Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Her

As Valentine’s Day is coming up, I thought I would share some things on the top of my list with you. There are loads of über pink & girly gift guides out there, mine is more dark & sexy (as that’s just the sort of things that I love!) so hopefully it will be perfect for all of the girlie girls with a dark side out there…

1. Jo Malone Sweet Almond & Macaroon Home Candle | $80.00

2. Heart Shaped Umbrella | $40.00

3. Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour – 538 Gris Obscur | $40.00

4. Charbonnel Et Walker Flavoured Truffles – Dark Chocolate Champagne | $40.00

5. Diptyque Baies Black Candle | $124.00

6. Agent Provocateur Luna Camisole & Brief | $360.00

7. Agent Provocateur Molly Kimono | $205.00

8. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Swarovski Edition Eau de Parfum | $410.00

9. Ted Baker ‘Rosamm’ Cosmetics Case | $60.00

10. Olivia Burton Big Dial Leather Strap Watch | $170.00

What do you think of my picks?


love, dee

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Mini Nutella Chocolate Cakes 

What’s better than a little chocolate cake? How about one with a Nutella buttercream filling and a big chocolate covered strawberry on top?

When I first started making these, I was planning on making cupcakes. But one of the cupcakes ripped in half when I was taking them out of the tin. Enter Nutella buttercream to save the day. In the end, I think it all worked out for the best.


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup + 6 Tbsp of Flour
  • 6 Tbsp of Cocoa
  • 3/4 Tsp of Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1// Tsp of Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 1/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup of Boiling Water

Preheat oven to 350. In a stand mixer combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Add egg, milk, oil & vanilla. Beat together for 1 minute until everything is thoroughly mixed. Slowly stir in the boiling water. Pour in a greased nonstick cupcake/muffin pan & bake for 18-22 minutes. Let cool completely in pan before trying to remove them.

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup of Powdered (Icing) Sugar
  • 6 Tbsp of Nutella
  • 1-2 Tbsp of Milk/Cream
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt

Beat butter in a stand mixer until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar. Once combined add in Nutella and milk/cream to achieve desired consistency. Lastly, mix in vanilla & salt. Put into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.


Cut a cupcake in half. Fill middle with Nutella frosting & put the top back on. Sift a little powdered sugar over the top to make it pretty 😊 then put a little blob of frosting on the top to attach the chocolate covered strawberry. I’m not going to put a recipe up for how to make chocolate covered strawberries, because really? You cover strawberries in chocolate 😳

Who wants one?


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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

I love Valentine’s Day. The fact that there’s a day dedicated to relationships and making sure your other half knows just how special you are to them.

To be fair, it shouldn’t take a holiday to make your significant other feel loved/special…but hey, this is an excuse to go a little overboard.

I put together a wishlist of some lovely gifts any girl would love to have. Some of them are definitely luxury items – a girl can dream!


Diptyque ‘Rosaviola’ Candle – Diptyque Paris – $67

Charlotte Tilbury ‘The Ingénue Lip Kit’ – Charlotte Tilbury – $85

Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil – Jo Malone London – $65

Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles – Saks Fifth Avenue – $24

Michael Kors Rose Gold-Tone Stud Earring Set – Michael Kors – $150

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum – Sephora – $88

Agent Provocateur Xiah Bra & Panties – Agent Provocateur – $1080

Givenchy Antigona Medium Sugar Satchel Bag in Light Pink – FarFetch – $2600

Agent Provocateur Amelea Camisole & Panties – Agent Provocateur – $475


When in doubt, a gorgeous bouquet of roses is always perfect.

Which is your favourite? I’m lusting after that Givenchy bag the most, oh the pain!



love, dee

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