Christmas Tree Iced Biscuits

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I've spent most of the day baking these christmas tree biscuits and icing around 30 of them and it was the most productive day ever. I've also managed to make these, photograph and write up this post all in one day. Maybe it's because I am fully in the christmas spirit and these biscuits really turned out to be delicious so I was excited to share these with you.
Biscuits are probably one of the easiest things to bake but extremely difficult to ice. I feel like I've done much better this time but one thing I always get right is the taste. Especially when the recipe is so classic and a no brainer. These make perfect little favours for someone or to indulge in over the weekend!

The Recipe:
100g of Unsalted Butter
100g of Sugar (Castor/plain)
250g of Flour
2-3 drops of Vanilla Flavouring.
1 Egg

Yep, that's it! Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately and combine them slowly in small portions until it makes a nice dough. Roll out the dough and cut your Christmas tree shapes. Use a cookie cutter or a knife works fine too but it's a little bit more time consuming if you want make a lot of them. Here's a super affordable cookie cutter set for all your festive cookie needs! Preheat the oven to 160 degree Celsius and bake for about 10-15 minutes.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover

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 Have you got all your presents in order and ready to be sent out? No? Then this post is exactly for you. It's for all the busy folks who still are desperately looking for some cool and unique gifts for friends/family but haven't been able to get hold of anything or just haven't had the time. Here's a list of some pretty amazing things that any beauty lover would love to receive. There's stuff ranging from makeup to beauty and skincare and in glowly, rose gold and sparkly packaging! There's two NYX lipstick sets which are my favourite lip products from the brand and they're in fun and bright colours too that usually people won't be getting for themselves but want to try! The Lush set already comes wrapped - how convenient is that? The Pinch Emergency kit is the most thoughtful gift ever for your mom/sister/girlfriend and it comes in a super cute metallic bag or lots of other designs to choose from. Each of these items are super affordable (Under 25) can make for stocking fillers or gifts depending on how much you want to personally spend but it's definitely got something for everyone. 

2. Mini Emergency Kit by Pinch Provisions
3. Nail Candy Kit by Nails Inc
6. Smashbox Try it kit Lash Primer + Mascara
7. Warm Vanilla Sugar Gift Set by Bath & Body Works.
8. Holiday Handbook Set by Philosophy.
10.Glow on the go Shimmering Skin Perfector Set by Becca

If you're all caught up with your gifts, how about you treat yourself? ;) Everyone needs a from me, to me gift once a year.

What's in my mini backpack?

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I'm back again and I'm dedicating one entire post to my love for small/ mini bags and more importantly showing you how much stuff this can actually fit. I know it looks unbelievable right? I thought so too until I have converted to mini styles and always try to pack in the most essentials instead of carrying 2 large books and a bunch of other stuff I would never need anyway. My mini backpack is from Forever21 and I love it because it's a classic black with gold hardware that goes with my entire wardrobe and pretty much any outfit as you can see in my previous posts - Ruffled Smock Dress & How to be trendy and still keep it personal. I get quite excited about knowing what others carry in their bags, so here's a peek into mine. 

A few of my favourites in stores right now!


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The Absolute Essentials:
My top 3 essential things that me( & I'm sure everyone else) likes to have with them is my phone, my card holder/wallet and my key-pompom. I like to bring this sparkly card holder from Colette for the festive season. Although it's teeny-tiny, its perfect for 3-4 important cards and that's all I really need. The pom pom keychain goes on my backpack more than on my keys but I carry it with me and put it on and off as and when the outfit demands.

For the Eyes:
I have pretty bad vision so I need to wear glasses all the time and I love this minimal looking frame that I wear pretty much everyday. However, when I'm wearing contact lenses, I have to carry my solution and case with me. If my eyes get dry especially when it's windy or after a long day. it gets mega uncomfortable and sometimes I like to take them off before a long journey home or in the car and re-wet them before I wear them again.

L'oreal Color Riche Le Vernis A L'Huile Nail Polish Review

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I'm talking about these new Nail polishes from L'oreal called Color Riche Le Vernis A L'Huile Nail Polishes today! I was initially attracted to these because of the bottles, let's face it they're super cute and so unique compared to anything in the drugstore ranges right now or even compared to anything I've seen from L'oreal lately. It was exciting and I wanted to buy a few, test them out & see how they perform!

Quantity: 13.5 ml

Claims: Infused with 4 precious oils, the 1st oil nail polish by L'OrĂ©al Paris delivers rich, powerful colour and incomparable mirror shine.

I was really intrigued by the claim and immediately researched what these oils are and if they're supposed to be actually good for the nails - like growth and health. I found that it is infused with 4 oils - rose, camellia seed, lotus flower and argan but no possible information was found if they were really good for the nails. On the website its only mentioned that the oils help with long lasting shine and rich colour. Also, the ingredients list is super long so I don't know how effective the oils are really going to be.