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As you can imagine, I did a little dance of joy when this package [first photo] arrived from Ayden yesterday. Full to the brim of gorgeous Cath Kidston goodies and with an awesome mix CD [second photo] popped in for good measure. I feel so lucky to call Ayden one of my friends and I'm overwhelmed by her kindness and generosity - I'm actually looking forward to going to work tomorrow so I can give my new CD a listen!

The third photo is my Glossybox, which also came on Friday. I won't go into too much detail as there are millions of review posts but I thought I'd show you what I got - I'm a little jealous of the people who got the Neal and Wolf conditioner as I bought a bottle of L'Oréal oilixir oil earlier this week but will keep it in the cupboard ready for when that runs out.



I have a 25 mile commute to work and usually drive rather than taking the train so like to have music to listen to on the joruney. I haven't bought a CD in years but I'm getting fed up of that radio interference noise you get on Spotify (you know that, dug, dugadug, dugadug noise?) so I decided to go old school and buy some new CDs.  Really looking forward to listening to these (saw Midlake at End of the Road festival and they were amazing) along with my new one from Ayden!




If you follow me on Twitter you'll see I had a total fail with these cupcakes when I lost my icing bag and tried to use a carrier bag instead (yes, really!) It worked for one or two and then I gave up and used a spoon. They are probably my favourite cupcakes to make, they are 'French Toast Cupcakes' from my Eat Me cupcake recipe book. You can find the recipe online here. They taste just like French Toast!

The second photo is 'lunchtime pizza bread' which I've made for packed lunches next week. I got the recipe from 'Your Home' magazine - it's really easy to make; you basically make it like a pizza and then roll the dough up into a loaf (I can share the recipe if anyone wants it). I've just tried a bit and it is delicious!


I thought I would share with you some beauty bits I've been loving this week.  I am a sucker for new products and I decided to get the Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector after seeing it reviewed in several magazines. It's essentially just a tinted moisturiser but I really like it, it goes on easily and makes my skin look nice and smooth. Again, I bought this L'Oréal oilixir oil after seeing it reviewed on a couple of blogs; I put a few blobs in my hair before and after washing and it makes my hair feel really soft. I got Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue for Christmas and it's my absolute favourite at the moment, smells so fresh and citrus-y. I bought this model's own eyeshadow during their sale and it's my new favourite - it's really shimmer-y and makes my eyes look nice and bright! This KMS color vitality heat protection came in last month's Glossybox and I've been using it on pre-blowdried hair and it makes it feel so soft! I bought Nars Orgasm Illuminator on a bit of a whim earlier this month - I never normally spend much on make-up but I really wanted to try it, and I do love it! I've been using this ELF face primer before applying the BB cream and I think it makes my skin look smoother; I picked it up on a whim during their last 50% off sale (they have another one on at the moment) and I'm glad I did.  Another Glossybox full size product from last month, the Daniel Sadler jumbo jet mascara - I've been using it as my previous one ran out and I might buy this one again in the future.



After seeing lots of people raving about 'oh comely' magazine I had to give in and order a copy online last week.  I bought issue 4 online and in the meantime saw issue 6 in Lymington WHSmith's so now I have two copies to peruse! I must say I absolutely adore it and am definitely treating myself to a subscription, it's such a lovely, inspiring read.  I picked up 'The Suspicions of Mr Whicher' in a charity shop last weekend but haven't started it yet, looking forward to an early night and getting started on it tonight.

Phew, this has turned into a long post! Hopefully it didn't make you conclude 'tl;dr' (pinched off Ayden :)

20 comments

  1. this is such a pretty post! it was a treat to read, and now i reeeeally want cake!

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  2. a real amazing post, more like, rosie! such a clever little idea, I just got the elf primer yesterday and I love it. it makes my skin so soft! and what a lush little package from ayden, she's so lovely haha.

    oh, and the cupcakes and pizza bread look AWESOME.

    xxxxxxxxx
    ramz and the flock

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  3. What an amazing nightstand!!!! OMG it's like one in my dreams!!! So jealous! :)

    Cath Kidston stuff looks as cute as ever and your bakes are mouthwatering! X

    www.mademoiselle-lala.com

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  4. Isn't Ayden awesome? She's been beyond a support the last week or so when I've really doubted some of my decisions.

    Loving the look of those pizza breads for packed lunches. Would love to see the recipe as I'll be in need of packed lunches/snacks a lot more now I'm commuting into uni a couple of times per week.

    Really like the look of your bedtime reading. I have 2 months worth of Elle, Vogue and a copy of Elle Collections to read, but time has been at a premium of late. Desperate to get a copy of Oh Comely, but it's sadly lacking here in rural North West.

    Sorry if this comment is TL:DR your posts always get me carried away.

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  5. Can I just say I loveeeee your house Rosie! (: Every time you post a picture of somewhere in your house it looks amazing, I love the whitewashed floorboards and the colour of your bedside table, it's beautiful (: I would love it if you could post the recipe for your pizza bread thingmejig, I'm always looking for new idea to put in my lunchbox at uni (: xx

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  6. I'd love to see the pizza bread recipe, looks gorgeous :)

    Helen x | half the world away.

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  7. Love you :) love your blog, love your life and all the cute things in it, LOVE YOUR FACE! Love that the girls above said nice things about me. Love that I make you smile as much as you make me smile :) good times. Is my room ready? Be there in a jiffy... x

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  8. That package looks lovely, and there are some amazing songs there, I love Frou Frou!
    I want to try that Garnier BB cream, I've heard good things!
    You'll have to tell us how the book goes :) xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  9. Well at least one cupcake looked good for the post. Your nightstand looks so neat, not like mine.

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  10. What a great parcel to receive.

    That folded up pizza looks yummy! I'd love the recipe/how to when you get a sec.

    xx

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  11. Lovely post! That mix cd looks kind of amazing, I love the She & Him song. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher is on my 'to-read' pile, let me know if you enjoy it :)

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  12. What lovely parcels you received!!!

    The cupcake looks deee-licious!

    Ayeisha
    x

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  13. Awww Rosie! you did make me laugh on Twitter with your icing dilemma :) I really enjoyed reading this post.
    I jumped on the BB cream when I saw it in Superdrug a few weeks ago, I'm a sucker for hype. I love it but I can't put my finger on why, it just seems to make my skin look....well...better somehow?! xx
    Love Aydens blog :)x

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  14. Thank you for the comment! You have literally made my day :) I did have another blog before I made this one which I had for about 2 or 3 weeks and it didn't really have any direction and only a few followers. So I put loads of effort into designing my new blog with a focus just on style and I've really enjoyed doing it. I'm so glad people like you like what I do. Thank youuu! x

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  15. Being a nosey person I really enjoyed this post! ;)

    You and Ayden always send the cutest things to each other in the post! Those little nail files are so cute too.

    I'm SO intrigued by those french toast cupcakes. I absolutely love french toast but the thought of them as cupcakes is rather strange... It's a bit like those bacon cupcakes that everyone was making for a while! Think I'll give them a try though... maybe! :p

    xx

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  16. I love this post, the secret nosey person that I am loves seeing things like this :P You got such a lovely little package in the post! And your cupcakes look yummy! I also love your seaside theme bedroom, the floorboards look fab!!

    L x

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  17. Aww, all your little packages look beautiful! I am not surprised you did a little dance when you got them :D
    Beautiful images as always lovely one x

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  18. beautiful post! i love what's in your oven especially ;)

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  19. Cupcakes! They look yummy :)

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