Thursday, 20 December 2012

My Photo Diary #2

Hi Ladies!

I can't believe Christmas is nearly here! I love this time of year and I thought I would do a second photo diary post with a few recent pictures :)

1. Feeling festive in Covent Garden

2. Delicious Ben and Jerry's milkshake on a trip to the cinema (cherry garcia!)

3.  Adorable kittens adopted by my mum!

4. Teapigs tummy tonic peppermint tea - I love this tea it is so soothing and refreshing

5. More cute kitten pics!

6. The Christmas markets on the Southbank

7. Leon - the most delicious lunch ever!

I'm about to start wrapping up my Christmas gifts for everyone, have a cup of mulled punch and watch a festive film with my sister :)

Hope you're all having a great week!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

DaisyBee Bakes - Christmas Cupcakes (perfectly packaged for gifts!)

Hi Ladies,

I thought I would share with you my latest baking creation - festive cupcakes! I baked these at the weekend, packaged them up in some lovely Christmas cupcake boxes I found in lakeland and distributed them around family and friends as a little pre Christmas treat.

I was really chuffed with how these turned out, and everybody seemed so pleased with them! I think they make a lovely gift if you want to give something a little different, and have someone who is difficult to buy for (who doesn't like cupcakes!). They're also a great idea if you are doing your Christmas shopping on a budget.

The boxes from lakeland were £5.99 and hold 4 cupcakes, they are so sweet and even come with a little gift tag attached to the bow.

I went for a simple vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream. Even though the people I was baking for are not coeliac's like myself, or gluten intolerant, I still made the cupcakes gluten free (to be honest, I don't know where I'd start with a regular cupcake recipe!). But everyone is pretty much used to my gluten free baking nowadays and I'm yet to find someone who can tell the difference! :)

Next up is icing and decorating my Christmas cake which is sat patiently on the top shelf of my kitchen cupboard!

Hope you're having a lovely week :)

Monday, 3 December 2012

Empties #2

Hi Ladies,

I thought I would share with you my second basket full of empties. I really enjoyed the first empties post I did and I think its a great way of keeping track of what you've used up and whether you'll use it again :)

1. Batiste Brit Dry Shampoo - I've spoken about batiste many times before, and Brit is one of my favourite scents. I am currently using the graffiti version which I really like too but I am sure I will repurchase this at some point.

2. Liz Earle Eye Bright - I love Liz Earle, but this is a product which I have been a little disappointed with. I like the idea of using this to sooth and refresh tired eyes (I wear contacts and my eyes often get dry and irritated). Although I don't dislike this product, It didn't do much for me so I won't be repurchasing.

3. Dove Hair therapy nourishing oil care express conditioner - One of my haircare favourites I use this about once a week and it leaves my hair soft and silky. I think this is the 4th time I have repurchased this product.

4. 17 Falsifeye mascara - They is my favourite mascara, it gives big voluminous lashes, and I always have a back up for when I run out.

5. Witch anti blemish liquid concealer - I really like this concealer, it covers blemishes well and gives good coverage. I also like the idea that it contains blemish fighting ingredients. I use the colour light, and I have picked up another one of these. My only negative with this concealer is that it does not contain very much product at all and it runs out quite quickly.

6. Ellnet Hairspray - My favourite hairspray, this never leaves my shelf!

7. Escada Taj Sunset perfume - I have finally used the last drop of my favourite summer perfume, like the other Escada scents I adore this one and I will definitely look at purchasing it again in summer 2013!

and that's anything, have you tried any of these products?

have a great week,