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Sunday, December 27, 2015

What's In My Handbag - Winter Edition


Dear Readers,

Here's just a couple of essential products that have made it into my handbag this winter. Hover over the image to explore. Stay Sweet,
Alice xx
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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Victoria's Secret Mini Haul

Dear Readers,

I thought I'd share with you a little sneak peak of what I got from Santa this year. There is nothing more exciting than the two tone stripes of a Victoria's Secret bag under the tree.






Nothing screams Victoria Secret more than festive underwear
'WHAT THE ELF'
'SANTA STOP JUDGING ME'
Yoga Leggings



Who said you can't be stylish in bed - super soft flannel pyjamas

Thank you for reading this mini post. Let me know in the comments what you got this Christmas, I'd love to hear from you. 

I will be uploading lots more soon so stay tuned.

Stay Sweet,

Alice xx 
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Gingerbread Biscuits Recipe

Dear Readers,
Today I wanted to share with you my favourite Gingerbread Biscuit recipe in the hope that you'll try it. The recipe is super easy and can be done in little time, and with little thought.
Ingredients:
  •  100g/4oz Butter or Margarine
  • 100g/4oz dark soft brown sugar
  • 225g/8oz Plain Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Treacle
  • 1 Teaspoon each of Ginger, Mixed Spice & Cinnamon
  • (Optional) Coloured Boiled Sweets 
  • (Optional) Icing Sugar 

Oven Temperature:
 190C, 375F, Gas 5

Method:
  •  Cut and lay out parchment paper to the size of your baking tray. 
  • Cream together the butter or margarine with the brown sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Beat in the syrup and treacle
  • Add the spices
  • Gradually add in the flour whilst combining the mixture until it forms a dough
  • Lightly knead together the mixture on a floured surface- you may need to add a little extra flour here (depending on the consistency of the dough) 
  • Using a rolling pin roll out the dough until it is around 5mm thick
  • Using cutters of your choice cut out the dough
  • To make the stained glass window biscuits, place a boiled sweet in the center of the cut out cookies. This will then melt to fit the cut out. Do consider however, that you may need more than one boiled sweet depending on the size.
  • Bake in a moderate oven for around 10 minutes or so - It's completely up to you whether you want chewy biscuits or crunchy ones. 
  • Cool on a wire rack or just tuck in straight away!
  • Tip: If you want to be more creative combine icing sugar and water to create patterns and shapes on the gingerbread.









Stay Super Sweet,

Alice xx




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Monday, December 14, 2015

Last Minute Gift Idea - WishWant


Dear Readers,

Are you feeling deflated and uninspired, trying to come up with an exciting and unique gift for your friend or family member this Christmas? Then look no further - WishWant offers you a catalogue of possibilities. No longer do you have to worry that you may not have bought the right gift. With WishWant, you set your price limit and the gift receiver chooses what they want from an array of products you choose to put in the catalogue. It's really that simple.





~ Step By Step ~

    video
  1. You select how much you want to spend first. 
  2. Then you can add gifts you think they would like to a gift collection, the minimum number of gifts in a collection is 4 and the maximum is 12.
  3. You then personalise the collection, pick a cover and add a personal message. 
  4. Finally, you tell us how you want to send it: by post or email. 
  5. The recipient receives the collection and redeems one item they liked the most!
  6.  
    So if you can't make up your mind, or you can't find the time, then check out WishWant now:
    http://wishwant.co.uk/start.php 
    Twitter: @wishwantuk
    Instagram: @wishwantuk
     
    Stay Sweet,
     Alice xx 



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Friday, December 04, 2015

Crazy For Copper

Dear Readers,

I thought it would be apt to finally post something festive. Here is a picture of my new Christmas baubles which I cannot wait to use when decorating my tree. These copper baubles are the perfect way to add warm, earthy tones to your Christmas tree. I picked this set up for only £6 at John Lewis - a total festive bargain!

Stay Festive & Stay Sweet,

Alice xx 

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