Another nailpolish post

Hey what’s up?

Hope you all are good, I’ve been really ill lately so I haven’t been around to post anything. I did my nails today, I had an awesome idea but it kinda fell to the ground as my polish isn’t way as good as I need it to be.

Still, I love painting my nails,

Darkblue nailpolish and I love dark colors, this blue one (which actually is violet in the right light) is a favourite of mine.

I wanted to try doing a gradient, but meh. It looks okay from a distance though 🙂 so nobody come close and inspect them ~ deal?

Darkblue with lightblue glitter I used a lightblue glittery polish (which is very pretty itself) as a gradient.

For a first time, it doesn’t look all that bad.

I’ll make it better next time.

Have a lovely Friday (and stay away from watching my nails too closely ;))!

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Christmas Decor

Multicolored nails

Yeah, so hai. I know I don’t blog that often, but come on. I don’t have that many interesting things to share, my life is pretty dull. That’s why I’m trying to make it  a little more awesome, but it’s been a very non-creative week. I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving (because I don’t live in the States), but I hope those who do had a great one.

Sundays have turned into manicure days. Sadly, my stash is soooo boring, I need to get some new colors (hint, hint for that one trying to figure out what I want for my birthday this Tuesday…). Anyway, I managed to do these stripes:

Yeah, I KNOW the lines aren’t perfectly aligned. Bugs the hell out of me, being a perfectionist in many ways (hard to believe, but yes). On the other hand, I don’t strive for perfection ~ my goal is to create something to lighten up my days a bit. Having pretty nails usually do the trick very well.

That blob of polish is driving me nuts. But I’m trying not to worry, because next Sunday I’ll get a new manicure.

Hope you all had a good week/day/evening. I put up my Christmas ornaments and this week I’ll create some cards (hopefully).

We’ll see how it turns out, as usual.

Until next time, stay awesome.

Black/red striped nails

Yeee-haw, how was your weekend?

Mine’s been great. I’ve done some baking, but other than that I’ve just relaxed and enjoyed reading a good book to finish (Let the right one in by John Ajvide Lindqvist).

This morning, I decided to do my nails. I think Sundays are great for manicures, there’s no stress at all. And my nails looked really nice for a couple of hours, until I accidentally scraped them against some surface that made bits of polish go missing. It bummed me out a bit, because it took me TWO HOURS to complete my nails. I can probably fix them alright again, I just got a bit upset because I really liked how they turned out:

Basic color is red, I taped the nails and used black as secondary color.

My thumbs got all messed up though, but rest of them are quite nice.

That’s how they look with indoor lightning. Kind of 80’s style.

That’s basically what I did today.

Oh, and I made gingerbread cookies. But that’s for another post to share. Good Sunday to you all!

 

Chocolate cake with raspberries, caramel sauce and peppermintflavoured whipped cream

 

I made this cake a couple of weeks ago. The recipe is not mine, I take no credit for it ~ but neither did I find the maker of the recipe in the magazine I used. However, try it out if you have 2 hours to spare and aren’t afraid of calories.

Recipe in metric units

~ 16 pieces
About 2 hours to complete.

For the cake

200 g melted, cooled butter
3 eggs
4 dl sugar
3 dl plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 dl cocoa powder
2 dl milk

The caramel sauce

50 g butter
1 1/2 dl brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 dl heavy cream
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder (can be left out of course, or replaced with some other spice)

For garnish

2 dl raspberries, frozen is okay if you only remember to defrost them first (I used about double the amount for three servings since I put raspberries between two slices AND used some for decoration)
~ 2 dl whipped cream flavoured with peppermint essence and sugar (how much you want to use is up to you, I used about 2 drops essence and 1/2 dl sugar)

Oven: 175 degrees C in a regular oven
To bake in: one 2 liter mold or two 1 liter molds

Making the cake:

1. Beat egg and sugar white and fluffy

2. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl

3. Blend the dry ingredients, milk and melted butter with the eggmix (stir carefully, otherwise the cake goes flat when baking it in the oven)

4. Pour the cakemix in your choice of baking mold (if you use two, make sure they get similar amount of mix in them)

5. Bake in the middle of oven for about 60 minutes (if you’re making a big cake) or 30-40 minutes (if you make several smaller cakes) until it’s baked properly ~ meaning if you try it with a stick it should be dry and not covered with beating. Watch the cake carefully, mine got a bit burned since I had them in the oven for additional 10 minutes when 30 had gone.

