Saturday, 31 May 2014

Cake Galore


The cutest little bakery - turned café, on Ecclesall road in Sheffield. 

Upon visiting their smaller store a few years ago, I couldn't resist buying cupcakes if I saw their stand in Meadowhall. Their cakes are delicious. However, you definitely have to have a sweet tooth in order to eat a whole cupcake.

Today, I had the pleasure of visiting their newer and expanded café. 

In-store, my friend and I decided to have some lunch. I had seen their menu online before and the 'posh pot noodle' stood out to me, so without hesitation I ordered my pot noodle - which consisted of a lot of green stuff, many different tasty sensations and a whole lot of noodles. My friend, on the other hand, decided on a chicken caeser salad. From what I could see, it looked super tasty - arriving with chicken (obviously), crispy bacon, anchovies, humungous crotons and many leaves. I've got to say, both meals were lovely. I enjoyed my pot noodle and my friend certainly loved her salad.

As you may be able to tell, this picture was taken by my
friend - hence why her meal is the main picture!

But, the most exhilarating part of our visit was the moment we were most looking forward to - cupcake time!! After careful consideration I chose a 'Peppermint and White Chocolate' cupcake, while my friend ordered a 'Honeycomb' cupcake.

And these two are taken from different perspectives.
Honeycomb on the left and peppermint and white chocolate on the right!

The satisfaction of eating our delicious cupcakes later lead us to buy four more to take home! 
In my pack:

Top Left: Red Velvet
Top Right: Chocolate Truffle
Bottom Left: Banana and Sticky Toffee
Bottom Right: Raspberry and Lemon

One of them is for my mum and the others are mine! But if I'm being honest, I don't think I'll be able to finish the rest of them by myself!
As delicious and scrumptious as they may be, one is definitely enough for you!
In my friends pack:

Top Left: Banana and Sticky Toffee
Top Right: Spicy Carrot and Orange
Bottom Left: Raspberry and Lemon
Bottom Right: Chocolate Truffle
Out of these, I think only one is for herself, the others are for her family. That makes me sound really greedy, but I promise you, I will share mine!
Our lunch destination was a great choice. The food was scrumptious, the cupcakes were even more amazing and the service was spot on. I couldn't of asked for a more lovely time. We felt welcome from the moment we stepped into the store and I would definitely return.
If you ever find yourself on Ecclesall road, make sure you head to Fanice - even if just to taste their delicious cupcakes!
If you can't make it to the actual store, I think they deliver their cupcakes locally and around the country - but don't hold me to that! (For more accurate information, if you don't live in Sheffield, check their website- linked below) 
Also, if you'd like to find them, check out their services or just want to have a look at their website, click here. Or if you'd like to order cupcakes online, click here.

Wedding Roses!

I have a slight love for weddings.

After watching programmes such as Four Weddings and Don't Tell The Bride, I can't help but love everything about them. It's such a special day for the bride, groom and their families and it's wonderful to watch everyone enjoying a very anticipated day in a persons life.

I love seeing different ideas blossom into something special.
I love seeing the different sceneries and settings in which the weddings are held.
I love seeing what kind of wedding dress the bride picks out.
I love seeing the theme and colour schemes pan out into a beautiful wedding day.
I love seeing the cute personal touches the bride and groom add to their wedding.
I love seeing all of these things.
But most importantly, I love collecting ideas for the future!
My pictures this week aren't specifically wedding roses, however they are flowers that, personally, I would love at my wedding!

I think these white roses are absolutely stunning and I definitely want my bouquet to be full of these.
These red roses are just as beautiful. 
After thinking about it, a bouquet of white roses with a few red roses sounds very appealing to me!
I don't know whether it's just me who thinks about my future wedding day, but I find its something that I love to do.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

FAVOURITES: Nail Polishes

The title says it all really.

Here are a few of my favourite nail polishes...

Rimmel London's Metal Rush
in 60 - Royal Blue

I find that this colour is light but adds nice finishing touch to your outfit. It's not too bright, or too dark, it's just perfect. As a light colour, I find that this is essential in the summer time!

