'My Story'

So recently, I've seen a few people post these on instagram. I find it quiet difficult to go full depth on insta because you're very much limited to how much you can post.
I have done one of these before, a few months back which I posted on my old IG 'HappyDaisy_' some of you might remember it, I deleted it but later posted it on my tumblr (which I'll like below if you want to read that one) but any who, I've decided to rewrite it because there was soooo much I missed out and I can write as freely as I like on here so yeah:) this could be long so pre apologies for that, but I hope you like it :)

I'll go back to when I was 15/16, I was a pretty average girl, had a fair amount of friends, enjoyed socialising, loved food, make-up, clothes, the same as any other teenage girl. However it was around this age that I began to become very aware of the way I looked, Going into year 10 I decided to take dance as an option- bare in mind you do this every single day (sometimes twice a day) every single week, you spend so much time with each other, and the dance studio was just covered in mirrors. I despised looking at myself in them, I felt embarrassed by the way I looked. Every other girl was skinny, pretty and popular. Despite these thoughts I never really acted upon them. It wasn't until May 2013- when I left year 11 for study leave that I began to gain a lot of weight, I wasn't exercising any more, I ate all day everyday. I got a new job which was working in a cafe, this meant more food and more weight gain.. until suddenly I was a week away from going back to sixth form and I realised that none of my clothes no longer fitted me and I had to go up a dress size in order to feel comfortable in my clothes.

September 2013 was when I decided to download the my fitness pal app, it was no biggie to me, I logged my meals and snacks etc, I became more aware of snacking and cut back slightly. For what I was logging (and when I look back on it I majorly under estimated it hahah) I was consuming around 1700 calories. No dramtic changes were happening. I was feeling more and more low about my weight and some nights I would just cry and cry and cry, I wasn't happy. And bareing in mind my best friend was naturally stick thin, It probably made me feel bigger!

Pretty much my highest weight
So after a few months of drifting into this so called 'diet' I was scrolling through twitter one night and saw this picture, It was called 'The 10 Day Challenge' this consisted of aiming to eat under 500 calories, exercise for 1 hours, drinking 2 litres of water and sleeping for 8 hours a day. I remember the first day I started this, I went to London with my friends and we were sitting in McDonalds, they were both eating big meals and I just drank water! I couldn't help but feel in control for once, and It made me happy. The day went on and I still didn't eat, the week went on and I continued to stick to the strict diet. The 10 days were up and I thought it was so easy so I decided to continue with it. My best friend warned me it was a bad idea but I just refused to believe her.

I remember about a month later, one of my friends came down to see me who I hadn't seen in a while, they were so shocked about how much weight I had lost but I just genuinely couldn't see it. Although it made me feel go about myself. Christmas was soon approaching and nothing had changed, I was still restricting massively, exercising at school, at home whenever I got the chance. I let myself go on Christmas day and ate whatever I wanted but I couldn't help but feel extremely guilty. In the New Year we went to centre parks for a few nights, It was soo much fun, however the more I think about it, the more I realise I didn't have fun at all, the only thing that was on my mind was exercise and finding ways to not eat. Quiet sad really.

Throughout these months I never weighed myself, I didn't have scales. The only thing I could do was measure my waist/thighs/arms etc, I look back on it and its scary how small I got, so quickly. I went from a size 14 in November, to a size 8 by February. Everyone at school began voicing there concern about my weight loss, which confused me because I never saw myself getting smaller. In February, I'd gone back to my job which I'd started last August (It was seasonal) they were all shocked when they saw me, my uniform no longer fitted me and people were saying they barely recognised me. By this time I was no longer getting my periods, my hair was falling out dramatically and I was freezing 24/7.
Few Kg off my lowest

My mum became concerned when she realised I was no longer getting my periods and took me to the doctors, she weighed me and measured me and I was still healthy so not much was said. I went back a month later and I'd lost more weight, I was quickly referred to a Nurse/Therapist who visited me every week to be weighed and discuss my intake etc. During May, I went through a short phase of binging, where I would binge near enough everyday, I gained a few pounds and suddenly went back to restricting, I lost a lot of weight and soon got pulled out for school a month before we broke up. I used to have to go see my mum every lunch time and eat lunch with her, which was usually a small jam sandwich and fruit. I was kidding myself thinking I was recovering. This continued all throughout June/July/August and I soon got down to me lowest weight, I became very depressed and suicidal, I couldn't bare going out with people, or even walking down the street in fear of seeing someone I knew, the only time I left the house was to go to work or out with my family.

