EAT: Spooky Ghost Sugar Cookies

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Easy Clean edges sugar cookies - no chilling needed.

I think its safe to say with the amount of Halloween related content I've been posting or with the copious amount of Halloween related tweets I've been sending I'm just a little bit excited about Halloween! Regardless of whether or not I actually end up doing anything on Halloween I always make an effort by baking something spooky or watching scary films.. sometimes I even dress up, just because.. Yes that's a sad thing to admit.. there's nothing more depressing then dressing up and having no where to go (We've all been there)
But here is a really quick and easy recipe to bake if your not doing anything but fancy getting into the spirit of it or your hosting a party, but be warned, they are so addictive!

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What You Need - Makes 20

Makes perfectly formed cookies no messy edges, also It doesn't need to be chilled.

Cookies

  • Cookies Cutter (Whatever shape you want)
  • 113g Butter 
  • 110g  White Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 192g Plain Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Small Egg

Royal Icing

  • 250g Icing Powder
  • 2 Tsp Milk 
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

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Clean Edge Ghost sugar cookies, easy no chilling needed.
These lasted for Approx 5 minutes after this photo.. they where quickly gobbled by myself.. I regret nothing! 

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Ready? Lets Cook 

  1. Preheat your Oven to 180°c / Gas Mark 4
  2. In a large bowl mix together the Butter and Sugar (You can do this by hand or with a mixer)
  3. Beat in the extract and the egg
  4. In a separate bowl combine the baking powder and the flour add this in gradually to the wet ingredients continually mixing - The dough will be very stiff 
  5. Roll out onto a lightly floured work surface, roll out to roughly 1/4 inch thick - Cut out the shapes
  6. Bake for 6 - 8 Minutes
  7. For the icing - Combine the icing powder, Vanilla extract and Milk, add the milk in slowly. You want the mixture to be thick enough to stay on the top of the cookie but not too thick that it wont spread slightly
  8. Once the cookies are cooled enough smooth the icing over the top, I did this with a small palate knife, then cleaned up the edges. I also dotted some ready made black icing for the eyes. 
  9. P.s take your time! As you can see I rushed mine and they now have wonky eyes...
  10. Enjoy! 

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P.s Need some last minute costume ideas? Check out my Medusa Tutorial or my Skeleton Look
Happy Halloween!
xx

Cracked Skeleton Face Halloween Tutorial

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Boohoo Skeleton Midi Dress, Cracked Skull Halloween Tutorial

From Nightout to 'Fright'out

Halloween has to be my favorite event of the year, okay Ill probably say this again on my birthday and then repeat that again on Christmas. But you get the point I adore it. I love dressing up and pretending to be someone else - I love the thrill of transformation.
I was stuck for ideas of what to go as this year, last year I was a zombie nurse and the year before I was a ventriloquist doll - I wanted to try something different this year, My first idea was to be Medusa but then a
rather large package unsuspectingly arrived on my door step from the team at Boohoo and my mind was made. 
This year I'm going to be.... well the big picture above kind of gave it away.. a skeleton - But with a twist!

Carry on reading for a tutorial on how I created this look + Product Links :)

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You can watch the full tutorial here



I hope you found this tutorial useful and If I can manage it, you guys definitely can! To make things quicker you can just do your usual makeup before hand and it will still create the same effect. Also you really don't need to use the exact products that I mention - You can just have a little rummage In your makeup bags for alternative things. 

P.S I must apologize for my obsessive overuse of the phrase 'And next up' I equally found myself cupping my hands over my face every-time I said it.. Would love to hear your feedback about these tutorials, they take so long for me to edit but I'm really enjoying making them for you guys. 

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Look 1 | The Smokey Eye & Dark Lip

Smokey eyes and dark lips halloween makeup
Smokey Eyes and Dark Lips Halloween Makeup

Products Used

Base
Foundation - Rimmel Mattifying BB Cream 'Light'
Powder - Rimmel Stay Matte
Blusher -  L'oréal Trio Bronzer 'Blondes' - Is this discontinued? If so WHY??

Eyes
Blending - Mac 217 Brush
Detailed Blending - Elf Professional Crease Brush

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Look 2 | Cracked Skeleton Makeup

Boohoo Skeleton Midi Dress, Cracked Skull Halloween Tutorial

Added Products

L'oreal Super Liner
Mac Carbon
Sainsburys Face Paint - Sorry I said £5 its £3!

