[BLOGMAS DAY 21] Christmas Make Up Edit…

Hey loves! I’ve decided I absolutely suck at daily blogging. I’ll stick to blogging less in the new year, like 3 times a week instead :D Sorry for missing these two days, I have been busy and I’ve now finished school for 2014!! Woo! I also went to a bloggers meet up for the first time (post coming up) and today I am going to see a pantomime, which should be good! Only 4 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!
So for today’s post, I’m going to be doing a Christmas Make Up Edit, which is filled with my favourite make up for Christmas time. I put together some of my favourite stuff so get ready to see what I’ve picked!

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Of course we’ve got to have a palette so we can do any make up look we like, and Make Up Revolution’s ‘Hard Day’ is perfect for this. Only £6 with 18 eyeshadows, so you’re definitely winning for price!
To add that shimmer to your eyes or face, Barry M have a little pot of shimmer which you could get from any brand, but come on- you can’t go wrong with Barry M’s Dazzle Dust! This one is ’15’ and is an iridescent gold shimmer that looks gorgeous anywhere, even your body.
A Maybelline Colour Tattoo is a must, especially when it comes in this gorgeous gold glitter shade. It looks divine washed all over the lid by itself, but it could look great with a black through the crease for a New Years do. These last me forever, I’ve had this pot for a year and use it regularly, but I’m only just halfway through it! It’s in the shade ‘Eternal Gold’, but I believe they have released some new shades so I’ll be checking them out in the New Year for sure.
Lastly for eyes, I’ve got this new mascara from L’oreal called ‘So Couture’. It glides on your lashes and gives the perfect amount of length and volume. Plus, the packaging feels very chic and luxe. Review coming soon!
Nail polishes! I’ve already done a whole post on my Favourite Nail Polishes for Winter/Christmas so you should definitely read that. But the ones I picked out that are perfect for Christmas are Essie’s ‘Toggle To The Top’, Barry M’s ‘Yellow Topaz’ Glitter and Revlon’s ‘Amethyst’. Super pretty!
I’ve got a perfume that is absolutely essential for this time of year. It’s called Alien by Thierry Muggler, and it smells fantastic! So musky and feminine- I always get compliments when wearing it too! I can tell it’s going to become very popular…
Lastly I have a few lip favourites, of course! It’s inevitable that the only colours are red, I mean they make me feel so confident and look fabulous on any girl. They also go with any piece of clothing, but they are a little messy so you do need to master a few teachniques. I’d recommend using a lip brush to precisely apply colour and go around the edges with concealer once your done! If you have any tips for red lippie leave them in the comments. The ones I have is by Collection in ‘Valentine’ and a lipgloss which is insanely pigmented by Bourjois.
So that’s all my picks guys! Sorry I haven’t stuck to daily blogging, it is hard let me tell you, and I’m in awe of anyone who manages to do that.
What’s your favourite make up for Christmas? Leave links!
Thanks for reading..
Love,
Kavi xox

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[BLOGMAS DAY 18] NOTD ~ Berry Feeling

Hello lovelies! How you all doing?! I’m so enjoying posting everyday, I wonder if you guys like it too?

For today’s post I’ve got another nails of the day post! I love doing these posts as it’s kind of like a diary of what’s on my nails, I seem to show you everything on my nails! I’m painting them today too… Think glitter and sparkle!

As for these nails, they are slightly autumn looking as they are berry coloured! I love berry shades and I seem to have a ton of purple colours in my collection. This particular shade is one from MUA, and each of their nail polishes are only a £1, which is brilliant because even though it’s small it went on smoothly, the colour is gorgeous and it didn’t chip after 4-5 days! Also, they look strangely like essie nail polishes, right guys?

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I’ll definitely be buying more from this range, what do you think about purple nail polishes? Have you tried out MUA or Essie’s nail polishes before?

Thanks for reading,

Love

Kavi xox

[BLOGMAS DAY 17] My Christmas Music Playlist!

Hello lovelies! I hope you’re all doing good :) Today I have a short post for you all sharing my favourite Christmas songs this year! Of course I have a few classics in here but also some new releases. I love seeing what everyone listens to, and mine is quite mainstream but I still think it’s interesting to see what I’ve put together! Enough rambling – onto the post!

