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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Shake Your Money Maker

I'm a big fan of glitter. I go crazy over chunky glitter polishes mostly since they make your nails look like jewels hanging off your hands. When I saw a couple of swatches of Deborah Lippmann's Jewel Heist Collection I couldn't resist forking over the moolah for the prettiest of them all, Shake Your Money Maker.





Totally in love!!

=D xx

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Thank You

I just wanted to say a quick (but ginormous!) THANK YOU to everyone who made Eesh Wardrobe a success!! 


It was busy from the get go, and I was only left with 1/2 a rack, so great success!! I was really lucky as the weather held out till about 2pm, it was actually sunny! I've never actually been to Glebe Markets before so it was great to see what other things the market had to offer. And can I just say that the food on offer is spectacular, just the thing to hit the spot while trying to sell a million things at once. 

Once again thank you to my lovely minions for helping out on the day and thank you everyone for your support and kind words, it means alot =D. I will no doubt be holding another one next year since this one was so much fun!

=D =D =D xxx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Eesh Wardrobe

Hello there, long time no see! I know I should have posted much earlier, but it was time to take a break from blogging for a while as I had more important things to take care of over the past month or so. But I have been checking back every so often, and replying to emails so thank you for that :). I'm not sure when I will get back into more regular blogging since the next couple of weeks will be quite hectic as I tie up loose ends before I head overseas in December, but I'm hopeful I can post a few times before then.

In the meantime, to anyone and everyone in the Sydney area, I'm selling a whole load of my wardrobe after cleaning it all out since my room (and house) are undergoing renovation (yay!). So if interested in grabbing a bargain, and I mean this in the truest sense (el cheapo!!), head down to Glebe Markets this Saturday 16th and check out my stall, Eesh Wardrobe!


I'm selling old, new, things with tags still on, shoes, clothes, jewellery, bags, popular brands - Witchery, Sass & Bide, ASOS, Topshop, Sportsgirl, H&M, Glassons, Miss Shop, Jag and loads more!!!

SO come check it all out at stall D35 from 10am-4pm...

Glebe Markets
40 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

THANKS GUYS!! :D xx

Monday, 14 October 2013

Marshmallow


I've been accumulating different shades of lighter whiter hued polishes recently. My newest addition is Essie Marshmallow, nearly the whiteness of paper, just a tad bit off. I'm yet to experiment with any nail-art, and It's so tempting as these soft white tones are like a blank canvas.


=D xx

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Twist, Lick, Dunk


Oreos, the quintessential snack of the under 18's. Arguably one of the best indulgences of the adult population. Oreos take me back to my tween years, back to sleepovers at my best friends house when I lived overseas. I remember once she sneakily brought over a pack, just in time to open them while we watched Lindsay Lohan and her "twin" do the same in Parent Trap. Hahaha good times.

I found this recipe off one of my fav food blogs, Brown Eyed Baker. I'm pretty sure her version features an Oreo that is crumbly and flaky just like the original due to the constant freezing/re-freezing of the dough. I chose to omit this because I wanted something a bit more doughy and softer, so I cut down the freezing steps. The result was SO good, I literally could not stop eating these. By all means try the original if you like the crunch of the original Oreo, pretty sure they taste the same =).

Homemade Oreos
Adapted from the Brown Eyed Baker

Ingredients

For the Dough
2 cups flour
½ cup cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
250g unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Filling
75g unsalted butter, at room temperature
55g margarine
2 cups sifted icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract


Method
1. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

2. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy, then beat in yolk and vanilla. At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches just until a dough forms. Divide dough in half and form each piece into a 6-inch square, then chill, wrapped in plastic wrap, until firm, 2 to 3 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Line two baking sheets with baking paper or silicone baking mat.

4. Roll out 1 piece of dough between sheets of parchment paper into a 14x10-inch rectangle (1/8-inch thick). Cut out as many rounds as possible with a 2-inch fluted or round cutter, reserving and chilling scraps, then quickly transfer cookies to a buttered baking sheet, arranging them ½ inch apart. (If dough becomes too soft, return to freezer until firm.) Repeat with remaining dough.

5. Bake cookies until baked through and slightly puffed, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on sheet on rack for 5 minutes, then transfer to rack to cool completely (cookies will crisp as they cool).

6. To make the filling, beat the butter and margarine together at medium speed until combined and smooth. Reduce the speed to low and gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Increase the speed to high and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until the filling is light and fluffy.

7. To assemble the cookies, place/spread a heaping teaspoon of filling onto the flat side of one cookie, then top with another to make a sandwich. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.



