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May Update

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This year is flying by, and we’re already in June!

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

– HALF TERM HOLIDAYS

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I know it’s becoming repetitive that I choose the holiday as the best part of my month, but holidays have been very important to me lately, because of how stressful school has been.

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

– FINISHED HALF OF MY EXAMS

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I’ve been pretty worried for my exams, considering that they count for a large percentage of my final grade, but they went really well, and I’m very happy with how I’ve done!

3. What books did you read?

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Unfortunately, because I’ve been really busy this month, I haven’t had a chance to sit down and read anything.

4. What movies did you watch?

– SPIRITED AWAY

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This is such a wonderful film, and I think every Disney fan should watch it, even if you’ve never heard of Studio Ghibli!

5. What tv shows did you watch?

– GAME OF THRONES

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After years of putting it off, I’ve finally gotten around to watching the infamous Game Of Thrones, and I’m completely hooked already!

6. What games did you play?

– FARM VILLE 2 COUNTRY ESCAPE

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I have no shame.

7. What food did you try and love?

– EGG SALAD

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I’ve never really enjoyed egg salad, but this month, I was completely converted!

8. What were your favourite fashion/beauty items?

– LUSH STRAWBERRY FEELS FOREVER MASSAGE BAR, THE BODY SHOP PASSION FRUIT SHOWER GEL AND LUSH PINK FUN

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I’ve always loved Lush Massage Bars, so I decided to buy their new strawberries and cream scented bar! It smells absolutely divine and really helps my keratosis pilaris, but if you don’t like having to wait a while for the oil to sink into the skin, I would not recommend this product! I’m a huge fan of The Body Shop, and love the other products in their passion fruit range, so I decided to try this! It smells wonderful, and I really love it! I’ve always known about Fun from Lush, but have never tried it, so I decided to try it this month! I really like the smell, but I have to admit that it unfortunately does dry the skin out quite a lot.

9. What was your favourite song?

– ALL I WANT BY KODALINE

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I love Kodaline, so it was inevitable that I was going to love this song!

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

– LUSH HANDY GURUGU

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Lush sent me this wonderful little pot of cream for free with one of my orders earlier on in the month, and I really love it!

– thetechnicolourllama

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DIY – Vanilla Sugar Cookies

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I had some free time this weekend, so I decided to make some basic vanilla sugar cookies! This recipe is from Laura in the Kitchen!

YOU WILL NEED:

– 1 ¾ cups of All Purpose Flour
– ½ tsp of Baking Powder
– ½ tsp of Salt
– ¼ tsp of Baking Soda
– 1 cup of Unsalted Butter (softened at room temperature)
– 1 cup of Caster Sugar
– 1 Egg
– ½ tsp of Vanilla Extract
– ½ cup of Granulated Sugar to coat the cookies

1. PREHEAT THE OVEN

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Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F & Gas Mark 4).

2. LINE BAKING TRAYS

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Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.

3. CREAM THE BUTTER, SUGAR, VANILLA EXTRACT EGG TOGETHER

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Mix the butter, sugar, vanilla and egg together until they’re well combined.

4. ADD THE DRY INGREDIENTS

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Mix everything together until a sticky dough forms.

5. COAT IN SUGAR

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Using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon, form the cookies and coat in granulated sugar.

6. BAKE

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Place the cookies onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes, making sure to turn them around at 9-10 minutes.

7. LEAVE TO COOL

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Make sure you leave the cookies to cool before eating, as you could burn.

8. ENJOY!

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Eat alone or decorate with your favourite icing recipe!

Please let me know if you enjoyed this post, and I’ll continue to make similar ones in the future!

– thetechnicolourllama

10 Random Questions #14

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Here are another 10 Random Questions!

1. Have you ever tried lucid dreaming? If not, would you like to?

– No, and yes I would!

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2.  What do you put on hotdogs?

– Ketchup and a little bit of mustard.

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3. Do you have a Snuggie?

– No

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4. Are you allergic to anything?

– Cats and Pollen

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5.  Do you cross out your mistakes or erase/tipp-ex them?

– Erase them

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6. Do you pause movies/TV shows if you have to go to the bathroom or the kitchen, or do you just let them keep playing?

– If it’s a movie or a tv show I’m interested in, then I’ll pause it. If it’s just a random tv show, I’ll let it keep playing.

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7. Do you check your computer’s dictionary for the definition of words you’d otherwise feel confident about using during in-person interactions?

– All of the time!

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8. Have you ever walked out of a movie at the theatre?

– No

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9. Do you get motion sickness?

– Yes, really badly!

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10. Can you walk well in high heels?

– Not at all!

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– thetechnicolourllama

Movie Tag!

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I haven’t had time to do a DIY post this month, so here’s another tag post!

