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Blueberry Muffins For Beginners


Recently after seeing all of these baking tutorials on YouTube, it's really made me want to get baking some more! But I'll be honest, I'm definitely not a pro... so I wanted to start off with something quick and simply but equally delicious! Blueberry muffins seemed the perfect choice.

What you'll need:
- Muffin cases
- 110g plain flour
- 110g butter
- 65g caster sugar
- 2 free-range eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 125g blueberries
- Pinch of nutmeg

1. Begin by creaming the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Then slowly pour in the eggs and mix for 3 minutes. Add the flour, baking powder and nutmeg then stir to combine.


2. Now place a spoonful of muffin mixture into each muffin case, filling each to just over half way. Place about 5 blueberries in each case. 


3. Bake in the oven set at 200C/400F/Gas 6 for 20 minutes


And there you have it... super delicious blueberry muffins done within one hour! If you happen to have a go using my tutorial, let me know how you get on and definitely tweet me a pic! @gemfash

Why I Can't Live Without Freya Lingerie

I feel so lucky to be in touch with the lovely Freya team who offered to send me a lingerie set, and it is so beautiful! Freya is my favourite lingerie brand and as I am quite big-busted I definitely need a good quality bra that lasts and holds, and fits me perfectly! Freya goes up to a K cup so they are perfect for girls like me! I always opt for a balcony bra as I find them the comfiest for my shape, and they always last such a long time. I chose a super pretty style - an embroidered black and pink floral design with bow detail. I'm normally quite boring and "sensible" when it comes to bras - I always choose white as it can be worn under anything! But this time I was determined to choose something that was pretty and had a little more personality!

I have worn Freya since I first started wearing bras!! So a good few years now, and I would absolutely recommend them to anybody who is looking for a long-lasting bra that is all about the perfect fit! Wherever Freya is sold, there will be someone on hand to measure you ensuring you go home with the perfect bra. They are sold in John Lewis, Selfridges, Debenhams, House of Fraser... so wherever you are I'm sure there'll be a stockist near you!

So what are your thoughts on Freya lingerie? Can't live without them either? Let me know in the comments below :)



Review | Activbod

I am definitely one of those people that struggles to stay motivated when it comes to working out, but it's products like these by Activbod that really keeps me going and maintains that can-do attitude! So whether you're a once a week jogger, cycling superhero or gym buff, there is an Activbod product made just for you!

Activbod is committed to encouraging you to lead an active lifestyle by providing pre and post exercise body care that delivers results you can feel. The products inspire, encourage and reward a more active you whilst helping to build confidence through well being. Designed to aid repair and recovery, the combination of high-tec and natural ingredients deliver cooling, warming and skin protecting products. Bespoke blends of stimulating fragrances offer uniquely rejuvenating and invigorating properties, and their portable products enhance your active lifestyle. 

The team sent me 2 products to try - Cooling Finish Lotion and Mind Over Matter.

Left to right: Cooling Finish Lotion, Mind Over Matter

Cooling Finish Lotion, £12
This product is a body moisturiser containing vitamin E and menthol which delivers a cooling sensation and replenishes skin moisture levels after your workout. It smells absolutely amazing and comes out as a clear gel so it is super easy and smooth to apply and made me feel really refreshed after applying this post workout. The formula includes allantoin which helps to replenish moisture lost during exercise, and a unique deodorising ingredient helps to effectively control body odour. It's a winner for me!
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Mind Over Matter, £7
It doesn't surprise me that this is their best selling product. This balm is used to motivate you before your workout, using the power of essential oils to help focus the mind and give you that kick start! This is best applied over pulse points such as your wrist, temples and neck. It comes in a super cute tiny tube that it's so easy to just throw into your gym bag. With a blend of rosemary, peppermint and bergamot essential oils, it smells absolutely amazing - I couldn't help but keep smelling my wrists during my workout! I definitely found it pushed me to work harder.
Buy now

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You can get 15% off first purchase with code ACT15 at the checkout, or use MATE15 for your workout friends! If that's not enough, 10% of the net profits go to the Women's Sport Trust.
What are you waiting for?!

© Gemma Carey

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