Wednesday, 26 October 2016

My Poole Trip - 2016!

Hey everyone,

Over the weekend, I went on a weekend break to Poole and it was lovely! On here, you wouldn't have noticed that I took a break, but if you followed me on instagram you would have noticed the serious lack of posts. Anyway, whilst I was there, I managed to take quite a lot of photos so today I thought I'd share them with you all! I hope you enjoy this post, and I will see you all very, very soon. xxx

Thank you all so much for reading, and I will see you all very, very soon,

Love Lou

Qotp - Seaside or City?

Aotd - Seaside - there's just something so relaxing about it!

Monday, 24 October 2016

Budget Beauty : Scents

Hey everyone,

This is the last budget beauty post! I can't believe four weeks have last so quickly - it seems like 2 minutes since I did the first one of these! Anyway, today I am going to be sharing with you my favourite affordable scents, I hope you enjoy this post, and I will see you all very, very soon. xxx

My number one place for affordable scents are from Zoella Beauty. I have one from every collection Zoe has released apart from the Christmas range this year. The original collection scent is a really fresh and floral scent perfect for all year round! The Tutti Fruity Collection Spritz is a gorgeous fruity scent that is lovely in Summer. Finally, the Sweet Inspirations scent is my favourite. It has the scent of toasted almonds and macaroons which is every sweet scent lovers dream! The bottle is a good size without being too bulky (it's a 45ml bottle). It's £8 for the bottle which is so affordable compared to some of the high end scents on the market today.

Another brand that is great for affordable scents is Soap and Glory. They do body sprays in all 4 scents and they all come in 2 sizes - 100ml and 250ml. My personal favourite is the original scent because it's really different to any other scents I have. The smaller size retails at £4 and the bigger size retails at £6.50 so this is one of the most reasonably priced body spritz' out.

Thank you so much for reading, and I will see you all very, very soon,

Love Lou

Qotp - What is your favourite affordable scent?


Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful
Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful - Solid Fragrance
Zoella Beauty Lets' Spritz -  selling out quickly!!!
Zoella Beauty Sweet Inspirations Spray
Soap and Glory Mist You Madly - small size
Soap and Glory Mist You Madly - big size

Friday, 21 October 2016

Tanya Burr's Pumpkin Pops

Hey everyone,

It's been quite a long time since I last did a baking post, so today I thought I'd do a Halloween themed one! I hope you enjoy this post, and I will see you all very, very soon! xxxx

Makes 40 :

Prep Time : 40 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Cooling Time : 1 hour

You will also need lolly sticks and a 21cm round loose bottomed cake tin

For the cake:

200g of Plain Flour
150g of Light Soft Brown Sugar
1 and 1/2 tsp. of Baking Powder
1 tsp. of Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp. of Ground Ginger
A pinch of Ground Nutmeg
90 ml of Full- Fat Milk
1 Egg
100g of Pumpkin Purée
100g of Unsalted Butter - melted

For the icing :

50g of Butter - softened
100g of Icing Sugar
50g of Cream Cheese

To decorate:

200g of White Chocolate
Edible Gold Glitter

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/350 degrees Fan/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line the cake tin.

Put the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Add the milk and egg to the mix, followed by the pumpkin purée and butter. Combine to form a smooth batter, then transfer to the cake time and bake for 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Once cooled, crumble the cake into fine crumbs.

For the icing, in a bowl beat the butter and icing sugar until smooth and light, then fold in the cream cheese. Stir in the cake crumbs until fully mixed.

Roll the mixture into small balls, place on a baking tray and pop them in the fridge for an hour!

Melt the white Chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water - make sure the bottom of the bowl isn't touching the water. Put a skewer or lolly stick into each cake ball and dip into the melted white chocolate, allowing the excess to drop off.

Dip the ball into your desired toppings, then leave to stand until set, and then voila - your cake pops are ready to eat.

If your good at this sort of thing - you could add a few bits of decoration, maybe a skull or a spiders web!

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I will see you all very, very soon,

Love Lou

Qotp - Halloween or Christmas?

Aotp - Definitely Christmas!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

My Make up Drawers - Part 3!

