A few weeks back I came across a yummy looking Kinder Bueno cake on twitter which was made by @Abigail__Brown and she gave me the reciepe from
- 150g self raising flour
- 100g ground hazlenuts (or I used chopped hazelnuts)
- 200g caster sugar
- 50g cocoa powder
- 200g unsalted butter/Stork
- 4 eggs
- 100g Nutella
- 300g Nutella
- 150ml double cream
- Kinder Bueno (white and chocolate)
- Kinder Chocobons
- White Chocolate Chips
- x2 Kinder Eggs
- Kinder Chocolate Sticks
Whisk (or you can use and electric one) Spatula Greaseproof paper Cake tin Bowl Weighing Scales
First start off by weighing out all of your ingredients.
Add your castor sugar and unsalted butter into a bowl and mix.
Also add in the cocoa powder and mix together.
Add your Nutella into the mixture and whisk together making sure there are no lumpy bits.
Make sure you have lined your tin then add the cake mixture into the cake tin. Put this in the oven for 1 hour 30 minutes at 140c but I think I did mine on 150c.
Now let's move onto the ganache.
Put your nutella and cream into a saucepan and heat for a bout a minute until the nutella starts to melt.
Turn the heat off and whisk together until the ganache is smooth. Then leave to cool on one side.
To check your cake is ready pop a skewer in the middle and see if it comes out clean. If not you may need to pop it in the oven a little bit longer. Then leave the cake to cool.
Once the cake is cooled you are now ready to put the ganache onto your cake. I covered mine on the top and around the sides of the cake.
Then you are ready to get decorating!
Go all out or make it simple, as you can see I did go a little crazy but why not.
All that you need to do then is eat and enjoy the cake. Yummy!
Oh and maybe the washing up too but that can wait, haha!
This was my first ever cake that I have made and I am pretty proud of how it has turned out. Although I did find that the cake was a little bit uneven around the edges due to using the greaseproof paper and I think i used a bit of a too big cake tin but never mind, it's just trial and error! I think next time I make this I would love to try and make a white chocolate ganache instead.
Have you tried making Britt's Kinder Bueno & Nutella cake?
I can't wait to try out more of her reciepes!
So I have decided that I'm going to be putting up a wishlist every/most Wednesdays. This week it is going to be my wishlist from Zara.
Now to be honest I have never really been a big fan of Zara as all I could normally find was formal wear but I have recently seen so many items in store and online that I love. So I thought I would share with you all the items that I am loving right now.
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Flat Shoes with Bow Detail £15.99 (Here) - How gorgeous are these? I'm just loving Nude at the moment. Now unfortunately these are out of stock online unless you are a size 2 so you may have to take a trip to your local store to get your hands on these beauties.
Pearly Strappy Sandals £39.99 (Here) - Now for me these are a bit pricey for a sandal but I think these look very chic and kind of remind of Chanel with the pearl detailing.
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Studded White D'Orsay Shoes £15.99 (Here) - Love the stud detailing. Valentino inspired.
Platform Ankle Boots £19.99 (Here) - Who doesn't love a good ankle boot. These would look perfect with mosts outfits.
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Embroidered Lace T-Shirt £17.99 (Here) - I'm really liking lace on clothing at the moment, I find it very girly.
Off The Shop Top £15.99 (Here) - Off the shoulder tops are all in at the moment! To be honest I don't think I own much red coloured clothes so I would love this to be my lastest addition.
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High Rise Trousers £29.99 (Here) - Ok after seeing these on a girl through Instagram I just need a pair in my life.
T-Shirt With Frilled Sleeves £7.99 (Here) - Love a bit of frills and you can't go wrong for the price it's at!
Suede Effect Dress £25.99 (Here) - I think this is so cute and girly, perfect for the Spring weather!
Jacket With Zips £59.99 (Here) - Ok another item i've fallen in love with and yet again it's pink.
