Tuesday, April 7, 2015

MARCH INSTAGRAM



French toast & fresh berries for brunch // My cacti finally bloomed again to let me know spring is coming! // My daily dose of coffee & sweets // I've been eyeing this cool side table and got it on sale. // Sharing my Kiehl's staples during in-between seasons. // Butternut squash soup for early spring. // Future backyard inspirations from Korakia hotel // I found a new coffee shop near work and they have cortado. I am sold.



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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CLEAN PERFUME



Clean is one of my favorite perfume brands.
I get a lot of questions and compliments when I wear it.
To be honest, I enjoy telling them what it is especially because this brand is not very well known.
I haven't met anyone who knows or wears it.

I am very loyal when it comes to fragrances.
Most of the time I stick with the ones I like already.
These three in the picture are my absolute favorites at the moment.

Skin is the feminine one. I would wear this on a date night. It's got a delicate floral scent and leaves a warm musky scent with a hint of vanilla later on.

Shower fresh is pretty much my everyday perfume during spring/summer.It's so refreshing and up-lifting. It literally makes me feel like that I just got out of a shower. It's zesty and citrusy. It has lemon, mandarin and orange in the top note. I like how it lingers on my skin all day and not be overwhelming.

Fresh laundry is the one I wear to work.
Somehow this is the perfume you wear and feel so smart and professional! The name itself describes it all. It's just a crisp, soapy linen scent. There is nothing more pleasant than being simple and clean.


Monday, March 23, 2015

LYKKE LI X GUCCI


Lykke li is one of my favorite musician,
she always give me huge inspirations with her music and style.
Gucci has released a beautiful collaboration video of her 'Like a dream' for S/S 2015, I had to share it here.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP






We know spring is almost here, but it's still a little bit too chilly to have a green smoothie for breakfast yet. I was so glad when I found an easy vegetable soup recipe from vegetarian cook Anna Jones just in time. This is a healthy & hearty recipe using very simple ingredients. Anna also shows three different ways so one batch is good throughout the week without getting tired of it.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
(6 servings)
1 onion
2 carrots
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon of fresh thyme
1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
1 tablespoon of fennel seeds
2 sweet potatoes
1/2 butternut squash
A pinch of salt
A pinch of pepper
2 handfuls of spinach
1 pack of vegetable stock

1.Chop the onion and carrots and slice the garlic. Drizzle some olive oil in a pot on a medium heat and then put carrot and garlic on a medium heat. Give it a few good stir. Pick the fresh thyme leave from it's stem and put it in the pot. Pop in cumin seeds and fennel seeds as well.

2.While the onion mixture is being cooked, peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into cubes. Chop the butternut squash about the same size. Put the sweet potatoes and butternut squash in the pot. Pop in a good pinch of salt and pepper. 

3.Pour the vegetable stock in and leave that to simmer on a medium heat for 20-30mins until the vegetable has cooked through.
When the sweet potatoes and butternut squash cubes are starting to break down, stir in the spinach.


Add-on suggestions
1.Chunky- Through some beans and top off with fried sage leaves
2.Creamy and grainy - Blend it nice and creamy and add some cooked brown rice and plain greek yogurt 
3.Creamy and spicy - Drizzle thyme and chilly oil on the blended soup.

I liked no.2 + a poached egg as some extra protein :)



Enjoy!

Friday, March 13, 2015

ZARA PAY DAY PICKS



I happened to pick a lot of earthy tones and patterned items.
If I buy some basic items in nude shade, those could be some good base for the stuff I picked today, couldn't they?


1.Embriodered jacket
2.Suede dress
3.Shirts with pocket details
4.Leather roman sandals
5.Shorts with pockets



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SQUEAKY GREEN






I have very very sensitive skin. Especially my scalp gets really angry and break out whenever I move to different places or even when I travel too. I tried quite a few products to soothe my scalp and found the one. It's Squeaky Green from Lush (Of course), and it's a shampoo bar or solid shampoo. Here's how they explain what it has.


 Stimulating rosemary, peppermint and tea tree cleanse the scalp and hair, and soothing vanilla and chamomile calm any irritation or itchiness.


All these goodies calm my angry scalp while away or when I get back home after a trip. And it also leaves my hair soft with fresh herbal scent. I love Lush's shampoo bars because they last quite a while and also very eco-friendly(no packaging or preservatives).