About a month after my little girl was born, we found out she was allergic to a certain protein in dairy. Apparently this is very common in infants and most of them outgrow it within the first six months of their lives. Since I was nursing her, I had to learn all kinds of modifications… Continue reading Non-dairy Chocolate Mousse
Hello, folks! Long time, no see! I wholeheartedly apologize for being off the radar for so long without an explanation. I had not expected to take such a long hiatus, but I kept thinking I would do a “proper explanation” and that just kept getting delayed. So here goes: I’ve been busy growing this little… Continue reading Altered and controlled, but delighted!
I knew I was going to use this polish for the colour inspiration prompt as soon as I placed my order several months ago — this is An Unexpected Journey by Glam Polish. This is one of those of shades I almost think of as a lack of colour; mind you, that’s not the same… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 21: Inspired By A Colour
If you like a little bit of a spa experience at home, this one is for you. These sugar scrub bars are super easy to make, require no precision whatsoever and use ingredients you probably have lying around at home. They make for a decadent pamper session for yourself, as well as a thoughtful gift… Continue reading DIY Sugar Scrub Bars
Watermarbles… I cannot complain that I have the worst experience with them, but I definitely lack experience. For a grand total of six or seven watermarble designs I’ve attempted in my life, I know only two patterns — stripes and random marble. So, this time, I wanted to try the classic watermarble petals because one… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 20: Watermarble Skittlette
Roses and I have never quite gotten along. I’ve always thought they are a bit overrated. I think I’ve moved away from active dislike and towards indifference over the years, but I don’t usually gravitate towards rose patterns. Then came my Drk Nails Designer 1 plate, with a gorgeous image of wild roses and I… Continue reading NOTW: Roses Mani For Facebook Group
I really love galaxy nails, yet I never seem to think of doing them unless prompted by the dear 31DCWeekly each year! I decided to go super-sparkly today and used almost all holo polishes for a blingy mani 😀 The base polish is A-England Natasha’s Dance. I sponged on the galaxy using A-England Queen Of… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 19: Annual Galaxy Nails
Here’s our monthly lesson in English idioms. To “lay something up in lavender”, means to store away carefully for future use and originates from the custom of storing fabric and other items with lavender in an attempt to preserve them or keep them smelling fresh. On the other hand, to “lay someone out in lavender”… Continue reading NOTW: Lay Up or Out in Lavender?
Mr ACD really likes orchids and has attempted several times to keep some around the house. Green-thumbed as we both are in general, we simply cannot manage to keep one alive beyond a couple of weeks. We have now given up, but hope to learn to care for them some day. As for myself, I… Continue reading NOTW: Orchid-Inspired
The prompt for the 31DC this week is half-moons, and I decided to go with v-moons — triangular-shaped half-moons. I picked up a tube of body cream from Bath & Body Works last weekend, and this nail art was inspired by the design on the tube. The base is three coats of ILNP Clever Girl,… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 18: V-Moons Inspired By Bath & Body Works