I hope you've all had a fabulous week. This week's outfit post is something very special. My sister had her prom this week, and I had the honor of doing her makeup and taking photos. She looked absolutely stunning. A real Belle of the ball.
I hope you are having a wonderful festive season. My family had an early Christmas dinner this year, so I thought I would share the decor with you. I tried to keep things minimalistic and simple.
I hope you are having a fabulous week. Today's post continues our festive season DIY's in the form of a Christmas garland. There has a been a surge in nature-themed decorations this year, so I thought why not make my own?
I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. As many of you may already know, I recently celebrated five years of blogging. To commemorate the occasion, my friends and I had a little bonfire picnic. I also filmed a simple vlog that captures the night perfectly. You can watch it at the bottom of this post.
As you can see, I never do things in halves. The decorations you choose will contribute massively to the whole aesthetic and mood. I wanted everything to feel warm and homely, but at the same time have some pops of colour. To make this happen, I used lots of flowers, fairly lights, pillows, candles and picnic rugs.
Hope you are having a wonderful week. Over the past three years I have had the opportunity to work with the insanely talented photographer Molly Gilmour. I know many of you have loved the different posts with Molly's work, especially The One with Molly. If you haven't read it, her photos are always worth a look. A few weeks ago Molly and I worked together on another shoot at West End in Brisbane with a rustic urban vibe. You can find all of Molly's details at the end of this post.
Happy International Women's Day. It's so important that as women we support each other. Last year we began to see a great deal of people promoting how important it is that we as women support each other, rather than tearing each other down as a competition. This is a topic that I feel strongly about.
As you may already know I am a part of a group of women from Mirina Collections, that truly are an inspiring bunch. Today I thought I'd share with you a little piece of these inspiring women, but also my 'style journey'. I asked some of the Mirina Girls this simple question:
Who or what started your interest in fashion, make up or beauty?
Hope you are all having an incredible day! Christmas is almost upon us. I don't know about you, but the idea of all the Christmas cooking I need to do is getting a little overwhelming. Today's guest blogger Johanna from Handmade Dreams of Mine has created a brilliant Christmas cooking post that is really quick and easy to make. Not to mention it is GLUTEN FREE You are going to love it!
Christmas time means spending time with family, sharing gifts, enjoying festive music and decorations. And then there’s the food. As a celiac, that can be quite scary. When visiting friends, you never know if there’s anything safe to eat – especially on desserts. So far, I’ve had the luck on my side, and there’s always been lots of consideration towards my special needs diet. However, I know from stories of my friends that it isn’t always so. Therefore, I dug around, and found a way for anyone of us gluten free girls and boys to enjoy Christmas treats at our friends’ houses. Just make sure they have a microwave and microwave safe mug.
This recipe was found on Babble.com (recipe here), but I added a little something to make it taste more like holidays.
Gluten-free Two-Minute Mug Brownie
1/4 cup gluten-free oat flour, quinoa flour, or a gluten-free flour blend
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp canola or other mild vegetable oil
2 Tbsp milk, coffee or water
Crushed candy cane for garnish
In a heatproof mug or ramekin, stir together the dry ingredients until no lumps remain. Stir in the oil and milk until you have a thick paste.
Microwave on high for a minute, checking it after 30 seconds (microwaves vary) — it will be done when it’s springy on top but still a bit gooey — like the very best brownie.
Add crushed candy cane and whipped cream on top if you wish. Eat warm.
To make this portable
You need to pack the dry ingredients into a little container, and if you need to, pack oil into its own tiny dish. Add water at your friend’s house, and prepare like usual. Whipped cream doesn’t travel well, but the candy cane can be packed along. This also makes a great dessert for any other time of the year, just replace the garnishes with fitting ones, like berries, fruit, any type of (preferably chocolate) candies or ice-cream.
If you are not gluten free, you can switch the flour to a regular one if you wish for yourself. If you have gluten free friends, you can surprise them with this dish and I’m sure they’ll be quite excited about it.
This recipe makes a rich, chocolate flavored treat – as a brownie should be. It’s at least as good as the regular one (that’s made with wheat). The moral of the story: Despite what so many people still believe, gluten free food is fun, tasty and easy to do. It might not be the cheapest, but it can be clean when done with the right ingredients.
In my blog, I love to share recipes and such for those in need of gluten free diet. So if that’s a thing for you, I would be more than happy to see you around and help you out if I can! Happy holidays!
Today is day 7 of the 12 Days of Guest Bloggers. Today's inspiringly festive post is written by Molly from Tangled in Maps. You honestly really should take a look at her blog. She takes the most incredible photos that will induce wanderlust. Get ready for lots of festive inspiration from the UK, that will make you want to buy a plane ticket. Thank you so much Molly for getting involved in the 12 Days of Guest Bloggers. You have no idea how much I appreciate it!
Christmas is my favourite time of year: all the decorations, the carols, the food... But I was born and raised in Australia, where December is hot and sunny and the place I live in never gets snow.
I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend so far. For this week's video I decided to get into the Halloween spirit, along with having quite a bit of fun and hilarious moments. I am once again letting people use my face as their canvas of 'interesting creativity'. This time my little sister and boyfriend have the task of completing a Halloween makeup look in just 3 minutes. I honestly cannot decide who won, so I would love your opinion. Enjoy!
I will definitely have to do a video again with these two again, as it was so much fun and they constantly had me laughing.
Have a wonderful weekend beautifuls!
This week's video was a chance to have a bit of fun with some silly and hard questions. I asked you lovely people to send me some questions, and you definitely didn't disappoint. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed making it. I am definitely going to have to do more Q&A's in the future. If you have an amazing idea of a type of Q&A you'd love to see me try comment below. I've been thinking something along the lines or high school,
university, Summer, or maybe even life advice. Enjoy!
I would also like to apologise for the lack of content over the last few weeks. I haven't been posting as much as I would like, as I have been sick with the flu. The new strain of flu is nasty, so if you come into contact with anyone who has it, RUN!!! Run as fast as you can! Haha. If you do manage to catch rest and tea with lemon & honey works wonders.
Have a lovely week beautifuls!
It's only Monday, so remember the week has so many opportunities and wonderful things to come.