Thursday, 11 December 2014

Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution in Glastonberry

Buy Here - £23.00

I had been eyeing up the Charlotte Tilbury products for months and in particluar I had been contemplating purchasing the matte revolution in Glastonberry. I was hesitant for buying this lipstick for three reasons 1) I have never tried this brand before 2) the price and 3) the colour. 
I buy crazy amounts of lipsticks but I tend to stick to the same brands that I have grown to love an trust (MAC and YSL). Due to the price I was hesitant to try an unfamiliar brand as I know I can be quite picky when it comes to lipsticks. Although I'm not usually shy when it comes to trying new lip colours, I was a bit weary of this particular shade and slightly scared that I would not be able to pull off a colour so dark and rich.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas for Her/For Me

Christmas Gift Ideas for her

1. charlotte tilbury Matte Revolution Glastonberry £23.00, 2.Zara Checked Scarf £19.99, 3. Ted Baker Wenny Square Crystal Matinee £89.00, 4. Pandora Statement Amethyst Ring £99.00, 5. Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne eau de parfum £47.00 - £60.00, 6. Urban Decay Naket Pallet 2 £37.00, 7. Michael Kors Channing Turquoise and Gold Tone Stainless Steel watch £250.00, 8. Ferrero Rocher, 9. Topshop CONTROL2 High Leg Boots £125.00, 10. Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie Large Jar £19.99, 11. Baileys Orange Truffle.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Christmas Festivites and Traditions

Okay, I am fully aware that it is "only November" but I wanted to get into the spirit of things early this year. First of all, I would like to state if you detest the kinds of people who are overly happy and jolly around this time of year and often utter the words "I don't like Christmas", then you are certainly not going to like this post, so I suggest you stop reading now before my christmassy words and photos make you want to tear your eyes out. If on the other hand you feeling blue and down because of the cold weather and want to get into the Christmas spirit then continue reading. 

This week I decided I ought to start preparing for Christmas as I am broke as per usual and should get a head start on buying presents as I usually leave these things until the last minute. Christmas shopping can be fun, if you enjoy shopping for others but unfortunately I find it a tad depressing shopping for others and not buying myself a little something (or a big something). However, due to my lack of savings this year, I cannot really afford to be buying myself a treat every time I buy a loved on a gift. Therefore, I had to get into the spirit and joys of Christmas before heading to the shops!

How do I get myself into the Christmas spirit, I ask myself? Every year I do certain things which I suppose have become traditions of mine without me really being aware of it and I'm sure if you put your mind to it, you'll find a good few traditions which you posess of your own. My top five Christmas tradtions;
  1. Visiting Christmas markets and craft fairs
  2. Trying the seasonal drinks 
  3. Baking Christmas treats (Take a look at my Christmas baking)
  4. Creating and listening to a Christmas playlist
  5. Watching the classic Christmas films

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Cristmas drinks inspired cupcakes

This past week I have been trying to get into the mind set for Christmas. One way I have fought the winter blues and gotten into the Christmas spirit is by baking Christmas treats. I always find baking makes me happy and adding Christmas touches to my bakes has helped to spread the magic that is Christmas. 

From left to right: Cinnamon LatteHot ChocolateWhite Hot Chocolate

Cinnamon Latte Cupcakes

If you have no already noticed, there has been a theme running through my recent bakings. That theme has been hot drinks. So I've already baked Hot chocolate cupcakes and White hot chocolate cupcakes and decided my next creation will be latte based. I love all lattes, no matter what the flavour is. To keep inside my christmas theme, I though a touch of cinnamon would work a treat. So here are my cinnamon latte cupcakes!

White Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

If you have seen my last post, then you will have seen my hot chocolate cupcakes (hot chocolate cupcakes) but I feel that white hot chocolate is not given enough credit and is often overshadowed by milk hot chocolate. In fact I think white chocolate in general is often forgot about, when it actually tastes incredible (especially melted with fruit). So I chose not to neglect white chocolate this time and bake white hot chocolate cupcakes aswell as milk hot chocolate cup cakes. 

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

The cold, dark nights are upon us. Around this time of year I find that my intake of hot drinks tripples and among those hot drinks in particular is hot chocolate. My evening is not complete without a mug of steamy, milky hot chocolate topped with squirty cream and marshmallows. So today I decided to take my love for hot chocolate a step further and bake some hot chocolate cupcakes! Plus I added a few touches to make them Christmassy as part of my bid to get in the Christmas spirit early this year.