Friday, 31 October 2014

Ikea Haul

Ikea is definitely one of my favourite places to shop. Unfortunately the closest Ikea is over 2 hours away so when I get the opportunity to go, I usually end up getting quite a lot..whoops. As I went last thursday I thought I'd share with you what I got :) 

The first thing I saw upon entering the shop was some pretty white lanterns. The price in Ikea never fails to amaze me so at £2.00 I couldn't resist buying a couple of those! I also bought a gorgeous white decorative pot which I filled with a fake flower. I've never bought a fake flower before, and although it doesn't look like the most realistic thing it really brightens the room! I also bought a similar smaller pot which I am using to store my makeup brushes. 

A more practical item I bought is this desk lamp, which I desperately needed as the evenings are becoming much darker! I went for this chic silver 'Forsa' lamp- I've had my eye on it for some time! 
Have you bought anything from ikea lately? 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Out of all the cookie recipes I've tried this one is definitely my favourite. The recipe is inspired by the gorgeous Vivianna does makeup and I can safely say for me, these really are the BEST cookies I've ever tasted. 


1) 75g Cocoa Powder 
2) 300g Caster Sugar 
3) 275g Self Raising flour 
4) 200g Butter
5) 1 Large Egg
6) Mixture of dark, milk and white chocolate 


Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Line a couple of baking trays with greaseproof paper. In a large bowl mix together the butter and sugar until its a smooth consistency. 

Next, crack your egg into the bowl and add the remaining dry ingredients (self raising flour and cocoa powder). 

If your mixture is too dry add a splash of milk, or if too sticky add more flour. After you're happy with the consistency (sticky enough to stay together but not too sticky so it sticks to everything! haha) break the chocolate into small pieces and add to the mixture. 

Once you've mixed the chocolate in, use your hands to separate the mixture into small blobs. (I usually make about 16). 
Pop them into the oven for about 11 minutes (I'd keep checking them around this time and leave in until you're happy with them).  

However remember, when you first take the cookies out the oven they won't look cooked. After leaving them to cool for around 30 minutes they will be perfect and ready to eat!

I hope this post has tempted you to make these cookies! If it has I would love to see how yours turn out, either tweet me a picture or tag me on instagram (links on the right) or in the comments below link me your favourite recipes! 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Rosey Apple Candle

This gorgeous candle was a gift from a lovely friend of mine for my 18th birthday. I always have candles burning so this was the perfect present. The candle is from a shop called 'Ellie Ellie' and upon browsing their website I found they sell the cutest, most gorgeous gifts. 

The candle chosen for me was the 'Retro Sweet Scent Rosey Apples Candle'. It came in a white box, with the words 'The Happiest and Sweetest Of Days' written along the front, (how cute is that?). I think a description of the scent cannot do it justice, however I would describe it as a combination of sweets and apples. The smell is strong but not too overpowering which is exactly what I like. 

My friend had chosen to customise the candle making it even more special and personal with the words 'Happy Birthday Eva!'. I have used the candle now and then since the end of august and despite its size, the candle is still burning. 

I'm really looking forward to buying my friends and family gifts from here and hope they love them as much as I love my gift. 

Have you been given any lovely gifts recently or have a favourite gift shop? 

Friday, 3 October 2014

♥ Thankyou Giveaway! ♥

I really appreciate each & every one of my followers, I love reading comments on my blog posts and the comments you all post often make my day. I've now reached over 300 followers on Bloglovin' so thank you very much for following & reading my blog!

If you've read my Summer Nails Post you will know I love nail varnish and painting my nails. A favourite brand of mine is Nails Inc, so as a small thankyou I've decided to giveaway one of my favourite Nails Inc sets called 'Bling It On Hologram'

As the giveaway is a thankyou to my followers, to enter you must be a follower of my blog on Bloglovin. Optional extra entries are provided below on the Rafflecopter.
*Must be following my actual Blog, not just my profile.

Good Luck! 

The giveaway will run from the 3rd October 2014 until the 31st October 2014, and is to UK Readers Only (sorry!)
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The prize is a Nails Inc Bling it on Hologram set as shown in the pictures above.
 You must be over 18 to enter, Under 18s must have parents/guardians permission before entering. 
The winner will be displayed on Rafflecopter and notified by email or Twitter.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Bold Colour Midi Skirt

Grey Jumper- H&M
Leather Jacket- ASOS
Skirt- Independent Boutique (No longer in stock) Very similar skirt can be found here- ASOS

This time of year is perfect for experimenting with autumnal dark, edgy colours. I'm loving midi skirts at the moment, so pieced together an outfit around this bold, bright, beautiful red skirt. What colours will you wearing this autumn?