HUGE NEWS and GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Hello lovelies! I hope you’re all well :) It’s been a stressful week for me!

For today’s post, I’m going to announce some big news and also the winner of my giveaway!

First of all I want to say thank you to anyone that entered or commented on the post. I can’t wait to do a Q&A soon because the questions were so exciting! Also, the things you’ve been lusting for has been added to my wishlist too… Oops! The support and general community from all you lovely people is incredible, I know I say it all the time but I seriously mean it! Thank you :)

So, I think I’ll start with the giveaway winner! Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time, there will be more!!

And the winner is….

Georgia!! Congratulations lovely, please tell me what shades of Barry M Nail Paints you want!

Yay! I’m so happy I did a giveaway and I can’t wait to do another for all you lovely people!

Anyway, onto the huge news…

I’m going to be in a movie! Yes you read that right! All my life I have dreamed of being an actress, and in August 2013 that dream came reality. I’m only in around 5 minutes of the movie and that scene does not relate to the rest of the movie in the slightest! I’m sure if you see the movie, you’ll be able to spot me – the big, bushy haired girl who needed a bit of Frizz Ease. Yup, that’s me. The movie is called The Black Sea, and it will be out on 5th December. The main character is played by the one and only, Jude Law, who I actually got to meet!! It was probably one of the coolest experiences of my life, and I’d do anything to relive it! It’s a small start to my dream and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen…

Feel free to ask me any questions about it if you have any!

Thanks for reading,

Love

Kavi xox

AUTUMN NOTD

Holaa lovelies!

I’m so cold right now hehe, I think Winter is approaching!! How are you all?

For today’s post I am back with another NOTD, I know I know, I post so many of these but you all know I’m an addict and I just have to show you which ones I choose! *WARNING – Yes it does include Barry M, I promise I’m not sponsored to do these posts, but I did win their Autumn/Winter Gelly range*

Let’s get on with the post!

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This colour is called ‘Chilli’ and at first I wasn’t too keen on it, but now I’m in love because it’s the most gorgeous fiery red. It reminds of the autumn leaves once they’ve been on the ground for a while. Basically Autumn in a bottle. As always with Barry M, it applies smoothly and dries quickly, and this one in particular dried SO GLOSSY. Honestly, the glossiness was unreal and I made sure everyone stroked my nails to feel them… They actually looked like gel nails, pretty decent if I do say so myself.

What’s your favourite nail colour for Autumn? Are you a nail polish addict like me?

Thanks for reading,

Love

Kavi xox

HUGE A/W Beauty & Fashion Haul!

Hello lovelies! Today, I have a HUGE collective haul to share with you all! I’m super excited because I’ve been collecting bits and bobs for the last few months, as I didn’t really have much for Autumn and Winter, and now I think I am finally satisfied with the amount of things I have!

There’s mainly make up, although I have a few haircare bits and some gorgeous things from Lush, along with a cheeky few clothing pieces. Get your latte or tea and lets begin…

huge haul

CLOTHES:

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I only managed to find a few pieces, but they are staples and they can be styled with anything, so these were good finds.

H&M Striped Crop Top, £6.99 – I love long sleeved crop tops as they are really flattering. H&M crop tops are by far the best out of them all, so soft, so cheap and so nice! Any body shape would suit these so I’d recommend you have a peep at them next time you’re instore.

H&M Plain Grey Sweatshirt, £5.99 – This is super casual but looks great layered and is great for these cooler months. It’s incredibly cosy and looks great over a pair of leggings and ankle boots.

Topshop Black High Waisted Leigh Jeans, £38 – Yes they are £38. Expensive I know!! However, it’s worth it because I know I’m going to get so much use out of them, and a good pair of jeans are the kind of thing you should splurge on. High waisted jeans are my favourite style, and Topshop Leighs are on point.

MAKE UP:

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I am aware how much nail polish is there, don’t worry! I am an admitted addict.

Barry M Gelly Nail Polish A/W Range, £3.99 each – I received all of these and I was a very happy bunny! As you probably know, Barry M is my absolute favourite brand for Nail Polish! In the range is Chai, Chilli, Paprika, Mustard, Cocoa and Cardamom. You will have probably seen me talk about a few of these already in recent posts, and I have another review coming up next week!

