Friday, 4 July 2014

Banana and Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Hi All,

Today I thought I would try something different, baking. 


 First of all you will need the following ingredients:
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashes
1tbsp baking powder
115g peanut butter
75g brow sugar (I had to use caster as I had no brown, sad times)
25g oats
250g self raising flour 
50g melted butter
250ml milk


Mix together the flour, oats and baking powder in one bowl, and in another bowl mix together the rest of the ingredients, eggs, sugar, mashed banana, peanut butter and lastly the melted butter


Gradually mix the two contents of bowls together


 folding the mixture in after every pour 


Once everything has been mixed together, it should look something like this


Place some muffing/cupcake cases in a muffing tin and begin to fill them with about one and half table spoons of mixture 



While the muffins are in the oven begin to make the vinilla buttercream icing. To do this you will need:

1 1/2 cups of icing sugar
1/2 cup of butter (at room temperature)


Add in vinilla extract for a vinilla taste, but you can use any extract flavouring you with 


Wait for them to cool down by placing them on a cooling rack. Once they have cooled down begin to spread the icing on, I used a butter knife to do this.


Sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon powder over the top (not too much or it may accidentally turn into a remake of the cinnamon challenge).


Top the cupcakes with two pieces of banana, I would recommend using dried banana chips but I had none available so used banana slices.

If you make these let me know how they turned out and what you think of them!

Until next time

x

Saturday, 31 May 2014

FRUITY FASHION - PINEAPPLE DRESS




Tropical, fruity prints seem to be making appearance this summer and I'm so glad because I have always been a fan for pineapple and watermelon prints! Anything that has a pineapple on I just can't say no to.

While having a quick nose round the shops for some Summer Ball shoes I came across these fruity finds when really I should have gone straight to the shoe section. Either way I absolutely love this dress. Its really loose and comfortable but can be worn with a belt for some shape. 

The banana pouch sold me on its smell. Its a plastic-y smell, but I absolutely love it. They also had a tote/beach bag in the banana print but it didn't smell as good.

This dress is something really different for me as I usually love my blacks, whites and blues.

Dress - Primark - £8
Pouch - H&M - £1.99

What do you think? What fruit prints have you got in your wardrobe? 

Until next time 
x

Thursday, 29 May 2014

SWEET COUTURE

Hi everyone! 

I know, long time no post. I'm sorry. I'm not trying to make excuses but it being my last year of university I had exam after exam and a dissertation to write. But good news (or bad) it's all finished posts should be back as normal.

While searching for jobs as I am no longer a student *sob, sob* my sister told me of a small bakery called Sweet Couture. This seems perfect for me, a small business that sells cakes. I love myself some cake. So I purchased a cake just to taste. After admiring their amazing range I settled on cookie dough for only £3. 



It was so delicious and devoured it within seconds. It's always good to treat yourself now and again.

Till next time.
x

Friday, 7 March 2014

FRIDAY FEATURE - GINGHAM SKIRT



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The gingham skirt is certainly making an appearance this spring/summer. It's simple yet quite classy and can be paired with almost anything. I'm loving it in the skirt form but the trousers are beginning to catch my eye too. Number one is definitely my favourite, it reminds me of something Brandy Melville would stock but for the fraction of the price. 

What do you think of the gingham print?

Have a lovely weekend!
Holly x






Sunday, 2 March 2014

REVLON COLORBRUST MATTE BALM REVIEW

Hello fellow beauty lovers!
I had been eyeing up these crayon lipstick for a while before I gave into buying one at my local student shopping night in Plymouth that offers 10%-20% off in shops. Me and my girl flatmates all brought one in a different colour. I ended up getting colour Sultry (225). The colour looks gorgeous on pale skin, so this may be one for the redheads like myself out there. 




 My first impressions were generally good. It has a slight mint smell to it, I'm usual not a fan of mint but it was not too over whelming at all. It also went on very smoothly and I think the crayon shape helps with the application as I felt that I could get quite precise with where to apply it. The matte-ness of it is amazing.

However, as with most products this lipstick too has its downs. I found that it did not stay on a long as I would have liked it to, it rubbed off on glasses and lasted at most about 2-3 hrs which means you'll have to keep topping up to keep the colour. 

Either way, I would still recommend this lipstick as most lipsticks don't stay on as long as I would like (maybe I'm just expecting too much).  I have featured it in my monthly favourites which you can fine HERE as it has been one of the lipsticks I have been wearing out most lately.

Hope you are all well.
Holly x