Saturday, June 30, 2012

Nutella & Salted Caramel

I was telling my friends about the salted caramel cupcakes I baked recently and some of them casually said "whoa I want!"
so I thought, why not bake some yummy cupcakes for them too? :)

So bake I did!
Nutella and also Salted Caramel cupcakes yay!!!

I posted the recipe on my blog before for both these flavours so you can find them from search bar on the right of my blog! :)

DISCLAIMER: The owner of this blog will not be held liable in any way if your sweet tooth is awakened from looking at all these sweet food porn.

Enjoy the pictures! :)















Also, this Celebration Cupcakes recipe/decoration ideas book I recently got from Jipaban gave me more inspirations on what to bake next!!!
So exciting! :)

I love looking at all these pretty cupcake pictures!!! :)

Sadly this book is sold out at Jipaban :(
But they still have a ton of other cool cooking/baking books on sale!
DO HURRY THOUGH, cause a lot of those books are the last pieces left already!!!! :)







I love sweet stuff so much I won't know what to do without them!!!!
Whenever I'm in a bad mood, a little bit of sugar always makes everything better :)

So although I can't give each and everyone of you guys a cupcake too (although I wish I could),
I hope the pretty pictures alone would put you in a better mood! :)


And in case you didn't notice, I have a new blog header yay! :)
I'm wearing the Kitty Blouse from SMITTEN, Jipaban in it!
Super comfy PLUS IT'S A KITTY PRINT
so I'm definitely going to wear this piece x99999 times and not get sick of it hahaha

I love it so much it's now the backdrop for my header!




Hope you guys like it!

Thanks for reading, love you all!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sticks and stones

Today..... I used my new eyebrow pencil from I-Babydoll which I got at their sales event :)
I've been plucking my own brows recently ever since I stopped going for facial and I think I screwed them up quite a bit hahah but I'm too lazy to head out WITHOUT make up to get them plucked D;

Honestly...........
I think I'm an extremely lazy person that I actually grew to LOVE my black roots so that I don't have to bleach them again LOL
Not any time soon I guess.
So if my black roots bother you.... learn to love it cause it's here to stay HEHEH :D

Alright, here are some pictures of Rachell the loner!
There will be more lonely days to come, and I could probably get used to it :)
I've officially taken #foreveralone to a new level
I am my own best friend and I take my own pictures for myself in public where passersby give me weird stares cause of my mother-big eyecatching tripod stand yay!

Let's hope the pictures are worth it!

Outfit of the day:
Black headband
Rowayn Aztec Top from SMITTEN (you can find them at Jipaban.com)
Brown flats from BlogShopping (FEP)









Love you all, thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

All hail Sergeant Martin!

It was a beautiful day at Pasir Laba Camp where thousands of commanders gather to celebrate their passing out parade!

And among those thousands, one of them is my boyfriend/ self-proclaimed husband-to-be :P


Jeng jeng jeng!

The parade was really cool and the guys all looked so smart and serious in their uniforms and marching so neatly wtf
I'm damn proud that my baby's one of them!!!! :'D



After 3 to 4 months of SISPEC training, Martin is officially a 3rd Sergeant!
ALL HAIL SERGEANT MARTIN!!!! :P

As his girlfriend, I didn't have it easy too okay!
I must be loyal and faithful and wait for his texts patiently while he's at training and sometimes it gets lonely and I can only hug my bolster~~
And everytime he had confinement and guard duty, I suffer along with him cause our precious weekends get burnt away :'(

BUT FINALLY, things are going to get better for the both of us!
I hope so! :) :)

Look at his happy face lol!!



Say byebye to the old white striped rank and hello to the new black stripes, my sergeant!!!! :)


mummy-in-law (self-proclaimed) helping him put on his new rank :D


MY BF'S MUM IS DAMN COOL AND PRETTY I AM SERIOUS
And Martin looks a lot like her :D
She wears leopard prints and chokers and oversized shades,
HOW TO NOT LOVE HER OMG XD



And here is Sergeant WeiXiang if you girls missed him! hahah


Mr and Mrs Sng (self-proclaimed) :B



Nothing is more precious than what you earned by yourself through your own efforts :)


Happy and proud commanders! :)


Deep respect for each and everyone of them because they are the ones protecting our country and keeping us safe! :)
Damn proud of our boyfriends / brothers / friends in the army!