Barry M Vintage Violet Nail Polish, £2.99 - I showed this in a NOTD on Tuesday, and it’s the most unique and gorgeous purple! If you missed that don’t forget to check it out here.

Seche Vite Topcoat, £4.99 – Oh how I’ve lusted for this for so long…! I’ve seen so many beauty bloggers rave on about this product so I’m so glad I found it, for only £4.99 in TK Maxx. Absolute bargain, considering it usually costs £11!

Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate – I won this in a giveaway from the amazing BeautyInBeta (Beth) and I’m so grateful because it’s brilliant. So buttery and has the perfect flush of colour, review soon!

MUA Brow Mascara, £1 – I wanted something to set my brows in place with a hint of colour, so I stopped at MUA and found this baby for only a pound!

Collection Valentine Lipstick, £2.99 - This is the perfect pillar box red and I picked it up after hearing a fellow blogger rave about it! Super budget friendly, but still great :)

MakeUp Reveloution Lipstick in Rebel with a cause, £1 – I did a full review on this on how it’s a perfect dupe for MAC Rebel, read more here...

MUA Brown Eyeliner Pencil, £1 – I’ve been finding quite the bargains, lemme tell ya! I love smudging this on my upper lash line and waterline, will definitely be purchasing more of these!

LUSH:

I picked up three things from the Christmas range, which is lovely may I add. One of them I already used and it was the bath bomb called So White, which was so yummy, smelt of apple and autumn! Mmm…

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Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb, £3.50 – This one is Twilight in Green, which is my favourite scent. My whole room smells spectacular thanks to this beauty.

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YogNog Soap, £3.50 – Ahh, what can I say about this delightful bar of goodness. It smells heavenly, of caramel and sweetness, I can smell it just by talking about it! :p If you get one thing from Lush this Christmas, make sure it’s this!

HAIR

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John Frieda Elixir, £4.79 – This is a tamer for the frizz. I need it badly. No more to say.

VO5 Extra Hold Hairspray, £2.99 - I need hairspray all the time, it’s a lifesaver!! This one is super cheap so I just had to pick it up. Also, it’s hugeee!

MVClarke Lifesaver Spray – This is so cool, it’s basically a suncream for your hair! Awesome, right?!

So that’s everything I’ve picked up lately! I’m not promising I won’t buy anymore, oops ;) Haha!

What have you picked up recently? What’s your favourite thing in this haul?

ENTER MY GIVEAWAY

Thanks for reading guys!

Love,

Kavi xox

Nails Of The Day – Vintage Violet

Hello lovelies! Happy Tuesday :)

Now I’m not sure what you think, but I’m pretty sure Winter is officially here, which is sad because I love autumn! However it doesn’t mean my make up should change just yet… So today I have a post showing you a colour I recently bought and fell in love with, which fits perfectly for that transition into Winter!

Vintage Violet is a gorgeous grey toned purple, I can’t even describe how unique the colour is and the picture definitely does not do it justice. But if you’re looking for that perfect purple that suits any skin tone and a colour you’ve never seen before, look no further than Barry M’s Vintage Violet.

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Like all Barry M nail polishes, it applies smoothly and dries within a few minutes. It’s incredibly shiny for a non-gel polish and doesn’t chip for days. Plus, you can’t beat the £2.99 price tag!

That’s pretty much everything I look for in a nail polish, so for that price I definitely won’t be complaining.

What do you think about this gorgeous colour? What’s your favourite season?

Thanks for reading,

Love

Kavi xox

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What I’ve Been Loving In October

Hi lovelies! I hope you’re all well :)

This month has been SO so busy, I’ve literally been on the run non stop! Anyway, as it’s officially Autumn now, I have gathered some of my favourite things that I’ve been reaching out for in October. In this post I’ve got a mixture of Beauty, Hair, Music and Random things so I hope you enjoy it!

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Beauty

Alien Perfume – I received this for my birthday and I am just in love with the packaging and the scent, it’s perfectly musky and lingering, I love it! It’s quite expensive but every girl needs a perfume and I couldn’t recommend it more. I’m useless at describing scents so onto the next favourite!

MUA Brown Eyeliner – I purchased this recently for only a pound, and I think it’s a great find because it comes with a sharpener on the lid too. I smudge a tiny bit of this on the lash line and finish off with a light coating of mascara, to create a gorgeous subtle and sultry look for those days where I want my make up to look very natural!

