April Favourites

I can't believe it's that time of the month again! I've been trying to curb my spending over April so I've not really had the chance to discover any new favourites but I've been loving the idea of being re-introduced to some oldies and I've discovered products in my stash that I'd forgotten I have! 

My ultimate favourite this month has got to be my Deliciously Ella cookbook! Since my gym finally reopened at the beginning of the month, I've made it my mission to change my eating habits and make healthier choices and I have this book of treasures to thank for that! I've been a fan of Ella's blog for a while, so I was excited to get my arse into gear and try out some recipes and I've not looked back since! The best part is that the ingredients are all things you can easily find in a supermarket or Holland & Barrett which makes it so much simpler to follow the recipes on a regular basis.

I've been reaching for MAC's Velvet Teddy all month long after finally jumping on the bandwagon and lemme tell ya...it's a good un'! I'm always reluctant to give into the hype of expensive beauty products but I'm so glad that I finally did on this one! Maybelline's Brow Satin has been a breath of fresh into my makeup routine over April. I misplaced my beloved S&G Archery brow pencil so was in need of a newbie (I stupidly found it again 2 days later though...doh!) and so began a love affair with Brow Satin which has transformed my brow routine and made it so much easier! If you haven't tried this yet, I urge you to go out RIGHT NOW and buy one!
Of course, I couldn't write a favourites post without including a little something from Lush and this month I have been all over the King Of Skin Body Butter, which is a solid moisturiser bar similar to their massage bars! It's fab when you're lazy like me and are in need of a quick moisturizing fix as you can keep it your bedside table and it doesn't take up much room! It smells amazing too and it nourishes my skin for hours.

Soap & Glory has been one of favourite skincare brand for months now but I've reached for their products more and more in April. Firstly the No Clogs Allowed face mask which is fab for getting rid of horrible unwanted blackheads and gunk on your face (yum!) and great if you're a lazy bones as it cleanses, scrubs and lightly moisturises the skin all in one! On a daily basis, I've been using For Daily Youth facial wash, which is a great quick fix for morning or evening to freshen up your face. 
Lastly is my current Netflix addiction which I mentioned in my Netflix Faves post...Once Upon A Time! I won't go into too much detail but basically if you like fairytales and Disney, you'll love it!

What have you been loving in April?
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Always, Alice x

Sisterhood Of The World Tag

So last week I was tagged by the lovely Charlotte over at Styleaked to answer her questions for the Sisterhood Of The World tag! I'm currently sat feeling sorry for myself in bed with a horrid migraine (not such a smart idea using a laptop but hey ho...) and I thought I'd take my mind of it and answer her questions! 

1. If you could only speak to one person for the rest of your life who would it be?
Probably my other half (looking handsome in the picture above!) cos I spend all of my time with him anyway so I know I'd be able to tolerate him (most of the time anyway) without getting bored!

2. What is your biggest achievement of the year?
Blogging wise, I'm proud of how many followers I've reached and the quality of my content! It was also an amazing to attend my first blogging event at Lush and I hope to go onwards and upwards from here! 

3. If your house was burning down what would be the first thing you saved?
Oh god I have no idea! If I wasn't wearing my engagement ring for whatever reason, I'd definitely save that but otherwise I'd probably just save myself, my other half and who ever else was in the house! I'd also quickly put some clothes on (priorities?!) cos it always helps to be practical...

4. Who are your top 5 bloggers?
Lily Pebbles, Bonjour Luce, Ella Woodward, Thumbelina Lillie and The Sunday Girl are always ones that I read on a regular basis. I always head straight over there when I need a bit of extra inspiration!

5. Winter or summer and why....
Definitely winter. I'm a summer baby so it makes no sense really but I am white as anything and rarely tan so I hate being in the sun longer than I have to unless it involves a bikini and a cocktail! Plus I love everything about winter...wrapping up warm, christmas, coal fires, fluffy jumpers!

6. Do you have a secret talent or party trick?

I can wiggle my eyeballs. I won't say anymore but if you ever meet me in person, I'll show you what I mean! Not sure if that's a talent but other than that I'll go with I can speak in loads of different accents...

7. If you could go to any country in the world where would you go?
India! Or a roadtrip across the USA or Canada. Or Scandinavia. I'm not picky, I just want to travel!

8. Blogs or YouTube?
I prefer watching YT vids over reading blogs but for me personally I'm more interested in writing my blog at the moment. Watch this space though...

