Friday, November 29, 2013

Funky nails

Every time that I do these nails people tell me that they really like them, doesn't matter if they're friends or just people who I meet when I'm out and about, they always get surprised when I say that I did them myself so I figured that I would show you how I ''create'' them! 

These are the things you'll need:
White nail polish
Black nail polish
A really thin nail brush 
and a top coat (I really like when it's a matte top coat but you choose). 

Step1: Start by applying a coat of white nail polish. 
Step2: When that has dried start making lines with the black nail polish (2a,b,c) by using the thin brush.
Step3: Fill in the triangles with the black nail polish. I use the thin brush here too because it's not so messy. 
Step4: Let that dry and then Finnish of by using the top coat! 


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Five Details

Oh so happy! Oh so happy! Oh so happy! 
After having so many problems with ordering my iPhone it has finally arrived! The process has been going on for a bit more then a month so now I am extremely happy that it's finally here! 

I went to the cinema with two friends yesterday, we were supposed to see Catching fire but something went wrong when my friend made our reservations so we decided to see Malavita in stead. It is hilarious so I'm very happy that we did! 

The Christmas decorations have resurfaced. The Christmas tree in my dorm has been decorated and the Christmas music has been playing for three days now. It's supposed to start snowing tomorrow and I can't wait! 

I'm really looking forward to seeing my family and cats again this weekend! On Friday I'm going home to Luxembourg to celebrate Thanksgiving with my american relatives and also a Swedish celebration that is called Gåsamiddag that we have celebrated every year since I was five. We are five families that get together and eat good food, play games and catch up. 

Loads of love to all of you!

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Je voudrais

Oh! I am so in love with this Acne coat! // Jeans // Just a plain white T-shirt // 
These Zara ankle boots are just amazing // Zara Handbag

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Citrus Marshmallowfudge

I based this recipe from one that I found on a Swedish blog that I really like called Marias Bakglädje
It takes about 20 minutes to make and then you have to keep it in the refrigerator for about two hours. 
It's got a really citrusy flavor and it is very different from anything that I have tasted before. 
When you think about fudge you usually think of vanilla or chocolate fudge so when I tasted this after I had made it I couldn't make up my mind about if I liked it or not but after two bites I fell in love. 
I hope you fall in love with this recipe just as much as I did! 

What you need: 
50g butter 
1dl heavy cream
175g sugar
the juice from one lemon
2 Clementine's
1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
150g marshmallows 
200g white chocolate

How you make it: 
Step1: Melt the butter.
Step2: Lower the heat to medium heat and add the cream, sugar , lemon juice, Clementine zest and juice, vanilla powder and the marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows have melted. When they have melted let it cook for another ten minutes. 
Step3: Take the pot away from the heat and add the chocolate and stir until it's become a smooth batter. 
Step4: put baking paper in a baking pan that is about 10x25cm big and pour the batter into the pan and put it in the fridge. 

Now there are loads of ways you can present this, two of them are that you can
 just cut them into squares or you can roll them into baking paper! 

Cut them into squares:
Let the batter set in the fridge for about two hours and then just take them out and cut them into squares. 

Roll them into baking paper. 
Step1: Take the batter out before it has become totally hard, about an hour after you put it in the fridge. If it's too hard just microwave it for about five seconds. 
Step2: Cut the whole thing into bite size pieces. 
Step3: Cut baking paper into pieces that are about 7x10cm.
Step4: Put a piece of fudge in the center and wrap the paper around it. 
Step5: Take the roll with both hand and then twist it, turn one hand towards your body and the other hand away from your body. At the same time push your hands a bit closer to each other so that you get that round shape. 
Step6: Put the candy in your fridge for another hour or two to let them harden. enjoy! 

