Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Rant : Internet = Lazy?

Hey ! 

The internet has become an essential thing to have. In Malta, most government applications are now online and most schools require their students to have an internet connection in order to access material taught in class. So, why is it that when people see you on a laptop they assume that you are wasting time? 

Let me start this post by telling you how I was inspired to write this post. My sister was on video chat to my father and she flipped the camera so that I was in view. When he saw me on the laptop he said in a disapproving voice , "Always on that laptop,isn't she?"  



At that time I was reading up on my classes this semester which isn't that lazy, right? . It is so hard for people to realize that a person being on their laptop doesn't mean that they are wasting their time. I mean, I have no wifi at home so when I do get an internet connection I am checking emails, checking the University websites to get my lecture notes, updating & promoting my blog, and researching about things that I am not clear about at University. I have no wifi to waste my time on unproductive websites and the fact that people still associate technology with laziness really frustrates me. Yes, there are many websites that are good to have a bit of a break and chill out but that doesn't mean that every person using their laptop is doing something unproductive. 

Have you ever been told that you're wasting too much time on the internet whilst you were doing something important? Let me know. 

I am sorry for the rant and I am sorry that this is a short post but I just had to let it out. 

Until next time, lovelies. 

~Aby 

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Monday, 15 May 2017

Simple Recipe : Pancake Muffins

Hey ! 

Do you ever have pancake cravings during the day? Do you not fulfill your cravings because pancakes are mostly eaten at breakfast? Well, I have good news to you. I would like to present….* drum roll* Pancake Muffins. Yes, your beloved breakfast can now be eaten as a snack! 

That sounded so much like a commercial. I love it. Haha !  

Let's start this again. 

Hey lovelies, I am not sure where I had originally found this recipe but it was in my orange binder so I decided to try it out. It's such a simple recipe that it is worth trying.  



For this recipe you will need : 

  • Pancake mix (and whatever ingredients needed in order to make it) 
  • Chocolate, raisins, nuts…anything that you would like to put in your pancake muffins to give them some flavour. 
  • Muffin Cases. 

And this is what you need to do : 

  • Mix together instant pancake mix. Or you can easily make your own batter by following these instructions Do sift the flour because the batter can turn out lumpy, and don't add the flour all at one go so you can be sure to have mixed it properly. Add 50g of sugar because the batter isnt very sweet (optional.) 


  • Pour into muffin cases. Trust me, you need to do this step. Especially if you're going to be putting chocolate because it will sink to the bottom and melt and get stuck to the muffin tins. So, pour into the muffin cases. Fill 3/4 of the cases.  

  • Put chocolate/raisins/nuts/ whatever you choose inside the muffin cases. Most probably they're just going to sink like mine did. The actual direction said to put some on top and same inside.  

  • Bake at 350 degrees Celsius for 12 minutes. This may take longer. After the 12 minutes, use a skewer or a tooth pick to test if they are done. If they're not leave them for an extra 5 minutes or so, depending on how long you think you need for them to be done. 



Totally simple, right? And so quick to do ! Unless you opt to make the batter yourself then you have an extra few minutes to get this done.  

If you have done this wonderful recipe, then please leave a comment down below. Also, send me photos on social media and I will check them out. 


Until next time, lovelies. 

~Aby 

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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Review : Yes To Products

Hey! 

Every person has a few staple products that are a must in their toiletries basket in the bathroom ! These products are chosen by the individual after trying out many products which haven't quite satisfied them. Today I will be talking about 3 products that have just been made Staple in my toiletries. They are all from the same brand since I have tried looking for a cruelty free alternative this time as all my other products have run out.  


Yes to Blueberries Smoothing Daily Cleanser. 


The first thing that you should know about this is that it is an oil based product, but it works well for oily skin. I mean, I have oily skin and this product works wonders. This Cleanser has a creamy texture that makes it easier for you to apply it on your skin, and that leaves you feeling refreshed afterwards. This product not only cleanses your face but also moisturizes your face. A big bonus is that t his cleanser smells totally delicious , and it is totally gentle on the face. Not only does this product work wonders in making your face feel totally clean but it also works wonders in making your face feel totally smooth.  Hey! 



Yes To Carrots Scalp Relief Shampoo. 

This Shampoo is a colourless product ! I can happily say that this shampoo has helped with the flakiness of my scalp, and I am so glad because my hair was looking dirty with all the flakiness. You have to use quite a bit of this product (as it indicates on the label) to get a really smooth lather but it cleanses your hair thoroughly. I think that it can be a bit drying to the hair so I guess you should get the conditioner with it. I use a different branded conditioner which I think doesn't help even out the drying out from the shampoo. The scent of this product is a really odd one which can be a bit unpleasant. I can't pinpoint what it reminds me of but Im going to guess that it's the tree tea smell dominating the carrot smell. 


Yes To Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub. 

This Pore Scrub is gentle to apply on the skin but that does not mean that it isn't powerful to clear the blackheads and prevent breakouts. Not only does it act as a pore scrub, but it also exfoliates the skin that works almost immediately. It also has a lovely scent which makes it so pleasant to apply on the face. The scent may take a while to get used to but it grows on you after a while. Although over 90% of the ingredients are said to be natural, I do describe the scent to be rather chemical-like.  The product makes the skin feel smoother and softer and the microbeads also feel amazing as the Pore Scrub is being applied to the face.  It doesn't feel heavy on the face since it's got a thin consistency. 

Yes To have a whole range of products and I am dying to try out more. I got all of this from FeelUnique, which is what I use to buy most of my beauty products. Now, this post isn't sponsored by them so what I am about to say next I haven't been paid to say. 



FeelUnique have this thing called "Recommend a Friend." Basically, if you click on this like - http://referme.to/4474edo - you get 15% off when you order with FeelUnique for the first time. So if you feel like you want to buy these products and never had a feelunique account, you now have 15% off your first order. 

I hope that you liked this blog post. It was my first time reviewing products like these so I found it quite a challenge to write it but I wanted to share with you how amazing these products are. 

Until next time, lovelies. 

~Aby 

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