RECOMMENDED READS: MAY 2020

It’s that time again, time for my ‘Recommended Reads: May 2020’. With so many people turning to a good book in these unsettling and trying times, my reading/books wishlist keeps on getting longer and longer. But I’m not mad at it! There’s so much of the world that can be discovered through a good book, so many lessons to learn, so many worlds to explore, and so many stories to enjoy.

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TIE-DYEING AT HOME

I’ve been wearing tie-dye for a while now, particularly vintage t-shirts I’ve found whilst thrifting. A definite trend amidst this current lockdown we’re living in, tie-dyeing at home is now the thing to do. Its popping up everywhere, all across my social media and on trend websites, on Pinterest/TikTok, all from people who’ve probably never before worn tie-dye in their lives. As tie-dye isn’t new to me, I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and give this trend a try. It’s safe to say I’m very glad I did.

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J’NAE BAKES: RICE CRIPSY TREATS

Rice Crispy treats are nostalgic for me, they’re little slices of heaven I used to bake with my mum as a kid. They bring back fond childhood memories of me sneaking marshmallows out of the packet and my mum pretending like she hadn’t noticed (she totally noticed). In my opinion these treats are best made at home, even though you can buy them in stores. The best things about making Rice Crispy treats at home is you can customise to your hearts content. More marshmallows? Duh. Sprinkles on top? Ofcourse.

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HOW TO WEAR A SCRUNCHIE

As a child of the 90’s, scrunchies are my thing. The return of the scrunchie surfaced sometime last year, and thankfully it seems like they’re sticking around for good. Not only are scrunchies cute, but they’re better for your hair than using a typical elasticated hairband that pulls on your hair and gets tangled easily. Whether your hair is long, short, curly, straight, or wavy, scrunchies are for you. 

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AN INTROVERTS GUIDE TO STAYING IN

What’s up fellow introverts? At the start of this year, and the start of a new decade, who would’ve thought that we’d be ordered to stay at home because of a deadly pandemic? Definitely not me. As a self-confessed introvert, staying at home isn’t hard for me if I’m honest, and the way were living right now isn’t too different from my pre-pandemic day-to-day life. So it left me thinking, how best could I help those who are finding it difficult to cope right now? Read on for some staying at home tips from me, a self-confessed introvert.

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J’NAE BAKES: CARAMELISED BANANAS

I don’t know about you but amidst this current lockdown, my healthy eating habits have gone out the window. And by that I mean disappeared altogether. Having 24/7 access to my snack cupboard is not a good idea, and whilst some may say just don’t buy unhealthy foods to begin with – its not always that easy (especially when you live with other people). In times of uncertainty and chaos, comforting foods can be a light relief. Here’s a delicious recipe to satisfy everyone out there who has a sweet tooth like me!

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