This is a simple beautiful understated bling on my nails. Its low maintenance, it goes with any and everything and when I get terribly bored, all I need is to look at my nails and see the play of light. Fun!
Monthly Archives: January 2012
Facewash- Fabindia Honey & Frankincense face wash. Not good not bad. Next please.
Sunscreen- Vichy Capital Soleil Protective Sun Cream Face SPF 50. I am never buying this again even though this is the first time my face has not tanned. I can go into the sun with out worries. But (and a big BUT) I dont like how it makes my face look shiny and weird.
Lipblam- I am using atleast six of them. My lips are just about managing to look healthy at this point.
Nightcream- L’Occitane Angelica Hydration Cream. I love it. I have been incredibly lucky with the night creams this year. But Angelica makes me happiest. The beast thing I can say about this cream is, it has made my skin low maintenance in the peak of winters, when usually it goes all dry and flaky. I hope I remember to come back to it next winters.
Shower gel- Bodyshop Olive Bath & Shower Gel. Good
Body Butter- The Bodyshop Olive Body Butter. Good
Hand cream- The Bodyshop Cocoa Butter hand and Body Lotion. I have to finish the bottle. But its good.
Foot cream- The Bodyshop Olive Body Butter. It is a very good foot cream actually.
Scrub- Burts Bees Citrus Scrub. Excellent
Face mask- Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow Masque Yogurt Skin Whitening & Brightening. I like it much. My face glows for sure. After a series of duds this revived my faith in face masks, I was ready to give up on them. Who needs to spend time and money for nothing. Not me.Thank you.
The new year’s eve was fantastically cold this year. I had perfect time reading Millennium trilogy and drinking copious amounts of tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Sadly I am the only hot chocolate lover in this house, so it’s not made as frequently as I’d like, which in some ways is a good thing.
I took the hot chocolate recipe from one of my favourite blogs. I love to go though this blog even on days I don’t plan to cook anything. This also happens to be the blog I have lifted maximum number of recipes from. 😛
I have simply copy pasted the recipe. But there isn’t much .I have it by heart but this is my safeguard in case I forget by next year which is high probability. Okay now I am going in circles.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
- 200ml / 1 cup milk
- 100ml / 1/2 cup cream
- 1 inch vanilla, split and scraped (optional)
- 100g the best chocolate you can get 55% upwards (I’ve used 70% callebaut and 50 something Valrhona)
- whipped cream to serve
- Heat the milk and cream together in a pan with the vanilla. Once it comes to a simmer, turn off the heat and cover the pot for the vanilla to infuse into the milk. Let it sit for 20 minutes or so.
- Reheat the milk to bring it back to a simmer. Take it off the heat and whisk in the chocolate and stir until the chocolate has completely melted.
- Pour into cups and serve with whipped cream.
The pictures just give an idea of what this polish is but the true magic happens on the nails. Star Spangled is a deep red jelly with glitter that dances at every given chance. It looks like a red jelly and glitter sandwich. The glitter glows in the jelly but never overtakes it. I am in love with this polish and have had it on my hand almost every other week, which is a rarity.
I hope Stylecraze will get the full size Orly bottles and some more collections. And when and if they do I hope I can find Star Spangled there.