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Basic car maintenance tips you need to know.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Currently, I'm learning to drive, One of the most valuable skills I'll ever learn. When I do pass my test I'll, of course, be looking into getting a car and as a person who enjoys being organised, I want to know in advance how I can keep that car in tip-top condition, I've been doing some research and I wanted to share some simple tips on how you can also keep your car in great condition.

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1.Check your tyres - Checking your tyre pressure once a month can ensure you don't end up with too much wear. Underinflated tyres can affect your steering which can be a hazard. Multiple road accidents take place because of poor tyre conditions if you are in Scotland book Fife Autocentre tyres in Dunfermline*.

2. Checking your engine oil, doing this will keep your internal parts from wearing. You can use a dipstick to do this.

3. Read your car's manual. Whatever car you drive your maintenance schedule is inside this manual.

4. An obvious yet overlooked one, keeping your car tidy. If you're desperate for a map etc you aren't going to find it under a stack of yesterdays burger wrappers and magazines.

5. Clean your brake dust regularly, The dust includes lots of nasty stuff which will bake onto your tyres if left for too long.

6. Keep an eye on any warning lights and don't ignore them! the longer you leave them the worse the problem will become!.

Do you know any more car maintenance tips?.

This post was kindly sponsored by Fife Autocentre tyres in Dunfermline 

Beauty products that save me time in the morning.

Monday, 9 October 2017
I am not a early bird, never have been with that being said I like things that make my morning routine quick (that way I can snooze the alarm one last time). The products I'm about to mention almost half my daily routine so I thought I'd share them with you in case like me, you don't do mornings and to the best of my knowledge all of these products are cruelty free!.

Soap and glory clean on me 



For me showering in the morning is just a nightmare especially when you have to moisturise etc afterwards, like I still shower (obviously) but instead of using a get and moisturiser I've opted for the soap and glory clean on me which is a shower cream with lots of moisturising ingredients in like shea and mandarin peel it's a body lotion at the same time which means I don't have to faff about after my shower waiting for a moisturiser to soak in I can jut carry on getting ready.

Batiste dry shampoo

I am a pain in the arse when it comes to washing my hair, like I don't mind washing it but I hate drying it with a passion. I never go a day without this in my cupboard it comes in so useful.I mean it will make your roots look grey but I think that's a small price to pay to not have to attempt to dry a head full of hair in 10 minutes

Too faced peach gloss


When I last placed an order on Too faced I received one of these as part of a promotion in the shade 'pure peach' and as soon as I tested it my first response was 'wow that's super moisturising'. Whilst I'm not too sure if it's supposed to be used in place of a lip balm sometimes I just use it as one, for me lip balm is a pain in the arse and in my experiences if you don't let it soak in enough then whatever you put on top just falls off essentially so I just do a couple coats of this and I'm ready to go. Ooh and it literally suits any eye make up bonus.

Boots cleansing wipes 


I hardly ever use face wipes, when I was like 15 I used to use them all the time until I realised how bad they can be for your skin, especially when you buy 3 packs for £1 from poundland looking at you past Charlie. For the past couple of years I've swore by a cleanser and cotton pads but sometimes you've just gotta think fuck it I'm in a rush, as I don't do this very often I just picked up a pack for £1 from Boots and I actually am enjoying the convenience of not messing around with cotton pads or cream wash off cleansers when I'm in a rush.


Do you have any products that cut your routine time, let me know!

3 lip products you need this Autumn.

Friday, 6 October 2017
Autumn may be my favourite seasons for lipsticks, vampy purples and deep reds yes pls. I thought I'd share today a couple of my  fave colours for the Autumn.

Too faced sweet peach lip gloss - Pure peach


First of all can we talk about the Two faced peach lip glosses. Usually I can't stand gloss, whenever I hear the word gloss my mind goes to them £2 squeezy tubes of clear gloop from Primark and I just cringe. I only have a sample of this one but it's really nice, It's not sticky and it's so moisturising, It adds such a lovely finish to a everyday look, plus it smells of peaches, as a bonus.

Sleek Matte Me - Velvet Slipper.


