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Faeriwood Kitchen: Brownie Edition

Something a little more lifestyle than beauty today in the form of a recipe. I feel the need to share because ever since I made these Baileys Marshmallow Brownies a few weeks agoI haven't been able stop thinking about them! 
Side note: The measurements are in cup measurements because I'm lazy & when making things up off the top of my head I find it easier than weighing everything! 

Ingredients:1 cup baking flour1 cup caster sugar1 cup hot chocolate powder1/2 oil veg oil1/2 cup of melted dark chocolate (I used pure cacao I found in TK Maxx but mixed it with some milk chocolate to lighten it up a bit)2 eggsA miniature bottle of BaileysA cup of mini marshmallows 

Method:Typical Brownie method here I think. Mix the wet ingredients first then stir in the dry ingredients & the marshmallows. Bake for 20ish minutes @ 175c fan assisted for seriously gooey brownies! (don't worry about brown spots that's just the marshmallows, for the squeamish who prefer less gooey brownies…

Cuticle care part 1: Daily Treatment featuring Sally Hansen

It's only in the last few months that I've really started looking after my cuticles. And I mean really looking after them, not just relying on hand cream and hoping that it keeps them moisturised too!
Part 1 of my routine is daily care. I work in an office so am sat at a computer for most of the day. This gives me the perfect opportunity to quickly rub the cream over my cuticles and let it soak in for a few minutes. The cream is not messy at all so I can still work away whilst all the goodness is happening before massaging it in and removing any residue. In the pictures above I have shown my portioning 'technique' (1 nail full of product) which does both hands so this tiny tub has lasted ages!!
You may wonder why I'm going into so much detail over a simple cream but this is such a relaxing 5 minutes of my day and leaves my hands (which can get dried out sitting under air conditioning) feeling soft and smelling great. I've also noticed a strengthening of my nails …

A nail lovers gift idea from me featuring E.L.F

I have a problem. I simply do not have enough nail polish....
Ok that's a blatant lie but I do have very few Jewel tones in my collection and this set of 14 polishes for £15 from E.L.F came at the perfect time. 
At time of purchase they were doing a special offer on orders over £30 so for £20 I got this and some others lovelies I can't talk about (santa's secret!) 
Below I have swatched each polish with only 1 coat and the quality is amazing considering I got them for less than a £1 each! Every colour was fast drying, opaque in 1 coat and the glitters were jam packed and smooth to the touch so no need for top coat! L-R: Desert Haze | Glamour Girl | Gold Star (layered over Desert Haze)L-R: Blushing Beauty | Taupe Of The World (now you know what Taupe is)| Smoky Brown L-R: Misty Haze (this will replace my much used Barry M Grey)| Dazzle Diva | Chic Confetti L-R: Red-y or Not | Cherry Bomb | Violet VelvetL-R: Green Machine (this is the perfect green!) | Sea Escape
They're not…