Enjoy =D xx

Monday, 30 September 2013

#yolo

Eeek!! Omg I can't believe my last post was a whole month ago. Well, I can, since the past month has been so hectic I just did NOT have time to blog whatsoever. So, APOLOGIES to my regular readers! Hopefully I can up the post-count before the year ends =P.

I have been busy indeed, juggling two jobs and uni has tested my multi-tasking abilities to the limit. Add a social life, or lack-thereof, on-top of that as well as some other (exciting) things, and you get the a snapshot into my life lately. However I have been Instagraming as regularly as I can (@eesh_89), which is pretty much like speed-blogging eh ;P. 

Anyways, on to the more exciting things that have been going on! I have officially booked my epic European odyssey for the end of this year and onto to 2014!! I'm SO EXCITED!! It has been so fun organising and finally booking everything - it's made it all so real (and made my bank account looking quite forlorn). I was a bit sceptical about going away for so long, but I figured I might as well take the leap and do it all while I'm young (insert #yolo). 

So, my 3 month itinerary looks a bit like this - Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland and England! Phew! Just looking at all of them listed makes me excited. I think the things I'm most looking forward to are spending my birthday in Morocco and New Years in Barcelona =D. I'm ecstatic to be spending winter in Europe with one of my good friends, I love how Europeans embrace Christmas, so different to our Summer version here in Oz.

And if anyone has any suggestions on things to see/do I'd be more than happy to take them on board! I'm hoping I'll be able to blog while overseas, I'd love to share the experience!

Well, hopefully I can get back into blogging regularly since things have calmed down a bit. Although I might not have that many fashion posts to go up since I'm such a miser these days saving for this trip =P clothes are strictly off the spending essentials list. Knowing me and my friend this won't last long. But I will try!! 

ME IN 3 MONTHS!!

Ahh missed you guys!

=D xx

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

OPI My Vampire is Buff


I'm so in love with this buff hue from OPI! Definitely my go-to polish at the moment.


=D xx

Monday, 2 September 2013

Peanut Butter and Honey Cupcakes


I've been a bad blogger. The usual culprits of course - work, uni, sleep, uni, work, eating, sleep. Not even in that order but close enough. Life is just so hectic at them moment I can't even remember what I did the day before. I'm hoping it will settle down this month and I can get back into the blissful *cough* world of blogging ;). In the meantime, have a cupcake! These are some beauties I made for the RSPCA Cupcake Day 2 weeks ago. I know it's a bit late but I just had to share them with you because I got such good feedback from them. Peanut butter and honey are a match made in heaven, so I hope you enjoy these delights!!


Peanut Butter and Honey Cupcakes

Ingredients
Cupcakes
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp (85g) butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup (125ml) milk

Syrup
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup water
2 cinnamon sticks

Honey Buttercream
1/2 cup (110g) butter, room temp
3 tbsp honey
2 cups (250g) powdered (icing) sugar
Pinch of salt

Method
1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Line cupcake tin with paper liners.

2. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt - set aside.

3. In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, add butter, peanut utter and brown sugar and cream together on medium-high sped for 5 mins, until mixture is light and fluffy

4. Reduce mixer speed to medium and add in the egg and vanilla. Mix well until combined

5. Reduce mixer speed to low and add in flour, mixing in thirds, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour. Mix batter until it is just combined.

6. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean

7. While cupcakes are baking make the syrup - in a small saucepan combine honey, water and cinnamon sticks and bring to a low boil. Reduce the heat and let syrup simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

8. When the cupcakes are done, remove from the oven and let them cool until warm to touch. Poke the top of the cupcakes with a tooth pick and pour the syrup onto the tops of the cupcakes evenly

9. Continue to let the cupcakes cool to room temp. Meanwhile make the frosting - In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and honey until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and salt and continue mixing until the frosting comes together. If the frosting is too runny, add more powdered sugar until it reaches the right consistency. Likewise, if the frosting is too stiff, add more honey (or a splash of milk) to thin it out. If the frosting is too sweet, add a pinch more of salt until the desired sweetness is achieved.

10. Spread or pipe the honey buttercream onto the cooled cupcakes and serve!


I really need to work on my piping/frosting skills =/


Enjoy! =D xx

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Easy Does It



Knit - Talulah | Pants - Topshop | Shoes - Chinese Laundry | Clutch - Clare Vivier

Thank you all for being so patient with me! I swear life can't get any hectic, but it seems to do so everyday. Even now I'm losing out on essential sleep just so I can keep my blog alive! But I love it so it's worth it ;). This is a speedy post - a basic 'me at home' look. I thought it was about time I posted up an outfit wearing my favourite flats of all time. Anyone who follows me on Instagram (@eesh_89) would know this (after what seems to be daily shots of them), these Chinese Laundry shoes are just.....I have actually contemplated buying another pair in both colours (yes, I got black too), and also some in the other colours on offer. I love them. They are so elegant and unique. Of course they look a lot like Jenny Kayne's, but these are a great alternative - better on the wallet and they are quite comfortable. Also, I hope you all like my new glasses! I wear contacts so often that even my close friend have forgotten I wear glasses. I love these ones from Specsavers, from their new range by Collette Dinigan, and I think i'll be wearing glasses more often!

