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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DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub

Hello there lovelies!

For today’s post I am going to be doing a DIY, and I haven’t done one of these since forever, literally! I love experimenting with ingredients to make a good old beauty product, becuase it’s fun and you can save a lot of money!

I’m a big fan of making body scrubs, so when I was looking around my kitchen and I saw coffee granules, I knew I had to try something with it.

COFFEE SCRUB

This body scrub is super simple and easy to make and I’m sure you all have these ingredients in your house too. It makes your body smell amazing, all day long, and it makes it look and feel 10 times softer. I was so amazed by how much softer it looked and felt – I didn’t even need to moisturise! It also gives your body a gorgeous glow and because of the strength of the coffee, it adds a slight tan to your skin!

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The Content:

- Coffee Granules

- Coarse Sugar (brown or white)

- Coconut Oil

- Container to store it in

The Method:

Firstly fill 3/4 of your container with coffee granules. Then add sugar to the rest of the tub and mix it all up. Add around 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into the mix and stir until it holds together a little. Don’t add too much oil as you still want it to be rough and scrubby!

Use the scrub on dry skin for an invigorating and blood circulating massage or on wet skin for a gentle exfoliation.

I love this scrub so much – it’s exactly the kind of scrub I need, especially as I love the smell of coffee :)

That’s it for this post! Do you like the smell of coffee? Will you be making this scrub? Do you have any DIY’s I should know about?

Thanks for reading,

Love

Kavi xox

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MAC REBEL DUPE for £1?!

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

I’m so glad to be posting, hopefully on a more regular basis now I’m finding a schedule again! I haven’t really done any autumn related posts apart from my NOTD, and I love autumnal make up because I feel like it’s the time to be a bit more daring, so you’ll hopefully be reading some more Autumn themed posts from me! As for today’s post, I have a lipstick review which I don’t really do, but I found this little bargain and I just had to share it with you guys!

I heard so much hype about the relatively new brand MakeUp Revolution and saw it instore and thought it looked quite interesting actually, so I went in to Superdrug and had a major swatch session on my whole arm, no joke there (who else does that?!) Anyway, I was looking round and I saw the lipstick collection for £1 per lipstick, and I was like ‘Oh hi you’re in my budget’ hehe ;) I was busy swatching and I found this gorgeous sahde, called ‘Rebel with a cause’ . Sound familiar to you, ahh yes it does, sounds similar to MAC Rebel right? Well surprisingly it’s actually pretty much the same as MAC Rebel! After countlessly swatching Rebel everytime I went into MAC, I’m pretty sure I know what Rebel looks like and the MakeUp Revolution one is not far off at all!

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It’s got simple black packaging which you’d expect for a pound so nothing fancy there for all you packaging freaks ;) It’s nearly an exact colour dupe for Rebel except it is slightly less pigmented and has more of a balm like texture, giving off a slight sheen. It’s got a slight pinky tone to it but that doesn’t transfer onto the lips.

I love wearing a vampy colour, it’s a little out of my comfort zone but we all need to step out sometimes! For £1 I really don’t think you can go wrong, and I know eventually I’ll just pay £15 for the real Rebel but for now, I’m absolutely loving this and I couldn’t recommend you try it out more!

What’s your thoughts on Makeup Revolution? Will you be swatching this one out? Does it remind you anything of MAC Rebel?

Thanks for reading guys!

Love

Kavi xox

P.S I’m having a giveaway so if you want to enter here’s the link :) GIVEAWAY

HAPPY 2nd BLOG BIRTHDAY & GIVEAWAY!

Hey lovelies!! It’s my two year blog birthday today! TWO YEARS?! That’s pure commitment for me, even though I haven’t exactly been the greatest blogger this past month or so, I know… But still, 2 years is brilliant and I’m so proud of my little blog. I remember writing a post this time last year, and the year before, thinking I was so cool having my own blog, thinking that tons of people would read it and bragging to people at school about them 18 followers I had ;) I also found a bit in my diary from 2012 where I said my blog was ‘practically worldwide’ when I had about 200 views all time! Hey, we all start somewhere right?

