[LIFE] What I got For Christmas 2014 โ™ก

Hola lovelies! Seems like forever since I’ve wrote on here – I’ve missed it!

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you all had a wonderful time and ate lots, spent some good time with the people you love and received some nice bits and bobs. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you’re enjoying your time off and still having a nice rest.

I had a lovely Christmas and of course ate wayyyย too much, but that’s what it’s all about, right?! I know that there is no point trying to eat healthy because there’s so much food and so many things going on it’s impossible to stay focused on eating healthy food, even though I very much need a detox. Maybe I can make a detoxifying smoothie instead! I’m just going to say that I’m really disappointed with the movies on TV this year. It’s a silly little complaint to make but the TV people should know that we’re all sitting in front of the television for hours so they should at least provide us with some decent movies…

Anyway, I’m incredibly grateful for all the presents I have received and I’m still in shock about how kind and generous they are. This post is by no means made to brag or boast about the presents I got, it’s simply another way of saying thank you and I also love reading these posts so I thought it’d be nice to do my take on it too. If you don’t give two hoots about reading this, that’s fine and I understand.

Enough rambling – onto the post!

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One of my absolute favourite things I received, which I didn’t expect at all even though I badly wanted it was this HUGE ASS Panda! It’s so cuddly and adorable, quite lifesize and I lounge on it all the time. I want you all to suggest names for him, creative ones please! However I’ve decided I like the name Chu ๐Ÿ™‚

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Everyone knows I have a slight (ly large) obsession with minions, so I was over the moon when I got all this minion stuff. From luggage tags to the real minion, I’m covered minion wise. Can I just say how cool are these minion chopsticks?! I’ll be having noodles much more often now. Also one of my friends got me these socks with minions on, wacky but cute.

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Beauty beauty beautay! I love make up and beauty themed things so I was delighted when I received these Lush goodies and make up brush set. Also my lovely brother surprised me with a Benefit gift box filled with some samples and the Benefit They’re Real Eyeliner! Bare in mind the cutie is only 12, I was very chuffed.

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The tech stuff now! I’m so happy to finally own a Polaroid camera, it’s gorgeous and I love the entire process of taking photos with it. I also got a selfie stick which is going to be hilarious to use and I can’t wait to do so!

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A few miscellaneous bits now. The cosiest slipper socks, a cinnamon yankee candle (because every girl needs a candle right), a moustache rucksack and a moustache earring holder, as well as Zoe’s book and a wonderful photo frame made by my best friend filled with memories, our favourite people and photos of us. It’s very personal but touched me ๐Ÿ™‚

I of course received lots of chocolate and food goodies, but they’re somewhere in my tummy…

Thank you so much to anyone who got me a present or simply wished me a Merry Christmas, words cannot express how grateful and lucky I am! I don’t mean to brag and I’m sorry if it came across that way, but how about you tell me what you got for Christmas or link me up if you’ve posted about it?

Thanks for reading guys,

Love

Kavi xox

[LIFE] Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas…

Hola guys! Today is the last day of Blogmas, I have enjoyed it so much and will definitely be dong it next year. I hope you guys have been enjoying reading them? ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, it’s Christmas Eve today lovelies!! I can’t believe how quickly Christmas has approached us, like I’m sure yesterday it was Summer?!

So the purpose of this post is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I’m not sure how many people will read this as I know we are all busy and taking a break from social media for a few days (as will I) but still I wanted to thank you for supporting me and reading my blog. I hope you all eat lots and get some wonderful presents and just generally have a lovely holiday! I’ll see you in a few days with another post, but for now, Merry Christmas!
Comment how to say Merry Christmas in a different if you know how!

Love,

Kavi xox

[FOOD] Pre-Christmas Detox Smoothie!

Hey lovelies! 3 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS! Raise your hand if you’re excited -*waves*

So we all know that this season is basically filled withย junk food and unhealthy eating, and to be honest there’s nothing we can do to stop that and I’m not complaining either – I am a HUGE food addict.

Nonetheless, it’s always nice to have a smoothie or a little detox before the heavy eating starts, or even after this season would be brilliant. So I conquered up a smoothie with some very unusual ingredients that you’re all bound to have in your kitchen, so no late night/early morning supermarket runs needed!

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You will need:

– 1/2 an Avocado

– Honey or Sweetening syrup

– 2 handfuls of Blueberries

– 1 Banana (the riper the sweeter)

– Water or Milk

– A squeeze of Lime

The Method:

It’s quite simple, wash your ingredients and cut/peel them and chuck them all in a blender, and keep test tasting to see what your smoothie needs. Pour into a nice glass and it’s ready to drink! Yummy! So simple, so cleansing and so delicious.

Let me know if you’re going to try this smoothie! Do you have any detox recipes or any smoothie recipes?

Thanks for reading! See you in tomorrows post ๐Ÿ˜€

Love,

Kavi xox

[BEAUTY] 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 ยฃ6 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

P.S. I’m nearly at a total of 900 blog followers! If we could reach that target by the end of 2014 that would be incredible, so make sure you click that follow button and send the link around! Thank you lovelies ๐Ÿ™‚

[LIFE] My Christmas Music Playlist!

Hello lovelies! I hope you’re all doing good ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

[FOOD] The Oreo Cupcake Recipe

Happy Monday! Just kidding, I know Happyย 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?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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.ย 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

[LIFE] Christmas Room Decor…

Holaa lovelies! I hope you’re all well ๐Ÿ™‚ 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?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

[FOOD] DIY Hot Chocolate Gift Set

Hello hello my lovelies! How are you enjoying Blogmas and December so far? I’m loving blogging everyday, it’s definitely not as stressful as I thought!