=D xx 

Friday, 16 August 2013

RSPCA Cupcake Day 2013

Hi there guys!! I thought I'd take some time out of my busy schedule to let you all know about the upcoming Cupcake Day the RSPCA is holding on the 19th of August this year...


Even though I don't own any pets myself, I absolutely adore dogs and cats and a whole host of animals! I also know a few people who have adopted from the RSPCA, giving some gorgeous animals a brand new home. I have fundraised for the RSPCA before as I admire their work as I'm a big advocate of animal rights, especially those of domestic animals. Too often we see pets being ill-treated or abandoned, and it's through the efforts of organisations such as the RSPCA do we see kindness towards these beautiful beings that we really do have a responsibility for as we choose to keep them as companions. Not only do they look after our pets but they also provide for farm animals in their care and help take care of animals suffering from the affects of ill-treatment.  I personally think this is a great fundraiser as I get to bake and everybody loves cupcakes! I'll be making some cupcakes for Monday (lucky for my work colleagues ;D)

You can donate towards this great cause or get involved yourself by clicking on the picture or HERE =D

=D xx 
(P.S. I PROMISE I will get back to blogging more often soon!!)

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Fan Brush


Absence makes the heart grow fonder right? So you guys must love me then eh ;). Blogging has been put on the back burner the past week due to the usual speil. PLUS I'm doing some intense travel planning (exciting times!!). Moving on, at least my nails have not suffered my neglect. This effect is created with a fan brush, which comes in all different sizes and fan span, but generally look like this..

I would suggest getting an el cheapo version if your going to be dipping it in nail polish and washing it vigorously in acetone. It's quite easy to do this design, literally you just paint your base colour + top coat. Then dunk the tip of the brush in the polish colour you want to layer first, and the brush it lightly over your nail several times till you get the look and intensity you want. Repeat with another colour(s). Easy! Just FYI, my base is Ulta3 Neutral, and I used L.A. Girls Disco Fever then Essie Chinchilly using the fan brush.


I wore this neutral last week and after a couple of days I thought striping it up would be an easy effective way to spice them up =). Still love them neutral though!!

=D xx

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Ovoid


Crop Top - ASOS | Shorts - ASOS | Heels - Tony Bianco | Necklace - Diva

I've featured a few things from my July Favourites in this outfit, nothing better than wearing all your fav items in one go. I swear I cannot get over these shorts! They are so amazing, absolutely loving the texture, the pattern is so nice. To be honest I don't own my white pieces of clothing because I'm mortally afraid of getting them dirty, so this is a step up for me I reckon. I also don't own (m)any pairs of high-wasted shorts because these days they take the shape of some sort of adult diaper. And though I don't agree with them and some people may look semi-decent in them, I can assure you the look doesn't suit me and my child bearing hips. So again, these shorts fit my criteria - wide legged i.e. slimming. I'm looking forward to styling them a bit more casually for when spring and summer comes along. Sydney weather has been warming up a bit in the past few days so it was actually quite pleasant to slip into some more revealing clothing and strapy sandals. And just a side note, these are the first outfit posts I've taken on my 5D MkII! LOVE how they turned out!

=D xx

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

July Favourites


I really liked doing the flatlay for my time as an invalid, so I thought I'd attempt another one - this time with all my favourite purchases for the month. I know, I should probably do this at the end of the month, but I'm afraid I won't be able to fit it all in....

ASOS Crop Top - It's actually long sleeved, perfect for winter. Yes, I know, why would I wear a crop top in winter. Well Sydney weather is mild and plus it's so on trend =P. I love this one because the bottom is quite loose, and the little notch just really adds to it. The fabric is like a crepe material and the sleeves are sorta baggy which is why I have fallen in love. 

ASOS Ovoid Shorts - As soon as I saw the pattern on these I had to have them. I'm such a sucker for details like that, which is why I own so many things which I probably can't wear all the time. When I checked today these had surprisingly sold out, and after doing some blog surfing I suspect maybe the gorgeous Jessica of Tuula had something to do with it ;)



See by Chloe - Such a great perfume, very fresh and not too sweet which is a change for me. Have gotten quite a few compliments and requests for the perfume I am wearing =).

