Wednesday, 29 October 2014

How to make: Halloween no bake mini cheesecake potions!

These super cute cheesecakes are so easy to make and quick, you can easily make them on Halloween day ready for the party! Get the kids involved too! Make it a fun Halloween night in!

So, here's what you'll need;

- your favourite biscuits (I choose shortbread, these work really well!)
- a little bit of butter 
- extra thick cream 
- a flavouring of your choice (I chose Vanilla)
- gel food colouring of your choice (I choose red and green)
- sprinkles/any Halloween toppings you like
- and little jars to put them in!

Everything I bought was enough to make two jars. I found these cute little jars in Wilko for £1 each! Make sure you give them a wash before putting food in them though! 

Place the biscuits of your choice in a big bowl. I used 6 for two people. Now looking back on it I wish I used a little more! Hopefully you'll have better judgement! You then want to smash them up into crumbs with an end of a rolling pin. This can get super messy! Really fun for the kids to do!

So next you want to add a little bit of butter, it's just to make it abit wet so you're able to mush it down in the jar. Your judgement will come in handy here too! I found it easier using my hands as the heat melted the butter faster and you can judge the texture easier. 

Once you have a damp texture, evenly put the mixture into the jars like this.

You then want to get a small spoon and press down on the mixture to form a cheesecake like base. You'll end up with something like this. If you don't feel like it's enough feel free to repeat the previous stage to add more! I wish I did this!

In a bowl, empty out all of the cream and add your chosen flavouring. Remember to keep tasting as you go, I had to add a lot of flavouring to get my desired taste!

Separate the cream into two bowls or into how many different gel colours you are using. 

Now for the magic! Add the whole tube of the gel colour to each bowl. If you use a tiny bit it will come out pastel colours. I wanted the colour darker than this but it was my first time working with colour gel! Keep mixing until the colour and the cream are all mixed together evenly. 

Pour the coloured cream on top of the biscuit base in the jar so you end up with something like this...

And finally, add your sprinkles or any toppings that you like! 

You can paint the jars all Halloween-y (with acrylic paint) and add cute little characters on cocktail sticks! Get your kids to draw little characters, cut them out and stick them on with blue tac, easy peasy! 

Let them chill in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes then they're ready to eat! They last in the fridge for about three days! Like I said, these are so quick and easy to make you can make them on the day for a Halloween party or even make it a little fun activity for you and your kids to do this Halloween!

Any questions or comments, don't hesitate to contact me down below and good luck! 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Review: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

Ever since Dainty Doll has discontinued (well, in my Boots store it has!) I've been on the hunt for a new foundation. It's been very difficult. I have super pale and dry skin and finding a foundation when you're pale is an absolute pain, especially in drugstores, as some of you may know.
I've always wanted to try NARS products but it isn't sold where I am and buying it offline without testing the colour just seems abit silly to me, especially because of the price! It would be an absolute waste if it was wrong. 
A few weeks ago I managed to find a Sephora in France and just fell in love with the place. I found the NARS station and was super excited! I don't like full coverage foundations as my skin isn't that bad and I find they can be really cakey and show my dry skin. I always mixed my foundation with moisturizer so the tinted moisturizer really interested me. It was the only foundation products of the brand that I tested and it really was just love at first sight. It was a perfect match and I loved the texture and the glow of the formula. It's SPF 30 which is amazing and pretty high for a foundation. They also have a great range of shades and also describe what colour undertones it has. My shade is Terre-Neuve and it is the lightest with neutral pink undertones. 

That night I used it as we were going for dinner and cocktails and I was extremely impressed! It's very lightweight and I'm still able to use my concealer under it and for it all to blend together beautifully. A little does go a long way with this product and it leaves a wonderful glow on your skin. It also photographs lovely and makes you look very healthy and glowing! I'm completely impressed with how long it lasts, I didn't remove my makeup the night before (bad I know!) and it was still in place the next morning!
The only downside I could possibly see is if you have oily skin this product may not work for you. I get a touch oily on my forehead and around my nose but just apply powder. You could possibly just pop a powder compact in your bag!

I'm so happy this product exists and will continue using it as my main foundation, I love it even more than my Dainty Doll foundation. I don't think I could ever go back or go to another foundation. Now that I know my shade, I can now happily buy it online! I bought it for 38€ and its £28 on the NARS website which I will happily pay out for such an all round wonderful product. I highly, highly recommend this product to anyone and everyone!

What NARS products do you have? I want to expand my collection! xo

Monday, 15 September 2014

Review: Kelly Osbourne MAC Lipstick in Dodgy Girl

I know this is probably a bit of a late review, but I love this lipstick a lot and you could say, it's well tested! I bought the Kelly Osbourne lipstick in Dodgy Girl a couple of months ago, I thought it was out of stock, as it is a limited edition range but I managed to purchase it from the official UK MAC site! 

You can still get this lipstick and her range from Ebay and Depop! A little bit more expensive but so worth it!
It is a matte lipstick but like a lot of the matte lipsticks from MAC it is surprisingly moisturizing! I have terrible chapped lips all the time and I exfoliate before putting on lipsticks and this glides on beautifully. I like to pat the lips with tissue after applying the product, then apply the lippie again and pat. It works really nice. The only downside to this lipstick, I feel, is that it lasts a really long time but it tends to turn a pinky colour and stains your lips rather than staying purple. I found myself re-applying it through out the day/night, a lot more than what I normally would when wearing a MAC lipstick! 

It retails at £16.50 which is a standard price for MAC cosmetics! Like I said, it will unfortunately be a little more now when buying from sellers online.

All in all, I love this product and re-applying it isn't the biggest deal in the world! Also, it matches my hair! (review on this hair dye coming soon!)

Did you get anything from this range?