My favourite cocktail recipe :-)

mojito

 

Hey guys i thought for todays post i would share with you my all time favourite cocktail recipe! The famous Mojito.

ingredients

  • 1½ lime , cut into wedges – keep a wedge for a garnish.
  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 2½ teaspoons granulated sugar
  • handful ice
  • 65ml/2½fl oz white rum (i prefer to use Malibu)
  • splash soda water, to taste
  • fresh mint sprig, to garnish

To Make:-

  1. Put the limes, mint and granulated sugar into a sturdy glass and mash with the end of a clean rolling pin or a spoon , to bruise the mint and release the lime juice.

  2. Add the ice and pour your chosen white rum over the ice.

  3. Add soda water to taste and stir well. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve.

 

hope you guys enjoyed this recipe and it comes in useful this spring/summer.

 

Love, Rachel xo

What i keep in my bag on a daily basis..

This post is such a classical blog post from a lifestyle blogger, but i thought i would join the crowd and do one aswell.

Things i keep in my bag are usually really uninteresting but i thought i would invite you inside and let you find out for yourself.

Ariana Perfume – This perfume is my all time favourite perfume for every day. Cheap and cheerful. I always get so many compliments on my perfume and it makes me feel so fresh and summery.

Eos lipbalm – its always extremely important to carry lip balm in your bag to hydrate your lips to keep them from going chapped, red and sore! Lip balm comes in handy for more than your lips. I got my first EOS lip balm just over a month ago and it is absolutely amazing. it has a great strawberry/raspberry scent and also tastes amazing too.

Compact mirror – My compact mirror was bought for me from my parents and it has a photo of my French Bulldog ingraved on the front of it which i completely fell in love with the moment i saw it, it even brought a tear to my eye.

Diary – I know old fashioned. But i do prefer to write all my appointments and stuff into an actual physical diary so that im forced to check it. also my diary is green with orange sunflowers on it and is really cute. I purchased it from paperchase for £8.

Glasses – i always keep an extra pair of both daily glasses and sun glasses in my bag to be on the safe side. Theres nothing worse than being out and having the sun in your eyes or not being able to read a menu.

pens/pencils – i’m a student, i will always need pens and pencils.

Earphones – nothing worse than being alone and having no earphones to listen to music!

Hair ties/bobby pins – just to be on the safe side.

my ipad – i keep my ipad in my bag because i keep most of my blog stuff on it and use it when im waiting for appointments etc.

my purse – always needed. in my purse i keep my bank cards, my loyalty cards, cash and spare change along with my drivers licence.

my car and house keys – cant go anywhere without my keys.

my makeup bag – for the much needed touch ups half way through the day!

 

Much Love, Rachel Xx

 

40 Beauty Questions tag..

SKINCARE
-How many times do you wash your face daily? Twice, in the morning and before bed.
-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo).. I have both oily and dry skin.
-What is your current facial wash? My current facial wash is by neutrogena.. its a pink grapefruit one. Smells amazing!
-Do you exfoliate? yes!! exfoliating is so important!!
-What brand do you use? im not sure of the brand but its in a green and white tube.
-What moisturizer do you use?Soap and Glory ! my holy grail!!
-Do you have freckles? nope.
-Do you use eye cream? not particularly.
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin? not really
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? nope

MAKE-UP
-What foundation do you use?All Nighter – Urban Decay
-How about concealer?the really popular Collection one!
-Do you know your undertone color? my under tone is orangey pink
-What do you think of fake eyelashes? i like them!
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? yes!
-What brand of mascara do you use? Two faced – better than sex
-Sephora or MAC? sephora!
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card? nope
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application? Real Techniques
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? yes! this is so important for your makeup to last all day!
-For the face?yes!
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? the sweet peach pallete!
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? liquid
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? never really.. usually with the mascara!
-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? i like them
-Do you use mineral makeup? nope
-What is your favorite lipstick? mac velvet teddy.
-How about lipgloss? soap and glory clear one
-What is your favorite blush to use? an urban decay one.. dont know its exact shade.
-Do you buy your makeup on ebay? i would never!
-Do you like drugstore makeup? yeah i love it!
-Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets) whats that?
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? i did when i was younger but never actually attended any.
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? no! im a perfectionist..
-Name a makeup crime that you hate? not putting eyeshadow on the bottom lashes/undereye!
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? i prefer neutral lips but i love colourful eyes!
-Which celebrity always has great make up? Khloe Kardashian!
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use? mascara!
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? yeah i do it all the time.
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? yeah..
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? Too Faced !!!
-What do you think of Makeup? i love it.

