Thursday, 29 August 2013

My New Business!

So the past couple of weeks has been a very exciting time for me as i have been re-living my love of baking and after doing a stall at quite a big event last weekend i have realised that i now feel strong enough to 'set up on my own'.

So after the stall totally selling out of 120 cupcakes at the event last weekend, i realised just how passionate i am about baking and that i would happily bake for 7 hours a day if i had to! Normal office hours could be happily spent in my kitchen producing cakes and bakes!

My last post indicated that we were under a different name but now because of some personal reasons, i have changed the name and have myself booked into some fairs around Staffordshire & the West Midlands too!

So introducing..
The Baking Dame

Right now, i feel that i can offer for order:
  • Cupcakes in multiples of 6 or 12 with a theme of your choice - boxed
  • (these can be flavoured if desired)
  • Lemon & Lime Drizzle Loaves with seasonal decoration
  • Coffee & walnut cake
  • Cookie Gift Jars filled with Gooey Rolo Cookies (medium or large)
All items can be boxed and gift wrapped with a colour scheme or your choosing!

Please have a look at and Like my Facebook page here.
More images will be added over the next week or so, so keep  an eye out!
All contact details are available on there and any queries - please just ask!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Sorry I've been away!

I'd just like to take the time to say sorry for my lack of blog posts over the past couple of weeks as i've been indulging in my love of baking!

Vintage Fair Stall

I'm excited to say that i will be making a Facebook page, am starting to enquire into having stalls at events and feel i have reached the stage where i can take customer orders for themed cupcakes, birthday cakes/cupcakes and cookie gifts too!

You will soon be able to view pictures of all of my cupcakes from the weekend's event and my gift cookie jars (they do come gift wrapped!) and if you'd be interested in placing an order or have any queries please do contact me! I don't bite!

I'm so excited to be indulging in my passion and am excited to see where it leads!
Also if you know of any gift/craft fairs going on within the West Midlands/Staffordshire please let me know!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

My Suprise Galaxy Win!

So yesterday lunchtime, a giant mysterious box appeared on my doorstep and i honestly hadn't got a clue what it was!
It was massive.. big enough in fact to fit a doggy in..
He looks so small!

Much to my eexcitement i came across this wrapped in bubblewrap.. (bubblewrap being one of the most fun and safe inventions of all time - dont you agree?) Yummy!
Thankyou Tom!

Also enclosed and wrapped in bubblewrap (which is why the box was so big) was this beautiful duck-egg blue woven hanging heart from Next! Its around 30cm in diameter and the simplicity of it really does brighten up the room! It's RRP is £22 so i am thrilled to have won this and what a lovely surprise!

So a giant thankyou to everyone at Galaxy and i'm very much looking forward to my Galaxy hot choccy!
You can enter the monthly draw for yourself here:
This month's prize is a gorgeous picture-frame themed wall hanging so Good Luck everyone!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Cowboy Baby.. Ark #OOTD

Ripped Shoulder Shirt - Ark clothing - £6 (sale)
Super Skinny Jeans - Primark - £8
Boots - - £9.99

This outfit is so simple but so effective! The shirt is a real statement piece and adds an edge to any outfit. I was lucky enough to be sent some Ark clothing vouchers and when i saw this shirt in the sale i bought it straight away! It's going to be great for layering up in Autumn/Winter too so i reckon i'm going to be getting a lot of wear out of it!
Super Skinny jeans from primark are amazing too, they're great quality and are really figure hugging without feeeling uncomfortably tight. They're perfect for me being only 5 foot 3 too as they make you look like your legs go on forever.
I wanted to keep the outfit simple but still bright and when i ordered these gorgeous boots i had no idea they would be this bright - but if anything that's made me love them even more! I had been searching for some good quality ankle boots for months but all the ones on the high street seemed to be all the same really so i took to the online marketplace and came across these beauties! They are so comfy and give you that great walking style & stance like cowboy boots do!
Now stuck in my head - Cowboy by Kid Rock

I just want to add that the customer service team at Ark are amazing and brilliant if you need to contact them. They are so helpful and are a pleasure to be in contact with so if you have any problems or questions, regarding their website or your order don't hesitate to contact them.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

August 'High Flyers' Glossybox

This month's Glossybox theme was 'High Flyers' - a box filled with beauty goodies perfect for the girl on the go. In line with this month's theme, Glossybox have handpicked hero products froma round the world, from Sweden to Brazil to help keep you looking fab during your summer travels!
(BooHoo! for me though -  no travelling for me this summer but i suppose i can pretend!)

The boxes are always so pretty and look lovely as storage of as re-usable gift boxes for presents! Presentation counts for so much..
So.. What's in the box?

I was really quite impressed that i got a few high-priced items and decent sized samples in my box this month. I always get a bit worried that the sample sizes won't be great but they're proved me wrong once again! I can't wait to use them either!

Emite Make Up - Sweden
Eyelash Curler
RRP £20 from

Juicy Couture - USA
Juicy Couture Noir perfume sample
Full Size RRP £36 for 100ml from Debenhams

Oceane - Brazil
Make Up Remover Pen (not yet available in the UK)
For more info visit:

Tresemme - USA
Platinum Strength Concentrated Treatment Shot
RRP £1.49 at Superdrug, Boots, Tesco & Waitrose

Jelly Pong Pong - UK
2-in-1 Shadow Liner
RRP £10.50 at

Overall i'm quite happy with this box and will get use out of all of the items included! I think the great thing about Glossybox is they include a mix of well-known and new brands so you are almost guaranteed to like atleast something in the box and it's a perfect way to explore new brands too!
The total RRP of my Glossybox this month is: £33 (+ whatever the Oceane pen would cost)
Glossybox costs £10 + p&p so a saving of over £20 atleast!
If you haven't tried Glossybox yet - i highly recommend giving one a go!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Romwe #OOTD Tis' all about the Coke..

