beauty · Products · Reviews

The Body Shop Fuji green tea, Bath Tea review 

Hi everyone today I will be posting my review on The body shops Fuji green tea, Bath tea, now when I saw this in their store I was intrigued so I brought the tea its self and the cool little diffuser that was sold separately. Now it is quite pricey, the tea infuser was £6 and for the actual bath tea was £12, however in the pot you get quite a lot of product so it isn’t too bad For the price. Now with the infuser it has a chain attached so that you can put it on the part of your bath where the chain of the plug is attached to, like it is demonstrated in the image. The scent is very therapeutic and you feel as though you are in a spa, however one thing I noticed is that it is very strong scented so if your not a fan of heavily perfumed products then this may not be for you. So you fill up the infuser about half way with the product and just fill up your bath and it turns it in to this almost milky mixture that I could just tell wa showing to do wonders for my skin, and it really did my skin in fact never felt better after this bath and I felt thoughly relaxed so this one is a great one for bed. One downside is the clean up of the infuser as there are quite a few bits that stay in there and you will need to clean out but all I did was run water through and it soon came out. So over all I would recommend this product to anyone that has trouble with relaxing before bed or relaxing in general, I have defiently added it to my pamper routine before bed. Over all it give this product ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Thank you 

Hannah.

Baking · Food · Recipes

Easy Cherry fairy cakes recipe. 

Hello everyone and today I will be posting this recipe on my cherry fairy cakes now they are filled with scrumptious glacé cherries they are so yummy, so here’s the recipe I hope you enjoy. 



Makes 12 cupcakes.

Cake Sponge method-

  1. Preheat oven to 180°c gas mark 4,  and line your cupcake tray with your cupcake cases. 
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl until fluffy and lighter in colour.
  3. Add in the eggs, vanilla extract and milk and mix until light and creamy in texture.
  4.  Sieve the flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix together until light and fluffy.
  5. Now chop 3/4 of your glacè cherries in quarters and add to the mixture, your going to need to leave out the other 1/4 of the pot to decorate the cakes later. 
  6. Next spoon in even amounts of mixture into your cases about half of the case should be fine.
  7. Put your cupcakes in your preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes checking on them throughout to make sure they are not over cooking. 
  8. Once cooked take out and cool on cooling rack, once they have completely cooled you can the decorate them.

Buttercream icing method- 

  1. Using a electric whisk or a spatula or wooden spoon, beat together the room temperature butter until it becomes lighter in colour and like mayonnaise in texture.
  2. Once you have achieved this, sieve in the icing sugar.
  3. Now add in your vanilla extract and milk, and mix together until all the ingredients are blended and it’s looking fluffy and light in colour. If using a electric whisk make sure not to over whisk, so keep an eye on it as this can happen quite quickly.
  4. Once your cakes have completely cooled, now this is also important since if they are still warm then the icing will melt right of the cupcakes, place your icing into a piping bag with a star nozzle and start piping which ever design your desire, you can also spread on your buttercream using a palette knife like I did since I didnt have any piping bags. 
  5. Now to top off your cupcakes with the rest of the cherries you saved and cut them in half and place on top of each cupcake and voila you have 12 delicious cupcakes to enjoy.

    Thank you for reading this post I hope you found this useful, these are one of my favourite cakes. I always enjoy baking cakes I find it very therapeutic so I had a baking session the other day and made 
    these and some of my yummy lemon curd cupcakes but from scratch, which I have a recipe on (link in photo). 

    Hannah 


    Food · Health · Life · Products · Recipes · top 5 · Uncategorized · Vegetarian

    My Top 5 Speedy Vegetarian Dinners.

    Hello Everyone hope your all well, for today’s post I will be sharing my favourite vegetarian dinners. Now I have recently become a vegetarian on the grounds of watching a horrific slaughter-house video that just made me think about eating meat, now I am currently just vegetarian and not gone all out vegan, even though I need to stay away from dairy products anyway since I am also lactose intolerant. So When I first started this diet I was really struggling on what to eat for dinner, since that is when my family would eat meat products mainly, so I popped to my local supermarket which is waitrose and picked up a little meat alternative bits and these are the Top 5 things I like to have if I’m in a rush or I just don’t feel like cooking from scratch.