 

Love, Rachel Xx

Common White Girl Tag..

  1. Favorite Starbucks drink? Pumpkin spiced latte.. makes my full fall!
  2. Do you ever say “LOL” or “OMG” out loud? nope.. i do say it alot when texting though.
  3. Do you wear the same clothing item more than once? yeah..
  4. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? about an hour and a half..
  5. How many selfies do you take per day? probably about 20
  6. How many Instagram followers and pictures do you have? well ive just made an insta for this blog so not many
  7. Are you racist? NO WAY!
  8. How many tweets do you have? 145 on the blog twitter
  9. Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr? twitter !!
  10. What do you spend most of your time doing? reading or watching netflix.
  11. Who are your favorite YouTubers? Zoella, AlishaMarie, Carli Bybel, and ofcourse mannymua!
  12. How often do you cut your nails? every week? i file them mostly
  13. Are you a shopaholic? 100%
  14. How many times have you watched Mean Girls? at least 100 times
  15. Do you own a lot of clothes? yes!
  16. Do you wear makeup every day? no dont be silly!
  17. Do you take pictures of your food before you eat it? yep if its really tasty
  18. What are your average grades in school? a B?
  19. How do you usually style your hair? i usually curl it
  20. Do you always look presentable? no way. most days i look like a sloth if ive not got anything planned !!

I hope you guys enjoyed..

Love, Rachel Xx

Would you rather..

So for todays blog i was thinking that i should let you guys get to know me better and i thought the perfect way to do this would be to do a would you rather tag! I seen a blogger doing this a few days ago and it completely inspired me.

Would you rather walk around all day with you skirt tucked in your underwear or be seen wearing a really see through dress?  I would rather be seen wearing a really see through dress! i’ve experienced having my skirt being tucked into my underwear and it really wasnt nice.

Would you rather go to a party and not realize until the end of the night that you have lipstick on your teeth or that your fake lashes are coming unglued? eyelashes coming unglued 100%

Would you rather forget to put mascara on one eye or forget blush on one side of your face? blush!! you can never really notice my blush anyway so..

Would you rather wear lipstick/lipliner combo or frosty blue eyeshadow? lipstick/liner combo

Would you rather wear foundation that is two shades too light or go way overboard on bronzer?foundation too light! can always bronze it up lol!

Would you rather drink an entire bottle of ketchup or run into the guy who broke your heart on a bad hair day when your skin is freaking out? Drink Ketchup!!

Would you rather be able to date any celeb you wanted or wake up with perfect red carpet-worthy hair? Date any celebrity! i mean have you seen ian somerhalder?!

Would you rather your armpits smell musky or like delicious lasagna? i cant deal with bad smells so id have to say lasagna

Would you rather give up your makeup or cell phone for one year? makeup 100%

Would you rather run into a cute guy you like with food all in your grill or no makeup at all? no make up!!

Spread positivity and be kind, always!

Love, Rachel Xx

the 99 questions tag.

