Sunday, 31 March 2013

I made... Creme Egg Brownies

Hello and Happy Easter! To this party I'm a little bit late on this lil bandwagon, here's my attempt...

350g Dark chocolate, broken into pieces
250g Butter, cut up
3 Large eggs
250g Light muscovado sugar
85g Plain flour
1tsp Baking powder
5-6 Creme Eggs

Brownie Tray
Greaseproof/Parchment paper


Line the baking tray

Melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan on the hob.

Whisk eggs and sugar together

Gradually stir in the chocolate/butter mixture

Stir in flour and baking powder, until mixtue is smooth.

Pour into the baking tray.

Put into the oven for 20mins

Cut creme eggs in 1/2's or 1/4's

Take brownies out of oven, stick creme eggs in the top of the mixture.

Put back in the oven for another 10-15minutes until cooked.

Leave to cool for 1hr on a wire rack.

Cut brownies up and EAT!

I hope you enjoyed this post, I'm hoping for the weather to improve so I can do outfit pictures for often!

Saturday, 30 March 2013

March Favourites

Hello! This most un-spring like of March's is nearly over, so here are my random favourites for the month.

Topshop Nail Polish Celestial 
I am head over heels in love with this colour, the colour is just so bright, and has received complements when I have worn it.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
This is a very much loved product in the bloggosphere, I hopped on the bandwagon, at the moment I love it. However it may not be for everyone as it has a strong (ish) scent.

Daffodils! I got these for my Mummy for mothers day, and to be honest it's my only hint of spring! Not much to say, they just make me happy :)

Mayday, was a mini tv series that was on the BBC at the start of the month, this got me hooked, but i do wish they had spread it over a few weeks, rather than over 5 days. You really should check it out if you can!

Top Hat the Musical Soundtrack. I have been totally in LOVE with the music from this ever since I was lucky enough to see it in London. Now it is sitting in my car, playing over and over again :D

Just a few things this month! What have you guys been enjoying??

Thursday, 28 March 2013

I made... Cherry Oaty Cookies

Another baking post! On Monday I was a baking queen, making lots of goodies, including these for a bake sale at school to raise some money, as we are hiring costumes for our AS theatre studies performance of Playhouse creatures. I would like to point out these are delicious and so easy to make :)

If you'd like to make these here's how to do it!

250g butter, softened
50g caster sugar
100g light muscovado sugar
150g self raising flour
225g porridge oats
200g glace cherries, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4/Fan 160°C
Line 2/3 Baking sheets

In a bowl beat together butter and sugars, until light and fluffy.
Stir in flour and porridge oats.
When combined stir in cherries.

Divide into approx 18 portions, and shape on the baking trays.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until they are pale golden brown, but still soft in the centre.
Cool for 5 minutes on baking tray.
Transfer to a wire rack.

EAT them up!
Hope you liked this baking post!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Style Obsession #2 Floral Trainers

Hello :) Today i;m going to show you a trend which I'm obsessed with, and desperatly want to hop on the band wagon, and that is floral trainers! I don't tend to where trainers that often, you are most likely to see me in my tan leather boots from next years ago, but I can't help loving all these floral trianers - something a couple of years ago I thought I'd never say! Bye, bye white trainers :D

Sorry some came out all blurry, but you get the jist!

Number 1 and 7 have to be my favourite! Will you be purchasing floral trainers, or have you already got some I'd love to know :)

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Outfit of the Evening

Hello, just a quick post to show you what I wore for my friend's 18th Birthday meal and drinks!

Skirt (no longer on website), Boots Topshop, Tee Forever 21

Hope you liked it!


Thursday, 21 March 2013

I love coral wishlist!

Hello, today is the last of my posts based around that colour coral. I'm starting to think I should write a book, 50 shades of coral! Oh and a quick note, Estee from Essiebutton is also in love with the colour!

Do you like my picks?? Now I promise, I will not do a coral themed post for a while now!


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

I ♥ Spring Tag

Hello, I've decided that I am just going to carry on as if spring wasn't delayed this year. I saw this on Miss Glamorazzi's youtube channel, and I thought it would be fun to do!

1. Favourite spring nail polish.
This is a lovely coral colour from fearne, don't know the name though!! (oh and excuse the flaky bits on my fingers, have been bread making haha)

2. Must have lip colour this spring.
Ooh La La from topshop or any other coral lipstick!

3. Favourite spring dress??

I've had this for ages now, but i still really love it!