9. Is a jaffa cake a cake or a biscuit?
A biscuit? I don't even know but I want some.

10. How many times do you re-read posts before hitting publish?
Normally only once as I tend to over-think thinks otherwise and my posts won't flow as well and be as spontaneous!

I hope you liked my answers gals, I tag;

Victoria from VVNightingale
Karen from Style Sunrise 
Georgia from Mapped Out

My questions to you are;

1. If you could only use one beauty product for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
2. If you could be any blogger or youtuber for a day, who would you pick?
3. Contouring...Yay or Nay?
4. What is your ultimate blogging tip?
5. What is your go to makeup brand?
6. If you could give your 16 year old self a piece of advice, what would it be?
7. What are your goals and aspirations for the rest of 2015?
8. Tell us something people may not know about you!
9. What, in your opinion, is the best part about blogging?
10. Are you handbag or shoe kinda gal?

I look forward to reading your answers girls!

The Body Shop Bargains

So going into The Body Shop was never going to end well was it....especially when it's an outlet and everything is cheaper! 
Me and my other half took a little trip to York Designer Outlet yesterday and I marched myself straight into The Body Shop and I didn't look back. I've had a few things on a little mental wishlist for quite some time now and thought this would be the perfect time to pick them up! To make matters worse for my bank balance too, there were posters everywhere letting shoppers know that if you purchase 4 items you'll receive 40% discount on the RRP...40%!! 

The beauty blogger in me couldn't resist and I helped myself to some much needed skin treats! The only downside to this being an outlet shop was the fact that there wasn't any relatively new collections in so I'll have to indulge in the Green Tea range another time. For now though, my first port of call was the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter which is a staple product and one I do not know how I've waited so long to try! I'm in a bit of a rut with my skincare at the minute and I was on a mission to buy some treats that would help me get back into some sort of a routine and this has done just that. It removes all of my makeup with minimal effort either by using a cotton pad or just my hands, and it nourishes my skin as it does so! The smell is amazing too, and since a little goes a long way, I'm sure this will last me for a good while yet!

Next up I picked up an old favourite; the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser! I used to use this back in the day when I didn't really know a bloody thing about skincare and just went for anything tea tree cos it's a standard skincare formula but this is actually a brilliant product! My skin is looking oh so incredibly dull at the minute and blemishes are slowly taking over my face thanks to frequent gym trips (sods law, what are you) so I'm hoping this cleanser will help to brighten and de-blemish!
I also picked up my favourite body spray...and possibly favourite scent EVER...the Coconut Body Mist! Anyone know spends enough time with me will know how much I love this and I'm forever spritzing myself with it whenever I can!

Lastly I picked up the Seaweed Clarifying Toner, which I am super excited to use. I've only just gotten into the habit of using a toner (I'm currently on the hunt for a good serum too if y'all wanna send some recommendations my way!), and I'm getting a little bored with my trusty Garnier Refreshing Toner, so I thought I'd give this one a go! I love the seaweed range after using the face mask so I'm excited to see how I get on with this and if it gives me the same fresh feeling!

What have you been loving from The Body Shop? Do you have anything to recommend?
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Always, Alice x

The Sunday Post: Things That Made Me Happy This Week...

What made me happy this week...

- I'm finally starting to make some real progress at the gym, WOO! I'm getting slightly addicted and have taken real steps this week to make my life a whole lot healthier! I've even gotten used to the idea of eating healthy and have given up my beloved fry ups at work on a weekend...the struggle was real people!

- I did have a little treat on Monday though as me and the other half went out for lunch and had an unreal burger and milkshakes at The Purple Pig in Hull! It was so yummy and the perfect choice to use up my treat for the week. To compensate though, I did a healthy Holland & Barrett shop straight after and finally stocked up on some tahini! 

- The wedding talk has been real this week and me and the other half have been talking about possible venues! We're a long way off from deciding anything but a wedding might be on the cards sooner than we thought...

- Lastly something very exciting happened...I PASSED MY THEORY TEST, WOOOO! Okay, slight over reaction but I was packing the revision in so hard and stressing myself out for a few days beforehand but I took my test and passed first time, so proud! Next stop, practical! 

What made you happy this week? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' if you'd like to keep up to date with my blog posts :)

Always, Alice x

Netflix Faves

I am a Netflix addict. 