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lovely Links

~ 30 of the most powerful pictures ever!
~ This a capella group is just amazing, here is the evolution of music.
~ How common is your birthday?
~ Career 101, Interview tips!
34 ways to de-clutter your entire life.
~ This is how you make your own Ear Cuff.
~ I am in love with this CÉLFIE sweatshirt!
9 kitchen hacks you need to know as a college student.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Chocolate mousse

My friends celebrated their 20th birthdays together last weekend and they asked me to make the dessert for the dinner so I made this chocolate mousse. Everyone loved it! 
It is simple to make and is really good. It is very filling so you don't need to make your portions so big! It only takes about 20 minutes to make and then you can put them in the fridge and enjoy them later! 

What you need:
3 eggs
1 dl sugar
2dl creme fraiche
250g dark chocolate (70%) 

How you make it:
step1: separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and put them in two different bowls. Whisk the egg whites until it has become a hard foam. 
step2: In a different bowl mix the egg yolks and the sugar together until it looks like a fluffy yellow mixture. 
Step3: Melt the chocolate by chopping it up and placing the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Boil water in a pan and put the heatproof bowl on top of it.
Step4: Take the melted chocolate of the pan and mix it with the creme fraiche, egg yolks and sugar.
Step5: Add the egg whites.
Step6: pour the mixture into portion sized glasses or bowls or jut into one big bowl, depending on how you want to serve it. Put them in the fridge for an hour or two. 
Step7: Whipp some cream, pipe it on top of the mousse and voila(!), your done! 

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hazelnut caramel/toffee deliciousness

I must say that I'm really proud of this particular recipe since I just improvised all the way thru and just kept adding things that I found in my kitchen. Is it to early to start with the christmasy treats? Personally I think so but I just couldn't stop myself! 

What you need: 
2dl sugar 
2dl light syrup 
1dl cream 
2 tablespoons cocoa 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
100g dark chocolate 
100g butter 
200g hazelnuts 

How you make them: 
Step1: mix the sugar, cream and syrup together in a pot and let it melt together on medium heat. 
Step2: when bubbles have started to form add the butter and stir until it has melted, then add the cocoa and cinnamon and make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture. 
Step3: add the chocolate and just stir until it has all melted together. 
Step4: let it boil for about another 5-10 minutes. You can dip a spoon into the mixture and run it under some cold water. It should be a bit tough to get it away with your teeth. That way you know when it's done. 
Step5: put some baking paper in a pan. I chose one that was 7x20cm and that was perfect for this amount. 
Step6: pour half of the mixture into the pan and then cover the top with hazelnuts.
Step7: Put the pan in the freezer for about ten minutes, leave the rest of the mixture on the stove on low heat so that it doesn't start to set. 
Step8: Take it out of the freezer and pour the rest of the mixture on top of the hazelnuts. Put it back into the freezer until it has hardened and then cut it into pieces. 

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Mocha Squares

These mocha squares are very easy to make and it only takes about an 
hour including baking time! 

What you need: 
For the cake:                                                  For the topping:
150g butter                                                     75g butter
1.5 dl milk                                                       0.75 dl coffee
3 eggs                                                              0.5 dl cocoa
2.5 dl sugar                                                     1.5 tablespoon vanilla sugar 
0.75 dl cocoa                                                  5 dl confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder                           coconut flakes
4 dl flour 

How you make the cake:
Step1: Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
Step2: Melt the butter, add the milk and let it cool. 
Step3:whisk the eggs and sugar together till the mixture gets fluffy. 
Step4: In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients together (cocoa, baking powder, flour).
Step5: Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture about one dl at a time.
Step6: Add the butter mixture and combine everything until smooth. 
Step7: Put some baking paper in a pan that is about 30x40cm, pour the batter into the pan and spread it out so that it is an even layer. 
Step8: Bake for about 20 minutes and then set it aside to let it cool. 

How you make the topping: 
Step1: Melt the butter. 
Step2: Add the coffee (preferably cold).
Step3: Add the cocoa, vanilla sugar and confectioners sugar one at a time.
Step4: Make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture. 

When the cake has cooled spread the topping on top in an even layer and then sprinkle coconut flakes on top. Put the cake in the fridge for about five to ten minutes. Then remove it from the baking paper and cut it into portion sized pieces and then you can serve it! 

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