Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy 2014

Here is to positive changes, new opportunities  and happy endings :-)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Be Merry & Bright

Wishing you all a Very Merry Time filled with love, fun and laughter!

This is also the time that calls for some bright & festive nail polish.



Nicole by OPI, Modern Family edition, 'Back in my Gloria Days'

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Easy-peasy Cranberry sauce

Why would anybody buy that hideous stuff in can when you can make a delicious sauce yourself?

Today I amended my standard recipe a little but it is still easy-peasy with just a few ingredients.

2 bags of fresh cranberries (I pick through them to eliminate any mushy ones)
Zest and juice of an orange
1 peeled and chopped juicy pear
2 sticks of Cinnamon
3/4 cup of fine sugar

Combine all ingredient in pot and bring to slow simmer.



Simmer for about 25 mins or until 3/4 of cranberries have popped. If mixture gets to thick you can add a bit of water orange juice.
Serve warm or let cool and enjoy :-)



So will you still buy the canned stuff?

To keep or not to keep?

Recently scored these Cole Haan booties online for 50% off.

They arrived yesterday and I just tried them on - maybe a snitch tight in the toe area and feel a bit stiff in ankle area but maybe that can be fixed with leather softening spray. Ordered refill of that on Amazon already.




Really like those booties bc the black-gold metallic look is nothing that I have in my closet at the current time. Think they could get away as a great 'neutral' as they would work with black, brown, blue, green, and even purple. So bottom line they may just be a perfect fit for my many coloured jeans in my closet (I may have a problem with coloured jeans like in way too many ;-)).

So what do you think - should I risk and keep them although they need breaking in?


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Guilty pleasure

Please forgive me for an odd post (well, maybe all my post are odd ;-)).

I'm not having a great time and today was a day with particularly bad news so I may just have a big old spoonful of guilty pleasure that I indulge in since going to university back in EU many moons ago.

Here it is in all it's glory


I should add that this size lasts me a few months. 

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday... Seasonal Nails

I like to play with nail polish... A lot like in having an insane collection and every time I go to beauty store I sure buy another colour ( hey, it is a small investment to make you feel good).

I almost always do my nails myself - just so used to it as back in EU we did not have many studios and now it saves me some money that I can spend on other things.

Being in a somewhat conservative work environment I typically try to tone it down and go for an accent nail only.

Without intention I recently painted my nails kinda seasonal...



Used Orly in Temptress and China Glaze 1127 Argo. Got both on clearance for a few dollars if I recall correctly. Was very pleased with staying power of both - full week and almost no chips (even washed dishes w/o gloves a few times). Always use base and top coat though.

What are your favs?

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Coral, Blue & Neutral

Coral, Blue & Neutral

Coral, Blue & Neutral by dgsinny featuring Topshop

Bought this coat a few weeks ago and absolutely love the oversized fit. Granted I'm on taller side so it does not overwhelm me.

So far I always combined it with skinnier pants or pencil skirts IRL... Must try if I can pull it off with boyfriend jean and maybe heels for different look.

Coral is so versatile & combines well with so many different colours - sometimes the shade of a colour turns it almost into neutral.

Made collage to see how it would work with blue and neutral mixed prints - I like it and must go closet diving to create something similar. 

What's your favourite winter coat this season?

Striped shirt
$60 - modekungen.se


Topshop coat
topshop.com



Leather purse
etsy.com


Dorothy Perkins scarve
dorothyperkins.com


Essie nail polish
target.com


Maybelline nail polish
$6.82 - direct.asda.com