There, I said it. I used to have a membership a few years ago and I remember it being full of absolute rubbish that really wasn't worth watching but when my other half signed up a few months ago I thought I'd give it another go and now I am hooked! Nowadays it's full to the brim of cult TV shows (the films are a bit crap though, not gonna lie...) and I've hammered my way through quite a few in the past couple of months on account of it's been rubbish weather so of course I needed another excuse to stay in bed...anyway, I thought I'd share with you my current and much loved favourites that you might enjoy too!

My current Netflix love is Once Upon A Time. I tried watching this a few months back and although I thought it would be right up my street, the first episode put me right off as I thought it was far too cringey and silly. I. WAS. WRONG. Yes it's still pretty cringey, but who doesn't love a modern take on all things fairytale and Disney?! I'm currently watching the first ep of Season 3 as I type and it's only getting better! If you like magical things but want something a little dark too, then Once Upon A Time is the one to watch. Spoiler alert too, Captain Hook is BABE (insert a million heart eye emojis...)

A long time love of mine is Gossip Girl! I've been hooked on this from the very beginning it hit screens a few years ago and have only just come to terms with the fact that it's ended - I'm a couple of years late, I know but it's just THAT good! I've since discovered that every episode is on Netflix so I'm excited to indulge in as much Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass as I want, although I'm sure it'll do nothing for my desire to visit New York! I'm hoping it will inspire a few outfit posts for my blog too as I'm sure you all know, the fashion and styling is AMAAAZING!

Next up is Pretty Little Liars, which has every blogger and their sisters talking but if you haven't yet jumped on the bandwagon yet then I urge you to give it a go! It starts off very girly and tween-y but once the seasons get going, it turns very dark and very much about murder and mysteries and every episode ends on a cliffhanger. If that doesn't entice you, it's also full of some absolute fitties, including the girls themselves (Shay Mitchell, just let me be you?) I'm currently waiting for Season 6 to start and I have a feeling it's only going to get better, with the infamous question still waiting to be answered...WHO IS A?!

Lastly, I've been raving about Orange Is The New Black to anyone who will listen! It's hilarious and filled with drama all at the same time, as it follows the lives of the inmates at a womens federal prison. It's a Netflix Original Series too so as far as I know it's only available via Netflix, which is reason enough to set up a membership! The characters will have you howling with laughter, and on more than one occasion it's left me in floods of tears. If you like an emotional rollercoaster and you don't get offended by a hell of  a lotta swearing then you'll love it!

What shows have you been loving on Netflix? What should I watch next?
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Always, Alice x

The Sunday Post: Things That Made Me Happy This Week...

What made me happy this week...

- The gym reopened, woo! So sad but during the gym's closure while it had a refurb, I had well and truly let myself go so I've been really hammering myself and got back into a proper gym routine. Pairing that with eating healthy avec my new Deliciously Ella cookbook and I'll be a Victoria's Secret model in no time! Just a the short, stumpy variety...

- Surprise dinner! My lovely other half had been planning a surprise meal for weeks and for the life of me he would not tell me where we were going - so exciting! Well Thursday night was time to find out and after a mysterious little drive up the road, we arrived at an adorable country pub/restaurant in Sancton called The Star! It's been recommended in the Michelin guide, so as expected the food was AMAAAAZING! Boy did good.

- I have a little office! I took a trip to IKEA and bought myself a lovely little desk and chair - which I built all by myself might I add - and I've set up home in the spare room. I'm yet to sort it all out properly but I'm excited to have my own little blogging space instead of taking over our bedroom! Watch this space for new, exciting things to come...

What made you happy this week?
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Always, Alice x

Spring Wishlisting

I don't know about you but I am LOVING Spring fashion at the moment. I'm normally hating this time of year as I can't think of anything worse than showing my pasty skin off to the world, but after a little internet window shopping, my mind has been changed! 
I can't wait to go shopping now and fill my wardrobe with bright 70s inspired prints and colours. How cute are those Topshop floral trousers?! I'd pair them with the gorgeous orange vest, green fedora, arm cuff and the quirky white sandals (from Clarks at Brantano no less, who'd have thought it?!) 

I NEED to get my hands on a pair of black denim dungarees after seeing Lily Pebbles rocking a pair in one of her recent vlogs, a purchase that will probably happen in the very near future after finding this bargain H&M pair! They'd look fab with a striped long sleeved top as sported by LP also, and I'd finish all of the above off with a delicate spritzing of Jo Malone's Blackberry & Bay cologne, which I am contemplating buying myself as an early birthday gift!

