Bloggers Bake A Long to GBBO: Salted Caramel and Raspberry Eclairs

Sunday 27 September 2015

I'm not ashamed to admit that something went a tad bit wrong this week. Considering that this is the eighth week in a row that I have baked, and this is the first time I have encounter a serious problem, I'm pretty happy!

I had planned to make the whole grand Religieuse a l'ancienne, and have the magnificent three tiers all stuck together and standing up. It just didn't turn out that way, in a nut shell my eclairs were not strong enough, and had I attempted the tower it would have sunken and ruined all of the eclairs. Personally after tasting one of my spares I wasn't willing to let that happen!

I had made Choux pastry before so I wasn't at all worried about the way that would turn out, and I didn't need to be either, because all was well! However Creme Patissiere was something that I had yet to attempt, so I was very worried about how it would turn out. Thankfully it turned out really well, and my creme patissiere was lovely an thick. I decided to half it and flavour one half with salted caramel, and the other half with fresh raspberries. These flavour choices turned out to be a great hit with my boyfriend. Piping these into the eclairs proved to be a fairly fiddly task, although I'll admit it's really fun watching the pastries slowly fill up with the creme patissiere.

Then I simply made a White chocolate and then a Dark Chocolate Ganache to dip my eclairs in, again both proved popular and it was a mission to keep my boyfriend away from the bowl!

In the end I'm fairly happy with how they turned out. They taste delicious, and the flavour combo's are winners. I honestly just wish I had been able to make the full religieuse a l'ancienne. I have been pushing myself more and more each week, and this week part of me feels like I gave up... I guess I have the next two weeks to really redeem myself don't I!

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No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation Review

Saturday 26 September 2015

Last weekend I popped into my local Boots in the hopes of being colour matched for their Stay Perfect foundation. After watching Emma Blackery review it on her second channel and I thought the coverage looked amazing, so I knew I had to give it a go, you can check out her video here.

I'll admit it took me a few attempts to actually be seen by someone on the No7 counter. The first few times I went in no one was on the counter, and the girls on the other makeup counters were just looking at me funnily, so I didn't bother asking them. Finally I managed to go in on a day when someone was actually working on the counter. She asked me a little bit about what I like from a foundation, and then she recommended the Beautifully Matte foundation for me. Mainly because I have slightly oilier skin and prefer a matte finish. Being convinced that this might be worth a go I asked her to colour match me. No7 use this interesting little machine on either side of your face on the jawbone to colour match you. I'm not entirely sure what it does to be honest but as it turned out I was the shade 'Calico'. One of things I really like about No7 is that their shades translate across all of their foundations, meaning you only ever need to know you are one shade, and you can pick up any of their foundations. 

Once I was colour matched she poured me a tester of both the Beautifully Matte and the Stay Perfect Foundations in Calico. Then I was off on my merry way!

Now when I first opened the pot when I got back home I thought it looked a little bit too grey and possibly to dark for me. In fact I was concerned that it might make me look a little dead... but I was pleasantly surprised! This foundation is a medium/full coverage and therefore is slightly on the thicker side, however despite this it really blends beautifully. I've been using this for a week now whilst at work in my new job, and it lasts beautifully throughout the day, with minimal movement. On top of that this foundation smells so good, it's very rare that you can find a foundation that doesn't specifically smell like make-up, but this one is so nice.

Only thing I would mention with this is that it really isn't a very good 'matte' finish. It could just be my skin is oilier, but I still have to put powder over the top of this before it becomes truly matte. Despite this I would definitely recommend this, considering I only had a small pot, and it's lasted me over a week, I can imagine the full bottle would go a long way.  At £13.50 for a bottle it's a decent price for a foundation that feels so good on your skin and lasts so well. Once I finally run out of this tester I will be moving on to the Stay Perfect Foundation, but I know for sure that I will be purchasing a No7 foundation in the very near future!

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Bloggers Bake Along to GBBO: Mary Berry's Tennis Cake

Sunday 20 September 2015

I'm so pleased that I have gotten to week seven and have manage not to miss a single bake so far! Although I had been looking through all my other bakes fior this challenge and I realised that I hadn't managed to tackle a single technical challenge... So this week I remedied that by making Mary Berry's Tennis Cake from this week.

Making the cake mix involved preparing a whole bunch of fruit, I have literally never seen so much fruit in a cake... like ever... In fact when I first started mixing the fruit into the cake batter I was convinced that it was about 90% fruit!

