Saturday, 8 February 2014

Coming back very soon!

Ok a 2 year break is rather a long time but I was soooo comfy lol!

I shall be getting back into the swing of writing this blog very soon!

I have lots of nail polish reviews coming and possibly a hair dye one too!

Lots of love xx

Thursday, 15 March 2012

I'm back!

As you can gather, I'm back.
Life, babies & general laziness have all been factors in my unexplained absence.

Right now, I'm preparing an exciting new hair project to be posted very soon. Just waiting for the product for the last step to arrive then I will post with photos a go go.

Hope you are all well!

Love & Cupcakes
Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Fantastic charity shop handbag bargain!

I've wanted a leather saddle handbag for quite some time now, especially the vintagey bohoy looking ones but they've always been about £40 on ebay!! I've scoured my local charity shops for ages and luck was not my mate, until... today! We happened to be passing our local branch of the British heart foundation and there it was like a shining beacon of handbaggy goodness! On closer inspection it got better, not only did it have the triquetra as a pattern all over it (which is special to my beliefs) but it was the bargain price of £6.99!! I could've exploded with joy. It's made of real leather and made in Wales too. It's big too with 2 capacious compartments and it's just completely fantastic, I love a bargain!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Royal Cupcake Anyone?

Helloooooo! I'm back from outer space :)

So tomorrow is the Royal Wedding and as such
I've been invited to my lovely sister in law Sharon's Wedding party soiree and I couldn't turn up empty handed so I decided to get my pinny out and start baking for the occasion. (Never had as much hype as this for MY wedding, how very dare they!)

I did 2 lots, some lemon gluten free ones for my sis and some cherry ones for everyone else, both from packet mixes but both came out very well, especially the gluten free mix, I'm tempted next time to just use gluten free mixes but they are more pricxey :(

So here's how they turned out, red cherries, blue icing & white paper cases lol:

The best thing when making them was my cheapo icing syringe from B&M Bargains for the icing. I'd previously bought a proper Tala icing bag set and it was rubbish, don't waste you're money if you're thinking of buying one as you'll never ever get the bag clean again. Yet this was really easy to use and clean and gave really good results all for £1.49!! Love it! xx

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

My 13 Questions Tag from What Laura Loves blog

Ok so I've been tagged to answer 13 questions by Laura from "What Laura Loves" Blog.

 So here they are:

1. What do you order at Starbucks?
2. What's one thing in your closet you can't live without?
3. What's one thing that most people don't know about you?
4. What's one thing you want to do before you die?
5. What's one food you can't live without?
6. What's one quote that you live your life by?
7. What do you like and dislike about Youtube community?
8. What's your n°1 song on your Ipod/Itunes?
9. What kind of style would you describe yourself as having?
10. Favourite number?
11. Two hobbies?
12. Two pet peeves?
13. Your guilty pleasure?
1) I usually order a skinny latte with maybe a flavour shot but I also like their hot chocy and sometimes just regular tea.

2) Leggings! Can't stand wearing tights and they are just soooo comfy!

3) I have a licence to operate scissor lifts & cherry pickers.

4) Visit Venice.

5) Cake or if we're including beverages. tea.

6) Sometimes you're the statue, sometimes you're the pigeon.

7) Like reviews and like minded people, dislikes, can't think of any.

8) Right now it's Mika, We are golden, but my fave changes all the time.

9) Arty, cute, fun.

10) 8.

11) Fimo craft & Xbox gaming.

12) Just 2? People who cough without covering their mouths & people parking in the parent & child spaces when they don't have any children.

13) Watching Horrible Histories. :)

So now I'm passing the tag onto you, post as a reply your 13 answers and pass the tag on. xxx

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Bubblegum Cupcakes!

About 10 o clock this morning my postie knocks on my door with a parcel for me from America. To my delight I discovered that it was in fact the candy oils (food flavourings) I'd bought about 2 weeks ago from an American ebay supplier.

When I say food flavourings, I don't just mean the standard set ones you get in the shops in the UK, I mean really weird and wonderful flavours like eggnog, cotton candy & liquorice!

With these and a pack of Green's butterfly cake mix I set about making some bubblegum flavour cupcakes.

I followed the instructions on the cake packet and added some drops of bubblegum flavouring & pink food colouring to the sponge mux and the flavouring and a blue food colouring to the frosting. I topped them off with some hundreds and thousands. I think they came out quite well.

Or cours I HAD to show you a cut section of one of them to show the pink songe inside so I was forced to eat one for this purpose :)

Hope you enjoyed xx

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Red & Black Hair!

OK so my hair has been absolutely minging since just after Xmas and it was time to do something about it.

It has been my plan to do something really mad with my hair but I haven't quite got the nerve to do it yet so I decided to do something different but not too drastic with my hair.

.I was going to do a vibrant red all over but Superdrug only had one box of it, it looks like the Schwarzkopf Live Luminance range is being discontinued as you can only get the ultra violet colour in some places now. I picked up shade L42 in Infrared.

The other box that caught my eye was theSchwarzkopf  Live Color XXL in Blue Black, I'd previously dyed my hair this colour for my wedding (& in my profile pic) and although the colour was really good, although it did stay a long time in my hair being a black colour and I wasn't sure I wanted that commitment again. Then I had a thought, why not do half and half? I don't mean one side red and the other black that'd be a bit daft, I mean black underneath with the red on top, so I bought the 2 boxes and gave it a go.

So I set about seperating my hair out, not easy, I used a tail comb to roughly separate each half & tied the top bit up hence:

What an attractive look huh?

So I applied the Blue Black to the bottom half with the aid of a tinting brush and croc clipped it out of the way. I then started to apply the Infrared, I could really have done with another box of it as even though I was only doing half my hair the bottle only gave half as much dye as the blue black!

I was a little apprehensive about the ORANGE roots at this point! But there was no going back now.

These hats are available from all Tesco's stores :).

Ok so after 20 minutes was up I rinsed out, dried off and straightened and was quite pleasantly surprised by the result, the "orange" had mellowed into more of the red it promised and the black makes a really nice contrast poking out underneath. I would say that I was hoping for more of a coca cola red than the orangey red so I may in the next couple of weeks put a more cherry red rinse through it to even it out but on the whole I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Unfortunately my bathroom didn't show the red colour too well, I should really have taken some in daylight but I was in my jammies lol, I will try put a photo up in the next blog.

The red really is a lot more vibrant in daylight.

Plus you can see more of the blue tint in the black in the day light too, plus I need my split ends doing badly

Hope you enjoyed my quick hair dye tutorial, remember to ALWAYS patch test. xx