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I want to say thank you to all my blogger friends and every single person who reads, follows or simply likes my blog. Knowing that there are people out there who are actually interested in my blog and genuinely want to read it, is freaking amazing, lemme tell ya :) I’m sure my fellow blogger friends know how it feels!

The other day I even got to meet one of my followers and a lovely blogger I’ve been following for a while, and we actually met in the cinema where I was wearing a onesie, classy I know ;) I’m sure you all follow Beth but if not do check out her blog because she is so lovely and friendly, and her blog is also fab - http://beautyinbeta.co.uk/ Tell her I sent you!

It’s really hard to think of something to say other than I really do love blogging and I’m so glad I found this community because it really has helped me in so many ways, and is also incredibly enjoyable! If you are thinking about starting a blog then please do go for it, who cares if no one reads it, you may enjoy it heaps and one day you could be internet famous (although that’s not important)!

As a little thank you to my followers, I’m holding a giveaway! One lucky blogger will get to win a product that they’ve been lusting over! To enter, you need to do the following, and I will be checking every single entry! YOU MUST DO ALL THE FOLLOWING OTHERWISE YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT COUNT:

- Follow my blog either on Bloglovin’ or WordPress or by Email

- Follow me on Twitter @kavichick2000

- Comment below telling me one item you’d love right now, and you may just win! (Please bare in mind being a teenager without a job my budget is low)

- Comment or tweet me questions that you’d like me to answer for my #KaviQ&A using that hashtag! You can do this daily for more entries! All questions asked will have their usernames featured on my blog too :)

The giveaway is open to UK Bloggers only. I would really like someone who really has supported my blog to win the giveaway, so please don’t enter if you just want to win something! The giveaway will end on the 15th November 2014.

And that is all you need to do to enter! I can’t wait to read what you want and you’re questions for me!

So guys, kavichick2000 is 2 years old now! Crazy stuff! Here’s to another year :) How old is your blog?

Thanks so much for reading and supporting me in this little journey!

Lots of Love,

Kavi xox

The Beauty Blogger Tag

Hey guys! I hope you’re all well :)

Now I know I may not be blogging as regularly as before, but I’m going to try to blog at least once a week instead, that way we can all have something to look forward to :)

Anyway, I saw this tag going around and I can tell lots of people are going to be doing it because the answers are quite interesting to read! There’s lots of variations of the tag but here are the questions I will be answering, please note I wasn’t actually tagged by anyone but I wanted to do the post anyway. Stay reading to the end to see who I tagged…

Onto the tag!

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1. Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?

I started blogging back in 2012, nearly exactly 2 years ago! I was scrolling on YouTube and came across beauty videos, and absolutely fell in love- copying the make up looks, buying the make up products, and even trying to talk like some of them… Oops! I was so amazed by it all and then I found blogs too, and I knew it was for me because I love writing and giving advice!

2. Whose blog did you fall in love with first? 

Blog, hmm, I actually don’t remember… But I do remember who’s YouTube I first fell in love with, and that was Meredith from Stilababe09. I still watch her and still love her! The first YouTuber I actually watched was Tanya Burr though, and she was the one who got me into make up!

3. What was the first blogsphere hyped about product that you bought? Was it worth the hype?

Ooh goodness, this is hard because it goes right back! I’m going to say Maybelline The Rocket Mascara, even though I know it wasn’t the first hyped up product I purchased, but I remember hearing hundreds of girls talking about this product, and I just HAD to get it, haha! It was definitely worth the hype, and now I’m in love with Maybelline mascaras!

4. What are your five favourite things about blogging and being a beauty blogger?

There are so many things I love about being a beauty blogger, but my top 5 would be:

- Reading all the lovely comments

- The community of sweet people

- Seeing where my readers come from

-Talking to my followers

-Finding new and interesting things on other blogs

5. What have you learnt from being a beauty blogger?
My grammar and writing in general has improved a hell of a lot! I’ve also been able to have an experience in what it’d be like working in the beauty/fashion industry. I’ve also learnt tons of tips on building a website, taking good photographs and general beauty advice/life hacks!
6. Have you changed anything since becoming a beauty blogger?
This is super similar to the question before but I guess my skincare and make up has changed, and I definitely know what to do with make up now, before was something super embarrassing…

7.  Is there any advice that you would give beauty bloggers just starting out?

I’d definitely say it’s important to have social media linking up to your blog, because then people have an easier way of accessing you, you can chat to other bloggers, join the community and get yourself out there more! Also, make a wise choice of name, something that’ll stick and you’ll never get bored of! Maybe I’ll do a whole advice post for newbie bloggers?!