Making my own Marzipan was surprisingly easy, although I didn't think it was going to come together at first because of the tiny amount of wet ingredients involved... Also have to mention that I didn't make my own fondant, I had to buy white fondant and colour it myself! It wasn't that I didn't want to, in fact I had all the ingredients in my basket ready to go, but Tesco had sold out of Glycerin, and as I was running out of time to get my bake done before I start my new job next week, I admitted defeat. Having said that, colouring shop bought fondant is no easy task! Cutting both into rectangles and getting them on top of the cake without breaking them was a challenge... The royal icing was something I have made several times before, so I had no problems here. Piping the Tennis court was an absolute nightmare... and as you may be able to see I was a little bit wobbly. Although it was fine once I got the hang of it!

 Then all I had to do was pipe my pink and yellow border, which after doing the tennis court was really easy. Then I piped myself some little tennis rackets and a net, which I left overnight to dry. Despite this however I still managed to break my net... you can see the damage above! So my tennis cake is unfortunately net-less, and I have no idea how some of the bakers managed to get a completed net on their cakes...

So there we have my Tennis cake! Overall I was pretty happy, and I'd like to think that if I was on the Bake Off this week that my cake would have been in the middle, judging wise.

Let me know in the comments what you think of the cake, and what you thought of this weeks episode...
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Vampire Diaries Inspired Makeup Look

Saturday 19 September 2015

After recently assisting in a Hair and Makeup department at a Vintage Festival, I really decided that I need to practice my makeup skills more often. So I thought what better way to do that than by celebrating my favourite holiday of all time, Halloween. So in the run up to Halloween I will be posting a new makeup tutorial every Saturday with a new creepy look for you to enjoy! 

This week I decided to start with something relatively simple, and chose to recreate a Vampire Diaries 'hungry' Vampire. I even made my own fangs out of false nails and denture fixant, and they turned out pretty well!

If you want to see how the look turned out then please watch the video above! Also feel free to let me know in the comments if there are any Halloween looks in particular that you would like to see...
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Whispering Willows

Friday 18 September 2015

I finally got around to playing Whispering Willows yesterday and I managed to beat the game in a mere 3 hours, which made me sad as I totally wish there was more of this game!

Here is what the developers website says about the game:

Whispering Willows is an adventure, horror themed game where the player takes on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In this spectral form, she can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion. Help Elena use her astral projection to solve puzzles, help lost spirits, and uncover the mysteries behind her missing father.

In the game Elena discovers she is descended from a Shaman and as such has spiritual abilities which help her to save her father. This game is a horror side scroller with added puzzles which at times can be super chilling. Elena uses her spiritual powers to squeeze through small gaps, and possess objects which can help her (human form) progress further into the creepy environment.

I had been dying to play another horror game for some while now and this one was exactly what I had been looking for. A game where the element of horror isn't too in your face, but at times is plenty creepy enough. I mean who isn't going to be creeped out by little creatures that you cannot see with your human eye, only your spiritual one! The puzzles are easy enough to solve, although I'll admit there was a moment when I found an item that I had no idea what to do with, and wandered around for a good while before realising what I needed to do with it. One of my favourite things about this game is the use of the spiritual powers. You could be walking through an empty room and your controller would start vibrating alerting you that there is a spirit in the room which you can communicate with. There's something about that which is really spooky, but at the same time, pretty cool.  The only problem I had with this game is that it ended far too soon, I'd have been happier if it was twice if not three times as long, but I guess that just shows how much I enjoyed it right?

If you are looking to play a horror game which isn't too frightening, then this is definitely one for you! You can pick this up on Xbox Live for a mere £7.99, which in my opinion is pretty cheap for a game as cool as this...

What games are you playing at the moment? Are there any that you would recommend to me?
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Wishlist Wednesday: Vintage Dresses

Wednesday 16 September 2015

The weekend just gone I was lucky enough to assist in the Hair and Makeup department at the Goodwood Revival in Chichester. The Revival is a racing festival celebrating all things Vintages from 40's all the way through to 70's. As such there were people in all sorts of beautiful dresses and costumes, with their hair and makeup done in such a beautiful vintage style. I was lucky enough that I could get my hair and makeup done everyday and it really got me to thinking about how much I love a vintage style, the only thing I was missing was the beautiful dress. I thought I would pop online and have a look for some beautiful vintage dresses, and I wasn't disappointed.

