Friday, 29 November 2013

Monochrome outfit of the day

Hello lovely people!

It was only when I looked back at these photos that I noticed two things; near enough everything from this outfit is from New Look and secondly I kind of has a monochrome theme going on. I was actually wearing this outfit to a meeting I had at university and I thought I would share it with you guys.

Skirt: New Look
Top: New Look
Cardigan: Primark
Tights: Primark
Boots: New Look

I hope you have all had a lovely week. The fact that it is the 1st December on Sunday makes me very excited as Christmas is my favourite time of year.

Love G. x. 

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Rocky Road birthday cake!

Hello lovely people!

This weekend was my boyfriend's birthday and as he loves rocky road I decided to make a rocky road inspired birthday cake. I thought it would be nice to share the recipe as it is really simple to make and doesn't need any baking time.

You will need:
350g digestive biscuits
125g chocolate (whatever variety you prefer, I used dairy milk chocolate)
225g unsalted butter
25g caster sugar
55g mini marshmallows
100g white chocolate chips
 Half a pack of rolo's (you can add as much or as little as you want)

First of all you need to add together the butter,sugar and chocolate in a large pan. Then melt over a low heat till all the butter has melted.

Crush the digestive biscuits into little pieces. I used a potato masher as it was the only thing I had around but a rolling pin would do the same job.

Add the biscuits to the pan and stir till they are all covered. Then add the chocolate chips, marshmallows and rolo's and mix again.

Then grease a sandwich tin with a little butter and add the mixture. Take as spoon and smooth over the top of the mixture. 

Then place in the fridge for 3-4 hours just to make sure everything is set. And that is it. Obviously you can leave it that way but as it was for a birthday I decorated it with some white icing and the rest of the rolo's.

The thing I love about this is that you can change pretty much anything you want to depending on who you are making it for. I have made white chocolate one and added jelly tots and jelly beans for more of a kid friendly cake. I also love adding raisins to milk chocolate as well.

I hope you have enjoyed this and maybe found a new receipe to cook. Let me know in the comments if you have made this before and what you like to add to your rocky road.

G x

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Autumn Tag

Hello lovely people!

Beautiful Autumn Leaves
(image from Pinterest)
So today I thought I would share the Autumn Tag with you. Now I know this has been going round the blog world for a long time but I thought I would share all the things I love about Autumn.

So here goes!
For Autumn what is you favourite....

Thing about it:
I love the colours of Autumn, it is just so pretty. I love taking walks through the woods with the dog and seeing all the different colours of the leaves.

Favourite drink:
 I am not a massive fan of all the special drinks in coffee shops but now that it is getting colder there is nothing I can't resist more than a mocha and if I am feeling really naughty then I may have some whipped cream on top.

Favourite candle:
I am a massive fan of Vanilla Cupcake by Yankee candle all year round but if I was to pick one specifically for autumn it would have to be Black Cherry by Yankee candle. It smells amazing.

Best Lipstick:
Rimmel 'a drop of sherry'

Go to moisturiser:
I am always a fan of Nivea daily essentials, light moisturising day cream.

Go to colour for the eyes:
I always love neutral shades and I love using browns and creams on my eyes in the autumn.

Favourite band or singer:
 I have been loving The Fray throughout the Autumn, it is the perfect type of music to just chill to with a cup of tea. If you don't know who they are, check them out on youtube.

Favourite outfit to wear:
A big comfy knit jumper, some leggings, some fluffy socks and some boots.

Autumn Treat:
 I always treat myself to a new pair of boots every autumn and I love picking up new candles as well.

Favourite place to be:
Snuggled in front of a good dvd with a cup of tea and a lovely open fire. Bliss.

I hope you all enjoyed reading this. What are your favourite things about Autumn?

I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Love G. x.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

What's in my Autumn Makeup bag.

Hello lovely people!

So I thought I would share with you some of the new things I have added to my makeup bag this Autumn.

L'Oreal Paris Ture Match in Golden ivory mixed with Rimmel Match Perfection in shade 102 Light nude

Eyes: This is not new but I have really been loving the MUA heaven and earth pallet as they have such a range of colours which are perfect for Autumn.

Sleek Blush in 142 Antique
Sleek Blush in 923 Pomegranate (this is the perfect berry shade)

Lips: I have been loving having both a nude lip and a brighter lip so even though the nude lipstick isn't a new product I have been loving it for Autumn.
Rimmel Lasting Finish in 058 Drop of Sherry
Revlon lipstick in 353 Cappuccino


NYC in 266 Battery Dark Purple
Revlon in 025 Plum Night
Barry M Gelly in 328 Lychee (the perfect Autumn nude)
Barry M in 115 Red black
Barry M in 341 Cappuccino

What products have you been loving this Autumn?

Love G. x.

Friday, 1 November 2013

October Favourites

Hello lovely people!

Wow it has been ages since I have last said that. Basically just to fill you in on my absence from blogging is basically two words, FINAL YEAR! I am currently in my final year of uni and I definitely didn't anticipate the amount of work we had to do. Even though we are in less, the amount of work has gone through the roof. So because of this I have not been blogging so much. Now I am definitely not going to be able to keep up with post 3 times a week, so I am promising you I will definitely post something once a week and if it is more than that then call it a bonus.

So with that being said let's move onto my October favourites. Now I have a lot of skincare stuff in this favourites and that is mainly because I have been working on a new post about my autumn makeup so I didn't want to mention the products twice. So lets get into it.

First up is the L'Oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 purifying micellar solution (such a long title). Many people have said it is a dupe for Bioderma and it is easy to see why. This stuff is amazing at removing makeup, it also leaves your skin feeling super soft. As it is hypo-allergenic and suitable for sensitive skin it is really gentle on your skin. It is also really cheap. The only downside for me personally is the dispenser. I have mentioned previously that I prefer a pump as you can control how much product you get out. I find with the tip and pour dispenser, I end up spilling it everywhere and always using too much product. This might just be me!

Next up is the Balance me, Pure skin face wash, for normal to combination skin. This stuff is a great face wash and leaves my face feeling super clean after using it. It is 98.8% natural origin so I know it is going to be good for my face. The only thing I don't like about this is the smell. It is really organic and I know people who actually really likes the smell of this, but it is just not for me.

This next product I received in a glossybox sometime ago and it is the daily microfoliant by Dermalogica. I love this stuff, the powder has a talc like consistency. You add water to this and rub your hands together to make a paste like consistency which you then you to apply all over your face. You then simple wipe it off with a flannel. It feels like it has beads in so you can really exfoliate it into your skin. It is £40.30 for a full size bottle so I am not sure if me student budget will stretch that far.

I have also been loving the Soap and Glory body scrub. I have been using it a lot more this month now that it is colder and my skin is dryer, the body scrub just helps get rid of all the dead skin and leaves my skin feeling super soft. It also smells amazing.

My last two favourites are lip products. First is the Burt's Bees lip balm which I have been loving this month. It has peppermint in so it makes your lips feel really fresh and also keeps your lips feeling soft and smooth.

To go with this I have also been loving the lush lip scrub in mint julips which tastes like after eights. I love lip scrubs and at this time of year it is a must have in my book. I apply it about once a week and it works wonders.

What are your October favourites?

I hope you have enjoyed this and I
will see you all in my next post.