December 30, 2008

Pecan Caramel Cheesecake Recipe (Picture heavy)

So I got this recipe from the Women's Weekly Winter Favourites and I LOVEEEEEEEEE IT! It's like sex in a cheesecake, honestly. It's so soft and velvety and rich and sweet and urghhakdfh awoiea sdkas dfasd! You can see the effect that it has on me because I'm actually eating some right now!


Serves 8.
Preparation: 30 minutes.
Cooking: 50 minutes.

150g Hob-Nob biscuits
50g butter, melted
500g cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon plain flour
1/2 cup (50g) pecans, toasted, chopped finely

Caramel Topping:
1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
40g butter
1 tablespoon cream

1. Preheat oven to moderately slow (160 celcius/140 celcius fan-forced). Line a 20cm tin.

2. Blend or process biscuits until fine crumbs. I put the biscuits in a bag and just smash the living crap out of it :P

3. Transfer crumbs to large bowl and stir in the butter.

4. Press the bisuit mixture evenly into the tin. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm.

5. Beat cream cheese, vanilla and sugar in a medium bowl with electric mixer until just smooth. MAKE SURE THAT THE CREAM CHEESE IS SOFTENED! The first time I made it I didn't wait for it to be softened and I swear to GOD I thought I was going to break my mixer lol

6. Add eggs, one at a time, until just combined.

7. Toast the pecans and chop them finely.

8. Stir in flour and pecans.

9. Pour in the mixture into the set base and place into the oven for 45 minutes or until it's just set. Cool in oven with door ajar.

10. To make the caramel topping, combine sugar, butter and cream in a small saucepan, stir over low heat until thick. Then pour the mixture over the cheesecake. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. I don't wait this long. I wait maybe half an hour and I tuck into it!

I know it may not look like the best cheesecake ever but if you just have one spoonful of this... omg ORGASM IN A SPOON I TELL YA!!!

Hope you all like it :)

December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas everyone! :) + Presents (Picture heavy!)

Hi everyone! Merry belated Christmas! I hope everyone is well and well stuffed with turkey.. amongst other yummy food! :) The 2 pictures above are just where I keep my make up... my collection is like NOTHING compared to some of you crazy ladies out there! I'm insanely jealous! Although I do have some stuff coming in... it's from my bf, he allowed me to go nuts (well not TOO nuts lol) on his credit card and I bought stuff online :) I ordered....
  • NYX Fabulous eyelashes - #128
  • NYX Fabulous eyelashes - #125
  • NYX Round lipstick - Circe
  • NYX Single eyeshadow - Luster (which I think I saw on xppinkx's blog and I fell in love with the colour... but forgot about it until I was googling swatches for NYX eyeshadows lol)
  • NYX Single eyeshadow - Grey
  • NYX Single eyeshadow - Cork
  • NYX Single eyeshadow - Opal
  • NYX Pearl Mania - Silver
  • Coastal Scents pink blending brush
  • Coastal Scents white angled liner brush
  • Coastal Scents tapered crease eye brush
  • Coastal Scents chisel fluff medium shadow brush
  • MAC Moisturelush
  • MAC Microfine Refinisher
I'm beyond excited about my pending packages and can't wait to get into them! The MAC stuff should come first because I bought it from the Australian MAC site... I couldn't be assed going out and getting it myself haha I'm also thinking about getting the MAC Cremewash? Has anyone tried it before? Can anyone make any recommendations about it? I'd be very interested to hear about your experience with MAC skincare! :D

With that, I'll leave you with some photos from Christmas :) I just had a BBQ at my house then went to a friend's house for a turkey dinner! BEYOND YUM! I think I'm the only person in my family that LOVES turkey hahah We're having our family Christmas dinner tonight, so I am going to be off! I can smell my roast pork with croutons, macadamia, pancetta and spinach stuffing! :D

Once again, I hope you all had an awesome Christmas day, filled with love, food and lots of presents from loved ones! :)

December 22, 2008


Guess what arrived.................................................................................!!!!!

Drum roll please..........

If the "yculture" didn't give it away already... :P MY CHERRYCULTURE HAUL CAME IN TODAY!! :D

I've never been so happy and excited in my life! I screamed so loud I woke my dog up from the back of my house and he came running out barking at me! I am now officially in love with cherryculture, the quality of these products are unbelievable considering how much I paid for them!

I can safely say that the false eyelashes were my favourite items out of the haul, which was a surprise to me... they were $4.00 each, I got one from Sassi and one from NYX, but the eyelash adhesive for the NYX falsies didn't want to break open (you know how you usually use the cap to break open the seal? Well it didn't want to work for me... I got a retarded one :|) so I just used the Sassi adhesive instead and it was pretty good! The consistency was a bit funky, like it was already tacky when it came out of the bottle but I actually found it easier to work with this way.