1. Vintage Blue Floral Swing Dress: £34.99
2. White Blue Sketch Swing Dress: £24.99
3. White Mint Green Swing Dress: £29.99
4. Lemon Floral Blossom 50's Dress: £34.99

Which of these dresses is your favourite?

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Real Techniques Pro Metals Brush Dupes

Tuesday 15 September 2015

A few months ago in one of the groups I follow on Facebook someone posted these Real Techniques Pro Metals Dupes that they had purchased on Ebay. The thing that interested me the most about them was the price point, these brushes come in at about £5 per brush, whereas the real brushes retail between £10-£25...  The full set of Pro Metals brushes would set you back £130! Whereas these dupes cost me £33 for all 7, a considerable difference.

From Left to Right: Arched Powder Brush, Triangle Foundation Brush, Tapered Blush Brush, Flat Countour Brush.

From Left to Right: Oval Shadow Brush, Pointed Crease Brush, Angled Liner Brush

I personally don't own any of the real Pro Metals brushed so I have nothing to compare these with, but I am honestly very happy with them so far. I'm guessing one of the biggest difference between these and the real thing is that the handles of these are plastic, whereas I assume the real ones are metal! The piece that holds the bristles is metal, but the rest is plastic, but they still feel very sturdy, and nice to hold. The bristles themselves are lovely and soft, and I haven't experienced any shedding with them as of yet, which I had expected seeing as these were so cheap.

Normally I would not recommend buying cheap remakes of makeup, especially with things that you are going to be using on your face an eyes. Often these can have harmful ingredients in them due to the cutting of costs etc. and you certainly wouldn't want to put them on your face. However I think in the case of brushes it's a different kettle of fish as it's highly unlikely that they will contain harmful ingredients. Often they are also made in the exact same way as the real thing, they just don't carry the name, and therefore not the higher price tag.

I know there is a lot of divided opinion when it comes to buying 'knock offs' but in this case I personally see no problem, and I will definitely be purchasing some extra's of these brushes. If you would like to get some you can find them on Ebay here.

Have you got any of these brushes? If so which is your favourite?
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Bloggers Bake Along to GBBO: Mary Berry's Apricot Frangipane Tart

Monday 14 September 2015

Before we start with the recipe by my absolute baking idol, Mrs Berry herself, I have to announce that we got Star Baker again last week in the Great Bloggers Bake Off 2015 as hosted by Jenny of Mummy Mishaps for our Bzzzzy Bee Dairy Free Ice Cream Roll! Granted it was because no one else attempted the ice cream roll, but I like to think we would have gotten it anyway!

I was very surprised that no one else attempted the ice cream roll as it seemed the obvious choice for me, but was very happy to see my name in the Star Bakers round up post again...

This week I decided to make a Frangipane tart. Ever since the Bake Off began and I first saw this mysterious tart I have wanted to try my hand at one, so when I saw it was in this weeks episode I knew without a doubt I would make one. As mentioned above this apricot frangipane tart is from the great Mary Berry herself, and I found this recipe here

I was surprised to see that for this week's bake there were only a few ingredients, much less than I have used in the past few weeks...

I started by making the short crust pastry, which thankfully I have made several times before, so I wasn't at all stressed about. For some reason this recipe doesn't say anything about chilling the pastry before rolling it out, so I didn't bother. It also doesn't say anything about blind baking it, so again I just did as I was told and didn't bother.

Once that was done I moved onto the frangipane, which is made by creaming butter and sugar together, then mixing in beaten egg, before finally stirring in the ground almonds and almond extract. This honestly smelt amazing, and I just wanted to stuff it into my face, however I just about managed to restrain myself!

Next I drained my two tins of apricot halves and then dried them individually with paper towels. Then I careful placed them onto my pastry base, before carefully spooning on the frangipane and smoothing it out. Then I popped it into the oven for 45 minutes. I check it at 30 mins to make sure it wasn't browning too much, and to pop some foil on top to ensure the pastry didn't burn.

Once it was baked I made up a quick icing using icing sugar and some of the syrup I saved from the drained apricots and dripped it on in a zig zag pattern.

There we have it my Apricot Frangipane Tart, I must say considering it was the first frangipane tart that I had ever tried, it was seriously yummy, and I already can't wait to make another!

