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28.2.13

New in: February

I've come up with a new section which will be like a monthly haul, with pictures of all the things I've purchased over the previous month. Since I recently started writing on this blog again, I decided that on this occasion, the haul will contain pictures of the stuff I got in the last couple of months as well.

        

  


 






     

    
 
Studded jumper: Miss Selfridge; Lace peter pan collar, Spike bracelet: New Look;
Gloves: Topshop; Naturally Radiant Face Mask & Eye Cream, Sharpener: Superdrug;
Paul Smith Rose EDP; Studded black top, Houndstooth trousers: New Look;
Faux Fur Jacket: Gift, Headband, Handwarmers, Rimmel base coat & eyeliner: gift;
Cardigan, Beanie: H&M; Purse, Hair brooch: Topshop; Tops: Primark;
La Petite Robe Noir EDP gift set: gift; Studded top: Primark; Crosses top: H&M;
Polka dot top: New Look; Faux fur stole: Primark; Houndstooth top: New Look;
Peach top: Primark; Peter pan collar top: Next; T-shirt: New Look; 
Black Camisole: Primark; Magazines: gift; Vintage clutch gift set: gift.

Have you done any shopping lately?

xo

26.2.13

Gold Cross Necklace

 






I love entering competitions and a few days ago I received an email saying I had won a necklace, and it finally came in the post today! I love it and can't wait to style it ;D

This gold cross necklace is from Rock 'n Rose and is available to buy here.

xo


21.2.13

Last week's outfits

Shirt, Cardigan: H&M
Skinny Jeans, Chelsea Boots: Topshop

Coat, Scarf: H&M
Satchel Bag: Topshop


Scarf: H&M
Skinny Jeans, Satchel Bag: Topshop
Thigh High Boots: Store21


xo

19.2.13

Food: Black Forest Cupcakes


cupcakes   

Today is my husband's birthday and I wanted to make him something special, so I chose to bake Black Forest Cupcakes which is his favourite cake ;D

I received the book as a Christmas gift and I was excited to be using it for the first time today.

black forest cake cupcake


The Recipe (makes 12)

ingredients:
85 g / 3 oz plain chocolate
1 tsp lemon juice
4 tbsp milk
150 g / 5 1/2 oz self-raising flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 eggs
55 g / 2 oz butter, softened
115 g / 4 oz soft light brown sugar
25 g / 1 oz dried and sweetened sour cherries, chopped
2 tbsp cherry liqueur (optional)
150 ml / 5 fl oz double cream, softly whipped
5 tbsp cherry conserve
cocoa powder, to dust

preparation: 
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Put 12 paper muffin cases in a muffin tray.

Break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and set the bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water until melted. Add the lemon juice to the milk and leave for 10 minutes - the milk will curdle a little.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Add the eggs, butter, sugar and milk mixture and beat with an electric hand whisk until smooth. Fold in the melted chocolate and cherries. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.

Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

When the cupcakes are cold, use a serrated knife to cut a circle from the top of each cupcake. Sprinkle the cakes with a little cherry liqueur, if using. Spoon the whipped cream into the centres and top with a small spoonful of conserve. Gently replace the cupcake tops and dust lightly with cocoa powder. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Black Forest Cupcakes

black forest cake cupcake
And this is the end result!

I changed a couple of things from the recipe, I didn't use the liqueur nor the chopped cherries, and added the compote liberally at the end ha! Either way they tasted nice and everyone liked them :)

What's your favourite cake? Will you be trying the recipe? 

xo


15.2.13

A dozen red roses








Hello everyone, I hope you had an amazing Valentine's Day with your dearest friends and loved ones

My husband surprised me with some lovely gifts in the morning ♥

How was your Valentine's Day?

xo



6.2.13

Superdry Beauty



Superdry expands its beauty line with an incredible range of premium cosmetics available in store starting this month. From lip-glazes and blushes to mirrors and tweezers, it is an all-encompassing collection of cosmetics and accessories. Technical componentry, metallic twists and neon silicone detailing make this range both sophisticated and technical, mixed with industrial retro coolness.

The collection is also available to purchase online at the Superdry website.

Will you be trying any of the new products on the Superdry Beauty range?

xo

5.2.13

Waterfall Braid Bun Tutorial

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1. Part hair.
2. Grab a small section of hair.
3. & 4. Split into 3 parts.
5. Start French braiding, making sure to braid diagonally across the head.
6. Secure braid with a hair tie.
7. Roll the braid up and in, making a little bun.
8. Secure bun next to or above ear with Bobbi pins.
via OnceWed

A lovely hairstyle for any special occasion. Do you have any special events coming soon? Would you wear your hair in a lovely bun like this? Let me know what you think

xo