Monday, 8 September 2014

Color Elixir By Maybeline Review

Hey Guys !

Today I am going to review 3 gorgeous lip products, the Color Elixir by Maybeline. I just fell in love with those lipgloss - lipstick. They are truly a great discovery and also budget friendly. I am going to swatch it for you and give you as many details as I can.

So the 3 colors I have are Celestial Coral, Raspberry Rhapsody and Fuchsia Flouris. Those are for me the 3 top one, even though I would like to get my paws on several more colors. But as it is really ridiculous to own so many colors of the same products (or not, it is just a matter of perspective to be fair) I had to choose and be a good girl.

Those lip products are hard to categorize, it's a not a lipstick, not a lipgloss, not balm. It's all combine together with such a great pigmentation and lasting effect. A huge amount of blogger/ youtuber agreed on the fact that they don't last but I don't agree. The shine effect will go of course but the color will stay so your lips will keep the pigmentation of the colors for hours, it looks so natural and juicy. A real pleasure to wear.

The Angora brush is such a luxury, the application is fast and easy. In less than 5 seconds your gloss is on, you don't even need a mirror at some point. Such a great quality product! Those babies also come in 20 different shades, such a nightmare for me, I want them all!

Celestial Coral

Such a great pinky - peach coral. Very bright and pigmented, this is the perfect color to wear with everything on every occasion. Honestly, how can you ever go wrong with a peachy color ?

This one is not the brightness of the collection, but it is not sparkly, it's a color block and can be worn with a more matt lipstick underneath is you want a more dramatic effect. But personally I wear it on it's own.

Fuschia Flouris

Such a great Bright pink color. It's not too fuchsia, not too pink as well. It is just enough to wear it on a daily basis. Such a nice shade. It is also a great color to wear now if you want to make summer last a little bit longer.

I would wear it more during the day rather than on a evening out but why not, I guess it depend on your outfit and make up. Also it is a very great color on it's own but you can add underneath a bright fuchsia lipstick if you want more pop on your lips!

Raspberry Rhapsody

Such a great name for my favorite of the collection. I have been wearing that color everyday since I got it. It is insane, I swear I will have to by another one at some point. I don't know but the color is so unusual for a lipgloss and for me, I never ever wear bright color like that but I don't know I guess I am in the mood for some changes.

Again that color is gorgeous on it's own, no need to add anything else in my opinion.

Price and offers 

In the Uk in terms of deals at the moment you can find them in boots on an offer 3 for 2 (so basically you get one free). Then superdrug as well got the same deal + another one which is 2 for £10. A bargain in my opinion, the product on it's own cost everywhere £6.99, what more can you ask ? Nothing more I think.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Summer Look Book outtakes

So this morning I have posted on my youtube Channel a Video of my Summer look book, I know t's pretty late, summer is almost gone but I thought it would be a good way to celebrate the end of summer by sharing with you guys all the different looks I had the past few weeks. We had a great time shooting that videos, they are many more pictures and out takes and I really wanted to share those happy bubbly photos with you. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

July Favourites!

I am launching today my own channel, Yup guys "A Cupcake in London" is getting interactive so come and watch my July Favourites and make sure you give the video a thumbs up! Also if you are interested subscribe to my channel.

Have fun!

Friday, 18 July 2014

The TV Show Theory

Tell Me what you Watch, I tell you who you are

This past few years I realize that it's all about Tv Shows. Horror, fantasy, thriller, funny whatever you like is out there ready for you to be addicted to. I am from an old generation my little fellas. I used to watch Buffy (yup the vampire slayer), Charmed or Friends. I liked cool stuff even before it was cool like Star Trek, The X files or Code Quantum. But since the 90' Tv offered us so many more cool stuff, I've been addicted to a lot more things since then. I have watch Tv Show that didn't work at all like The secret circle, Alcatraz or Flash forward (but that can be a good subject for another blog post so let's talk about it later). So here is my top 6 Tv shows of all time, be prepared it's probably not what you are expecting (Yup, no Game of Throne, sorry). And you readers, what do you like?

That Tv show is a Gem. I just love Kevin Bacon to start with and watching him in a show it's quite weird because I am used to see him in movies but quite refreshing at the same time. I love that show, it's a thriller with a little bit of twisted horror. The plot is really great, actors are really good and every twists in the show are really awesome. Season 3 will begin next year I think, can't wait. I am not going to spoil or make any sum up of that show or any show, too easy. Go and google it.

Ahh Stephen King ! Hater are going to hate it. Critics are quite horrible with that show but I love it. I read years ago the book (in french) and my memories were quite far away (but my Mom spoiled everything by telling me the plot and the end on the phone, yeah my Mom is a nerd) so really good to discover the show. It's actually really different from the book, only the idea and some names are left in the scenario but it works for me. I got the book now in english to refresh my memories and I love it, there is nothing better than a Stephen King novel during summer. So season 2 is on going. Watch season 1 available from lovefilm amazon (for free on the trial version) if you want, for me it's a good show with great plots, season 2 got deeper in the plot so real things are happening. Good discovery, I read they have signed for 5 seasons of 12 episodes, horrray!!

The picture is actually from the next season, really interesting. Every season is different, alsmost same actors with new one and totally different story and characters. Love the concept, you are never bored! It's an horror tv show, so if you don't like blood and twisted mind just don't try. I love Jessica Lange, she is a marvelous talented actress, thanks that tv show, she is now back on screen. So you have 3 seasons to catch up. Let's start it now!

