Butterbeer Recipe

Butterbeer Recipe

Hi lovelies, and welcome back to my blog! In the middle of autumn I decided I wanted to get into the Harry Potter spirit and make some Butterbeer. This recipe was heavily inspired by The Roaming Kitchen, and turned out pretty great. I think the only problem I had with this recipe was that it was very sweet, and you definitely only want to have a small mug of this at any one time. I tried to combine what would be “two” cups from this recipe, and it was very sickly towards the end. However, it was amazing!

I’ve been planning on writing this up for awhile now, but other opportunities came up and this post took a back seat. So, I thought, why not wait until December? Maybe it’s just me, but I love watching Harry Potter around Christmas. Especially the first two movies – I think it’s partly the nostalgia and warmth the earlier movies give, and partly just the magical Christmas scenes in the Great Hall. I’d happily make Butterbeer any time for the year, but I think autumn and winter are the better months to cuddle up with this drink.

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Christmas Gift Guide for Her

Christmas Gift Guide for Her

Hi lovelies, and welcome back! Before I start, I just want to say that although this is a Christmas gift guide for her, these are just the presents I have bought for the girls/women in my life. I do appreciate that many, if not all, of these presents can be bought for people of any gender. My gift guide for him will be similar in that you may find something for anybody on there. That one will be up next, so come back tomorrow for more gift ideas!

I started buying my Christmas presents a couple of months ago, so I could get on top of everything before my exams hit. Because of that, I’ve been in the Christmas spirit for ages. I’m so excited to finally be able to show you what I’ve got my loved ones this year, and share this Christmas spirit with you!

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Harry Potter and the Cocktail Bar | Pop-Up Geeks

Harry Potter and the Cocktail Bar | Pop-Up Geeks

This last week I went to a themed cocktail bar in Edinburgh, run by the Pop-Up Geeks. Every couple of months they change the theme of the bar, and this time round it was a Harry Potter cocktail bar!

I took so many photos (and had quite a few cocktails) but it was very dark, and I was using my phone rather than my camera, so you’ll have to excuse the quality.┬áThe cocktails we’re delicious, and they had so many different flavours and drinks to offer, and at points they would play songs from the soundtrack, which just added to the amazing experience.

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First off, as you walk in, the bar is decorated with letters hanging from the ceiling and framed declarations (like Umbridge’s) on the walls. The space itself is very small, but cosy.

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Harry Potter-Inspired Eyeshadow Palette | Review

Harry Potter-Inspired Eyeshadow Palette | Review

Hello lovelies, and welcome to my Harry Potter make-up review! (Harry Potter make-up??? I know, right!)

I’m a bit late to the Wizardry and Witchcraft Palette train, but I finally got my hands on this beauty and (as an embarrassingly huge Harry Potter fan) I’m so excited!

For those who might not know, this palette is by Storybook Cosmetics, a wonderful company that makes beautiful, cruelty-free fiction-inspired make up and tools – you can get matching wand shaped make up brushes SWEET LORD.

This particular eyeshadow palette, as you can probably tell from the title, is inspired by Harry Potter! The colours are magical, as are the names (Bewitched, Merlin, Potions, etc). I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to get my hands on a make up product before.

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