Easy Everyday Eye Look

I don't have a lot of time for any complex makeup looks in the mornings, so I love being able to achieve a smart makeup look for work in minimal time.

I have seen a lot more smokey winged eyeliner looks on Pinterest recently using black eyeshadow as opposed to liquid or gel liner. Here is my version.

You will need:
- a crease colour of your choice (I chose a light gold colour from Natio)
- black eye shadow
- angled eye liner brush
- eye lash curler
- mascara

Step 1. Apply the crease colour using light forward and back strokes along your crease

Step 2. Using your angled eye liner brush, apply a thin line of black eyeshadow to the top of the lid, stopping before you reach the inner corner of the eye.

Step 3. Following the line of your bottom water line, create a small "wing" on the end of your eyes and connect to the rest of the eye liner.

Step 4. Curl your lashes

Step 5. Apply mascara

- J x



Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

Yummy and easy. That's the best way to describe the mini chocolate cheesecakes I made for dessert on Sunday night. 

They were inspired by the mini lemon cheesecakes in this months Coles magazine. I am not a huge fan of lemon, and I knew my sister would eat it if it was chocolate! So I changed the recipe slightly.

You will need:
250g spreadable cream cheese at room temperature
Packet of chocolate biscuits (I used Arnots choc ripple)
500ml chocolate ice cream
12 hole muffin pan
12 muffin casings
Flake chocolate for serving

Step 1. Once the cream cheese has reached room temperature (this is really important otherwise the mixture will turn out lumpy), place it into a large bowl and scoop in the chocolate ice cream. Wait 5 minutes for the ice cream to melt.

Step 2. While you are waiting for the ice cream to melt, place the 12 muffin casings into the muffin pan and place a chocolate biscuit at the bottom of each.

Step 3. Once the ice cream has melted, use a metal spoon to combine it with the cream cheese and immediately place into the muffin tins.

Step 4. Freeze for 4 hours or until firm. Sprinkle the flake on top when you are ready to serve.

Happy Eating!

- J x


New discovery - The Braided Scarf

The braided scarf. Not something you can buy in the shops but something you can do with any scarf in your wardrobe! 

I discovered this on pinterest recently and thought it was such a cute idea, especially for wearing lighter scarves in the warmer months.

image source here.

 How cute is does it look! And it is so easy. 

To find out how to braid your scarves, you can see the tutorial from Krissa's Creative Hands here.

NB: As Krissa states in her blog post, this looks a lot nicer when you use thinner scarves as the braid is more defined.

- J x