What are you putting on your wishlist for Spring?
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Always, Alice x

Wax On, Wax Off

So late last month came the moment that I had dreamed of happening since I first became a blogger...my first bit of blogger mail! Now that's not to say I'm in it for the free stuff - in fact, far from it - but just the fact that a company wants to work with little old me and blog made me feel very proud indeed and I was happy to be asked to review some lovely products!

I was contacted by a lovely lady named Emma and was asked if I'd like to try the Black & White Pluko Hairdressing Pomade (RRP £4.99, available in Boots & Superdrug), and although I knew I wouldn't use it myself as my hair is far too long, I knew straight away that I would be perfect for my other half! 
He has long been on the hunt for the perfect hair product to style his hair but all the while avoiding the fuss, and I think we might have found it!
The Black and White wax comes in a neat little pot, which is the perfect travel size and what's inside is a brilliant product. I was a bit unsure at first whether the scent of this would be suitable for males but after a report back from the other half he said that's it's a perfect neutral scent and gives the impression of freshly washed hair even if that's not the case. But would it work...and more importantly...would it last?

The simple answer is yes. It does it's job perfectly, styling the hair with ease whilst not causing a clump or making the hair too crusty (worst word ever, but yano what I mean gals!). We tested this at just before a busy 9 hour bar shift too, and lemme tell ya, 24 hours through his shift and sleep later, the wax was still in place and his hair was pretty much perfect! This little pot of perfection has been around for 90 years and is a favourite for creating vintage looks, whether it be a slick James Dean look or even a Marilyn Monroe wave for the girls! 

Me and the other half give this product a definite thumbs up and I'll be looking for a more long-hair friendly product to try myself in the near future!

Have you tried any Black & White products? 
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Always, Alice x

Spreading the love...

Inspired by last night's #BDIB twitter chat and the discussion on all things that inspire us, I thought the timing was perfect to share with you just a couple of my favourite blogs of the moment! It was really hard to narrow them down, and that's not to say that there aren't heaps more that I really enjoy reading but these are just a select few that I find myself constantly logging onto lately!

First up is one that has really inspired me and given me the motivation and ideas to start eating healthy! Written by the lovely Lauren, Britton Loves is a blog with a little bit of everything - her main forte though is FOOD! And oh my goodness, does she make it look good! If you're looking to start eating healthy but are worried it'll be boring and tasteless, I urge to look at Lauren's recipes immediately and you'll be hooked! She's just started up Youtube too, so expect lots of yummy recipes to follow....

Next up is probably one of the first blogs that I started reading...The Sunday Chapter is a mixture of all things lifestyle, beauty and food related, and Angela's lovely, honest take on life is a pleasure to read! I'm super jel that she gets to live in sunny Australia and it's so interesting to read an outlook from somewhere on the other side of the world! I love her interior design inspirations that she posts and there's always a yummy, summery recipe to be had if you're ever feeling peckish!

I've made it no secret that I LOVE Charlee's blog...I'm sure she know's all too well by now! Mainly beauty, she is a total enabler and many of my beauty purchases have come from reading this one. Charmed Charlee is filled with beautiful photography and fab, honest reviews and did I mention she's probably the loveliest lady ever?! 

What blogs are you loving at the moment? Have you ever read the ones I've mentioned?
Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' if you'd like to keep up to date with my posts :)

Always, Alice x

Mini Maybelline Haul!

Beauty blogger problem number one...thou cannot resist a Boots 3for2 offer! Inevitably it happened again and I found myself in front of the Maybelline stand. I've never been to interested in Maybelline until now - I can never find anything I really like - but recently I've seen more and more products being raved about and I had a little list of things that I wanted to try and here they are...

The first thing I picked up was the Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in the colour Medium Brown. I've been seriously living in the dark ages for the past 6 months, with everyone swearing by their various brow gels, so I finally picked one of these up and I love it! The wand takes a little getting used to and the first time I used this I applied waaaay too much product in all the wrong places and was sporting a very unimpressive Scouse brow, but once you've used it a couple of times, it becomes a doddle! For only £4.99 as well you can't go wrong, especially when you can't afford the staple Benefit version.
Next up I added another Color Tattoo to my collection, this time in Creamy Beige, which is part of their leather look range! I had seen this used by Essie Button in one of her makeup tutorials and decided I needed it in my life and I've been loving it ever since. It's so easy to apply with your fingers and it stays on all day. The colour goes lovely with my new red hair and it makes my blue eyes pop! You could also use it as fab eyeshadow primer as an alternative as well, which again, at £4.99 is an absolute steal!

