RECIPE:Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Fall in love with chocolate (like we ever fell out of it) with this delicious Chocolate Fudge Brownie recipe. These gooey treats will leave you wanting more so read on to discover the recipe.

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Ingredients

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250g Unsalted Butter                                 plus extra for greasing

275g Good Quality Dark Chocolate        70% cocoa solids

3 Large Eggs

275g Caster sugar

1tsp Vanilla Extract

225g Plain Flour

1/2tsp Salt

70g White Chocolate Chunks

70g Mini Fudge Pieces

Walnuts to decorate

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Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/ 35o degrees F/ gas mark 4.

Grease and line the base of a square cake tin (approximately 23cm).

Melt the butter and chocolate in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring occasionally. After both the chocolate and butter have completely melted remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.

In a large mixing bowl beat together the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until the mixture is pale and fluffy.

Next, whisk the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until combined.Then stir in the flour and salt.

Then you can add what you want to go in your brownies. I chose to use mini fudge pieces and white chocolate chips.

Afterwards, pour the mixture into the prepared tin – it was here that I sprinkled walnut pieces onto the top.

Cook the brownies for 20-25 minutes, until they are just set – the centre should still be slightly gooey.

Once the brownies are ready to remove from the oven, leave the cake to cool for 10 minutes in the tin and then transfer it onto a cooling rack.

Leave the brownies to completely cool before cutting the cake into squares.

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And Voila!

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How to stay calm on Results Day Eve.

So it’s 6 o’clock you’ve been trying not to think about the impending doom of tomorrow but you can’t escape it any longer. Whether you’re picking up your AS or A Level results tomorrow – keep reading to discover my three step guide to staying calm on Results Day Eve.

Step one to staying calm on ‘Results Day Eve’ is to analyse your options. What is the worst case scenario if your results are worse than expected tomorrow? Try and think of a true depiction of what would happen tomorrow if your results were worse than expected. If you prepare yourself for the worst then it can only get better.

Step two is easier than the first. I recommend orgainising to do something with your friends after collecting your results – whether thats on the night of the 18th or at the weekend. You need something good to look forward to. I’ll be celebrating/drowning my sorrows with my friends by going out for a meal on the Friday.

Step three (you’re doing so well). All you need to do now is take your mind off results tonight.  You could go out, watch a film, cosy up with a blanket and some youtube videos- whatever you think will help you to not think about results day. Seeing as I’m currently ill anyway, I’ll probably be in bed watching Harry Potter or some other film I will have no doubt of watched 900 times before.

Good Luck to everyone who is collecting their results tomorrow, I’m sure everything will turn out fine.

Leah Pelly xxx

Beauty Haul

Recently I seemed to have gone on a huge beauty splurge- so that I am all prepared for the start of college next week..eeeek! Lets just say I’m very nervous but very excited about that.

So the first place I went to was Boots where I finally picked up a Boots Advantage card for myself and also went a little bit crazy. Is it just me or does Boots draw you in with the little ‘3 for 2’ or ‘Buy 2 get the cheapest free’ offers they seem to always have on?

I picked up a new mascara for myself – the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. I’ve seen this used in lots of Gabby’s (VelvetGh0st) videos on Youtube and her lashes always look amazing so I thought I’d give it a try. Gabby also inspired my next purchase (another Maybelline product) a Color Drama intense Velvet lip Pencil in the shade 150 Fuchsia Desire. I wore this yesterday, and I have to say I’m loving the formulation of this product – it’s so creamy on the lips yet still has got this lovely matte finish that feels like you haven’t got anything on your lips at all. I think I should really look into purchasing some more of these. I also purchased some strawberry Carmex from Primark.


It’s reached that point in the year again when I run out of concealer and feel the need to try a different one. This time I decided to pick up Soap and Glory’s Kick Ass Concealer. It is slightly different to the concealers I’ve brought before in terms of application but it works like a dream and the packaging is super cute- as it always is from Soap and Glory. Due to them cheeky little Boots deals I picked up another S&G product: the Archery Brow filling pencil and brush in shade Hot Chocolate. This makes my brows look incredible – a much neater and natural finish than products I’ve used before. However I don’t really like how the pencil part is one of those ‘twistable’ things… you know them ‘twisty’ things that push the product up instead of you sharpening it? Yeah, I don’t like them, I feel like they work for a bit but then they always end up breaking on me- do any of you have this problem?

I purchased 2 Rimmel products: the Rimmel Wake Me Up anti-fatigue Foundation and the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. Two basics really. I usually buy the Rimmel Match Perfection but the Wake Me Up was on offer so I decided to mix it up a bit and I thought the Stay Matte Powder will be great for those days in College when I need to touch up.

And Finally, from Boots I bought the Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set. I have wanted these brushes for soooo long and when I saw that they were on offer (there’s £10 off them in Boots go grab them now!) I had to get them. I’ve been using them for the last couple of days and they are amazing- they have totally altered the way I put my makeup on and the finish on my makeup is so much better than it was before. I LOVE THESE BRUSHES! If you follow me on Instagram you will already know this.

