Sunday, 29 July 2012

Healthy Yoghurt Banana Oat Muffins

Just a quick recipe post I found online. I'm trying to fix up my ridiculous eating habits by reducing the levels of rubbish I stuff in my mouth throughout the day...while browsing the interneweb I came across this badboy recipe... If you want any more healthy recipes let me know and I'll find them...Looks so yummy!! 


  • 1 ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cup oat flour (refer to #3)
  • 1/2 cup plain, low fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk or soy milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 large, really ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup raisins, walnuts or both
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Note:  In order to make the "flour", you need to grind up your oats... clever right?!! 

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Mix rolled oats, yogurt and milk together in a bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. It will require about 2 cups of rolled oats to make the 1 1/2 cups or oat flour you need. Just pulse the 2 cups rolled oats in the food processor until they turn to a powdery consistency (like dry grits).
  4. Now, combine oat flour, salt, sugar, spices, baking powder and baking soda in a separate bowl.
  5. Add mashed banana, egg and oil to the rolled oat mixture and mix well.
  6. Now add dry oat flour mixture to rolled oat mixture and mix together well. Add in nuts and/or raisins if desired and incorporate evenly. Chocolate chips are great too!
  7. Fill greased or lined muffin cups 2/3 of the way. Bake for approximately 16-20 minutes

Here's the link to the site, so useful:

Thursday, 19 July 2012

DIY: Galaxy Nails

I've been meaning to do this for a while but have been busy working... so here's a quick post so you guys don't miss me too much...*cough* 


Step 1: Apply a black base to your nails 
(Don't cut your finger beforehand, it's harder painting around a plaster)

Step 2: Choose which colours you want your galaxy to be

Step 3: Use a spongey type being, like those little eye shadow applicators; or an actual sponge, and dab lightly onto nails, not covering the black entirely though 

Step 4: Apply glitter nail polish over dried nails

Step 5: Admire your lovely galaxy nails 

Obviously clean the excess around it when you're done but I'll just wait till it comes off in the wash tomorrow 

Hope you like it :-) 

Friday, 13 July 2012

Website Of The Week: Everything Five Pounds

I came across this website a while back and didn't really think much of it; looking at it recently it has improved quite a bit. I'm not going to lie and say it's amazing because, well, it's not but EVERYTHING on the website is £5 which is a redeeming attribute. Also, I've seen some items on this site that are in other shops so I'm assuming there's an overlap in supplier. 

The main "con" for this website is the delivery... there's no set delivery and it is dependant on  the weight of your items. According to the site though, the more items you buy, the less delivery will cost...we'll see. 

Here's a few favourites 

 (*cough*seen this in primark*cough*cough*)

Saturday, 7 July 2012

D.I.Y: How to layer hair in under 5 minutes

Just a quick way to add some layers to hair; I saw this method on youtube and yes, it does actually work. I've tried this myself, and also taught my bestie how to do it... give it a go

You will need: Hair (your own..unless you're doing someone else's), scissors, a hair band 

Step 1: Brush your hair
Step 2: Decide if you want long layers or short layers 
Step 3: Stick your head upside down, bring all your hair to the front of your head and tie a tight ponytail 
Step 4: Depending on how long/short you want your layers, pull the hair band towards the end of the ponytail, leaving out the hair that you want to cut
Step 5: With the scissors pointed vertically, start cutting into the hair
Step 6: Keep doing this until there is no hair beyond the hair band

Here's a video I found which pretty much demonstrates it 

Note: I suggest you do it bit by bit first to avoid cutting off too much 
         Also, I cut into it vertically straight away rather than one horizontal snip, I personally think it makes the cut less harsh

Toodles :-)