Rimmel London's Lycra PRO
in 440 - Orange Bliss

Orange isn't usually my colour. However after receiving this, either as a gift or in a pack, I grew to love the colour. It gives you a real spring/summer feel and it brightens up my mood when I'm wearing it.

Rimmel London's Salon PRO
in 393 - Desire

Dark reds and purples are colours you can never lose with. They're great if you're wanting them to stand out, but you don't want to go completely black. Or they're a fantastic way to match a dark outfit with your accessories.
Honestly, I love these kind of colours - they're my all time favourite.

Rimmel London's dry in 60 seconds
in 825 - Sky High

Like the Orange, this is an unusual colour for me. I tend to go more dark, however I do find this colour refreshing. I like to mix it up and little, and this colour is perfect for a lovely summery day.

Rimmel London's Precious Stones
in 001 - Diamond Dust

This diamond dust in a pain in the ass to get off, but it looks gorgeous on so it's all worth it in the end.
Add a little bit of sparkle to your base colour and you can't go wrong! 

Sally Hansen - No Chip Top Coat
Finally, this top coat is my saviour. If you're like me and you're out and about a lot, often knocking your hands, leading to chipped nail varnish - add a top coat once you've finished painting your nails, you're guaranteed to have perfectly colour nails for twice as long as normal. It's definitely worth paying a little extra for a top coat as it is the most important part!

I could add so many more colours, brands and styles to this list but then it would go on forever. As you can probably tell, I love Rimmel London nail polishes. They've never done me wrong! They produce lovely colours and a wide variety at that, so there's something for everyone. If you apply it correctly, you're definitely going to get the most out of your nail polish.
Although most of my favourites consist of Rimmel London, and so you can probably tell that I recommend these; I also love (and recommend) Topshop, BarryM and No7 nail polish. Like most girls, growing up I have received many cheap or brandless nail polishes in packs and so I have found those brands that actually serve their purpose to the quality you'd expect! 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

FAVOURITES: Eye Shadow Palette

From the moment I was introduced to the NAKED palettes, produced by Urban Decay, I wanted one.
In Urban Decay's NAKED range, there are three palettes to choose from, each of them with a different slightly colour scheme in which you can match to your personal preference. 
I was actually introduced to these palettes through watching a few beauty-vloggers on Youtube. SprinkleofGlitter was the first beauty-vlogger I saw that used this palette and I instantly wanted to know more. She was doing a haul (I think) and this was one of her items. After that, every time I saw this product in Debenhams when I wondered past I prayed that they would have a sale at some point so I could finally afford to buy one. Unfortunately, that never happened. I was never given the opportunity to buy a palette at a discounted price. 
However, I was lucky enough to visit New York in February. As I had been saving up for a long time for this trip, I took this chance to finally buy something I'd been waiting so long for; NAKED 2 by Urban Decay.

RRP: £37.00 from Debenhams (UK)
Also, included in this pack, Urban Decay offer a selection of free samples of their 'Eyeshadow Primer Potion'


On the back of the product, Urban Decay have showcased the four colour of primer's included inside so you can see clearly what you're buying before you purchase it. I'm not sure whether Urban Decay have added a sample of primer's into all of the NAKED palettes, however obviously they have for NAKED 2.

Although I have only used my palette a few times - I can't bring myself to ruin the beauty of the range - I would recommend this product to anyone. From what I have used, it is fabulous. The coverage is spectacular, it blends so smoothly and it stays on perfectly throughout the day or night. 
NAKED 2 is definitely, 100%, worth the money. It's honestly one of the best eye shadow palettes I have found as I've used many over the years! 

This is one of my all time favourite products that I've ever owned.

There's no denying beauty is a girl's best friend!


Currently, I am learning how to drive. It's both exciting and scary at the same time! It's terrifying how easily a minor thing, could become a huge thing with one tiny mistake. 

