My passion...and a favour from my American pals :)

This post is inspired by a post i read on Saskia's was a post that included a picture of my passion....cup cakes! Yes i am a true desperate housewife (although not married lol) i loooove baking! I just love how happy cupcakes and birthday cakes make people feel..i challenge anyone not to smile when you receive a cake made especially for you! :)I have touched on this passion before in a previous post but Saskia's post reminded me to update some of the cakes I've made and help any of you guys if you fancy giving it a whirl! So I've included some piccys and some books which i think actually help and more importantly..they're achievable designs etc!

If you guys like this kind of pot or want any help then let me know as i will do some more posts on cakes i make..when i get the magical gift of time to bake lol :)

Also another quick passion of choc..not just any hot choc lakes raspberry hot chocolate! It is my favourite drink evvvvver..has anyone tried this? OK now for the bad many other great things is only available in the i need a favour can any kind blogger from the US support my habit and maybe send me some...obviously i will pay for the goods or if you'd prefer i can send some English delights...things are getting desperate people I'm on my last cup...see evidence below!!

Yes this post is high in go brush your teeth before bed girls!

A few little faves :)

Hi everyone! So i have a new fave lip combo...unfortunately its a NYX one..and i cant get my mitts on it easily..once a year on hold i guess...but anywho i picked up these colours in Vegas and i love them together:

Orange soda lippy


Vintage sheer gloss

The beauty of the gloss is that its actually pigmented...most "nude" glosses come out waaaay too sheer for my liking..this is fab on its own as a nude lip but i love the hint of coral the orange soda adds!!

Also I'm loving Jessica's blushing princess nail polish..cute name huh?! We have had this colour in our salon for yonks but I've never played with it...but now this may become a must have of mine :)

And last but by no means least..i got a very cute warehouse dress from ASOS! The novelty of this colour will fade with my tan I'm usually a black dress girl xx

Tell me something tag...

1.What is your favourite item of clothing?
Dresses..i love feeling feminine
2. What are your biggest obsessions?
Animals, Make-up and shoes!
3. Who inspires you?
Mostly strangers..i look at people living up their time and lives to help the less fortunate and i admire them soooo much..also the people living in poverty who are truly grateful for the smallest of humbling :)
4. Who is your favourite designer and why?!
Valentino..the shoes are works of art!!!
5. What is your favourite song ever?
Im going to cheat here..i have a few..Otis Redding these arms of mine...Dolly Parton 9 til 5 and love station teardrops!
6. What is your favourite song right now?
Hmm I'm more of a olden oldie girl but i looove vv browns shark in the water!
7. If you were a sweetie what would you be?
Sherbet spaceships!
8. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet- what words would describe your rainbow?
Cherryade, Halloween pumpkin, Sherbet lemons, Fresh cut grass, Blue suede shoes, Hmm stuck with indigo lol, Parma violets!
9. What's your favourite film?
The notebook
10. Who's your favourite actor?
Johnny depp..not just for his looks i think he is a genius!
11. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Florida :)
12. What are your 3 favourite smells?
Anything cherry, Yankee candles clean linen, Jlo miami glow perfume
13. What are your 3 favourite tastes?
Turkish delight, cheese, Kfc fillet burger..naughty but nice :)
14. What is your most treasured possession?
My pooch phoebe
15. What did you always want to be/ do when you grew up?
A chocolate taster..i think i decided this after a trip to cadbury land!
16. If you were an ice-cream what flavour would you be?
Ferrero roche..i love it they only do it in Spain tho grrr!
17. If someone made a short film of your life, who would play you?
Jessica Alba please lol
18. What would your perfect afternoon consist of?
Going to the coast (sunny hunny or south end)..eating ice cream on a hot day!
19. If you were a flower, what would you be?
Cherry simple but beautiful...a much overlooked flower me thinks!
20.Tell me a random it your favourite line from a song, scene from a movie or quote from a book.....
I think this one best describes me "Champagne taste..lemonade money"
I tag you all as i loooove learning new things about my fellow blogets! x

Pink love :)

Lets set the I'm very bored on a Monday night and I'm searching the net for randomness...and then....i come across something that brings out both the grown up and inner child in me! I live at home with the parents and brother and i really should move out one day...hmmm but with what Ive found on the net i don't think I'm quite "mature" enough to go just yet...yes my friends i really would like to live in a house like this:

Am i completely insane or does anyone else find the idea of this adorable..i mean how could you ever be miserable living here? I thought Minnie mouses house in Disney was good but this takes the hello kitty shaped biscuit!!!