    Linda McCartney vegetarian sausages.vegetarian-sausages-packshot

    Now I was really amazed by these now I’m not actually not too keen on normal pork sausages, so I was comprehensive when I got these, but they are the best sausages I have ever had they are full with so much flavour, I normally think there is a stigma attached to vegetarian/ vegan foods that they are not going to be tasty, but these was better than the real deal in my opinion. I partnered these with a good helping of mash potato and a small tin of baked beans. It has become one of my favourite meals since starting this diet.

    Quorn chicken and Mushroom Pie.

    SCY250This is another great comfort food favourite of mine that I thought I would miss with not eating meat, but when I found this in waitrose I just had to try it and it really was just as good if not better than the real deal. I partnered this one with some buttery mashed potato and Heinz Five Beans Baked beans, and it was super yummy.

     

     

     

    Linda McCartney vegetarian country pies.

    deep-dish-country-pies-packshotAnother product from Linda McCartney food, you may see quite a few in this post because I just think that these products taste the best out of the other products on the market. Now this one is another that is so full of flavour it is unreal how much I love it. I partner this one with some mash and green vegetables like green beans etc.

    Linda McCartney vegetarian mushroom and mozzarella burgers.mushroom-spinach-burgers-packshot

    These are really tasty and have a lot of flavour that is a recurring aspect to the Linda
    McCartney range, now I don’t normally like burgers, But I was intrigued to try these due to how good the rest of the products are so I tried them and loved them they are super yummy. I loved mine in a brioche bun with a slice of tomato and some chips.

     

     

     

    Homemade Pasta Bake.

    This one is really easy to make and you just really need 3 ingredients which is Cooked Pasta, Chopped tomatoes and cheese. You add the tomatoes and pasta in a baking dish then add the grated cheese on top and cook for about 20 minuets, or when the cheese melts and starts to brown. You can also add some herbs in with the tomatoes to add some flavour. This is great because it is quick and easy, doesn’t take too many ingrediants and tastes amazing, it is one of my favourites.

     

    So these was my top 5 favourite vegetarian Dinners, I hope you found this useful and enjoyed this post. This was not a paid promotion in any way, and all of the opinions in this post are of my own. All Images have been linked to their rightful owners.

    Thank You.

    Hannah.

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    Food · Recipes

    Mock mojito recipe 

    Hi everybody just a quick one , I’ve recently been making these mock mojitos, since I only really drink alcohol on special occasions so I don’t have them often, but I do love a mojito, so I thought what if I make a mock mojito, I started to look to see what I had to make one and rustled this one up and I can’t get enough, it’s so refreshing with out the added alcohol, so I thought I would share this one with you. 

    1. In a glass add in the ice, mint and lime slices and crush using spoon or special cocktail crushing tool, 
    2. Into this mix add in sprite and lime cordial and stir. 
    3. Add in a straw and enjoy this super refreshing drink.

    I hope you enjoyed this one was just a small little post just on this super drink, just thought I should let you all know about it, you can also make it alcoholic if you wished to just add rum of choice and then you have a normal mojito. I hope you enjoyed this mini post and thank you for reading.

    Hannah

    Food · Life · Recipes

    Home made Chicken, leek and white wine pie recipe.

    Hi everybody I’m finally back with another post, the reason I haven’t posted in a while is because I’ve taken some time away from most social media over the past couple of weeks since I have been very busy with my birthday and then also super busy with work since I’ve been doing extra hours etc. So anyway I’m back with my chicken, leek and white wine pie recipe now this is one I made from scratch except from the pastry, now I served mine with mashed potatoes and some mixed steamed vegetables, so I hope you enjoy this recipe.

    Ingredients- 

    2 tablespoons butter

    2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs or breast.

    2 cups Chicken stock 

    2 medium leeks, trimmed, washed and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces

    2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped

    2 teaspoons dried thyme 

    2 ½ tablespoons flour

    1 glass white wine

    1 ¼ cups milk 

    salt

    pepper

    1 lb puff pastry ( I used ready rolled from the shop)

    1 egg ( for egg wash on pastry)

