Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Week In Photos #23

Sleeeeepy animals / Turkey - growing so much! / Galaxy parcel / Champagne! / Pumpkins #1 / Pumpkins #2 / Potato hearts / Flowers for my mum / Primark nails / Fireworks #1 / Fireworks #2 / Dinnnnnner.

Oh my goodness, between work & sleeping, I haven't actually done much this past week!
Actually, I lie. I managed to carve my very first pumpkin (without the help of my Dad & only a little from Matt!) Can you guess which mine is?
Oh & I had an interview on Friday for a contracted position at work & I got it! So so so happy, so we bought champagne & celebrated Friday night. Going out with everyone to celebrate later this evening, after a night of dressing up at work. : )
& of course, you know it's a special day today, which means.. Honey has a new outfit to show you..
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Chocolate Mousse

Lately Matt has been treating me to alot of lovely dinners. (He seems to love cooking, I'm not complaining..!) so I thought I'd make my 'signature' pudding for him last week, chocolate mousse. I do know the recipe, but I always have this book on hand if I forget any details or what technique I'm supposed to use. It's a lovely chocolate recipe book by Kate Shirazi. 
What you'll need:
225g plain chocolate
4 large eggs
25g caster sugar
150ml whipping cream
Step 1: Melt your chocolate (I do this using a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water) & leave it to cool slightly. I also used two bowls to speed up the melting!
Step 2: Separate your egg yolks from your egg whites & beat the egg yolks.
Step 3: You'll then need to whisk in the chocolate a little bit at a time until it is combined with the egg yolk.
Step 4: Grab another bowl (or saucepan in my case!) & whisk the egg whites with the sugar until they form soft peaks.
Step 5: Whisk a third of the mixture into the chocolate mixture & then fold in the rest.
Step 6: Pour the cream into another bowl & whisk it until it forms soft peaks, then pour it into the chocolate mixture.
Step 7: Once everything has been mixed in, pour your mousse into your pots & put them into the fridge to set for at least an hour.
Step 8: Take them out about an hour before your going to serve them, this makes them taste even yummier!
*Extra tip! If you want to add a chocolate heart or any other shape on top of the mousse like I have, use the remaining melted chocolate (there's always some left at the bottom of the bowl) & draw your shape onto the mousse before popping it in the fridge*
& that's it! So simple to do lovelies! Let me know if you try this recipe! : )

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Week In Photos #22

Chocolate mousse #1 / Chocolate mousse #2 / Chocolate mousse #3 / Awesome carving on our walk #1 / Awesome carving on our walk #2 / Presents from Leia & Pete / Mum's birthday meal, my nan is so adorable / Meal again / Main / NOTW / Baby glitter nails / Christmas candles / Mum's birthday presents / Smiley sausage roll / My new mug - TEA!
Ah, it's been such a busy week as you can see!
It was my lovely mum's birthday yesterday, so we spent the weekend celebrating. We had a family meal Saturday night for her (so.. much.. food!) with my grandparents too. How adorable is my nan bless her!
I went to Matt's for dinner in the week & he always cooks me such amazing food, I thought it was only fair to attempt to make something in return. (Even at the risk of poisoning him..) so I opted for chocolate mousse. I've made them before & they seemed to get a good reaction (by that I mean nobody died after eating them..) I took photos while I made them so might make it into a post if any of you would be interested?
& finally I picked up some Christmas candles on Sunday. I know Christmas is 2 months away & I hate anything Christmasy before December, but these smell amazing! 4 for £3.99? You can't really complain. : D
Hope you all had fab weekends. : D

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

OOTD - A-Cross We Go

(I need to hoover..)
Top - Primark / Maxi - Primark / Vest top - Unknown / Shoes - Primark / Necklace & headband - New Look / Nails - Models Own

This is another outfit that has been sitting waiting to be posted for a couple of weeks now - you can probably tell as it's got alot chillier in the UK - going out like this, I'd probably freeze!
Still loving all the crosses that are around at the moment - however this top is a bit strange. It has a very large fishtail on the back of it, I wasn't keen on it, but can totally hide it by tucking it in to a skirt or a pair of jeans. The cross pattern was too adorable to pass up on though. : )
I'm also sad all the Summer clothes are now being hidden away for another year, but gives me a chance to lust after all the gorgeous boots & winter accessories going into the shops! Bring it on Winter! This year I will be ready for you..

