Monday, 31 March 2008
Sunday, 30 March 2008
Ashlee's outfit is so darling and i love the neon orange shoes, kinda matches her skin lol but doesn't go with the outfit! The chanel bracelet is kinda tacky.
Hurrah for Abigail Breslin! Finally a kid dressing her age!
Saturday, 29 March 2008
Cinnamon Buns: It doesn't smell of typical cinnamon buns, more like cinnamon gum. Its the perfect treat in winter to warm you up. Its a great addition to your bath time.
Hot apple cider: This doesn't smell as appley as i thought it would, i was looking for a real hot apple cider smell but it got more of a winter spice smell which was rather disappointing but it still smelt great! Warning though it is bright orange!
Gingerbread man: This was totally not what i was expecting! i wanted gingerbread smells and got lemon coco cola smell! It has a completely different consistency to the others and is a browny clear liquid which much runnier than the other. It turned out to be my favourite smell, but made me crave coke first thing in the morning!
Hot cocoa: This is my second fave! It smells just like chocolate! Its a dark brown colour which may make you go brown in the shower but it washes off when you rinse.
Friday, 28 March 2008
As you may know im a lipgloss addict and i will certainly be adding this to my Make up wishlist! It looks like the perfect day time gloss which i can picture with my chocolatte eye look!
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.
Into a medium bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, then beat in vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with sour cream and beginning and ending with flour.
Pour batter into cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool in pan 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then spread with Easy White Icing using a table knife or small offset spatula. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.
( they are actually this colour unlike the top pics)
Makes 3 1/2 cups, enough for 18 standard cupcakes
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 pound (3 2/3 cups) confectioners' sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk, (optional)
In a mixing bowl, cream butter until smooth.
Gradually add confectioners’ sugar; beat until smooth, then add the milk and mix again.
Monday, 24 March 2008
Chick flicks are a necessary thing for girls along with chocolate, make up and fashion. It’s like girl code that Chick flicks are what you watch a sleepovers or at movie marathons! They will make you laugh, cry and be happy all at the same time (except the crying bit, couture gal doesn’t cry at movies lol!)
1. Mean girls, a fabulous film starring Lindsay Lohan, its about a home schooled girl going to high school, joining the popular girls whilst being friends with art freaks and getting revenge on the queen bee.
5. Devil wears Prada, a must for all fashionistas, it’s about working for a monster of a editor of “Runway”, turning a fashion crime girl into a fashionista and learning the fashion trade.
Sunday, 23 March 2008
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
Thursday, 20 March 2008
For when you need to rest your peepers! This vintage dolls outfit is the exact copy of the cat mask outfit which we all love! Its on eBay with a seller with only one feedback so make sure you pay by paypal in case something goes wrong. Item number is 150224896944 for all those doll lovers and is only $7.49
So during this Easter weekend, grab some popcorn,easter eggs or even a danish pastry like in Breakfast at Tiffany's, relax and watch this classic film!
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
225g (6oz) milk chocolate
2oz of Plain Chocolate
50g (2oz) butter
2 tablespoons of golden syrup/corn syrup
100g (4oz)Shredded wheat
Packet of candy-coated mini eggs
Paper baking cases
A muffin baking tray
A large saucepan
1. Place ten of the paper baking cases into muffin baking tray.
2.Break the chocolate into pieces and place these into a large saucepan.
3.Add the butter into the pan.
4.Dip a tablespoon into hot water to warm it up before using it to add the golden syrup into the pan.
5.Heat the pan stirring the mixture all the time until the chocolate,golden syrup and butter have melted.
6.Turn off the heat. Add the Shredded wheat to the mixture gently stirring them until they are covered with the chocolate.
7.Put the mixture into each of the paper baking cases. Make a small hollow in the centre of each nest with the back of a teaspoon.
8. Place 2-3 mini eggs in each case.
9. Put in fridge until set. You can leave or take off the cases.
Couture gal xxx
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Monday, 17 March 2008
*pictures taken from purseforums.
Sadly its $1,185 price tag doesnt stretch to a teens budget!! Tho i do hope for a LV for my birthday which is in may! The Vanchetta watercolours are coming out in May and the exotic's are out tomorrow! If you cant afford the price tag, LV have a super cute bandeau with the print on it!
Also i'm glad to see that the MC alma is being recognised by a celeb once again! I've got the white version which i bought with some money that i inherited. Its such a pretty shaped bag and comes in many diffrent lines!
Couture gal xxx
Sunday, 16 March 2008
Escada Sunset Heat is a blend of Top notes of papaya, lemon, mango sherbet, and pineapple mousse. Middle notes of icy watermelon, peach, lotus flower, and hibiscus. Base notes of sandalwood, amber crystals, and musk.
DKNY be delicious
DKNY Be Delicious blends fruity-floral notes of apple, cucumber, grapefruit, magnolia, tuberose, white muguet, rose, violet, sandalwood, blonde woods and white amber.
This perfume smells clean and Apple with a slight cool smell but after 15minutes it begins to smell more musky and like a toffee apple. I don't love the bottle shape as i wish it was more feminine!Miss Dior Cherie
Miss Dior Chérie Perfume by Christian Dior is for the new Dior girl, a scent of sugar and spice. An impertinent gourmand and modern chypre fragrance. Notes of Green Tangerine, Strawberry Leaves, Pink Jasmine, Caramelized Popcorn, Strawberry Sorbet,Patchouli and Crystalline Musk.
I love this scent the best as it reminds me of when i first bought it and went on holiday! Its sweet and musky and has a rather unique smell about it ! Its my favourite out of the bunch! It has such a pretty girlie bottle too!
I'm not a expert on perfume and i don't know much about it so these are just the thoughts of couture gal!
couture gal xxx
Saturday, 15 March 2008
So bye bye Covergirl lashblast and rimmel eyeliner into the bin you go!
Anyway on to my point, here are the shelf lives of your make up!
Eye shadow: Lasts up to 3 years. Watch for discoloration and, if you live in humid climates, mold.( so even if you sadly love them and they are ancient, please put them in the bin!)
Eye Liner: sharpen regularly. Can last up to three years. (Yeah right! mine lasts a couple of months)
Mascara: Bin after 4 months, don't pump the wand as it lets air, creating more bacteria! eww try swirling the brush instead
Lip gloss: 6-12 months. I know mine smell funky after a while and when they do, the go in the lip gloss graveyard!
Liquid foundation: 12-18 months. Be sure to check regularly for a weirdo smell! And if the product starts to separate in the jar,BIN IT!!
Powder foundation: 2 years.
Lipstick: 2-3 years. check regularly for odd smell and mold in humid climates.
Also washing brushes and sponges are a must! Preferably once a week! I tend to wash them at night, so they are more or less dry by the morning or do it on a weekend when you probably wont wear make up!