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Monthly Archives: December 2013

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It’s been 12 months since I’ve started my blog, but it still feels like yesterday! This is my last post for the year, so I’ll see you all next year!

1. What was the best thing that happened to you this month?

– CHRISTMAS

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I really enjoyed taking some time off with my family and enjoying the season! I’m also very thankful for everything I received, from family and friends!

2. What did you do this month that made you feel proud of yourself?

– GOT THROUGH THE YEAR

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It’s been a stressful year for me and my family, but I’m glad that we’ve been able to get through it together.

3. What books did you read?

– THE HOBBIT

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I received two versions of The Hobbit for Christmas, so I had a short read through them both. I’ve read the story before, and absolutely love it, so I’m really excited to read it again when I have the time!

4. What movies did you watch?

– ANCHORMAN

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The second film in this series came out fairly recently, and I realised I’d never watched the first film, so I decided to watch it. It was really funny, and cleverly thought out, so I’m looking forward to watching the second film when it comes out on dvd!

5. What tv shows did you watch?

– WILFRED

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I’ve been wanting to watch this show for a long time after watching the first episode a long time ago, so I watched a good eight or nine episodes of it, and so far I’m really enjoying it!

6. What games did you play?

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Unfortunately, I haven’t actually had time to play any new games this month. (Again, I know! I just haven’t had time to try out any new games for a few months.)

7. What food did you try and love?

– VEGAN MAC&CHEESE

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I don’t like cheese, but I’ve always found the aesthetics of it really appealing, so I looked around online and found a recipe that I really liked! (I’ll be posting the recipe soon)

8. What were your favourite fashion/beauty items?

– LUSH’S BOMBARDINO BATH BOMB, THE BODY SHOP ALMOND HAND AND NAIL CREAM AND SOAP AND GLORY’S SUGAR CRUSH BODY WASH

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 I bought the Lush Bombardino bath bomb a few weeks ago because I love the bath bombs that have pure cocoa butter in them, and when I used this it left my skin feeling soft and nourished! I’ll definitely by buying it again! I stumbled across a small tube of The Body Shop’s Almond Hand and Nail Cream when buying some Hemp cream for my mum for Christmas, and it works really well! It also smells really good! I received the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash for Christmas in The Yule Monty Gift Set, and it smells absolutely divine! It doesn’t damage my sensitive skin either.

9. What was your favourite song?

– VEGAS LIGHTS BY PANIC! AT THE DISCO

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Panic! At The Disco have been my favourite band for a long time now, and their new album hasn’t disappointed me!

10. What did you buy/What were you given?

– SOAP AND GLORY’S THE YULE MONTY

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After seeing this online my parents new I’d love it, considering I’m obsessed with Soap and Glory products, so they bought it for me for Christmas! I’m eternally grateful to my parents, and I’m so glad I finally get to try out some new Soap and Glory products!

I want to thank all of my readers throughout the year, and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

– thetechnicolourllama

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I’ve wanted to make another DIY post for a long time now, and seeing as I was making some festive treats today, I thought I’d share them with you!

FOR THE COOKIE ICING –

YOU WILL NEED:

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1. BREAK UP SOME CANDY CANES

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Place your candy canes in a bag and seal tightly, making sure there is no air in it. Using a rolling pin or mug, smash the candy canes until they become small crystals. Place 1/4 of the candy cane “dust” into a bowl, and set the rest aside for later.

2. ADD ICING SUGAR

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Add the icing sugar to the bowl, and follow the instructions on the box to know how much water to use in your icing. I used 2 1/2 tablespoons of water to make my icing.

3. DECORATE

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Spread the icing thinly over the biscuits of your choice. Feel free to make your own biscuits if you wish.

4. CHILL AND ENJOY

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Place the biscuits in the fridge and chill until the icing has set. Enjoy with some hot chocolate!

FOR THE PUPPY CHOW –

YOU WILL NEED:

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1. MELT THE CHOCOLATE

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I recommend breaking the chocolate into small pieces, and heating it in 30 second blasts until smooth.

2. ADD BUTTER

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Once the chocolate has started softening, add a tablespoon of butter and continue melting.

3. ADD TO THE CEREAL

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After the chocolate has melted, pour it over the cereal and mix until everything has been coated evenly. If you are based in the US, and can get your hands on some Rice Chex, use them instead.

4. ADD TO BAG

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Add half of the icing sugar and half of the candy cane “dust” to a large bag. Empty the chocolate coated cereal into the bag, and then cover with the remaining icing sugar and candy cane “dust”.