Coca-Cola Leggings - Romwe - £16.78
AC/DC Hi-Low Vest - Primark - £3
Converse - Asos - £26
Hoodie - Local Boutique - £3
Polka Dot Headband - Handmade by my mom :)

I loved wearing this outfit to go shopping yesterday. It was so comfy but cool and my leggings got a lot of looks! They are so comfy and a thick material but still really airy so you never feel hot in them and they are such good quality - the price of them still amazes me! Check out the Romwe website if you haven't already, they do some truly unique clothes all at affordable prices - a lot of which i'd love to have in my wardrobe!

My polka-dot headband creates a statement and i love the way it goes with my new hair colour! My mum is so talented at making things from scraps of material and all credit has to go to her.  She is taking requests if anyone's interested!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Sparkly Nails Monochrome Swirl Water Decals!

I was lucky enough to be some gorgeous Water Nail Decals from the amazing!
I haven't ever used water decals before but i'm trying to be more experimental with my nail art so i couldn't wait to give these a try!

They have really clear instructions on the back in 5 simple steps:

1. Paint nail and allow to dry
(i used Beautifully Disney in Looking For My Prince)

2. Trim around sticker, remove the clear film and plunge into water for approx 15 seconds
(i put mine into water for around 20-25 seconds as mine weren't ready to peel off)

3. Slide decal off the backing paper and place onto nail
(i chose to put the design on my thumb nail as it's a bigger surface area and it took me a couple of goes to get the hang of it but it's easy once you've done it once)

4. Dab nail/decal with paper towel and allow to dry
(i used normal tissue to dab dry and it worked fine - dab it gently)

5. Seal in with top coat
(i used Rimmel Finishing Touch 3D Plumping Top Coat)

This is the final result

Overall i found them super easy to use and they really do make a statement! They look really professional and i was amazed at how easy they were to apply. I would definitely receommend them! I have been out shopping all day and now - 7 hours later the decal is still on my nail and still looks as perfect as when i put it on. No scratches or chips at all - i'm mega impressed!

The Monochrome Swirl Water Decals can be found here and are priced at only £1.55!
Each pack includes 10 water decals

Monday, 12 August 2013

Bostin Frostin' Cupcake Baking & Giveaway!

So in 2 weeks from now, on August Bank Holiday Weekend, me and my friend Amy will be holding a Cupcake stall at a Vintage event in Wolverhampton.
We spent this weekend trialing flavours and baking techniques and having a fab time!
We were baking for hours and baked & decorated 36 cupcakes for people around us to try and get feedback from as we will be making a Lot more in preperation for the event!

If you're interested then i will list the event details in my next blog post so look out for that!

We tried out 6 different flavours and i'd love to know what you think of them!
As we are going to pick 4 to sell at the event and your feedback would be most appreciated!
Also i will randomly pick a name from the list of comments to win a mystery prize as a thankyou!
PLease leave your email with your comment so i can contact the winner!

Triple Chocolate Nutella
(Chocolate sponge filled with a nutella centre and nutella buttercream and a chocolate heart)

Maple & Pecan
(Maple syrup and almond sponge topped with maple buttercream and topped with a pecan nut)

Vanilla Chai Tea
(Vanilla Chai sponge topped with cinnamon & spice buttercream with cocoa powder sprinkle)

Strawberries & Cream
(Pink Strawberry flavoured sponge topped with pink vanilla buttercream and sprinkles)

Vanilla Love Heart
(Simple Vanilla sponge topped with buttercream and a love heart design)

Lemon & Poppyseed
(Lemon flavoured & Poppyseed sponge topped with lemon buttercream and a decorative flag)
-These can be done with or without lemon curd in the centre-

Thankyou for reading and comments really are appreciated!
Good Luck in the prize draw too!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Impress press-on manicure in So, So Stellar

I've never had a manicure of anything done to my nails before - i know! Shocking!
So when i received these in my goody bag from a recent blog meet up i was quite excited to try them for myself!

There are step-by-step instructions indicated on the back with pictures too which i thought was a really good feature as it made for more accurate instructions and you could physically see how they were meant to be applied.

They come in really cute packaging that looks like a bottle! I thought this was a fab and unique selling point and was definitely a winner with me!

The first instruction was to select the right fit for your nails and lay them out in order. This took me around 15 minutes as they all look so similar and i have small hands so it was even more difficult to find the ones that properly fit! But i managed it eventually!

They were surprisingly easy to apply - a lot easier than i expected - and you simply peel the backing off and press them onto your nail. Quick and easy! Although make sure you put them in the right place first time because they're nion-impossible to try and move!
They looked gorgeous on and so shiny - so much better than i imagined. After 30 minutes you can cut and file them if you wish.

The only problem i had is i wasn't patient enough to just and do nothing so i ended up denting one of the thumb nails - sad face.

When removing them you can dab nail polish remover around the base first or just peel them gently from the side and pull them off. This does sting a little without nail polish remover but it was pretty painless. I though they'd be a lot more difficult to remove.

They leave minimal mess and i just simply put a piece of plain A4 paper underneath my hands whilst removing them and this is all the mess i had at the end! Easy to just tip straight into the bin.

Overall i am very impressed by them. They were so much easier to apply than i was expectind and are really good quality - i got loads of compliments and quesions on where i'd had them done! They really do look professional and i think they'd be great for a special occasion. I will definitely be buying them in the future!
Impress press-on manicure are available from Superdrug at between £5.99 - £7.99