Ah True Blood. The last ever season is now on. I am so sad, it was my sweaty/sticky bloody tv show of summer. But I guess good things have to end one day. So exit cheesy twilight vampires and hello bloody (ah ah), sexy vampires. That is really unusual and the actors are fabulous, love everything even if it's again vampires and other weird creatures it work so well because it look so so real in a way. I will miss them but the show is coming to an end, Sookie Stackhouse I will miss you (even if you are a dumb blonde sometimes). 

Who doesn't like fairy tales ? Well if you are a true Disney & co fan, don't watch it because in a way that will spoil you everything in life. Love that show, even if all the fairy tales characters are linked together in a really weird way. Sometimes it's not what you are expected for exemple in season one an episode is all about the Mad hatter, clearly we don't care about Alice, let's hear the Mad hatter story. And you know what, that's what I like. It's different. Only thing that I don't like are the special effects, but I guess I am used to it right now and it doesn't even matter. So if you like Snow White, the Evil Queen, The little mermaid or even Peter pan. Get on and let's take a ride. Season 4 is expecting in september guys, so catch up quickly!

That's my funny moment. Love that show even if I hated it at first but I guess that only stupid people don't change their minds. I watch every single episodes and can't wait to have more of Sheldon's time. Since friends to be fare nothing was catching my laugh, since TBBT arrived in my life it's a different thing. The new season is coming up soon, it's been a while now so every fan is currently wondering if they are going to end it soon. Hope not but after 7 seasons, the show is getting tired so it's better sometimes to end it when everything is fine. Let's not get it lame please.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

It's all about Rainbows

When it's hot and Sunny let's bake a Rainbow

With that title like that I feel like I am in a "my little pony" or "Carebears" episode. But anyway, today was hot and sunshine was everywhere (well not all day I know it's still London but yeah let's be enthusiastic) so I thought why not baking cookies and a rainbow cake ? Not to mention that at work they are dying for some sugar these days so tomorrow a little bird told me that some people are going to be happy.

So I don't have any fancy recipe for a rainbow cake sorry, even if I am a pastry chef sometimes I do like "junk" cakes. Yes I have confessed. So my cake is from a betty crocker already made cake box and I am very proud of it, it's a super moist I just love the taste. It's a rainbow chips one, you can only find it in some shops around London because they are imported from the US, mine is from a Notting Hill Shop. If you want the address just email me.

But I do have a recipe for the sugar cookies. Really simple and tasty ! want it ? Ok just read the following recipe then. Any questions ? You know what to do, comment ;)

Make around 20 cookies // 20 mn prep // 7-9 mn cooking time

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for shaping the cookies
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla exctract

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the vanilla.
  3. With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated (the dough will be stiff). If in a hurry just pop the mixture 30mn in the freezer otherwise it's better to prepare the dough a day before to make it easier to shape cookies. 
  4. Heat oven to 180°. On a floured surface, prepare your cookies, use whatever cookie cutter you like or simply make little dough ball. Don't forget to put any sprinkles before as they will not stick after baking. On the baking tray make sure that they have plenty of room in between every cookie, no more than 8 cookies per baking tray.
  5. Pop the cookies in the oven for about 7-9 mn until the edges are golden. Don't let them cook more or your cookies will become really hard after cooling down.

My Sugar Cookies can be kept up to 1 week in an appropriate container. Make sure that you give your cookies plenty of time to cool down (around an hour) before decorate them.

Now enjoy the pictures!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

It's Party Time In Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston 180 Piccadilly New A/W collection Party Launch

First of all I am pretty Happy to say that as a member of the team it's a privileged to work for the flagship store. Cath Kidston is a really great company to work for and it's always a pleasure to cover myself (as a blogger) the events we have in store.

So last thursday our store launched the new autumn/winter collection. It was a blast ! We were really pleased to offer you guys some bubbly prosecco and limonade but also some meringues made by the meringue girls (all served by myself for the first hour). A lovely DJ was there to rock the party (@hayleyrogueromer on instagram) and of course from 6pm a really clever instagram workshop was organized by Miss Jazmine Rocks our Flagship event and marketing Queen. Everything was well presented and I really thing that the instagram workshop was a great way to introduce our lovely customers to our new collection.

I have taken pictures all over the shop, the new display is just awesome. The theme of this winter is clocks, newspaper prints, thiefs and bright flowers. The shop has been transformed in a huge press like theme, it's unbelievable. We can warmly congratulate our visual team, the spirit is there. My personal favorite are the clocks, I was wearing proudly my skater style clock dress that night, a pure jewel I love it and it suit me so well. Well done Cath Kidston for all the improvement on the shapes of the dresses!

The event to me and many customers was a success. I can read all over the web comments like "why you only do that in london" or "please come to my town and do the same". Ok I agree it's not fair but we are doing it because it is the flagship store and that's what a flagship store is meant to be : a window to the world. I think we nailed it! I am really proud to say it, so now go go go and visit the website to have a quick look at our new marvelous autumn/winter collection.

Credits :
Instagram : @cathkidston_ltd or @180piccadilly 
Lemonade : Fentinams
Meringues :
Jazmine Rocks :