1. What is your favourite movie of all time?

– Either Lord Of The Rings – The Fellowship of The Ring or Jurassic Park

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2. What is your favourite scene from that movie?

– The Balrog Scene from LOTR and the Brachiosaurus Scene from Jurassic Park

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3. Who is your favourite actor/actress?

– Johnny Depp and Emma Watson

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4. What is your favourite tear jerker movie?

– Either Hachiko A Dog’s Story or Marley and Me

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5. What is your favourite animated movie?

– Either Bambi or My Neighbour Totoro

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6. Do you like horror movies?

– Not at all

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7. What is one movie you hate that everyone else loves?

– Ted

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8. What is your favourite movie genre?

– Either Fantasy or Science Fiction

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9. Who is your favourite movie duo?

– Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee

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10. Who is your favourite director?

– Steven Spielberg

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– thetechnicolourllama

If You Could … Tag!

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Here’s another tag post!

If you could…

1. Travel anywhere, where would it be?

– Japan!

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2. Bring anyone dead back to life, who would it be?

– Either Elvis or Freddie Mercury

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3. Be any animal for a day which would you be?

– A red panda!

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4. Get anything for free for the rest of your life what would it be?

– Sushi

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5. Be talented at anything instantly what would you choose?

– Playing piano

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6. Live in any fictional universe which would you choose?

– Either Middle-earth or Hundred Acre Wood

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7. Change one of your personality traits which would you choose?

– My anxiety

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8. Have any job in the world, which would you choose?

– Anything that involves animals!

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9. Meet anyone, who would it be?

– John and Hank Green

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10. Have any superpower what would it be?

– Invisibility!

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– thetechnicolourllama

April Update

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This month has flown by, but it was nice to have some time off.

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

– EASTER HOLIDAYS

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Last term was pretty stressful, so it was really nice to have a break.

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

– FINALLY GOT GLASSES

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I’ve needed glasses for a while, but I’ve never had the chance to go for an eye test. Thankfully, I made some time to have an eye test this month, and I’ll be getting my glasses next week!

3. What books did you read?

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Unfortunately, because I’ve been really busy this month, I haven’t had a chance to sit down and read anything this month.

4. What movies did you watch?

– THE THREE MUSKETEERS

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I saw this was being aired on tv earlier this month, so I decided to watch it, and I really enjoyed it!

5. What tv shows did you watch?

– THE CLEVELAND SHOW

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I’ve always loved Family Guy, but never really taken much notice of The Cleveland Show. It was being aired quite often before Family Guy this month, so I decided to watch it a few times, and I actually quite enjoyed it!

6. What games did you play?

– DISCO ZOO

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This game was recommended to me by a friend earlier this month, and needless to say, I’ve become addicted.

7. What food did you try and love?

– LAKSA

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Laksa is a spicy asian noodle soup, and even though I love asian food, for some reason I’ve never tried laksa. I tried it for the first time this month, and absolutely loved it!

8. What were your favourite fashion/beauty items?

– RIMMEL RITA ORA NAIL POLISH IN LOSE YOUR LINGERIE, VICTORIA’S SECRET FRAGRANCE MIST IN AMBER ROMANCE AND MAYBELLINE BROW DRAMA SCULPTING MODEL

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I’ve been looking for the perfect pastel pink nail polish for a while now, and I found this one while out shopping! It’s a really lovely colour and it compliments my skin tone really well! I bought this Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist a few months ago, but never really fell in love with it until this month! It smells sweet, but not sickly, and I really love it! I’ve wanted a brow mascara for a few months, and found this one online! It works really well, and doesn’t make my eyebrows feel crispy!

9. What was your favourite song?

– YELLOW MADNESS BY MIGHTY MIKE

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I found this song on Tumblr a few months ago, and rediscovered it this month! I love Coldplay and Muse, so this is the perfect mashup.

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

– MAKEUP

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Unfortunately, I didn’t buy anything other than a few little makeup items this month.

– thetechnicolourllama

10 Random Questions #13

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Here are another 10 Random Questions!

1. How tall are you?

– 5’3″

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2.  Whats the highest you’ve ever jumped into the water from?

– Probably less that a foot

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3. Would you like to be a big celebrity?

– Probably not, because of the lack of privacy

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4. What shoe size are you?

– 5

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5.  Whats the longest you’ve gone without sleep?

– No longer than around 30 hours

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6. Whats your favourite saying?

– “Blood is thicker than water”

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7. What do you have on your fridge door?

– Lots of innocent smoothie magnets and some old family photos

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8. Are you an organised or messy person?

– An organised person.

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9. What would your dream job be?

– Anything that involves animals!

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10. Are you a hat person?

– No, but I’d like to start wearing them!

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– thetechnicolourllama