How to make the Perfect Pancakes

Hi everyone,
Today I thought I’d post a quick recipe to get you in the mood for Pancake Tuesday! 

I hope you all have your pancakes ready to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I thought since its shrove Tuesday and everyone eats pancakes why not post a simple quick and easy recipe I use to make the perfect pancakes!


Every year for Pancake Tuesday I always buy ingredients to make my own pancakes and also I buy a ready made pack just in case they go wrong but more then less they always turn out right!

I love pancakes and love trying them with different things my favourites would be the simple lemon, golden syrup, butter and sugar. Also I love them served hot with ice cream and chocolate spread. So Yummy!!!! 

You can eat pancakes with really anything like fruits such as  strawberries or even some sweet things like marshmallows and chocolate. Whatever way you like to eat them all you need is this simple recipe to make the perfect one.

What you will need to make the perfect pancakes is:

* 125g / 4oz Plain Flour

* Pinch of Salt

* 1 Egg

* 300ml / 1/2 pint Milk

* Oil for frying

To Serve

* Chocolate Spread

* Ice cream

Or why not try some other tasty toppings such as : Pecan Nuts, Chopped Almonds, Chocolate Chips 100g   

Method:

1. Sieve flour and salt into a bowl.

2. Make a well in the centre of the flour, break in the egg and add about a third of the milk. Beat well, gradually pouring in the rest of the milk and drawing in the flour to make a smooth batter.

3. Pour batter into a jug and allow to stand for about 30 minutes.

4. Brush a pancake pan or frying pan with oil. When the pan is hot, give the batter a stir before pouring a thin layer onto the pan.

5. Fry until golden brown. Turn and fry the other side until brown also.

6. Stack pancakes on a large plate, as they are cooked.

7. Spread with chocolate sauce, roll and add ice cream

Tasty Filling Suggestions

1. Dust with Golden caster sugar, add a squeeze of lemon juice, roll up pancake and serve.

2. Drizzled with Honey

3. Fruit served with whipped cream

4. Stewed apples, flavoured with cinnamon and a dollop of fresh cream

5. Diced chicken with salsa sauce

6. Cottage cheese and sliced pineapple

7. Poached egg and Hollandaise sauce

8. Nutella and marshmallows with some ice cream on the side 


I hope you all enjoy eating your pancakes and if anyone try’s to make their own using this recipe let me know 

Much love

Ciara Xxx

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I’m a #CoconutQueen – Coconut Lane&Discount Code

Hi everyone! 

Hope your all having a great week so far. Today I have an exciting post for you all. A few weeks ago I was contacted by a company called Coconut Lane. Being honest I hadn’t heard of this company before so I had a look into it and instantly fell in love. Since then I have become a #CoconutQueen. Coconut Queens are a group of bloggers who are ambassadors at Coconut Lane and I have been lucky enough to be chosen as one meaning I am working with coconut lane sharing all things fabulous with you lot! 

They’re basically an on-line store which stock some gorgeous stationary, jewellery, wall art, phone cases and some fab other bits and pieces. They happen to be really popular among beauty bloggers which I’m not surprised because I’m obsessed with their website.

I bought two things from the website which was really hard for me and took me ages to choose something because literally I wanted to buy everything it’s all so beautiful. What I bought was a marble iPhone case and a marble notebook. Yes, I’m a bit obsessed when it comes to marble but sure who doesn’t love a bit of marble? 

The phone case is mainly white with black marble I choose this because it’s so simple and looks stunning. 


The notebook is white and gray marble with the slightest bit of pink in the corner. I love notebooks and stationary and also marble so when I seen this notebook online I just had to get it.


Everything on the website is absolutely stunning even the wall art which I’ll definitely be getting next. It’s all so simple, affordable and of excellent quality. The delivery time is also amazing my stuff got to me in less then a week which I think is great considering it came from London and I’m in Dublin.


The most exciting part of this is for you guys. I know everyone loves a discount code so why not treat yourself with mine. You can get yourself a 20% discount off all purchases using my unique code ciaraglynn20 at the checkout on the Coconut Lane website. HOW AMAZING!!! 

Be sure to check out the fabulous range of things on the Coconut Lane Website https://www.coconut-lane.com/ and why not go for it and buy yourself something nice and receive 20% off with my discount code ciaraglynn20 

Don’t for get to follow them on twitter @coconutlaneuk and Instagram @coconutlaneuk to keep up to date with everything that’s going on!

