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Cinnamon & Nutella cake

Posted on February 6, 2010 in Uncategorized by

During these winter months most of us like to stay in, snuggle on the sofa and fill up on yummy comfort food and what better comfort food then cake ^_^
Here’s a recipe I came across many moons ago and love to make so thought I’d share it with you all.

Heres what you’ll need :

175g – Soft butter
175g – Golden caster sugar
200g – Self raising flour
3 Eggs
1 tsp Baking powder
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
4 tbsp Milk
4 Rounded tbsp Nutella

1, First preheat the oven to 180 Degrees (gas mark 4)
2, Next grease a round baking tin (or line with grease proof paper)
3, Place the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and milk into a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon for 2-3 minutes (if using an electric whisk only do this for about 1-2 minutes) until the mixture is light and fluffy.
4, Pour 3/4 of the mixture into the tin, then using a knife smooth out the mixture so it is level. Then spoon on the Nutella in 4 equal blobs onto the mixture. Then pour the remaining cake mixture on top and swirl a few times with a skewer. Then smooth out to cover the nutella.
5, Lastly sprinkle with nuts.
6, Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour – 10 minutes until the cake has risen, nicely browned and first to touch with a slight spring back. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack and removing the grease proof paper.

And ta da….yummy cinnamon and nutella cake.

Bexy
xxx

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Rebecca Hands | Customer Relations
Egg and Chips Clothing
26 York Street
Lodnon
W1U 6PZ
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 2088361592
info@eggnchipsclothing.co.uk
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Getting a bit lippy?

Posted on February 4, 2010 in Uncategorized by

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So far Cheryl Cole has denied that she has had some work done on her lips but recent photo’s show that they’re deffo looking a lot more plump lately.
Could It be clever makeup perhaps?
Top surgeons say that it is more then likely due to fillers which will need topping up every 6 months.
Hmm only time and tabloids will tell.

Wanna get the perfect lips without any pain.
Heres a few top tips right off the bat 🙂

# Before applying colour, dip a flannel in hot water then buff to remove any dead skin flakes from your lips.

# Lippy won’t last the night? then here’s a lil trick. After applying your lip liner around your lip line, use it to fill in the rest of your lips. Now just add some gloss over the top to create some shine and ta-da. Lip liner tends to have more staying power then most lipsticks and because most lip liners are matte they’ll cling to your lips all night. Just try not to get to carried away with all the snogging lol.

# To make your fav lipstick last longer, apply and blot with your fingers. Then pat a lil bit of powder on top to seal the colour.

Bexy
xxx

— 
Rebecca Hands | Customer Relations
Egg and Chips Clothing
26 York Street
Lodnon
W1U 6PZ
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 2088361592
info@eggnchipsclothing.co.uk
http://www.eggnchipsclothing.co.uk
http://www.twitter.com/eggandcips

New web craze?

Posted on February 4, 2010 in Uncategorized by

A new Web Craze!

Across facebook and many other socializing networks you may have noticed a flurry of Questions being asked, answered and published, and heres why.
New site “www.formspring.me” is a website allowing you to ask anyone else on the site whatever you want, on matter how straight forward, in depth, rude or risque. You don’t even have to let them know who you are :p
It’s a great way to ask someone that burning question you’ve always wanted but been too afraid to ask.

So go ahead and join up 🙂

Bexy
xxx

Sweet Children at The Essex Factor

Posted on February 4, 2010 in Uncategorized by

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Sweet children at the essex factor.

Many of the citizens of Essex may have heard of “The Essex Factor”.
But if you haven’t “The Essex Factor” is a local competition based on the famous “X Faxtor” concept open to all the residents of Essex which allows solo acts, groups and bands to compete for a £1000 prize as well as a sony record deal.
There are 4 rounds of auditions and the lucky acts who make it through get to go to “boot camp” which will take place on the 27th and 28th of February.
If the acts then make it through boot camp they get to go onto the finals.

There was a lot of variety with each act providing something different, but one act that stood out to me was a young girl who sang “I know where I’ve been” made famous by Queen Latifah from the musical hairspray. Absolutely brilliant 🙂
And I’m so proud to say that my boyfriend’s band “Sweet children” entered and made it through to the boot camp round. All the comments from the judges were positive and after all the acts had performed and the judges had reached their verdicts Sweet Children were asked to play again to help wrap up the evening…HELL YEA!
So if Sweet children make it through to the finals be sure to show your support and vote!

We’ll keep you updated so watch this space.