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* Baby It’s Cold Outside – Indina Menzel & Michael Buble

* It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Michael Buble

* Last Christmas – Ariana Grande

* Santa Tell me – Ariana Grande

* All I want for Christmas – Mariah Carey

* Let it Snow – Frank Sinatra

* Winter Wonderland – Michael Buble

* Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt

So they’re my ultimate favourite songs at the moment! What are your favourite Christmas songs?

Thanks for reading,

Love

Kavi xox

[BLOGMAS DAY 16] New Palettes…

Hello my lovelies! How are we halfway through December already?! Time flies! 2014 is nearly over… AND OF COURSE ONLY 9 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS! Woo!

So for today’s post again I’m not doing something entirely festive, because I really wanted to share with you these two palettes that I have been using a hell of a lot lately. But of course, these palettes are gorgeous and have some incredibly appropriate colours for Christmas… So even though they are both great for all year round, it’s probably a good idea to pick them up now as a pre-Christmas treat for yourself (or quickly add them to your wishlist).

I have two palettes to show you today and I’m going to give them each a mini summary so you know a little bit more about them. We have a drugstore palette – Makeup Revolution Hard Day – and a high end one, very hyped about – Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. Both are incredibly gorgeous, I can do full reviews and swatches as well as different looks using them if you want to see, but here’s some zoomed in pics and a mini review…

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The Makeup Revolution Palette ‘Hard Day’ looks incredibly sleek and more expensive but retails at only £6 which is brilliant for a girl on a budget. This brand is so hyped about at the moment, and I can see why because all their products look very interesting and this palette is great! It has so many shades, including mattes and shimmers and is perfect for popping in your make up bag if you want a day to night look. If I’m honest with you, I actually find this palette more pigmented than the Naked 3 which is saying something! I find myself creating looks from here non-stop, and my current favourite shade is ‘I may as well just’, which is a beautiful champagne colour. However I must say the black looks utterly gorgeous because it has a gold shimmer running through it!

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The Naked 3 palette is something I wanted to try for a while, and can I just say it was worth the wait because it makes me love it even more now! The packaging and design is stunning and feels like such a luxury every time I use it. The eyeshadows are soft and buttery and glide on well (however you do need primer because they need something to cling to) and they can create so many looks. My favourite way to use this palette is by running a dark pink matte colour aka ‘Nooner’ through the crease and using a glitter on the rest of the lid, like ‘Dust’. With all these glitters and ‘Blackheart’, it makes me super excited to create a party look for this season and perfect it. I’m not keen on the price on this palette, but I did some maths and worked out that each eyeshadow is worth £4.50 so that’s not too bad. I would definitely make sure this goes on a Christmas/future wishlist though!

So they are the palettes! Do you want to see full reviews/make up looks? Have you got any of these palettes or reviews on them?

Thanks for reading,

Love

Kavi xox

[BLOGMAS DAY 15] The Oreo Cupcake Recipe

Happy Monday! Just kidding, I know Happy should never be associated with the word Monday. I’m sorry. Anyway, for today’s post I’m going to be sharing my oreo cupcake recipe that I promised a while ago when I wrote about my Nutella Cupcake Recipe (read here). These were excellent and can I just say my buttercream was on point. Sounds cocky, but damn it was good. I am actually eating this whilst eating a red velvet cupcake hehe! I love cake, okay?! ;)

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So the Oreo Cupcakes have exactly the same cake batter as the Nutella cupcakes, so I’m going to just put that in here.

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

- Oreos!

For the frosting:

- 200g Icing Sugar

- 80g Unsalted Butter

- 20ml Milk

- Packet of Oreos

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. Before you put the batter into the cases, plonk an oreo in each cupcase for a cheeky surprise at the end!
  6. Spoon the mix into the cupcake cases and fill each one up two thirds of the way.
  7. 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!
  8. The frosting is simple. All you need to do is whizz together the ingredients using a hand whisk or fork and then simply crush up half of the oreos in a sandwich bag, and add these in too! Mix well and you’re ready for piping.
  9. Decoratively ice the frosting on and finish with half an oreo on each cupcake for even more yumminess!

