Friday, 14 November 2014

Live like royalty for a week in Egypt

I must admit for some prejudice reason I was slightly skeptical and hesitant whilst booking my holiday to Egypt Sharm El Sheikh. I had the idea in my head that apart from the beautful sunshine, it would be a pretty boring holiday. I was so used to visting Spanish islands, exploring Greek islands and having fun in Cyprus that the thought of Egypt just did not sound too appealing to me. Many advised that Egypt is a place to visit if you want a 'quiet one' and want to enjoy the all inclusive offers within the hotels, as it is too dangerous to leave. Others stated that although there were many things to see in Egypt it would be of interest to somebody of my age.

After plenty of inner debate, I eventually took the plunge and went for it. Expecting a quiet week on the sunlounger, next to the pool, drinking PiƱa colada's. However much I was looking forward to a quiet, relaxing holiday, I was very pleasantly surpised in how energetic and fun the culture in Egypt turned out to be!

Just one of two pools

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Chunky Boots

I've found my true love in chunky boots. 
This season you probably won't catch me wearing anything else on my feet.

Topshop - £55
I bought this pair of chunky platforms around eight months ago and they are still my favourite purchase today. We are all aware of the tortures we put our feet through during a night out and occasionally we may even turn to flats (the ulitmate taboo). Thanks to chunky platforms, this is no long necessary, there is no longer an excuse for wearing flats on a night out. This particular pair have become my insurance heels (for when I want the ability to walk after a night out). Take my word for it, your feel will never tire of the dancefloor. I have opted for my 'insurance heel's more often than not and they are still in tip top condition after so many uses.

Apart from being my insurance heels, they are great for any casual look. If you are (like me) a little on the short side and would prefer to add a little bit of height in your everyday life, then these chunky heels will do the trick.

If you still need convincing just take a look at the photo! The comfort of these shoes does not in any way sacrifice the style or look. Lastly, the price. They're not exactly the cheapest but they hardly break the bank. I think they are definitely worth the price, however, due to the quality. Plus if you are a student, go grab yourself 10% off them with any valid student card.

Take a look at a few alternatives: Chunky Platforms - £55


  • Comfort- 5/5
  • Practicality- 5/5
  • Stlye- 5/5
  • Durability- 5/5
  • Price- 4/5
Score- 24/25

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Yet again, this second pair of so comfy, you will not notice that you're wearing heels at all. I probably wouldn't opt for these for a night out, due to the fact you have to wear socks with them. However, you can still pair these boots with any look! I often pair mine with a pair of black skinny jeans, a crop tee, and a leather jacket.

I love the style of these, in particular I love the colour. It may be because I wear so much black, that the burgundy tint to these boots add a splash of colour to my look. If you'd prefer to go for a more traditional boot colour, then these are also available in black (which I may also have to invest in).

Still not too sure? Look again at the price! Also, students also get 10% off with a valid student card.

The only downside to these is the material. They often crease after being worn for a while and are prone to scratches, so make sure you use plenty of shoe protector before use!


  • Comfort- 5/5
  • Practicality- 4/5
  • Stlye- 4/5
  • Durability- 3/5
  • Price- 5/5
Score- 21/25

Monday, 10 November 2014

Victoria Sponge Pizza Cake

Before you are instantly put off by the thought of a pizza cake, I must stress that this cake is not made with pizza ingredients.

Everyone loves pizza, right? Everyone loves cake too, right? So I decided to create a pizza cake.


For the cake:

  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 200g softened butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

For the Topping:

  • Green food dye
  • Pink food dye
  • Yellow food dye
  • Red food dye
  • 250g Fondant icing
  • 10g Jam (Cream is optional)

Heart Shaped Rainbow Cake

    If you are a big chocolate lover, you will love this cake. This cake has everything you could ever ask for. First of all, it's heart shaped, secondly, it's chocolate cake and thirdly, it contains Smarties, Chocolate Fingers and Nutella! 
    Although this cake takes patience, it is simple to make and looks spectacular. It's the perfect cake for beginners to make for a friend's birthday or a romantic occasion.

    Ingredients: For the cake:

    • 200g Butter
    • 4 Eggs (medium)
    • 150g Self raising flour
    • 50g Cocoa Powder
    • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Hazelnut essence (Optional)

    For the Topping and Filling:

    • 3 Packs Chocolate Fingers
    • 8 Smartie Tubes
    • 50g Nutella