A Kate Spade Purchase

Hi chums!

I have just posted a video on my YouTube channel which is a 'What's in my bag?' video where you can see what my bag looks like in more detail so here is the link to that. I also wanted to do a blog post to tell those who are interested my experience of buying a Kate Spade bag. 



I bought my bag whilst in Florida and deliberating for ages which one I should get because I was a bit unsure about size and colour. I eventually made my mind up and bought the Cameron Street Candace Satchel in black and the link is here if you would like to go and check it out.

I know this is an expensive bag, but I was lucky to buy it in an Outlet Mall so I didn't buy it for full price. I have never wanted to splash out on a bag before and have bought bags from places such as Zara. This is a great short term buy but after a lot of use I found the handles coming unattached and I knew I needed a new bag. I went for the classic black colour because it goes with everything (and who doesn't love black, right?!).

So far I have found it a really good size to take around. It's not huge and yet it fits everything I need in on a day out. I find the pocket inside the bag perfect for keeping my mirror, lip sticks, a train ticket etc. and the popper side pocket in a great place for keeping a notebook. Something else I love about the inside is that the lining is bright pink - a dream!

Having the option of the longer strap is also great for me because recently that is what I prefer, rather than the short handles. The bag has metal studs underneath so that when you put it on the ground the leather doesn't touch the ground which helps to keep it nice and clean, and finally, I love how structured it is. The sides don't flop if the bag isn't full like previous bags I have owned which is fab!

I am so pleased with the quality of my bag and am obsessed with how it looks, so I would give Kate Spade a 5 star review!

I hope this has helped!

Love

Emma
xxx

Funfetti Fairy Cakes

Hi chums!

One of my favourite hobbies is baking because it's so fun and relaxing I like to put on some music and just chill out. Something which I've been really loving at the moment is Funfetti Fairy Cakes. It's winter here in the UK and of course it's super grey, cloudy, rainy and generally grim outside (I know we always complain about the weather!). So the best way to get your mind of it is to bake something bright and colourful and these cakes definitely fill that criteria.




Essentially they're just normal fairy cakes with sprinkles added, but in my opinion they are much better and much tastier than the average fairy cake!


They are so easy to make but also look really impressive. I made these for my friend's birthday the other day and everyone seemed to love them. When you bite into them there are multi-coloured dots inside which is so pretty!



Ingredients:

100g Butter 
100g Sugar
2 eggs
100g Self Raising Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
1tsp Vanilla Essence
As many multicoloured sprinkles as you like!
Betty Crocker Vanilla Icing (obviously you can make your own if you like)
More sprinkles for decoractions


Instructions:

1. Put the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream together.
2. Beat in the eggs.
3. Add the flour and baking powder a bit at a time and fold in.
4. Add the vanilla essence and stir.
5. Mix in your sprinkles (but remember to keep some for decoration).
6. Bake in the oven at 180C for 10-15 mins.
7. Ice your cakes and add some sprinkles on top!


But if you don't particularly like baking or want to make a quick cake, Betty Crocker has a cake mixture which is really yummy too so I will link it here. I have used this cake mixture before (even though I personally think it's more fun to start from scratch!) so I'll leave a few pictures below so you can see how it turns out.






My sister and I made this cake for my mum's birthday and I promise you it was super yummy!







Thank you for reading this post!

Love


Emma

xxx

PS I think in the US these are called cupcakes instead of fairy cakes

Finding Your Happiness

Hi chums!

Today I wanted to share with you a quote I found that I really like.


So many people do things they don't enjoy and although obviously everything has it's ups and downs I think it is really important that we all make an effort to do things that make us happy.

For me, part of what makes me happy is writing posts for my blog or making videos for my YouTube channel, so, although I've got a lot of work to do at the moment, I always have something to look forward too!

I encourage you, if you're reading this, to find what makes you happy and continue doing it despite what other people may think.

Positivity can take you a long way!

Love

Emma
xxx

A Valentine's Treat

Hi chums!

Today I went into Boots to get a couple of things and I came across this lipstick by L'Oreal called Eva's Pure Red. 


It is such a nice colour so I decided I had to get it, especially because it is the perfect colour for Valentine's Day!


I think the packaging and colour is so beautiful so I wanted to share some pictures with you.


I am so excited to try this out and will probably use it in a YouTube video soon so I will keep you updated how I find it!


Love


Emma
xxx

Valentine's Day Baking

Hi chums!

So Valentine's Day is coming up this weekend and so my sister and I decided that we wanted to bake something super yummy but along the Valentine's Day theme. After looking on the internet for different ideas we went for white chocolate and raspberry biscuits.






We found the recipe from this website and were really pleased with how they turned out!






They are so tasty so I would definitely recommend giving them ago but they are addictive so don't leave them next to you because they'll disappear very quickly! I would also recommend having a hot cup of tea with it because tea makes everything even better!


I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!


Love


Emma

xxx
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