Tuesday, July 20, 2021

'Seize The Minute' Essie Mani

 


Hi guys! Do your fingernails go through cycles? Mine were long and looking good for a fair while, but then, slowly but surely, they started breaking, no matter what I did to look after them. So they are short right now for this mani, but what can you do, they'll grow right?



I bought this red Essie Expressie quick dry polish called 'Seize The Minute' to cheer myself up, because it just looked like such a gorgeous red. It's exactly the kind of shade I'm immediately attracted to. Do I have a handful of extremely similar colours in my nail polish collection? Of course. But I honestly don't care. I'll cross that bridge when I eventually do a nail polish de-clutter, and not a moment sooner. Haha!






Thanks for reading, guys, I hope you enjoyed!


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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Nuts & Bolts Recipe

 


Hi guys! Well I said I'd be blogging about whatever takes my fancy, and today I'm coming at you with this Nuts & Bolts recipe. Have you ever tried this? This is such an addictive and tasty snack, perfect for movie watching, the mid-afternoon munchies, or just about any occasion, really! There are a few different recipes for this online, but I'm posting the one I like the best. If you haven't tried this before, you really must. There's only a few ingredients and no baking/cooking involved, It's basically just mixing stuff together. So easy!




Ingredients

  • 290g box of Nutri-Grain cereal
  • 250g peanuts
  • 45g packet Cream of Chicken soup (powder mix)
  • 45g packet French Onion soup (powder mix)
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 cup Canola oil (warmed)





Method

1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in large bowl with a wooden spoon. 

2. Slowly pour in your warmed canola oil in batches, mixing as you go, til you've added it all and it's all mixed together.

That's it! This makes up a fair bit, but trust me, it won't last long.

It's best stored in an airtight container. Oh and one of the soup mixes I used was 35g instead of 45g as that's all I could find and it doesn't really make a difference. I would love to know if you try this recipe guys, and what you think. Let me know if you do!




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Monday, June 21, 2021

Super Fun Updates!




 I Know It's Not Christmas

Hi guys! First of all I want to say, yes, I know these last couple of posts (if you're an email subscriber) have been titled Giveaway: Win an AniKookie Christmas Cookie Pack, which I know is incorrect. This is the title of my last blog post, from November 2020. Let me explain! My blog interface has been updated and as a result, the email subscriber section has disappeared completely. This is the section I used to go into to change the title after writing a new post. So there's no way of me accessing this section and updating it, since Blogger has removed it.

Tech Issues Are Fun

Which brings me to another bit of blog housekeeping. My email subscription provider will no longer be hosting this service as of July this year. What does this mean for you, if you are an email subscriber? Well luckily you don't have to do anything. I, however, will be sourcing a new email subscription service, so basically next time you are emailed my latest blog post, it might look a little different. But rest assured, it's still me, with my Max The Unicorn blog posts. Hopefully I'll be able to fix the email subject title issue at the same time, too! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Let's Get Personal

I've been pondering the direction of this blog and I've come to the realisation that I really just want this to be a personal blog. I don't want to have to write certain posts because I've been sent things from brands/PR that I need to feature or review, or been invited to an event or a movie premiere, etc. All those types of obligated work posts will feature on my food and beauty Instagram accounts.

In stark contrast to when I was blogging previously, I noticed that I actually really enjoyed writing my last blog post 5 Things I'm Loving. I loved being able to write about whatever I wanted without having to think about how to include a gifted product, or link to a site, or research a product, and have to advertise my post widely and link it up (because the stats mattered), and so on and so forth! Blogging started off as a hobby, but over the years it felt like it turned into a job. I know many fellow Bloggers will relate to this. Basically I want this to be fun again, because I do enjoy writing. I am definitely not going to complain about everything I've been sent for review over the years, I appreciate all the businesses and PR's I've worked with, and will continue to accept suitable collaborations on my Instagram accounts, just no longer on the blog.

So basically, I'll just be blogging about whatever takes my fancy from now on. I hope you stick around for the ride!


Thanks for reading, guys, I hope you enjoyed!


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