Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The easy way...

So the other day I decided to do a little bit of baking...but I may have cheated a little bit. I didn't use lots of ingredients and I may have followed a box and used prepared items, BUT that's not the point I still did some baking and made some lovely goodies! So here's some photo's and captions of what I did. A quick and easy read this one!

All the ingredients I used, even if I did cheat...just a little...Anyone guess what I made?

Rolling out the pastry and sausage meat is always fun, gets a bit messy though!

Cutting and shaping ready to go in the oven, now don't they look homemade!

Greasing the tins...DON'T FORGET TO GREASE, don't want cakes stuck to the tins now do we?

Well that looks interesting, all the ingredients in a bowl for the cake!

I cheated again! I used an electric whisk to wizz it all together.

And there they are ready to go in the oven!

There's always the mess isn't there...sad face

And here's the sausage rolls when there cooked! Yum Yum!

Bit of blogging while the cake was cooking, you'll have seen this post below now!

And the cakes are cooked! There not burnt! Yay!

And here's the finished cake! It tasted very nice I must say!


And that's it! That's everything I made and some of the steps along the way! I wanted this to be a quick and easy blog post this time rather than all the writing I have done.

Oh and those sausage rolls, they've almost gone now so they couldn't have been half bad! There's still lots of carrot cake to get through though, that Betty Crocker mix sure makes a big cake!

Thanks for reading!

Chloe. LittleBitOfSassy. xx

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Monday, 23 June 2014

Mini Spa Night!

So last night I was feeling a little bit under the weather about how my skin was looking, and if your a girl (not trying to be gender specific) you'll totally understand what I mean! 

So...what's better to do than have a mini spa evening to myself! Everything I used wasn't out of the ordinary but I sometimes forget I have some of them or forget to use them, slip up with the skin regime there!

Everything I have used is from the high street (Boots and Superdrug in the UK), being a student it's not easy to splash out on expensive products! I'll try and review as I go but really I'm just showing what I used in my 'Spa Night' and what I do to try and help my skin out. But...I can do separate reviews maybe on some of the products in future!

My skin was what I really wanted to fix up so I started with a Quick Fix Anti-Blemish Mud Mask to get right under my skin and unblock them pores and oils which were causing a horrible breakout! I have to say I prefer the masks where you can actually feel your skin getting tighter as the mask dries, there's something about it that makes you feel more, clean! Also this mud mask isn't dark so it feels a lot more refreshing than you might think.


In shower products!
Next was to wash the mask off and clean my face of any remains of mud to give it a really deep clean which it hadn't had in aagggees! So off to the shower I went!

Here I used a Nivea Powerfruit delight Shower Gel which smells so lush of berries and makes your skin feel soft! Then I took to the skin again and used a Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Stress Control Daily Scrub to clean the pores out and the mud off. It makes it feel so much cleaner and refreshed and really has helped my skin over the stressed times I've had with coursework and exams the last few months! Thank god that's over!

Of course not everything is about skin, so I used the L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-gloss Crystal Shampoo and Conditioner which has little bits of glitter in! Of course that's what really interested me in buying this, but the glitter does wash out which is a little bit sad...I have to say though it does it's job and it washes and makes my hair feel smooth. But, it's not the best I've had, and I've recently brought some new shampoo and conditioner which when I get round to using I will do a review on!

Out of the shower it was time to finish the face regime with the Garnier Micellar Water before adding that moisture back in. I have to say the Micellar Water has saved my skin recently as it really takes away the last remains of dirt and make-up off the skin, after the mask and scrub I was still shocked to find make-up remains coming off my face with this! To add the well needed moisture back in I used No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream which I have been using for a while now and I love it! It's never once blocked my skin, just moisturized it and made it feel nourished. 

Last but not least I used Trevor Sorbie Beautifully Straightened Smoothing Balm which I like to add to the ends of my hair sometimes to add a bit of moisture as I am one for using heat on my hair and sometimes it can feel dry and damaged!

And FINALLY I used Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Lotion which I moisturized with and makes my skin feel sooo smooth and soft I have to say! It also smells really nice and makes you feel relaxed, so that's a bonus!