I loveee the Sleek matte me lippies, if you've tried them you most likely do too, They're comfortable to wear, the pigment is really good (you only need one coat), they last well and they're really budget friendly My favourite colour for Autumn is

The Body Shop Liquid Lipstick - Mauritius Delilah


I also love the body shop liquid lipsticks for this time of year, they're more creamy and lightweight than most liquid lipsticks I've tried which makes it a lot less drying. My favourite Autumn colour is Mauritius Delilah (try saying that drunk) which is a gorgeous berry shade.



Have you tried any of these lippies?, What did you think?.

'Spooky' halloween Skeleton Biscuits.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017
3rd of October.. basically time for Halloween posts right?. Last year, I really wanted to do this post for Halloween. I found the recipe in Tanya Burr's 'Tanya Bakes' and I'm really keen to give it a go, The recipe itself uses gingerbread men cutters to make spooky (and super cute) lil skeleton biscuits. These would be perfect for a Halloween party or for scoffing whilst watching a horror movie marathon. Tanya uses a recipe to bake roughly 18 but I've cut that in half as I no way need that many but you can use the blue writing for the full recipe.

You'll Need;

1/2 a egg (somehow I managed to half this by whisking the egg with a fork weighing it and splitting it into two dishes, roughly 24g) 1 egg for the full recipe.
200g Plain Flour 400g for the full recipe 
100g soft light brown sugar 200g for the full recipe 
100g butter 200g for the full recipe 
30g cocoa powder  60g for the full recipe 
3 tablespoons golden syrup (which I forgot to half whoops).
1 teaspoon baking powder (again, forgot to half oops).
Gingerbread cookie cutter. 




Method;

After weighing out your ingredients you get to the fun part, mixing it all together I'm going to keep this none waffly and to the point to make it a bit easier to follow, first cream the butter and sugar. Simply add the egg and golden syrup to the butter/sugar and mix well. Then you can mix in your flour, cocoa powder and baking powder - stir until you have a dough-like consistency. Roll the dough into a ball, cover in cling film and chill for half an hour. Heat your oven to 170°/325° f / GM3 during this time.



Once your timer beeps, like mine, just did you can roll out your dough to roughly 1cm thick and begin cutting I chose a large and medium cutter but you can use any size you'd like, Pop your dough on a lightly greased baking tray and pop in the oven for 15 mins, I've got 2 trays worth so I've done 2 batches. Leave to cool on a wire rack and you can begin decorating.


For the decoration, I'm using glitter writing pens (What, you can't have a glam skeleton nowadays?) But you can simply use icing sugar and water with a piping bag, draw on some 'bones' and voila your skeletons are ready.





5 questions tag

Thursday, 28 September 2017
I've been seeing these posts around quite a bit and I've loved reading them all. I was kindly tagged by Sophie, to write my own!. The main gist of the tag is to answer all questions with 5 answers which I think is a great way to get to know the blogger behind the blog!.

5 of my favorite things to do

  1. Baking, I don't really bake as much as I used to but when I do I really enjoy it, It's such a nice way to just switch off.
  2. I really enjoy spending time with my friends and family, some of my closest friends an the majority of my family live over 300 miles away in m hometown so I try and make the most of the time I spend with them.
  3. Yoga. Recently I've been really into yoga, I usually hate (like proper hate) exercise but yoga isn't really exhausting or sweaty it's actually more relaxing than any other exercise I've tried.
  4. Photography and blogging. It's no surprise that I love this lil corner on the internet that I've created, I really enjoy writing posts and I really love taking a good flatlay.
  5. Makeup - Couldn't leave this one out, could I?. I absolutely love doing my makeup, I taught myself most of what I know and I learn mainly through tutorials on youtube. I'm the type of person who always wants to be busy so taking an hour to do a full face?, Perfect way to pass the time.

5 of my favorite films

I'm totally spoilt for choice.
  1. The other woman - favee
  2. Bridesmaids 
  3. Tangled - I promise I'm 20
  4. Drop dead Fred - Classic
  5. How to be single.

