Boxing Day | Food & Furbabies

26 December 2017

Boxing Day was spent with our family & our furbabies with delicious food & family fun with some games & even a little Christmas inspired Photo Booth that my cousins had made up for today 

Our New Christmas Tree | Balsamhill & Disney Decorations

21 December 2017



This year we decided to get a really stunning Christmas tree that was firstly easy to assemble & have the lights already on the tree I came across this little beauty from BalsamHill


Its the Canadian Blue Green Spruce Tree
it arrived very quickly & the tree itself was super easy to assemble it comes in 3 pieces instead of our old tree that was in tiny sections 
 We got some brand new Disney ornaments for our tree a few I could get from Ebay in Australia but the Cinderella & Belle one is from the USA 

Geri 
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GingerBread Cupcakes with Gingerbread buttercream frosting

20 December 2017

These Gingerbread cupcakes with a soft buttercream frosting filled with gingerbread spices are my favourite to bake for the christmas season 



What you need to make these gingerbread cupcakes
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of molasses
1/2 cup of white sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon , ground ginger & cloves
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of hot water
You need to preheat your oven to 350F degrees " 175C degrees "
place your cupcake liners in a baking pan for cupcakes

In a large bowl cream together your butter & sugar once cream add your egg beaten & the molasses 
In a separate bowl mix all of your dry ingredients together make sure it is all sifted first then add your  dry mix to the wet mixture gently stir in the hot water until its all combined together
Then add the mixture to your cupcake liners & bake for 25 - 30 minutes
the mixture may look very runny & that is normal they bake into soft gingerbread
Gingerbread Buttercream frosting 
250gram Stick of Butter 
1/3 molasses 
1/2 ground ginger
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 of ground nutmeg 
2 cups of icing sugar
Grab a mixing bowl & cream the butter add your molasses & spices and cream until its a soft brown colour then add your icing sugar little bit by bit
These are so moist & that buttercream frosting is so creamy & full of that gingerbread flavour
Geri
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Burgundy Christmas Eye Look | Sportsgirl Makeup

17 December 2017


With Christmas less than a week away I wanted to create a fun festive eye look using one of my favourite sports girl beauty palettes from this year 

 The shadows I used 
Bae - all over the lid
Lit - all over the lid 
Slay - on the butter crease in a v shape 
Bye Felicia - The inner portion of my lid 

 I just love the soft cranberry shades from this palette & that stunning rose gold berry lipstick from ColourPop 
Geri
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Frosted Plum | The Body Shop

16 December 2017

Back in 2015 the body shop had just released their Christmas collection & I was addicted to their scent Frosted Plum they haven't released this scent till this year so I have been stocking up on all of the frosted plum goodness

The thing that I have always loved about this fragrance is that its a soft plum scent its made from Plum Extract that is from Turkey
The newest thing that I have tried this year is the gorgeous fragrance spray mist
The shower gel body butters & body lotion plus the hand cream is again that perfect Turkish plum scent from 2 years ago

Whats your favourite Christmas body shop scent ?
Geri
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Brunch Dates & Christmas Shopping | Jamaica Blue & Tkmaxx

14 December 2017

Brunch Dates whilst your Christmas shopping is one of my favourite things ever if you haven't guessed already you would know that I love browsing the isles of TKmaxx seeing what new bits & bobs they have out 

I found some gorgeous home decor pieces for the house in TKmaxx plus some cute little things for my mum & I found this gorgeous rose gold black satchel bag 

Jamaica Blue do the most amazing coffee ever its rich creamy & strong in texture 



This French toast was delicious me & Bec haven't been on a sister brunch date for awhile so  it was really relaxing to just eat some good food & have a look around for Christmas gifts 
Geri 
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The Ombre Metallic Midi | Zara

9 December 2017

Ive had this stunning Zara midi in the " wanting to style " part of my closet for awhile now its a gorgeous 
soft metallic satin ombre midi skirt with soft pleats & different shades of purples 

 The thing that I love about this skirt is that you can style this in any season either with a jumper blouse basic tee its very versatile I would style it with black or white colour tees though 
I styled this with a basic cropped tee from boohoo as I wanted all the focus on this gorgeous metallic midi it looks so festive & fun 
Geri
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Snowball Mini Lipstick Collection | MAC COSMETICS

5 December 2017


Mac has launched their SnowBall Collection for the holiday season this beauty retails at $165 " Aus Dollars" it comes with 12 gorgeous mini lipsticks that are fan favourites of MAC + Two new limited edition shades

Party Commencing: Clean matte Light neutral pink (Matte)
Little Darling: Clean light nude matte (Matte)
Please Me: Muted-rosy-tinted pink (Matte)
Mangrove: Hot, bright red (Matte)
Ruby Woo: Very matte vivid blue-red (Matte)
Rebel: Midtonal cream plum (Satin)
Flat Out Fab: Bright plum matte (Matte)
Good Kisser: Midtone fuchsia (Matte)
Diva: Intense reddish-burgundy (Matte)
Velvet Teddy: Deep-tone beige (Matte)
Whirl: Dirty Rose (Matte)
Stone: Muted greyish taupe brown (Matte)

Have you picked up anything from this gorgeous collection ?
Geri
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