And you are done! The perfect recipe for the most delicious oreo cupcakes. I couldn’t recommend trying this recipe enough – I’m not a massive fan on oreos but these are just divine!

Do you prefer Oreo’s or Nutella? Will you be trying this cupcakes out?

Thanks for reading,

Kavi xox

[BLOGMAS DAY 14] Favourite Nail Polishes // Winter Edit

Hello lovelies! I’m so bad at blogging everyday! I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it but I thought I could prove myself wrong… I’ve missed 4 days so far – not good enough! Anyway, I’ve taken lots of photos and I still have a schedule of posts so fingers crossed today onwards I’ll be back on track!

For today’s post, I’m going to be showing you my favourite nail polishes for Winter and Christmas time. I’ve picked out a good variety – so don’t expect all of them to be Barry M! I’ve got a good variety, so let’s get into the post…

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1. Bourjois ‘Rouge Escarpin’ ~ This is of course, a must have for Christmas! Every girl needs a good old red in their nail polish collection – it’s a classic and makes you feel and look very feminine. Not to mention, at this time of year it practically goes with all of your outfits, so that’s a plus! This is an extremely glossy nail polish, and a real true red – light enough to make it not look like blood on your nails!

2. Essie ‘Toggle To The Top’ ~ Again, another red. However this one is completely different. It is a dark, firey red with gorgeous glitter particles through the whole thing. I actually currently have this on my toenails, so my feet don’t look half bad right now. I feel like this particular colour is very unique as I haven’t seen many colours quite like it, and for some reason for me it just calls sass!

2. Barry M ‘Yellow Topaz’ & ‘Silver Topaz’ ~ Of course I couldn’t resist including a little bit of Barry M! These two polishes are stunning cults that every one needs. You can put them on top of any nail colour and it instantly makes them look party ready and completely different. It also looks great used on an accent nail. They’re super cheap at £2.99 each so it really is worth the buy.

3. Essie ‘Parka Perfect’ ~ This is such an usual and special colour, part of Essie’s Winter Nail Collection last year. They are perfect for gifts or for you to just try Essie’s nail polishes out, for a great price also! This one is a grey which looks fabulous on the nails and very chic and classy. To add a bit of festive cheer, it’s got a little shimmer running through it!

4. Rimmel ‘Green With Envy ~ Funny name right?! This colour is super stunning, looks very mermaidy! It would match the Christmas tree, so this one screams Christmas but still looks brill all year round. The brush on this is so handy, very big so it covers your whole nail in one stroke!

5. L’oreal ‘Crystalissime’ ~ First of all can I just say how gorgeously sleek this packaging is?! It looks so luxurious! This polish adds a cute twist to any colour, and is a lot more minimalist looking than any of the other polishes.

So guys, that’s all my favourite nail polishes for Winter/Christmas! What are yours?

Thanks for reading,

Love

Kavi xox

[BLOGMAS DAY 11] Christmas Room Decor…

Holaa lovelies! I hope you’re all well :) How slow is this week going?!

For today’s post I am going to be posting some photos of the Christmas decorations I have put up in my room. On Sunday I popped on a good Christmas playlist and did some brilliant singing (not) whilst doing a bit of DIYing and getting a little festive! We still haven’t got the big house tree up but I’m sure we will have it up soon! If you want to see some pictures and get a little inspiration for your room this Christmas, then keep reading…

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My room overall looks like the picture above^ I do think it looks very pretty and feminine with a hint of festivity!

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Firstly, my chair has got a new update with a little santa hat on the top! Gotta love a santa hat, right guys?! ;)

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My Christmas tree is tiny and I purchased this a couple years back for really cheap from B&Q! It’s decorated with lights and white baubles! I love it :)

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My bed has new bedding which is pink and girly, with love cushions, because Christmas is all about love and family isn’t it?!

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And finally I have made a little Christmas tree on my wall out of very old photos that are very embarrassing! But I think it looks cool and I even made a little paper star to put on top! Haha, I love it :)

That’s all my Christmas Decorations so far! I’m sure I’ll have a lot more soon… I’d love to see your Christmas Decorations, why don’t you link me up?

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Kavi xox