    Method- 

    1. In a large pan poach chicken until cooked all the way through in some chicken stock, carrots, leeks, thyme and salt & pepper.
    2. Once poached remove chicken and veg through a sieve and keep chicken stock in a separate jug.
    3. Tear chicken in to pieces with two forks. 
    4. Add butter and flour into pan and keep on stiring whilst that turns into paste, keep on adding the chicken stock bits at a time until you get to a smooth custard like consistency. 
    5. Once the roux has finished take off heat and keep to the side.
    6. Add the chicken and vegetables back into heat and add in white wine and milk and keep stiring keeping an eye that it doesn’t burn to bottom of pan, then add in the roux sauce made before and simmer until mixture thickens, stirring often.
    7. Once this is simmering roll out the pastry and cut out enough pastry to cover top of dish, it doesn’t need to be perfect at this stage as we will trim later
    8. Once your chicken mixture has thickened up, leave to cool slightly since putting pastry on top of it whilst it is still hot will cause the butter in the pastry to melt and it will become soggy.
    9. Once cooled add mixture to dish about 3/4 of the way, then add pastry on top, trim up the edges of your pie using a knife.
    10. Place in oven at 200°c, gas mark 6 just until the top of pasty has gone golden brown, mine took around 15-20 minutes, but this may differ on other ovens. 
    11. Once golden brown take out of oven and enjoy with some mashed potatoes and vegetables on the side. 

    So this was my recipe for my homemade chicken, leek and white wine pie, I hope you found this useful, thank you very much for reading.

    Hannah. 



    Electricals · Gadgets · Health · Reviews

    I-got U smart Q- band 62 activity tracker, review.

     Hello everyone today I will be posting my review on my brand new little gadget I got mine off of amazon prime now, now as I work as a healthcare assistant and work 12 hour shifts I’ve always been interested in finding out how many steps I would do throughout the day, also I have always been interested in getting one of the £80+ fit bits but didn’t want to pay the price tag, so I looked on amazon for a cheaper make and found this little one for only £33, so I thought I would give it a try, since it has the majority of the same features such as a uv sensor, heart rate monitor, sleep & steps tracker, calories burned and distance traveled monitor and even a UV ray sensor to tell you when to and what spf you should apply to be protected. It all works through an app you can download to your phone this works very well and is easy to navigate,the layout is simple and it’s easy to track all of the activities you’ve done through out the day and night. The sleep monitor is the one that impressed me the most, it records how deep you slept through out the night and at which points you was in light, deep and even when your in the REM ( rapid eye movement) stage of sleep, which for a sufferer of night terrors such as myself, is a great thing to check up on since, the attacks come on when in the NREM (non rapid eye movement) stage of sleep. The steps appear on the watches screen as you wear it through out the day, also the watch pops up with any texts, calls and notifications that come up on your phone so you always know when something it going on your phone since it gives you a little nudge when you have one. Another good feature is the silent alarm On the app where you can set an alarm what will only wake you up since you can wear the watch at night if you set the alarm it will vibrate there for waking you up but not disturbing anyone else, also you have to go on your phone and open up the app to turn off the alarm there for not letting you sleep in or snooze. It is also IPX7 waterproof. It’s battery life is amazing also on one charge I find it lasts for about 5-7 days, depending on how much I use it in a day. So overall I give the product ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I would definitely recommend this fitness tracker to anyone thats in the market for a cheaper alternative to the Fit Bit, I will link the I-got u life activity tracker below. Thank you for taking the time to read my post, and if you’ve got this product let me know what you think of it in the comments section. 

    I-got U life activity tracker.

    Hannah.

    Essentials · Health · Home · Life

    Tips for getting a good night sleep.

    Hello everyone hope your all well today I will be sharing some tips on how to get a good night sleep, now these all work for me but may not work for everyone so here is my top tips for a good night sleep. 


    This one is a must for me since I always sleep my best once I have fresh clean bedding. I recently brought this set from George in Asda and I’ve fallen in love with it. 

    This one is my favourite ways to get off to sleep, I like to use some lush bath bombs and bubble bars with some essential oils in to help get you off to sleep, like the icicle baby bot bath bomb or the baa bar bubble bar.

    I also like to use lavender oil on pressure points behind my ears and on my wrist, this calms and relaxes you ready for bed.

    This one usually works on me I search for some sleep therapy Music on you tube and it normally sends me off right away.This is great for your overall health and wellbeing, but can also help you have a better night sleep, I also have a bottle of water next to me at all times during the night because I normally wake up in the middle of the night extremely thirsty.
    So these was some of the things that I like to do to help me get a good night sleep, they may not work for everyone but they all work for me. Thank you for reading.

    Hannah.