If you’d like to know what I put on top of my face, here’s the list of things I put on top of it… Top.

PRIMER – L’Oréal Infallible Mattifying or ThisWorks In Transit Camera Closeup

FOUNDATION – L’Oréal Infallible 24 hour or Cargo HD Picture Perfect

CONCEALER – N/A

FACE POWDER – MAC Studio Fix

SETTING POWDER – MAC Studio Fix

BLUSH – N/A

BRONZER – Benefit Hoola

HIGHLIGHTER – N/A (MAC Studio Fix)

MASCARA – MaxFactor or L’Oreal or Benefit

LIPSTICK – NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

LIQUID LIPSTICK – NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

LIPLINER – N/A

LIP GLOSS – Kylie Cosmetics So Cute

LASHES – N/A

EYESHADOW PALETTE – N/A

SETTING SPRAY – MAC Prime & Prep or LUSH Eau Roma Water

PERFUME – Viktor & Rolf BonBon

Versatile Blogger Award

ALOHA!

I’m coming to you LIVE and direct from Honolulu, Hawaii aka London town… How GOES it?!

I just wanted to jump on the blogging bandwagon to give major kudos, love and shout-outs to Alexis, one of my favourite ladies in the blogasphere. What an absolute BABE! Bloggers like her are the reason I carry on blogging.

Thank you Alexis for nominating me for my second Versatile Blogger award.

Right, let’s hop to it – the rules should you choose to accept them (like a proposal) are…

  • Give a little thankful R E S P E C T (the way Aretha Franklin does) in the form of back linking to your nominator.
  • Nominate 15 blogging gangstas of your choosing.
  • Link your nom-nom-inedible-ations and inform them about their nomination.
  • Share sieben (seven) FAKTZ about your person/self.

 

(I feel like you know enough, so I might have to write seven FICTIONS instead, for suspense purposes)

  • My next tattoo is going to be a willow tree (this is true.)

 

  • I smell like 8Teen Spirit (fiction.)
  • I kickboxed my way to a tendon tear in my knee (true…)
  • I don’t really know much about life (25 years later), but I’ll keep you posted when I reach level 26 (oh, who am I kidding? True!)
  • I have an Oreo cheesecake in my fridge which belongs in & around my facial arena, making its way inside of my stomach lining (true.)
  • This is the sixth out of the seven facts, I can count, honest. (a fact that showed promise of having nothing to do with me, #selfish.)
  • The definition of a fact is: “a thing that is known or proved to be true”. I, myself, am a fact. I’m no Catfish! You don’t need to set Nev & Max to kick my butt! (true.)

 

15 nominations time… Alright. Who’s it gonna be?

Jheeze, I feel like this is the virtual version of the Sorting Hat scene in Harry Potter…

Okay, here goes:

  1. You, the person reading this.
  2. You, the person reading this.
  3. You, the person reading this.
  4. You, the person reading this.
  5. You, the person reading this.
  6. You, the person reading this.
  7. You, the person reading this.
  8. You, the person reading this.
  9. You, the person reading this.
  10. You, the person reading this.
  11. You, the person reading this.
  12. You, the person reading this.
  13. You, the person reading this.
  14. You, the person reading this.
  15. You, the person reading this.

It’s not a tall order choosing 15 people who read this and I’ll tell you why… ‘Cause this blog isn’t a Giraffe! Bless you all whether you sneeze or not.

LOVE!

❤️

… injured myself while trying to impress a girl or boy I was interested in.

I injure myself with or without ‘someone to impress’… Put it this way, I rode horses for years and I never fell off once. However, since been doing kickboxing and zumba, I’ve been breaking/tearing everything.

… had to run to save my life.

Nope, thank God.

… taken food out of a trash can and eaten it.

Wow. So, is this something to be proud of?! 🤢 If so, I can’t say I have nor want to.

… cried / flirted my way out of a speeding ticket.

N/A. I can’t drive fully, yet… I’m still learning. I’ve got to put some time aside for my theory test.

… taken part in a talent show.

LOL. I actually have. It was when I was younger. I enjoyed it, not sure anyone else did though… 🙈

made money by performing on the street.

Never.

… broken something at a friend’s house and then not told them.

HAHAHAHAH! I have, they knew what had happened, they were there. FML. Can we, like, move on? Like, right now? Thanks.

… snooped through a friend’s bathroom or bedroom without them knowing.

No. Why would I? Who does that? 😂

… ruined someone else’s vacation.

Nope. I have no intentions to either…

… walked for more than six hours.

Was there an Uber, car, train, bus or plane apocalypse? That’s the only exception.

… jumped from a roof.

Karma, karma, chameleon again?! WHAT NOW?! In other words: “do I have a death wish?” No, no I don’t…

… shoplifted.

