3 Easy Snack Recipes

I’ve been baking for what feels like an eternity, so I don’t want to ramble in this intro. Instead I’ll just say, if you’re feeling peckish but don’t have anything to snack on, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Peanut Butter Cookies

IMG_2394Ingredients:

  • 200g peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp fine table salt
  • 1 large egg

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c, and line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Place the peanut butter and sugar into a bowl. Add the salt and mix well. Add the egg and mix again until the mixture forms a dough.
  2. Then cut out your cookies. I used a heart cookie cutter, but you can make them any shape you want. Then place your cookies, well spaced apart, on the trays. Bake for 12 mins, until golden around the edges and paler in the centre.IMG_2395

Fruit Scones

IMG_2498Ingredients:

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 57gbutter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 113g sultanas
  • 150ml milk

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Put the flour, caster sugar, butter and baking powder in a bowl. Mix it in with your fingers until it starts to look a bit like breadcrumbs.
  2. Add in the raisins (or optional fruit) and milk a little at a time until the mixture comes together. Try to make sure it doesn’t get too wet or you will have to add more flour.
  3. Roll out the dough. If it feels too wet when you are rolling and starts sticking to everything, add a little more flour to the surface and turn it so that both sides are floured. Cut out little circles around 2cm thick and glaze with milk. Place on the baking paper.
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown.IMG_2502

French Fancies

IMG_7735Ingredients:

  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp milk

(For the butter cream)

  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 150g icing sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190c, grease a cake tin and line the base with baking paper. Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat until pale and fluffy.
  2. Lightly beat the eggs and vanilla extract in another large bowl. Add 1/4 of the egg mixture and a tablespoon of the flour to the butter mixture and beat well. Add the rest of the egg mixture, a little at a time, mixing as you go. Add the remaining flour and milk, fold in.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin and bake for roughly 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. To make the butter cream, mix the butter and icing sugar until smooth. Then slice the cake horizontally and spread the butter cream on one half, then sandwich the two layers together.
  5. I then added some coloured icing and sprinkles to the tops of the cakes, and you’re done!IMG_7737

There you have it! 3 super simple and quick recipes to make yourself some delicious snacks! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, I had a lot of fun putting it together, and can’t believe how quick each of these recipes took!

Please let me know if you make any of these things, I’d love to see them!

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Easter Egg Nest Recipe

It’s officially the season for all things chocolate. I wanted to share an Easter-themed recipe with you all, an I initially thought of sharing a hot cross bun recipe, but when I thought about how easy it is to pick up a whole pack of them, I wanted to share a much quicker, and more fun Easter treat for the occasion, these 5 minute Easter Egg Nests!

Ingredients

225g Chocolate

2 tbsp Golden Syrup

50g Butter

75g Cornflakes

Mini EggsIMG_2053Method

  1. Line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with paper cases

  2. Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, (be sure that the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water)

  3. Stir the mixture until smooth, if it clumps together, just add a tablespoon of water, and continue stirring until smooth

  4. Gently stir in the cornflakes until it’s all evenly covered in chocolate

  5. Fill the cupcake cases with the mixture, and add as many mini eggs on top as you like!

  6. Leave in the fridge for 10 minutes to fully set

 

That’s it for this super easy no-bake recipe, let me know if you make these or something similar this Easter, and I hope you’re all having a great long weekend!

Quick & Easy Valentine’s Makeup Look

Dudes, before you overlook this post thinking to yourself, “Corinne, I really don’t need to watch another video with far too many steps to be practical, with far too many products for anyone to necessarily own”, this post is different.

Yes it’s a Valentine’s Day inspired post, but it actually is really quick, easy, and there’s no red lip in sight.backgrounderI know most Valentine’s Day makeup tutorials talk about different shades of red to perfectly suit every skin colour, but the truth is that some people just don’t want to wear a red lipstick, so this look is a simple but romantic ‘loved-up’ look.All I’ve used to create this look is 6 products (and one tool, but I’m not counting that) and it takes roughly 10 minutes to be fully done.IMG_1255

Start out by prepping your skin with moisturiser, then complete your usual foundation regime. I’ve then lightly contoured with the Estée Lauder “All Over Face Compact” and highlighted with Makeup Revolution’s “Blush” Palette.

