In October I finally got my hands on some 80′s glam Sharpies. In Holland there nowhere to be found and after seeing so many cool DIY projects using sharpies I had to have them.
First DIY Sharpie project are some DIY Sharpie shoes. A white shoe is the perfect canvas for any DIY and I created many already. Unleash your creativity using your favorite colors and remember to have fun!
December 12, 2013Comments
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As the year comes to a close, I’m already looking forward to a very stylish 2014. In my opinion a girl can never have enough shoes so getting a heads up on the Spring Summer 2014 shoe fashion trends ensures that you always put your best foot forward in the most stylish shoe of the season.
Brushwork: From graphic prints to cartoon pop art, your shoes will make heads turn
Flowers: Big, colorful flowers with a hippie chic twist
Chic Plastic: Sleek and fun, these shoes will add a touch of fun to any casual outfit
Tropicool: Bold, colorful prints on comfy cool shoes
Colorama: provide just the right amount of color to upgrade your outfit instantly
Camouflage: From the classic camouflage print, to colored alternatives
Openwork: Graphic cutouts let you bare more skin
Pump UP the Volume: Big, bold and beautiful shoes (with chunky heels)
Heavy Metal: Shiny shoes anyone? If you’re done with your classic black shoes, go next level with heavy metal shoes.
Animal Print: animal prints never get out of style and work both for Spring Summer and Fall Winter
What is your favorite Spring Summer 2014 Shoe fashion trend?
Photo credits: Rockmyheels.com
December 11, 2013Comments
Ingredients (for 4 persons)
200 gr marzano tomatoes
200 gr black olives
handful of basil
1 chili pepper
1 small can of tomato paste
1. Add some olive oil and glaze the onion in a pan before adding the drumsticks. Cut the butternut squash into small cubes and cook them with the onion & chicken. Cut the tomatoes, red chili and add them to the pan together with the black olives.
2. Take a small pan and add the tomato paste together with 100 ml of water. Season it with ketjap manis, 1 teaspoon of honey and salt.
3. Pick a clear oven dish and add the drumsticks mix. Increase with the tomato sauce and to finish put the basil on top. Let it sit in the oven for 45 minutes before taking it out.
December 11, 2013Comments
Let’s be honest: a little piece of chocolate usually leave you wanting more. To cater to those sweet indulges, Baileys launched a new must for all chocoholics: Baileys Chocolat Luxe. It’s the first time real Belgian chocolate is mixed with alcohol to create a unique drink. Anthony Wilson, one of the creators of Baileys Original Irish Cream, took 3 years to create this one of a kind chocolate drink. In this interview he shares more on his inspiration, chocolate memories and Christmas tips.
1. Where did the idea emerge to create the Baileys Chocolat Luxe?
“I am a chocolate lover and thought wouldn’t it be amazing if you could create a “molten ambient chocolate” that had the same sensory characters as eating a piece of chocolate – this would have to be a liquid and given my passion for Baileys this felt like the perfect pairing that had the potential to create something amazing.”
2. Drinking Baileys evokes feelings of coziness, enjoyment and relaxation to me. What feelings do you want Baileys Chocolat Luxe to evoke?
“Baileys Chocolate is perfect for those times when you want something sweet or as a little piece of personal indulgence which everyone treats themselves to after a hard day.”
3. With the Holiday season around the corner why should everyone have a Baileys Chocolat Luxe at their Christmas table?
“I can think of a number of reasons – its taste great and its versatility – it pairs perfectly with dessert as a topping, can be drink neat enhancing the chocolate experience or over ice as a treat. This time of year is about celebration – so what better way that with Baileys Chocolate Luxe.”
4. What is your earliest chocolate memory?
“When I was at school – my Grandmother used to buy me a specific chocolate bar on a Friday on the way home – I used to love them and is probably the reason I now have a deep love of chocolate.”
5. After tasting over 200 different chocolates what is the most surprising chocolate flavor you’ve ever tasted? The most delicious? The worst (if that’s even possible!)?
“The worst for me is a couple of specific milk chocolates have a very sour, off milk type character which is very dominant and a flavour that I am not keen on. Once you know what the flavour is you cannot get away from it.The most interesting discoveries are single origin chocolates that have a single bean – I was surprised to see the huge variation in the flavour coming from the beans – some fruity, floral others more earthy – it’s really interesting and I understand how much craft goes into becoming a chocolatier.”
6. What chocolate is still on your bucket list?
“That’s a very hard question to answer. There are a number of chocolates made by a range of chocolatiers around the world that I would love to taste – each having that little special something – so I plan to continue to taste different chocolates everywhere I go to build up my list further and further.”
December 10, 2013Comments
When I think of Mariah Carey, glamour and glitter automatically comes to mind. OPI must have thought the same because when they teamed up with the superstar a glamorous, festive Mariah Carey PURE Top Coat was born. The transparent has tiny bits of real silver and 18 karat white gold which can be used on its own or paired with your favorite color. I prefer with a color as the White Gold & Silver Leaf Top Coat alone can give a yellowish look to your natural nails.
Given that its gold leafs the effect if very chic. On my nails I applied two coats of the OPI Mariah Carey 18K White Gold & Silver Leaf Top Coat starting at two thirds first and added a second layer on the tip of my nails. Kind of funny to think I have real gold on my nails
The Mariah Carey PURE Top Coat comes in a luxury packaging and a collectors white gold nail polish bottle. Collectors means limited edition so if you want to get your hands on this one of a kind polish you better be quick as there will be a small number available. Since real gold was incorporated into the polish it doesn’t come at a cheap price. For € 39.95 the OPI Mariah Carey 18K White Gold & Silver Leaf Top Coat is a great gift to a beauty lover this Christmas. Click here to buy it online.