6. Let the cake cool before slicing it up and decorating it. I recommend making it the day before you intend to use it, it gets easier to slice that way.

Making caramel sauce

1. Put sugar, butter and water in a pot (preferably with a little thicker bottom, otherwise it could easily burn), and melt on low heat (’til the butter is melted, that is)

2. Whisk in the cream, let simmer for about 15 minutes on low heat ~ and stir occasionally, not all the time. Flavour with your spice of choice and let it cool down.

Then it’s garnish time!!! I sliced two pieces per serving, put raspberries between them and caramel sauce on top. On top of that I put my whipped cream and some more raspberries.

This is my dessert for Christmas, it’s delicious and can be tweaked with all kinds of flavour.

Black nailpolish

I like painting my nails since I don’t wear that much jewellery, and I prefer darker colors. The downside of that is, mistakes are very clearly visible. Today, I did this

Now. I was going to PAINT ALL THE NAILS ALIKE!!! But that didn’t happen. It turned out pretty cool anyway, considering I’ve never made any stripes at all on my nails. Which is weird, but there’s a first time for everything…

I’ll try doing all the nails another time, I need another sort of tape to use for the lines ~ this was too wide.

Guess I still learn something every day, how about that.

Simple pinkish pendant

I made this simple thing with some leftovers from a box of cheap beads I bought online. I’d say 90% of the beads were terrible, as always when you buy something that’s going out of season ~ but I like pink and this was easy enough to create:

I actually made loads of these, but it was a while back and I cannot find them. I’m guessing they’re in my ever growing creation box, where I put all my stuff pre-creations.

I’ll have to sort that one out. Christmas is coming up, and I’ve got loads of holiday papers. There will be cards created and sent, but that’s further ahead.

For now, that’s all.

Beaded bracelets

I’m no jewellery lady. I don’t usually wear any accessories besides the watch on my left arm ~ and that’s an old one with no sparkly things.

However, I like bracelets ~ prefereably those I made myself. Because it’s simple, it’s rather cheap, and very creative. If you get the hang of the method, there’s no limit on how to tweak them into your own style. I made these:

It’s just so easy, every one of them is made with beads and tied together using macramé technique ~ not very hard to master. It took me a few days not to get the tied part to twist itself, but when I got that figured out it was pretty easy making them. If you like creating your own jewellery, I highly recommend it.

If you’re curious about macrame techniques, there are a wide variety online ~ I found this to be quite extensive: http://www.free-macrame-patterns.com/learn-macrame.html.

That’s actually a good Christmas gift, if you haven’t figured one out yet ~ or if you want to get an early start of the making/shopping.

Good luck, and don’t be so hard on yourself. We are all beginners at first, even though some people seem to forget that.

 

 

Chocolate/coffee flavoured cupcake with whipped cream

I love baking. It’s creative in so many ways. Also, you have to follow some basic rules ~ but you can also just tweak the recipes to make them “yours”. I made chocolate/coffee flavoured cupcakes, but not in the usual standard, these are sticky ones covered in whipped cream.

 

Chocolate sticky cupcake

 

If you want to make them yourself, this is the recipe in SI units for 12 small sticky ones:

2 eggs

3 dl sugar

2 dl plain flour

5 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla sugar

100 gram melted butter

4 tablespoons cold, strong coffee

a pinch of salt

Preheated oven: 225C, bake about 10 minutes or until they are half-done (they should be sticky in the middle).

Garnish: whipped cream (flavour it any way you like) and a raspberry (or whatever your favourite is).

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir eggs and sugar until they’re properly blended, fold in the wet and dry ingredients, mix until smooth and properly blended. Put batter in cupcake papermolds, bake in oven, garnish when cooled off.

Delicious.

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