My work became very concerned about how little I was eating, I was then supervised at breakfast and lunch by my manager, I was threatened my the boss, saying I'm going to be a danger to myself and I might no longer have a job any more, I remember crying my eyes out in a cafe full of customers, My mum and dad were away at the time, so I just felt so lonely and depressed. I remember my friend coming in to see me one day, who I hadn't seen in so long. He was genuinely shocked at how ill I looked, but It still never occurred to me that I needed to gain weight.

During my relapse
I had many arguments with my bother, mum, dad, people at work, but nothing was changing. The discussion for inpatient soon happened and by the end of September I went in for an assessment. I can honestly say, I was one of the worst experiences of my life. It's the hardest thing in the world for me to show emotion to people but the lady genuinely made me so angry I wanted to scream her. 3 hours later and I was free from the prison, it then occurred to me that I didn't want to spend months in that hell hole, I then made the decision to recover properly. With the support from my family, and the amazing people from instagram I soon found a way to enjoy food and enjoy life again.

However, by October things had already begun to get difficult, I went to a Halloween party and one of my best friends brought his girlfriend (she apparently used to have anorexia) and before I knew it I was getting messages from my friend saying that I'd triggered her into starving herself again. She hated me but at the same time became obsessed with me. I found her tumblr and she wrote things like 'why cant I be her, she's perfect' It truly broke me and I started restricting quiet drastically again. During the midst of all of this, I had also got a new job.. at Morrisons. I think a new start was what I needed in recovery because my old job just held so many triggering memories, it just wasn't helping.

A few months went by, I was enjoying my new job- although finding it difficult, I managed to get out of my relapse and soon enough things got shitty again, But in the other direction, I started binging again, I was rapidly gaining weight and finally hit a healthy weight by my birthday. I was 18 now and things started to change, I no longer saw CAMHS or my nurse, my mum didnt get involved with the adult services and I felt more alone than ever. I'd also left sixth form because I felt so distant from it all, my family no longer believed I had an ED and convinced me not to go to my therapy sessions any more.. and as the months have drifted by things have been weird. Some days will be so care free and others will be so difficult. The only thing on my mind was that I want to lose weight, and no matter how hard I tried It just wasn't going anywhere.

I also made the decision to become veggie.. and the more I think about it the more I realised the time, it was just another way to control my ED however I do enjoy being veggie and It is for ethical reasons now.
I'm also back at college, redoing my A-levels. Still feeling shitty about life and lonelier than ever.. but what ya gunna doooo.

I cant be arsed writing anymore so i'm going to leave it there :))) I hope you liked reading it and sorry if it was triggering. I tried not to be. and i love u all lots xxxx

Summer 2014 a healthy weight 


ON A QUEST




It's no secret that I am currently recovering from anorexia - as I'm sure 90% of my viewers/followers are! And I think It's safe to say that quest bars are on of the most requested / loved health bars on instagram among the recovery and health food community! HOWEVER, they're not exactly the cheapest thing in the world.. and they're not actually available in most countries. BOO YOU. Not only are the actual product very expensive, but you have to pay ridiculous amounts of money for delivery- and in some cases, you have to pay an extra handling fee. Not fair:(

So, are they actually worth it? That is the question. I'm sure many people would agree, they are a healthy 'treat' you feel like you're being naughty by eating cookies dough, chocolate brownies and cinnamon rolls but they are in fact 100% healthy. I have to say, they're not as great as the real things.. but they come close enough. If you're prepared to pay the money.. then go for it!

My verdict so far on the flavours I've tried.. They're more recent flavours are definitely the best. Cookies and cream is to die for.. as if the cookie dough and double chocolate chunk - they're definitely my favourite flavours. However they're are ones I definitely WOULDN'T recommend the lemon cream pie- it tastes somewhat identical to (how i imagine) washing up liquid would taste! I honestly thought it was vile. Similarly the chocolate peanut butter had very little resemblance to chocolate or peanut butter.. I wasn't impressed. I'm a big fan of peanut butter so I had high expectations. I am yet to try the peanut butter & Jelly flavour - they were sadly out of stock but that is one of my favourite flavour combinations of all time! So i'm excited. The peanut butter supreme, It's one of the higher calories ones so I'm somewhat scared. The mixed berry bliss, and coconut cashew are also ones I have been hesitant to try.

If you're still on the fence about whether to buy them, They'res so many different ways to eat them.. It's endless. You can eat it 'raw' you can microwave them, you can bake them, you can shape them into cookies, you can chop them into little chunks, bake them and eat it like cereal. Quest nutrition post so many amazing recipes and ideas of how to eat them via there Instagram, you could never gt bored!