Bexy
xxx
— 
Rebecca Hands | Customer Relations
Egg and Chips Clothing
26 York Street
Lodnon
W1U 6PZ
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 2088361592
info@eggnchipsclothing.co.uk
http://www.eggnchipsclothing.co.uk
http://www.twitter.com/eggandcips

Sweet children at the Essex Factor

Posted on February 3, 2010 in Uncategorized by

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Sweet children at the essex factor.

Many of the citizens of Essex may have heard of “The Essex Factor”.
But if you haven’t “The Essex Factor” is a local competition based on the famous “X Faxtor” concept open to all the residents of Essex which allows solo acts, groups and bands to compete for a £1000 prize as well as a sony record deal.
There are 4 rounds of auditions and the lucky acts who make it through get to go to “boot camp” which will take place on the 27th and 28th of February.
If the acts then make it through boot camp they get to go onto the finals.

There was a lot of variety with each act providing something different, but one act that stood out to me was a young girl who sang “I know where I’ve been” made famous by Queen Latifah from the musical hairspray. Absolutely brilliant 🙂
And I’m so proud to say that my boyfriend’s band “Sweet children” entered and made it through to the boot camp round. All the comments from the judges were positive and after all the acts had performed and the judges had reached their verdicts Sweet Children were asked to play again to help wrap up the evening…HELL YEA!
So if Sweet children make it through to the finals be sure to show your support and vote!

We’ll keep you updated so watch this space.

Bexy
xxx

— 
Rebecca Hands | Customer Relations
Egg and Chips Clothing
26 York Street
Lodnon
W1U 6PZ
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 2088361592
info@eggnchipsclothing.co.uk
http://www.eggnchipsclothing.co.uk
http://www.twitter.com/eggandcips

Energy levels low?

Posted on January 29, 2010 in Uncategorized by

During the winter time most of us can feel our energy levels hit rock bottom and we find ourselves reaching for a quick fix, an energy drink here, a stodgy meal there but these fast solutions could leave us feeling more sluggish and make our energy levels drop off the scale.
So here’s a 5 tips to see you through the rest of the winter.

# No Sugar fixes – They’ll give you that quick burst of energy but a quick rise can only lead to a quick fall, so steer clear. Have some porrige or a healthy banana instead.

# Don’t oversleep – It’s tempting but make sure you just get your 7-8hrs a night, anymore and you’ll send yourself into hibernation mode.

# Avoid alcohol – Boze causes dehydration and depletes your energy stores, leaving your skin dull and dry and your energy levels at zero. Causing bad moods and irritability.

# Eat well – Make sure you eat plenty of complex carbs like porrige, wholemeal bread, brown rice and pasta. These release energy slowly into your body helping you go for longer.

# Exercise – Being active and moving about boosts energy and improves stamina, not to mention helping to release those feel good endorphins.

Bexy
xxx

Egg and chips clothing.

Posted on January 26, 2010 in Uncategorized by

Heya guys.
Bexy again, don’t forget to cheak out Egg & chips clothing on many different sites.
You can follow us on:
Twitter – www.twitter.com/eggandchips
Facebook – www.facebook.com/eggandchipsclothing
Myspace – www.myspace.com/eggnchipsclothing
Youtube – www.youtube.com/EggandChipsTv
Were also on Bebo, flickr, buzznet, punkrockers.com, vampire freaks, Inkednation.com, punkrockclothing.co.uk and many other so get your butts on google and check us out.

Bexy
xxx

Mister Jack Tv

Posted on January 26, 2010 in Uncategorized by

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Heya guys.
Be sure to stop by and check out Mister Jack tv at www.misterjack.co.uk.
Find out about the lastest happenings, news, current events and even check out Jacks latest songs and music videos.
Its all happening here so don’t miss a minute and get your asses on there.

Peace out.
Bexy
xxx

Time to lighten up with bleach!

Posted on January 26, 2010 in Uncategorized by

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Whenever someone says they’re going to attemp to bleach their hair at home all you can hear is the sound of gasps from everyone around you or “she/he must be brave”. A lot of people would rather leave this in the hands of a pro but this can be very costly and a lot of salons will refuse to bleach dark hair to insure themselves if anything were to go wrong.
Whether its because you wanna be a blonde bombshell or whether its just a base for a more wilder colour were here to help.
So guys and girls, if you really dont think you can handle this yourself please seek help. For those of you ready to bleach…heres a guide to help.

