Friday, 26 September 2014

Ultimate Candy Cookies

Caramel, Honeycomb, Fudge, Marshmallow,

Chocolate Chip Cookies

So the other day I popped into Waitrose merely to buy normal everyday shopping, and I thought I would just take a quick look at the bakery aisle and oh my goodness they have such a good range of products, better than any other store I had been in, I mean c'mon I found "Salted Caramel Essence" I didn't even know you could get that, and their whole selection of cake decorations are so cheap and so different and well lets just say I've found my new favourite store for bakery supplies!



You Will Need:

  • 150g Butter
  • 300g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 1 Tea Spoon Salted Caramel Essence
  • 300g Plain Flower
  • 1TSP Baking Powder
  • 75g Honey Comb Pieces
  • 65g Fudge Chunks
  • 100g Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 100g Marshmallows

1:Measure all your ingredients

 2:Cream butter and sugar together
 3:Crack two eggs into a mug and mix your caramel essence in with it

 4: Add the egg mixture into the sugar butter mix
                                    (Once mixed together it should look something like this)
 5:Slowly sift in the flour and then mix together

(It should look something like this)
 Sweetie time!
6: Add in your Fudge, Honeycomb, Chocolate chips

7: Add Marshmallows (Forgot to take a picture)
8: Spoon Mixture onto a greased baking tray and cook for 10-15 minutes

And Tada Done

I was going to take a nice photo one they had cooled but believe me they didn't last that long they were eaten within minutes!
So there you are guys! My very sugary very unhealthy cookies! I hope you like them! I would not recommend you eat these all the time but once in a while is fine!
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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Benefit Haul!

          Primping With The Stars

So I have never tried Benefit products before and I thought I would by a complete tester kit, for £20 in duty free! 
I have to say I fell in love instantly!!! I love every product especially, They're real mascara, The Pore Fessional, and Stay Don't Stray! 

Stay Don't Stray
- I could never find an eyeshadow primer that worked well with my skin as I have terrible oily eyelids! But after using this primer my eyeshadow stayed perfect for an entire 12 hour shift at work and then out for the entire evening so it must of lasted for well over 16 hours, I shall be purchasing the full size product! 

Pore Fessional
- I love the Porefessional as it completely hides my pores and makes my foundation last do much longer, and makes my skin look flawless! 

Girl Meets Pearl
- Girl meets pearl give you such a pretty pink highlight, I use it to highlight my brow bone and my cheek bones! 

They're Real Mascara
- Oh my god! I love how long and beautiful it makes my lashes look! And it hasn't smudged on me once!  I also love that in the tester you have a full size brush! 

Some Kind A Gorgeous
- The foundation in this kit makes your skin feel so soft and looks so airbrushed! 

- And last but not least benetint! I love the colour this leaves and gives you such a pretty blush! And lasts all day! 

This box is good as a makeup started kit as it comes with instructions and a good sized mirror 


Also I purchased: They're Real Push-Up Liner! £18.50

I love this eyeliner it lasts all day and is super easy to apply and the colour is so intensely black! :) 

What Benefit products would you recommend? 

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Cookie Monster Cupcakes!!

Cookie Monster Cupcakes!!
Makes 12

You will need:

For Cakes:
2 Eggs
- 100g Sugar
- 100g Self-Raising Flour
- 100g Butter, Melted
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

For The Cookie Monster:
- Betty Crocker Vanilla Buttercream
Desiccated Coconut
- 24 White Chocolate Buttons
- 24 Milk or Dark Chocolate Chips (dependant on taste)
- Blue Food Colouring
- 6 Chocolate Chip Cookies

How To:

Cake Mix:

1: Preheat oven to 180c/160Fan/Gas 4 place 12 cupcake cases into a 12 hole cupcake tin.

2: Put the sugar and butter into a mixing bowl and blend together until smooth.

3: Break both eggs into a cup, mix and add 1tsp of Vanilla Extract.

4: Slowly mix the egg into the butter/sugar making sure it has fully blended in.

5: Sift in the flour, and mix till all combined!

6: Spoon the mix equally into the cupcake cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until they have risen and darkened slightly.

7: Once cooked, remove from tray, place on cooling rack and allow to fully cool before decorating.

Cookie Monster:

1: Take 24 white chocolate buttons and place them out on a tray covered in Clingfilm.

2: Gently dip the flat bottom of each chocolate chip into the Betty Crocker Vanilla Buttercream and then place the chocolate chip onto the white button close to the edge.

3: Repeat these steps with the rest of the buttons, once finished, place the tray into the fridge and allow to cool and set. You will know when they are set as you can turn the buttons upside down and the chocolate chips will not fall off!

4: Mix a cap full of the blue food colouring into the tub of buttercream and mix it until it is the right colour blue you want, add more food colouring if you wish.

5: Pour about half a packet of desiccated coconut into a bowl that you don't mind if it ends up getting stained. Mix in about a cap full of blue food colouring stirring until the coconut is completely blue.

6: Now the cakes are cool, scoop on a spoonful of the blue buttercream making sure it is quite thick and spread until you cannot see the cake below.

7: Quickly before the buttercream sets sprinkle on top the blue coconut or you can do what I did and roll the top of the cake into the bowl of coconut shaping it until its perfectly round.

8: Take 6 Chocolate chip cookies and gently cut them in half making sure you do not break them, and push the cut side into the cake about 1/2 a centimetre away from the edge.

9:Take the chocolate button eyes you made earlier and push them into the top of the cake as well.

10:  And there you have it 12 Cookie Monster cakes!

I hoped you liked this!  They are super easy to make and are great for birthdays and parties!

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Cheaper alternative to makeup brush cleaner!!

Cleaning your makeup brushes can be a real pain and brush cleaners are expensive but I have now found a cheaper alternative and it's only £4.50! Now that may seem expensive just to clean your brushes but it is so much cheaper than other alternitives out there! 

The product I use is the Body Shop's rainforest balance shampoo for oily hair! 

I absolutely love using this product to deep clean my brushes! It really got down deep into the bristles and got all the makeup out! 

I didn't take a before picture as my brushes where disgusting but I can't believe how well it cleaned them and they smelt really lovely too!

The brushes I use are real techniques
-Stippiling Brush 
-Powder Brush 
-Foundation brush 
-Detailer Brush 
-Contour Brush 
But I can't remember what the brush 3rd from the right is! Sorry guys! 

What is your alternitives to expensive brush cleaners? And what brushes do you use? 


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