Tag Archives: mint

creamy feta and tomato spread

12 Sep

hello lovelies,

i wanted to remember the last days of summer by sharing one of my favorite summer foods.
it’s so simple, fresh and tasty!

yummm

 all you need for this delicious treat is:
– 1 box of feta cheese (can be creamy or light, salty or low-salt, however you prefer)
– some cherry tomatoes
– some dry peppermint leaves
– salt, pepper and some olive oil
– optional: lemon or lime

– wash and chop up the tomatoes, add them to the feta and stir until the feta becomes like a paste.
– add some olive oil, salt and pepper, and crush some mint leaves over the cheese.
– stir and add some more mint if you want it more minty.
– if you want to give it a zesty kick, you can add some lemon or lime to it.

done! so easy, right? you can eat this with toasted bread, as a vegetable dip, as filling for sandwiches or as a snack on the side with crackers.
it keeps for about 4-5 days in the fridge (as long as the cheese would keep normally).

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essie turquoise & caicos and mint candy apple

29 Jun

finally a new nail post!
i recently bought two wonderful minty shades, and i wanted to try both of them right away. instant gratification to the max!
let me know what you think of the two shades!

t&c on the left, m-c-a on the right

i thought that painting each hand in a different color, with the contrasting ring finger nail would look cool. and it did! the difference between the two shades is quite distinct, even in the consistency! the more covering pastel mint candy apple has a thicker texture, and i love the light pastel blue. turquoise & caicos is more liquid, i needed three coats to get complete coverage (mint candy apple needed only 2 coats), but it’s so worth the extra effort! the color is a fresh tiffany blue, and both shades are such fun summer colors! these two colors (aswell as corals and oranges) would look awesome with a silver or gold glitter top coat, don’t you think?
have you tried these or similar shades?
what colors do you like to wear most?

copenhagen distortion and circus confetti

30 May

i hate that work takes all my blogging energy away. i’m left in the evening with no strength to do anything anymore. i literally hurl myself onto the couch and don’t move except for getting food. the last tidbits are spared for transferring my exhausted body to the bathroom for the evening routine, and finally- propel myself into my bed.
so so sad.

not today! today, my dearest readers, i will stay up late! for what? packing!
i’ve taken thursday and friday off work, to attend the wonderful copenhagen distortion – a block party so awesome, it lasts four days. set smack- right in the city center of wonderful copenhagen, this party is epic. my best friend and i went already last year, and promised eachother we’d do it again. and again.

last year we were blessed with fantastic weather- sadly, the forecast for the following days doesn’t look so nice, but whatever! fuck you weather, we don’t need your cooperation to party!
that’s right.

my biggest dilemma right now is the ever-recurring, perpetual question of: “what will i wear?”  
ok… so there is a 30-50% chance of rain for pretty much all four days, and the temperatures will be in the mid-high-teens (celsius) during the day, and around 8°c at night. not toasty, but not fuck-i’m-freezing either.
the plan is to take one pair of jeans (ripped), and one other pair of pants. i think it’ll be my gray jeans. a pair of tights, jeans-shorts or skirt, and a bunch of t-shirts and sweaters/hoodies. footwear has to be practical: black wellies and my black-and-gold reebok high tops. i don’t know yet which jacket or coat i will end up taking… it has to be something that won’t get me wet… maybe i’ll stop by h&m in the morning and scout for wind/rainbreakers.
what are your suggestions for bad-weather festival/party/concert attire? what are your favorite clothing items you always take with you to an event?

i have a special plan for my nails. while in bratislava i bought a very cool nailpolish from essence, 02 circus confetti – a multicolored and multi-shaped glitter top coat:

circus confetti!

 as a base coat i used the clear polish (colour&go, dries super fast) and the gel-look polish as a top. it looked really cool, even on natural nails. the vision for my distortion nails is circus confetti over either a white base, or the light bluey-minty catrice sold out forever. which do you think would look better? white or blue-mint?