Healthy Homemade Chocolate 'Frappachino' (NOT Vegan)

So since its summer, and its ACTUALLY HOT. I've been going through a phase of really craving cold drinks from Starbucks, Costa, Neros. Lets face it, they are delicious. However, they're not exactly cheap are they? Not only that but they can be packed full of calories and unhealthy noncence, so why not create you're own?
They're so simple and you can adapt it anyway you like. The possibilities are endless. But today, I'm going to tell you about the chocolate one i made! It was so yummy and tantalizing on the taste buds! It felt naughty but I can assure you its all 'healthy' to some extent. No, its probably not as healthy and metabolism boosting as a smoothie.. but we can treat ourselves sometimes right?

First of all you need:

  • A Blender (and a pretty decent one too)
  • A Nice Big Glass Or Tumbler
  • A Handful Of Ice
  • Options Hot Chocolate
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk (alternatively you can use any milk)
  • Light Whipped Cream

Ok, so start off by grabbing your blender and handful of ice, blend this for a few minutes until its like snow haha.
Some blenders will find it harder to blend ice and if it doesn't blend all of it then just continue to add all the liquidy stuff anyway. Start with the milk, I recommend 200ml, but its up to you on how much you want to make? Blend this with the ice for a minute or so untill all ice and liquid is blended together. It should look like a thick slushy shake at this point.
Next, add 3 heaped teaspoons of options hot chocolate powder - alternatively you could use chocolate milk shake, Cadbury hot chocolate, Wispa.. anything chocolate flavoured. Belnd again for another minute and you're basically done. This one is more like a milkshake? But if you're feeling brave, add coffee to it and then it will really be a starbucks dupe for a mocha frappachino. Mmmm my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Pour your icey liquidy contents into a big glass, top with a generous quirt of light whipped cream and BOOM, you're done. Enjoy drinking this drink in the sun whilst listening to music. You're welcome.

Be creative though! Change up the flavours, have a caramel one, a strawberries and cream one, white chocolate mocha, gingerbread latte.. GO WILD. I know I will.

TMI TAG

1: What are you wearing?
- Jack Daniels Oversized top (PJ's)
2: Ever been in love?
-Hell NO
3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
-Nope
4: How tall are you?
-5ft8
5: How much do you weigh?
-124lbs
6: Any tattoos?
-Noo
7: Any piercings?
-Ears and belly buton
8: OTP?
Excuse me?
9: Favorite show?
-Thats so hard! Geordie shore, Dexter, Breaking Bad, OITNB.. there's so many
10: Favorite bands?
-Rarely Listen to music
11: Something you miss?
-Being happy, and normal around food
12: Favorite song?
-Can't pick soz
13: How old are you?
-18
14: Zodiac sign?
- Pieces 
15: Quality you look for in a partner?
-Confident (Not arrogant) and funny
16: Favorite Quote?
- 'If nothing even changed, there'd be no butterflies' 
17: Favorite actor?
- Hmmm, Leonardo Dicaprio oooor Aaron Paul (atm
18: Favorite color?
-Pink
19: Loud music or soft?
-Soft
20: Where do you go when you’re sad?
-My bed
21: How long does it take you to shower?
-10 minutes max
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
-I can take 5 or I can take 45.. depends
23: Ever been in a physical fight?
-Nope
24: Turn on?
-SMELLLLL
25: Turn off?
-Hygiene
26: The reason I joined Youtube?
-I didn't lol
27: Fears?
Spiders and holes
28: Last thing that made you cry?
My head
29: Last time you said you loved someone?
-Today I told my dog I loved her
30: Meaning behind your YouTube Name?
-My blog name... Its my first name and my second name (soooo creative)
31: Last book you read?
-Scarred I think???
32: The book you’re currently reading?
-Abundence of Katherines
33: Last show you watched?
-Hmmm, Cake boss? OR maybe Cat Fish??
34: Last person you talked to?
-Dad 
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
-Cousin
36: Favorite food?
-Pancakes and maple syrup mmmm
37: Place you want to visit?
-America
38: Last place you were?
-Morrisons
39: Do you have a crush?
-Ain't nobody got time fo dat
40: Last time you kissed someone?
-Probably when I was in year 11 hahahah. SAME FULL (other than my family obvs.)
41: Last time you were insulted?
-Today, yesterday, everyday
42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
-Strawberry or bubblegum
43: What instruments do you play?
-I Don't
44: Favorite piece of jewelery?
-Pandora bracelet or Radley watch
45: Last sport you played?
-Running?? Dancing??
46: Last song you sang?
-idk, Let it go was playing at work and I couldn't help myself
47: Favorite chat up line?
-I don't chat people up. I'm too prestige
48: Have you ever used it?
-Nope
49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
-Fuck, like a month ago probably hahahah
50: Who should answer these questions next?
-Errrrrrybody

OOTD- Floral Kimono

 Hey guys. So today I have my very first, OOTD for you all, featuring this super pretty kimono I found in Newlook for a complete bargain!

