Wednesday, 25 December 2013


x x x

After eating my own body weight in food, collapsing on the sofa in my 'Minnie Mouse' onesie, making myself sick with Lindt chocolate and watching home alone, I can safely say I had a really great day!

One thing that really sucks at Christmas is waking up and realizing its just not the same as it used to be. I miss that feeling of excitement and literally staying awake all night. Now as soon as my head hits the pillow on Christmas eve, I'm out like a light, not waking up till about 9 !!!

I really miss being a kid, but iv come to realize now that it really isn't about the presents, I really couldn't care less. I just love spending time with my family over great food ,watching films and eating crappy food all day.

Just a few  little presents minus the rest



Hope you all had a great day <3


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The Perfect Christmas Eve Night / Baking


So my parents are asleep on the couch and their is literally nothing on TV ... sounds about right

unfortunately the busy town of Sunderland needed their coffee fix so once again I was at work today. However once I finished I couldn't wait to get the train home and spend Christmas eve eating, baking and watching 'Home Alone'... but thanks to every channel, that wasn't on... so 'Shrek the halls' it was... great!

If your going to jump into anything on Christmas eve it has to be a bath! ..and after my day at work I definitely needed one!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE 'LUSH' bath bombs. They are just great and smell absolutely amazing!!

......and what says festive like a ' father Christmas' bath bomb ... although it looked more like some sort of gremlin with a Santa hat.

.......and of course... fresh new PJ'S

My dad had spent the day baking yummy pastry goodies

So this year I am in charge of making desert. I am not going to lie but I am pretty good at making cheesecake, so I thought I would bake my own and put my own twist on it.


3 eggs lightly beaten
900 grams of softened cheese
1/3 cup of sugar
1 cup of sugar
1 1/2 of digestive biscuits
2 tbsp of flour
1 tsp of vanilla
1 lemon
60 ml of milk
1/3 melted butter

I began with crushing up my digestive biscuits and adding a whole cup of sugar. This is what will make your yummy base.

After adding the melted butter the biscuity base should form a sand like texture after mixing it all together. I then poured my mixture into my spring form pan and flattened it out with my fingers.

Because I will be BAKING my cheesecake I will need to cook it in a water bath. This is really important and crucial if you want an even bake, and it will also prevent cracking in the cheesecake.

To prevent hot water leaking into your cheesecake in the process, I folded tin foil and created a barrier around my cheesecake.

Now for the cheesecake......

Mix your softened cheese, sugar, vanilla and wisk

Then add three lightly beaten eggs and grated lemon and wisk again

Then your ready to pour this on top of that buttery biscuit base

Place your cheesecake into a large pan and fill with boiling hot water so that it comes quite high

After you have pre heated your oven to 180 your cheesecake can then be placed in the oven and can be left to bake for 30 -35 minutes. After this turn off the temperature and leave in the oven. Once the hour is up you can take out your cheesecake and let it cool.

So my cheesecake turned out perfect, however my plan for tomorrow is to chop a load of fruit  and decorate it, but you can see the finishing result tomorrow 

Last night I caught up with some of my lovely friends from BIZR !!! It was so lovely to have a few cocktails and spend time with my friends that I had missed so much!!!

I wore my TOPSHOP - velvet top £36.00


and my new RIVER ISLAND boots - £35 in SALE YAY

Hope you all have a great night 


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

lets get NAKED!!


The NAKED 2 was obviously too much to handle for us makeup lovers, so with that Urban Decay have released, (personally) their best palette to date.

I am addicted to it, and to be honest its not hard to see why when you open up that shimmery rose gold packaging.

I was shopping on Oxford Street in London when I thought a quick look in Debenhams wouldn't be of any harm. I glanced over at the Urban Decay stand and was shocked to see a full row of NAKED 3 palettes, IS THIS REAL ?! ARE THEY FAKE!! ... and most importantly CAN I BUY ONE ?
The guy laughed as I stood their in utter shock and excitement, I quickly grabbed for one, cradling it like a new baby! oh my word it was beautiful.

With the NAKED 1, I feel the colors where to dark for my complexion, and with the NAKED 2 the colors where pretty much all taupe and didn't really stand out that much for me. However the NAKED 1 AND 2 both had great highlight colors, saying that the NAKED 3 lacks a shimmery highlight which sucks for my brow bones.


However with the NAKED 3 the colors are unreal! all with a rosy pink undertones, so it looks so flattering on pale skin. The colors are very build-able, and all compliment each other very well. No matter what colors you mix and match together it will always work and give you a great look.

 The palette comes with a double ended eye shadow brush and a mini Primer Potion. As always Urban Decay never fail to impress and surprise us with their insanely pigmented eye shadows, so if you like rose and pinky colors then you would go crazy for this palette.
It retails for £37.00 and you can purchase it from Debenhams, Urban Decay website and John Lewis. 

I took swatches of each palette just so you can see the color difference in each of the pallets and how different they are.


The colors are pretty similar in both pallets, both with taupe and silvery gold colors.


As you can see the colors are much more pinky toned and glittery which I love. I think this pallet has came out at exactly the perfect time for Christmas. Whether your going to a few parties or catching up with friends over a coffee, this pallet suits all occasions. And with that little bit of shimmer and glitter it makes an outfit look so much more glamorous and christmassy.
 Their are only three matte colors and the rest very shimmery and glittery, so if your a girl that likes her matte makeup then this might not be your best friend.

When i was in London a few days ago i always always always seem to end up in TOPSHOP...I just don't understand how it happens!
So of course I bought some festive clothes. I love velvet this time of year it looks cosy and glamorous!!!

and obviously the NAKED 3 was in my purhcase - £36.00

London was so beautiful, I cant wait to move their so I can spend every Christmas walking down the streets full of sparkly lights and cheery people with mulled wine.

I spent a week working in High Kensington street doing some work experience. A lovely friend of mine let me stay at her house so we spent the week eating, drinking and shopping!!!

I bought 'I heart Christmas' for my travel to London. This book is so so good! I feel myself not being able to put it down once I have opened it up.

Its an easy, enjoyable read to get lost in over the Christmas period! Lindsey Kelk's writing style is so whitey and funny and its great to escape into when my days been shit.

She has another 5 books in her series....of which I now own all.

Have a good Christmas ....
expect a few blogs over Christmas