Saturday, January 18, 2014

Shady Lady Shakshuka...

The cool change finally hit melbourne today (four days over 40 degrees celcius!!!) & now that its cooler I am craving warm wintery food. 
One of my favourite wintery meals is from a cafes called Auction Rooms.
My favourite meal there is named the "Shady deal" - Pretty much its a Shakshuka of braised spiced tomato, eggplant, peppers, and chick peas. They top it with 2 poached eggs and served with grilled flatbread. Omnomnom... Its such a fun dish to eat because its spicy (chilli chilli I love chilli in my belly) & I love scooping out the chickpeas with the grilled flatbread. Eating with your hands is the besssst! Plus, scooping all that deliciousness into my mouth is pretty much the same as doing a bicep curl right??? Pretty sure thats how muscles work...

Soo thought I would show you my dear miss pretty version of the 'shady deal'. I am going to call it the 'shady lady shakshuka'. 

Look, I am not claiming to be the next *insert famous chef name here*... but DANG this was good! So let me know if you want the recipe? It was incredibly easy to whip up & was made nearly entirely from the contents of my garden (herbs, capsicum, garlic, onion, beans & chilli) & a few helpful extras that were lying around in the pantry!!  

ps. Feel free to add some poached eggs or spicy sausage to get some extra protein! I merely didn't because I don't eat meat & the texture of eggs just freaks me out too much sometimes. Haha

Dear Miss Pretty xx

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

NARS Majella Satin Lip Pencil - Coloured crayons for uncoordinated hands & lips

Despite over 12 years of dance lessons & various sporting squads (swimming, basketball, hockey, soccer, tennis & on & on). I am the most uncoordinated person I have ever met. As an adult I have realised that whilst some people are naturally neat, coordinated & spill free. There are some people who will never successfully wear a crumb/spill free white shirt post lunchtime. It is my grotty burden to bear...

Keeping this in mind.
I am getting into lipsticks.
Everyone just calm down & let me introduce you to my uncoordinated person secret...
Personally I loved NARS Majella Satin Lip Pencil its what I would call 'garnet' bordering on 'sangria'. Its a opaque deep red with cool blue undertones, which on my yellowish skin tone throws a slight fuchsia. Being the satin pencil it has a little hint of sheen to keep your lips from looking flakey. Bonus!

Meet my new discovery (to miss pretty world anyway) of NARS Satin Lip Pencils. If you can colour a colouring book, you can manage these babies! You start from the outside of the lips to get a nice crisp line & then proceed to fill the bulk of the lip.
Best thing for uncoordinated people is they tend to stay put through numerous cups of tea, avocado toast & singalongs! On average they will last me about 6 to 8 hours - but I always keep it in my bag for top ups because its so lightweight!

 Dear Miss Pretty xx