Monday, November 25, 2013

DIY glitter hangers

Happy Monday everyone!
The festive season is approaching and I'm in a total glitter mood!! 
Here is an easy little DIY to revamp a simple hanger but that is sure to sparkle up your wardrobe :)

*Glitter spray*

*Mix and match different colored paints and glitters*

Friday, November 15, 2013

Isabel Marant pour H&M - Shopping time!

For those who follow me on Instagram (Click here to view), you might have seen that yesterday was one of those: wake up at the crack of dawn to shop H&M's designer collaboration day!!!
I've been shopping H&M's designer collections since I was a student in London 10 years ago (eeeeek), when Karl Lagerfeld launched the whole frenzy, followed by Stella McCartney,Victor & Rolf etc. Since then it has become my yearly appointment and this year was no exception. 

The fringe booties were on my radar since I knew about their existence, and I think you can imagine my excitement when I got my hands on a size 38 yesterday morning, however when I tried them I thought they weren't so comfy so I decided to make someone else's day ;)

Did you manage to shop any items of the Isabel Marant pour H&M collection?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Greek style dim sum

You might be wondering what a greek style dim sum is... Well, it's my take on a traditional Greek Tiropita and Spanakopita (cheese and spinach pie) simply shaping the phyllo pastry into a dim sum shape (I live in Asia after all)! I also used different ingredients to a traditional Greek cheese & spinach pie, and swapped spinach for my new favorite superfood: Kale. Now that I think of it,  the only greek ingredient that remains in this recipe is the feta!!!

It's a super simple, quick and delicious recipe and it makes a perfect light bite when entertaining at home.

1 cup of chickpeas 
100g Feta cheese
100g (approx.) Kale
Olive oil 
A dash off freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt/ Pepper
Phyllo pastry

*Pre-heat the oven a 200 degrees Celsius 
*Drain and rinse the chickpeas and place in an electric mixer
*In a pan, lightly cook the kale adding a little water to it
*Add the cooked kale and feta cheese to the chickpeas
*Sprinkle a dash of lemon juice and mix
*Add salt and pepper together with some olive oil until reached the desired consistency and mix again
*Add a teaspoon of mixture to your phyllo sheet and shape as preferred  
*Butter the finished phyllo dim sum and place in the oven until golden and crunchy
*Garnish with a watermelon, feta and mint salad for a touch of freshness


Friday, November 8, 2013

Homemade coconut & lime body scrub

I'm always in the mood for coconut, whether it is to eat, drink, wear as perfume or used in beauty products. 
The other day whilst I was having a 'way too healthy' breakfast (see here), I decided I would use the breakfast props and indulge in some DIY beauty therapy! This recipe would probably have sounded even more delicious if I had used sugar instead of salt (for the scrub effect) but Epsom salts have great benefits on the skin.

1/2 cup coconut shavings
1 cup Epsom salt
1 large lime
Coconut oil

*In a bowl mix the Epsom salt and coconut shavings 
*Add a splash of lime juice and its zest followed by the coconut oil
*Adjust the ingredients till you have reached the consistency desired  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Keeping up with the tartan craze!


I don't think any fashionista is missing out on this trend right now and I'm definitely loving it!
For those who dare, mix and match different plaid and tartan colors & textures (picture 5) and for those who want to be in style but don't dare the total look, just add a touch of patterns to your daily outfit. I like the total tartan & plaid look, you can see my inspiration board in picture 2.

What are your favorite ways to wear tartan this season?











Friday, November 1, 2013

Hallowcakes - Vanilla Matcha Halloween cupcakes

Hallowcakes are my version of halloween cupcakes! 
I used a basic vanilla sponge recipe and Magnolia Bakery's creamy buttercream for the icing, except that on half of the batch of cupcakes I added some Matcha green tea to the buttercream for an extra halloween touch!

For Magnolia Bakery's creamy vanilla buttercream recipe click here

Happy Halloween!!!