For today’s post I’m going to be doing a gift idea, I’ve got a few coming up and I think it will be great for those looking for cute gift ideas that are cheap and affordable too. Personally I think homemade gifts are the nicest because they’ve had the most thought put into them and are just generally a lovely thing to receive.

So if you guys want to know how to make a Hot Chocolate Set then keep reading!

Of course you need to buy a few things for it, so here are my recommendations:

~ A cute mug

~ A cute box or basket to display everything in

~ Hot Chocolate Stirrers (these are basically different varieties of chocolate on plastic spoons)

~ Mini Marshmallows

~ A good hot chocolate mix

~ Sachets of Nutella or their favourite chocolate

~ Tissue Paper

Now I’m really sorry but I don’t have any photos of the creation! I tried but the lighting and quality was very poop so I didn’t want the photos on here. However I’m hoping my brilliant descriptions will help you imagine ๐Ÿ˜‰

Firstly, stuff some good old tissue paper in the box/basket to make it look all pretty!

Nowย you want to get some cute plastic bags and fill it up with hot chocolate powder and mini marshmallows. The idea here is that it looks like a piping bag, so tie it up with a pretty ribbon at the top! Pop the bag in the mug, and put this in your basket. Now all you need to do is place the other items in the box/basket nicely! Add a gift tag with a lovely message and decorate your box with festive Christmas stickers and ribbon. I’ve got a few examples down below (credit to Pinterest)

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I hope you guys try this gift idea out! I’m so sorry that I didn’t have any photos… However on Saturday I’ve got a festive drink recipe coming up so if you want to use that drink mix for this gift set then keep an eye out for the post!

Thanks for reading,

Love

Kavi xox

P.S. Do you have any DIY gift ideas?!

[LIFE] My Christmas Wishlist…

Hello lovely ones! I hope you’re having a good week so far.

So I’ve seen a lot of bloggers post their Christmas Wishlists, and since I was already planning to do one I thought ‘Why not hop on the bandwagon’ and show you what’s on my Christmas Wishlist this year! If you would like to see the things I’m lusting over keep on reading…

Christmas Wishlist

1. LUSH Snowman Shower Jelly ~ I’ve tried LUSH shower jellies in the past and they are so cool and amuse me so much! Plus the scent lingers for hours, which is always a good thing. This one smells absolutely brilliant and I couldn’t stop squeezing it in-store…

2.ย Fuji Instax Mini Camera ~ Ahh polaroid cameras!! The pictures are always so cute, I love the process of them developing. However if I did get one (they are very expensive may I add), I can imagine myself being a complete perfectionist in trying to get the perfect angle and lighting… Oh well, they would look so cute either way, and the best way for holding on to memories!

3. Life Size Teddy Bear ~ I seem to have no teddy bears! And the only one I need is a life sized one!! How cool would this be, you could literally sleep on it and hug it all the time whilst watching netflix and eating chocolate. Sounds perfect to me, right guys?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

4. Nuxe Reve de Miel Lipbalm ~ I have incredibly chapped lips and this is a beauty blogger’s cult, so of course I want to try it! Apparently it really relieves them and improves the condition of dry lips, so naturally with wrinkly sore lips this sounds right up my street.

5. LUSH Northern Lights Bath Bomb ~ I keep seeing this online and it looks pretty cool. I’ve read many reviews that it’s great but it’s always sold out! I love the fact it’s in a stick shape, very unusual!

6. Benefit They’re Real Push Up Eyeliner ~ I had a sample size of this and I loved it! The longevity is absolutely brilliant and it’s so pigmented – a true black! However, for an eyeliner it’s a little pricey…

7. The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter ~ This reminds me so much of the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm, which looks so luxurious, and I love the process of massaging my skin and properly looking after it, so using a balm/butter sounds about the right way to go, especially because it’s not an oil.

So guys, that’s everything on my Christmas Wishlist this year!! I know I won’t receive it all but I’ll be jolly well happy to receive any of them. If you have any reviews on any of the products mentioned please do link me up!

What’s on your Christmas Wishlist this year guys? Leave links below if you’ve posted about it!

Thanks for reading loves,

Kavi xox

[BEAUTY] Feeling Festive ~ NOTD

Hello lovelies! I hope you’re all well ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve just had a 4 day weekend which consisted of some hectic Black Friday shopping (and spending all my money), a relaxing night away and a good catch up with a friend along with trying out some Dutch Christmas traditions. Very fun! Now it’s December, and Christmas is literally right round the corner so let the excitement begin! I can’t wait to buy a Christmas tree and eat away my own body weight in cake ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, to kick start the season, I thought I’d show you what I wore this weekend on my nails…

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I constantly find myself wearing matte black nails, but sometimes that gets a little boring, so I decided to put a festive twist on the classic black. I used a silver glitter top coat to add a little sparkle and glam, I really think it worked! Due to the different sized glitter particles, it kind of looks like the night sky with lots of stars. I like it, feels very magical!

As always the nail polish is Barry M Black with Silver Topaz on the top. I really need to find another brilliant and affordable nail polish brand…. Any recommendations?

So guys, that’s my nails! Let the countdown to Christmas begin…

I have some Christmas post ideas… I’m thinking a budget gift guide, a couple recipes & DIY’s, as well as some make up looks, tags and a wishlist, if you’d be interested? I know almost every blog around Christmas time is all very festive, and it can get a little too much! If you have any post ideas/requests leave them down below!

Thanks for reading,

Love

Kavi xox

P.S. 3 DAYS TILL THE MOVIE COMES OUT GUYS!! Ahhh! ๐Ÿ˜€