Archive | February 2012

Photo a day challenge – March

So today is the first day of March! Whoa so crazy huh? So I have decided to take part in the Photo a day challenge hosted by fatmumslim. Here are the list of things for inspiration :

So I shall probably be instagramming or posting up weekly shots depending on how busy I get each week πŸ™‚

Go for it if you are interested πŸ™‚ Sign up!

Petite Fashion Challenge #13

Hi all,

This is my 2nd petite fashion challenge. This time it is hosted by Reallypetite. Check her out πŸ™‚

This month’s challenge is:

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Stylish for under $100: Put together a professional outfit (excluding shoes and accessories) for under $100.

If you can, please break down the price of each piece to your outfit. The lower the price of the completed outfit- the better! Bonus points if you can put together a completed outfit including shoes and accessories for under $100.

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Wearing: Thrifted ruffle top Β -$1 (yep you read it right $1), ZARA work pants – $20 (bought overseas)

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Blazer – Jayjays – $5 on sale

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Scored these at Sportsgirl – $9.95

I decided I liked them tassel-less so I took them off.

So that’s my outfit – Total : $35.95! I definitely am a bargain hunter at heart πŸ™‚

Check out other participants at Reallypetite πŸ™‚

Floral skirt and teal

Hi all,

The weekend is nearly here! I can feel it! Or maybe I can feel this really strong wind that has introduced Autumn to us. Either way I wore this a few days ago πŸ™‚ I didn’t want the cold weather so I was grasping at what little sunshine there was on that day πŸ™‚

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This is the first 2 photos from the photo challenge:

1. Up

2. Fruit

To see what topics are next click here

Chin chin

Just went out to a delicious place for dinner! It’s called Chin Chin located in Flinders Lane in Melbourne CBD and I believe it’s Thai inspired. Seems like I have been eating out a lot but I haven’t really haha or maybe I have…

Enjoy the food pics πŸ™‚

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Β This lychee drink was really pretty. Though the taste mm ok ~ looks beat taste this round πŸ™‚ BUT the food was sooo good! There is no reservations allowed. First come first serve and there are people waiting outside even in the RAIN which it was today! Even on a Monday night! I will definitely go back again. The vibe is really cool plus the food is beautiful!!

Enjoy your Monday!!

Mascara review

Hi all,

I will be reviewing 3 different mascaras and show my favourite mascara.

Rimmel 123 adjustable mascara

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I liked the fact it had 3 different adjustable settings. By twisting the container you can different amounts of mascara in one hit. My favourite setting was number 3 because it gave the most product. I didn’t like the fact that it wasn’t waterproof and tended to smudge by mid or late afternoon of wearing it. The brush applicator is also a bit stiff and the wand a bit short.

Maybelline the falsies volum’ express black drama

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It does give really long lashes with lots of volume as well. It held my curl for a long time but at the end of the day it smudged a little as well. I like the wand and brush applicator as it went on quite well with not so many clumps.

Kiss Me Volume and Curl Mascara

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This is my all time favourite holy grail mascara. It really works for me. It holds curl really well – probably the fact that it is waterproof. I think Japanese people make really good cosmetics that work for asian eyes. This gives me really long lashes and volume and it lasts the whole day without smudging and I love the shape of the wand and brush applicator. Probably the only problem is that it is hard to find in western countries or really overpriced as I bought mine from Asia when I was there.

What is your favourite mascara? I’m always looking for new ones to try πŸ™‚

Cranberry buns

Hi all,

You know hot cross buns right? Well this is my version of them haha without the cross.

Ingredients:
Yeast – 7g
Water – Β½ cup warm
Plain flour – 2 – 3 cups
Cinnamon – 1 tablespoon (more or less if you like the taste)
1 egg
Β½ cup of milk
100 g of melted butter (I accidentally didn’t melt mine but it still worked for me :P)
1/4 cup of castor sugar
1-2 cups of cranberries (depending on how cranberry-ish you like it)

Glaze:
Castor sugar and water

Method:
Preheat oven 180 degrees.
Combine yeast, water and a pinch of sugar/salt in a small bowl and wait for yeast to dissolve. Leave aside for 10 min until fermented.
In another bowl sift plain flour and cinnamon.
In a third bowl mix the wet ingredients – milk, butter, egg, castor sugar and Β½ cup of the flour mixture.
Once combined, add the yeast mixture and then slowly add the rest of the flour mixture and the cranberries.
*Note if you have a dough mixer – do it all in there, otherwise hand mixing is the way to go :)*
The dough shouldn’t be too sticky or dry so adjust with flour accordingly. Knead lightly and then make into a ball.

Leave to rise in the bowl for about Β½ hour.
Punch dough and then make 16 balls and put onto a greased tray and put into oven for 15-20 minutes.

Make glaze – dissolve sugar and water.

Once out of the oven – brush glaze over rolls and they are ready to eat!! Mmmm they are so good that you can eat them all in one go! Need discipline to stop!!

*Things to note: I would add more cranberries and more cinnamon next time because I love both and felt I didn’t have enough πŸ™‚

Let me know if you give this a go πŸ™‚ You can always substitute cranberries for currants/raisins/sultanas any other dried fruit

Have you been to French Island?

Hi all,

I was looking through some of my old photos and came across some photos of when I visited French Island in 2010.

French Island is the largest coastal island of Victoria and is located in the Western Port 61 km SE of Melb. It is relatively isolatedΒ and undeveloped and perfect for visiting! To get there you need to take a ferry from the mainland.

You can even see Koalas there πŸ™‚

This was one freaky looking goat!

She was a pregnant ewe.

Feeding the lambs πŸ™‚

We ate home made scones with cream and jam and explored the island by bike. It was such a hot day that we were sweating like pigs but it was a great ride and it was great to see that there were not many tourists! I love places where there are not a whole heap of crowds!

Hope you’re having a great Wednesday! Do you know places like this? that aren’t taken over by tourists?