Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The best of July























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TOO MUCH APPLES?


 

 
When you have too much apples and you have to use them somehow, just make apple brownies.

Ingredients:
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 large sweet apples
- almonds (as much as you like)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together butter, sugar and egg with a mixer until pale. Add walnuts, almonds and apples and stir by hand until combined. Add flour mixture, and stir until combined. Spread batter in a pan, and bake until golden brown and slightly firm, about 40 minutes. let cool and then cut into as big bars as you want.
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Summer desserts

 
I really like to experiment with panna cottas, because you literally can´t make a mistake when doing them.
 
Macarons are still on my to do list. I plan on doing them when I come to Germany to my parents´ house. I would love to try the caramel ones and the coffee ones.
 
 Rhubarb is perfect for summer desserts and it goes perfectly with berries, strawberries, apples.
                                              Another traditional dessert a lemon pie.
          And my favourite mint chocolate chip Ice cream cake, what is better than a taste of peppermint and chocolate together?
 

Just so that I don´t forget to write this, I didn´t make any of these desserts on the photos, this is just an inspiration post.
 

 

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summer lipstick products

Revlon`s balm stains in shades Smitten and Cherish.
Left lipstick is from oriflame in the shade Coral Wave and the one on the right is Catrice´s Princess Peach.
      Revlon colour burst lip butter: On the left is a shade in Tutti Frutti, right is the shade in Berry Smoothie.
         For lip care I use these little lip balms by Burt`s bees, they are really nourishing and smell good.
 
 
As you can see this summer I am all about bright colours, my favourite are the peach shades and the purple ones. I really tried to switch red shades for different kinds of bright colours, because I think that red lips this summer are a little bit dull. What are your favourite lipsticks this summer?

 

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Linkspiration!

 
Triangl leatherlike swimsuit
Patternity blog- awesome patterns

                                                                   call me cupcake
Ice Cream party ideas at Oh happy day
 
 
 

Just some links that are grabbing my attention this month. A really cool site with daily patterned finds that was my inspiration for the presentation at my photography class. This is the best cake ever, this blog is just amazing. The pictures, the design of the cakes is taking my breathe away. I hope one day my cakes will look like this. Oh Happy day made Ice Cream party ideas for summer. If you want more ideas for party decorations, this is the site to go to. can´t wait to buy this bikini from Triangl , this brand has a lot of basic leather like bathing suits that I just adore.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Marzipan cake


Ingredients:
- 11 dag butter
- 3 eggs
- 8 dag powdered sugar
- 2 dag granulated sugar
- 10 dag bitter chocolate
- 13 dag chopped almonds
- 1 tablespoon of coffee
- 7 dag all purpose flour
- 8 dag almond sticks
- 10 dag marzipan
- glass of maraschino liquor
- 5 dag powdered sugar
- 10 dag apricot jam
- powdered sugar for decoration

Process:
 Mix butter with three egg yolks, then add powdered sugar. Meanwhile melt the chocolate  and mix it with the almonds and coffee, then all together mix it with the egg yolks mixture. Three reamined egg  whites are to mix till they are hardened, then we add 2 dag granulated sugar. Mix the whites into the chocolate mixture then add flour and gently whisk it together. Put the whole mixture into a cake pan and on top sprinkle it with almond sticks. Bake the cake for 50 minutes in preheated oven on 180 degrees Celsius. When the cake is done we cool it for a bit. Meanwhile mix marzipan mass and maraschino with 5 dag of powdered sugar. Cut the cake into two similar circles. On top of the lower circle you place the marzipan mixture all over the circle. Over the marzipan mixture add the apricot jam, also try to cover it evenly. Cover with the top circle, before you serve the cake just put on the top some powdered sugar for decoration.

Enjoy!


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Friday, July 26, 2013

Homemade sushi





Made my first homemade sushi yesterday, it was very tasteful and easier than I expected it to be. I made them with smoked salmon, carrots, cucumber, cream cheese and avocado, oh and sesame seeds. Will definitely try to make them when I get home too.
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Summer parties


Roof top parties are the best.
Too much of everything, for the perfect garden party.
Casual party in your backyard.
 
