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Sunday, 2 August 2020

Burger Dates & Coffee | Justinian's Cafe

Burger Dates & Coffee | Justinian's Cafe


During these times small cafes like Justinian's Cafe in my local shopping centre have been able to stay open which is awesome they practice social distancing really well and all of the staff are super helpful 
I have always been a lover of the Brunch, Lunch & Desserts at this cafe so its nice to be able to still be able to pop into the cafe and grab a coffee & something to eat when im running errands 



The burgers have always been a favourite of mine they are made from an all beef patty bacon egg lettuce tomato cheese & beetroot relish 
its such a delicious burger a must from Justinian's Cafe 
I hope your staying safe during these times
Geri 
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Friday, 31 July 2020

Natasha Denona Bronze Palette & Colourpop California Love Palette | Haul & Dupes

Natasha Denona Bronze Palette & Colourpop California Love Palette | Haul & Dupes


So a few weeks back i finally caved and purchased the stunning Natasha Denona Bronze palette as I wanted to have some makeup fun with trying one of her palettes as I have never purchased a Natasha Denona palette before and boy im so glad I did her palettes are stunning in this blogpost i will be going into more depth with the shadows of this palette plus I have added this gorgeous Colourpop dupe if your looking to save but have a fun look that is similar with these palettes 

They are both absolutely stunning palettes to have in your makeup collection the Natasha Denona one  has more of a bronze & peachy duo chrome colour story to it with bronze shadows the Colourpop one has more of a lighter colour story going on with bronze tones the only difference i can feel with these shadows is some of the Natasha Denona ones that are really buttery in texture were getting a bit patchy when i was swatching them im not sure why this was happening as they didn't go patchy on my eyelids when i was having a play around with this palette maybe it was because the skin on my arm is different to my eyelid skin i still love both of these palettes the same though
The Natasha Denona Bronze palette has such a soft & buttery feel to the shadows they blend really well I love how much the glitter shines in the duo chrome shadows the only thing it is missing is one light matte shadow as I just always find having a lighter shadow tone helps lighten my crease with eye looks 
Colourpop California Love Palette 
This palette has a bronze burnt orange colour story to it the shadows are soft & buttery like all colourpop shadows do the the only diffrence between this palette & the Natasha Denona Bronze Palette is that there is a few more lighter matte shades to work with in the crease and there is a pressed glitter in the Colourpop palette 

This was a eye look I created using the Natasha Denona Bronze palette 
Have you tried this palette or the Colourpop one I would love to know your thoughts
Geri
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Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Vanilla Buttercake with Strawberries & Chocolate | Baking Treats

Vanilla Buttercake with Strawberries & Chocolate | Baking Treats


This vanilla butter cake will be the best thing you have tried in ages this is a Coles boxed cake mix but i add more butter to make this more smooth & soft in texture 
To make this you will need 
2 Large eggs 
1 Coles box mix i used vanilla cake mix
to heap tablespoons of butter at room temperature 
quarter of a cup of milk 
in a large mixing bowl mix you wet ingredients with your dry mix 
make sure its all mixed smoothly together 
in 2 cake pans separate the mix so you can have two even cakes
cook for about 35minutes at 180 fan forced 
let the cakes cool down and add some frosting i also used chopped strawberries in the centre as well as the top 
Geri
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Thursday, 23 July 2020

My Favourite Winter Makeup | Colourpop Pretty Fresh Tinted Moisturiser & Maybelline Nudes of New York Palette

My Favourite Winter Makeup | Colourpop Pretty Fresh Tinted Moisturiser & Maybelline Nudes of New York Palette


Since we have been in this stay at home period I have been around with a new maybelline eyeshadow palette and i've also been loving my Colourpop tinted moisturiser's they have been the perfect makeup products for the winter season even when im out in the garden I love wearing something on my face as a skin protector 

The whole Pretty Fresh range has to be my number 1 favourite from Colourpop
for this makeup look I used the pretty fresh primer both of my tinted moisturisers in Fair 1N & Light 5N & the setting spray if you have never tried this spray before I 100% recommend it for all skin types if you have an allergy to coconut this may not be the product for you as coconut water is one of the ingredients in this the main reason why I love the Pretty fresh range is due to the Hyaluronic Acid which is known to attract 1,000x its weight in water I find when products have hyaluronic acid in them it helps with my oily skin 

I mix the two of tinted moisturiser's as thats the perfect shade for myself 
The maybelline New York nudes palette is such a gorgeous new palette the colour story 
Colourpop super shock shadows will forever be a go to for any eye look this one is from the Disney Princess line so this is love 
Flower Beauty lip duo has been the only lipstick I wear the colours in the flower beauty range are stunning I own 5 different colours this one is in Honey Nude plus the miracle matte powder is my absolute favourite setting powder I love how it buffs all my productions into the skin for that natural look
Geri  
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Monday, 20 July 2020

