) ground ginger
625g (1 1/2 lb) plain flour
10ml (2tsp) bicarbonate soda

For decoration:
1 egg white
225g (8oz) icing sugar, sifted
Marshmallows for the roof
Sweets of your choice
( I used dolly mixture and fizzy laces for the windows)

- two 18cm x 10cm  (7in x 4in) rectangles for the roof
- two 15cm x 10cm (6in x 4in) rectangles for the sides.
- two 10cm (4in) squares for the ends, extending 7 1/2 cm (3in)  from the top edge of the squares to a point. Add a door in one of them.
- food processor
- cling film
- rolling pin
- baking paper
- knife
- mixing bowl
- spoon
- cooling rack

1. Place the butter and sugar in a food processor and blend until creamy. Add the eggs, golden syrup,
ginger, bicarbonate of soda and half the flour and process.

2. Add the remaining flour and process until the mixture forms a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minuets. Meanwhile cut out the templates.

3. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees c, 350 degrees f, gas mark 4. Roll out the dough between 2 pieces of baking paper to 5mm (1/4in) thick. Use the templates to cut out the dough.

4. Chill for 10 minuets. Then bake for 12 minuets. Leave to cool for 2 minuets, then transfer to a cooling rack. Beat the egg white and the icing sugar together.

5. Join the front and sides of the house together with a little of the icing and allow to dry. Add the back and roof in the same way.
Decorate with the icing and sweets.

I did actually have a little gingerbread left over so I made a few cute little gingerbread men like this one.

                                         NOT THE GUMDROP BUTTONS !!! 😱

Harry Potter Studio Tour Experience *Spoilers*


I will warn you now this is a long post.

I'm such a huge PotterHead and had been begging my mum since the exhibition was opened to take me and in the Easter holidays this year *cringe*'my dreams came true.
Me and my mum went down to London a couple of months ago to the Warner Bros studios, is had completely beat my expectations. Wow. One thing I would recommend if your as excitable as me is to slow down and take your time, I found myself frantically running about and missing things, especially the signs explaining things (although I probably knew them anyways). Since I went before my 15th birthday I was still classed as a child and got my own passport to collect stamps in along the way.


To begin the tour you are led in a group of about 100 into a room where you watch a video clip about how the films and books went viral. Then you are led into the Great Hall which is absaloutly  breathtaking. You get to see all of the actual costumes used and the tour guide talks you through a few more facts. You are hurried on quite quickly from this so I just went exploring round the room whilst the women was talking, also since there are so many people talking pictures and videos it becomes quite crowded. Here are a few pictures from the hall. 


After this you are sent into the main part of the studios where most of the tour takes place. DO NOT RUSH THIS BIT. You see the sets from the most popular places in the castle or Hogsmead and also cages filled with props and costumes. My favourite sets I think were Dumbledoors office and Gryffindoor boys dorm. At the Quiditch section of the hall you get the chance to take a picture or video on a broom or in the Weasleys car. Some photos from this area are below. 



After this bit you make your own way outside to a large courtyard where there are a few of the larger props and sets such as Tom Riddles grave which seriously creeped me out. There  also is the opportunity to try ButterBeer, it is quite pricy but I just had to. It kinda tastes like cream soda if you like that (I don't really but it was ButterBeer so I was going to drink that shizz). Fun fact, London and America are the only place where you can get ButterBeer. (although I don't know if that's changed since the opening of Diagon alley in Tokyo).  Also there was an owl and raven display showing how they carried the letters and such.


                                     THIS IS THE ACTUAL OWL THAT PLAYED HEDWIG ASDFGHJKL

*Just like to point out I went during the feathers and flight promotion so the owls and ravens might not be there*

After this you go into another room where you see more on how it was made showing you how they make costumes and props. Also you see many of the early character and set sketches. This is a very short section of the tour but still very interesting.      


Next comes my absolute favourite part of the entire tour. Diagon Alley. Wow. It's like your actually walking down it during the film. I was absaloutly dying to just jump over the barrier and run straight into Olivanders but I contained myself. The only thing that annoyed me slightly was that it's so crowded. People getting in the way of my selfies dammit. I realise my photos make it look empty but I'm just skilled with a camera haha.


The next part was absaloutly breathtaking. Although you'd like to believe that Hogwarts is filmed at an actual castle (besides Alnwick which is amazing as well btw)  but it's actually filmed on a smaller scaled model. I found myself speechless staring at the castle from every angle rein acting scenes in the different areas it was truly an amazing feature.


