For a moving in present for my boyfriend I created this edible goodie filled treat!
I purchased a beautiful recycled chemist style glass jar from Ark in Cambridge(http://www.arkcambridge.co.uk/). I then filled it with all his favourite treats. It’s quite a large jar so this was quite an operation, I also got a lot of weird looks from the person on the till when purchasing this volume of sweets! 🙂
To finish the look of the present I wrapped a length of yellow ribbon around the neck of the jar and added an old fashion brown parcel tag. I then wrote Eat Me on the outside of the tag for a Alice in Wonderland feel.
Old jars of all sizes are so versatile and can be filled with almost anything and decorated for a personal individual gift!
Baking and beauty! Two of my favourite things in the world!
I have recently gone a bit baking mad, trying out new cookies and breads. I tried out the Chocolate toffee melt cookies from the book Biscuit by Miranda Gore Brown! Not only was it a very easy and fun recipe they tasted delish too! Her book is available to buy on Amazon! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Biscuit-Miranda-Gore-Browne/dp/009194502X
I also followed a basic white loaf recipe from a River Cottage show all about bread! I thought it turned out rather well for my first ever loaf! 🙂
In other news I have recently been trying out beauty boxes! What are these I here you say? Well they are companies who provide a monthly box of beauty goodies to your door! I tried out two companies boxes: GlossyBox and She Said Beauty!
The box I was most happy with was the She Said Beauty box which landed on my desk at work in lovely pink packaging! The packaging inside was also rather lovely! A blue box and everything wrapped in pink tissue and ribbons!
Inside was a Collection 2000 primer and a Collection 2000 make up fix spray along with a couple of cleansers, a face mask and rather randomly some crisps! I have so far tried the DHC deep cleansing oil which is an amazing product because it melts away every trace of makeup and dirt whilst moisturising your face but it completely rinses away with warm water leaving your face clear and non greasy! Excellent!
I will definitely be continuing my She Said Beauty subscription in the future! Get yours here for only £9.00 a month : https://www.shesaidbeauty.com/beauty-box