In Lifestyle on
February 6, 2017

Chocolate Raspberry Swiss Roll

This was one of those bakes where I thought to myself, “Sh*t, I’m quite good at this.” (Not to toot my own horn or anything, but you know…), as I lay on the floor trying to get the best shots. According to my books, a swiss roll is quite a difficult task, but it went fairly smoothly, not saying that it was easy, though. The last time I made a swiss roll was when I was in high school for my consumer studies class where I had to roll it with a tea towel, but this one was (thank goodness) a bit simpler. Covered in chocolate ganache and filled with vanilla, honey and raspberry cream cheese, this is the ultimate valentines dessert. It takes a while to make so I would definitely suggest making it the day or evening before you see that special someone, or even for that special dinner party.

In Lifestyle on
January 16, 2017

Shortbread Lemon Cheesecake tart

Firstly, can I just say, these babies are beautiful! (Well at least I think so) Secondly, they took forever and a day to make! And lastly, they tasted absolutely delicious!

One of my favourite desserts is cheesecake, especially a shortbread lemon cheesecake and what better than your own homemade versions. The shortbread was really crunchy and thin but it took a second batch to perfect. First I made it too thick and then I tried putting wax paper and a weight (which was dried chickpeas, you take what you can get. LOL) to keep them from puffing too much which kinda worked but then the paper got stuck (insert face palm here), eventually I just made them thin enough and finally got it right but it was more than worth the effort.

In Beauty on
January 9, 2017

Kylie Jenner Holiday Edition

Living in South Africa definitely, has its downsides when it comes to being a makeup lover. Not being able to get your hands on some of the biggest name brands from around the world. If you are lucky enough to find them, you take the chance of it being fake and if you order from the website and you’re lucky enough that they’ll deliver to your door, you take the chance of it getting lost in the post.

BUT not all is lost because our saving grace has arrived! That being Thus my order of a Holiday Edition of Kylie Jenner Cosmetics. This collection included two matte liquid lipsticks, Angel and Blitzen, and two glosses, Noel and Cupid.


This liquid lipstick is SOO AMAZING! It is such a beautiful mauve pink colour, with a lightweight feel. Being a liquid lipstick it dries matte but doesn’t dry out your lips. It lasts all day and doesn’t crumb at all. This is definitely my favourite of the pack. And can I just say, the packaging is to die for.


This lipstick… I just want to cry because it is such a stunning deep berry but when you apply it, it just becomes SO PATCHY!! Why?! I love this lipstick and I tried so hard to make it work. I applied it in so many different ways but each time I tried I got the same result! It is a big let down and I don’t seem to be the only one who battles with the darker colours. I also found that the formula became really crumbly after a while and it didn’t last as long.


I am not a gloss person at all, especially a sticky gloss kinda person, but I may be converted. Noel is such a stunning gold shimmer gloss but not in the cheap looking way. Its formula is really soft and just slightly sticky, but not enough to put me off. I also found that this was a perfect lip topper to apply over Angel to give it that extra bit of bling.


Rose gold lip gloss. Who doesn’t love themselves a bit of rose gold, even in the form of a lipgloss? Being extremely similar to Noel, the formula was consistent and so was the bling factor and found this to be an amazing lip topper for both Angel and Blitzen.