After this you are led into a room that looks like the inside of Olivanders where everyone that has a wand who's worked on the films. Jk's, Robert Pattersons and Emma watsons wands are on the wall to your right when you walk in. In this room was a really cocky man hired basically to brag about how well he knew everyone, don't talk to him for your own good, by this point your feet will be killing an the last thing you'll want is someone blabbing on about the manufacturer of the trees that created the chair that the director sat on. Or whatever. Although if you do fancy a laugh ask him how Daniel Radcliffe was to work with, it's hilarious watching his face drop.


Then it's the gift shop which is incredibly overpriced but who cares it's Harry potter and I had to buy stuff so I came out with a tshirt and a keyring aaaaaahh. I took a couple of pictures of the sweeties.


Congratulations if you managed to read this all it has been a very long blog post. Since your here leave me a little comment about your experience there or when your planning on going and I'll reply to any questions asked. Also subscribe to emails telling you when I've updated a post.

Thankyou Muggles ;)

Little treat to those who keep reading, well done to you. I also had to drag my mum to Kings Cross to visit platform 9¾ , after queuing for 45 mins and loosing my tube ticket..oops... I got my picture wooooo! 

Homemade Frappucchino Recipie

Hey guys today I've got a homemade Frappucchino recipe for you today as I know they can be quite expensive from Starbucks aha.
This is a really quick and simple recipe and easily customisable to create your favourite flavour.

You will need:
3/4 of a mug double strength coffee
3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
1 mug of milk
2 cups of ice
Any flavourings eg. Chocolate sauce, caramel sauce (Or add hot chocolate powder to the coffee)
Whipped cream to decorate

1. Make the double strength coffee and leave to cool (putting in the fridge will speed this up)
2. Combine all ingredients (not the cream) in a blender and crush until smooth on a high speed.
3. Pour into glasses and top with the whipped cream and drizzle additional caramel over the cream.

 As you can see in the picture the ice isn't crushed properly as the blender was broken aha.

 Please leave comments if you've used or found this helpful :)

Monday, 11 August 2014

EOS lip balm review

 So I finally decided to join the hype and get myself an EOS lip product, I'd always been hesitant to buy one as they are really quite expensive but I decided to pick one up.
I went for the lemon flavoured one with an SPF 15, I chose this because of the SPF since it's British summertime (not that it's needed aha) and also because I thought it would be quite refreshing. 
I am quite dissapointed with the product to be honest I've found it to be no different to any other lip products I've purchased. For this reason it's far too overpriced due to shipping from America and. It really worth the money. Although it feels, smells and tastes amazing I don't really see much change in my lips that always seem to be chapped. I haven't tried out any other flavours so I don't know if any others are better. I know some people swear down by this product and find it works miraculously but I haven't really noticed much change. 

Some tips for choosing a lip balm.
If your looking for a balm to heel dry lips rather than just moisturise whilst it's on  you need to be looking for balms that don't contain petroleum jelly. ( thanks to my chmistry teacher for this :) The petroleum jelly once on your lips simply evaporates off and takes the moisture with it, it has something crazy to do with carbon bonds but we won't go into that ahaha. Brands include petroleum so that they can create more sales as we have to use more. Sneaky sneaky brands. 

Here are a few balms I've found without petroleum ( I haven't tried them all) :
Lush lip products
Burst bees products 
Nivea a kiss of moisture 

If you guys find or know of any more please let me know in the comments 
Also if there's any other products you would like reviewing just let me know     


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Hellooooo and welcome :')

Hey guys!
         for my first blog post I thought I'd post 10 facts about me just so we can get to know each other better haha 

1. My name is Nikhita and I live in a small town near Sheffield called Doncaster.
2. I have one younger brother called Jay
3. My favourite books and films are definitely Harry Potter, OTP Romionie ;) 
4. My favourite musical is Les Miserables (and I may know almost every word oops) 
5. My favourite sweets are love hearts or the sour skittles 
6. I could live off ice cream omg 
7. My favourite fruit is watermelon mmmmm
8. I am an absolute spendaholic I literally can't keep hold of money haha
9. I'm 15 years old and my birthdays on the 10th June
10. I swim and play basketball for local teams 

Make sure to leave facts about you in the comments and make sure to keep checking my blog for more updates :) 

Byeeee x