EVERYDAY DECEMBER MAKEUP | BLOGMAS

Hows your December going guys?

I don’t know what it is about the festive period but I really tone down the colours I use on my eyes and go for glittery golds and bust out my brightest red lip haha!
On that note, I think I’ve found the perfect shimmery eye crayon for the season, I’ve received quite a few compliments when I’ve been wearing it đŸ™‚ I wish the pictures did the shimmery-ness better justice.

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PRODUCTS USED

Foundation – Bourjois Healthy Mix in Light Vanilla
Concealer – Collection Lasting Perfection in Fair
Contour & Highlight – From Charlotte Tilbury Instant Glow Palette
Eyeshadow – C.Y.O cosmetics Metallic Eye Stick in Small Minds
Eyeliner – Maybelline Hyper Precise Liquid Liner
Mascara – Soap and Glory Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara in Super Jet Black
Lipstick – L’Oreal Color Riche in Red Passion

 

Whats your go-to December makeup look?

MINI CRUMBLE MINCE PIES | BLOGMAS

What is Christmas without a good old mince pie or two?

If I’m honest I was never really a fan of mince pies when I was younger, they have a very particular taste – you either love it or hate it!
However, one year I was feeling very christmassy and was really into my baking and decided to give making my own a go. Since then, I’ve been a fan and do enjoy scoffing my face with a home made batch, there much nicer warm too đŸ™‚

I find its great to have those quick and easy recipes on hand so you don’t have to spend to much time faffing in the kitchen but it ensures you can add your home made touches. So here I’m sharing with you my very easy, minimal effort mini mince pie recipe.
I’ll warn you now, I don’t measure any ingredients, or have any proper baking equipment (so this post might be pretty pointless) but I’m very much a wing-it kind of baker and use random tools I find around the kitchen haha

How do you make your Mince Pies? I like mine with a crumble topping…

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YOU WILL NEED for mince pies, makes 12
– Shortcrust Pastry, readymade or make
your own if you can đŸ™‚
– Mincemeat mixture,
I like a brand call Robertson’s
YOU WILL NEED for crumble topping
– 4 heaped tablespoons of plain flour
– 2 heaped tablespoons of
golden caster sugar
– 2 heaped tablespoons of
room temperature butter
Cooking Equipment
– Muffin Tin
-Mixing Bowl
– A Wine Glass (if you don’t have a cookie cutter haha as this is the perfect size)
– Paper cake cases ( if you don’t have time to oil up your muffin tin beforehand)

STEPS TO FOLLOW
1. Preheat your oven to 180degrees
2. Unroll your pastry onto your work space and leave it to air for 10minutes
3. Get your circle cutter, or a regular wine glass end in my case (HAHA), cut out your circle shaped cases and place into your baking tin/cupcake cases
4. Pop a tablespoon of your mincemeat mixture into each case
5. Place in the oven to warm whilst you make your crumble topping

6. Add Flour, Caster Sugar and Butter into a mixing bowl
7. Mix together (usually best using your hands) until you get a breadcrumb-like consistency. This is a good step to get your kiddies involved if you want too
8. Take your mince pies out the oven and add your crumble topping
9. Bake for a further 20-30minutes or until your crumble is golden and leave to cool.
10. If your wanting to make them a little more special try sprinkling edible golden stars on the top or any other edible christmassy cake decorations you fancy.

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Don’t worry if they look a little messy, that’s what home made is alllllll about!
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I’ll probably make another 1 or 2 batches of these before Christmas day! Especially on Christmas Eve ready for my little boy to leave out for Santa of course!

Happy Eating đŸ™‚