1000 words: sweet gifts

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because friends don’t let friends run around with dry skin
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q&d | clear, glowing skin in 15 minutes

img_2256-7This is a cheap-as-chips DIY facial treatment that will give you beautiful, glowy skin in about 10 minutes. And radiant, clear skin with regular use over time. I was inspired by fellow blogger Sabiscuit, who is not only supremely creative but has this natural skincare thing down pat.

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q&d | clear, glowing skin in 15 minutes

review, pics & swatches: chanel vitalumière aqua cream compact makeup in #50 beige

chanel vitalumiere aqua cream compact (BA50)
chanel vitalumiere aqua compact

If you’ve read my post on the liquid version of this foundation, you’ll know I’m a fan. A couple of years ago, I was travelling a fair bit for work so I wanted a purse friendly version. A quick trip to Myer and I walked away with this baby. I’m nearing the end of the compact so this one is from the stash.

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review, pics & swatches: chanel vitalumière aqua cream compact makeup in #50 beige

1000 words: back to old hobbies

old sketch, new inspiration
old sketch, new inspiration
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kimchi egg & kumara | eat any time

img_2228-9There is a local cafe we like to visit (Little Big Sugar Salt) – they do a mean coffee and some scrumptious brekkies. This recipe was born out of love and longing for our favourite dish there. The cafe was closed this once when Mr Meow and I had a hankering for one of their egg-based bowls. So we created and inspired version at home with what we had at hand.

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kimchi egg & kumara | eat any time

review & pics: dyson supersonic hairdryer (pic heavy)

You’re judging me right now and that’s ok. I would too if you told me you paid ten times more than is reasonably acceptable for a hair dryer. But the arrival of the Dyson Supersonic is kind of a big deal; ‘it is the hair dryer rethought’ almost like the second coming of a messiah, the birth of a creature into whose creation many thousands of hours of research, millions of dollars and hundreds of yards of human hair were sacrificed.
Which brings with it tremendous anticipation and expectation. I bit the bullet after months of contemplation and saving (and some generous birthday money) and got me this shiny new toy. If you’re wondering if you should too, grab a cuppa and keep reading after the jump.

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review & pics: dyson supersonic hairdryer (pic heavy)

chard/silverbeet with fenugreek | easy, delicious greens

img_2204-2I’m one of those weirdos that really, really digs vegetables. Yup, I pick vegetables over meat most days and don’t consider a meal complete unless there is a good amount of veggies on my plate. Potatoes don’t count!

But i do discriminate: I have a love-hate relationship with broccoli and I’m super fussy about Brussels sprouts, kale and spinach. They gotta be cooked in just the right way. But chard, I have nothing but oodles of love for. It’s mild, it cooks super quick, needs minimal prep and always goes with everything.

If you have 15 minutes, you can make this dish!

Quick lesson in Aussie speak: we don’t say ‘chard’ here, we say silverbeet. Unless of course it’s rainbow chard which we call rainbow chard. The word chard does come up, but we say ‘chards’, like, “I’ll have the chards [say shards]”  in which case, we are talking about chardonnay. Which could go well with silverbeet, I don’t know. Anyway, you get all of that? Goodo!

Let’s cook this!

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chard/silverbeet with fenugreek | easy, delicious greens