BONUS JONAS QUESTION: something that happened to you in middle school.
1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? closed! they freak me out if they are open.
2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? no..
3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? tucked in.
4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before? thats crazy!! haha!! no.
5:Do you like to use post-it notes? i love them.
6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? nope
7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? a big bear!!!
8:Do you have freckles? nope
9:Do you always smile for pictures? yeah!
10:What is your biggest pet peeve? loud eaters.
11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk? yeah sometimes
12:Have you ever peed in the woods? yeah when i was younger!
13:What about pooped in the woods? no!! thats so wrong.
14:Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing? nope
15:Do you chew your pens and pencils? i chew my pens
16:How many people have you slept with this week? none?
17:What size is your bed? double bed
18:What is your Song of the week? drake // fake love
19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink? yeah!
20:Do you still watch cartoons? nope.
21:Whats your least favorite movie? It the Clown
22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? in the sea
23:What do you drink with dinner? water
24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in? curry!
25:What is your favorite food? pasta!
26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love? coyote ugly, walking on sunshine, mean girls, and of course the notebook!
27:Last person you kissed/kissed you? my aunt when she asked me to be her bridesmaid the other day!!!
28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout? no
29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? never!
30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? last year
31:Can you change the oil on a car? nope?
32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket? no!
33:Ever ran out of gas? nope
34:Favorite kind of sandwich? tuna!!
35:Best thing to eat for breakfast? waffles with nutella
36:What is your usual bedtime? 3am
37:Are you lazy? kind of
38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? a witch
39:What is your Chinese astrological sign? aries?
40:How many languages can you speak? 2.. english and spanish!
41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions? nope
42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs? what are those?
43:Are you stubborn? yes!!
44:Who is better…Leno or Letterman? huh?
45:Ever watch soap operas? no?
46:Are you afraid of heights? no!
47:Do you sing in the car? every day. makes my journey so much bettter.
48:Do you sing in the shower? who doesnt ?
49:Do you dance in the car? yeah!
50:Ever used a gun? no?
51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? when i was younger?
52:Do you think musicals are cheesy? no i love them !!
53:Is Christmas stressful? no!
54:Ever eat a pierogi? huh?
55:Favorite type of fruit pie? apple pie!!
56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? a doctor.
57:Do you believe in ghosts? yes!!
58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? all the time.
59:Take a vitamin daily? no?
60:Wear slippers? yes
61:Wear a bath robe?yes
62:What do you wear to bed? nothing
63:First concert? olly murs 2015
64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? target.
65:Nike or Adidas? nike
66:Cheetos Or Fritos? cheet0s
67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? sunflower seeds
68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? no?
69:Ever take dance lessons? yes!
70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? not really
71:Can you curl your tongue? yea!
72:Ever won a spelling bee? no?
73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy? yes.. i do it all the time. such an emotional mess.
74:Own any record albums? nope
75:Own a record player? nope
76:Regularly burn incense? yeah
77:Ever been in love? not fully
78:Who would you like to see in concert? Beyonce!
79:What was the last concert you saw? olly murs
80:Hot tea or cold tea? hot!
81:Tea or coffee? coffee
82:Sugar or snickerdoodles? sugar
83:Can you swim well? yeah
84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? yeah
85:Are you patient? yeah i would like to think so
86:DJ or band, at a wedding? both!
87:Ever won a contest? nope?
88:Ever have plastic surgery? no
89:Which are better black or green olives? green
90:Can you knit or crochet? i can knit
91:Best room for a fireplace? living room!
92:Do you want to get married? yeah who doesnt?
93:If married, how long have you been married? …
94:Who was your HS crush? i cant remember
95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? no!!
96:Do you have kids?nope
97:Do you want kids? some day yea.
98:Whats your favorite color? pink!
99:Do you miss anyone right now? yeah.

 

Love, Rachel Xx

Closet Confidential Tag.

  1. What is the oldest item in your wardrobe/closet?  The oldest thing in my closet has to be my great-grannies furr coat. I like to keep it because i have alot of memories of her in her coat and her matching hat.
  2. What is the newest item? The newest item in my closet is a new jumper to match my University uniform for placement
  3. What is the most expensive item? Most expensive item in my closet is either my michael kors bag, or my louis vitton scarf!
  4. What was the biggest bargain? the biggest bargain i got would probably be a pair of brown leather boots that were down in price from £85 to £30!
  5. What was the biggest waste of money? the biggest waste of money is a pair of black ankle boots that ive worn once and never worn since because they tore my feet to shreds!
  6. What is the most affordable/cheapest item (that you use a lot)? my white vans.. I wear them every time i drive because they are the comfiest shoes i own! even comfier than my uggs!
  7. What are your 3 favorite items right now?my favourite 3 items right now are my tan michael kors shopper bag, my louis vitton scarf and my uggs! perfect for the horrible cold weather in Scotland.
  8. What is your favorite piece that you’ve gotten as a gift? my michael kors bag!
  9. What is the most comfortable item? My white vans
  10. What is the most outrageous/colorful item in your closet (that you absolutely love)? my patterned multicoloured bag from river island… and it only cost me £45!
  11. What is the most uncomfortable item (but you would take the pain because you love it)? my converse.
  12. Where do you shop the most at? either river island or new look.
  13. Pick your favorite black item and your favorite white item. My favourite black item is my black furry coat and my favourite white item is my vans.
  14. Something you love but everyone else hates? My cream furr coat!
  15. Something that you’re excited to wear soon? this gorgeous velvet green slim dress!! it looks absolutely adorable on!

I hope you guys liked this and for everyone who has a blog i tag you all to do this !!

 

Love, Rachel Xx