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Monday, 15 October 2012

Week In Photos #21

Starbucks / Starbucks #2 / Honey was 3 this week! / NOTW (inspired by Kim) / RESULT! / Sammy the squirrel came to visit / This made me lol - Harveyyy / Lasagna cooked by Matt / Carrot temple / BOGOF on chocolate oranges in Tesco / Button cakes / Button cakes #2 / Curry night with the girls / Spaghetti / More cakes..

More fooooooooood!
Last Friday Honey turned 3, I can't believe it! She still seems like a baby to me (I guess she always will be to be honest..) but yeah. She will have been with us 3 years at Christmas. Gone so quick. We decided to take photos to celebrate.. : )

I also pestered Matt so much recently about taking me on his motorbike, he finally gave in yesterday. However, I wasn't allowed anywhere near it in my normal clothes & ended up looking like a multi-coloured Michelin man. He took me to a biker cafe (like this one) - which was hilarious. Even with all my 'biker clothes' on, I was still wearing my heels & I swear I was getting the weirdest looks. : ' )
How was your weekend? : )

Thursday, 11 October 2012

An Autumn Walk

Slightly different post this week. I thought I'd show you some photos from a walk I went on with Matt last weekend. It's the perfect weather at the moment, slightly chilly but not freezing & the leaves are slowly changing colour. So beautiful where I live. : ) 
Oh & who can resist a couple of blackberries on a walk (even if most of them were bright red & sour!)
* Please ask if you'd like to use any of my photos & link them back to me! Thanks! : )

Monday, 8 October 2012


Mascaras have always been a problem for me. My natural eyelashes are very small & straight, so finding the right mascara is a bit of a pain. I love having long lashes but getting to an acceptable standard for me is really difficult. After hearing so much about Skylash, I decided to give it a go.
First of, let me just say the packaging is too damn cute. I love the little skyscraper & how striking it looks against the white background.
The wand is also amazing, it has one long & one short side of bristles & is flexible.
The shorter bristles are designed to give you volume & the long side is to increase the length of your eyelashes.
It's a total bargain - £3.99 (currently an offer in Boots!) I just couldn't resist.
& look at my lashes! This was after I applied two coats.
So pleased with this product - do you have a favourite mascara?

Friday, 5 October 2012

Week In Photos #20

Chocolate orange hand wash! Smells amazing / NOTW #1 / Chocolate surprise / DOH face / Salad time! / OOTD / Melon balls, starter / Roast, main / Cheesecake, pudding / Most delicious cake ever / Phillip the pheasant returned / Tim did a show at work last weekend / NOTW #2 / Meal with Leia, Keiran & Pete / Slush puppy love.

I always look back at week in photos & I'm amazed how much food I photograph. Maybe that's because I eat alot, or just because I love taking pictures of food. I don't actually know..
It's Friday, yay! First day off in a week & back in tomorrow so I'm making the most of it today. Going to pick up Pete in a minute, think we're having a chilled day & watching Parent Trap. Such a good film.
What have you got planned for the weekend lovelies?

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Topshop Lipstick - Pillow Talk

I've seen so many people rave about Topshop lipsticks, I couldn't resist picking up one on my last trip to Brighton. It annoys me how small my local Topshop is, it doesn't have a beauty section at all, so I either have to order online or just scoop some up when I venture out of town. : )
After a lot of debating, I decided to buy Pillow Talk, a gorgeous matte pink shade.
If you've been reading my blog for a while now, or know me personally, you'll know I adore a good lipstick. Especially a pink one. The shade, & smell just got me hooked. One thing I will say about the lipstick, is it is quite drying. If you're like me & have naturally dry lips (especially made worse in Winter) you'll need to apply this lipstick with a balm. I usually apply the balm under & on top of the lipstick, just to give it a natural gloss on the matte & keep my lips looking healthy.

Have you tried any of the Topshop lipsticks? I've already got Brighton Rock on my wishlist.. : )