Sunday, 30 June 2013

Peanut Butter Squares

Today I want to share with you a family recipe. 
Whenever there is a family get together, someone will always bring along a plate of these bad boys.
Unfortunately I don't have a photo of the finished product because...I already ate them all. But - that is merely a testament to how devilishly delicious these are!
And, because they can be successfully made by moi, the recipe will obviously not call for an oven (as this always seems to be my greatest downfall, sad smiley).

Let's get cookin'! (But as previously stated, not really.)


6oz Rich Tea Biscuits
2oz Butter
1oz Sugar
4 Tablespoons of Golden Syrup
4 Tablespoons of Crunchy Peanut Butter


1.Grease a baking tray, it works best if the tin is square. (I couldn't find my square tin, boo.)

2. Crush the biscuits. I find that the easiest way to do this is by putting the biscuits in two carrier bags and then to hit them over and over with a rolling pin. This seems to be the least messy method that I have come across!

3. Melt the butter on a gentle heat and add the sugar.

Just make sure you've turned the correct hob on!

4. Add the Golden Syrup. Here's another little tip that mum taught me: When spooning in golden syrup have a cup of boiling water to hand. After each spoon of Golden Syrup pop the spoon in the boiling water for a second and it makes the remaining syrup on the spoon glide off!

5. Add the Peanut Butter.

6. Take the pan off the heat and add the crushed biscuits. 

7. Once all mixed together pop the mixture into the greased baking tray, and try not to eat too many spoonfuls whilst you do this.

8. Finally pat it all down and pop in the fridge for a couple of hours until set!

9. Now you can lick the pan!


Monday, 24 June 2013

A 'Minnie' Nail Polish Dilemma

For about a year I have been lusting after O.P.I.'s Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It. It's a super cute clear sparkly polish with little heart sequins!
I dropped so many painfully obvious hints to the boyfriend around my birthday. But did he get it? No.

Anyway, I never got round to buying it because I thought it was too cutesy and little girly to pay the full O.P.I. price tag.

But, Fragrance Direct (bless their souls)now have it on sale at £3.99!!!! 
A total bargain I'm sure you all agree!

However, now that I'm faced with the reality of buying it, I'm just not sure.
It's strange because really, why wouldn't you want this amazing polish?
Glitter? Check!
Heart sequins? Check!
Cute Minnie Mouse packaging? You guessed it, check!

So why am I now so unsure about it?
When googling photos of other bloggers' swatches I'm just not sure that it works that well. It looks a bit messy and well...childish.

It pains me to even type this because I have wanted this polish for such a long time, but now I'm not too sure.

Have any of you guys ever wanted something for so long but the reality of the product doesn't quite cut it?
I've found this can often happen with how clothes fit when you try them on, boo!

But, on the bright side Fragrance Direct have tonnes of O.P.I. polish bargains so hopefully something else will take my fancy!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Grad Ball

Isn't time a funny thing?
During revision and exams I didn't think that stressful period would ever end.
Then, it finally comes and the two weeks since have just flown by!

In fact, I never thought my time at university would end. But here I am. Back in my old room at home, trying to squeeze all the extra things I bought over my three years at Birmingham into cupboards and drawers.

One of the absolute highlights of my post exams celebrations was grad ball. I'd been looking forward to it for months. And it was amazing. No, it was perfect!

I'm going to miss you Old Joe!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Style Crush: Taylor Swift


No matter what people might say about her music, there's no denying that this girl's got style!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bites

I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but the oven really isn't my friend. 
One of the only things I can bake without it turning into a black charcoal mess are my brownies.

So this weekend when I fancied making something sweet and naughty I decided to play it safe and make something that would not require my nemesis (the oven).

This recipe shouldn't really even be called a recipe. It's so easy, which is perfect for people who aren't total a whizz in the kitchen - like me!


12 Digestive Biscuits
2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
200g Milk Chocolate
6 Tablespoons Peanut Butter

See, even the ingredients list is simple!


1. Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and peanut butter over a gentle heat.

2. Crush the digestive biscuits.

3. Add the crushed biscuits to the melted mix.

4. Pour over a baking tray and spread out.

5. Put in the fridge for about 3 hours.

6. Cut up into manageable bites and enjoy!

Didn't I tell you this wasn't even really a recipe?!