I can’t lift a weight/dumbbell and you expect me to lift a shop?! No. #ThugLyf ain’t for me…

… seen an alligator or crocodile in the wild.

I’ve seen Steve Irwin at Madame Toussade’s… He’s seen them! So, that counts right..?

… set my or someone else’s hair on fire on purpose.

PARDON?! WHO THE FLIP CAME UP WITH THESE ‘NEVER HAVE I EVER’S? As if that’s something to be proud of, as though it’s a rarity… 😱

… ridden an animal.

Horses.

… had a bad fall because I was walking and texting.

I’m the type to have a bad fall because of gravity, texting doesn’t come into it.

… been arrested.

I’ve been on a police summer camp before – I was a geek at school. So, with that in mind – do you really think I’d ever get arrested? 😂

#REBEL. FFS!

… pressured someone into getting a tattoo or piercing.

Myself? Look, I don’t own anyone else neither would I want to. It’s up to them.

… gone surfing.

Depends, if the internet counts as surfing, I’ve gone surfing a lot.

… walked out of a movie because it was bad.

‘Step Brothers’. It was embarrassing imo. The first scene was not for the faint hearted. Mind you, I’ve heard it gets better. 🙈

… broken a bone.

I break bones like fashionistas buy clothes. So, unfortunately – yes, yes I have…

… tried to cut my own hair.

My fringe. LOL! Let’s just leave it at L O L. I’m no Edward Scissorhands, trust me. More Spice Girls’ Zig-a-Zag-AHHHH!

… completely forgot my lines in a play.

Yes. I have. It was my part in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. 😂

… shot a gun.

WTF? Water pistol maybe. I haven’t even touched arm muscles referred to as “guns” so how you expect me to be within a vicinity of the real thing?! Nah. I want to live!

… had a surprise party thrown for me.

My mum did this for me, bless her! I was 11 years old at the time and she rented out a bowling alley.

… cheated on a test.

GOD FORBID.

… dined and dashed.

GOD FORBID. Although – what are the rules on eating one or two pieces from the ‘Pick & Mix’..? 👅

… gotten stitches.

Not IRL, but I vaguely remember dreaming of it. I’m not even joking. I get really daredevil-ish and brave in my dreams… I’m the opposite in my conscious life. 🙈

… fallen in love at first sight.

Not yet.

… had a paranormal experience.

Yes, saw my grandad’s ghost at my grandma’s house. ❤️

… woken up and couldn’t move.

I have once, it was after doing spinning/cycle at the gym.

… accidentally said “I love you” to someone.

No. However, I’ve said it and realised I didn’t really feel that way afterwards though. As far as I know, true love comes once – and once only.

… hitchhiked.

Nope. I don’t do hitchhiking, I don’t go far enough to…

… been trapped in an elevator.

I have. At my old workplace. Hilarious but scary.

… sung karaoke in front of people.

Every day is karaoke for me.

… been on TV or the radio.

Yes, I graduated from a Broadcast Journalism degree, so there was a lot of radio involved, not mainstream though…

… pressed send and then immediately regretted it.

All the time.

… been so sun burnt I couldn’t wear a shirt.

No. Also, while we’re on the subject – I catch tans like everybody else does fallen stars. #NEVERHAVEIEVER.

… had a crush on a friend’s parent.

PARDON? WTF?! I like the older man but COME OFF IT!

… been awake for two days straight.

Yes, also known as: ‘in-some-Narnia’.

… thrown up on a roller coaster.

If I ever got on one, I’d imagine it’s the first thing I’d do – I just know it! Saying that, I’d probably puke before it even has the chance to take off.

… snuck into a movie.

Yes. And?! Don’t act like you haven’t… Trick is – buy a ticket and then visit all the screens.

… accidentally sent someone to the hospital.

No! Thank God.

… dyed my hair a crazy colour.

No.

… had a physical fight with my best friend.

I have never been in a physical fight, ever.

… had someone slap me across the face.

No. 😂

… worked with someone I hated with the burning passion of a thousand suns.

Eh? No. I mean, there have been people in the past (at uni/school) where I’ve not got along with for whatever reason, but I don’t have time nor the energy to hate anyone or anything. Stay out of my way (or don’t), and I’ll stay out of yours.

… danced in an elevator.

I dance everywhere. Not necessarily good, mind…

… cried in public because of a song.

I cry all the time. I even cried at TED the movie FFS.

… texted for four hours straight.

My best friends.

… chipped a tooth.

Yes.

… gone hunting.

Yes, hunting for makeup or food at the supermarket… That kinda thing, maybe?

… had a tree house.

