Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Lifestyle | Things that make me happy

I have to admit, this is a spur of the moment post as I was having a bit of a sad moment, sometimes reading the news or social media can just bring you down a lot and after reading upsetting stories I had to try and get things off my mind so thought I would write a post of things that make me happy.

First and foremost is my puppydog Daisy although she aint much of a pup no more, she is growing to be a big girl now at the grand age of 7. I mean just look at the cuteness how could she not make you happy?! seriously
Make up - in particular, lipsticks and MAC lipsticks at that, so far I have 8 to my mini collection and I can not wait to purchase more I have so many on my list that I want I feel I may go bankrupt haha
Baking - you guys know I looovvee to bake! These are the Tanya Burr cookies I made and let me tell you they are deeelicious. Highly recommend.
I love to have a bath especially when lush goodies are involved, this makes me so relaxed and I just watch Youtube or listen to some nice relaxing music with candles lit all around.
And the thing I probably do the most is chilling out in bed writing blog posts, watching videos, reading recipes with a box of chocolates! At this time of year I have the electric blanket on and a wee cup of tea since it is so cold in Scotland. *can you see daisy dog in the background*

So that's it for this post, I have to say I do feel a bit better now as it's taken my mind off things. I'm off to have a bath and then hop into bed with some chocolate seeing as that makes me happy :)

Let me know in the comments below what makes you happy?
Love Gill x

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Lifestyle | Primark Finds

Oh I do love a trip to Primark, I have recently been in love with their homewear range as it's good quality and at a great price. On Friday me and the hubs went for a trip into town and as always Primark is a must.

I picked up the cutest Minnie Mouse make up bag, a cute pink candle which matches my d├ęcor perfectly the scent isn't the nicest to be quite honest but I really chose it for decoration over the other candles.

I bought this new white duvet cover, this is my second one as I love it so much - it has to be the best duvet cover I have ever purchased and it was only £22 for a King Size!
On the end of my bed is the fluffiest pink throw I have ever felt, it's a very pale pink which is quite hard to tell from this picture but it's amazing and I think it was only £8 !

Can we just take a moment to look at how adorable this cushion is - I love the little quote and better yet it was only a fiver, yes really!!

And last but no means least, these festive scented candles - they are spicy sweet Christmas smell and I can tell they will just be amazing when lit but I'm saving them for Christmas! £1 each, can't go wrong with that!
Who else loves a Primark haul? Let me know in the comments below
Love Gill x

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Beauty | Nars Sheer Glow

I am delighted to be blogging about this Nars Sheer Glow Foundation as it has been on my wishlist for some time now. My friend actually gave me this as she didn't like the formula of it so I was quick to snap it up :)

I.Love.This - it makes my skin look flawless and lasts all day with zero shine. One of the best foundations I have ever used I just wish I purchased it sooner. This is in the shade Deauville so I need a slight tan to wear this (yes I am white), I really want to purchase it in a lighter shade so I can wear it all the time.

Nars Sheer Glow is definitely buildable I can get quite a good full coverage with this teamed with a high coverage concealer and works perfectly. I've only ever applied this with a damp beauty blender and it works so perfect I haven't even tried it with different brushes.

For £31 it is quite pricey but it is most definitely worth it and a little goes a long way so it will certainly last you a while. I didn't think I would ever shift from my L'Oreal True Match but this is definitely a staple now.

Have you tried this foundation out? Would you spend this amount? Let me know in the comments below.

Love Gill x

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Beauty | Seventeen Pink Bronze Shimmer Brick

It's no secret that I have been lusting over the Bobbi Brown Shimmer brick for what seems like eternity. I've just not been able to justify the price tag and had other highlighters to try out first so have never got around to purchasing, maybe I can get it for Christmas....

Anyway, I was walking around Boots and as usual look at all the make up whilst I'm there and the Seventeen Shimmer Brick caught my eye, purely because it looks similar to the Bobbi Brown one so I knew I could not leave without it.
I have been using the top 2 shades for the inner corner of my eye and highlighting my brown bone, they are amazing for this! For highlighting my cheekbones however I don't see much shimmer or glow, I do still need to try out using different brushes with this so am hoping this will help a lot.
At a cost of £4.99 I think this is fantastic value and a fraction of the price of Bobbi Brown! I have the shade Pink Bronze but they also do a Gold Bronze shade too which I might pick up and try out.

What is your favourite highlighting product? Let me know in the comments below.
Love Gill x

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Baking | Nutella Filled Cookies

Today I baked these yummy cookies with a little twist... they are filled with Nutella! Yum yum yum :)

Want to make cookies just like these? Then follow the recipe below and you wont be disappointed

You will need:

115g Butter
150g Caster Sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
300g Plain Flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g dark chocolate chips
Nutella (as much as needed)

To Make:
1) Preheat the oven to 170c / Gas 3
2) Beat together butter and sugar until creamy and lighter in colour
3) Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well
4)Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda and add to the butter mixture gradually mixing well
5) add in the chocolate chips and mix well
6) Take a tablespoon of cookie dough and press flat into your hand, add the nutella and fold the edges of the dough over
7) Place on a baking tray with parchment paper and bake for 12-14 mins


Let me know if you are a fan of cookies in the comments below?

Love Gill x

Monday, 2 November 2015

My Blogs 1st Birthday!!

Well well well, it's my blogs 1st birthday! I still can not believe I have stuck to this for 1 year so what better way to celebrate with a giant cupcake. Don't worry I wont be eating this all to myself haha.

What have I achieved in 1 year? 478 followers on Bloglovin, 1,079 followers on Twitter and 500 followers on Instagram, now this is not a lot to many of you but for me it is a huge achievement I mean I didn't for one second think anyone would read my content never mind follow me.
I do however feel I could have put a lot more effort into my blog over the past few months but due to other things going on I haven't been able to devote my full attention. I really do feel like the upcoming Christmas spirit will bring a lot more enthusiasm and a lot more exciting posts.
I would just like to thank each and everyone of you who follow me, read my blog and most of all leave a comment. I do love reading comments on my blog and hearing what you are loving too.
Thank you once again, I am going to enjoy some of my yummy cake now! :)

Love Gill x