Halloween Nails

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? My friend Sofia loathes costume parties, but every year she makes an effort to celebrate the holiday by wearing a tiny festive detail, like skull earrings or a spider hairpin.

Well, this year her plan is to rock this awesome cat manicure for the whole week leading up to Halloween weekend, and I’m thinking about joining her, since it's SO darn cute!

So if you’re not into dressing up, but feel like having a bit of fun, here is the full tutorial to get started. Cheers!

P.S: The best Halloween costumes - ever!
P.P.S: Plus, 10 best scary films :)

(Photo by Jessica Washick via/for Design*Sponge)

How to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

When the chilly fall arrives, nothing beats looking at the grumpy weather through the window of your cozy home. I know many of you love a good simmer pot and I’m certainly a big fan. Just imagine sitting on your sofa with your feet up, all wrapped in a blanket, sipping something hot and enjoying the scent of autumn in the air. Are you imagining it? :)

My newest favourite fall potpourri mix has just four ingredients, and I’m positive you have most of them in your kitchen cabinet. Try one tonight and I promise it will make you and your home feel special for days to come. Life is all about those little tiny moments of total bliss...don't let them pass you by!

Here is what you will need:
- the peel of one orange 
- 3 or 4 cinnamon sticks 
- 2 tablespoons of cloves 
- 5 bay leaves 
- 3 cups of water plus plenty more for refill

Place all ingredients in a cooking pot and simmer throughout the day while adding a bit of water from time to time. Also, you can reuse this mix for three days and store it in the fridge overnight. Ta dah!

P.S: Here are three more mixes I love!
P.P.S: Plus, this nifty trick to make your home smell amazing in no time.

(Photos by exPress-o)

The Healthiest Bit Of Your Avocado

Have you heard that we might be eating avocados all wrong?

Recently I read that we may have been misguidedly throwing away the best and most nutrient-rich bit of our favourite fruit - the pit, that is! Supposedly 70% of the antioxidants found in the whole avocado are in the seed itself, which contains more of these super-molecules than most other fruits and vegetables.

Not to mention the seed is also packed with fibre and it’s said to lower cholesterol and help prevent cardiovascular disease. So, next time you are about to chuck away the seed, grind it up instead in a food processor and use half the powder in a smoothie. According to Georgia, the powder has a bitter, tannin taste, so it’s best to mix it with something delicious.

I'm going to try it. You?

P.S: Fancy more avocado goodness?
P.P.S: And this + that.

(Photos by Dolly & Oatmeal and Hello Natural. Tip via Red Magazine)

Seven quirky (and awesome) takes on a pumpkin

Monday, October 12, 2015

And speaking of fall goodness, let’s talk pumpkins! What type tickles your fancy this year? Should they be quirky, huge, tiny, white, green, orange or maybe just beautifully round?

I’m thinking about going the none-traditional way and try a different take on decorating. So instead of carving ours into spooky jack-o'-lanterns, I’m torn between those seven different ideas and I’d love to know which one is your absolute favourite.

Starting with the above, fresh floral moon design that would look amazing as a Halloween party table centerpiece...

Gold confetti pumpkins...

Constellation pumpkins...

Glitter pumpkins...

Sequin polka dot pumpkins...

Doily pumpkin...

And henna and wood burned pumpkins...

So, what do you think? Which one caught your eye?

P.S: Also, pumpkin lanternsMaddie and those awesome succulent potted pumpkins.
P.P.S: Plus, six more quirky takes on jack-o'-lanterns that you might like.

(Photos by The MerrythoughtHomey oh my!The Farmer's DaughterSugar and ClothAllyson Baker Design and Jana - Free People)

Autumn Front Door Wreath

Have you got a great fall wreath for your front door already? I’m thinking about trying to recreate Rubyellen’s flower grapevine idea. I love the concept of creating a wreath using fresh flowers that are known for drying nicely, while keeping its beautiful shape and colour like hydrangeas, seeded eucalyptus or marigolds. So, if you fancy getting crafty with me, here is the full how-to. Happy start to the week, lovely ladies!

P.S: And a hair wreath.
P.P.S: Plus, those pretty herb drink toppers.

(Photos by Rubyellen via/for A Beautiful Mess)

Cheers to a lovely weekend

Friday, October 9, 2015

Cheers to the weekend, wonderful ladies! What are your plans for the next two days? Tonight we are having friends over for shoyu ramen that I’ve been making for the past two days. I hope it’s going to rock our world! Besides that, no big plans. How about you? Wishing everyone a relaxing weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday morning. Fancy going down the internet rabbit home? Enjoy!

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Are you baby-curious?

"Thank you stranger for your therapeutic smile."

What eating seasonally means to the rest of the world.

Oh boy!

A few nifty tricks to help your hair dry faster.

"My big SPF regret."

Which French-girl style suits you?

15 easy ways to embrace fall.

"Out of control."

10 ways to let someone know you love them.

Dynamic duos.

What couples married for over 30 years can teach us about lasting love...

A simple guide to self-care.

How to be a good guest.

Finding what's essential.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Four years ago tomorrow.
- Three years ago today.
- Two years ago today.
- One years ago today.

P.S: How about a bit of chit-chat? Join me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even Pinterest.

(Photo by Brian W. Ferry)

This Week's Gems

The prettiest fall shirt inspired by Diane Keaton's impeccable tomboyish style...

Those two beauties are made for layering...

Are sore muscles giving you grief? This rescue balm is the perfect remedy!...

The sassiest everyday ring (and it's only $17!)...

Oh boy, this chunky knit blanket is calling my name:)...

Stunning indigo dyed leather keychain...

Just in time for Halloween...

Ideal for people with sensitive skin...

Let's yoga, shall we? :)...

Bath salt made for relaxing Friday evenings...


The coolest jewelry holder!...

Amazing rhino photo print...

What an awesome little spoon...

The loveliest teatowel to brighten your fall kitchen...

Happy Friday, dears! What caught your eye this week? Any great finds or buys?

P.S: Fancy more gems?
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