Sunday, 26 May 2013

DIY: Caramel Hot Chocolate

I mentioned in my movie night post that I created a caramel hot chocolate recipe and asked if anyone wanted to see a post on it and loads of people said yes! So here is a recipe for a delicious hot chocolate!
You Will Need:
Milk (or water if you want a lower fat option or prefer hot chocolate made with water)
Hot Chocolate Power/Mix (any kind)
Caramel Sauce (From experience, the squeeze-y kind in a bottle is better that the stuff that's in a jar. Its a lot easier but this is all I had)
 1. Melt the caramel sauce (amount is up to you) in the microwave. This will make it a lot easier to stir in to your hot chocolate.
 2. Make your hot chocolate the way you normally would or according to the packet. Personally, I heat the milk up in the microwave and then stir in the hot chocolate power.
3. Stir in the caramel sauce and then place back in the microwave. This will help the caramel sauce melt into the hot chocolate a bit better
Then your done! If you have cream and marshmallows, add them too ^_^
If you don't have a microwave, just do it in a saucepan over the stove, it works just as well. If you have any other sauces, you could try them too using the same method.
Its a very simple recipe but it tastes so so good so if you are hot chocolate drinker like me, maybe give it a go. Let me know if you do :)
Hope you all had a great week
Lots of love, Helena xo
P.s just to be sure, the bowl is stained not dirty, I washed it before hand so don't worry, I don't eat out of dirty bowls :D

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Denim And Khaki

||  Shorts - Forever 21     Denim Shirt - New Look     Vest Top - Forever 21 ||

It was quite sunny today so I decided to make the most of it and wear some more summery clothes. I thought these shorts went quite well with

On Wednesday I was lucky enough to go and see The Curious Indicent Of The Dog In The Nighttime play on a school trip in London. I absolutely loved it and if you haven't read the book I would really recommend it and if you get a chance to see the show, then you will not bit disappointed - It is amazing! Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of anything but I found a trailer video for it on you tube so if you want to have a look, you can find it here!
Other than that, life's been pretty boring - been doing quite a bit of studying and what not and I can't wait till its over, but I'm coping! How has your week been?

Lots of Love, Helena xo

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sunday Pamper Movie Night

Don't know which to read first....
Recently, for quite a few Sunday evenings , I've begun this sort of ritual as to have a bit of a pamper-movie night :)
It's like my little treat to myself to forget about school and studying and worrying and all that miserable stuff, and I love it.

After I have eaten, I go and have a shower and then I get into my Pyjamas. I will make myself a cup of tea or hot choc (I sort of invented my own caramel hot choc recipe, its so good! - if you wanna see a post maybe......??) and then go and choose a movie off the web for that night. Sometimes I'll choose an old favourite or sometimes one I haven't seen before. If I have one, I will do a face mask as well. Plus I always have a book on hand because you need a bit of reading in a lazy night in :)

Apologies for my absence - I have had quite a bit of studying and haven't really had time to take any outfit snaps or photography. But I have quite a few outfits I want to photograph so look forward to some of those ^_^
I hope you enjoyed my little pamper post - What do you do to treat yourself every once in a while? Oh and movie recommendations?!?

Lots Of Love, Helena xo

Thursday, 2 May 2013

This Or That??

Today I am doing the this or that tag! I've see this around the blogosphere and loved it, plus I was tagged by the lovely Rachel at Vanilla Pie, so I thought it was about time.

Blush or Bronzer? Blush in summer (because I am more tanned then) and bronzer in winter.
Lipgloss or Lipstick? Lipstick - stays on longer, looks better on me and gloss is too sticky and I'm constantly worrying my hair is going to get in it. Love the way gloss looks though
Liner or Mascara? Mascara. I'm so bad at eyeliner and I have quite short natural lashes so mascara all the way
Foundation or Concealer? Concealer. I hardly ever wear foundation and I wear concealer every day where I need it. (at the moment I'm loving the Maybelline Super Stay concealer - i recommend!)
Neutral Eyeshadow or Colour? Neutral, I like to keep my make up pretty natural and don't like the way brights look on my unless its for a special occasion.
Pressed or loose eyeshadow? Pressed, less messy and to be honest, I don't own any lose one.

Nails and Body
OPI or China Glaze? I've actually never tried either (shocking, I know), but I'll go with OPI as I've seen a few of there colours and they look gorgeous! I've never been able to find China Glaze :(
Long or Short Nails? Short. easier to make look nice.
Acrylic or Natural? Natural.
Brights or Darks? Brights. But I like dark purples a lot.
Flower or No Flower? Flower ^___^
Perfume or Body Splash? Too hard. Refuse to answer. I love both equally. Sorry :)
Lotion or Body Butter? Body Butter. I could spend days just smelling the Body Shop ones....
Body Wash or Soap? Body Wash
Lush or other bath company? LUSH!!!! I could spend all my money on just bath bombs....

Jeans or Sweat Pants? Jeans. I wear them so much and they go with everything. I only wear jogging bottoms (welcome to English speak) at home.
Long Sleeve or Short Sleeve? Depends on the season.
Dresses or skirts? Skirts. Recently I've be going a little skirt mad. I have a week point for some dresses though :)
Stripes or Plaid? I'm not 100% sure what plaid means but from having a look around I'm guessing checked (in English)? If I'm correct, then I'll go will stripes.
Flip Flops or Sandals? Flip Flops. I wait practically all year to wear them, they are the thing that tells me its summer
Scarves or Hats? Scarves. I wear them with everything. I like hats but not all the time.
Studs or Dangly Earrings? neither. I don't have my ears pierced
Heels or Flats? Flats. I never wear heals, they make me look weird. When I'm a little taller, I think they'll look better :D
Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots? Riding boots.
Jacket or Hoodie? Depends on when/where I'm wearing it
Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe? Forever 21. I have so many things from there plus we don't have Charlotte Russe in England
Abercrombie or Hollister? I've only ever been in a Abercrombie store once and I didn't buy anything. I have a few T-shirts and a Hoodie from Hollister so I'll go with that. I wish they made there shops a bit brighter though!

Curly or straight? Wavy. I don't like my hair pencil-straight and flat but my natural curly-ish hair is so uncontrollable. I use my straighteners to get ride of the unruly curls but not completely straighten it.
Bun or Ponytail? Ponytail because my buns never go right when I want them to. If I could get a nice bun, then bun.
Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips? Bobby pins. I use them so much, its ridiculous...
Hair Spray or Gel? Spray
Long or Short? Long. I'm not brave enough to go short but I think I can look great on some people.
Light or Dark? Medium
Side Sweep or Full Bangs? Side sweep. I haven't had a full fringe (bangs) since I was about 5 and again, I'm not brave enough to try it and I don't think it would look good on me!
Up or Down? Down.

Rain or Shine? Shine. We don't get enough ....
Summer or Winter? Summer because we have a really long holiday and It is sunny-ish, but I  do stil love snow and Christmas and winter jumpers too.
Fall or Spring? Spring because its usually sunnier than summer :)
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate. Don't get me started on Maltesers ...
East coast or west coast? England :)

As you can see, I tend to avoid a lot of these questions because I am so indecisive (and I love both)and I am very sorry to have sort of cheated. Apologies. I tag anyone who wants to do this!
I hope you all had a good week
Helena xox
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