The NYX Pearl Mania and eyeshadows were gorgeous! I'm so pleased with what I've purchased and can't wait to start really playing around with new looks and my new falsies :) I've already got a shopping cart waiting on cherryculture for me... I'm picking out more NYX eyeshadows and false eyelashes :)

Here are some swatches of the the NYX eyeshadows and NYX Pearl Mania (and the 1 NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil):

(with flash: L-R: Dark Brown, Mermaid Green, Atlantic, Black)

(without flash)

(with flash: L-R: Nude, White, Mocha, Walnut, Charcoal)

(without flash)

(NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil: Black Bean)

YES YES YES!! I am beyondddddddddddddddddddddddddddd happy, I'm estatic, and it is 4.30am in the morning right now and I can't sleep because I'm still excited! The only thing that sucked was the exchage rate... le SIGH indeed!

Hope you're all having an awesome holiday so far! :D

December 20, 2008

Pictures of haul + MAC Select Foundation (PICTURE HEAVY!)

Hello ladies! I promised photos of my mini haul before so I here they are! I did 2 swatches for the Nars Mata Hari and the blue Inglot eyeshadow. I'm not liking the other colour so I'm going to give it to my mom, hence why I can't swatch it... I also got the MAC Select Foundation today... well technically yesterday, the lady gave me NC35 and it was wayyy dark for me because it also oxidizes loads during the day and I didn't know that until today when I went back to the MAC counter and the manager, who was looking after me told me. I went back and got an NC30 but somehow I still think it's a little too dark for me...? Maybe I touch my face too much? I do love the coverage though... and I did try the NC25 and it looked a little too light... URGHHH! The dilemma! lol

As you can see, my baby got a haircut because it's summer here and I didn't want him to overheat or something... :P I'm also doing the aspirin mask in hope that it'll help my breakouts :)

(with flash)

(without flash)

Just a little outfit I put together quickly... I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the Chanel bag. I want :(

December 18, 2008

Mini haul + 2 outfits

I couldn't stand waiting for my haul to arrive so I decided to go out and do a little bit of shopping today :) I will post up photos tomorrow when I take some photos of what I got. I didn't get too much today, not make up anyway.... I got:
  • Malin + Goetz face scrub
  • Malin + Goetz moisturizer (which I am ADORING!)
  • 2 Inglot eyeshadows
  • Nars blush - Mata Hari
I really am hoping my package comes tomorrow or by the latest, Monday. I think it said the order was completed on 3/12/2008 so it's been like 16 days... I'll give it a few more days :) Exciting news, my sister asked me what I wanted for Christmas presents and I told her just to take me out shopping to MAC and that is what I'm going to do tomorrow! :D I am planning to get some brushes because I don't have any MAC brushes, I know... shock, gasp, blah blah hahah (wait, I lied... I have one, the #219!) and I'm planning to get paint pots, maybe shadesticks, eyeshadoes and I really do want a foundation from MAC. I have tried out their foundation once, the Hyper Real and I didn't like it much... so I'll give it another shot :) I want a medium/heavy coverage, so if anyone has any suggestions about paint pot, shadesticks, eyeshadow colours and what foundation I should get, please leave me a message because all help will be appreciated! :)


This outfit is inspired by the outfit I wore today... and the second one... well I just think the jacket is kick ass :P

December 17, 2008

16 Fun Fact Tag + 2 outfits

Way late with this... but I was just reading lollipop26's one and decided to do one for myself :)

1. I hate beetroot - I've tried it once and never ever wanted to touch it ever again.

2. I was born in Jakarta - Indonesia but I moved to Australia when I was 8... which brings me to the next fact...

3. I'm actually Indonesian/Chinese/Dutch - my grandpa from my mom's side is dutch.

4. I am uber sensitive - I cry so easily in movies my bf makes fun of me. I even cried in Stuart Little... I know... sad huh? :P

5. I bite my nails - I know it's a disgusting habit, but I've always bitten my nails ever since I was young and I can't seem to stop. I get really bad when I'm nervous or when I'm angry.

6. I have a really obsessive personality - When I get started with something, I get REALLY obsessed, like Twilight or Gossip Girl, even games, if I really like it, then I'll keep going till I get sick of it and not touch it again.

7. Follow on the last fact, I fall in love too easily - When I start liking a guy, I would give my ALL to the guy, which can be a good thing and can be a bad thing.

8. I actually WANT a job - At the moment I'm looking for a job, to help pay bills, etc etc. My dad does send me money every month and I am eternally grateful, but sometimes it's not enough and I feel bad if I ask for any more.

9. My parents are divorced, which is why, even though this might sound bad, I don't see divorce as a bad thing like some people do. I see it as, if you're really unhappy in a marriage, divorce is a good option because you should never be stuck with something that makes you unhappy, life is too short.

10. I want to be married by the time I'm 28 and have kids by the time I'm 30, I want to be a relatively young mom.

11. I am obsessed with YouTube - This is how I discovered lollipop27, itsjudytime, petrilude, etc etc - by the way, if you haven't checked them out before on YouTube, please do, they're AMAZING!

12. I have a really close relationship with my sister, I live with her and even those we have our bad times, we know we will always be there for one another.

13. I get along with guys better than I get along with most girls. I find some girls way too bitchy and they backstab alot. (Please note that I did mention SOME, not ALL girls are bitchy - My best friend is a girl, it's just really hard for me to find girls that I trust around where I am... maybe it's just time for me to move away lol)

14. I am studying Commerce at Curtin University.

15. I want to move to America, preferably L.A or New York or London when I finish with my degree. (I totally know that London is not in America :P but I'd love to live there for awhile.)

