Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Currently Loving #2



Lotus Original Caramelised Biscuit Spread
Whenever I go to the hairdressers they always bring me copious amounts of hot chocolate and those little caramel biscuits. They're a welcome bit of sustenance when I'm starving after four hours of bleaching & toning. Recently when I was doing my weekly shop in Sainsburys I came across those very biscuits but IN SPREAD FORM. This stuff is absolutely delicious. I went through this jar in about a week (oops!). This is the smooth version made with the blended biscuits but there's also a 'crunchy' one too. If you spread it on hot toast it transforms into this amazingly gooey melted caramel cinnamon concoction. So good!



Rupaul's Drag Race
Words cannot describe how much I love this programme and look forward to watching it every week! The basic premise is quite similar to America's Next Top Model but with drag queens instead of models. Its a hell of a lot more fun and entertaining though. They do a couple of challenges in each episode before displaying a runway look. The bottom two have to lip synch for their lives before one is eliminated each week. The queens are so bitchy & hilarious and its fascinating to see how they transform themselves with wigs & makeup. Some of them look prettier than actual women! There's so many internet memes and gifs that have originated from this show. I love all the sayings like 'no tea no shade' and 'read to filth'. I watched all the seasons in a few weeks and I've been streaming the current season. I really hope Jinkx Monsoon wins season 5, she is simply amazing. RuPaul is such an inspirational person too. I always feel happier after the watching the show, it's just got such a feel good factor to it. I have to admit that RuPaul's music has also become a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine lately. I love a bit of Glamazon & Jealous Of My Boogie.



Exerbeat
I don't get the chance to go to the gym anymore as I don't have anyone to look after Chloe so power walking is my main form of exercise. With all the snow we had last month I found it difficult to walk anywhere seeing as I couldn't even push the pram through it. So instead I dug out one of my old Wii games to make me feel like less of a lazy slob. Exerbeat is probably my favourite out of all the Wii fitness games as it has lots of cardio activities such as boxercise & hip hop dancing. Whenever I do this my arms really ache the next day so I think its pretty good for toning. It also has a fairly accurate calorie counting system as my Fitbit seems to add a similar amount to my daily burn. The controls aren't amazing even with the MotionPlus controller as sometimes I do the right movements & they don't register but as long as I'm burning calories I'm not too fussed. I totally recommend this if you're looking for a workout game that is fun but really makes you sweat too.



Skinny Caramel Lattes
My normal drink at Starbucks is a Caramel Macchiato but I live in crappy Huddersfield where Starbucks doesn't even exist. I hate the taste of Costa & Nero's coffee so I refuse to go to those either. To get my caffeine fix I decided to recreate my favourite coffee at home. I had previously bought the Starbucks caramel syrup but always felt guilty using it as it contains so much sugar & is rather pricey for such a tiny bottle. I was browsing in TK Maxx the other week when I spotted this sugar free caramel syrup. It was only £3.99 for this huge bottle & it adds the perfect amount of caramel-y sweetness to my drink. The company who make it also do skinny cocktail mixes which I think I might have to buy too! I also use this electric whisk from Amazon called the Aerolatte. It works in a similar way to a milk frother but it's so much cheaper. These two products help me to make the perfect caramel latte at home without the Starbucks price tag.



Final Fantasy
At the risk of sounding like a huge geek, I am obsessed with turn-based role playing games. Final Fantasy was one of the first games in this genre and although I completed III & IV on the DS, I'd never played any of the others. I was bored the other day so I downloaded the original Final Fantasy game for iPhone and beat the whole thing in 16 hours. It was really fun & fairly easy for a RPG. I think it's cool to see how the franchise has evolved over the years to the games they produce today. I can't wait to start playing Final Fantasy II & V now.


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22 comments:

  1. the biscuit spread sounds amaaaazing mmmm x


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  2. Oh my Glob them Lotus biscuits are my favourites - I'll definitely be scouting that spread out!! :)

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  3. biscuit spread?! madness xx

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  4. i cannon't believe thats in SPREAD FORM i think i've just died. I need this!!! xx

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  5. Wow, caramelised biscuit spread?! I absolutely love the biscuits so definitely need to hunt that down! x

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  6. I know this is a very, very odd question, but I live in Huddersfield too and was wondering where you go to get your hair done! I'm wanting to get mine restyled and highlighted, but haven't had my hair done here since moving here for uni two years ago so wondered if you had a recommendation.
    Love your blog by the way :)
    http://leadwiththehips.co.uk

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    1. haha i actually go over to leeds to get my hair done. the salon is called cutting room creative & they're colour specialists. i'm very fussy when it comes to colour as many salons won't bleach it properly so i've ended up with orange roots before when trying different places. hopefully i'll find a good one more locally some day! xx

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    2. Ahh that's probably sensible! I think I'm going to just end up going to Tag Hair Design because they're pretty much next door to my flat, so it's easy and I'm lazy. Thanks for your help anyway! xx

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  7. Caroline I'm so happy to hear that you are geeky! I'm a beauty geek that works in the gaming industry, so sick of people thinking they don't mix, I'm too geeky for the beauty world to girly for the geeks.

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  8. Omg all your loves look amazing! Especially the biscuit spread, ah I need to find this haha. If I had a Wii then Exerbeat would be mine!

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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  9. I LOVE Lotus Caramel biscuits! They remind me of staying in hotels when I was younger, I would always have the little packs of two you get!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

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  10. I have to hunt down that biscuit spread. I love those biscuits and need to stop eating my weight in peanut butter x

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  11. I always get those biscuits in my hairdressers too! I need the caramel spread yummy xx

    loveontopxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I definitely need to get my hands on that spread! Those biscuits are too good although like you i'd probably have finished the jar in a week ;) x

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  13. So funny, I was watching RuPaul's just yesterday xx

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  14. i want the spread so badly! i always love the biscuits you get at the hairdressers and had no idea that you could buy it in spread form! xxxx
    mollyox.blogspot.com

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  15. OMG I cannot believe they do biscuit spread!! How cool I so want to try it. The coffee syrup also sounds like something I would love, I bet they would taste nice together :-) Holly xx
    http://caramellacouture.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Ok so that biscuit spread looks amazing!! I have to try xx

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  17. Caroline I bloody love those wee biscuits, cannot believe you can get that stuff, actual amaze!! :D Thank you for sharing! Haha <3

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  18. Zero calorie syrup?! wow. Does it actually taste like full sugar stuff?
    Xx
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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