Hey everyone,

This is a very long time overdue.... So, a few weeks ago I did the first two parts of my make up drawers tour but I never got round to finishing it, so that's exactly what I'm going to do today! (To catch up, here's post 1 and post 2)

In my lipstick compartment I have:

Zoella Beauty Lip Balm (NO LONGER SOLD)

Kiko Deco Delight Lipstick in 02

Kiko Velvet Mat Lipstick in 613

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Plumful

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul

NYX Buttergloss in Angel Food Cake

Kiko Free Sprit Lip and Cheek in 105

Rimmel Colour Rush in Give Me a Cuddle

Barry M Matte Me Up in 2

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Aurora

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in First Date

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Cotton Cane

Collection Deluxe Lipstick in 05 Silent Movie

Revlon Colourburst in 096 Macaroon

Baby Lips Pink Punch

Baby Lips Electro in Pink Shock

Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick in Pink Mallow

Avon Colour Trend Colour Smoothies in Pink Pucker

Avon Colour Trend Colour Smoothies in Coral Crush

I hope you all enjoyed this (long awaited) post, and I will see you all very, very soon,

Love Lou

Qotp - What is your favourite Autumnal Lipstick

Aotp - MAC's Lustre Lipstick in Plumful!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Budget Beauty : Bath Products

Hey everyone,

you guys seem to be really enjoying these budget beauty posts. Today I'm going to be sharing with you my favourite budget bath products. I hope you enjoy this post, and I will see you all very, very soon. xxxx

My number one place for affordable bath products is obviously Lush. I absolutely love Lush and it's up there among my favourite shops. My favourite thing to get from Lush is a bubble bar.

Bubble bars are brightly coloured shapes that you crumble under running water and they make the most gorgeous smelling bubbles ever. My personal favourites and The Comforter, Yuzu and Cocoa, Creamy Candy and Pop in the Bath. The comforter is a sweet/fruity scent that had bergamot oil in to make the bubbles smell like berries. This on is by far my favourite bubble bar and I always make sure to have at least one in my Lush collection :).

Yuzu and Cocoa isn't technically a bubble bar but I thought I'd include it anyway. It's a bubble-roon, which basically means it's a bubble bar shaped into a macroon type shape. This has a chocolate orange-y scent and it perfect for those of us who love a sweet scent!

Creamy Candy is one of the smaller bubble bars, but all good things come in small packages! This is another sweet scent that smells like candyfloss and vanilla - to me this smells quite like snow fairy so that's a bonus!

The final bubble bar - Pop in the Bath - was nearly discontinued but everyone went crazy so Lush decided to bring it back which is so lucky! It's more of a citrus-y scent which is quite different to what I normally go for but I actually really like it!

Recently, Lush released their Christmas Collection so I thought I'd share some of the bits I really want to try from the range!

First of all, is my all time favourite Christmas bubble bar - and that's Candy Mountain. This is pink and white swirled mountain shape. This smells a little like creamy candy as it has the scent of candy floss and vanilla, but some how this smells more Christmassy?!? I don't really know, maybe it's just me!

Another bubble bar that was one of my favourites is Christmas Penguin. This was originally released with the 2014 Christmas collection and I fell in love with it. Last year, it wasn't released and I was really upset about it! Luckily it has been re-released this year, so I'll definitely be stocking up on these!

The final bubble bar that I liked the look of was Ruby Red Slippers. This bubble bar is super glittery and has a floral scent that is incredible!

I feel like if rambled on about Lush for ages... sorry! I was going to add a bit in here about my favourite Lush bath bombs but I thought that would be a little too much Lush talk for one day.. If you want, I could do a separate post completely talking about my favourite Lush bath bombs.. Let me know :)

My other go-to brand for affordable bath products is Zoella Beauty! I love all of Zoe's collections and my favourites are the bubble baths and fizz bars.

The original collection has a really floral and fresh scent that is perfect for Spring and Summer! The only complaint I have about this collection is that the fizz bar is so had to break! I think this is because it's so thick, but I physically cant break it! Although Soak Opera (the bubble bath) is absolutely perfect and creates loads of bubbles!

The Sweet Inspirations collection is pretty new, but it's already my favourite collection! It has the scent of toasted almonds and macaroons which is a sweet scent lovers heaven! I have absolutely no complaints about this collection and my favourite products are Le Fizz (the fizz bar), Bath Latte (bubble bath) and Sugar Dip (bath salts).

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and let me know if you want that post about the Lush bath bombs. I love you all so much and I'll see you all very, very soon,

Love Lou

Qotp - What are your go-to affordable brands?

Links and prices :

The Comforter - £4.95
Yuzu and Cocoa - £3.95
Creamy Candy - £2.95
Pop in the Bath - £3.65
Candy Mountain - £2.95
Christmas Penguin - £3.95
Ruby Red Slippers - £3.95
Le Fizz - £5
Bath Latte - £6
Sugar Dip - £6
Soak Opera - £5
Fizz Bar - £5