I went for something quiet casually, yet not boring or plain. I'll be honest with you, It's a very wet a gloomy looking bank holiday and I hadn't planned on going anywhere.. but I love this outfit so I had to share it with you!


 So I found this very pretty and extravagant kimono in my local Newlook! I've been eyeing them up for a while and I couldn't quiet bring myself to get one, however when I saw how cheap this was, I just couldn't pass the offer.

So today I paired it with a plain black t-shirt, dark denim jeans and a pair of black low heeled sandals. I thought I would keep it simple to avoid taking any limelight away from this beautiful floral print.

It reminds me of the Caribbean, fabulous for my holiday in July! The main colour is a very deep, almost black navy blue, covered with a beautiful shade of green and purple flowers. It's just beautiful.



Kimono- NewLook £12.99
Black Top- Primark £3 approx.
Jeans- Primark £9
Shoes- Newlook £19.99







I paired this outfit with quiet a light makeup. I moisturized with a No7 moisturizer and applied the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer on any blemishes and under the eyes, a light layer of Mac blusher and Mac bronzer, Rimmel London Scandel Eyes mascara, Mac Matte eye shadow to fill in my brows and finished the look with an amplifying Mac lipstick - Girl About Town which I think compliments the deep colours on the kimono and making the whole look complete.


I hope you enjoyed this Outfit Of The Day and I'm sure there will be many more to come.
See you in my next post - love you lots x

Product Review - New Graze Breakfast Box

As I'm sure about 90% of you have seen on instagram, graze have brought out a new breakfast box with a variety of granola's, muesli, cereal and porridge. - they previously had a breakfast box which only had about 8 flavours of porridge.. don't get me wrong, they were delicious, but they've gotten better:D

 So I ordered on a few weeks ago.. forgot to cancel it and another one arrive. I then found out that you could order a free one.. oops! So I have quiet a variety of flavours. They come in the same box as the normal graze orders and you receive four reasonably sized bags of each flavour. I have to say I was quiet surprised with the quantity compared to the previous breakfast boxes! So far, I have tried about 3-4 flavours. Off the top of my head, I remember trying the strawberries and cream (It had dried strawberries and yoghurt coated strawberry chunks in it.
OMG it was devine.)
I have also tried the chocolate and orange granola.. damn that was good stuff. I'm a sucker for chocolate and orange flavoured things.. just reminds me of terry's chocolate orange. YUM. I have to say It was honestly one of the most tantilizing, decedant flavours of granola I have ever tried. Also, being the fab daughter I am, I gave my dad the maple and pecan granola, It had big chunks of granola with maple covered pecans, I must say, it looked and smelled amazing.. (I was very jealous)

 I am yet to taste anymore of the amazing granola's they have to offer, but I must say I am excited! They have truely captured some of the most amazing flavour combinations I can think of, including.. Orange & Macadamia, Cherry & Almond (porridge), Rocky Road, Spiced Apple, Pecan & Walnut (porridge), Berry Crumble, Apple and Cinnamon (Porridge), Honey & Nuts. They all just sounds put of this world, as I'm sure they taste just as good too!


*Left to right* OATY BERRY CRUMBLE, SCANDINAVIAN
 FOREST FRUITS, LA PEACHES PROVENCAL
HONEY HUNTER


IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A FREE GRAZE THEN CLICK THE LINK BELOW...
Free Graze Box
or If you're a new customer, or already ordered a breakfast box, enter the code DAISYB4X and you can receive another freee.

Love you guys and hope you enjoyed the post x





15 Facts you didn't know about Me


  1. I have a part-time job in Morrisons.. sigh
  2.  I get really bad anxiety, mainly talking on the phone, having to approach people, going places I've never been. It sucks:(
  3. I LOVE GREEN TEA.
  4. I'm currently doing driving lessons and I'm doing my driving test in the next few weeks! Aaah
  5. My favourite colour is pink?
  6. I have an older brother who's 20.. he acts more like a 14 year old though haha
  7. I'm going on holiday in July WOOO
  8. I'm scared about going on holiday because my legs will be out and I have scars :((
  9. None of my family/most of my friends don't know about my self harm
  10. I'm like 2 MONTHS BINGE FREE WOO
  11. I have an obsession with spending money.. it's baaaad
  12. Over the past few weeks I've decided to become vegetarian! 
  13. I have size 6 feeeet ye
  14. I used to be a size 14 in clothes
  15. My dog (nelly) is my bestfriend and I'm not even ashamed

    1. Random little blog post for you but I thought it was a quick and easy one to do:) enjoy x

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Recipe

I made these a few days ago and oh lord they were amazing! They tasted exactly, if not better than the real things. I was very impressed with myself. The recipe is pretty simple and I found it online, so I take no credit for it what so ever! I'll try and link the original recipe at the end!

