#WIWT #OOTD

I will get round to taking some pictures of my work outfits but until then i will post like this! Today i am rocking my AMAZING KENZO jumper (i adore this), black midi pencil skirt, cream pumps, Michael Kors black work bag and of course my NEW AWESOME phone cover! 

Links to shops: Jumper, Skirt, Pumps(old, Similar here), Bag, Phone cover, Lipstick, Jewellery
Txx

A Spot of Baking...

As much as I adore fashion I also love baking cakes, I find baking to be very relaxing after a stressful day, what's not to love, i get to mess around in the kitchen and the end result is something yummy and sweet. 

 I started baking for fun and after a while people were asking me to bake cakes for special occasions or asking for the recipe, so i thought i would do this post and  hopefully inspire you to bake some yummy goodness yourself! 
  What you need:
125g Stork Butter

125g Caster Sugar
2 Medium Eggs
125g Self-rising Flour
1teaspoon of Vanilla Extract with seeds
2 tablespoon of Milk


 First and foremost pre heat the over to180dg.

I start by mixing the butter and sugar together until its light and fluffy (4-5mins).
Then I add the eggs mixing for a minute of two.
Sift the flour into the bowl and slowing mix with a spoon to combine the ingredients  Once the mixture is combined add the vanilla and milk, mix for a minute but don’t over mix the batter.  I don’t know the scientific reason for this but if I over mix the batter I find that the cakes are dense.
Spoon the mixture into the cake tins ¾ ways full and put in the oven for 15 minutes.

Vanilla Butter Cream
I use the Hummingbird recipe (you can get the app as well as the cookbook) and everyone seems to love it so here goes:

What you need:
250 g icing sugar, sifted

80 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
25 ml whole milk
A couple of drops of vanilla extract
Beat the icing sugar and butter together on a medium speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.

Combine the milk and vanilla extract and then add to the butter mixture a couple of tablespoons at a time. Once all the milk has been incorporated, turn the mixer up to high speed. Continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes.

The longer the frosting is beaten, the fluffier and lighter it becomes. Then I bag it up and put it in the fridge for 20 mins to make the frosting easy to apply.

I made the below cakes for my Daughters friends Birthday Party, she adores Joey Essex!


here are some other cakes i have baked lately. 
Txx


Thank you Post 1


So you have probably seen my recent tweets or Instgram pics about all the freebies I have received lately, well I thought I would do a couple of posts as a Thank you!

My first freebie Thank you is to the wonderful people at Monty PR and Amelie from Mandara Spa Products.

couldn't have received these products on a better day; I was feeling really sore from running and was in need of some TLC.  After opening the products my evening was sorted…a relaxing soak in the tub with the (I have to say AMAZING) Amber Heaven moisturising bath essence.  I found this to be light and not at all greasy like I have found some bath oils.  After enjoying a few chapters of Rock Chick Revenge (a series by Kirsten Ashley, which I love), I washed with the conditioning shower cream.  The aroma in my bathroom was amazing, I love these products but it’s the smell that wins.  


After what felt like hours in the bath I got out, smothered myself in the softening body cream & hand cream, wrapped myself in my beautifully soft Ted Baker robe and curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea and my kindle.  All in all I have to say as pamper evenings go this was the most relaxing I have experienced at home. 

As you can see I LOVE the Mandara Spa, Amber Heaven collection to the point where I got rather excited when I spotted it in Sainsbury’s in the Mothers Day section, it was also discounted so I grabbed myself a couple of bottles to keep me going till summer.  As Mothers Day gifts go this is a really good idea, just make sure you also carve out the time for your Mother to spend a couple of hours pampering herself.

I don’t really do many beauty post because I am a women of simple needs, I don’t experiment with my make up or beauty products simply because I don’t really want to waste money on products I don’t know much about, what I do tend to do is work on freebies (magazines or House of Fraser samples etc) or beauty bloggers reviews.  Thank you Mandara for introducing me to your products as I can safely say you have a new customer.


I was lucky enough to receive two Spa Getaway Travel Bags and I will get round to trying the Honeymilk Dream but right now I just love the Amber Heaven, I don’t know if it’s the Jasmine flower milk or the Patchouli but I just adore the scent.  Oh and I can guarantee these products will be coming to New York with me! 
Txx
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