Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Baking | Mince Pies In May

Me and my mum are both keen bakers, not only do we get to make yummy goodies but it's something we bond over. So when we remembered we still had a jar of mincemeat in the cupboard (which has a long shelf life thankfully) we thought we would have a crack at making mince pies. After all who says it has to be Christmas to enjoy these little mounds of heaven, can you tell I love mince pies? If it was my choice I would have them available all year round!

We decided to use puff pastry so ours came out a little differently to the norm but still just as delicious. Also to make things a little different in some of them we added chocolate chips, and yes it definitely works! They were possibly the easiest thing I've ever baked, it's as simple as cutting out the pastry with a cookie cutter, using a spoon drop a small amount of the mincemeat in the middle then cut out another piece of pastry for the top. We used a cupcake/muffin tray to bake ours and they only took 5-10 minutes to be ready to gobble up.

If you're ever feeling peckish, these are great to make as they are simple and quick.

Do you like mince pies? Would you like them more available throughout the year like me?

Monday, 11 May 2015

Review | Makeup Revolution Fix & Focus Brow Kit

After years of being an eyebrow pencil girl, then moving onto MACs eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown I've now discovered my holy grail product. And to think I was spending £10 a time on the MAC shadow when I wish I had discovered this little baby sooner.

I'm talking about the Makeup Revolution Fix & Focus Brow Kit and for £2.50 you are definitely getting more than your moneys worth. The kit contains 3 brow powders in 3 different shades and a wax cream (which I am yet to actually use). The shade I use is Light-Medium and I tend to stick to the two shades on the left side of the kit and blend these to make my perfect shade. I find these powders blend well together and when applied gives me a natural filling of my brow instead of making them appear hideously fake, which I have most definitely experienced in the past.

What's your holy grail brow product?

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Sharing The Love | My Favourite Blogs

For today's post I wanted to share with you some of my favourite blogs from some of my favourite bloggers that have become good friends of mine. If you're not already following them then what are you waiting for!

Although not my usual read of a beauty blog, Lauren writes about her life and her family and I just have to say how cute are Athena & Arlo. Not having children myself I love being on the journey with her and seeing her children grow up.

One of the many things I admire about Carries blog is her photography. Alongside the impeccable content is what makes her blog one of the best I've read.

Lauras fashion posts are some of my favourites. If you read any of her posts make sure you check out her DIY creations. I especially enjoyed reading her Jewellery Storage post as this is something I need in my life. Also can't wait to see her wedding pictures!

I love the mixture of posts on Lyndsays blog. From crafting to beauty you get a bit of everything. And check out her latest post from the Brighton Foodies Festival... PUG PUPPY!!

Again another blog with a whole mixture of various posts. Lilla has one of the best written blogs I've come across and some gorgeous pictures to go alongside.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say Lola And Behold is my favourite blog! Lauras posts are so easy to read yet at the same time so informative. Clear pictures with interesting text makes for a blog I love to read.

First off, LOVE Rosies blog name! Along with beauty posts she incorporates fitness posts which is great inspiration for me to try and get fit again!!

I love Sophies blog! I love the layout, the colour scheme and obviously most important the content. And the girl takes a good selfie!!

If you have any favourite blogs, leave links in the comments below!

Friday, 1 May 2015

Instagram #1

So I did do a couple of these types of posts before but I wanted to start a fresh and show you some recent Instagram snaps!

Meeting my best friends baby for the first time | Yummy dessert from a Ice Cream Parlour
A funny but true quote | Loved this makeup look I created | Just because it's Spring don't forget the bold lip!
Our for dinner with the girls | I blogged again! | Another favourite quote | Experimenting with makeup

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Gifting Ideas

I've seen a few posts on the bloggersphere about this website called Flamingo Gifts, which was perfect timing as one of my best friends has recently bought her first house with her lovely boyfriend and I was looking for a really nice house warming gift. So I thought I would share with you a few bits I found which I loved and might be the perfect gift for you to give.

Do you know any other good gifting sites?

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Wishlist | New Look

With summer on its way I've been spending my spare time scrolling through various websites looking for some new summer clothes and New Look is where I had most success. I came across a lot of floral prints. crochet and khaki which seems to be the trend for Summer '15.

First two items I didn't think would ever catch my eye as I'm not a very floral person but surprisingly they did. The Palm Leaf Kimono screams summer and puts me in the mood to book a flight to a hot destination and wear this whilst strolling around the island. The Denim Skater Dress is something different to anything I've ever owned. I love the floral print as its quite subtle and not too in your face. The next two tops are 100% me! I love a good slogan tee, especially when the slogan applies to my life. I think the Nothing To Wear slogan would apply to almost every girl. The fact that it's oversized is why I had to include it in my wishlist, I can't stand skintight clothes in the summer. 90% of the time I am sporting the topknot as I can't be bothered to do anything with my hair so this next top was first on my wishlist. Lastly are these Crochet Espadrilles, I always hear people rave about Espadrilles but have never owned a pair myself and these just look so cute!

Have you found any cute clothes for the summer yet?

Friday, 17 April 2015

Collection | NYX Butter Gloss

Long time now see! I'm not going to get into excuses or reasons why I haven't been about so into the post. I believe I first saw NYX Butter Glosses on youtube when all the beauty gurus from across the pond started raving about them. Sure enough we had to wait months for them to become available and I finally got my hands on them when I went to IMATS last year. From there on my collection started growing with a few purchases on Depop and a little help from my sister working in the states. The reason I love them and would say they are my favourite is because not only are they pigmented they also keep you lips moisturised and have a fair staying period. My next mission is to try the Butter Lipsticks.

Have you tried any shades? If you would like me to show them on let me know in the comments below!