Recipe: Caramel Crisp Tray Bake...

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At a Christmas market last weekend, I bought myself a slice of Caramel Crisp Tray Brake and it was beautiful so I thought I'd have a go at baking one myself. 

Ingredients:

For the base
2 bars of chocolate (I used Cadbury's Diary Milk)
Rice Krispies 

For the topping
50g brown sugar
50g butter (room temperature)
400g condensed milk
2 bars of Chocolate (I used Cadbury's Diary Milk) 

Instructions:

Step One // Melt your 2 bars of chocolate over a pan of boiling water.
Step Two // Once the chocolate has melted, mix in the rice krispies until all of the chocolate has been used up.
Step Three // Press the mixture into a tray and place into the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Step Four // About 20 minutes into your cooling period, pour the condensed milk, butter and brown sugar into a pan. Allow this to boil and then boil gently for a further 5 minutes - make sure you continue to stir the mixture to ensure it does not burn.
Step Five // Pour the topping over the base and allow to cool.
Step Six // Once your base has set, melt your other 2 bars of chocolate over a pan. Then pour this over your tipping and allow it to cool.
Step Seven // Once cool, cut into squares.

I've got to say for a first attempt, this tasted delicious and I'm sure yours will too!
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Shimmer Cubes...

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Body Shop Shimmer Cubes '06 Warm' // £16

Going back a few weeks, I was placing an order on The Body Shop, when these gorgeous 'Shimmer Cubes' just happened to fall into my basket. 

Being a neutral eye shadow obsessor, I just had to have them (and I had a discount voucher so thought why not)! 

The shade I selected was "06 Warm" which is a beautiful mixture of soft brown, gold and taupe making it the perfect palette for a smokey eye. The eye shadows are very pigmented, especially the two darker shades, and the other two are stunning for using as a base shadow or inner corner highlight.
I think these eye shadows would also look amazing when used with a wet brush but I'm still yet to try this. 

I've found these eye shadows to have great staying power when used on top of my Benefit 'Stay Don't Stray' Primer but any should do. Even by the end of a long day at university, my eyes have barely creased!

The only thing I wasn't so enthralled about was the packaging of this product; as much as I love the quad of eye shadows, they all come with a lid of their own making it a little frustrating however, I removed these and will only use them when I take the palette away with me or if I only want to take a couple of the eye shadows with me.  

Verdict

Statistics
Shades: 7 different cubes
Application: Brush (dry or wet) or Fingers
Coverage: Pigmented
Finish: Slight shimmer but not overpowering
Cost: £16 for 4 cubes

Positives
-Shimmery
-Pigmented
-Buildable 
-Long lasting 
-Crease Proof 

Negatives
-Packaging is a bit of a faff.

Have you tried The Body Shop 'Shimmer Cubes'?
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Winter Accessories at New Look...

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New Look is without a doubt one of my favourite shops to pick up winter accessories; every year they bring out an amazing selection at really affordable prices. Below, I have put together a few of my top picks from this years collection.

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Christmas Gift Guide: For Him...

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Like women, men can also be a nightmare to buy for so for today's post, like Wednesday's, I've put together a selection of gifts that would be ideal for any man. 

What are you planning on buying for the men in your life?
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Christmas Gift Guide: For Her...

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Sometimes it can be quite daunting to know what to buy a woman for Christmas so I thought I'd put together a few items that would make perfect gifts for pretty much every woman. 

What's at the top of your Christmas list?
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