4. What's your favourite flower?
Daffodils, I always get so excited when they 'spring' up in the garden, and they are so cheap and readily available. There's something about them which just makes me smile.

5. Favourite spring accessory?

My Cath Kidston Basket bag!

6. Spring trends you are most looking forward to.
Floral prints, and pastel colours.

7.  Spring candle?
I don't tend to go and buy candles :s

8.  Favourite body spray/perfume for spring.
Dot by Marc Jacobs, well now that I think about it I'm always wearing it!

9. What is spring like where you live?
Well being a brit, it varies it can be almost wintery (like it has been) but it can be very mild and summery.

10. What's your favourite thing about spring?
All the pretty flowers (i'm easily pleased!) and generally people being happier.

11. Are you a spring cleaner?
Not really, I tend to leave things to be in a massive mess before I attempt to clean up!

13. Any plans for a spring break or up coming vacation?
I have the Easter holidays coming up, and unfortunately my main plan is to start revising for exams :(

I Tag ...
Thou Shalt not Covet
And anyone else who would like to do this :)

I hope you enjoyed this post, please in the comments link down below your tag if you do it :)

Saturday, 16 March 2013

I made... a Bakewell Tart

Hello, it's been a while since I posted properly and even longer since my last baking post! This is a bit of a nostalgic bake for me, as the first time I made it was in one of my first ever food technology lessons at school!

175g plain flour
Pinch of Salt
2 tbsp caster sugar
115g butter, chilled and diced
1 medium free range egg yolk, mixed with 2 tbsp cold water

3 tbsp raspberry jam

60g butter, soft
60g caster sugar
1 medium free-range egg
30g self-raising flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
50g ground almonds
1/2 tsp almond extract

100g icing sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
approx 1 tbsp cold water
flaked almonds to decorate

22cm tin
Baking Tray

Put flour, salt and sugar into bowl. Add diced butter, rub in until mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Using a round bladed knife, gradually mix in the egg yolk mixture, to make a firm dough. If the mixture is still crumby add a little water.

Wrap pastry in cling film and chill for 20 minutes.

Roll out on a floured surface, into a circle about 28cm across, then line the tin with it. Prick base with a fork. Spread over raspberry jam. Chill it.

Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4, and put baking tray in the oven.
Put all sponge ingredients into a mixing bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Spoon on top of jam. Bake in heated oven, on the baking tray, for 30 minutes or until pastry is a light golden brown, and the filling is firm to the touch and golden. Remove from oven, cool, then unmould.
Mix icing sugar with the lemon juice and water to make a smooth runny icing. Spoon the icing into a icing bag/ small plastic bag, and snip off the tip. Pipe in a random/zig zag pattern. Scatter with flaked almonds. And you're finished!
Hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you've made it, or what you've baked this weekend.

Thursday, 14 March 2013


With all the concern/worry about GFC followers I am sorting out blog loving so you can follow my blog still and keep upto date!

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I'll be back with my usual posts very soon!


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Style Obsession #1 Kylie Jenner

Hello! She maybe the youngest of the Kardashian Klan (excluding Mason and Penelope), but when she appears on Keeping Up, I always love what she is wearing, her style isn't ground breaking, she always looks so effortless.

(pictures from twitter and here)

A Kylie inspired outfit!

Clothing and Beanie Topshop, Boots Office

I hope you liked this kind of post, would you like to see more?


Sunday, 10 March 2013

I Love Coral Part 2

Hey guys! This is my second coral outfit idea.

Bunny Tee Zara, Cardi Jeans Earrings Lipstick Topshop

Hope you enjoyed my coral themed posts, are there any colours you're going to be wearing now its starting to get warmer??

Oh and Happy Mothers day! I hope all you're all having a fabulous day.


Friday, 8 March 2013

*March Wishlist*

Hellooo. I'm abit late with my March Wishlist, anywhooo this is what I'm lusting over at the moment!!

1. I have been lusting over this since I first saw it in my local topshop, and I really wish £58 would magically appear in my purse.

2. I have tried these on and the cut is so flattering, oh be mine will you?

3. Flamingo pyjamas!! Nothing more to say then this word, EPIC.

4. Is it too early to think about sandals? However my old trusty pair are dead, and eventually it'll be summer :)

As a side note, last weeks post 'Harriet's Spring Style' went down really well, are you interested in another collab from us two? Please let me know if you are :)


Thursday, 7 March 2013

I Loooooove Coral!