Average prep time: 60 minutes
NOT MY PHOTO
Cook time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 packet of bread yeast
  • 1/2 cup of soya butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups of plain white flour
  • 1/2-1 tsp of cinnamon (depending on preference)
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
Method

  1. In a large bowl, heat your almond milk and 1/2 cup of butter in the microwave or over the hob. If you use the microwave I advise doing it 30 seconds at a time to avoid over heating. Wait for it too cool slightly then sprinkle in the packet of yeast and leave for approximately 10 minutes to activate. Then add 1 Tbsp of sugar and the 1/4 tsp of salt and stir.
  2. Add the flour, 1/2 a cup at a time and stir until all is mixed in. Continue doing this until all 3 cups of flour is used and the dough is very sticky and difficult to stir. You might want to start using your hands if a spoon becomes too difficult. Transfer onto a clean floured surface and knead for a few minutes until dough is soft a mixed well. Transfer it back into your clean mixing bowl (you might want to line it will some grease proof paper) and cover with clingfilm. Leave in a warm place for approximately 1 hour and the dough has doubled in size.
  3. Grab your risen dough and transfer onto a lightly floured surface and roll out into a rectangle shape, approximately 1 cm thick. Brush completely with 3 Tbsp of melted butter and sprinkle over 1/2-1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of sugar. With a butter knife, spread the mixture evenly over the dough. It will look like a dark syrup at this point. I would recommend making it quiet a thick layer if you love cinnamon.
  4. Tightly roll up the dough into a long sausage shape and get a serrated (bread) knife, cut slices approximately 2 inches think and place into a greased oven proof dish. Repeat until all is gone and the dish is filled up. Brush over with melted butter and wrap again in cling film. Leave in a warm place to rise once again until the oven has pre-heated
  5. Turn oven on, I used fan setting on 180 degrees. Bake in the center of the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and looking fantabulous. 
When I made these, they smelt and tasted soso yummy! They might not be healthy, but they're a perfect treat and supppper easy to make! Once again, I take no credit what so ever for this recipe.. I did not invent it or anything! But I recommended it 10000% It's such an easy and simple bake:) 



Why I Chose To Become Vegetarian

My whole life, I have always wondered why someone would consider becoming vegetarian.. I mean who doesn't love meat?! - my auntie and cousin are vegetarian and I just couldn't come to terms why someone would restrict what they eat in such a drastic way.. I mean some animals are bread to be eaten, so why shouldn't we eat them?
It's safe to say that this was how I thought for 16 years of my life.. until November 2012 (when my ed started) I started to restrict my intake quiet drastically shall we say.
I was having very little protein, fat, carbs.. it was all minimal! At this point it never crossed my mind to become a vegetarian, however when I started to recover and began following recovery accounts on instagram I noticed a lot of pescetarians, vegetarians and vegans. It opened up my mindset alot to the way people ate and how things could be adapted.
I was always to scared to ask my mum if I could become veggie during my process of gaining weight and I knew she'd see it as another form of restriction (and it most likely would've been). From then on I was in awe of anyone that was allowed to be vegetarian, everything looked so healthy and delicious and It just seems such an interesting way of life.
After turning 18 and finally being weight restored (my mum seems to think i'm fully recovered now lol) I declared a few times to my mum that I've decided to become vegetarian, she never agreed with it and convinced me otherwise, but It suddenly clicked in my brain.. I don't want to become vegetarian because it's healthy and make me lose weight bla bla bla.. I decided I want to do this because I love animals and they have a right to live, so after contemplating it in my head for a few days and after a week of unintentionally not eating meat.. I finally came to the conclusion that I WANT to become a vegetarian.. not because my eating disorder has told me to, not because I think it's healthy or cool or whatever.. but for the right reason. And I am now proud to say that I am a vegetarian!
Despite my mum not really bothering to care whether I am or not.. she still makes rude comments that are unnecessary and makes me angry.. I suppose some people only think of them selves.