Last up, I picked up one of the talked about Color Drama velvet lip pencils. Me being me, it had to be a red shade as I can't ever be without a red lip, so I went for the colour Red Essential which is a red kind of in the middle of MAC Ruby Woo and Kate Moss 107 - both my favourites! I haven't tried this out for longer than 10 mins but I'm excited to give this a proper try as I love the colour and formula of it! The only downside is you do need to sharpen it rather than it being a wind-up one but I'm sure I can get over that!

What have you been buying recently? What are your favourite Maybelline products?
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Always, Alice x

What's In My Handbag? #2

I've always been one of those that carries their whole life around with them in their handbag, but since doing my last 'What's In My Handbag' post, I thought it was time to seriously re-evaluate my situation and downsize - getting rid of a years worth of receipts and finding a lifetimes worth of hair grips in the process!

Whilst on a recent trip to my local Primark, I picked up this gorgeous satchel/briefcase handbag hybrid! As with every time I purchase a new handbag, I make myself a promise that I'll keep this one nice and organised and not fill it with rubbish and so far I'm doing alright!

Obviously the first thing I need in my bag at all times is my purse, which is this gorgeous laser cut one from Primark! I ain't showing anyone inside that badboy as the rubbish inside it is a little embarrassing but that's where I keep all my pennies! I've also been using anti-bac hand gel religiously this last month as I'm constantly under the weather. It's a fab little travel sample that I picked up from Boots and it has been a life saver! I pair this with my beloved Coconut hand cream from The Body Shop, which keeps my hands supple and soft!

I can't go anywhere at the moment without a little organisation in my life, in the form of my mini diary, my blogging notebook and a pen - I picked up my beautiful metallic notebook from Paperchase and it's just the right size to carry everywhere with me and make notes on the go! I've been needing my reading glasses a lot recently too (grandma alert!), so I make sure I've always got my trusty Gok Wan glasses on hand for when my eyes start to fail me! 
It's essential to me that I always smell good when out and about so I carry with me my trusty Mitchum roll-on deoderant and then this adorable little solid perfume tin from Lush! I have it in the scent Sikkim Girls which is a gorgeous jasmine infused scent (read my post here if you want to know more!)

Tic Tacs are a must for trying to avoid pesky coffee breath and of course I can't be without my keys. I keep mine on this adorable floral lanyard from Cath Kidston so I can always find them!
Last but not least, I can't be without my Kate Moss 107 lipstick for too long so I always carry around a spare in my bag for whenever I need to reapply...

What are your handbag essentials? 
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Always, Alice x

The Sunday Post: Things That Made Me Happy This Week...

What made me happy this week...

- WE BOUGHT A CAR! Yes, that's right, me and the other half finally took the plunge and bought our very own little Suzuki Swift and it's been so good having the freedom to drive wherever we want! The only downside is I can't actually drive it yet as I haven't passed my driving test but...

- I've booked my theory test this week for a couple of weeks time so I'm halfway there! My other half kindly bought me some helpful revision material too, so hopefully I'll pass with flying colours!

- It was a good week for blogging this week! I started up some advertising campaigns with the lovely Miss Makeup Magpie and Tea Party With Alice, I received my first proper bit of blogging mail and my social media accounts have been thriving! I'm filled with so much excitement and motivation at the minute, so if you're reading this I thank you!

- I was contacted by the lovely ladies at Lush Hull to say that I had won their blogger prize! At the fab Lush event last month (post here!), we were shown an AMAAAZING brand new gift set of goodies and we were told that the write-up on the event that they liked the most would win the box of treats! I thought no way in hell did I stand a chance after reading some of the other Hull bloggers posts which were all such great reads, but they picked me and I'm very grateful! Where to put it all now though?!

What made you happy this week?
Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' if you'd like to keep up to date with my posts :)

Always, Alice x

What Happens In Harvey Nics...

So obviously it wouldn't have been right for me to let me boyfriend loose in Leeds, without sending him with a little shopping list, right?! I've had my eyes on a few high-end beauty bit for some time now and my other half kindly brought them home for me...