Poplin Shirt With Pleated Sleeves £29.99 (Here) - More frills and pleats! Again i've seen this over on Instagram and would look great paired with a gilet.
Ripped Mid Rise Jeans £29.99 (Here) - Perfect for a casual day oh and yet again more pink!
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Mini Studded Tote £29.99 (Here) - I'm a huge handbag addict so when I first saw this I just knew I needed to add to straight to my wishlist.
Reversible Tote Bag £19.99 (Here) - It's reversible, need I say more?
There are so many other items that I want but I thought I should stop here haha
Is there anything you are wanting from Zara?
"With one sweep of the wand, this lush mascara combines the captivating volume and false lash effect of faux cils luxurious mascara with our deepest black colour ever. Carefully selected mineral pigments coat lashes from root to tip with dramatically dark colour thats simply unmatched, while the triple film-complex specially coats each lash for added intensity, curve and long lasting wear. The result is a dangerously glamourous lash look that lasts."
The YSL mascara definitely lives up to the description. It adds volume and length to each individual lash creating that dramatic false lash look."
To apply the mascara I start by using the brush horizontally as normal and I wiggle the brush back and forth to move the brush through the bottom of my lashes all the way to the top to make sure all of them are covered. I do think that this can be very thick and can clump easily if you do apply to much so just bear that in mind if you have bought this mascara. I just make sure to lightly scrape the wand against the tube to remove any excess. If this does happen I just use another mascara wand to separate and fan out my lashes, making sure I’ve got all the lashes in the corner of my eyes.
“Sexy Amber puts the spotlight on sumptuous amber wrapped in sandalwood and musk against a bright backdrop of dazzling orange, mandarin and white floral. Inspiration was pulled from the bold colours that often highlight a Michael Kors fashion collection. These pops of colour in the iconic images of the Michael Kors brand express undeniable pleasure and instant sex appeal”
This was my first scent from the Michael Kors range and I received this as Christmas gift from my parents a couple of years ago. It was a gift set that included the 50ml sized bottle and a Sexy Amber scented shower gel. As I loved this fragrance so much I bought it in duty free one time when I was going on holiday in 100ml bottle.
Michael Kors Sexy Amber is an Amber based fragrance that contains hints of sandalwood and mandarin. It is a warm, sexy, musky scent and very sophisticated.
The fragrance to me is perfect Autumn/Winter scent but I will be definitely wearing this during Spring/Summer and it is one of my go to fragrances for a night out. I love spraying loads of perfume on but honestly a little goes a long way with this scent and it lasts for ages on the skin which is great!
I love how minimalistic and elegant the bottle is which also features a gold cap. Very classy!
The perfume is available in sizes: 30ml for £40.00, 50ml for £59.00 and 100ml for £82.00 and is available to buy at Debenhams and other retailers.
Now I'm just a sucker for pretty packaging I mean how aesthetically pleasing is the YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick?
The lipstick looks very luxurious in the elegant gold casing with the YSL detail around the centre and each lipstick shows the colour on the case which I think is a nice touch. When I first set my eyes on this I just knew it had to be mine.
This was my very first YSL lipstick and I purchased this a few years ago in Sephora when I was out in Florida. I picked up the shade No 1. Nude Beige from the Silky Sensual Radiant range. Personally in my opinion I wouldn't class this as a beige it is more of a pink, I would say this is very similar to MAC's Creme Cup. It is such a lovely shade of lipstick, very girly!
The formula is creamy and moisturising on the lips. It has a buttery soft, light and silky texture when applying and is highly pigmented. For me, compared to my other brands of lipsticks it doesn't last me all day so I do find my self having to top up the odd times during the day.
The only points that I can say which I am being picky is that the casing does show finger marks and any scratches from being in your makeup bag!
The YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks do have a slightly high price tag as they are £27.00 so I do try to make this last haha! but if you are wanting to treat yourself to a luxurious lippie then I would definitely recommend this to you.