8. What are your top five makeup brands?

It would have to be Rimmel, Barry M, L’oreal, Maybelline and MUA! High end is MAC though, I’m in love with their eyeshadows!

9. Recommend your top five beauty products?

I’d say Maybelline The Falsies Mascara, Emite Make Up Eyelash Curlers, Sleek Contour Kit, L’oreal Micellar Water and Boots Rosewater toner! All of them are brilliant and essential products for me, if I was to loose any of these I’d go right out and purchase them again!

So that’s it for the tag guys! I actually really enjoyed answering the questions and I’d love to hear other peoples answers too, because it’s not the common beauty tag. I’d like to tag everyone but in particular, the following:

A Blonde’s World

High Street Spy

Tarika

Little Bit Soph

Thanks for reading guys, I hope you all do this tag and leave me your links in the comments!

Love,

Kavi xox

Autumn NOTD & Where Have I Been?!

Hey guys!

It’s me, Kavi! Hehe :) Long time, no see, right? I have missed blogging quite a bit but I think sometimes we all need a break from the things we love so we can truly appreciate it. I feel like I am talking about people, haha – but I’m not!

Sometimes life gets caught up on us, and other things take priority. Going back to school was super hard because everything is 10 times harder and I have so much more work to do.School this year is generally a big step for me, and although I’m enjoying it, it can get difficult to manage my time.

Once I get into the schedule of school again, I’ll be able to have set days for blogging, but only time will tell. I really don’t want to put blogging to the sidetracks but I’m sure you all understand how important education is!

I really want to thank all my followers for understanding and supporting me all the time, I know your not standing next to me but I always feel like I know you and could talk to you for hours because you’re all so lovely :)

It’s kind of weird writing this right now, I feel like I’ve made tons of mistakes and don’t make any sense, but I really felt that I had to address where I have been.

Anyway, onto the post!

I recently won some nail polishes from Superdrug, and in the post were 6 gorgeous autumnal shades by the one and only, Barry M! The new range is part of the Gelly Nail range, which you all know I adore.

I wouldn’t officially call it Autumn yet, because we have had some really random hot days here in the UK, so I’d say it’s that weird transitional stage from Summer to Autumn, where all the shops are a bit confused and everything is a bit all over the place!

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This particular shade is absolutely perfect for the transition. It’s a gorgeous deep green with slight grey undertones, a colour super unique and one completely different to the rest in my collection. Even though I’m a nail polish addict, I’ve never actually owned a green believe it or not, and this glossy colour Cardamom is just right for me. Priced at £3.99, it’s not going to make much of a difference to your purse so why not give it a go? It dries super fast, looks incredibly glossy without topcoat and barely chips. That’s practically everything I look for in a nail polish.

Have you got any greens in your nail polish collection? Who else is super excited for Fall/Autumn and lots of hot chocolate?

Thanks for reading! I hope things will be back to normal soon :)

Love,

Kavi xox

P.S. I want to do a Q&A so ask me questions and help me think of a # for it!

My Benefit Cosmetic Giveaway!

Originally posted on Clare's Beauty:

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Firstly I just want to thank each and every one of my followers. Especially the people that I now consider friends within this amazing little community we have here! It’s nice to feel apart of something and feel appreciated for what you do. I didn’t realise when I started this blog in May that I would have the reaction I’ve had. It started out as something to do while I was going through a rough time, now it’s something I look forward to doing.

Some of you may know that a couple of weeks ago, I said that when I reached 200 followers that i would do a giveaway. I’ve been racking my brain to try and think of a product that everyone would like… But then I thought, why not let them choose? As benefits is a big brand that everyone loves with amazing quality items, I thought i…

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