And yes, I am that slow learner driver that stalls at random junctions and everybody hates because 'you get in the way'! When I say the word 'slow', I mean slow because I am obliged to stick to the limit, even in 20 zones where you're slugging along - it honestly feels like you're about to come to a stop at any minute.

Being a naive child, I thought driving would be a breeze. I expected to get in the car and have learnt how to drive perfectly (okay, maybe not perfectly, nobody's perfect) in a couple of months.

But nope, almost five months in and I'm still on the road to getting there.

Everybody's pattern of learning is different; some learn quickly, some don't. Some are naturals (at driving), some aren't. I learnt very quickly that I am not a natural and I sure as hell do not learn quickly. But it's all about repitition and practise, like anything really!

So, for me, I found the first couple of months quite tricky. It was hard to grasp the concept of moving your feet and your hands while concentrating on the road and your surroundings all at the same time. I mean, I can multitask, but this is a whole new level of multitasking! 

There are weeks where I just want to give up, weeks where multiple things go wrong in one lesson and so you start to accept the fact that you'll never be able to drive and there's no point in continuing. However, I feel quite confident at the moment and I know that it just takes practise. There's no point in giving up when you've already come so far!

So, hopefully, I'll be on the roads in no time! 

Cuteness Overload

Cat lover or dog lover? 
You're either one or the other.
That's just how it works.

For me, I'm a cat lover. 

Since being born, I have always had a cat (bar a couple of years). 

Out of all of my family, everyone has a cat, except the family that don't have any pets so that's not everybody then! Haha.  
I don't know why, but cats just seem to be apart of our lives, whereas dogs have never really have been. 
I have many friends with dogs, they're cute and so fun to play with but I've never been too fussed about actually having a dog myself.

My favourite kind of cats are black cats. Some people associate them with witches, however they are completely adorable. They're so cute and most are super playful. Out of the three cats I've ever had, they've all been black.

You may be wondering if there's a reason for me blabbing on about cats, well here's why...

This cat is adorable.

This kitten is just the cutest little thing.

And this kitten is even more adorable.
I love the artsy scene in this picture too.

They're just so cute.
None of these cats are mine, however I stumbled across these pictures on We Heart It and I had to keep them!
Like I said before, I was going to pick out a picture (or three) to show you weekly. As last week didn't quite go to plan, due to last minute revision, I never got to post any pictures, but I am now!

If you don't think these pictures are cute, I think you're crazy. 
(You're not really!)

Thursday, 22 May 2014


I want to introduce you to a site called bloglovin'
Now, if you are a keen reader of blogs, you may already have a bloglovin' account, or you may have just heard about it.
Well, if you do or don't know what it is, I'm going to fill you in right now.
Bloglovin' is a free website in which you sign up and you create a profile for yourself where you can follow all of your favourite blogs and like their posts. You're personal profile will show your name, display picture and a little bio at the top (if you write one) and then it showcases all of the blog posts you've liked and there is a section that shows all of the blogs you follow. Of course, this doesn't have to be public, however you are not using any personal information like you may do on Facebook and so this is completely safe.
On your profile there is an option to add a blog if you are a blogger. In this, you set up a profile for your blog where readers can follow you and like your posts, also you are able to see who reads your blog by viewing your followers and see if people are enjoying it. Personally, I think this is a great idea and so I have set up an account for myself and my blog. I am new to bloglovin' myself so I'm currently figuring out how to work everything, much like I am on this blog.
Feel free to follow me if you would like, my links are here:
My personal profile;
My blog's profile;
It'd be lovely to know if anybody is enjoying my blog. If you are, and you want a bloglovin' account, make sure to set one up and follow me!

(Also, I have a link at the side of my blog saying 'Follow me on bloglovin' which is a direct link to my page!)



For some absurd reason, I did decide to start this blog right before my exams began and, being not that well prepared, I haven't had time to post much. Hence why my actual blog has very few posts. Physically posting my first ever post on this blog took me a while, therefore my timing was a bit messed up. Obviously it's not quite to the standard I'd like yet, but I've only been using it for a couple of weeks so I'm fine with that.