16. No one really knows that I keep this blog... even my bf... it's not that I'm ashamed of it or anything but I don't know... It's not something I shout out from atop of a building lol

I tag anyone who reads this :) I'm not really that close to anyone on this beauty blog world yet, and the few that I am getting to know have already done it hehe


Now for 2 outfits...

Ohhh! By the way... my haul still hasn't arrived and I am so depressed :(

December 15, 2008

Went nuts with outfits and cherryculture haul!

I went nuts doing outfits today... I made 3... *BLUSH!* and I'm going nuts wondering where the hell my haul is... :( It says that it takes between 7-17 days for the package to go internation so I still have a few days left... but I am DYING! :(

Here are the outfits...




Ohhhhh! By the way... I'll leave you with something totally adorable... HOW CUTE IS THIS!!


December 13, 2008

Gossip Girl + Serena Van Der Woodsen inspired outfit

I've just gotten into Gossip Girl and I am LOVING it! :) Ed Westwick is love... GOD I love assholes... what is it about bad boys... *sigh*

I adore this dress and this outfit is inspired by Serena Van Der Woodsen!

An update on my chin.... OH MY GOSH!! I got one more... and it's one of those under the skin one... and I think there's two in there... I'm waiting for the white head to appear and I'm going to pop that shit out... hopefully this is the last one because I am sick and tired of having bad skin...

Oh!! Question for everyone! I saw on fafinettex3's skin care routine on YouTube that she was using Nivea Soft Refreshingly something or something moisturizer... and so, me needing a new moisturizer I bought one with the same packaging, stupidly not reading the label... on mine it says Nivea Soft Intensive Moisturizing... I'm just wondering, since there was only two of those Nivea Soft pots at my supermarket, are they the same thing but different names between USA and Australia? Let me know! :)

!!!!Dress Up Game!!!!!

Okay, so I got this idea from a forum that I was in awhile back and I ended up getting so addicted to it, I'd make one of these everyday lol

Like every other girl, although I'm totally and completely obsessed with make up, I also have a huge passion for clothes :) This game totally captured my love for it and made me actually pretty aware of what is going on in the fashion world this season etc etc It also helped me fantasize and build my dream wardrobe :P I usually go on or OR

So basically, what you do is... you make up an outfit like so.... (I just use the "paste from" button in paint, nothing fancy :))

You label each pieces of clothing BUT you can not use a brand of clothing more than once in an outfit. It doesn't have to be high end labels, you can put an outfit together with pieces from like Target or A&F, whatever, it is UP TO YOU! You can have themes attached to the outfit, or maybe put together something inspired by something you wore that day or whatever, you can do seriously, whatever you want!

That's pretty much it :P I know there will be other ladies out there who would love this game so I thought I'd just put it out there and see if anyone else will participate and post up outfits on their own pages because I would love to see what everyone else comes up with! :) I will hopefully get one outfit up per day, probably with themes :)

I hope you girls enjoy it and have fun browsing through different websites for clothes, cause I surely do! :D

December 11, 2008

Chin breakouts update

Just a little bit of an update... It is drying off... I changed my cleanser and moisturizer, I bought the L'Oreal Pure Zone deep cleaning scrub and the Nivea Soft face cream. I love the Pure Zone but still a little iffy on the Nivea, I'm still deciding whether I like it or not. I HATE having bad skin, I'm usually the one with really nice skin out of my group of friends cause I adore taking care of my skin, I'm pretty meticulous about my routine. It looks a lot better now at least :)

I'm having a BBQ tonight at my new place, just for close friends and family and I can't wait! I'll take lots of photos :)

I'll leave you ladies (maybe some gents out there too :P) with a picture of my dear Bangles sleeping soooo retardedly on my bed lol

December 10, 2008

Chin breakouts = lack of updates *cry*

I've been totally relaxing lately... just catching up on my sleep, relaxing and hanging out with my boyfriend and etc :) The boy is taking me to see Twilight tomorrow and I am totally excited! I can't wait! I've also been baking because I'm having a BBQ at my new house on Friday and just getting ready for it :)

Sorry I haven't been updating much, but I just haven't had much inspiration lately... and my haul hasn't arrived yet so that's totally killing me :( My chin has been breaking out like CRAZY as well... oh my gosh, it's killing me and I don't know what to do. I haven't changed any of my skincare routine... I've been doing my masks and scrubs and stuff as per usual so I don't know what the cause is... it's probably cause that "time of the month" is coming up next week but I feel SOOO ridiculously ugly and I can't believe I'm going to post up a photo so that all you ladies can see how bad it is :( The small ones are all the ones that are going away, but the two on the right are still growing... it feels like they have a life of their own... it's gross!

Hopefully my skin is going to get back into shape after all my PMS hormone shit is over... and I'll start taking more photos... but other than that... no more... :( If any of you ladies have any suggestions on how to help my little predicament, please feel free to leave me a comment or e-mail :)

Hope everyone is well and all your holidays are going awesome :)