Nutella Puff Pastry Christmas Tree | Easy Christmas treat

23 December 2020

This Nutella puff pastry Christmas tree is so easy to make you only need about 3 ingredients and it tastes delicious I found this on Pinterest and decided to make one for my family 

All you need for this puff pastry Nutella goodness is 
Puff pastry I got mine from Aldi
Jar of Nutella 
2 Eggs mixed together to make a that egg wash for the gorgeous golden colour of the pastry 

You need to cut out a triangle to make the tree shape  on 2 pieces of puff pastry make sure your puff pastry is set a room temperature otherwise it will break if you try to cut it once out of the freezer 
Cut your puff pastry into a triangle shape add your Nutella spread all over the triangle add your top piece and then you need to cut along the sides and then double twist to make the branches of the tree
I baked ours for 40 minutes at 180 fan forced then once i had it out of the oven i sprinkled some cinnamon sugar over the top 

I hope you have a merry Christmas 
Geri 

Pretty Fresh Foundation & Concealer | Colourpop Cosmetics

14 December 2020

One of Colourpop biggest releases of this year was the highly anticipated Pretty Fresh foundation after the massive success of the pretty fresh tinted moisturiser & creamy concealer this was a very long awaited release that has been one of my favourites of 2020
there isn't that strong coconut smell like the tinted moisturiser which is nice the formula is soft & smooth on the skin and doesn't go oily I always set this with the Pretty Fresh setting spray 

The consistency of these foundations are really lightweight and smooth on the skin there isn't a smell of coconut like the tinted moisturiser's are the pump bottle makes it easy for a good amount of product to come out I also love that the bottles are a frosted finish there is 30.ml of product in the foundation bottles 
The foundation is made with Hyaluronic acid & coconut water
 my skin is oily and I find this foundation doesn't break me out and it does not go oily during the day 
Im wearing the pretty fresh foundation in the shade Fair 15w here in the summer Sydney weather its the perfect shade for me 
These are swatches of the Pretty fresh foundations & concealer & the tinted moisturiser 
From left to right Fair 10 N , Fair 15W , Concealer in Fair 20N and tinted moisturiser in Fair 1N & Light 5N " 
Have you tried any of the Colourpop Pretty Fresh Range if so I would love to know your thoughts
Geri
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Christmas M&M Chocolate fudge Brownies

12 December 2020

Christmas baking has to be one of my favourites I love the chocolate goodness in baking treats for this time of year even when its in Summer in todays post im sharing my Christmas triple chocolate fudge brownies with holiday m&ms and some festive sprinkles of course cause you can never have enough Christmas sprinkles or Chocolate for this time of year 

To make these you will need 

2 box mixes of good quality chocolate brownie mix i like to use the triple chocolate fudge ones of these brownies as you get a mix of milk white & dark chocolate throughout the brownies 

6 Large Eggs 

half a stick of butter melted and cooled 

2 bags of Christmas m&ms 

festive sprinkles 

Pre heat your oven to 165 fan forced 

you need to cook these brownies slow & on a low heat to cook gradually I like to do this method as you get a super soft chewy brownie as that's my favourite kind of brownie

The time to cook these would be about 1 hour and a half as I've added 2 box mixes I like to make sure all of the chocolate batter is cooked properly and you don't have a runny batter throughout 

Geri 

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Disney Christmas Decor | Shop Disney UK

11 December 2020

Disney & Christmas are my two most loved things ever so when I was stumbling across the shop Disney uk site I was able to find some super cute festive Disney goodies for our home & our Christmas tree 
There is a lot of Gingerbread Disney themed items that I purchased from the shop Disney store the candle is the most delicious gingerbread candle I have ever got I have also been eyeing off the super adorable festive mugs and plates the chip & dale plate was an absolute must have for myself & my sister Bec 
These Mickey & Minnie Mouse ears are so adorable the gingerbread theme is super cute & festive they are also soft on the ears too 

Going along with the gingerbread theme I just couldn't leave these little gingerbread mickeys behind they add another cute festive touch to our tree 
Geri
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Christmas Chocolate Crackles | Easy non bake treat

