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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.





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