the beauty scenario tag

what if?
what if?

This type of post is always a bit of fun. Shout out to Rae Scatterbraintures for the tag – I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed reading hers (and the others that she tagged). Rae has a no nonsense attitude, especially towards her makeup, and is on the constant lookout for that perfect matte mauve lipstick. Please check out her blog which channels her dry humour.

Here we go . . .

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the beauty scenario tag

q&d – fixing too much blush

fixing too much blush
fixing too much blush

Got a little heavy handed with the rouge?  Or did the pigmentation of your newest blush catch you by surprise? Hello Daniel Sandler’s Watercolour Fluid Blusher.

It happens: sometimes I get too much colour to the cheeks when I’m applying my makeup in poor light.

But you can fix it without starting over- here’s how.

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q&d – fixing too much blush

shakshouka | or gooey spicy eggs

shakshouka
shakshouka

Here is a recipe I wasn’t really intending to post but a few requests from friends have brought it to the blog. It’s an easy but indulgent egg-dish I like to make for breakfast once in a while – like when I am taking a break from NachomletteSo, pardon the lack of and poor quality of photos. I took these for myself when I made the last batch without planning to pop them on here.

Shakshouka is spelled in various ways and there are even more numerous claims as to its origin and makeup. Persian, Turkish, Middle Eastern, even North African – with harissa, with berbere, with paprika. . . . capsicum or no capsicum (bell peppers to you my North American friends). . . . its forms are endless. Bottom line, it is a flexible recipe and you can make it your own depending on what you have at hand and what tickles your fancy. Here is my take.
You will absolutely love it – the spiciness, the unctuous eggs and the freshness of the herbs. It is simply delightful.

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shakshouka | or gooey spicy eggs

q&d – oomph in your œufs (eggs)

oomph to your eggs
oomph to your eggs

Bored with the same old formula when it comes to eggs? Salt and pepper are trusty but boring. Dukkah and relishes are great, if you have any kicking around . . . . . but if you’re short on time and ingredients, there is a simple way to make your omelette sing with a burst of surprise flavour that I usually associate with frosting.

Here is a neat little tip I learned from the charming Andrew at Cafe Bahloo in Portland (Victoria).

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q&d – oomph in your œufs (eggs)

1000 words: older, wiser?

mGm turns one today
mGm turns one today
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saving the best for last is the worst

It would make me feel immeasurably better if I am not the only one in the world with this strange affliction: you see, I am a hoarder. Not just any hoarder, I’m a save-the-best-for-last type of hoarder. This is a peculiar creature that likes to get the best they can and then puts it aside for a special occasion when it can be worn or used in pomp and glory to full effect. Unicorns and rainbows may appear and confetti will fall from a perfectly blue sky when this happens.

make each day magic
make each day magic

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saving the best for last is the worst

1000 words: all that glitters

crushing
crushing
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