Friday, 21 October 2016

Beauty - NYX butter lipstick in Ripe berry Review

NYX butter lipstick ripe berry

Hey lovelies,
I have recently made a discovery on the lipstick front that I thought only right to share with you, now NYX lip colour isn't a new thing in the bloggersphere everyone has been going on about the soft matte lip creams for ages and pretty much everyone owns at least one, but I dunno bout you but I hadn't heard much about NYX Butter lipsticks, on a recent trip to boots when for once the NYX stand was not swarming with teenage girls looking to part with there Saturday job wages,  I actually got to have a good look and that's when I fell a little bit in love with these gorgeous lipsticks. As the name suggests the formula is buttery soft feeling like a lip balm rather then a lipstick, yet the colour pay off is good the shade I chose Ripe berry is stunning and perfect for an Autumnal makeup look.

This shade is perfect for an everyday berry lip as its not to dark and in your face but is defo a nod to the berry look so many of us like to rock come Autumn/Winter. For a none matte lipstick the staying power is pretty good lasting a good few hours even surviving drinking but defo needs reapplying after eating, but I don't mind that especially as the formula is so lovely to apply.

On my next visit to Boots I will defo be picking up more shades from this range.

Have you tried the NYX butter lipsticks?

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Lifestyle - Baking Toffee Apple Ginger loaf

Toffee apple ginger loaf cake

Hey lovelies,
I haven't had chance to bake in a while, but as I'm currently on holiday I thought I would get back in the Kitchen and bake something seasonal and comforting now the days are becoming distinctly more Autumnal, and what could be more Autumnal then Gingerbread and toffee apple combined in one delicious and super easy to prepare loaf cake.
This cake is lovely sliced with a cuppa mid afternoon or bloody delicious served as pudding with lashings of custard on a chilly evening, this recipe is a definite winner with my family.

So here's what you will need.........

  • 100g softened butter
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 125g golden syrup
  • 50g treacle
  • 175g SR flour
  • 3tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp cinnamon 
  • 1tbsp milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 eating apples, I cut into small dice, 1 sliced 
  • Some caramel or toffee sauce ( I used Tesco finest caramel sauce)  


  1. Preheat oven to 170c/325f/gas mark3, grease and line with parchment paper a loaf tin.
  2. Cream together butter, sugar, golden syrup and treacle until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and spices.
  3. Beat the eggs into the butter mixture one at a time a long with a tablespoon of flour, then add in the rest of the flour and the milk and stir till combined, finally fold in the chopped apple.
  4. Scrape the mixture into the prepared tin, level off the top and arrange the apple slices, bake for between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. After 40 minutes cover the top with foil to stop it going to dark.
  5. Leave to cool in the tin for about 30 mins then transfer to a wire rack.
  6. Drizzle with caramel/toffee sauce, I warmed mine in the microwave for 20 seconds first so it drizzled easier.

I would 100% recommend trying this loaf cake, you won't regret it I promise you.

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Fashion - The Leopard Print Coat

Leopard print coat

Hey lovelies,
If you read my recent how to wear leopard print post, you will know I am digging leopard print right now and needed to add a leopard print coat to my wardrobe asap, and that is exactly what I did on a chance visit to my local Tesco, where I picked up this beauty for only £29!!
I can't link it for you as it seems to be sold out online so if you like it check out your local Tesco pronto.

To really give the coat the full focus it deserves I wore it with a totally black outfit letting its full glory shine out. But I have worn it with a blush pink top and it looked stunning to, I think as long as what you wear it with is plain this coat will look amazing.

For the full on Autumnal look I went for gold eye makeup and a berry lip, cause cliche! haha.

Love it or hate it leopard print is massive this season, what do you think? is it a trend you will be rocking?

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