That's it! Everything I used to help my skin and have a little spa night! This morning I have actually noticed a bit of difference with my face and my skin is already looking that little bit better!

Thanks for reading! 

Chloe. LittleBitOfSassy. xx


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Friday, 20 June 2014

Bloglovin

This is just a quick blog post, I've just joined Bloglovin so you can keep up with mine and the rest of your favourite blogs in one place!

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Chloe. LittleBitOfSassy. xx

Years in the Making!


Years in the making! It says it all really! 

Ever since I got taught how to knit when I must have been about 9/10 I found it interesting how this length of wool can be transformed into essentially a piece of fabric! 

I think it must have been in summer 2011 before the year I left high school that I wanted to try doing something with my time, and seen as I knew how to knit I just started knitting squares. I had no idea where this was going to by the way! 

I had my aims high and thought I'd make a colourful bright quilt for a young person like me, haha! But I've now been knitting this quilt over the last 3/4 years and that wasn't my intention I must say, it takes longer than you think you know! This summer though I am determined to finish this quilt! It would be great to just sit outside in the summer nights with a BBQ or at the beach and have a quilt you can grab hold of without having to pull it off your bed!


This photo is taken from my instagram. Go check it out for more like this!

And as you can see this is how far I've got! I still need to knit about 20 or so squares to make a nice big quilt that you don't have to sit and tug at to make sure it covers you! But I'm now knitting some smaller squares to go round the edge, just to finish it off in a classy style of course, haha. I can't wait to get this finished!


But of course when you go back to something you've been doing for a while you start to get distracted and want to do something else! So now i'm also trying out different types of knitting and shapes to create a sample book!

The image to the left here is actually the beginnings of a book cover for the samples, why not start from the outside! I know people always say you can't judge a book by it's cover, but with this one I really hope you can!

I've created a few samples with different threads and shapes, but I didn't want to make a too longer blog post and I thought I'd wait to fill the book more before I show you!

So on that note I suppose I better get back to the knitting to try and finish everything off! 3 months down the line before I go to uni and I might just get it finished!

Thanks for reading!

Chloe. LittleBitOfSassy. xx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

End of an Era...



End of era, beginning of a new one!

For the past 2 years I've been doing my A Levels, 2 of which are Photography and Textiles. But today marked the end of an era as I put up my work as part of an exhibition my sixth form holds every year. It's even open to the general public next week! (I think...)

As you can see from the displays I like to explore the abstract side to art, which means something like on the left started as simple swallowtail butterflies is now a large scale abstract butterfly swarm I created for my textiles final coursework piece.

This image was taken after making, therefore the quality isn't the best

I'm very proud of it I must say, cutting all those intricate butterflies out took me hours, almost days! I think that's what's so great about art, in reality you create it for yourself, you want to look at it and be happy with it. It's up to other people if they like it or want to look at it the way you do.

I created so many small samples and pieces before that butterfly final piece, but it was so enjoyable! I even took some of it with me to my university interviews earlier in the year and I have a couple of conditional places so it must be good! Well I like to hope so...

The right display is my photography work which I really enjoyed creating this year because we were basically allowed to photograph whatever we wanted for the whole year! As long as it stuck to some kind of plan of course! 

I'm most proud of my top 3 photos personally as it was part of my exam work.






I know that doesn't sound so exciting but believe me it was really interesting. As you can see the images are very different and abstract, but it's not some easy layering Photoshop work (although I must say that's what I started off with...). In actual fact I went back to the old school film camera and took these images with film, but no ordinary film! I soaked the film in god knows what over the time I experimented! Including lemon juice, washing up liquid, vinegar! The lot! And this is what I created! 

I am so pleased with what I have done over the last year. Everything is so different and I've tried so much more than I have before, I can't believe how it's all come to end! This time in 2 weeks all these wonderful pieces of work will be at home, and who knows what and where I'm going to put them! 

The main thing is even when there has been slightly difficult and dull times I really have enjoyed Photography and Textiles this year! So much so that I'm going to do Textiles at University!

Thanks for reading!

Chloe. LittleBitOfSassy. xx

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