After finding this i decided to search more pink houses etc..yep i know very bored right?! And wow i loooove betsy johnsons pad..i love her fashion line and now her house! Maybe this is a more realistic and mature dream to have!!

Very random i know but i wanted to share some pink love tonight :)

Confessions of a shoe-a-holic

Help..I'm quickly turning into a shoe devil...ok so i suppose I've always been one..but this is now getting serious...I've moved into the world of..dum.dum.dum!!! DESIGNER SHOES!!!!!!

Ok let me start by saying shoes are my 'thing' one love item..the same as people love designer bags etc...for me shoes win it..they always fit you no matter what your weight and i truly believe the wrong shoes can make or break an outfit....for years i have lusted after GINA shoes...the glitz, the daintiness..i just wanted them..although my sensible mind has always said £300 plus is just silly for a pair of shoes that i doubt id dare wear in case i ruined them or lost a swarkovski lol!!

So why oh why am i now buying designer shoes...I'll tell you why...sales! They have convinced me im getting a deal and now im stuck with two gorgeous but ridiculously priced shosies...why do we do it here goes I'm sharing my guilt!

This first pair i got in the states..they're miu miu...i was enticed by the big red half price sign..i never knew i was heading straight into the designer section or nordstrom..yikes...the damage was done after trying them looking at the price second..i just had to have them..also my best friend sat there nodding saying "you have to they're a bargain"...what would you do lol?? Anyway they seriously are the most comfy shoes I've ever worn..despite being scarily high!

Were: $775

Sale: $300 ish i think lol..bargain??? what do you think?

Ok onto the next article...Dior..ive wanted these for soooooooooo long..however being so pricey i was living in a dream world..until...yep you guessed it these i do think are a bargain..i never in all my years imagined id own a pair of Dior sad as it seems i think i would save these babies in a fire...i love them so much and to me they are a bargain...although they didn't have a size seven so I'm going have to do some serious stretching to fit into these tiny 6's...any tips?
Were: £445

I really feel this is it more designer may seem over the top but the funny thing is i dress top to toe in primark,peacocks etc so i think these little gems will dress up any £4 dress lol!

Please comfort you guys have a splurge on one particular item??

Skin care and i love viva la juicy!

So when i was doing vids on YouTube i got lots of requests to see my skincare routine..well since im struggling keeping up with YouTube and a blog im going to post it here:

Day to day:

*One step water comfort cleaners by clarins..pop on a cotton pad..wipe..viola! A lazy girls best friend..i love this stuff..cleansing without water so there is no excuse :p

*Simple eye makeup remover

*Hydra quench lotion by clarins..i use this in the summer...much lighter than creams!

*Hydra quench cream gel...i use this in the winter..thicker and more conditioning

*Doux me aromatherapy cream..this is my night time cream i love the scent its a signal for sleep for friend works for this company so i get salon size :)

Treats (not as often as i should):

*One step gentle exfo by clarins..smells of orange...try and use it in the shower as it foams twice a week

*Clarins blue orchid oil..for my dehydrated skin i put this under a mask to boost my skins hydration..great the day after a night on the tiles :)

*Clarins Hydra care don't have to wash this baby off just soaks straight in lol...but i remove it i don't like to feel anything on my skin!

So yeah that's it...i stick to what i know as i work with Clarins product and i select what i think is the cream of the crop..any skin care q's ask away..put my training to good use xx

Also i have to add....i love the perfume viva la juicy...the bottle, the scent..yep!

