Monday, 31 March 2014

The moka pot.

I think it's safe to say that I'm a coffee addict lover. Just like my parents do, I drink it every single day. There's always a thermos bottle filled with filter coffee on the kitchen counter, but when it comes to taste there's one method of brewing that beats all others. My all time favourite coffee is a 'latte' made with coffee brewed with my moka pot. I even prefer its taste to all the lattes I have ever had in various coffee shops!

Friday, 28 March 2014

Seven scents: Puma Fragrance.

In the get to know me tag I did some time ago, I said that I have a favourite perfume brand. It all started many, many years ago: I read a short piece on the Puma Women limited edition in a magazine. I believe it was a perfume brought out for the world cup - football that is, not quidditch! It had a description of the notes and it sounded like a nice scent. So the next time I passed by an Ici Paris store, I went in for a sniff and the next thing I knew, I was buying myself a perfume for the first time ever.
I love many of the fragrances they bring out and they are very affordable. Consequently, as the years passed by, my collection has grown. Here they are in the order in which I think I got them:

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: "classic" goats' cheese omelette.

I'm very much into eating goats' cheese lately. It started out after I'd seen a certain episode of Corner Gas in which Lacey names her goats' cheese omelette 'classic goats' cheese omelette' in order to make her friends eat it. So I tried making one of my own and absolutely loved it!
I make mine as follows: 

Monday, 24 March 2014

Outfit: gray day.

After my shopping trip to Primark I've been enjoying the goodies I got there quite a lot. Here's how I wore the grey jumper:
It's really the same as I wore it in the haul with the addition of a few accessories:

Friday, 21 March 2014

Spring lips: Colour bomb.

Since spring has sprung, I wanted to show you my favourite lipstick for spring! I like bright lipstick in general, but this one is just the perfect colour for spring in my opinion. It is a lipstick by Catrice from a limited edition they did a few years back called Revoltaire: the velvet matt lip colour in colour bomb.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Jogging 5k update.

It's been a while since I posted the last start to run update. Here's a heads up on what I've been doing between then and now.

That Friday I went for it and I jogged what we thought was 5k in 43' 20". I found this to be very slow, but later it turned out that we'd been jogging 5.4k! (according to Google maps at least.)

In that last update I told you M. would take us for dinner if I made the 5k. We haven't done so yet, but I'll make sure we will some time!

But to get back on topic: the week after that was a pretty good one!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Primark purchases part two: accessories and bits and pieces from other shops.

As promised, here's the second part of my Primark haul. As you may suspect after reading either the title or yesterday's post, there's stuff from other shops in here too.
Here they are:

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Primark purchases part one: clothing.

Last week, my friend A. asked if I'd like to go to to Primark together. Clearly I did and so we went on a shopping trip last Wednesday. First stop was obviously Primark but after lunch - which was rather late since we'd spent quite some time at that first stop - we strolled about in some other shops too. After having a slush we went home with a good 'shopping booty'!

So here is part one of this 'haul': Primark clothing. Tomorrow I'll be posting the rest which are Primark accessories and a few goodies from other shops.

Let's go!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Eye of the day: red.

Last Sunday, as I was doing my make-up, I decided to go for something a bit different than my usual neutral shades. I went for a red shade and hoped I wouldn't end up looking like a clown.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Sport gear upgrade.

It's been 13 weeks ago that I started jogging, and thus far I've been relying on old trainers & tracksuit bottoms, and oversized T shirts and hoodies to run in. I did purchase a pair of three quarter length leggings at Primark a while ago but on Saturday I went to Decathlon with my mum and got a few pieces for summer.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: mushroom and garlic quinoa.

Here's another easy peasy recipe!  This one is even easier than the first one. It's definitely no haute cuisine, but it's nice if you want an easy lunch.
It's a quinoa dish and I promise it tastes better than it looks!

For one person you'll need:
about 4 tablespoons of quinoa,
some water (that's not very precise, I know, but I didn't measure it; I'd guess it was about 400 ml),
1 clove of garlic,
5 medium sized mushrooms,
A piece of vegetable stock cube to taste.

Put the quinoa and water in a pot and put it on the stove top on high heat. Then peel and the garlic, mash it with a garlic press and add that in too. Next, cut the mushrooms and add those along with the bit of vegetable stock cube.

All you need to do then is let it boil and stir every now and then. After about 25 minutes most of the water was gone and I poured it on a plate. Easy as that!


Friday, 7 March 2014

Breakfast habits.

Do you know the saying "Eat breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a prince, and eat dinner like a pauper"? I'm usually not hungry in the morning at all, but I try to make myself have breakfast every morning. It's easier to have something that doesn't take much effort, so I eat cold oats! And here's how I eat mine:

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

A caffè mocha inspired beverage.

On Saturday, someone made me a beverage to try. It consisted of hot chocolate, instant coffee and water. It was very nice and later that day I made my own version at home.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Nivea Sensitive Day Cream.

About two weeks ago I was in search - online that is - of a decent day cream that would protect my skin from UV-rays. I came across the Nivea sensitive day cream with spf 15. Now I know that spf 15 isn't all that much, but I figured it would be better than not wearing sunscreen at all.

I decided to give this cream a go so a few days later I picked it up.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Books I'm currently reading.

Usually I only read one or maximum two books at a time. But lately I'm reading four at a time.
Here they are: