Friday Favourites: Festive Treats!

It’s hard to believe Christmas is only four weeks away so today’s Friday Favourites is going to have a festive twist to get you in the holiday spirit.

Xmas Treats

Sure to please any sweet tooth, this delicious brownie recipe will take no time at all to prepare.


Ingredients for Santa Hat Brownies:

125g butter, chopped

1 1/3 cups (200g) Chocolate Melts, plus 1/2 cup (75g) extra

1/2-cup (110g) caster sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups (300g) plain flour

3/4 cup (140g) Mini Choc Bits

16 strawberries, hulled and trimmed

1/2 cup (125mL) thickened cream, whipped


Step 1: Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Grease and line base and sides of a 19 cm square cake pan.

Step 2: Combine butter, Nestle Dark Melts and sugar in large microwave safe bowl; microwave uncovered on MEDIUM (50%) for 1 minute; stir. Repeat process in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth; cool 2-5 mins.

Step 3: Stir in eggs, then flour and then Nestle Mini Choc Bits. Spoon mixture into prepared pan, smooth top. Bake 25 minutes, or until mixture is just firm to touch. Cool in pan. Turn out and use a 4cm round cutter to cut 16 rounds.

Step 4: Place extra Nestle Dark Melts in a microwave safe bowl; microwave uncovered on MEDIUM (50%) for 1 minute; stir. Repeat process in 30-second intervals until melted. Drop a little melted chocolate on the cut-side of each strawberry and adhere to brownie round.

Step 5: Transfer whipped cream to a piping bag fitted with a small round nozzle, pipe cream on strawberries to make Santa hat pom poms and trimming.



A Summer Glow

Strobing is a gorgeous technique makeup lover’s use to brighten and illuminate the face. There are 3 main products used to achieve this radiant look: foundation, concealer, and highlighter. Watch the video below on how you can recreate this trend at home:


Book Club

You have most likely already seen the movies, but I would definitely recommend reading Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones series. The perfect accompaniment for this holiday season, each instalment is sure to keep you entertained until the very last page.


For those of you who haven’t seen the films, have a read of the blurb below:

“Bridget Jones’ Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud daily chronicle of Bridget’s permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement — a year in which she resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1.5 inches, visit the gym three times a week not just to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult, and learn to program the VCR.

Over the course of the year, Bridget loses a total of 72 pounds but gains a total of 74. She remains, however, optimistic. Through it all, Bridget will have you helpless with laughter, and — like millions of readers the world round — you’ll find yourself shouting, “Bridget Jones is me!”

Quote Of The Week

“Every Morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.” – Anonymous


Enjoy your weekend everyone xx



Sophie Barker

Discovering awesome new tunes and the latest makeup trends are my main areas of expertise.I love being able to share with you all my favourite entertainment and beauty finds- If you have any questions regarding Beauty, Skincare and Entertainment don’t hesitate to get in touch! :) [email protected]