Let me know if you buy anything and what you think of the website!

Much Love,

Ciara Xxx
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Kathleen Silk Miracle Essence 

Hey Everyone!

Another week brings another post. I’m always changing my Skincare routine and trying different products to try and achieve the perfect skin so today I’m posting about another product I was sent to try out from the brand Kathleen UK. Kathleen Natural Skincare is a company based in Royal Leamington Spa. Their products are all 100% natural and free from bad things such as parabens and sulphates and also they do not test on animals. 



What I was sent was the Kathleen Silk Miracle Essence .The Kathleen Silk Miracle Essence is basically a Serum and has made my skin go from looking quite dull and lifeless to feeling really refreshed and brings a nice glow to my skin. This is partially due to the active ingredients in the cream which make up 7 out of the 11 ingredients used in the making. An essence that can change your skin’s future. The formula optimizes 7 pure natural and marine extracts that help to improve the appearance of your skin in 7 dimensions – moisturising, softness, look firmness, reduce appearance of fine lines, against environmental stress, even tone, crystal clear.

I use this product as part of my night time routine so when I have removed my makeup and any other products from my face I then normally use two or three pumps of the Silk Miracle on my face working it right down to my neck. I find this works best for me in my night time routine as I have mentioned before I suffer from dry and sensitive skin but by using this at night time I haven’t had any breakouts or reactions and my skin feels fresh and really soft when I wake up in the mornings.


Currently the Kathleen Silk Miracle Essence is available to purchase on their website https://www.kathleennatural.co.uk/ at the price of £58.80 for 100ml bottle which I know is not cheap and in everyone’s budget but it is an investment and you are getting a product that really does works up to what it claims to do. I have had my bottle for just a month now and have been using it every night and honestly there really isn’t much product gone at all which is great because it means the price your paying will last you a fairly long time. Also the packaging is my favourite. I love how it’s so simple and elegant. The white and grey colour scheme really makes it look worth the money. The product also smells really good which is a bonus. 

I would definitely recommend investing into this product of course that is if it’s in your budget. It’s well worth the money in my opinion and it gives great results. 

Make sure to check out their website and also follow them on twitter and Instagram to keep up with all the latest information on their products and for all the latest specials @Kathleen_Uk 


Hope you all enjoyed this post

Much Love,

Ciara Xxx 

The Coolest Chocolates!

Hey everyone

Welcome back to my blog! Today it’s all about chocolate. I know we’re now in February and those lucky people who stuck to their New Years resolutions of cutting back and dieting may not fancy this post but for me I’m one of those people who have broken my diet plans completely so I thought why not just post about all things Chocolate today

My brother kindly bought me this box of chocolates as a gift and when I opened it I couldn’t believe how cool they were. Inside the box there are 3 (big enough) solid chocolates but the cool thing about them is that they are in different 3D shapes. Yes that sounds stupid because of course all Chocolates are in different shapes but these go that extra little mile. As I’ve said there are 3 different shaped solid chocolates in the box in which my brother picked out especially to represent me. One is in the shape of a Camera because I love photography and take pictures of pretty much everything. Another is in the shape of nail varnish because I love beauty and all things girly and the final one is in the shape of a bottle opener because currently I work in a pub.

From the box to the chocolates I literally love everything about these chocolates. They’re really unique and I think they are an excellent idea for gifts because you can also make them that little bit personal. Not only does the chocolate look amazing, but the quality of the ingredients is also amazing. The cocoa beans used are carefully sourced and chosen to provide the chocolates with a naturally creamy, indulgent flavour, making each chocolate pieces truly special both to look at and to taste. They also smell incredible. The chocolates almost look way too good to eat. 

This is a small business and therefore there’s no big fancy machinery involved in the process of making these chocolates and in fact the majority of their craft involves traditional chocolate-making methods.Every item is individually hand-made. Whether it’s rusty old tools or nice shiny keys, the final finish on each helps to give the chocolate its eye-catching and unique appearance, which is why every individual piece of chocolate is finished by hand. I’m sure for these chocolate makers this work is tough and very painstaking but in my opinion I think it’s worth it and I’m sure they do too.


You can choose from so many different pieces from chocolate cheese to chocolate tools even chocolate lipstick.


