Tag Archives: designer

Colours for Summer

blogmoodczz_0001

Is your home in need of a make over this summer?
Are you tired of the colours after a long winter and want to add some pop to your room. You could simply just invest in a new rug or cushions, or you go all the way and some fresh paint to your walls. I love the the marigold and tangerine this summer with a hint of spruce. With concrete Laminex it’s never been easier to create this look to your kitchen or bathroom.

 

Interior Ideas

Change the way you hang your photos in your home.

I know i have frames everywhere it starts to clutter and i want to make my home as neat as i can so i found some new design ideas to make my rooms look great and have all my photos on display.

Display clock

blog2

blog1

Kitchen Storage

Add some extra storage to your kitchen with some racks in your bench top.

This can be simply done with running some wood panels along a window ledge or wall edge from your bench top.

blog3

Newspaper and letter storage

With an old door or mirror frame simply overlap some material of your choice. Secure the material from the back.

blog4

5 best Gin cocktails

Ingredients

SERVINGS: MAKES 8

  • ¼ fennel bulb, untrimmed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 375-ml bottle dry vermouth (preferably Dolin)
  • 1 large rhubarb stalk, thinly sliced, plus more, shaved, for serving
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup gin 

Preparation

  • Combine fennel and vermouth in a glass container (save vermouth bottle). Cover and chill 2 days. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve back into bottle.
  • Bring rhubarb, sugar, and ½ cup water to a gentle simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook until mixture is pink and slightly syrupy, 14–16 minutes. Let cool, then transfer to a blender and purée until smooth (you should have about ½ cup rhubarb purée).
  • Combine 12 oz. fennel-infused vermouth, rhubarb purée, lemon juice, gin, and 2 cups ice in a large pitcher. Stir until cold. Pour cocktail into ice-filled old-fashioned glasses and garnish with shaved rhubarb.
  • Do Ahead: Vermouth can be infused and rhubarb purée can be made 1 week ahead; cover and chill separately.

ginrec2

Ingredients

SERVINGS: MAKES 1

  • 45ml  Tanqueray gin
  • 15ml  vodka
  • 15ml Lillet Blanc
  • 1 lemon

Preparation

  • Stir gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc in an ice-filled mixing glass until very cold, about 30 seconds. Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into a martini glass.
  • Using a small serrated knife, remove a 1″ strip of peel from lemon (some white pith is okay); it should be stiff enough to provide some resistance when bent. Twist over drink to express oils; discard. Garnish with a lemon twist.

ginrec3

Ingredients

SERVINGS: MAKES 1

  • 45ml London dry gin
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20ml maraschino liqueur 
  • Maraschino cherry (for serving)

Preparation

  • Combine gin, lemon juice, and maraschino liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
  • Place cherry in a martini glass and strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into glass.

ginrec4

Ingredients

SERVINGS: MAKES 1

  • 30 ml Tanqueray gin
  • 30ml Noilly Prat dry vermouth
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 lemon

Preparation

  • Holding a large  cube of ice in the palm of your hand, use the back of a stirring spoon to crack it into large pieces; place in a mixing glass. Repeat with enough ice to fill glass. Add gin, vermouth, and orange bitters, and, using a bar spoon, rapidly stir 50 times in a circular motion (the outside of the shaker will become very cold and frosty).
  • Strain martini through a Hawthorne strainer (or a large slotted spoon) into a chilled martini glass. Strain any excess cocktail into a sidecar set over ice (or a small glass in a bowl of ice).
  • Using a small knife, remove a 1″ piece of peel from lemon; it should be stiff enough to provide some resistance (a little white pith is okay). Twist peel over drink to express oils, then rub around rim of glass. Float peel, yellow side up, in martini.

ginrec5

Ingredients

SERVINGS: 1

  • 1 red or green Thai chili
  • 60ml London dry gin
  • 30ml. Cocchi Americano
  • 1 stalk lemongrass

Preparation

  • Make a lengthwise slit in chile, but do not cut all the way through (chile should remain intact). Rub the rim of a coupe glass with inside of chile and drop chile into glass.
  • Lightly smash lemongrass with the back of a chef’s knife until split slightly and fragrant. Combine gin and Cocchi in a pint glass or cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and stir with lemongrass stalk until outside of glass is frosty, about 30 seconds. Remove lemongrass; discard. Strain drink into prepared glass with chile.

Tuesday cocktails

caption crunch

30 ml captain morgan

30 ml butterscotch snaps

5 ml cinnamon syrup

1 egg white

shake and strain into martini glass

choccocktail

tea captain

15 ml southern comfort

15 ml peach snaps

15 ml captain morgan spiced rums

15 ml vodka

ice tea

build over ice top with ice tea

long glass

lonisland

 

 

Makeup tips

beauty.jpg

To prime or not to prime?
Priming is a very important step in make-up Primers help to prepare the surface of the skin so that make-up goes on more evenly and smoothly and helps hold it in place throughout the day.  We have various options for priming so the right skincare, the right primer, and the right foundation will create the perfect, immaculate complexion every day

Don’t go to sleep with your makeup on.
Whether you get home at midnight after a night out or drift into dream land while watching TV on the couch, it can be tempting to slip into bed without washing your face. Try to resist. As you snuggle against your pillow, the day’s collection of dirt and oil, along with makeup, are being pushed into your pores. And, it’s those blocked pores, that lead to pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Nobody really wants pimples. Too tired to make a stop at the bathroom sink? Keep a pack of makeup-removing towelettes on your bedside table.

Don’t burn your locks.
Hair dryers, curling irons, flatirons, crimping wands , these hot tools can help you achieve your look from straight locks to sexy waves. But, Style your hair safely by coating your strands with a thermal-protectant product, using the lowest temperature you can to achieve your style and avoid going over the same area again and again.

Tinted moisturiser.

Many of us make the mistake of reaching for a heavier cover-up during the winter, believing that our pale complexions need extra coverage. But this can lead to a caked-on look. Instead, I recommend a light tinted moisturiser: It hydrates and brightens at the same. The result: Dewy skin that stands out in the crowd. Simply use a shade or two lighter than your summer colour, and apply with a sponge brush.

Cream eye shadow.

A no-fail way to achieve a holiday evening look: Apply a cream based shadow. This product contains extra pigment, which creates a dramatic effect with little effort. Finish with an extra swipe of powder eye shadow, and blend in. When it comes to creating a fun look, don’t be afraid  to play around with it!

Winter Fashion Essentials

With winter in Australia well on its way, we are going to take a look at some of this year’s wardrobe essentials for even those of us who are on a budget.

Skinny jeans. 

Skinny jeans are a must this yr. especially with a pair of over knee boots.

 

ASOS Lisbon Midrise Skinny Jeans In Dimitri Mid Wash Blue – Midstonewa

Knitted jumper dress

The Wooden Box

woodenbox

 

Local Tasmanian designers Jenny and Jooney, have been creating hand crafted gifts and jewellery since 2011. With unique and dominate designs the duo have made a name across Australia in the way they design and style each of their works.

Located in Launceston Tasmania you can access the items through their website.

http://thewoodenbox.com.au/