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The Costume Boohoo Skeleton Midi Dress, Cracked Skull Halloween Tutorial

Boohoo Skeleton Midi Dress, Cracked Skull Halloween Tutorial

What Im Wearing

c/o Boohoo Skeleton Print Dress | Primark Fishnet Tights | Primark Chunky Boots

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My Top Boohoo Halloween Picks

P.S I hope you all have a 'frightful' Halloween - Leave me a comment with your costume ideas, I'd love to hear what you guys will be wearing/doing
xx

NICOLE SCHERZINGER X MISSGUIDED Part 3

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Autumn Dressing - Uk Fashion Blogger

5 Ways to Wear: Ft ASOS Fashion Finder 


Much like the crisp autumnal leaves of October I too have been shaken and distanced from the safe confinements of my summer home and been forced into an annual pattern of change and disruption. Mine comes in the form of further education,  no matter how many lists I make or how much careful planning I prepare in order to try and synchronize myself from the drudging routines I cannot break free from the overwhelmingly monotonous clutches of university.
Unlike the new and exciting change this season brings, I find my self seeking out my home comfort staples - The parka, is the friendly long distant friend who's company still brings you as much joy as the first day you met them. The converse are the reassuring auntie who's always there when you need a fail safe and the Beanie hat, takes the form of the wise nan who offers you protection and keeps you warm. 
Without my safety blankets I wont make it through the adversity of autumn or the pace of university. 

What are your Autumnal comforts?

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Look 5 | Off Duty

Autumn Dressing - Uk Fashion Blogger
Autumn Dressing - Uk Fashion Blogger
Autumn Dressing - Uk Fashion Blogger
Autumn Dressing - Uk Fashion Blogger

What I'm Wearing

c/o Missguided Croc Skirt | ASOS Peplum Shirt | Zara Hooded Faux Fur Parka (Similar) | Urban Outfitters Beanie | Zara Reversible Tartan Scarf (Similar) | Grey Hi-Top Converse

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NICOLE SCHERZINGER X MISSGUIDED - MY EDIT



xx

BEAUTY: Medusa Halloween Makeup Tutorial

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Medusa / Scales Easy Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Evidently I am no makeup artist, but despite my lack of makeup knowledge I still love having a good go at transforming myself. The odds where against me for the tutorial, I filmed it 2 times before I was finally 'semi' happy with it. Either something wouldn't work or my makeup went terrible, as I went to film this look I noticed all of my pencils had gone completely blunt (From the previous unsuccessful trials) and for the life of me I just couldn't find a sharpener something tells me my puppy found it before me.. so I had blunt lip liner and eye crayons to deal the third time around. Despite some dodgey makeup application techniques I gave it a go.
I wanted to try something different this year, last year I went as a zombie and I'm not talking a half hearted one, I did the works; cuts, blood and mangled looking skin. So this year I wanted to go as something that wouldn't terrify the local cats but still win me over some odd glances.

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Products Used

Base

Watch the Tutorial On Youtube, just search 'The Goodowl'

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Medusa / Scales Easy Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Whats everyone else going as for Halloween this year?

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xx

EAT: Fall Pumpkin Pie

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Fall Pumpkin Pie, easy pie. Pumpkin Pie spice

In England we do two primary things with these fleshy orange squashes, we carve faces into them or smash them at fairs but After last weeks Pumpkin Soup Recipe I got thinking what else I could do with a Pumpkin, After a quick Pinterest browse - I say quick, I got trapped on there for a good afternoon, its just so addictive and pretty! I chose to bake an American Classic 'The Pumpkin Pie'. It took awhile for me to get my head around pumpkins being a sweet dish, it took me awhile to even eat a carrot cake! But I was surprised just how tasty this dish is despite its slightly peculiar appearance, I ended up making two.. as admittedly I ate the first one.. so If your in the mood to change your mind about pumpkins read on..

NICOLE SCHERZINGER X MISSGUIDED Part 2

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5 Ways to Wear: Feat ASOS Fashion Finder 

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Look 1 | Autumn Neutrals 

What I'm Wearing

c/o Missguided Croc Skirt | Cos High Neck Top (Similar) | ASOS White Shirt | c/o Daniel Black Patent Brogues | Zara Dog Tooth / Tartan Scarf (Similar

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 Look 4 | Night Out

What I'm Wearing

c/o Missguided Croc Skirt | New Look Knitted High Neck Top | H&M Beige Mac (Similar) | Leopard Print Clutch (Similar) | Zara Ankle Heels (Similar) (Similar)

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NICOLE SCHERZINGER X MISSGUIDED - MY EDIT



xx
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