Favourite TV shows

  1.  Jane The Virgin - If you haven't watched it, you must - you'll love it!.
  2. Pretty Little Liars
  3. The Big Bang Theory
  4. Friends 
  5. Orange Is The New Black

Favourite songs (currently)

  1.  Drake - Views
  2.  Drake -Signs
  3. Jonas Blue ft William Singe - Mama
  4. Dua Lipa - New Rules
  5. Justin Bieber - Friends

Favourite Blogs

  1. Jemma 
  2. Mandy 
  3. Poppy
  4. faye 
  5. sophie 

Things I'm looking forward to

  1. I actually have an interview for a job on the day this goes up, fingers crossed!!
  2. Blogging more than once a week, I have wanted to give this a go but I've been so busy! I'm trying it out now though, Bear with!.
  3. Halloween and Christmas. Shut up.. it's never too early
  4. Seeing all my family next year, potentially January
  5. The colder months - Summer isn't exactly my cup of tea, I much prefer the rain and plus all the best holidays are in the colder months (see 3).

                                             Personal facts about me 

  1. I moved away from my family home 2 years ago, I currently live 300 miles away in Cornwall, with my boyfriend It's gorgeous here!.
  2. I can bake almost anything, but I can't cook for sh*t.
  3. I live with anxiety which I've had since around the age of 13, I'd like to write more posts about this sort of how I deal with panic attacks etc but I'm unsure if people may find it useful (let me know).
  4. Carrying on from that.. I dropped out of school during my A levels because my anxiety was so severe, I wasn't diagnosed at this point and didn't even know I had it, I'm happy with how far I've come and I've built myself an impressive lil life (if I do say so myself).
  5. When I was younger I basically thought power plants were 'cloud makers' I was bitterly disappointed to learn they're not and actually they're just adding to the destruction of the earth.

My best memories - with pictures

I'm going from in the last year
Last year, seeing my friends again (sept 16)

A little holiday with my boyfriend - Torquay (Jun 16)
Meeting my niece for the first time (dec 16) - Ignore the mess I look lmao I just woke up.

The process of moving in together - excuse all the mess, there was lots of work to be done (sept 16)

My best friend spent a week with me and we literally went to the beach every day - update we froze our arses off! (Dec 16).

Nominations.

Most of the bloggers I know have done this tag so I wasn't too sure who to nominate!. Feel free to 'tag yourself' and copy the questions, I'd love to read more of these so don't forget to tag me (@charliesevern on twitter).

 1. @accordidt0alx

I hope you  enjoyed the post!, Charlie xx


My updated skin routine for combination skin

Friday, 22 September 2017
My skin is a pain in the arse. There, I said it. It's oily, more sensitive than my personality and it's mega dry some days. I thought I'd share today a lil bit about my skincare routine and what works for me. Plus as you may know, I'm going cruelty-free but I didn't mention I'm going to use up my other products first rather than bin them so I'll mention the products that are cruelty-free. 


Cleansers
Personally, I loove a good micellar water they're easy to use and they're just a bit quicker and easier than a wash off cleanser (lazyyyy). At the moment I'm using the Boots micellar water to refresh my skin.

Toner

I didn't even know toners existed until like last year, I'm not going to lie to you but since using one I can tell the difference. I like the Botanics spray toner (cruelty-free). The spray is natural and it really does give your skin a little perk up, also I love the fact it's in a spray bottle so you haven't got to mess about with cotton pads. 



Moisturizer

My moisturizer changes from morning to evening, In the morning I prefer something light with SPF in but I don't want my skin to be overly oily through the day, I like The Body Shop Aloe SPF (cruelty-free). For this, it's also a great size for travel perfect. For the evening, however, I couldn't give a sh*t about how oily my skin is it's not like I'm going on a mad midnight photoshoot. I like something nice and hydrating and thick enough to work into my skin overnight I use The BodyShop vitamin E 24-hour hydrating face cream (cruelty-free) this makes my skin lovely and soft for the morning.

Miscellaneous 

That's my main skincare done and if I needed to just strip back then I' only mention what I've mentioned above. However, I find that sometimes you need a touch more than that and the products I use for that are The Body Shop Tea Tree targeted gel for any spots that pop up unexpectedly I usually leave this overnight and after roughly 2-3 days of using it, they're cleared. I also like to scrub my skin using the St.Ives Apricot scrub which I have to start doing more... someone remind me? At the moment I use it weekly but I ought to really use it 2-3 times a week to clear up any blackheads etc. 

What skincare do you use? What would you recommend?.


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