And remember to keep encouraging them and cheering them on cause they will need the motivation cause it really ain't easy!

Three cheers! :) :)



My dear handsomest and cutest sergeant,
words cannot express how proud I am of you and how thankful I am to have you in my life!
We've conquered another milestone in our relationship and I believe we will make it through even tougher tests in future and make it till the end :)

Remember our promise, till death and even beyond



By the way, not sure if you girls noticed, I was wearing a super pretty cosmic tank dress for this joyous occasion!!!! :)

And it's from http://ashincans.livejournal.com/ so if you're keen, do check their page out!
Tons of lovely designs as always! :)


Thanks for reading, love you all!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fabric Magic

Remember in my previous post I bought patterned fabrics from DAISO? :)

Unfortunately, it wasn't for sewing cause I have no idea how to work that damned machine without fusing my fingers into the cloth hahah

kidding i'm just too lazy to learn how to use it :X

Anyway, today is another EXTREMELY EASY PEASY DIY!!! :)

It involves FABRIC and some ~*+*~MAGIC~*+*~

2 EASY STEPS!!!

Read on and I hope this will give you guys some inspirations,
especially for those who want to revamp your rooms! :)


Alright, check out this unappealing table.

It's about 15 to 20 years old?
A hand-me-down from my elder sister!
Splintered at the edges from all the moving around with scotch tapes barely holding it in place,
been burnt by incense when my mum used it for praying and several other less visible damages...

But anyway, because I'm damn cheapskate and can't be bothered to buy another table,
cause in that case I must throw this table away....

And it isn't as easy to rid yourself of furniture as you think.
For bigger furnitures like tables and cupboards you actually have to PAY people to chuck it away for you.
Too much work for me man.




Here's what I did instead! :)

2 easy steps!

STEP 1:
Get a patterned fabric (preferably cheap... like from DAISO hahah) larger than your old ugly bruised & battered table's dimentions

STEP 2:
Throw the fabric over the table


DONE!

LOL

LOOK, A NEW TABLE!!!!!
NEW POLKADOTTED TABLE!!!

Hahahaha crazily easy, isn't it?
And even if the sides just drape off unevenly it still looks alright to me! :)

But if you're anal about it you could probably table it down to the underside of the table for a neater look?

Now you got yourself a "new" table to prettify your room and you saved yourself a whole bunch of $$!
Give yourself a pat on the back!

I got this polkadot cloth from SPOTLIGHT.. can't remember how much I got it for though!

See how much prettier my stuff looks with the patterned cloth? :D



And if you're sick of the polkadot patterns (or if the cloth gets dirty and you need to wash it),
you can always change it with another design of fabric for a different style!!!! :)

And when you take pictures, it will appear like you have a new table ALL THE TIME
LOL I LOVE THE IDEA OF IT!

This floral cloth was from DAISO by the way! $2 only!!! :)


What inspired me to do this?
Some years ago my mum asked me if I still wanted to keep this table which my sis didn't want,
and I couldn't bear to throw this table away (yes I'm a cheapskate hahah)
and I had some extra cloth lying around (which I used to use when I set up booths at flea markets)
and POOF, they made a baby!!! :)

Fabrics are actually really flexible and you can do a lot of stuff with them!

Paste a floral cloth over your laptop? Liz Liza inspired laptop skin!
Paste a furry hot pink cloth over your boring old school file? Makes you excited for school!
Cut cosmic / aztec/ floral fabrics up and stitch patches of them onto your shorts? Half cosmic/ aztec/ floral high waist shorts!

And there are so much more you can do with them!!!!

Do let me know if you guys'd like more ideas on easy DIY with fabric and I'd be glad to share! :)

So don't bother spending so much unnecessary $$$ on things you don't need!

Save them and buy the things that you NEED instead,
like new clothes from Jipaban!!! :p

I'm not usually a fan of floral prints cause I'm always under the impression that I have to behave really demure with it (which I fail terribly at) but I really can't resist this jumpsuit!!! :D :D :D

And fyeah the pants are long and makes ANYONE look taller!!!



I really hope this DIY post inspired you! :)
Time to add a little magic to those pretty fabrics!

Thanks for reading, love you all!