Sorry for the random chatty post but i thought it was different to any of my other posts:) I hope you enjoyed reading.. also leave some comments of vegetarian recipes you enjoy! Or let me know why/what made you become vegetarian :) LOVE YOU ALL xxx


Chocolate Hazelnut And Strawberry Overnight Oats In A Jar (NOT Vegan)

Throughout the time I've spent in the recovery community of Instagram, it's safe to say I've discovered some new/odd/interesting flavor combinations and recipes through other peoples post, and believe it or not OOIAJ is one of them. Pre ed I had never heard nor seen such an amazing creation.. in fact 'Porridge' was never a thing I cared about too much (I was never a healthy child okay.. don't judge) however throughout recovery i'd have to say it was my go too breakfast/snack. It's safe for me as I'm sure it is for most recovering anorexics. But yes.. the combinations are endless and you could never get bored!
- Stove cooked oats
- Overnight oats
- Baked oats
- Eggwhite oats
- Pancakes
There's so many, I couldn't imagine that anyone would get bored of something so simple.. so fabulous! OKAY, enough rambling.. you guys just want the recipe right? It's so simple, I'm sure even a small toddler could make this. So no excuses!

Ingredients;

  • 30g of oats (you can use more if you desire, however I wouldn't recommend less than this)
  • 1 Sachet of hazelnut hot chocolate (options or highlights are the best choices)
  • 150g of Fage 0% Greek Yoghurt
  • 50-70ml of unsweetened almond milk (or usual milk)
  • A handful of strawberries
Method;
  • Weigh out 30-40g of oats, instant or rolled is fine! Put that in a bowl and weigh out 150g of Fage yoghurt (any greek yoghurt with work but I prefer Fage because it's so intensely thick and creamy yum!) Mix the yoghurt with the oats and add small amounts of milk until the consistency is how you like it! - I wouldn't recommend too runny because it will be difficult to eat, equally I wouldn't recommend too thick because It does thicken up slightly overnight!
  • Once the yogurt, oats and milk is all mixed it and looking faaaby! This is the point where you can go crazy frickin mental! Literally the flavor combinations for OOIAJ is endless.. however, for this recipe you simply add a hazelnut hot chocolate sachet.. or if you can't get your hands on them plain chocolate powder will work just fine and still yummy! 3 heaped teaspoons will be enough. Mix this in with the yogurty oats in the bowl until all the chocolate is mixed in and it smells like a delicious Nutella concoction.. mmmm.
  • Next, chop up the strawberries into little chunks and mix those in.. you can add as many or as little as your taste buds require! They taste heavenly with the Nutella flavor though! Once it's all mixed in and you're happy with how it looks pour into an air tight jar, seal and put in the fridge and leave over night! 
  • Lastly, wake up in the morning and jump out of bed with excitement because its BREAKFAST TIME aka best time of the day. Grab your jar out of the fridge and top with anything you desire! I chose more strawberries but you could put flaxseed, banana, peanut butter, biscuit spread, NUTELLA! Granola, cereal.. go wild! Grab your spoon and enjoy:)
Literally one of the easiest things to create.. no cooking necessary and It's great on a warm summer morning! Also perfect before work or school because all the prep is done the night before, so you can have that extra 10 minutes in bed ;)

Also, I get many questions / I see lots of people asking 'How do you make overnight oats' and all I can say is, use the base recipe of oats, yogurt and milk.. you can even use flavored yogurt if you want, and then just mix in different things you can find.. fruit works best! But just experiment and you will not be dissapointed!

If there is anything that is unclear in the recipe or a question you would like to ask, just comment down below. Love you guys and I hope you enjoy trying this because I sure did!

Calories -  Approx. 280
Servings - 1

Face Of The Day



AWKWARD ANGLE OF MY FACE. LOL

Anywhooooo, this is a post about my basic 'everyday' makeup.. i say everyday but it's not really, it's more an every day (if i'm actually doing something interesting) kind of makeup.

My usual makeup concists of Foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush, eyeshadow, eye liner, mascara and other bits and bobs! I thought I would show you some of the products I enjoy using on a daily basis and techniques I like to use! So I hope you enjoy this post and if you have any questions, comment below and I'll reply asap! YAY

