Monday, July 14, 2014

Sally Hansen Tight Knit




I'm loving this Fuzzy Coat nail polish from Sally Hansen that reminds me a little of a cross between Cookie Monster and a Tight Knit Sweater, hence its name Tight Knit (400). I've also got the pink Wool Lite (100) one and All Yarned Up (200) but Tight Knit would be my favourite. It's a very interesting look and texture which makes your nails a little more interesting and also goes on really easily too! Check out Sally Hansen here for the Fuzzy Coat range!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Giambattista Valli Fall 2014


As I skimmed through the collection look by look, I am engulfed in complete awe. There's so much elegance yet eccentricity to each look. The mix and match of stripes and floral motifs of varying textures that are seemingly ready to take flight from the garments were breathtaking. I absolutely love the full skirts, the mermaid tails and subtle colourful birds perching on branches. It was perfect. I couldn't even cut it down to my top 10 looks because I loved them all. Tim Blanks' review here on Style.com describes the collection perfectly. I definitely can't describe it any better than that, but let's just say, I want it all.

Images via Style.com.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Carrot Cake


Baked a carrot cake with Cita and Nyati the other afternoon and thank goodness it came out good! Moist enough just the way I like it! The recipe is available below (with some minor tweaks) as well as Tummy Thrills here where you can find the simple steps to baking this yummy cake!

Carrot Cake
280g flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp table salt
2 tsp cinnamon

380g castor sugar
300 ml canola oil
4 large eggs
150g carrots
Raisins

Cream Cheese Frosting
400g cream cheese
220g icing sugar
115g unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o Braids Hair

Despite being the "It Girl" of Tinseltown, I love how real Lupita Nyong'o is and this Vogue video really displays that. I believe her beauty is not only external, but skin deep, with the brains to match. 

"When I look down on at this golden statue, 
may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you're from, 
your dreams are valid."
-Lupita Nyong'o

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mood Board: July


I have always loved yellow. And no matter how at different times I am obsessed with a other colours, yellow will always have a place in my heart. It really is just one of my favourite colours because it holds so many good memories that I always think of. Yellow is such a happy colour, don't you think? Besides, what other colour would be better than yellow to soak up the summer sun?

[1] I love this vintage portrait which really embodies the idea of yellow as a happy colour.

[2]Yellow flowers in varying shades that would fit perfectly in any living room.

[3] LOVE. Fittingly, yellow reminds me of someone I love very very much.

[4] Floor poofs!

[5] A lovely big floppy hat to shield you from the scorching sun, wherever you are.

[6] Yellow heels that would give any outfit the pop of colour it needs!

[7] This absolutely beautiful and artistic lady-like skirt.

[8] Caroline de Maigret in this bright yellow blazer on Jak and Jil. See what I mean that yellow just makes you happy?

Image source linked.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Pradasphere

 F/W 1987
 S/S 1997
 S/S 2001
 S/S 2001
 F/W 2005
 F/W 2007
S/S 2012

Came across these past Prada editorials on Pradasphere in conjunction with the exhibition held at Harrods in May featuring the history of Prada and its iconic founder, Miuccia Prada. The site features editorials starting from its 1987 Fall/Winter up to its 2014 campaigns which are worth exploring. These are just a few of my favourites!

Images via Pradasphere.