 

*sunshine award nomination*

15 May

holy moly!
was my reaction today, when i saw that the lovely julia from my fashionable day nominated me for the *sunshine award* !

this is my first nomination ever since i’ve started blogging in december, and i’m so honored and happy!

i know the work outfit posts are long overdue, but i’m just so excited, i have to do this one first!

these are the steps to follow:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post on your blog
  • Answer 1o questions about yourself
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you

step 1:

sunshine award logo

the 10 personal questions are:

1. Favorite Color? (all shades of) pink, mint and black.

2. Favorite hobbies or activitiesfashion, movies, shows, reading, hanging out with friends, writing, horsebackriding and basketball.

3. What kind of pet do I have/favorite animal? i have 3 adorable cats, and my favorite animals are cats, dogs and horses (the list goes on, but these are top 3).

4. Why do I  love fashion? because fashion is a form of self expression, of beauty, creativity and freedom- what’s not to love?

5. Favorite drink? water, grape juice, tea, milk and bubble tea. mojito, gin n tonic, asti and red wine are my favorite alcoholic drinks.

6. Favorite food? salad, pizza, steak, egyptian food, sandwiches (including burgers).

7. Favorite number? 4

8. Favorite pattern? leopard (in all colors), aztec and lace.

9. Facebook or twitter? both, but facebook is my favorite.

10. Favorite cupcake flavor? red velvet, vanilla and my awesome cocoa-white chocolate chip-raspberry.


the bloggers i nominate for the sunshine award are:

love and a six-foot leash

kitties + couture

chocolate and raspberries

into mind

julia’s styleutopia

hungry hinny

don’t ask me to smile

sally’s baking addiction

out damn swatch

the modern man


all these blogs are amazing in their own way. some are purely fashion, some strictly baking, others are about animals, many are a vivid mix- but one thing is for certain- they all are a beautiful, inspirational, informative and entertaining read!

thank you again julia for this great opportunity and honor!

color extravaganza

4 Apr

i finally had time to paint my nails- i apologize for the smudges and the less-than-perfect cuticles, but it was a spur of the moment decision :)

after reading kelly’s blog entry about catrice sold out forever– a stunning mint shade with microglitter particles i had to go get this beautiful color! and of course i picked up two more, for good measure: hip queens wear blue jeans and meet me at coral island. blue jeans is a beautiful denim blue with microparticles of blue and silver glitter- very special! and coral island is (as you guessed) a fresh pinky-orangy coral shade that is perfect for spring!

i didn’t have any time to dedicate to my nails these past two weeks, so i was craving color, and lots of it! so i just picked out 10 bottles and went for it!

left hand: the colors i used are: essence viva la green, catrice sold out forevercatrice pimp my shrimp, catrice meet me at coral island and catrice hip queens wear blue jeans.

sold out forever and viva la green

meet me at coral island and pimp my shrimp

the right hand:

colors used: look comet, look grass, rimmel hot shot, catrice birdy reloaded and mwah australia aqua. i was positively surprised by birdy reloaded- it also contained microglitter! it’s such a fun shade!

aqua, birdy reloaded, hot shot, grass and comet

these colorful nails put me in such a good mood! i’m off to make lunch, and then i’ll pack!

outlet city

29 Mar

i’m just about to go to Parndorf Designer Outlet City with my mom. we are skilled bargain hunters, and i think a good 95% of my wardrobe was bought on sale or special offer.

i don’t like paying full price for something… it is such an exhilarating feeling making a bargain on clothes, shoes, bags and accessories!
since i’m travelling to the states in a week, i want to see if i can add anything to the stuff i’m taking :)

i’ll post how it went later today!
toodles!

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update:

i got some major bargains!!!
from the michael kors store, i got two slouchy cardigans, one black and one cream in a wool mix, for a ridiculous price. i also found an awesome blazer with long satin lapels that will help glam up jeans perfectly.
from the ralph lauren shop i got a merino wool mint colored sweater, with a lilac pony embroidery- so beautiful and soft!
i also couldn’t help myself, and had to stop by mango- genius idea (one should always follow their instincts!) i found pretty camel colored suede booties with a cylindric dark wood stiletto heel, and super practical beige linen wedges with straw wedge heel. and, i also found a caramel colored oversize blazer (similar to this color) for 15 euros! 15!!!
did i mention i love a good bargain?
oh and i got a fuchsia skin watch to wear at the beach from the swatch outlet.
i’ll post pictures of the items when i wear them :)

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