Benefit They’re Real Eyeliner Sample* – I picked up this free sample and I love it so much! This is for the days when I fancy a winged/bolder eye look, and it’s incredibly pigmented and doesn’t budge. I may be sneaking this onto my Christmas wishlist…

Collection Red Lipstick – I asked on Twitter for red lipstick recommendations and this was one of them, and although I’m not too keen on the brand Collection, this is perfect for me! It’s so easy to reply and is the exact pillar box red colour. It’s super affordable too so I’m really glad I got this.

Matte Black Nails – I got this Bourjois matte topcoat which you can put on top of any colour and it gives it such a cool twist. My favourite way of using it is on top of squared black nails paired with a few rose gold rings! Picture perfect hands ;)

Bourjois Limited Edition Mascara – I love this travel sized mascara and it applies so smoothly onto the lashes and makes my lashes extremely long in a few seconds! I’m so sad it’s limited edition though :(

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Hair

MVClarke Life Saver Spray* – I was sent this spray and I think the whole concept is really cool. It’s supposed to do so many things, like the whole range (which is really unsual and unique may I add), it rebuilds the hair, makes it grow quicker, protects your hair against the sun and gives your hair an effortless beach babe look. Talk about a multi tasker! This product is going to last me a lifetime and I can’t wait to experiment with it in higher heat.

Music

Suck It And See Vinyl* – This was given to me and I love it. Arctic Monkeys is my favourite band as you know and I am planning to buy every album they have on vinyl! My favourite song on here is ‘Reckless Serenade’ or ‘Suck it and see’.

TV, Books, People and Blogs

Gossip Girl – Oh I love this show. It’s so perfect and I love all the drama. There’s not much else to say!

Legacy Series – The first book in this series, ‘I am number Four’, is absolutely brilliant and got me hooked. I am now finishing the 2nd last book and I will watch the movie soon too! Have you read the book or seen the movie? 

Amy N – This seems a bit weird to feature one of my favourite people on my blog but I thought it’d be a cute little addition to the usual favourite posts. I’ve known Amy for around 4 years and even though we’ve been friends all that time I didn’t know her very well and always thought she was very quiet! Turns out she’s not, actually she’s quite hyper to say the least, but she’s so much fun and really genuine.

thelovecatsinc – Helen writes an absolutely fabulous blog and her photography is always on point. Her bakes look delicious and I always find myself drooling over my laptop after seeing what she’s made. Her blog is just goals, like literally it is perfect and has everything you need in a blog. Read it here.

So guys that’s what I’ve been loving in October! Quite the handful, I know! Is there anything I did this time that you’d like to see next month? What’s your October favourites? Link me up!

Thanks so much for reading guys, I hope you enjoyed the post!

Love,

Kavi xox

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The Fun Questions Tag!

Hey there! Cheesy intro, I know ;)
I hope you’re all well. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! What’s your plans?
For today’s post I am going to be doing a tag because I really love tags and I think they are a great way for readers to get to know the person behind the blog! I wasn’t actually tagged but I found it on another blog and thought I’d put my take on it. I hope you enjoy reading it, let’s get into it…
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1) When is your birthday? (You don’t have to include the year if you don’t want to.)
It’s on the 1st July :) Comment your guess of the year I was born!
2) What are 3 of your favourite colours?
Blue, Black and Silver. Black for clothes and blue for nail polish ;)
3) What’s your favourite quote?
“Have no regrets because at the time it was what you wanted” SO TRUE.
4) Are you addicted to YouTube?
Yes. It’s a simple answer. I go on it every day and spend most of my free time watching videos! I think it’s so cool and I love having a nosy into other people’s lives, oops!!

5) What are 3 of your favourite shows on TV or YouTube or both?

Gossip Girl, Teen Wolf and of course, The Great British Bake Off! I’m experiencing PBOD (Post Bake Off Depression) right now, big time!

6) What are 3 qualities you look for in a best friend?

I don’t really look for them, but one thing that is seriously important is that they are funny/get my humour. I make a lot of unfunny jokes so it’s comforting to have someone to laugh at them :) Also, I love it when they have a good/similar music taste to me and I obviously want them to be there for me when I need them.