5. SHAKE, SERVE AND ENJOY!

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Make sure the bag is sealed properly, as you don’t want to make any mess. Shake the bag until the cereal is completely coated with sugar. Empty the bag into a bowl or jar and enjoy!

– thetechnicolourllama


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Here are another 10 Random Questions!

1. Were you part of the Brownies/Cubs/Scouts/Guides etc?

– No

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2.  Are you scared of thunderstorms?

– No, I love them!

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3. Have you ever owned a goldfish?

– Yes, but I can’t remember any of them.

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4. Have you ever handled a snake?

– Yes, I love snakes!

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5.  What is your favourite type of science? Biology, Chemistry or Physics?

– Either Biology or Chemistry

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6. Do you like Turkish Delight?

– I’ve never tried it before.

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7. Do you often have a tune in your head you can’t name?

– Yes! All of the time!

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8. Do you know your own mobile phone number off by heart?

– Yes!

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9. Have you ever had chicken pox?

– Fortunately, no.

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10. What do you want for Christmas?

– Some clothes from Liz Lisa, a Marty Magic ear cuff, and maybe some coloured contact lenses!

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– thetechnicolourllama

I’d also like to send the best of wishes to BunnyMama, who’s bunny Rambo sadly passed away yesterday. I send her and Eddy lots of love, and hope they’ll both get better soon.

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Christmas is fast approaching, and to get into the festive spirit, I thought I’d do the Christmas Tag!

1. When do you start getting excited for Christmas?

– Mid November

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2. Do you still have advent calendars?

– Yes!

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3. What is your favourite Christmas film?

– Elf!

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4. Do you have any funny Christmas memories?

– When I lived in Tremithousa in Paphos, Cyprus, we used to throw sausages on the roof on Christmas day because it was supposed to ward off evil spirits!

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5. Talk us through your typical Christmas Day?

– We get up fairly early, open some presents, have brunch, open more presents, watch Christmas tv/films and finish the day with Christmas Dinner!

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6. What do you eat for Christmas Dinner?

– We usually have a fairly traditional roast dinner, but we have a few different types of meat.

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7. Do you have any Christmas traditions?

– Watching Christmas tv/films on the sofa!

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8. What is your favourite Christmas song?

– I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

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9. What is the best Christmas present you ever received?

– My iMac, even though it was technically an early Christmas present.

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10. Real or fake Christmas tree?

– Fake, because there’s less mess!

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– thetechnicolourllama


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November is one of my favourite months, and even though it flew by, I still really enjoyed it!

1. What was the best thing that happened to you this month?

– MY BIRTHDAY

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I had a really nice time, and I’m really thankful for everything I got!

2. What did you do this month that made you feel proud of yourself?

– GOT BRACES

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Having my teeth out has been a long process, but I’ve finally had my braces fitted, and I can now start working towards a straighter smile!

3. What books did you read?

– THE GREAT GATSBY

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I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while now, and I’ll admit, it’s not the easiest of reads, but I’m really enjoying it so far!

4. What movies did you watch?

– JURASSIC PARK 1,2 & 3

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I really love the jurassic park films, and I picked up the box set earlier this month, so I couldn’t resist watching them back to back!

5. What tv shows did you watch?

– I’M A CELEBRITY, GET ME OUT OF HERE!

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It’s finally back!

6. What games did you play?

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Unfortunately, I haven’t actually had time to play any new games this month.

7. What food did you try and love?

– COSTA HONEYCOMB AND CREAM HOT CHOCOLATE

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Costa have bought out a new range of Christmas drinks this month, so I couldn’t resist trying one! Absolutely delicious!

8. What were your favourite fashion/beauty items?

– MAC PRO LONGWEAR FOUNDATION, BENEFIT THE POREFESSIONAL PRIMER AND THE BODY SHOP VANILLA FRAGRANCE MIST

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 I had a sample of the MAC Prolongwear Foundation a couple of months ago and fell in love with it, and I was luckily given it as a birthday present this month! I got a sample of Benefit’s The Porefessonal Primer last month, and it worked really well for me, and I was also given this with my foundation for my birthday! I’ve been using The Body Shop’s Vanilla Fragrance Mist for a few months now, and I really love it because it puts me in a festive mood!

9. What was your favourite song?

– JULIET BY LAWSON

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I love Lawson, so I wasn’t surprised at how much I loved this song!

10. What did you buy/What were you given?

– CUSTOM MAC PALETTE

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I’ve wanted a MAC palette for a long time now, so I bought a quad (Antiqued, Swiss Chocolate, Grain and Woodwinked) with my birthday money!

– thetechnicolourllama