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

beach kit

beach kit

 
Beach kits for stress free summer.
Beach kit 1: American Apparel Juju Maxi Jelly Sandals, American Apparel Duffle Bag, River Island Black aztec high waisted bikini bottoms, Twist Front Bandeau Bikini Top, Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses, TOPSHOP Large Link Chunky Chain, Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream
 
Beach kit 2: Seafolly Avant Garden Twist Hipster Bikini Briefs, Seafolly Avant garden bikini top, Round Retro Sunglasses, Seafolly Kailua flower cover up, Les Pommettes Straw Lace Sun Hat, The great Gatsby book, Zara Basic Thong Sandals
 
Beach kit 3: Apple iPod classic 160GB MP3 Player, TOPSHOP Cream Texture Scallop Swimsuit, TOPSHOP HANNA Flatform Sandals, Recycled Tote- Giraffe tote bag - Canvas tote bag, a random sandwich
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

summer skin products

summer skin products

In summer skin is exposed to all the outer effects and it gets dry and bad really quickly, so these are currently the products that I use. The first ones are already known to you, if you read my blog, they are the  Origins´s cleansing oil and charcoal mask. The oil I use everyday to remove my make-up and the mask I use once or twice a week, just to give my skin an extra boast that it needs. The lower products are used for my body. The Neutrogena`s body scrub I just started to use a couple days ago, to prevent any acne on my, other then face, parts of body and the last one is the apple scented body lotion form bathandbodyworks that smells fantastic.
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outfit inspiration

 
Pictures are from littleplastichorses, stocholm streetstyle and ahouseinthehills
 
 
This month I am really into casual style. Everything from boyfriend jeans to overalls just seems right.
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Make-up haul

 
 
 
I bought some new stuff from Sephora and again I went a little bit overboard with spending, but I don´t regret it. I also know that I will go back to Sephora, because they of course still have products that I would really like to try. I am making myself feel better with the fact that now is the perfect opportunity for me, because we don´t have these brands in Slovenia. So the first thing is the palette form Smashbox and it is The Master class palette 2. I really like the variety of different colours, from neutrals to bold colours, that it includes.  It has everything form cream eyeliners, blushes, bronzers,... I just love it. The next product is the Nars highlighter in the shade albatross, that I still have to try out. Then I went to Forever 21 and I bought a nail polish in the coral colour, which I really wanted. I can`t wait to go back. Next time I just have to have a list of things to buy before going in, otherwise I am just confused by all the counters. Uuu and maybe I will buy myself some brushes too. Does anyone know, do they self the Real technique  brushes in U.S.?
 
 
 

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Friday, July 19, 2013

summer colours

summer colors

I am totally determined to buy a blue nail polish, like the Essie one in the first row. This summer the popular colours are still pastels. When you get bored of them you can change your nails with some bright colour. Different tones of red are not so exciting anymore, this year we can get shades like peach, coral, bright pink and yellow.  Try it out!
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

july tracks

In July I have been listening to:

Bastille feat. Ella - No angels  in the remix zone
Austra - Painful Like cool
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - So good at being trouble summer nights
Daughter - Run (LCAW Remix)another remix
The National - Fireproof would link the whole album Trouble will find me
The National - I need my girl
The xx - Together more a june track but still on my playlist for july
Dave O`Dowda - All alone melancholia
Imagine Dragons - radioactive just because
HAIM - Falling something different

Enjoy!


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cherry cheesecake

 
Ingredients:
-  non-stick cooking spray
- 8 graham crackers
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 cups low-fat cottage cheese
- 8 ounces reduced-fat bar cream cheese, room temperature
-3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 4 large eggs
- 2 table spoons all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 bags(12 ounces each) frozen cherries

Proceed with caution:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Assemble a 9-inch pan. Grind graham crackers until fine, add oil. Transfer crumbs to prepared pan and press it into the bottom. Bake about 15 minutes, until golden.
Meanwhile, blend cottage cheese and cream cheese until very smooth and glossy. Add 3/4 cup sugar, sour cream, eggs, vanilla and salt. Blend it all together. Pour the filling onto crust. Bake about one hour. Let cake cool. Make topping: In a large skillet combine cherries and remaining two tablespoons sugar. Boil over high heat until liquid is thick, 10 to 15 minutes. Refrigerate the syrup for two hours, then top the cake with it.

Have fun :D

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

random stuff I actually would really like to own

random stuff I actually would really like to own

I`m kind off overwhelmed by the amount of stuff they have here in U.S., so I decided that I have to clear my mind and think of what I actually really want. So I am busy with making different collages .

Here is my choice of randoms:
- Urban outfitters bandages
- backpack from Topshop
-Michael Kors watch
- River island midi rings
- Mint chocolate cookie by Ben & Jerry`s
- Nike In season TR-2 high performance cross trainers
- bubble umbrella Urban outfitters
- Fuji instax camera also by Urban outfitters
- American apparel neon cuffed beanie
 
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Tropical madness

 
floral clutch / and other stories

casual t-shirt / fifikoussout

funny tights / strathcona stockings

colorful chair / patricia urquiola for moroso

nike sneakers / nike free run

vintage lamp / etsy

lovely terrarium / terrain

cosy pillow / etsy
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