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Visiting Itsu Reading

Thursday 10 September 2015

A month or so ago I was asked if I would like to visit the new 'itsu' store in Reading to see what I thought of it, and I said I would be delighted to! Seeing as the opening was a little while away they also offered to send me a goodie box so that I could get a feel for the kind of food I would be trying when I got around to going to the restaurant.

When it arrived I was delighted to see a good selection of snacks, from chocolate covered rice cakes and skinny popcorn, to wasabi peas. I honestly haven't had a chance to try any of this yet but I can't wait to sink my teeth into these yummy treats!

Now onto my visit... I decided to go up to Reading on Tuesday and visit with my mum as we haven't spent a time together just the two of us for a little while, and I was already going to be in Reading for an appointment anyway.

On entering the store the first thing I noticed was how clean and neat everything way, there were fridges on the left hand side displaying all the yummy and very healthy food you could buy, including Sushi, salads and noodles.

The staff were so friendly and helpful and in no time we had decided upon what we wanted to eat. It was as simple as taking what we wanted to the counter, except the hot food items which you just order at the counter.

The decor in the restaurant is simple and clean, much like the food. There are round tables with stools where you can sit, and there are also plenty of sauces on hand that you can add to your food to enhance it further.

We got a fair amount of food for our money! We both had a Chicken and Coconut pot, then shared a Khobez bread to dip in the soup. I decided to have a smoothie, which had banana, strawberries and apple juice in it, it was delicious and filling. Then I couldn't leave without trying their chocolate mousse pot, even if it was a little naughty! Mum decided to pick up something healthier and went with the dark chocolate rice cakes.

Here are some close-ups of the yummy food! The pot was really good, it's honestly not normally the kind of thing I would go for, but I'm a big fan of chicken and noodles, and the broth that came with this was amazing! It was so full of flavour but at the same time simple (in a good way). It was also really filling, I often find that food that is healthier for me doesn't fill me up, but this definitely did. Thankfully I still had plenty of room for the chocolate mousse pot as this was hands down my favourite thing, and not only that but is probably the best chocolate mousse I have ever eaten. Normally I find chocolate mousse too rich, but this was just right, and the consistency was absolutely gorgeous.

Overall I had a really great experience at itsu in Reading, everything was delicious and I really felt like I was eating healthily (with the exception of the chocolate mousse), and my mum had a great meal too. The only thing was I ended up with a random giant splinter in my smoothie which took a nice chunk out of my tongue, and instantly stopped me drinking it. Obviously this was a freak accident, the only thing I can think of it being was the skin of the pineapple being left on and then blitz in the blender, which may have made it into a sharp splinter. I in no way blame itsu for this as it could literally happen to anyone, but I thought I would mention it anyway to cover everything.

If you want to give 'itsu' a try you can head on over to their website to find the nearest store to you.

Have you visited an itsu restaurant before, if so what did you think?

**Disclaimer: I received a goody box, and £20 worth of vouchers to use in the 'itsu' restaurant so that I could experience their food. However this does not effect my writing, and all the opinions above are my own.

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August Favourites 2015

Wednesday 9 September 2015

I seriously don't understand how August has been and gone already, it just feels like it was yesterday that Tish and I were at Summer in the City, and now it's September the 9th! With that in mind it's about time that I got around to filming my favourites. Click the above video to see what I've enjoyed, or alternatively you can scroll down to read below.

Beauty Fav's:

1. MUA Undress Your Skin Primer: I wrote a whole post about this product here, but I have been using this everyday that I have worn make up as a barrier to protect my skin, whilst at the same time giving me a more flawless finish.

2. Hair Scrunchies: Something that I have never really seen myself wearing, but then for some reason I just picked some up and I'm glad I did. They are so much more comfortable than conventional hair ties that I don't think I'll ever go back!

3. LUSH Yummy Mummy Shower Gel: This purple shower gel smells absolutely divine, and reminds me of the parma violet sweets, and it leaves your skin smelling delicious. This was actually a LUSH mother's day product so unfortunately you won't see in until that time again...

4. LUSH Blousey Shampoo: This Shampoo is both weird and amazing, it has the texture of mashed banana's and takes a bit of work to lather up, but it leaves your hair and scalp feeling so refreshed. I was recommended this specifically for coloured/bleached hair, and it's honestly doing my hair the world of good.