If you want to check out more the wonderful selection of chocolates at the amazing chocolate workshop here’s a link to their website http://thechocolateworkshop.co.uk/about/ you can also find them on Facebook, Twitter @choc_workshop and Instagram @chocolateworkshop definitely worth giving them a follow to see all their latest creations 

Hope you all enjoyed today’s post 
Much Love,

Ciara Xxx
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L’Oréal Pure Clay Mask 

Hey Everyone! 
Start of a new month today where is the time going? I cannot believe we are in February already it’s crazy! Anyway, today I’m writing about the L’Oréal Pure Clay Detox Mask. I bought this near the end of December in Superdrug when it was on offer. 


Pure-Clay Mask is a line of three hybrid cleansers and treatments offering different benefits in each mask. One mask detoxifies, another mask mattifies and the other mask exfoliates and refines the skins textures. Each of these products come in a 50ml glass container with a plastic green coloured lid on top. The packaging is very simple which I love. The glass containers give it a very luxurious feel to it. For me the packaging is always key as it attracts people to buy the product. I always love simple and elegant packaging which is why I feel L’Oréal chose this type of packaging for the product as it really is simple and elegant. On the back of each box there is a small brief description of how to use it the product. 
Each mask is made with three mineral Clays (Koalin, Montmorillonite and Ghassoul) and also some other ingredients of course. Each of the three clay masks offer different and unique benefits to your skin. All three mineral clays absorb impurities and oils. So if you have oily skin (just like me) well then this product will for sure help you out but don’t forget each mask is suitable for all skin types. Some products can work wonders but smell awful in this situation it’s not the case as the product not only works amazingly but also smells amazing too. The charcoal mask has a very fresh scent which I’m sure is the same for all 3. The texture of the product is also great it’s really creamy and has a good consistency. 

Here’s a little description of what each mineral clay is:

  • Koalin A highly effective natural clay, known to absorb impurities and excess sebum.
  • Montmorillonite Rich in minerals, a clay recognised for helping to eliminate imperfections.
  • Ghassoul A pure clay highly concentrated in minerals renowned to help clarify complexion. Instant and lasting with visible results. Immediately the skin is purer and clearer. After just one week the skin feels fresher and more luminous. 

I’m going to give you a brief description of each mask that is available to purchase I have only tried and tested out the detox and brighting charcoal mask so the descriptions of the other two is just from what I’ve heard about the product.

  1. The Purify & Mattify Mask (Light Green Mask): This mask has the three pure clays in it along with Eucalyptus. This mask is supposed to draw out any dirt in the skin , unblock pores and reduce excess shine on the skin. 
  2. The Exfoliate & Refining Mask (Red Mask):This mask is made to exfoliate any dead skin cells, smooth any imperfections, and tighten pores. This is the mask I want to try out next from this collection.
  3. The Detox & Brighting Mask (Charcoal Mask):Charcoal masks are one of my favorite types of masks because it reduces dull skin and increases luminosity and that is a reason why I choose to buy this mask first to try out. If you get any of these masks I would definitely recommend getting this one. It has left my skin feeling and looking fresh. I had no reaction at all to this product which is sometimes what I find hard when choosing a product as I have very sensitive skin but this product had no affect on me at all and my skin has not been looking this good in such a long time. I definitely believe it’s because of using this mask. So far I’ve used this mask twice a week and it really has worked wonders for my skin. The charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out any impurities. The creamy texture detoxifies the skin’s surface by cleansing deep into the pores, leaving the skin looking clarified and beautified without drying out the skin.

To use this product apply an even layer of the mask to a clean face and leave in for 10-15 minutes for best results use this 3 times a week(I only use it twice a week and so far so good.) to remove mask wipe off gently with a damp cloth. 

I love everything about these masks. From the packaging to the product itself it’s fab including the overall results. I would definitely recommend having the charcoal mask at home in my opinion it’s one for every beauty lovers collection. 

This mask is available to purchase in store at boots or online here http://www.boots.ie/loreal-paris-pure-clay-detox-mask-50ml-10216801 at the moment this product is on offer for €8.49 which is what I paid when I got mine. It normally retails around €11.49

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Let me know if you’ve tried out any or all of these masks and what are your thoughts on them! Also don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram and add me on Snapchat all at the name: CiaraaGlynn 

Much Love,

Ciara Xxx