Please read first:
Tips:
-Do not allow bleach to get onto bare skin, clothing or god forbid..in your eyes.
-Make sure you wear gloves throughout.
-Bleaching hair with reddish tones may result in an orange tone.
If your hair is naturally black then its okie to proceed although if your hair has been dyed black it would be best to wait until the black hair colour has faded or try to remove as much of it as you can before bleaching.
-Over bleaching can damage hair so if you must, condition, condition, condition.
-Try not to leave the bleach on for more then an hour.
– The developer and the powder react chemically. After a while they’ll stop reacting and your hair won’t bleach any more. So dont leave the mixture on the side and use it later.

Things you’ll need :
Bleaching Powder
Toner
30 Volume Creme Developer (creamy white one not the clear one)
Hair coloring brush (Helps to comb through and seperate hair)
Plastic or glass mixing bowl (no metal)
A shower cap

Note: First make sure youve done a patch test 48hrs before bleaching your hair. You can do this by applying a small amount of the bleaching mixture behind your ear and leaving it there for a couple of hours. If your skin because red, itchy or flakey you might be having a reaction and it would not be wise to continue. If not then were ready to go.

OKIE HERE WE GO

1, Give your hair a good brush to help loosen up and get rid of any leftover hair products and spray.
2, Put on a pair of gloves normally used when dying your hair then in a non metallic bowl pour in about 3oz of creme peroxide and 2 scoops of bleaching powder and mix together until you creat a creamy consistancy.
3, Now part your hair into sections and starting at the back paint the mixture on small sections at a time and remember to leave the top part (roots) till last as the heat from your head will make this part lighten more quicky and you dont wanna end up with lighter roots and darker hair.
(If you can try to avoid getting bleach directly onto your scalp as this may result in redness, itching and chemical burns.) After coating each section it might be best to wrap it in foil which you can buy from many hair and beauty suppliers.
4, Once you have covered your hair and done the roots cover your head with a plastic shower cap, this will keep in the heat and help the peroxide and bleach solution develop more quickly.
5, When you think your hair is light enough (try not to leave on then more then 1 hour max even if it has not yet reached that desired blonde as this will kill your hair.) remove the mixture using a PH Balenced shampoo, this will stop any other chemical reactions from the bleach and peroxide mixture from occuring on your hair and will help your hair regain its normal PH Level.
6, Make sure that all the bleaching product is washed out COMPLETELY!
7, If at this point your hair is not to the desired lightness, towel dry it and then apply a protein rich treatment conditioner to strenghen your hair. Leave this on for about 30 mins.
8, After the 30 mins rinse out, towel dry and apply a good conditioner.
9, Try to wait a week and then repeat the bleaching steps, it is highly unlikely unless you go to a pro that you can bleach your hair in one day unless you have pretty light hair to start with. After one or two more bleaching sessions your hair may reach a yellowish stage with no orange in it.
This shouldn’t take more than 3 bleaching in TOTAL  even for the darkest hair. But if you just can’t get it right or suspect it will it is highly recommended that you go to a professional hairdresser. Always wait at least a week between hair treatments!
10, Once you have reached that off yellowish colour it is time to TONE! First wash your hair with a PH Balenced shampoo but DO NOT condition.
11. Toning – After the final bleaching wait 24 hours then Mix up the toner of your choice (ie ash blonde, silver blonde, platinum etc) with 30 volume creme peroxide developer (or read toner instructions) and apply to your hair. After about 40 mins wash out, condition and dry.

Last tip: Now your hair is blonde you wanna keep it that way so invest in some silver shampoo. Everytime you wash your hair, after using your usual shampoo take a small amount of the silver shampoo (it will be mauve/lilac in colour) and lather it over for hair for about 30 secs max (no more then 30 seconds or your platinum hair might turn purple/blue) then rinse out. This will keep any yellow tones at bay.

And thats it…Good luck!

Bexy
xxx

Famous stars and straps – Romantically Challenged Black hoody

Posted on January 26, 2010 in alternative clothing, Alternative Hoodies, Alternative Tops by

The Romantically Challenged Hoody by Famous Stars and Straps is the perfect gift for any girlfriend this Valentines day. February isn’t known for it’s warmest of weather so why not wrap up your lover in this gorgeous punky hoody. Made up of over 80% cotton it’s snuggly and warm and guarenteed to keep those winter chills at bay. So it would be perfect to wear while strolling hand in hand on a moonlit beach or even when wandering through a park.
Treat her to something special. Show her you care.
And why not make it complete by collecting the whole set. There is also a t shirt and vest top for girls in the “Romantically challenged” range.
I must admit out of all my hoodies this is deffo one of my favs and thats something coming from a girl who owns so many clothes that opening her wardrobe has become a daily hazzard.

 

So I give this gorgeous hoody a thumbs up, so why dont you give it a go too 🙂

 

Bexy
xxx

Romantically Challenged Hoodie