I've been a bit out of the loop for the past few days because I've had the most wretched cold-type illness. I've got some fun posts coming up but sadly I haven't been able to do proper swatches of things yet because my skin has taken it's dryness to a whole new level so do bare with me! I haven't dropped off the blogosphere just yet. I thought I'd take this opportunity to share a couple of fun, personal things from the last week or so:
Introducing the amazingly glorious oreo cupcakes that I made for my flatmates 23rd Birthday. I used the recipe that Alessandra guest posted on my blog in January (here) and they went down an absolute storm! (Despite my questionable icing.) They tasted absolutely beautiful so thank you for the recipe Alessandra!
I also had a shopping miracle and came across this total bargain:
Super gorgeous satchel which I got for an amazing £10! I was shocked at how cheap it was. I love the little clasp, it looks like an old tap. I think this is going to be perfect for my University interview at Westminster (wish me luck!) as it strikes just the right note of professional and stylish. It's from a brand called LYDC and I picked it up at a local shop that's been here for over 100 years. I'm pretty sure it isn't leather, I'd be shocked if it is for the price, but it definitely looks more expensive than it is. I've been looking for a satchel for ages and they don't come cheap, so I'm incredibly happy with this find.
And I've finally got my order in for the Real Techniques brush sets!
iHerb.com is an American site that ships to the UK and the brushes are so much cheaper there, $17.99 is £11.98 which is just amazing. You're saving £20 if you buy the core collection and eye set which is what I've done. I also picked up a Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush so I'm looking forward to trying that! There's an offer on at the moment where you can get $10 off when you spend $40 (which isn't difficult) so get on it! It's only $4 for non-tracked delivery so I'm not too fussed about the wait; the saving makes it worth it!
So that's my little lifestyle update for this week, what have you been up to?