dimanche 11 novembre 2012

OOOTD: Before a night out (and 2 special guests :-P)

HAIR: Sylvie Vartan inspiration

Trying to be glamorous playing with the angles of my face and make-up (hahaha).
But suddenly (?!) I've realized there was somethin' in the left corner...

As you can see, he feels concerned by breast cancer... But not his hair.

- grey leather and cotton top: H&M (old)
-coat : H&M here
-grey jersey jacket : Zara (old)
-belt : Heu... I don't remember :-S
-grey glittering slim : H&M (actual collection)
-spakling socks : Gina Tricot (old) 
-Shoes : H&M here
-nailpolish : Rouge Baiser Paris laque évidemment #68 (rose insolent)
-lips : M.A.C. impassioned lipstick + Labello Fruity Shine Cherry
-rings and earrings : local stores

His name's Zappa.
He's more serious than me when we take pictures.

mardi 6 novembre 2012

H&M HAUL (and an Asos item...) ! MID-SEASON SALES!

YIHOO! It's mid-season sales in H&M, here in Sweden!

 Colored short skirt  
mid-season sale : paid 50 kr (5,83 euros) instead of 149 kr (french price around 14,95 euros)

Coat (half wool) (here)
mid-season sale : paid 350 kr (40, 82 euros) instead of 699 kr (french price around 69,95 euros)

Navy blue high waist skirt 
mid-season sale : paid 50 kr (5,83 euros) instead of 399 kr (french price around 39,90 euros)

High waist short skirt (pure cotton)
mid-season sale : paid 75 kr (8,74 euros) instead of 199 kr (not sure) (french price around 19, 95 euros)

Used purple slim
299 kr (french price around 29,95 euros)

Glittering slim
399 kr (french price around 39,95 euros)

"Dragon fruit pink" angora sweater
a gift... But I think it's 499 kr or 599 kr (french price between 49,95 euros or 59,95 euros)  

The Little Black Dress, and an Asos leather belt here or here
H&M mid-season sale : -skirt paid 100 kr (11,66 euros) instead of 149 kr maybe (french price around 14,95 euros)
ASOS mid-season sale: belt paid 15 £ (around 18, 72 euros) instead of 25 £ (around 31,20 euros)

Cute boots  
paid 200 kr (23,32 euros) instead of 299 kr (french price around 29,95 euros).
There was a stain, so the seller was ok for a discount.
Advice : there are cute, but not really confortable, too big (my normal size is european 38), so I have put a sole inside. Better but not perfect :-S

"Bubble gum" pumps (here
mid-season sale : paid 99 kr (french price around 11,54 euros) instead of 199 kr (french price around 19, 95 euros) as shown on the link of the swedish website.
BUT NOW 50 kr (environ 5,83 euros) in a H&M shop! Hiiiii!

lundi 5 novembre 2012

Poetic Gourmandises : "Canelés de Bordeaux"...

These magical little confections are a specialty of Bordeaux, where nuns were said to have created them more than 200 years ago using the flour they salvaged from the holds of sailing ships anchored in the Port de la Lune. 

The correct use of a Canelé : 
The Canelé is consumed for breakfast, for snacks and as dessert. It is better to serve the small Canelé with cocktails, and the big version at the end of a meal.
The drink matters little, as the Canelé accomodates itself equally well with Champagne as with tea and goes with all of types of wines.

More than simple, more than tasty :P , Miam Miam (=Yummy!) !

Today, Canelés are so famous that they can be even bought at Bordeaux's Mc Donald's!!

Ingredients for 4:

-1/2 Litre of milk
-2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks
-1 dl wheat flour
-2,5 dl sugar
-50 g butter
-a pinch of salt
-3-4 tbsp rum
- 1/2 vanilla bean or 1 tbsp of vanilla extract


You need a special mould for the small ones (here) and another for the biggest (here) .


The day before: boil the milk with the vanilla and butter.
Take off the heat, allow to cool VERY slightly.
Mix the flour and sugar together, then add the eggs and egg yolks, pour this mixture in the hot milk.
Gently mix in order to obtain a fluid and smooth mixture, like a pancake batter, let it cool, then add the rum.
Place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours to 48 hours maximum.
When you are ready to bake the caneles: preheat the oven to 250C/495°F.
Pour the batter in to the caneles moulds, they should be 3/4 full - NO more.
8Place the moulds on a baking sheet, and cook on high for 5 minutes, then lower the temperature to 175C/350F and continue cooking for 1 hour at least. (It depends on your oven, it can take up to 1 and a quarter hours!) The tops will have a brown crust when they are ready, and they should still be moist inside.
Carefully unmould them whilst they are still hot. Allow them to cool.