Maybelline 'Falsies' Mascara in Black Drama - A good friend of mine who's a make-up artist for the label Gather & Stitch told me I should get this and I'd probably end up throwing out my eye-lash curler. And she was right! This is seriously the best mascara I have used to date - it thickens your lashes up so well even after just one coat. And no clumps whatsoever even after a couple of coats.

Anarchy Street Rings + Etsy Bracelet- I went on a jewellery purchasing rampage over the weekend and these were the first of my bounty to arrive. These pieces are so dainty and I'm so looking forward to experiment with some jewellery layering. Can I just say Etsy is a GOLDMINE for things like this. And best of all, your jewellery collection becomes so unique with all these exclusive handmade pieces.

Tom Ford Nikita Sunnies - Loving these feminine cat-eye frames by Tom Ford. So chic and classic, and on sale at Vision Direct right now! Win! So tempted to get them in the tortoise...


=D xx

Monday, 22 July 2013

www.eeshblog.com

Yes that's right, I bought my domain name! I'm officially an actual website! 

You can find my blog at http://www.eeshblog.com



As you may have noticed I've added a few new things to the blog as well, just part of the continual improvements I'm hoping to make. Thanks to all my readers and followers, and those who comment and email me, you make me want to continue making this blog the best it can be =D. 

=D xx

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake


As promised from my flatlay post from when I was sick, here is the recipe for one of the best milkshakes I have ever tasted - Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake. I grew up going to brownie and guiding (or scouts) camps and one of the things I (along with almost everyone else) looked forward to the most was toasting marshmallows over a bonfire. We don't really do s'mores over here in Oz, but the marshmallow burning is very much a part of our camping culture. So when I came across this recipe from one of my favourite food bloggers, Joy the Baker, I cherished the thought of the smell of burning gelatinous goop. It seriously takes me back to those nights by the campfire...


Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake
Adapted from Joy the Baker

Ingredients
8-10 large marshmallows
3 large scoops vanilla ice cream or a heaping 1-cup of vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method
1. Place marshmallows on  skewer and toast until slightly charred over a gas flame.  If you don’t have skewers or a gas top cooker, you can toast the marshmallows on a sheet tray in the oven under the grill for 2 or 3 minutes.  Keep an eye on the marshmallows as they’re in the oven. They’re liable to burst into marshmallow flames pretty quick.  Place on a plate to cool slightly.

2. In a blender mix together ice cream, milk, vanilla extract and toasted marshmallows.  Save one or two toasted marshmallows to top the milkshake(s).  Blend well.  For a thinner milkshake add more milk.  If you’d like it a bit thicker… add more ice cream.   Pour into glasses and top with toasted marshmallows.  Enjoy!


As you can see, I don't hold back on the charring. I pretty much set these babies on fire.

P.S. These photos were taken on my new Canon 5D Mark II! Quiet the step up from my 500D, so I'm excited to start shooting with it soon!!

=D xx

I'll Be Thinking Bout You









Dress - Minkpink | Heels - Windsor Smith

Finally managed to find sometime to shoot an outfit! Albeit it wasn't the best time of the day to do so but I can't complain. I have to say if I could wear these Windsor Smith beauties everyday I would. They have the be the sexiest pair of shoes I own, and all the lacing makes them easier to walk in - bonus! Stripes are everywhere at the moment and this Minkpink dress is right up my alley. Great for winter and such a versatile piece. There are so many pieces from the Minkpink collection I wanna buy right now!

=D xx

Friday, 19 July 2013

While I was Sick


When I came down with the flu a couple of weeks ago I thought I'd try my first flatlay pic, since I couldn't muster the energy to do much else. It also gives me the chance to showcase some of my fav items of the moment. I pretty much live in these Bonds sweaters at home, regardless of being sick or not. I bought like 5 different colours during their sale last month, they are so comfy and not too frumpy. These sweatpants by Freddy are so luxe in terms of comfort-wear. Love the skinny ankles, gives them the versatility of wearing them out as well. And what better to do when sick than curl up with a good book and toasted marshmallow milkshake (serious yum - recipe to come!)

=D xx

Dusty Pink



This manicure isn't anything special, sorta like a transition manicure for when I come up with something more interesting. My nails were getting a bit manky, I really liked the ultra-pointed 'stiletto' nails look but once my pinky nail broke I just wasn't bothered to take care of the rest. So I gave them a cut and a colour ;). The dusty pink polish is a no name brand and I added a pattern in bronze. I like the colour combo so im thinking of using it again soon.

=D xx

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Pinspo



I'm in the middle of a 14-consecutive-day work marathon split between my two jobs, which doesn't leave much time for blogging, or anything else for that matter. So I thought I'd post some inspo (new, old and blogged-to-death) I've come across on Pinterest (follow me!) which I have been getting back into lately. Enjoy =) xx
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