Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Fashion Wishlist With justyouroutfit!

*This is a collaborative post* 

Hey beaut's!

It's been a hot minute since I last done a wish list on my blog, I love doing wish lists as I find it so satisfying when I actually buy something from my wish list, it's like ticking something off your to-do list isn't it he he! Today's wish list contains a few fashion pieces that I've actually fallen in love with on the justyouroutfit website, I'm really into knitted dresses with boots at the moment and the pink ribbed one I've featured below from justyourpoutfit would look amazing with those biker boots! It's also an outfit that can carry you through to Spring too, you know when it can still be a bit chilly but you want to add some pastel hues to your look! Also can we appreciate just how STUNNING that dusty pink ruffle edge pleated bardot top is, team it with some skinny jeans, sandals and some sunnies and you've got a super pretty Spring outfit sorted!
The women's jeans from justyouroutfit are amazing, theres so many different colours and styles to choose from, some of which are super unique! I'm actually loving the look of their charcoal stonewashed denim mom jeans, mom jeans are actually totally out of my comfort zone, I always stick to basic skinny jeans but I LOVE how mom jeans look and I think these folded up slightly with the biker boots is such a look, I need them in my life asap and for £20.00 you cant go wrong! I'm also loving the look of their distressed acid wash jeans, these are such a nice colour for Spring and will go with all the pastel colours as well as white!
Have you got much on you fashion wish list right now beaut's? I'd love to know!

nopin

*AD – This post is a paid advertorial with justyouroutfit, all opinions are my own!

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Vegan Biscoff Cookie Sandwiches

Hey beaut's!

It's veganuary! The perfect time to bake my very first vegan recipe wouldn't you say?? I'm not actually Vegan myself but I definitely want to try/share a lot more Vegan recipes on my blog, this time around I've actually used a recipe from Cupcake Jemma as inspiration as I need to play around with my own Vegan recipes, but these cookie sandwiches turned out so well and where delicious I just had to share them! I'm actually intolerant to eggs and wanting to cut down on dairy so Vegan bakes and cakes are definitely the way forward for me from now on!
What You Will Need For the Cookies 
100g Caster Sugar
100g Light Brown Sugar 
120g Sunflower Oil or Vegetable Oil, I used Vegetable!
75g Water 
1 tsp Vanilla Extract 
300g Plain Flour 
3/4 tsp Bicarb 
1 tsp Baking Powder 
1/2 tsp Salt 

What You Will Need For The Biscoff Icing + Decoration
75g Dairy Free Spread 
75g Shortening, I Used TREX
400g Icing Sugar 
50g Biscoff Spread + Extra for Decorating
2 Large Bars Of Dark Chocolate
A Couple Of Biscoff Biscuits To Crush
How To - The Cookies
* The cookies are so easy to make but there are a few steps involved. In a bowl, whack all of your cookie ingredients in and mix until a smooth dough appears, this part literally takes seconds and no fancy mixers are needed I just used a good old wooden spoon. 
* Once everything is combined you need to cover/wrap your dough in cling film and pop it in the fridge to chill ideally overnight or for a few hours minimum.
* Once the dough has chilled roll it into small balls trying to keep them the same size, once you've rolled all the dough into balls pop them into the freezer for 10 mins, this just stops the cookies spreading out too much when their in the oven. Whilst the cookie dough is in freezer pre-heat your oven to 170 or gas mark 4. 
* Cook the cookies for around 12-13 mins or until your cookies have a turned a golden colour.

How To - Biscoff Icing
* In a large bowl, beat the dairy free spread and TREX together until it becomes pale and super whippy, then start adding the icing sugar slowly to avoid the dreaded icing sugar cloud and mix until combined. 
* Then whack in the Biscoff spread and mix well throughout the icing, as usual if the icing becomes too stiff then pop in some dairy free milk like soya or almond until you get your desired constancy. 
* Once the cookies are completely cool and the icing is mixed, match up your cookies in pairs and pipe a ring of icing all around the bottom of one cookie leaving the centre empty, then pop a blob of Biscoff spread in the centre and sandwich together with another cookie!
* Once all your cookies are sandwiched together, melt some dark chocolate and dip one end of the cookie sandwich into the chocolate and finish off by sprinkling some broken up Biscoff biscuits onto the dark chocolate, then leave to set if your patient he he!
Honestly these are divine, my boyfriend couldn't believe the icing or 'buttercream' was completely dairy free, it's so tasty! What I will say is that they are quite sickly and half of one if plenty for me but if you have a mega sweet tooth your going to love these! Vegan or not you have to give these a whirl! 

nopin

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Is The Morphe Highlight and Contour Sponge Worth The Hype??

Hey beaut's!

It's been a while, this is my first post of 2020 so happy new year guys and gals...arhh I cant believe we're now in a new decade, pure craziness! Anyway just after the festivities I did post my 'What I Got For Christmas' blog post and within that post I shared that I had received the Morphe Highlight and Contour Sponge, I had wanted to try this best selling sponge for ages and thankfully my Mum bought it for me bless her! So is it really worth the hype?? Lets find out!
I have to jump straight in and say this little sponge by Morphe has been a complete game changer for me, it bounces on and blends my foundation and concealer with complete ease without leaving any streaks and makes my base makeup look so smooth, lightweight and natural and I never have any problems with my makeup looking cakey or going cakey during the day when I use this little beauty. The sponge itself is quite firm when dry but gets more bouncy when it's wet, I will admit though it does still have a slight firmness to it when it's wet, it's not what I'd call light and foamy but it's not rock solid either - it's somewhere in between, it feels more durable if that makes sense and like it will last longer! The shape of the sponge is absolutely amazing for all area's of the face, the roundness at one end makes it so easy to use and blends your cream and liquid products in like a dream and then the flatter almost triangular end is great for getting into the harder to reach area's around your nose, eyes and brows, also if your fond of the 'baking' trend the sharper end of the sponge works incredibly well because you can stripe on loose powder under your contour and under your eyes really precisely. 
In my opinion the Morphe  Highlight and Contour Sponge is definitely worth they hype and I can see why it's a best seller, my foundation and concealer looks so lightweight and flawless when I use my sponge - which is everyday without fail he he - it's also affordable at just £8.00 making it much cheaper than the original beauty blenders and only a couple of pounds more than the Real Techniques sponge! I feel like the Morphe sponge is really robust too, most of my cheaper sponges rip and tear so easily but I cant really see this happening to my Morphe one anytime soon! Overall I LOVE LOVE LOVE this sponge, so thank you so much Mother for buying it for me for Christmas!

Have you tried the Morphe Highlight and Contour Sponge beaut's? What did you think? I'd love to know!

You can find the Morphe Highlight and Contour Sponge on the Boots website HERE for £8.00!

nopin

*This post contains a gifted item from my Mum for Christmas...No idea if Christmas gifts from family members have to be disclosed but I'm just covering my arse!