Sunday, 25 May 2014

Leavers Cakes!

This week has been my last official week in school (well Sixth Form). So this to me meant cake for every lesson. Here is what my sister and I made for all of our classes and it consisted of 90+ cupcakes and a very large square sandwiched cake.

So I will start with my favourite ones that we made, these adorable Sheep Cupcakes! One of our biology teachers is obsessed with sheep and helps the farmer who owns the field behind his house with the sheep he keeps there, I suppose he just likes sheep! To make these cute sheep it was very simple. They are just simple cupcakes, with butter cream frosting and marshmallows stuck on the top with the fondant face. The faces are just white fondant icing with black food colouring, with white choc chips and black squeeze tube icing. These cake are simple, effective and really cute!

For psychology we made cakes we have made many times. Ice cream cupcake, which are also simple and effective. These are simple cupcakes with a swirl of butter cream icing finished with sprinkles and a flake!

Maths was my final ever lesson. For this we made lemon cupcakes, using the Dr Oekter daisys and an outward swirl of lemon butter cream icing.

This cake was my biggest challenge. For this cake I created my own new element for the Periodic Table- Blueconium! This was a simple Victoria sandwich cake, covered with icing and decorated with hand cut fondant letters and ribbons around the edge.

I really enjoyed my last official day in school. It involved many selfies, photos and also filling the Head of Years office with over 200 balloons and wrapping up her door frame, then a mass trip to Nandos! To everyone who has recently left school for exam leave, whether that is GCSE's, A/ AS Levels or University, I wish you the best of luck in your exams and revision and I hope you had as much fun on your last few days as I did.

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emily xx

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Washing my Make Up Brushes!

Before I got my Real Technique brushes I never used the same brushes everyday to do my make up. But I am now more aware about keeping my brushes clean.

There are many reason why cleaning your brushes is important. One of which is the build up of bacteria in the brushes, especially if you are covering up blemish with you brushes, you don't want to be spreading that bacteria all over your face. Other reasons include being able to change colours for example yesterday you had a dark smokey eye but today you want to use lighter eye shadow but with the same brush.
Leaving my brushes to dry.
Spot Cleaning
I may spot clean my brushes between washes if for example I want to change colour. To spot clean I use a micellar water. I will apply the water to a cotton pad and move the brush in circular movements on the cotton pad to remove the small amount of pigment in the brush.
The product I use: Garnier Micellar Water-

Deep Cleaning
I aim to deep clean my brushes once a week, and I use baby shampoo, but use can use any plain shampoo. So here is the process I go through to clean my brushes:
1. I will first clean put the brush under the running tap to ensure that is is fully wet.
2. Next I will put a small pea sized blob of shampoo in the palm of my hand (the size of the blob will vary depending on the size of the brush. I will run water over the shampoo.
3. I will then place brush in the the shampoo and clean it using circular motions.
4. I then rinse brush using running water squeezing the brushes to ensure all dirt and bubble to be removed. If dirt is still coming out repeat washing using more shampoo until the brushes run clear when being rinsed. When rinsing ensure the water runs down the brush, and not run into where the glue is holding the brush together, this includes getting water above the metal part of the brush, so it cant run into the brush to the glue. (This isn't a big problem with real technique brushes as the metal goes most the way us the brush but others only have the standard small amount of metal).
5. When all the brushed have been cleaned I leave them to dry on a folded towel with the brush par of the brush hanging over the edge.
The product I use: Johnson Baby Shampoo-

Lathering up the brush.
My brushes: Real Techniques Core Collection -
                         Real Technique Starter Set -

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emily xx

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Spring Summer Haul!

Over the past few weeks I have been buying/ been given some items for wear over Spring and Summer! I know that most of Spring is over now but I have had some of these items for a few weeks now.

The first item was a gift off my Mum. She knew I had been looking at this bag, from New Look as I have seen a lot more people wearing backpacks and I know when I go on holiday I will want a bag that I can fit a lot in but is easy to carry and will go with all outfits. This bag is perfect for this and is also super safe as it has the front flap and 2 more zips before you get to my purse, so everything is nice and safe! Check the bag out here.

The second thing, is my Daisy Flower Crown that I bought from Claire's. The fashion of wearing flower crowns in your hair has been around for a while and last summer I never got round to buying one. So when I saw this one I had to get it. I love it and know I will get a lot of wear out of it in the summer as it just adds a bit of 'girly-ness' and 'summery-ness' to plain simple outfit.

This item was also a gift off my Mum and she realised how worn all my jeans are getting. I had never had a pair of Topshop jeans until last Christmas, I had heard about all of the hype surrounding the different styles and when I put a pair on I instantly understood. So for Summer I chose the lighter acid wash jeans, in the Leigh style. I love this style as it suites my own personal style and shape perfectly as they just sit nicely on the hips and they are not too heavy so I will be able to keep cool if the sun comes out this year. Check them out here.

Finally and unsurprisingly I brought a nail vanish- Topshop's- Suffuse. This was a bargain as it was on sale from £6 down to £1 and then it was a 20% Student Discount event so i got this nail polish for just 80p! That my type of deal! I love this colour it is a subtle rose gold colour and I absolutely love it. It compliments/ brings out a tan beautifully and it glitters gently in the sunlight!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have bought to make me feel more summery, and hope this has given you inspiration to freshen up your look for summer.

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emily xx