Monday, 23 June 2014

Baker Days Letterbox Cake

Recently I was contacted by the lovely people at Baker Days; a company which specialise in personalised cakes by post! They asked me if I would like to review one of their letterbox cakes, a 5'' cake designed to be posted right through your letterbox! Of course, I said I would love to!

A few days later, I found a little white box on my doormat, and inside was a lovely round tin containing my little edible delight. Also in the box was a card, two candles, three balloons, and a party blower!

The cake itself was a cute miniature birthday-style cake, covered with icing. I sent my blog banner to be put on the cake, and they also included a lovely background design which was a lovely touch. I didn't specify which cake flavour I wanted but I got a lovely surprise when I cut into it and discovered that it was chocolate! Other flavours that they do are vanilla sponge and fruit sponge and they also do gluten free and dairy free too. You can choose from lots of designs and you can personalise them and even add photos to some of them.

Personalised Cake

The chocolate sponge itself was very moist and really yummy! I'm not sure how I controlled myself enough not to eat it all at once! The icing was tasty too, and was quite thick. All together it was very delicious!

Personalised Cake

Letterbox cakes start at £14.99 and can be personalised which makes them great as a gift for someone's birthday and they have a great range of birthday cakes to personalise. They also cater for other occasions too! And because they can be posted through the letterbox, it really can be a surprise as no one needs to be in to collect it when the postman comes. I know I would be super happy to receive one as a present!

Baker Days also make larger cakes, and also cupcakes so they really do have something for everyone.

I'd love to know if you have tried one of these cakes and also what you think of the whole idea!

Now, where's my next slice of cake?

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

How To: Coral Lips

Hello my lovelies I hope you're all having a lovely week so far. Last night I Instagramed a picture of my current favourite lipstick and I wanted to do a post about it!

Coral lips aren't necessarily the easiest to pull off, and I'm not saying I do it perfectly, but I thought I'd show you how I like to do it anyway! 

I like to keep my eyes fairly neutral so I used some pink-y shades from my MUA Undressed palette which I've actually been using a lot recently. 

I applied some black pencil liner to the outer half of my eyelid and smudged it with a bit of black eyeshadow. 

I then used Benefit They're Real mascara.

I finished it all off with the amazing lipstick from Maxfactor in the shade Bewitching Coral. It is definitely my favourite at the moment and and has one of the nicest formulas I've ever used. It is such a lovely colour too, though might not be for everyone as it is quite bright. 

Maxfactor do some other really gorgeous shades in the same range, and you can pick them up from Boots (link) for only £7.99, which is amazing for such a high quality lipstick! 

I'd love to hear what you think of this colour and if you've got a favourite lipstick too!