Picture
This is a selection of some (or most) of the makeup I am wearing today. And I will post clearer photos of some of the products I used and explain in more detail how I use them.
Quick over view, Base products I used today, moisturizer (unpictured) is a Lush hand and body cream called Sympathy For The Skin, WHICH SMELLS LIKE OREOS!! It's the best, Primer is Maybelline  NewYork Baby Skin Instant Pore Remover, foundation, which I tend to change on a daily baisis, was the L'oreal Paris True Match foundation in Rose/Ivory. Under eye concealer is a Luminare Sleek Makeup one in the colour Light 1, and blemish concealer is the Collection lasting perfection in fair 1 (best concealer ever btw). Brozner is Mac Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze, blush/highlight is a Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Petticoat. Face Contour Kit from Sleek Makeup in the colour, Light.
Eyeliner is the Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Precision Micro Eyeliner in Black. Mascara is also the Rimmel London Scandal Eyes in black. Eye shadow was a section of colours from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. For eyebrows I used a Mac eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown Matte, and last but not least.. my favorite part! Lipstickkkkk, today I used a Mac Pro Longwear  Lipcreme in the colour Perpetual Flame. Which is a deep pink! So pretty.

Sorry if that rambled out way too much but I thought it would be better to tell you all the colours and products in one go:) a few of the products mentioned were obviously unpictured.
I'll post some tips and techniques I use when applying my makeup below! So keep reading beauties.

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This is probably one of my most used foundations out of the ones I own, along with the Rimmel London Lasting Perfection which I also adore.
I wear this is the colour rose/ivory. It defintely have a medium-full coverage which I love along with my collection lasting perfection concealer, they make an excellent pair for those bad skin days!

I'ts very easily blended and leaves a dewy glow to the face. My most used technique for applying this is to pump a few squirts on the back of the hand and dip a real techniques buffing brush into it, apply to face with quick rounded brush strokes. I trend to start on one cheek and work my way down to my chin, onto my next check and then over my nose. (obviously adding more product when needed) and finally covering my fore head. I really enjoy using this product and would definitely recommend if your fair skinned, but I'm sure they have a wide range of colours for a 'True Match' to your skin tone!

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100% one of my favourite and prettiest products I own! I use this as a mix of a blusher and a highlighter for my cheeks/brow bone! It gives a beautiful natural blush along with a shimmering highlight finish! This on it's own looks beautiful on top of foundation, no bronzer necessary! I adore it!
I usually apply this with a Real techniques Blush brush and smile so the apples of my cheeks prominent and I lightly brush the product on! This is a highly pigmented product however, so I would recommended tapping off any excess powder and build it up gradually to avoid 'over doing it'.

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And last but not least, the product of the year! One of my all time favorite purchases that I would recommend to ANYONE that is even considering buying this product! GO DO IT, you wont regret it. Every single colour is unique and beautiful. Some shimmery, some matte, some metallic.. they're just amazing. I couldn't say a bad word about it. /its so pigmented and there's so many different colours to pair up. I love outing a light matte shade all over my lid, a light shimmer/metallic colour on the bottom of my lid near my lash line and then blending a darker shade into the crease of my eye. It looks so pretty and subtle. LOVE IT.

Peanut Butter Pancakes (NOT Vegan)

These pancakes are very similar to the 'Healthy Pancakes' I posted yesterday, however, for those who can't get hold of Weetabix, these are made with oats! So simple, easy and healthy :)

Ingredients;

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 20g-25g of oats (instant, rolled or old fashioned)
  • 2tbsp Peanut Butter


Firstly, you need a blender that can grind or chop! Basically a flat blade. If you don't then you might find these difficult to make. You need to blend the oats until they're a fine powder! Similar texture to flour. Next, add the eggs and banana and blend with the normal blade you would always use (could vary for different people) I found the flat blade didn't work for me!
Once everything is blended to a thick mixture, and the 2 Tbsp of peanut butter, not only will this add flavor but it will also thicken the mixture! And blend again. Test the mixture on a frying pan.. if it runs everywhere (kind of crepe like) then add more peanut butter until the consistency is right.
Pour small parts of the mixture onto the pan, cook on each side for approx 2 minutes on low heat or until golden brown. Once they're all cooked, experiment with different toppings! I recommend maple syrup or MORE PEANUT BUTTER (if you're cray cray like me) hahah!

Serve and enjoyyyyyyy:)

Servings: approx. 6
Calories: (i'll get back to you on that) 

Healthy Pancakes (NOT Vegan)

Without a doubt, these are the best pancakes I've ever made. (although I haven't made many, they're still yummy) AND GUESS WHAT! They were 110% healthy with no added sugar, preservatives or hidden nasties.
And no, they weren't the disgusting 2 ingredient 'egg omelette' they were actual pancakes.. with a twist!


Ingredients;
  • 2 WHOLE eggs, not egg whites!!
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1 whole weetabix
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)







BASICALLY.. chuck it all in a blender, whizz it up and BAM, pancake batter.
And no, these won't work if you don't have a blender sorry!