Although I know this blog is not viewed by many people, I just wanted to apologise!

In a couple of weeks I will have finished my exams and so I can focus some more time on this blog and creating posts, rather than wasting my time doing nothing in order to procrastinate. I really should try to attempt something productive while procrastination, seen as I tend you procrastinate a lot, but I'm not that creative!

So yeah, I'm sorry for a lack of posts but I hope to work on this blog very soon and hopefully get the chance to jazz it up a little :)

Friday, 9 May 2014


As a dessert lover, I found myself drawn to Flurt last weekend- a frozen yoghurt shop in Sheffield's town centre.

In Sheffield, live snooker was being held right in the centre of town so market stalls were set up to provide a large selection of foods - there were all sorts of delicacies; from Indian to Chinese, to Mexican and Spanish etc. Promoters lined the streets, advertising different things; shops, food, clubs. Whilst wondering around, my friend and I overheard a woman promoting Flurt, a frozen yoghurt shop that my friend had actually heard about beforehand, so we decided to check it out.

This fro-yo was a perfect dessert for the occasion as it was quite a warm day (for England!) and me, being me, decided to leave the house in jeans. The actual dessert was so cool and delicious. I definitely recommend you try it, if you haven't already!

There were a variety of flavours and toppings to choose from and so, after careful consideration, I chose raspberry frozen yoghurt with oreo bits. At the time, I couldn't of picked a better option. It was a yummy and refreshing snack, which filled a hole nicely.
My friend, on the other hand, decided on a healthier option; natural frozen yoghurt with bits of strawberry on top. 
Now, I can't speak for her, but I'm pretty sure she loved it just as much as I did. They were super tasty.

Frozen yoghurt is a fat free alternative to ice-cream - if you're currently dieting or if you simply dislike ice-cream you may find you love this!
If you want to check out the Flurt website, click here.
I think they're only based in Sheffield at the moment, however I'm sure there will be frozen yoghurt shops where ever you are (I know that Nando's do frozen yoghurt as a dessert, but I don't think you can get any toppings!)

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Pretty Picture

This picture is beautiful, the scenery is stunning and the pink flowers give this picture a real spring feel - perfect for this time of year.

I love pictures like this - it's sheer beauty is fascinating.

Photography is such an interesting topic and I really wish I had to motivation to take creative photos like this one. There are always things to snap up, but carrying around a camera all day and taking the time to perfect a shot is not something that appeals to me. I can be quite impatient at times and I don't do well with people watching me. Although I do own a pretty decent camera, it barely leaves my room as I'm so bad with things like that. I respect all photographers - that's their hobby and their passion. But, for me, I like to live in the moment. I much prefer to enjoy my experiences as they happen and remember the good times.
But, don't get me wrong, if I have my camera at hand I won't shy away from taking any pictures.

I found this particular picture online, on a website called We Heart It. On this website you can create an account and 'heart' pictures. You can create sets and add pictures to your sets. I find this website pretty cool. Some of the pictures posted are beautiful and imaginative. As well as hearting pictures, you can also share pictures yourself.

I might start picking a picture, to post every week, that has stood out to me throughout that week - whether it's one I've personally taken, one somebody has sent me or one I've seen whilst online.

Awkward Introductions


Introductions are something I've never really been good at, I don't really know what to say and so it becomes awkward very quickly.

So, anyway, I have been debating the idea of starting a blog for a while now, previously I began one with an introductory post but decided to delete it and I've not been back since - until now that is. I think blogging is such a great way to do something you love; writing and expressing your interests in a modern way. A blog is a way to showcase yourself and your hobbies. Personally, I have many interests and so hopefully I can turn this blog into something half decent.

A quick overview of how I hope to maintain this blog:
Regular updates consisting of posts on beauty, fashion, music, my hobbies, day to day stuff etc. If something I do during the day is particularly interesting or exciting I will probably share it but my normal day to day life isn't all that exciting and so my posts may end up being written on more generalised topics.

~ TashhhEmily ~