Other Fav's:

This month I only have one favourite in the Other category and that is my Panasonic Lumix Vlogging Camera. The flip screen on this is pretty much what sold it to me, and the fact that it only costs £129 makes it probably the cheapest camera (with a flip screen and recording capabilities) that I have seen. The picture quality is pretty good for the price point, although I would say the sound it's AMAZING but again for £129 you can kind of forgive it the minor issues. I have been using it (or I was using it) for Daily Vlogs and I was pretty happy with the way that they were coming out, I will be getting back into them soon, until then don't forget to check out the vlogs I have already posted here.

What are your favourites for this month?

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A-Z of Me: H is for Horror Fanatic

Monday 7 September 2015

I'm sure that I've mentioned a million times before that I LOVE horror films, something about being scared is just really interesting to me... I don't know why. I'm also sure I've probably told this story before on the blog, but I'm going to tell it again, so bare with...

When I was a kid around 8-10(ish) I can't remember the exact age. Around this time every weekend we used to have a takeaway and movie night with my uncle, we'd normally have a McDonalds and then rent a movie from Blockbuster. It was on one of these nights that we rented the original Nightmare on Elm Street, and I remember watching it and just being completely captivated. I wasn't scared of it in the slightest, I think I watched it three times that night... I also vaguely remember my parents extending the rental because I just kept sitting and watching it. That's my first memory of enjoying a horror film, but it wasn't until I was in Sixth-form that I really got into horror films.

I took A Level Media Studies and our coursework was to make the promotional items for a horror film. This involved researching a lot of horror films and therefore watching a lot of horror films. This coursework was mainly centred around Slasher movies, and this is when I watched the original Halloween movie, which is still to this day one of my favourite horror movies.

I always get asked what my favourite horror films are and it's honestly hard for me to pick... but if you held a gun to my head, these are the top five I would pick...

Of course Nightmare on Elm Street had to be on the list... A film that makes you afraid to sleep is going to leave you running and diving under the covers. I would also recommend watching the 2010 remake, both are good in their own right!

This one again is a no brainer, the OG Slasher movie that started the trend, this is a must watch! As with Nightmare on Elm Street this has a remake that is worth a watch. Halloween was remade by Rob Zombie, and he took the gore to the extreme and gave the original an interesting new take!

If you ever ask me what the scariest film I have ever seen is I will always answer Grave Encounters. This is a film that I first watched at the Abertoir horror film festival whilst I was at University in Aberystwyth. I swear I didn't sleep right for a month after watching this... Since then I have seen this film a further six times and it always puts me on edge... If you like being scared then this one is a must see!

The Evil Dead is a legendary film that was even banned in some places! The original is super creepy, but if you want an extra scare you should definitely watch the most recent remake. Both are pretty amazing though...

I remember watching the trailer for this movie and being super excited but then for some reason I didn't get around to watching it until much later! When I did I was so glad I did, this takes your typical horror and turns it upside down. I don't want to give too much away, just trust me and give it a watch!

What is your favourite horror film?

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Bloggers Bake Along to GBBO: Bzzzzzy Bee Dairy Free Ice-cream Roll

Saturday 5 September 2015

Before we kick off with this week's bake I just wanted to announce that I got Star Baker in the Great Bloggers Bake Off 2015 hosted by Jenny of Mummy Mishaps, for our Week Four Trio of Cheesecakes!!! 

I was so pleased when I saw that Jenny had picked me on her round-up post, considering how hard I worked on those cheesecakes too! Anyway on to this weeks bake...

How is it Week FIVE already? It feels like I was just settling down to watch the first episode of the new series yesterday... This week in the tent the bakers tackled 'free-from' baking in the form of sugar-free cakes, gluten free pitta's and dairy free ice-cream rolls. You may have already guessed from the title that I picked the latter of the three... Mainly because since #bingate last year I have been dying to make a bake with ice-cream, and I can confirm it is surprisingly tricky! Before I go ahead to the recipe I must admit that I forgot to take a lot of the photos this week so there are some steps missing... in the panic of trying to get my ice-cream set... I just forgot about taking pictures for the blog.

So I started out by making my ice-cream base, which I forgot to take pictures of *slaps face* but it was a basic dairy free vanilla ice-cream and the recipe I used can be found here.

