Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Start a blog in 5 easy steps today

Beauty Blogger and Makeup Artist Wendy England of gives her 5 steps to starting your own blog.
Everyone has a blog now right? Blogs are a vital part of online social networking, showcasing our work, reviews, thoughts and hobbies to a wider audience. Blogging is an online Diary for the whole world to see, so you may not want to reconsider that post about your flatmate who dyed her hair pink by mistake and is now hiding under a scarf at work, she won't thank you for it. It is about expressing yourself but not to the point where people cringe when reading your posts. I have put together a few tips that may aid you in your start up...

Monday, 22 October 2012

Review: Avon Strictly Dancing Perfume

If your a fan of the sequins and glamour of Strictly you'll be more than happy to be switching off Xfactor and turning over to BBC ONE to watch Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday nights at 6:30pm. To coincide with the new series Strictly has collaborated with AVON to bring out two unique fragrances. The only perfumes to capture the essence of the show. As an Avon Sales Leader I was fortunate enough to be given both fragrances FREE by AVON when I visited their annual conference this August. The event was held at the Hilton Metropolis in Birmingham with guest singer and speaker Alesha Dixon.
This pale pink bottle is a beauty to look at which is apt considering it's name, Strictly Come Dancing Ballroom Beauty. The scent is described as ‘beautiful combination of luscious raspberry, feminine pink rose petals and sensual amber. I find this a sickly sweet smell and more tailored to the feminine woman for an everyday use.

Friday, 12 October 2012

First Blog Giveaway!

(NOW CLOSED) I have a lot of stuff lying around the house unused. So I thought how can I shift some of my stock without selling it? I know I'll do a fabulous GIVEAWAY.
My blog is in the progress of having a re-design. I'm bored of my layout so please bare with me while it changes. While your waiting for new blogs you can enter this giveaway below.
There are a few ways you can enter this giveaway.
1 Entry - Follow and comment
2 Entries - Tweet Blog and tag me #Wendy_England
3 Entries - Re-post my Blog on your Blog, don't forget to let me know

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Today's post will be about some yummy cupcakes I baked for our Breast Cancer Awareness event in Norwich, Norfolk. I was asked to help out on the cake stand as not many people had said they would be supplying cakes for the event.
So at 9:30pm last night, when I should have been doing my blog of the day, I had to bake 24 cupcakes! Below you can see the recipe which has given me many a perfect cupcake.

Basic Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
20 Mins Prep + 15-20 Mins cooking time
125g Unsalted Butter, softened
125g Castor Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
150g Self-Raising Flour
4 tbsp Milk