The first thing I had been lusting after for a lifetime was the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow contour palette! Unless you've been hiding in outer-space for the last 6 months, you'll know that every blogger on the planet seems to have this little rose-gold beauty, so I was keen to get my hands on it and see what the fuss was about! Now it's not cheap...£49 to be precise...and it was a little heartbreaking parting with a small fortune for such a small product. But as soon as I opened it, I fell in love instantly. It contains a sculpting contour powder at one side and a shimmery highlighter on the other, and after using it for a week or so, I absolutely love it! It gives my cheekbones fab definition and the highlighter is dreamy. Is it worth £49? Probably not. It's a good enough product, don't get me wrong, but I think the main selling point of this is the packaging. Not going to lie, it looks pretty luxurious on my dressing table!

After getting Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution Lipstick in Glastonberry for Christmas, I've wanted more more more as I love the formula of these - they're matte without being too drying and the colour lasts a lifetime on the lips! (Or a good few hours, that'll do too...)
Last time I visited a CT counter, I had my heart set on getting the colour Love, Liberty but it was sadly sold out so I put it in my shopping list this time around and I was in luck! Inside the gorgeous rose gold packaging is the most gorgeous dark red lipstick...it's probably a very similar colour to the famous Kate Moss 107, which is probably my all-time favourite, so I'm excited to properly try this little baby out!

Of course, I couldn't leave a Harvey Nics haul without a visit the the MAC counter. I don't know how I've been getting by in life with only 2 of their lipsticks, so I was eager to FINALLY get my hands on the ultimate MAC shades - Ruby Woo and Velvet Teddy! Everytime I tried to buy either of these shades, they were both sold out so I'm happy to have them in my modest collection now. They're both a matte finish, which I love and I've probably got my wear out of them both so much already! Ruby Woo is my go to red lipstick now, I can't get enough, and Velvet Teddy is fab for an everyday makeup look. Not sure if I'll be pulling out the 90s lip √° la Kylie Jenner anytime soon, but I'm loving the your-lips-but-better shade!

Have you tried any of these products? Whats on your high-end wishlist? 
Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' if you'd like to stay up to date with my posts :)

Always, Alice x

Amazing Oreo Cheesecake

If you've been following my blog for a while now, you'll know that me and my lovely friend Emily have started a little cake making business where we work! And if you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen some of my delicious creations that have gone down a treat!

The one that has sparked the most interest so far (and completely sold out over the weekend, might I add...woo!), was my yummy Oreo Cheesecake, and today I'd like to share my recipe with you all...
It's not super unhealthy either, so is the perfect sweet indulgence for those of you who don't like too much junk food! 

You will need...

- a packet of dark chocolate digestive biscuits (around 250g)
- 100g unsalted butter (melted)
- 360g of soft cream cheese...I use Tesco's Quark cheese which is fat free!
- 300ml double cream
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 80g of caster sugar
- 180g white chocolate (melted)
- a packet of original Oreos (around 150g)

Here's what to do...

- Firstly, find yourself a round cake tin between 20-25cm and line it with greaseproof paper.

- Next, crumble the hell out of your packet of digestive biscuits. I like to de-stress myself by using the traditional plastic bag and rolling pin method so whack away until your biscuits resemble fine breadcrumbs but feel free to use a food processor if you want!

- You'll need your melted butter next, and combine it well in a bowl with the digestives until it turns brown and chocolatey.

- Press this mixture into your cake tin base, so it is evenly covered, and press it slightly up the sides - it will add to the yummy-ness! Cover it with clingfilm and pop into the fridge for 20 minutes to allow it to set.

- Next up, beat your cream cheese, double cream, caster sugar and vanilla extract together - you can do this by hand or in a food processor, it's up to you! Once this is done, you'll need to melt your white chocolate and then add this to the mixture, combining it well. 

- Take a few Oreos and crumble them up into the mixture, and again combine these well (the Oreos will go soft when in the fridge which makes the cake taste so yummy!)

- Pour all of your mixture into your cake tin after the base has set, and then it's time to decorate! This bit is entirely up to you but I like to cut Oreos in half and stick these around the edge of the cheesecake, which also helps with servings size. Any leftover ones, I crumble finely and sprinkle in the middle which I think makes the cake look yummy!

- When you've decorated to your hearts content, pop your finished cheesecake into the fridge to set, with a layer of cling film covering the top to keep it clean. I recommend leaving it to set overnight to ensure the cream cheese filling is the right consistency!

Serves between 8-12 depending on how big you like your slices!

And voil√°! A not so unhealthy, but yummy chocolate indulgence that makes for a perfect after dinner dessert! Best enjoyed chilled with a bit of chocolate sauce over the top and cup of tea :)

What do you think to this recipe? I'd love to know if you try it! 
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Always, Alice x