I'm not sure if you can tell by the title but the theme of my bake was Honey, so I decided to flavour my ice-cream with honey comb, so I made this by boiling sugar and golden syrup until caramel coloured, and then quickly whisking in Bicarbonate of Soda, and then pouring it onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper to set. The recipe I used for this is here. Then once my honeycomb was set, and my ice cream was just set and not runny, I combined the two together in a bowl, and then poured it onto a clingfilm covered baking tray, rolling it up in a sausage shape before putting it in the freezer to set. This was honestly the hardest part of the entire bake... and it took a couple of attempts and some added tin foil for support, but I got it in the freezer...

Whilst that was chilling I got on with my honey flavoured dairy free sponge, the recipe for which you can find here. This involved whisking together egg yolks, honey and sugar, adding flour gradually, then whisking the egg whites until they formed peaks, before carefully combining the two mixtures bit by bit. I've never made a sponge in my life that required so much elbow grease! Then I took 1/3 of the mixture and coloured it black with gel food colour, and then popped a little yellow gel food colour into the rest of the mixture to make it a little brighter. Then I put the black mixture in a piping bag, and piped diagonal stripes onto a baking paper lined tray, then taking the yellow mixture and pouring it evenly over the top. I'm not going to lie, at this point it looked a mess and I was hoping and praying that it came out edible... this then went into the oven for 30 mins. When I turned it out I was very pleased to see my striped pattern had turned out quite well! (have you guessed why I did the stripes yet?)

Whilst the sponge was still hot I sandwiched it between two sheets of baking paper, and then rolled it up over a rolling pin, ensuring that my design was on the outside of the roll! Then I had to leave this to cool completely...

Once the sponge was cool and my ice-cream sausage had completely set, I unrolled the sponge, placing the ice-cream on one edge. Then I rolled it up in the sponge, transferred it to my serving board, and decorated it with some beautiful fresh roses, because we all know how much bees love flowers right! So there is my HONEY BEE inspired ice-cream roll... We all had a slice immediately and were delighted by how subtle but delicious the honey flavour was in the cake. Admittedly this cake is a lot denser than your standard sponge, but I attribute that to it being fatless, it was still amazingly delicious!

Mummy Mishaps
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Friday Favourites #18

Friday 4 September 2015

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week has been good, and that you are all excited for the weekend ahead... It's that time again when I share with you funny things that I have found on the internet this week that have just made me ROFLMAO...

You can always rely on The Lad Bible for some internet related hilarity, and this week they asked people to sum up their first sexual experiences using GIFs... You can check out the full article here, and trust me there are some pretty good ones, although the final one is probably my personal favourite...

Before I go to bed, I always check my Vine in the hopes that I can have one final giggle before I drift off to the land of nod. This week I came across the above vine and I swear to god, I was laughing so hard I was crying, and I couldn't get to sleep for an hour because every time I closed my eyes all I saw was the sloth...

Tom Fletcher from supergroup McBusted has done it again this week and officially melted the hearts of the entire internet! I don't want to spoil the video just in case you haven't seen it, but let's just say I hope I'm this awesome when I become a parent...

So Summer has finally come to an end... and Autumn approaches, and when it gets to this time of year, I know there is only one thing on my mind... Thomas Sanders (my favourite Viner of all time) summed up my feelings pretty well. Took the words right out of my mouth!

The top picture is my teeth now and the picture below is my teeth last week, you can see the orange mark on the right tooth at the front. I couldn't find a better picture...

My final Friday Favourite may be cheating... because it doesn't come from the internet, it comes from me! Yesterday I went to the dentist for the first time in four years (I know...) because I'm a little concerned about one of my Wisdom teeth which is currently coming in sideways... Here's where a little bit of back story needs to come in...

My child dentist filled in the shape of my front teeth when I was a teen, and a week later I had this weird orange stain on my front tooth that has been there ever since. It may sound stupid but that one tiny mark made me feel like the rest of my teeth look disgusting. Especially after the years and years of dental treatment and braces that I went through it was heartbreaking! 

So I was sitting in the chair waiting for my X-rays to come back when I happened to mention the mark to the dentist, so suggested we try and buff it off. I was happy to let her try thinking that there was no way in hell that mark was going without the 'filling' being removed and redone. Anyway five minutes later she hands me the mirror, and I have a look and it is GONE. My initial response was literally, 'You are kidding me...', I felt myself tear up right away.

Now I know that sounds stupid, because it's just one little mark at the end of the day, but that has been one of my biggest insecurities for a long time, and now it is gone and I feel like I can smile again without having my teeth judged!

What have you been enjoying this week?
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