FOTD :) plus some little lovies x

Yep a face of the day...enjoy :)

On my face are the usual suspects that i wear for all my looks with the addition of e.l.f persimmon shimmer stick on brows and nose!


*Mac naked lunch all over lid

*Nars mykonos applied with pinkie to outer half

*E.L.F persimmon stick on inner c's

*Clarins chocolate brown liquid liner pen...such an easy way to apply liquid btw!!

*Mac zoom lash...sorry for the clumps i reapplied mascara on top of todays old crusty stuff yummy!

On my lippies im wearing Macs creme d'nude....such an easy look but i had to show how lush NARS mykonos is...i heart it muchly!!

Also today i picked up some uber cute mini dry batiste shampoos....i have the huuuge size but these are fabby for the handbag..go get um!!

And i cannot stop listening to V V Browns 'shark in the water' song....does anyone else love love this tune?? xx

New hair colour

I think i have finally found my fave hair colour ever.....i use prof colours on my hair as i think they give off more shine and are better quality! I have searched for a dark brown with gold but no red for sooooooooooooooooooo long now and i think majjirel 4.3 may be it..yes its very dark but i loooove it..what do you think? xxx

Body shop review part 1....

Ok so i was very lucky to be sent some goodies to test out from the body shop! I have a few things to review so this is part one...exfoliators!!

I should start by saying my skin is combination..i get an oily t zone and normal cheeks!

I was sent 2...vitamin c micro refiner and aloe gentle exfoliator...after using them both for a 2 week period each here's what i think....

Vitamin c micro refiner:

*RRP: £12.20 for 75ml

*Contains antioxidant vitamin c, Shea butter and silica crystals

I love the citrus scent of this product..i always find that if a product smells lush I'm more likely to use it on a regular basis! However i imagined that the small silica crystals would be gentle..i was wrong..i find this exfoliator too harsh for my skin! I found i didn't want to rub much at all as it was very powerful! The citrus vitamin c did clear up all of my oil though and my skin felt and looked very matte and refined! All in all i would say sensitive skins stay recommend this to someone with crazy dry skin that can take the strength of this exfoliator! Also i think this product is a little pricey for an exfoliator!

Aloe gentle exfoliator:

*RRP £7.30 for 75ml

*Contains aloe, jojoba beads and glycerin for hydration...yes please :)

I prefer this exfoliator hands down..gentle yet effective!! Ok so it doesn't smell as nice but that's due to it being a sensitive product im guessing! Im crazy on aloe..i really do believe it is the best ingredient for healing and boosting skins hydration levels...its the only moisturiser i take on holiday as i think its the kindest thing to use on sensitive skin! Aloe is normally expensive so i am pleased with the price of this product..very reasonable! I definitely will be buying this as it did its job and i feel it is kind to my skin :)


Face of the day...p.s phoebe wanted to show you her eye make up too (hmmm she has weepy eyes at the mo lol..kinda smoky eyed look)


*Mac bare study eye base

*Mac dazzleray pigment on lids

*Mac texture on crease using 217 brush

*Mac mulch on outer lids using 217 again

*Mac sharkskin shadestick as liner and then mulch smudged over it with 219 brush

*Mac zoom lash

Face and lips:

*NC 37 studio tech

*Hoola bronzer

*Mac harmony blush

*Mac creme d nude lippy

*Mac lipglass cioa manhatten..i think this is discontinued :(

Sharing some love!