27 November 2020

 In todays post I'm sharing my mum's recipe for Chocolate Crackles these are a massive party treat from the 90's that are still a hit today for any get together they are also so easy to make and really nice in the summer weather as these are a chilled dessert treat 


The first thing you will need is 

4 cups of Rice bubbles 

 4 Tbsp of cadbury bournville cocoa powder 

1 cup of  icing sugar

1 cup of desiccated coconut 

250 grams of Copha oil cut into pieces " you need to melt the copha in a small saucepan we melted ours in the microwave for 8 minutes on low 

you need to mix all of the dry ingredients together once the Copha is melted add that in the dry mix and place the mixture into patty pans 



 I added some Christmas sprinkles and some icing Santa's and gingerbread men on the top 

you need to let these set in the fridge for at least 4 hours until they are hard to the touch 

Geri

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Friends x Makeup Revolution | Swatches & Haul

23 November 2020

This is one of my favourite makeup launches from this year these are some of the new makeup goodies I was able to pick up from this Makeup Revolution x Friends line 
So the eyeshadow palettes that i got were the Monica & Phoebe & Rachel palettes each palette has 9 shadows inside the names & colour story's of these are so beautifully done


 The Monica palette has 3 pressed pigments " Geller cup , Frizzy & Obsessive are all gorgeous shadows just be careful if you have any reaction to pressed pigment shadows always test patch on your arm before use 
Close up of the Monica Palette 
shade names from top row to bottom row "Clean , Chef , Geller Cup, Chicken, Twins, Frizzy, Bing, Obsessive & Thanksgiving 
With the Phoebe palette shadows in Smelly cat , Lobster & Buffay are all pressed pigment and Science boy is a super glitter filled shadow for me personally I wouldn't use that one on my eyes as I have sensitive skin but the pressed pigments im perfectly fine with 

Close up of the Phoebe Palette 
Smelly Cat, Lobster, Triplet, Ice, Flaky, Buffay, Science Boy , Bike & Ditsy
With the Rachel eyeshadow palette you have a mix of Mattes & Shimmer shadows I love that these palettes have a good transition shadow in each of these palettes the formula is soft and pigemented and they blend out beautifully
Close up of Rachel Palette 
Shopping, On a break , Dinosaur , 90's, Barneys , Tag , Chip, Push over & Crush 

The Lipsticks are so comfortable on the lips they are like a matte creme satin finish im loving how these colours look and feel my favourite one would have to be the Rachel lipstick I just love a good 90's mauve shade 
The Monica lipstick is a stunning soft peachy pink shade perfect for everyday wear 

The Rachel lipstick is that stunning 90's greyish mauve shade

The Phoebe lipstick is a stunning cranberry pink shade perfect for the christmas season 
Have you gotten anything for this line by Makeup Revolution 
Geri
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Leopard & Mauves | Spring Outfit & Makeup

3 November 2020

This Leopard print dress from Autograph has to be one of my favourites for the spring weather I’m just obsessed with anything leopard print lately it just adds a fun pop of texture & colour to any outfits
Im just loving the pretty fresh setting mist from Colourpop it always sets any foundation perfectly also I find it doesn't make my skin oiliness come through 



For my makeup lately I have been loving my truly madly deeply palette from ColourPop cosmetics and my must have lipstick has been the Makeup revolution Rachel lipstick from the friends collection it’s a stunning 90s mauve colour 
Geri 
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Brioche French Toast | The Tiny Giant Petersham

23 October 2020

 I have been wanting to try out the gorgeous Brunch food that is at The Tiny Giant Petersham for over a year now and today was the day I finally went and tried out their Brioche French toast it was the best French toast I have ever had 
The food is absolutely full of flavour & so good for a rainy Saturday 
The interior inside was so cute I just loved the ceiling and the gorgeous pink walls with the floral garland 

Brioche French toast served with strawberries, mixed berries, Canadian maple, salted caramel, mascarpone & Persian pashmak & bacon 

Geri 
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