7) Do you like your name? 
If you didn’t know my full name is Kavita, but everyone calls me Kavi. I suppose I like it, I think other names are pretty but I couldn’t imagine myself being called anything other than Kavi.

8) If you have the choice to pick your own name, what will it be?

Ooh, hmm this is tricky!! I’d actually love to be called Vivianna, because then people could call me Vivi, Vi, Anna, or anything like that! I think I most attracted to Vivi though.

9) What is your fantasy dream?
Probably to be a Hollywood Actress and star in every single movie!
10) Do you wear make-up?
I do wear make up! I love experimenting with it and buying it, reading reviews on it and I just generally think it’s really cool how you can change the way you look, enhance your features, make you feel more confident or whatever you wear it for :)

11) If you could write a book, what would the title be and what would it be about?

Ooh God. I’m sure we’d all like to write an autobiography but I’m not sure people would be interested in my life. I’d love to write a book with all my favourite recipes in or maybe a book for little kids!

12) What makes you cry?

Mostly sad movies and books to be honest with ya.

13) What makes you happy?

FOOD. That’s a genuine answer. And all my favourite TV shows and spending time with the people that mean the most to me :) Also music makes me happy and performing!

14) What is “Fangirling?”

What a random question! It’s basically girls going absolutely bonkers about someone famous and obsessing over everything about them.

15) What are your 3 favourite snacks?

Chocolate, Brownies and Chocolate cookies…

17) What are your 3 favourite foods?

Chocolate, and literally all of what I said before. I also love crepes with Nutella and anything chocolate or Nutella. I like chocolate.

18) What are your 3 favourite drinks?
I like Caramel Iced Frappes, Mocha Cookie Crumbles and Hot Chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream.
19) Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I love minions and chocolate and TV shows and Arctic Monkeys and Ed Sheeran and more chocolate.
20) Who is your favourite person in the world?
YOU <3

So guys that’s it for today’s post! I hope you enjoyed reading this tag and feel free to do it too! I’d love to see Beth and Sophie do this post but I’m tagging everyone!

Thanks so much for reading guys,

Love

Kavi xox

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The Nutella Cupcake Recipe

Hello lovelies! I hope you’re all well :)

For today’s post I’m going to be sharing with you a recipe, which I haven’t done since June/July?! Feels like forever!

Anyway, I was in the kitchen on a lazy Sunday and I decided to try and master my cupcake making skills, and lemme tell you, I didn’t do half bad!! I made a batch of Oreo cupcakes (recipe soon) and a batch of Nutella cupcakes. They were both delicious and I actually just demolished one of each before writing this post, oops… ;)

The cupcake recipe is SO simple and there’s no fancy decorating required, so I’m sure any person of any baking ability could make these! If you’re addicted to nutella or you’re a chocoholic just like me, then get off your bum and get your apron on because you’ll want to be baking these now!

The Content:

For the cake

- 40g Butter, room temperature

- 1 egg

- 120ml Milk

- 100g Plain Flour

- 140g Caster Sugar

- 20g Cocoa Powder

- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

For the frosting

- 200g Icing Sugar

- 80g Unsalted Butter

- 20ml Milk

- As much Nutella as you desire!

The Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius and line a 12 hole cupcake tray with cupcake paper cases.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar using a whisk and gradually add in all the dry ingredients.
  3. Slowly pour in the milk, beating well until all ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Add the egg in and beat well.
  5. Spoon the mix into the cupcake cases and fill each one up two thirds of the way. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until sponge bounces back when touched. Leave the cupcakes to cool completely while you get on with the frosting!
  6. When cupcakes are cold, hollow out a small section in the centre of each one and fill with a BIG dollop of Nutella :)
  7. To make the frosting, beat the icing sugar and butter together. Once combined, add the milk. Make sure it doesn’t go too runny!
  8. Stir in the Nutella by hand until evenly mixed in. It’s important to keep trying it so it doesn’t get too sweet ;)  Spread the frosting on top of the cupcakes and decorate with hazelnuts (I did about 3 per cupcake).

And that’s it! You should have something that looks like this:

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Are you tempted to make these? Do you love Nutella too? Would you like to see an Oreo cupcake recipe too?

Thanks so much for reading,

Love

Kavi xox

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