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Monday, 30 March 2015

Gooey butterscotch Easter cupcake recipe!

Ingredients you will need:

Ingredients for the cupcakes:
·      100g/ 4oz butterscotch sweets
·      225g/8oz/2cups plain flour
·      90g/3 ½oz/ ½ cup golden caster sugar
·      10ml/2tsp baking powder
·      1 egg, beaten
·      150ml/ ¼ pint/ 2/3 cup milk
·      50ml/ 2fl oz/ ¼ cup melted butter
·      75g/ 3oz/ ¾ cup chopped hazelnuts

For the topping:
75g/ 3oz/ 6tbsp softened butter
170g/ 6oz/ 1 ½ cups icing sugar
A few drops of vanilla extract
3 Cadbury’s flakes
3 mini packets of Cadbury’s mini eggs


  • ·      Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 400°F/ Gas 6
  • ·      Arrange 12 muffin cases in a muffin tin
  •     Sift together the flour, sugar and baking powder into a bowl
  • ·      Cut the sweets into small chunks and add to the dry mixture
  • ·      Whisk together the egg, milk and melted butter in a separate bowl
  • ·      Mix together with the dry ingredients
  • ·      Add the chopped hazelnuts to the mixture
  • ·      Place into the muffin cases, filling them half way
  • ·      Bake for 20 minutes
  • ·      For the icing place the softened butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk together until combined.
  • ·      Place the icing on the cakes when cold and decorate!

Here is a printable recipe:

They are soooooooooo yummy!

Have a lovely easter
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Saturday, 28 March 2015

My favourite perfumes and review

Today I thought I would share my favourite perfumes from my collection.
(from left to right)

La Prairie Midnight Rain £80/50ml
Jo Mallone English Pear & Freesia £40/30ml
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre £46/35ml
Calvin Klein Euphoria £37.50/30ml

These are the four perfumes I reach for the most from my collection. They are all quite different and there is a great mixture here depending on my mood.

La Prairie Midnight Rain Eau de Parfum
This is the most recent addition to my collection and I was first tempted after seeing the gorgeous packaging on a video from fleurdeforce. This has to be the most beautiful bottle I have ever seen! I picked this up in the airport but it is probably the most pricey out of my collection. It has a musky vanilla smell but it is still fresh with mandarin and freesia extracts. I tend to wear this in the evening or on special occasions.

Jo Mallone English Pear and Freesia
This is one of the most popular scents from Jo Mallone and has been raved about by many bloggers and you tubers. It it very fresh and you can smell the pear scent mixed with a more floral note from the freesias. I love this but I do find it doesn't last very well. I would like to try the candle and room diffusers in the same scent as I think this would be lovely around the home too. A great daytime Autumn/ Spring perfume.

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre
I think this is quite similar to the La Prairie with a hint of musk however this is a lot fresher. Grapefruit and Jasmine are used in this perfume but the grapefruit is not overpowering. I probably get the most comments from my boyfriend when wearing this perfume and it is probably my favourite all time perfume as well. A great perfume to take you from day to night and it lasts incredibly well.

Calvin Klein Euphoria
This perfume contains notes of rose, apple, green leaves, Lotus, black orchid,black violet and amber. Again it is a fruity- floral scent that lasts really well. This is my go to everyday perfume as I know it lasts well and doesn't break the bank. I like the shape of the packaging and I also like the Calvin Klein forbidden euphoria as well.

I always find it hard to describe perfume scents but if you are looking to try a new fruity-floral perfume that is not too sweet where not try these next time you find yourselve in the airport/ perfume section

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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Eyeshadow sticks review: My favourite browns

Products in the photo from left to right:

Swatches in the same order:
No.7, Rimmel, Charlotte Tilbury, Clinique

I have tried a LOT of eyeshadow sticks and they are brilliant if you no not have very much time to get ready/ are new to makeup. These are my four top favourites. They range in colour from a 'proper' chocolate brown through the coppery tones to more golden browns.
All of these shadow sticks lasts all day. I wear them with the NARS eyeshadow primer underneath to prevent creasing. They are great for all over the lid, as an eyeliner or blended out to create a smokey eye.

I hope you found this helpful





Monday, 23 March 2015

The New Bobbi Brown Intensive skin Serum foundation seek preview and review!

Recently I was lucky enough to get my hands on a sample of the new Bobbi Brown Intensive skin Serum Foundation. I have been trying this for over 2 weeks now and I have to say I am extremely impressed. I may even say this is now my favourite foundation (huge statement!) 

This is a liquid foundation which comes with a pipet applicator.  It is Formulated with Lychee, Bamboo Grass and Cordyceps Mushroom extracts. Now I am not a dermatologist but these ingredients work! My skin feels lovely! I have dry dehydrated skin and since using this foundation my skin looks dewy, radiant and I haven't had any breakouts. The foundation claims to have a powerful combination of serum ingredients which help to support the skin’s cellular energy and also offers key anti-aging benefits for a smoother, firmer, more lifted look. 

I have been using this in the colour sand. For a comparison I would say this is most similar to my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation in texture. Here is a swatch of the two together. I wear the Chanel in 20 beige.

I highly recommend you try this. It is now available at John Lewis and hopefully soon available on the Bobbi Brown website too at £39 

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