Bedroom HomeDecor | Ikea Kmart

Bedroom HomeDecor | Ikea Kmart



During this time of being at home more I decided a few months back to change up my bedroom furniture as I was browsing on the ikea website I stumbled across the gorgeous Kullen Drawers these are the perfect size for my bedroom and they fit so much plus now i've got  a proper dedicated area for my makeup & houseplants
The little pink vase with faux flowers inside is from Kmart as well as my Makeup Mirror this is the small Hollywood mirror its huge plus you 3 settings for light colours " cool warm & neutral" the flowers are also Kmart and Kasier Craft they have a stunning selection of faux flowers that i love 
I wanted my furniture to all match my Alex drawers that store my spare makeup skincare and other bits and bobs 
They retail at $79 for the 3 drawers & $179 for the 6 drawers 
Im just loving the colours of peaches & rose gold for my makeup area 

Pink tray is from Kmart it goes perfect for holding my Peperomia Plants that I have my bedroom 
My Peperomias Moonlight , Red Luna & Pink Lady 
Have you been doing any Home decor projects lately 
Geri 
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Thursday, 9 July 2020

Mars Bar Slice | Easy Baking Treat

Mars Bar Slice | Easy Baking Treat


Mars Bar Slice is a classic in our family this easy fridge making treat will be a winner with any chocolate lover here is my recipe on how I make this delicious chocolate slice  
To make this you will need 
2 bags of the mars bar chocolate 20 pieces per bag 
2 heap table spoons of butter I used the Lurpak butter 
2 cups of rice bubbles 
1 bag of Cadbury melt chocolates 
2 blocks of good quality dark chocolate broken into pieces 
Some sprinkles to decorate on the top 
In a large microwaveable mixing bowl melt all mars bars and butter together until smooth 
Add the rice bubbles and mix together until coated through 
Melt the milk and dark chocolate together until smooth 
In a oven dish add some baking paper and spoon on your rice bubble mars bar mix add you melted chocolate and add sprinkles 
Leave in the fridge to set over night 
Geri
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Sunday, 5 July 2020

House Plant Haul | Calathea , Peperomia & More

House Plant Haul | Calathea , Peperomia & More


As we've been in the House a lot more lately I have taken my love for all things succulents and indoor plants to create a little nook in our spare room full of my house plants that I have been growing in this post I will be telling you what I use to keep these plants looking healthy during the winter months  
Firstly the main thing you need for all of these houseplants is Distilled water as it has no chlorine the chlorine that is in water harms the healthy growth of new leaves and does cause yellowing and browning in the leaves i purchase my distilled water in 5 litre bottles at Bunnings 
I do use a water meter that i found from Amazon i always check my plants daily to make sure they are looking healthy 
plus i use a diffuser a few times a day misting the plants helps as well that is what has helped me with 
the houseplants 

The Calatheas 
These plants come in all different colours and variations these can be very temperamental you will know right away if something is wrong with your plant they need to be checked daily my diffuser runs at 180 minutes about 3 times a day to make sure they are getting to adequate humidity they need 
White Fusion Calathea from Plants by Wendy
This beautiful baby has a mix of Green Creams & Purple undersides this is one of my favourite calatheas although there has been lots of tears growing this plant as my 1st one had not gone so great but this one is absolutely thriving from Plants by Wendy
Calathea Peacock Door 2 Door Plants
The peacock plant is a fun deep green leaf with little flecks of lighter green on the leaves the underside has a purple burgundy tone which is stunning when the plant lifts up at nighttime 

Calathea Orbifolia Plant it up Plants 
The colours in these leaves are so beautiful the light lime green shade mixed with the deeper green of the striped pattern on the leaves also the shape of these leaves are so pretty and unique 

Peperomia Plants
Moonlight & Red Luna these colours are just stunning I keep these 2 in my bedroom in a east facing window my moonlight peperomia is from Bunnings & the red luna is from door 2 door plants 
Ivy Plants

Hendra Ivy   
have the most gorgeous mix of green & cream leaves 

 Variegated Ivy
 that I got online from a plant shop called Plant it up is a stunning cream and green ivy with flecks of purples in the leaves and on the stem of the plant 

Rubber Plant 
This rubber plant I actually got from Ikea last year its grown so well in the summer I place this little beauty outside to get some extra colour come to life in this plant 
What are some of your favourite house plants 
Geri


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