Ok, Skincare. I went into Poundsaver recently and I know what your thinking Poundsaver and Skincare? but yes when I went to Boots I forgot to pick up my usual Tea Tree Moisturiser so instead of going back to Boots I picked up this Tea Tree daily use, cleansing facial scrub suitable for all skin types. It was only a pound so I wasn’t expecting miraculous results but so far I am loving it. I’ve used it twice already – last night and this morning and my skin feels really soft. I think I’m going to continue using it for a week and then do a review on it for you. When I was in Poundsaver I also picked up these Tea Tree deep cleansing nose pore strips. I have heard Louise (Sprinkle of Glitter) talk about something similair to these on her channel before and so because they were a £1 I decided to pick them up. I used one last night and they worked like a treat.

Finally, I picked up these Nspa Body Mists from Asda. They smell absolutely incredible. I’ve been seriously loving the smell of Passion Fruit recently so I picked up the ‘seriously intense passion fruit’ one along with the ‘fresh, sweet raspberry’ scented one. They are so strongly scented and smell really girly and pretty. (I’m not good at describing scents but hey ho).Next time your doing your shopping go give them a smell. They’re also on 2 for £4 so your saving a pound too.

I hope you enjoyed this post. What beauty products have you been loving lately? Please let me know down below.

Leah xxx.

Youtubers Mentioned:

Gabriella (VelvetGh0st)

Sprinkle of Glitter

Night time Adventures

The other day I went to visit my sister in Birmingham and it was really late when we began to drive home. So I thought I would take advantage of it being dark and try my hand at some night and light/motion photography. I have increased the contrast on some of these images as this defines the street and car lights more and I really like it.  Here’s to experimenting with different photography more.

I hope you enjoyed this type of post,

Leah xxx

Next & Primark Haul.

As some of you may know I recently visited Newcastle Upon Tyne and did quite a bit of shopping. Most of the things I bought are for when I go to College so that I have all my basic ‘throw on’ items, as well as simple jewelry which I can layer with my outfits. So here we go…

Necklace -Next, £4       Top- Primark, £6      Jeans – Next, £16      Loafers- Next, £12

Top- Primark, £4   Scrunchie- Primark, £1.50   Jeans – Next, £23   Shoes- Next, £16

Necklace- Primark, £2    Top- Primark, £6    Jeans- Next, £23   Shoes- Next, £16

Black Top- Primark, £2.80    Shirt- Primark, £10   Bag- Next, £30  

Jeans and shoes are the same as the previous.

Fedora- Primark, £8 (I think)   Jumper- Next, £10   Necklace- Primark, £2  

 Jeans and Shoes are the same as previous.

 Top- Primark, £4   Jeans and Shoes are the same as the previous.

Fedora- Primark, £8 (I think)    Top- Primark, £3.50   Cardigan- Next, £13    

Necklace- Primark, £1.50        Rings- Next, £4 (They were in a 5 pack)  

Jeans and Shoes are the same as previous.

Left To Right… £1.50- Primark    £2- Primark     £4- Primark    £2- Primark

Candle- Primark, £3.50

The essentials… Bobbles- Primark, £1     Socks- Primark, £2

I have loved everything I have bought. So glad I’ve got lots of new outfits for college in which I can swap and change with different clothes I already own. Totally ready for the future now!

I hope you enjoyed this post,

Leah xxx

OOTD: Chinese Food.

Tonight I am off out with my Mum, Sister, Great Auntie and my Brother’s Girlfriend – basically my family, as it is my Mum’s birthday. We’re going to have a lovely meal at a chinese restaurant that I haven’t been to before and so I’m super excited. This is my outfit that I’m going to wear.

Dress- New Look

Shoes- E-vie

Bag – Claire’s

Lipstick – Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in shade 01

Leah xxx

Time to Travel

Seeing a lot of people going on Holiday and travelling to exotic places this Summer has got me thinking about where I want to travel in the future. So here are the places I would love to go and visit some day.

  • America – I want to travel all over America from Los Angeles, San Francisco,New York and Nashville. I just think it would be great to travel to big cities and spend the day getting lost amongst the bright lights and small ‘hipster’ coffee shops.
  • Italy – I would love to visit Pompeii, Mount Vesuvias and Venice: birthplace of the waltz. I think the devastation of Pompeii is both devastating and mesmerizing.
  • France (Paris) – I visited Paris with my family a while ago when I was about 8, but I can’t really remember it so I would really love to go back and explore it all over again.
  • Dubai – I think Dubai is so extraordinary – it looks like a city from the future with it’s contemporary skylines and luxury lifestyle. Visiting here would definitely be a once in a lifetime experience.
  • Australia – First off, who just read that in an Australian accent because I sure did type it in one. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is just one of the many reasons to visit this fascinating place. Plus, it has a wonderful history!
  • Egypt – And finally, Egypt. It is a place of mystery and magic. The Egyptians beliefs about afterlife are completely mind blowing and their pharaoh’s are something out of fantasy stories. This place is definitely home to some of the greatest human architecture that has ever existed.

Please let me know down below where you would like to travel or where you have visited this Summer. i would love to here about your adventures.

Leah xxx