I’ve been watching Youtube videos lately to find good tutorials for up-dos, since my hair tends to get frizzy quickly a day or two after washing it due to exercise, being bleached etc, and I want to just spritz on some dry shampoo and put it up rather than washing it all over again (which is a huge routine for me, since my hair is porous and takes hours to dry and I don’t blow dry it at all). Here’s a great one that seems simple and looks super cute!
A few random bits and pieces! First, I guess this snack idea is pretty obvious but it’s so healthy, quick, and great for choccie cravings. The best thing to do is to use the darkest chocolate possible; I love bitter dark chocolate so I use Lindt 85% cocoa.
Basically you break off a few squares of dark chocolate, place in a cup or mug and microwave (I do this on high for 1 minute at a time) and then drizzle over some washed strawberries. You can sprinkle on coconut sugar, sprinkles or mix vanilla essence with the chocolate to make it a bit different. Have with a cup of tea!
By the way, I put my phone with my new Rilakkuma case in the photo because I think it’s cute – the case was only $2 on ebay with free shipping!
Also an outfit I’ve worn recently that I like:
Ugh I hate that part at the top of my thigh that curves out! I’m not sure if it’s from not exercising enough or from exercising too much and creating muscle! (I love running on my treadmill). Anyway, I love these shorts so I wear them anyway, chubby thighs or not haha.
Jumper: Country Road
Shorts: from General Pants
Some of the best news I’ve ever heard: there is now a Hello Kitty cafe in my city! I love all things cute and of course Hello Kitty fits neatly into that category. I also love food. So to combine both of these is a dream come true for me – not so much for my poor boyfriend who has been repeatedly dragged there in the last few weeks alone.
The cafe is definitely cute of course, but in a more mature way than you might expect. There is very little pink; the colour scheme is a surprising gold and chocolate-brown theme, but with fun touches: glittery couches, little Hello Kitty touches everywhere, grand mirrors, and cute staff outfits. It’s theatrical enough to be ‘themed’ and to make the visit worthwhile, but not too over the top that you can’t go there regularly and just sit down for a quick coffee.
Here’s a kind of embarrassing confession: on my first visit I ordered three separate dessert dishes. I first ordered macarons and a green-tea frappuccino with red beans first; I then ate half of my boyfriend’s creme brulee (it’s actually really good, and tastes home made) and then also ordered the green tea-flavour version of the creme brulee, which I absolutely loved.
Something that adds to the fun experience is the dish names: for example, my frappuccino was called ‘Hello Kitty loves Dear Daniel’ on the menu. Sounds weird ordering it out loud though. Overall I would definitely recommend visiting at least once if you live in Adelaide or are visiting; the cafe is in the city near the Central Markets and is very easy to get to. The only annoying thing about the visit was their $15 eftpos minimum!
Such a great price! I bought them from Zara for only $29.00. They really make me feel like an off-duty ballerina wearing them. They’re already getting a little dirty, I’m almost considering buy a back-up pair! I’m not a shopaholic at all ^_^