Ok so im sure this has been a past which i ashamedly haven't done...but today i feel in a sharing mood :) I have found so many GREAT blogs through tags like this that i thought i would spread some blogging joy!!! Ok so this girly is new to blogging..i found her through zoella...i can tell im gooing to loveher blog as i love her style and photography..i love the way her blog is set out and i will look forward to reading more :) I have found someone who loves cupcakes as much as me...we both love cuppy earrings!! Trisha always finds time to comment on my blog and i love having american blog friends too! I know most people know bubblegarm but since she has been blogging i log on just to read her posts sometimes..i love her style and i love the fact that despite being amazingly stunning she isnt the slightest bit snobby or full of herself..a rare find lol! Again hele has loooots of subbies but some people may not have found this gem of a blog yet....she has the most perfect skin its not fair...i love her reviews on ysl and lots of nail posts which is fab so you can see the colours before you go buy :) I love her makeup skills....she has a youtube site too..amazing talent! again beautiful skin...such a sweet girl..we chat about our small dogs hehe! i love her figure...which makes all of her outfits of the day look fabby!! The post on siron the fox was my fave blog piece ever..seriously...made me smile :) I'm sure everyone subs to laura..but seriously how she finds time to blog and youtube with her job is amazing..true passion lol!! Again shes stunning but isnt stuck up!! I love this girl..shes a real sweetheart who is much stronger than she knows :) we love doggies too lol! The fact that her son looks like the milky bar kid is just amazingly cute! stunning...i love seeing what makeup she gets as we have similar colouring..copycat hehe! LOVE her vids on you sweet and such a lady! :) My fave youtube guru...such a stunning girl and so lovely with her chihuahuas too! I share her love for tan shoes :) How she manages to look so good with a little one is amazing...also her alter ego for a recent contest had me in stitches! I love her creativity..i love her face of the days and just her general writing love love! I think we started our blogs around about the same time..shes been so helpful..such a genuine, down to earth girly..also she blogs about heartfelt and deep issues which are soooooooo refreshing xxx

Sorry if i haven't mentioned some of you guys but these are just a few that i follow that spring to mind...i truly love reading the above and i did this so you can all go check them out :) I love all the blogs i follow so sorry if ive missed people mwah xxx

Honest scrap!

i was tagged by missglamtan and greta...thanks girlies...basically a tag to let you know some random facts lol!!

*I have a habit of taking on too much and getting myself stressed....i always take on new hobbies and challenges and then it gets all too much making jewellery, cakes, party planning for people..why do i get myself into these things ha!

*Im super organised..I'm the friend who everyone expects to have organised taxis, leaving times etc lol!

*I don't believe in any one religion..i take lots of different life mantras from each!

*I believe in fate and that everything happens for a reason

*It is a running feeling amongst my friends that i have a 6th sense..i predict things that happen and mostly they do and also i am extreeeeeeemly lucky with chance things! It freaky honest!

*I always want to come and meet my fellow bloggers at the events but i have soooooooooo much on my plate with work and number one on this list lol that i never get to!

*My dad is adopted and i would love to find my real grandad :( but its mission impossible!

*I read books far too quickly for my own good!

*I'm a closet geek..i love pub quizzes..mastermind (Junior edition..not that smart ppl)..course work and learning in general hehe!

*I have a hard time throwing things away..i attach memories to objects!

*In truth i have size 7ish feet but i convince myself into buying size 6s and wonder why im crippled lol! why do we do this?

*Im still scared of the dark..yes laugh your socks off hehe!

So most ppl have already done this so no need for tags lol!

Tear jerkers tag!

Ok so despite being stupidly actually a tough cookie..i really struggled to think of five films that have brought a tear to my if these suckers make me cry..they must be good lol!

The notebook: This is by far my favorite was the first film that got me crying in a cinema..beautiful story and so, so romantic...why cant men in this lifetime be like Noah?? x

My sisters keeper: Oh my god the first film where i cried the whole way through and not just at the, so sad. They show you far more than i ever thought they would...left me feeling really humble...even men were crying to this one..please go and see it..i think the girls deserve an Oscar they were so likable and believable!

The green mile: Hmm I've just realised that the top 3 are all books too...interesting! Yep this film is on most peoples could they kill john coffee..oh and little Mr jingles..bless xx

Watership down: Told you i don't cry much at films so now I'm really scraping the barrel and going back to my childhood.....i still cant listen to the song "bright eyes" without getting teary eyed...i think my love of animals came into this one ha..i still cry if anyone hits a bunny in a car..sad lol!

The pursuit of happiness: I watched this on a plane to America and me and my friend were in floods..theres something about men crying that sets even me off..fab film!