I also have a few other shades of the YSL Rouge Volupte that are on my wishlist to try out so hopefully there will be more reviews in the future!
Do you own any YSL lipsticks?
What are your favourite shades?
I recently came across this beautiful Bobbi Brown set whilst I was buying another Bobbi Brown product in Debenhams, I thought I would be good and not buy this as I am supposed to be saving money but a couple of weeks later I was browsing online and noticed Debenhams had a 10% off beauty event so whilst I was adding other items into my basket I thought I would have a nosey to see if they had this online and they did!
This is the Bobbi Brown "Bobbi's Party Picks" Cheek, Lip and Eye kit which normally is £70 but currently has 20% off so you can grab this for £65. If you also own a Debenhams beauty card you can earn up to 180 points.
The Bobbi’s Party Picks Kit is packaged within a black and gold gift box and each of the products are individually wrapped in black tissue paper. Inside the items that are included are:
- Highlighting powder in shade Opal Glow
- Black mascara
- Party Alice lip colour
- Crystal glitter lip gloss
These 4 items all come in this cute little patent burgundy make up bag which has Bobbi Brown embossed onto the front and once opened it is lined with a dark red suedette fabric.
All of the products named above are a curation of Bobbi’s must have party makeup pieces for the cheeks, lips and eyes.
This set is perfect if you want to treat a friend for their birthday, your mum on mother's day or even if you want to treat yourself like I did!
Keep an eye out for full reviews on each of these products.
I love to read What's In My Makeup Bag posts and have a nosy at what everyone is wearing or loving right now, I'm always switching my makeup bags and changing my products so I have decided to show you all what I am currently using and what is in my makeup bag this month.
The makeup bag that i'm currently using is this Ted Baker one, I bought this from ASOS a couple of years ago now but it's one of my favourites. The makeup bag is baby pink and I love the signature grey Ted Baker bow that it features on front.
Here is what my current makeup bag includes:
For my face I start of using No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream (not pictured above) then the primer I'm using is the No7 Airbrush Away Primer this is great if you want your skin to look flawless and blends out pores. To help cover my dark circles and any imperfections I use Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer in shade light and for any redness I use a Primark CC Concealer in Green which hides the redness perfectly. For my foundation my favourite at this moment is the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat' Le Teint Liquid Foundation the shade is use is BR20 and I pair this with the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat' Concealer and Highlighter in shade 1 and use this to highlight my undereye area. This is also perfect for those lazy no make up days as it helps to reduce my dark eye circles. For my bronzer I use the Benefit Hoola Bronzer the blusher I'm currently using is from the MAC Mariah Carey Collection and is the shade Sweet Sweet Fantasy and to finish I use the Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in shade Opal Glow.
Moving onto the eye area my ultimate favourite eye primer is the Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer this makes my eyeshadow last all day with no creasing. I am using the MUA Undress Me Too Palette for my eyeshadows as it has some lovely brown shades which I tend to wear more off. When it comes to eyeliner I don't wear it everyday and I'm still trying to get the hang of flick haha! As i'm still practicing I have been using the Natural Collection Liquid Liner in Black as it is only cheap! (Unfortunatly I can't seem to find this online) For my mascara I am using 2 at the moment one being Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara and the other being Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara both in shades black by using both mascaras this helps my lashes look more fuller and longer. For my brows I use Lancôme Le Crayon Eyebrow Pencil in shade Brun.
Lastly to finish off for my lips I start off using a lip balm to help soften as I do suffer with dry/chapped lips, I'm using the Nivea Hydracare Lip Balm and finally we are onto the lip colour, I have so many lipsticks to choose from so every day is different really but for the last couple of days I have using the Essense Longlasting Lipstick in shade Cool Nude.
Annnnnnd that's it! That is everything that I'm currently using at the moment although I'll probably end up changing it tomorrow haha.
What is in your makeup bags?