Hello guys! You may have guessed what this post is about, and no not the sort you find on coral reefs! Tis indeed about the colour!

First here is my collection of coral coloured things!

Fearne Nail Polish, Lipstick Topshop

Vest Primark, Skirt and Jeans Topshop, Sweater Forever 21

Tibbles Cat Protection NOT CORAL!
Thought I'd throw this in as you can see him in the previous picture!

How I style Look 1

I think this looks so cute together, it isn't too heavy on the coral front and I love the contrasting textures! The outfit looks spring like, whilst still be warm enough for the struggling temperatures.

I will style another look in another post very soon, hope you enjoyed this one!!


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

February is Theatre Month Part 3

Hi guys! Sorry this post is a bit delayed, that's because of the start of my spring series, which I hope you enjoyed looking at!!

Just over a week ago I went to see Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre, in the west-end. In case you didn't know this is based on the Classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers film from the 1930's.

They had just recently had a cast change over I think, I was quite disappointed about this as I wanted to see Tom Chambers in it! However once the show started I needn't have worried Gavin Lee who played Jerry Travers, Astaire's character was brilliant, and so was Kristen Beth Williams who played Dale Tremont. I could sit there for hours watching these two! In fact the cast was amazing, I loved all the classic songs Puttin' on the Ritz, You're Easy to Dance With, Top Hat, White Tie and Tails; the dancing was seamless probably my favourite part of the production, from the duets to the ensemble pieces, I was in heaven.

It's a must see show and highly recommend that you pop down to see it if you can!!

Thanks again for reading this :)


Monday, 4 March 2013

Spring Nails

Hello, I'm in a particuarly spring like mood today since the lovely sunny weekend we've just had in narrwich, and incase you've been living under a rock its March, which means spring, and most importantly it's time to say goodbye to dark winter nails (even though I love abit of dark red polish on my nails) and hello to the pastels!

And these bad boyss are my top picks!

From Front to back! Topshop Celestial, Barry M Cappucino, Barry M Berry, Natural Collection Pink Manicure, Barry M Mint Green, Fearne (don't know the name, coral)
Last year I loved barry m Mint Green and Berry, they are too really lovely pastel colours and made me so happy when I wore them. The Fearne polish was my favourite nail polish last year, and I can't wait to wear it again. This year I am excited to wear the other colours aswell!
Are there any colours you can't wait to wear now its spring?? Please let me know and I'd also love idea for other nail polishes :)

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Harriet's Spring Style

This is the start of my spring series, which will pop up through out march :)

Today I have my lovely friend Harriet who will be studying Fashion and Textiles in September at Uni, I thought she'd be the perfect person to ask to show me her perfect spring outfit!

Here's what she picked out!

Bayswater Mulberry, Tee and Skirt Jack Wills, Sandals Lippie (Brighton Rock) Nails (War Paint) Topshop, Mocassins Red or Dead
Here's why she chose the outfit -
'its light layers which are classic, preppy and are perfect for a warm spring day they can be dressed up or down'
Optimistic version for out lovely British weather

And here is a more dressed down version, all it needs now is a brolly!

Hope you enjoyed reading this! Don't forget to follow my blog if you'd like to read some more :)


Saturday, 2 March 2013

February Favourites

Hi guys, I had aimed to post this yesterday, but as always life gets in the way!!

Simple Moisturiser
I've always been sceptical about moisturiser on my face, as I am very spot prone, as I thought more moisture = more spots! This hasn't worsened my skin, and helps my foundation apply alot more easily!!
 Barry M Cappucino
This was in a recent haul, I think this is a perfect transistional colour from winter into spring.
Wavey Hair
As I have been growing my hair I have been avoiding too much heat i.e. blow drying, straightening etc. However if I let it dry totally naturally I do start to resemble Aslan - never a good look!! So I have been french plaiting when its started to dry after i wash it, and I have been loving the effects.
Soap and Glory Moisturiser
I got this in the January sales and have been loving it ever since, it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. The scent is just divine and makes this so lovely to use.
 Les Miserables Music
I finally saw the film, and it has reignited my LOVE for the music, move over Kanye, Schonberg is here to stay!

Private by James Patteson
I don't like reading the typical girls book, this is much more up my street, fast paced, and about solving mystery crimes! Love it. 
Hope you enjoyed this post! My highlight if February was definatly top hat!