Not me, but I’ve watched videos of people in tree-houses… 🙈

… thrown something into a TV or computer screen.

No, I’m not an angry person.

… been to a country in Asia.

I haven’t been. I’d like to go though…

… been screamed at by a customer at my job.

NO! NO I HAVE NOT!

DON’T ASSUME OR ELSE YOU’LL MAKE AN “ASS” OUT OF YOU & ME!

… spent a night in the woods with no shelter.

Again, I don’t have a death wish…

… read a whole novel in one day.

I have. The ‘I Heart New York’ book.

… gone vegan.

Vegetarian, not vegan.

… been without heat for a winter or without A/C for a summer.

No.

… worn glasses without lenses.

I have. I love glasses.

… gone scuba diving.

I haven’t. I’d like to go S-Cuba diving though.

… lied about a family member dying as an excuse to get out of doing something.

WTF?! IS THE PERSON WHO CAME UP WITH THESE QUESTIONS/STATEMENTS OK OR..?

… bungee jumped.

I had no choice, it was during a camping trip with my school. Funnily enough, I attended a school. Yes, so I did.

… been to a country in Africa.

I lived in a country in Africa… Sierra Leone.

… been on a fad diet.

Plenty. They don’t work hence the name “FAD”.

… been to a fashion show.

No, I can hardly find time to dress myself let alone watch others flaunt their attire after getting dressed.

… been electrocuted.

Me and my friends give each other electric shocks (somehow) all the time. Kinetic energy. 🙈

… stolen something from a restaurant.

No. I’ve paid for the food I stole from the plate of stuff I ordered though…

… had a bad allergic reaction.

Popchips, blue packet of M&Ms and salt.

… been in an embarrassing video that was uploaded to YouTube.

Probably. I don’t even know… Luckily, if I have, I’ve yet to come across it.

… thought I was going to drown.

Yes. I can’t swim in deep waters.

… worked at a fast food restaurant.

Not as such, I’ve worked out what meals to order IN fast food restaurants though…

… fainted.

Probably. Can’t remember though.

… looked through someone else’s phone without their permission.

Only when they had taken a secret, unbeknownst photo of me (that I wanted to delete)… I get all Ninja-y.

Thanks for reading this tag. All 1470 words of it. Xo

It’s America and the rest of the world’s (excluding UK) Mother’s Day, today!

This is a quick and short post to wish everybody across the “pond” (makes it sound like the Thames) a lovely one!

Whether you’re a mother, an expectant mother, or a grandmother – enjoy this special day, your day.

Although, Mother’s Day should be happening every day. I don’t think there should only be one day where we treat our parents because they’re everything. Absolutely.

So, here’s to all of you: parents. We love you. ❤️

*also – by the time this goes out, it’s probably no longer Mother’s Day*

Dr Pepper Poke Cake

“Hey bakeries! Do you still make POKES?”

Dr. Pepper is LIFE! If you don’t know of my obsession with DP, it’s fine – I only just recently rediscovered it…

Dr. Pepper to me is like Vimto. I try not to have too much… If I have it once, I’ll get hooked on it and I’ll end up on insulin or just bleeding sugar.

So, anyway –  I recently discovered a Dr Pepper Poke cake (which I was literally gobsmacked about). I felt like someone smacked my gob virtually and imaginarily…

Honestly. It sounds so easy to make that I couldn’t actually believe I hadn’t thought of it earlier! Like, I don’t mean to toot my own patoot but I’m usually awesome at this stuff.

Say what you want about me, but I know how to cook and bake. If nothing else comes of me, I’ll just become a housewife or just a house. (preferably a wife one).

The ingredients of this ‘Poke Cake’ is Dr. Pepper (I know! It’s CRAZY to think that a Dr. Pepper Poke Cake would have Dr. Pepper in it, isn’t it?! 😝), and Chocolate Cake Mix. That’s literally it.

The frosting? Butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, maraschino cherry syrup/juice, and (yeah, I know this bit’s weird) a dash of salt.

Mix/Beat. Done.

Transfer into a cake tin, poke holes into it and bake in the oven for 25mins at 350 degrees.

After the cake has baked, you’ll have to (if you want to) ‘Assemble‘ the frosting ‘pon the cake like some Marvel Avengers series. Oh, and some maraschino cherries for decoration wouldn’t go amiss…

DISCLAIMER: the reason it’s called ‘Poke Cake’ is because it’s got holes in it. This is the Holiest cake I’ve ever seen. 🙏

It’s a taste sensation. This is my twist on a Black Forest. Trust me, it’s delicious and my favourite (since I discovered it). I love it. It’s so simple, so tasty and so good. Thank you Elle for bringing it to my attention. I’ve embedded the video so that you can check the recipe for yourself.

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