Tuesday, 29 September 2015

HIGH END BEAUTY GOODIES | MAC

Hey Beauties! 
Hope you are all having a lovely week? 
I started lectures yesterday! However I know it will definitely be more stressful later on because second year in university is no joke. I hung out with my friends during lunch time. We just chatted till it was time for the next class. After a long day in lecture, I stayed in my room for a bit and then went to my friends accommodation just to catch up and hang out with them as well. 
That was all I did yesterday.
 I don't think I will be able to have more socialising time because I am already getting assignments but somtimes it's good to take a break and hang out with friends. 

SO as a student it is good to save, save, and save. Why? Because sometimes you can be able to get high end products that are going to last you for ages! I absolutely love Mac Cosmetics especially their concealer because it gives good coverage.  Also I don't really buy mac products on its main website, I get mine from Debenhams because sometimes they have discounts! 

P.s there is a make up challenge video below by a YouTuber Shirley Eniang with her sister Kezia.
 SO you can check that out if you want to learn some tips from her. 
Toodles!
xoxo


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Sunday, 27 September 2015

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Monday, 21 September 2015

WANT TO COOK NIGERIAN WEDDING JOLLOF RICE? | EASY STUDENT RECIPE

HEY! 
Guess who is back back back, back again again again 
Yes I am a DontJealousMe Fan. 

In today's post I will be sharing how I make my easy Jollof Rice which tastes just like Nigerian Wedding Jollof Rice. I know some of you guys who just entered University might be having issues with cooking so here is a recipe you can add to your cookbook.
So lets get started - 

INGREDIENTS  
1 or 2 onions
2 chopped tomatoes 
Salt 
Sunflower Oil 
1/4 teaspoon of Garlic Powder 
1/2 teaspoon of Dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon of Mild Curry Powder
2-3 Maggi cube 
1 chicken stock ( if you have some) 
1 Red pepper 
1 Scotch Bonnet (Chilli)
4-5 cups of easy cook Rice
Water 

STEPS

Step one - Gather all your ingredients together. 




Step two - Cut the red pepper and onions. Make sure you keep some onions left on the side just the way I did it in the picture, however there is no need for you to cut the scotch bonnet because you are going to blend them all anyway! 
P.s my red pepper and scotch bonnet are frozen in this picture.

Step three - Wash the rice two to three times and leave it on the side. 
I wash the rice to get rid of some of the starch. 



Step four - Put the onions, red pepper and scotch bonnet in the blender. 
Blend Blend Blend!
Make sure the mixture looks just like the one in the picture. 


Step five - Put some oil in the pot. Make sure it is not too much! You can use the big spoon you are going to use to stir to measure the oil. As you can see in the picture below, the oil is really little. 
After putting the oil, add the leftover onions. Let it sizzle a little bit and then add the maggi cubes, curry powder, thyme and garlic powder. STIR  STIR STIR. 

Step six - add the blended mixture. stir and cover it (you can add the salt here).
 Let it cook for 5-8 minutes before you add the rice. Also add a cup of water and stir again.


Step seven - After adding the rice I let it cook for 20 minutes with medium heat then I stir it again. Usually I add the salt after this but my sister said it is better to add it after pouring the blended mixture into the pot. 

Step eight - If you see that the rice is beginning to overcome the tomato mixture then cut out a rectangle kitchen foil and rap it around the lid ( non shiny side facing the rice).
 Cover the pot and reduce the heat from medium to low so your rice wont burn!

After keep checking it without stirring the rice because then it wont cook properly. 
You can also add a little bit of water in the middle so the rice can steam well and give you that Nigerian wedding jollof that you really want! 


Step nine - Make sure everything is done by biting into several grain of rice to check if there is no white dot in the middle. If you see the white dot then the rice has not finished cooking! Leave it to steam a little bit more. 

Step ten - SERVE! With meat on the top ha ha, just like I did in the picture. 



I really hope this helps! 
This is my first time writing recipes so please don't make fun of me ha ha. 



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TIPS | THINGS TO AVOID IN UNIVERSITY

Hey! 

SO this post is directed at first year students but second / third year students can still take something from this...
I feel like this is something you should avoid at University, so lets get started - 

1. JUNK FOOD / CARBS - This is a NO NO. If I were you I would not go near junk food at all. I think you can have some if you can control yourself because as a student cooking is just like a job to some of us ha ha. We tend to turn to easy things to eat like junk food and carbs such as pasta, ready cooked meals, chocolate, pizza, Chinese takeaway. This is exactly why we gain so much weight when we go back home during the holidays. Guys, I really learnt my lesson in first year like it was not even funny when I realised I gained so much weight. I really got carried away! Never again guys, never again. So I would advice you to turn to healthy food! Maybe a little chocolate here and there I guess he he. 

2. PROCRASTINATION - This one right here is just difficult because we always tend to fall into procrastination trap. One thing I want to improve this year (in my second year) is to try and have something to do. I feel like I took some of my free time for granted for example I watch TV shows instead of starting my essays early. I was just basically in my room doing nothing productive. Meanwhile I should have joined my friends in the library, try and socialise with people, go to the gym or even read a novel. I would advice you guys to try and find something to do because before you know it, you might miss out on a lot especially in first year when things are easy. This procrastination can lead you to not starting your work early for example, or not having friends to hang out with; or being unfit because you are not active. 

3. NOT TAKING FIRST YEAR SERIOUSLY - This is definitely for first years. Some of you guys might think ' oh! The grades doesn't count this year so I am just going to party all day all night and just flop my grades'. NO NO NO! First year should count to you because if you get low grades this year that means there is 80% chance that you might get lower grades in second year. You can party and have fun during freshers even after freshers but don't make it a ritual because before you know it, you will be missing lectures, getting low grades, missing deadlines and so on. 

So guys try to avoid all these things!

This is everything I guess. If you have more to share please do not hesitate to comment below and share more tips on what to avoid in University.


  


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