Then fill in your eyebrows and apply ‘Mink’ from Soap & Glory’s “The Perfect 10” palette all over your eyelid, then apply a little bit of ‘Nudecomer’ to define the crease of your eye, and finally a little bit of ‘Moon Mist’ to the very inner corners of your eyes.

Once you’ve finished your eyeshadow, draw a thin cat eye with eyeliner, and apply some glue to some light and fluttery lashes. I am in love with this set from Fleur De Force by Eyelure because they are actually only 3/4 of the usual size of eyelashes, so they focus on the outside of your eyes, making your eyes look super big, and your lashes natural and fluttery!

Once the glue has almost dried and become tacky, curl your lashes, and then apply the falsies, and fill in any gaps with your eyeliner. The final step is to apply Bourjois’ “Rouge Edition Velvet” in the colour ‘Nude-ist’.


And you’re done! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and like this look, I really wanted to give you a different option to a bold red lip for Valentine’s. Let me know if you’re going to be wearing a similar look for Valentine’s Day!

What are you getting up to this Valentine’s Day?

Back To School 4 Easy Hairstyles

Easy Back To School HairstylesI know, how you’re going to wear your hair for when you go back to school isn’t at the forefront of your mind when you think about back to school. So don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Today I’m sharing with you guys, 4 super easy hairstyles that you can wear when you go back to school!

High Ponytail with Headband | This hairstyle is super easy, and also great for hiding a bad hair day, or if your hair isn’t feeling really fresh, and you just want it up and out of the way. The headband makes this style look super cute and adds another element to it.

Two Braids | This hairstyle is a little more work, but if you can french-braid hair, then this style is very achievable. You simply braid your fringe back from your face, and secure it with a hair elastic, then you braid a section of hair that’s roughly the same size away from your face on the other side. Then you join the two braids together.

High Messy Bun | This hairstyle is one of my favourites when I really don’t want to do anything with my hair, but I don’t want it in my face, or getting in the way. (This style is also super useful for if it’s a really hot day, as all of your hair is up, and not tickling you neck, or making it sweaty!) I have a post on how to do this style, but all it really is, is a high ponytail, you twist is to collect all of the hair together, and then wrap it around the base of the ponytail, then secure it all with another hair tie.

Messy Braids | If you’re not a particular fan of a ‘styled’ look, and you prefer to have your hair down and messy, then this style could work for you! All you have to do is flip all of your hair to one side of your head, then secure it with some bobby pins, just so you don’t have to keep moving it all back over to one particular side. Then just add some random braids in wherever you like, the point is to make it look messy and casual. You can add some salt spray if you’d like, to keep your hair tousled all day.


That’s it for some simple hairstyles for back to school, I hope you guys try these out! If you do, be sure to let me know which one was your favourite!

Red Carpet Inspired Curls Tutorial

Since my hair is longer now, I don’t sport my usual curl as often as I used to. Mainly because the weight of my hair means that the curl is much looser and hard to style. So lately I’ve been searching for a way to embrace curls in a sophisticated, less tight ringlets, looser way. So here is my tutorial on how to achieve a voluminous, loose red carpet-inspired curl with only one tool that I guarantee most of you will have access to.


Take roughly 1.5 inch sections of hair

And with a straightener, instead of running the straightener right down your hair, place them half way down your section of hair at an angle (similar to shown below) and rotate 360 degrees as you move down the section

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When you’ve done that to one side of your head, it should look something like this, very loose curls at the very ends of your hair

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Once you’ve completed both sides, the trick is to brush through your hair. This loosens the curls, and bonds them together, in a big, nice wave.

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And that’s it! I hope you guys recreate this style because it only takes roughly 15 minutes (or more depending on the thickness of your hair) but it is so big that it makes you feel quite glamorous!IMAG2390

Let me know of any other hairstyles you’d like me to do a tutorial on!


I’d also just like to quickly thank all of you. Every one of you guys that reads this blog have helped me to pursue a hobby that I love. Without you, it would have no purpose. So thank you again, I can’t believe how many people this has reached, and (cheesiest line alert) here’s to the next thousand.