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My blog is about my life. Crafts I do, food I cook, shopping, make-up, drawing, books, music, films... I got B.Sc. in geology. I like olives, the color purple, pin-up styles and Sen-Sommer Vise :)

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


So I LOVE sushi!!! It's yummy.

Today I made 2 kinds.

This first picture is what I made with the left overs, that I didn't have nori for :)

My fist roll here is a simple one. Rice, smoked salmon and yellow pepper wrapped in nori. Simple but I love salmon.

The one in the next picture I did some prep for.
I chopped some prawns and put them in a bowl with dill, wasabi paste, mayo, finely chopped red pepper, juice from half a lime and some light seasoning with salt and pepper. Mix it and roll it up in the nori.

Sushi is quite simple to make. All you need is a bamboo mat. I usually put cling film between the mat and the nori. I find it helps me to make less of a mess. If people request it, I might try and film next time I do sushi, to give an idea of how I do it all :)
For the sushi rice, I follow the boiling instructions on the pack, and then I add my marinade (rice wine vinegar, salt and sugar) and stir to cool, before I use it.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Easy linguine

I was going to spend today experimenting with stuff for the make-up competition, but I woke up with a cold sore, and am feeling ill from the meds for it, so I'll just settle with posting last nights dinner.

Below you have the image of my ingredients

Peeled and chopped tomatoes
Lean mince
Chunky cut onions and fresh garlic splits
Chunky cut red and yellow peppers
Sage and smoked salt
Smoked paprika, cinnamon, thyme and pepper
Basel and garlic linguine
You boil the linguine.
Fry the mince in a bit of oil. Then add onion and garlic and fry till onions go clear. Then add the peppers, tomatoes and spices and herbs. Let simmer for a few minutes and serve. Top with some green olives.
Variation tips:
You can add cream or some red wine to the dish for a different flavour.
Or if you're in Denmark (or if you have access to it), you can add a scoop of Buko Pikant Ost (a cream cheese with a spice/herb mix), and then not add the sage and smoked salt. It'll give the dish a really lovely taste :)

Sunday, 26 September 2010

New Looks + Still for my first tutorial

So the above picture was taken after I filmed the tutorial. I still need to get the footage on the PC and edit it, but I thought I'd share the result of the makeup.

In this picture I've used a gold shadow in the inner corner, and a gel liner from Clinique (think it's called Egyptian) and blended that out. I think it gives a really nice color as an eyeshadow. I've not been using much of it, so I thought, I'd try something new with it, cause I really like the color. I'll be doing that again :)

This look is made with a Gosh quad called Tucan (yellow green blue and turquoise). I just thought I'd try and make a look solely with that palette. I might try one with the other Gosh quad I have (think that one is called Aloha, pink blue orange and green).

Saturday, 25 September 2010

dinner today :)

I started today by making desert :) Vanilla and lime pannacotta.

Below you see my ingredients:

7 sheets of gelatine
3 dl of soy milk
3 dl of soy whipping cream
3 dl of soy yoghurt
2 limes
6 tablespoons of sugar

You start by cutting the gelatine in strips and put them in a bowl of cold water to soften.
Then in a pot you put the milk, sugar, vanilla and finely grated peel of 1 1/2 lime. Heat, but don't let it boil. Take of the stove. Squeeze the water out of the gelatine and and to the pot and stir to dissolve. Whisk in yoghurt and cream and add lime juice to taste. Strain the liquid and pour into moulds. Put in the fridge to set.

It takes about 4 hour for me before they are completely set.

And since I'd spent my time today making pannacotta and filming my tutorial, dinner today was:

Hope you'll enjoy

Thursday, 23 September 2010


Been having some video camera issues these last few says, that I hope will be fixed soon :)

In the mean while I'm going to share what I made for dinner today :)

Right. In the above picture you see my ingredients:
-Lean minced beef
-Sliced and slightly boiled potatoes
-Boiled beluga lentils
-Yellow pepper
-Onion wedges
-Peeled and chopped tomatoes (did this my self, but tinned is OK too. I'm just lucky to been able to get some fresh from the greenhouse)
-And my bowl of spices

The bowl has:

-Smoked paprika
-Ground Cumin
-Chili powder
-BBQ spice mix (any for beef or chicken will do)
I start by frying the mince in a bit of oil (I use a sunflower and olive oil blend)
I then drain the mince and put it in a bowl.
Then I fry the onion until they start to go clear.
Then I add peppers, potatoes, lentils and mince.
When that's all starting to get warm I add my spices.
Then I add the tomatoes. At this point some liquid will be needed. I used a bit of soy cream I had left over, but water or tomato juice will work too).
Let is bubble away for about 5 minutes.
Pile on the plate and serve with a fried egg on top.
Hope you'll enjoy

Monday, 20 September 2010


So I've been getting instructions for the camera. Now I need to learn the editing software. I've not started filming yet (the camera is timeshare lol).
But I have taken a photo, of the look I'm doing. Unfortunately it's taken at night. The light in the bathroom has a yellow color to it, so it's hard to see what's actually going on color wise, since they are yellow and light brown tones. But it'll give you an idea of what I'm doing.
But video is soon to follow :)

Friday, 17 September 2010

Latest buys

So today I got some things in the mail, that I ordered Wednesday night. So I'm super impressed by the speedy delivery from Stargazer :)

I ordered White foundation and powder, red eyeshadow and red mascara.
I also got a few bit earlier this week while shopping. Black liquid eyeliner with a felt tip (I needed a new one), a gold pigment, and a metallic turquoise liquid liner. All from Collection 2000.
In the picture below I also have the MAC blusher, I got when I was in Stansted.

