Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Topshop False Lash Mascara - THE mascara?

Finding the perfect mascara can be a massive challenge and we've all been there. Before stumbling across this beauty, I was using the No7 Exception Definition Mascara which was good, but didn't provide a great deal of volume, so when I heard Lily Pebbles raving about the Topshop False Lash, I had to give it a go to see if it really did live up to its name - and at £10 (£9 with student discount) I couldn't turn it down!!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Cinnamon Swirl Rolls || Recipe/Review

I am a huge fan when it comes to cinnamon swirls (or any cake/pastry cinnamon delight for that matter) and thought it was about time I gave making them a go. After scouring the internet for a non-complicated delicious looking recipe, I came across the 'Easy Cinnamon Rolls (from scratch)' from Sally's Baking Addiction. Sally has hundreds of tasty looking recipes on her site and so many good reviews so I knew that this was going to be the recipe I chose. 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Tuesday's Top Picks // #1

I thought it was about time that I did a little feature on my blog, and after much consideration (nothing goes with 'Tuesday'!?) I have come up with 'Tuesday's Picks' - original I know! This is just going to be a little fort nightly accumulation of all the things I've been loving over the past few week, and things I've come across and just have to share with you guys.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Review || Una Brennan Superfacialist Tea Flower Pure Purifying Clay Face Mask

Gosh, that title is a mouthful!! With that aside, when it comes face masks I am really reallly picky and so is my skin. Up until about 2 months ago, I always went for the standard superdrug own brand masks and never had a problem with them. When I opted for the mud mask in a tube option however, Ifound that the 'purifying clay mask' reacted quite badly with my skin. Picture this... my whole face bright red with a destinctive line tracing where the outline of the mask had been - attractive indeed. It also took over an hour for my face to return to it's normal colour. Naturally this made me weary of buying other mud masks as that was the first I had really tried one. However, when my friend told me about the Una Brennan range, I had to give the 'Superfacialist Tea Flower Pure Purifying Clay Mask' a go. 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

'Healthy' Oat, Cinnamon and Peanut Butter Bars

Hi everyone - I'm back with another tasty recipe which is almost completely guilt free!  After seeing Niomi Smart's Healthy Cake Pop tutorial on YouTube using 'Agave Nectar', I had to give a recipe containing it a go. Agave Nectar is a naturally occurring organic sweetener which is low in Gl and is said to be a healthier substitute for sugar. It is also gluten and wheat free which makes it suitable for vegans and vegetarians. It has the consistency of honey but it much much sweeter which essentially means that you need less of it. It's a new find for me, so I can't wait to use it in baking other treats to see what results they produce. Now with this recipe, it was a bit of a trial and error. The original recipe comes from 'AverieCooks',  but I found that I needed to change quite a lot in order to give the based the right consistency. As you can see from the photos, I haven't completely mastered it as it's a little crumbly (too many oats) but I will give you the reduced oat/adapted version down below. 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

March Favourites

Hi everyone! It's the beginning of April which means it's time for my favourites of the month - only a week late but hey, better late than never right..? My life has been quite hectic for the last couple of weeks and the changing of the month almost completely past me by. I just cannot believe it's nearly the second week of April already! Last month I discovered a few new products which I've completely fallen in love with and others which have resurfaced from my unorganised makeup stash (I cannot wait to order some Muji Acrylic draws). This post will be a mixture of favourites from beauty to TV, Food/drink to hair - so lets get started!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Liebster Award

I recently got nominated for a Liebster Award by Jenn from 'hello-dreamer' AND Rosemary from 'rosemaryofelephants' - Thank you guys!! I'm pretty new to this but after reading on other people's blogs, I found that the 'Liebster Award' is a recognition award from blogger to blogger, with less than 200 followers. It's such a lovely idea and I'm so grateful that these two people have nominated me and have taken the time to read and hopefully enjoy my blog!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Luck And Superstition


Hi everyone! I can't believe that another week has gone by I'm back again for another wonder post - the name is incred I know (last weeks here)! Is it just me or is each week going by faster and faster?  My life feels as though its flashing before me eyes at the moment and my exams are going to be here in no time at all - scary!  As you can probably guess from the picture above, this weeks post is going to be on the topic of 'luck'.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Blog Name Change

Hi everyone! Sadly it came to my attention that there is already someone with the name 'Makeup and Macaroons' for their blog and now I feel so stupid for not checking to see if someone already had the same name. It took a while but I've finally come up with another name which I like and feel doesn't wander to far away from my old one which was 'Makeup and Macaroons. The new one however is - 'Makeup and Meringues'. 

I hope you guys still like it and will follow me over there as I've lost all my followers by changing. Thank you to all the people who already follow me - I really appreciate it - and I hope you can join me on my next blog. I will still be writing the same sort of posts - beauty, baking and lifestyle - I'll just have a different name!

You can follow me on bloglovin here and thank you!

Harriet xo