Ashamedly, it’s been far too long since my last Beauty On Trial. Nearly a whole year in fact. Oops. Being perfectly honest, I simply haven’t had a need to buy any new skincare or beauty but a few weeks ago I had a craving for some new bits and this post is pretty much the result of that! For those who don’t know, Beauty on Trial is a series where I give you the low down on beauty and skincare products I’ve managed to get my mitts on! I always allow 3-4 weeks for testing, simply for fairness and so the product has the chance to do its thang. They aren’t always new products but rather new to me. So here’s what I’ve been trying out lately…
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Emily x

I love baking all year round but there is something even nicer about doing it during the festive season. Everything just feels so much cosier and exciting plus there are lots of family occasions that can require baked goods. Last week, I needed something to take to my best friends Christmas housewarming and decided to bake something that included Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Not only do they sing Christmas for me (despite being available all year round…), my best friend adores them. I’ve made a Chocolate Orange cheesecake before but I wanted something our friends could easily grab in between catching up with each other so settled on cookies.

This easy recipe produces soft, squidgy cookies with literally the perfect amount of chocolate and orange. As with most of my recipes, these are quick to make and I can promise you they won’t last long so make plenty!

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Emily x

It’s coming to that time of year.

“What do you want for Christmas?”
“Er dunno. What about you?”
“I’m not sure…”

Choosing what you want for Christmas used to be so much easier as a child. I used to love flipping through the Argos catalogue with my sister; drawing big circles around the toys we wanted. But now, as an adult, there’s not too much I’m in need of. Money is great, of course, but I always find I very rarely actually spend it on anything decent. Instead, it ends up being spent on stuff like petrol or coffee.
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Emily x