So the stuff from Stargazer is for a makeup look I'm doing for a contest. I will link to YouTube when I've done it :)

So first up is the red eyeshadow. I'm a bit disappointed by the color, as it is a bit more orange than I'd hoped for, but it's a fine milled, and very strongly colored. I am afraid it might stain my skin, but we'll see, and I hope a good base will stop that too. Below is the best pic I could get of the shadow + swatch.

Next up is the foundation. The formula seem quite good. It looks a bit strange when you get it out of the bottle, but it feel ok when you get it on the skin, and the color is buildable, so it's possible to create a sheer look too :) And for 3.50 GBP it's not bad.

Next up is the MAC blush. It's called Vintage Grape.
I LOVE this blush sooo much. It's a beautiful color both in the box and on. I can't even start to explain how happy I am I got it :D
In the photo below it looks like there is a shadow cast on it, but it's not :). it's 2 toned. I also have a pic of the 2 tones swatched (this pic isn't that good, but you can sorta see it).

The Pigment from Collection 2000 was a great surprise. It's only around 3 GBP. And it's really a good gold color. I'll be using this for the contest makeup, but I think I'll get one for normal use too (should I use it all up for the contest). I put a bit on my cheekbones the other day, and it looks really good. It made such a lovely glow :)

And last but not least I have the metallic liner. I've only swatched this, I've not had it on my eyes yet. I love the color. I just don't like the brush for it. It's almost impossible to get a fine line with it. I think it's cause the handle is so long, it makes it too hard to control. I think I'll use this in the contest makeup too :)

I didn't swatch the black eyeliner. But I've been wearing it the last few days, And I like it. It's quite opaque, easy to put on. But it will sting if you get it in your eyes (so if you are one of the people that will use liquid liner on the waterline, I wouldn't recommend this one).

Now for this contest I'll have to make a video of me doing the make up, so I'll have to start learning to use the camera better (find a place with good light etc.) and figure out how to edit the video after :)
So as I've lately been in this vintage pinup mood, and been doing a winged eye look. I thought, I'd try and do a small video tutorial of how I do it (you can find tutorials on You Tube), but I'll do it with cheap makeup, as I've found most tutorials use high end product. So I had a look, and think I can do a nice look very similar to the high end looks with some of my cheap makeup.

Turtle beauty

Turtle Beauty is have a giveaway, and the prizes look awesome. And lucky it's open internalionally :)


Stop by to have your own chance at winning :)

Monday, 13 September 2010

New buys

While in Denmark I bought some new stuff.

In the airport on the way to Denmark I bought a blush at the MAC counter. It's called Vintage Grape, and is purple and pink. I don't have any photo's yet, but will post as soon as I do (will have to charge camera tonight and try and do some pics tomorrow). I am loving this blush though. I was a bit afraid it might look too dark on me, and that I could only use it for dramatic looks, but I find it really good for more toned down looks too :D

I also got some mascaras. I had run out of my Lash Queen Feather Collection in brown. And I love this mascara!!! It doesn't make my eyes water, and my lashes feel soft after I've applied the mascara.
I also bought the newest Helena Rubinstein mascara they had: Lash Queen Sexy Blacks.
I find this to have the same pros as my other HR mascara, but I didn't find it to give me more volume than the other one does (it's supposed to be the one that adds the most volume of all the HR mascaras). But I still like it. The bottle is really pretty :)
But as for the formula goes I don't think it seems different from the Feather Collection or Feline Blacks.

I also got a new jar of Origins Nights-A-Mins cream. I LOVE this night cream. I've tried other night creams, but I never liked using them. my face always felt super sticky. But this one gives you that feel of super hydration without feeling like you need to peel your face of your pillow in the morning.

Pin up looks

Lately I have been fascinated by pin up vintage looks. I've been trying to do some of the hair styles too. Below are some images from older looks I've done. did a really good makeup Saturday, but the camera was out of battery, so I didn't get any snaps. Will try and recreate it later. I'm currently looking into doing pin-curls, but need to get some hair product that will work better than what I have. I find it hard to get the curls to stay in my hair, since it's long (so heavy) and very straight naturally, so it just doesn't take to curls well. But I'll try and get some pics up of the results.

For the first look, I have curled my hair with bendy foam curlers.

This look was inspired by Betty Page bangs and the use of big curls in the front in vintage styles.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Nail polish swatches + food

So I'm now back from Denmark. I got ill just after I got back, but I'm all better now :)

So I am now getting some posting done again.

This time I have some photos of my nail polishes, and some swatches of them :) I have written the names of the polish colors in the image with the swatches.

And lastly I thought, I'd share one of my own faves. It's an Asian inspired quick dish I like to do (and I make it in the dairy gluten free version, and it's not even extra effort). It'll take no more than half an hour (takes me maybe 15 minutes, but I've done this so many times I can do it in my sleep lol).

I made a portion for 2 people.

You can change the veg to what you like, but today I used a small courgette and one yellow bell pepper, and just chopped it into small elongated pieces. you could also use other colors of pepper, peas, small pieces of broccoli, spinach, leeks etc.

I then fried the veg in a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). I then added my spice mix, salt and pepper. Today I used a mix of allspice, ginger and Tikka blend (asda brand). Again you can change the spices, just don't make it too hot. But I sometimes use a little chili, cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, paprika... Some times I add a bit of lime or lemon juice too.

Then I added a sachet of coconut paste and then some rice milk (you can use regular milk or cream). You could also just buy a tin of coconut milk and add instead.

Then I added about 20 cooked King Prawns (10 per person), and just let it cook on low heat for a few minutes till the prawns are hot.

I serve it with rice noodles. I get them cheap from Lidl or Aldi (can't remember). They just need boiling water poured over them, and then stand for 3 minutes or so, and they are ready to serve.

Hope you enjoy :) x