Grab a non-stick frying pan and spray with 1cal spray or any oil, i recommend coconut oil if you're trying to be healthy! Pour a small amount of batter on (low heat) leave for about 30-60 seconds then test the edges to see if they are firm underneath, may need longer!
Once you are able to slide a spatula under, FLIP! Cook on other side and place on a plate ready to cook the next one. Repeat untill all batter is goooone. I  managed to get about 6 pancakes out of this, you could definitely get more if you make them slightly smaller and thinner but I prefer mine FLUFFY!

And finally, the best part.. TOPPINGS! Yum:) I reccomend maple syrup, peanut butter, yoghurt, rapsberries, blueberries, banana, chocolate chips! Go wild! 

Serve and enjoy:) x


Average Calories: 282 (not including toppings)

Servings 4-8 (depending on size) 

This is me

Hi guys, so i'm Daisy Blaskett, i'm 17 and currently still at school/sixth form studying dance, which I LOVE!
I'm so excited to start this blog and just get it up and running properly. So I'd love to know what kinds of post's you'd like to see/what you'd like to know about me?!

Seeing as this is a beauty blog I'll let you know what kind of make etc I am wearing;
So i started off with moisturizing my face with the Soap and Glory Butter Me Up moisturizer. I then used the Rimmel London Pro Primer, which is a new product for me, I like it but i will definitely be experimenting with different brands etc because I've never used a face primer before so I can't really compare it or say how good it is etc.

I then moved on to my concealer which is the Collection Lasting Perfection one, its raved about so much on Youtube and blogs that I just HAD to try it, and it's brilliant! Such high coverage, easy application and a good colour match. I love it! My foundation which is my favorite at the moment, the Rimmel London Wake Me Up foundation. It comes in a good variety of colours, ( I wear 100 ivory) which matches my skin tone brilliantly, its an easy application, very moisturizing and it definitely brightens up your complexion, even on the worst of days.

Next, I applied my bronzer and contoured my cheek bones. My current favorite is the bourjois chocolate bronzer, it smells delish and it looks great on. Very pigmented and easy to apply. This [articular one has a slight shimmer too, which I like, however I will definitely be looking out for a more matte one. (if you have any suggestions, LET ME KNOW!!) Next  I applied my blush which is a new one i picked up last week, its No7 Natural Blush Tint Powder in the colour cool pink, and I really like this, its a pale barbie kind of pink, not to pigmented therefore making it easy to work with and stops you applying too much and having a much more un-natural blush, so I'm really liking this product at the moment. I then added a Mac expert face finish in the colour Soft and Gentel, which is beautiful and definitely gives me the right amount of highlight on my cheek bones, so I love it! 

Moving on to my eyes, I started by priming my lids with the Urban Decay original primer potion, which I got free with my naked 3 palette, along with 3 other primers which I'm pretty damn excited to use. This one in particular is brilliant, it helps keep your eye shadow on all day, no smudging and is brilliant with liquid liner.
On my lids I thern started with the colour mooner and blended that into my crease, I topped it with trick, giving it a shimmery finish. To highlight the inner corners of my eye and my brown bone, I used strange which is the lightest colour in the urban decay palette which is beautiful, as they all are!

Eyeliner is my favourite part, I can't go out without it on or i feel naked! Haha, bold eyes are definitely my fave, today I have on the Rimmel London precision felt eyeliner. This is a new product for me, as for the past year i've been LOVING the Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner pen, I honestly swear by it. Compared the the Rimmel one, It definetly has a thicker tip compared to Rimmel one, however it lasts all day, no smudges and I just love it!

Today, I'm wearing the Soap and Glory Thick and Fast mascara, I'm not a big fan! its quiet dry when i first purchased it and you do have to layer it a lot for it to become a good consistence, however its still a nice mascara!:) Moving on the eye brows, which is just the Seventeen brows kit which i apply with the real technique detailer brush. And last but not least, LIPS! I currently have the Rimmel London Nude Pink on which I topped with the Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip gloss and then that's me DONE!:)

So I hope you enjoyed my first blog post, I realise its hard to see alot of the products in the picture I've included but if you'd like to see swatches/ individual products in more detail then please let me know! 

Thankyou for reading this mammoth of an essay, and I hope too see you in my next post!
x x x

Just a quick hello!

Hi guys, so this is my first blog post, I've recently been really interested in starting up my own blog/YouTube but felt i never really had the time or confidence. However here I am with my first ever post and I hope you enjoy my blog. (which I realize isn't the best looking at the moment, but this is all very new to me) So yeah, that's it, and hopefully i'll see you very soon :) x