Tuesday, 29 December 2015

What I Got For Christmas 2015!





I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I spent my Christmas day at home with my parents opening presents, going for a beach walk and then eating lots of yummy food!



I love watching these videos so I have uploaded a What I Got video onto my YouTube channel! I hope you enjoy it :) CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO!

Happy New Year! 
With Love,
Abi
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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Gingerbread Cupcakes





Apologies for my lack of writing this past week, my life suddenly got super busy with Christmas activities! But now I'm back, with a super Christmassy recipe: Gingerbread Cupcakes. Can I just say that Zoe (Sugg) and I must be on the same wave length when it comes to Christmas baking ideas, haha. I'm going to stop saying 'Christmas' now and get into the post!... 

Ingredients: 

  • 150g or 2/3 cups butter
  • 150g or 2/3 cups soft brown sugar 
  • 3 eggs 
  • 150g or 2/3 cups self-raising flour 
  • 1 tsp ground ginger 
  • Half tsp ground cinnamon 
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (doesn't necessarily have to be fresh)
  • 1 tbsp milk


What I like about this recipe is that it doesn't contain treacle or molasses because not everyone has these to spare in their kitchen cupboard. 

Method:

1) Preheat the oven to 180C / 160C fan / gas 4. 

2) Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3) In one separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and in another sift together the flour and spices.

4) Gradually mix the eggs into the creamed butter and sugar alternating with the flour to stop the mix from curdling. Finally, stir through the milk. 

5) Place 12 paper cupcake cases into a muffin tin and divide the mixture between them. 

6) Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. 

7) For the frosting: while the cupcakes are cooking place 50 grams of the butter in a pan with the brown sugar and cook over a low heat until melted. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk and stir to form a thick glossy toffee sauce. Leave to one side to cool to room temperature. 

8) In a large mixing bowl beat the butter until smooth, then start to sift in the icing sugar, stirring regularly. Add the toffee sauce and stir until thoroughly incorporated. Add a splash more of milk if the mixture seems too thick - the frosting should be light and creamy. 

9) 8. Put the frosting in a piping bag and pipe onto the cupcakes.

10) I have personally decorated my cupcakes with these sprinkles from ASDA and mini gingerbread men from Sainsbury's! They look so sweet! 


Talk Soon
With Love,
Abigail
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Monday, 7 December 2015

Christmas Party Get Ready With Me



On Sunday I uploaded my second 'Get Ready With Me' - this time for a Christmas party wearing a gorgeous red lip by MAC.  In this video you can watch me apply my makeup and check out my outfit; I think I'm slowly getting better with this whole sitting in from of a camera thing!

I hope you enjoy the video! 






With Love,
Abigail 
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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion +


I'd been eyeing up this moisturiser for a while and after receiving a sample in Glamour magazine (the one with Tanya Burr on the cover) I realised how good it was at moisturising my skin. Therefore a couple of weeks ago I picked up a big bottle of the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion +.




This moisturiser isn't exactly the cheapest of them all:

50ml tube - £18 
50ml bottle - £18 
125ml bottle with cap - £29 
125ml bottle with pump - £30


 but I think it works wonders on my skin. I picked up the one which is for dry skin so that it is super nourishing on my face over the winter period. You only need a small about to do the job each morning so I believe this will last quite a long time. 

The only thing I could fault about it, is the smell, it's not the nicest smelling moisturiser I've used - but I guess the smell goes after a while once it's set into your skin! 





What moisturiser would you recommend?
Talk soon!

With Love,
Abi

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