Here’s why the #CTmeetup rocked!

Yesterday was an awesome day. I slept in late, took a train to Cape Town with Daniel and then had a lovely walk through the town I love the most. We did that in order for me to attend the #CTmeetup.

Fellow bloggers, tweeters and Instagramers all gathered together for a chat, a laugh, some dim sum and just a great time. You can take a look at Cindy Alfino’s blog post about who attended. Thanks so much to Cindy Alfino and Nikki Lincoln for organising the whole shindig and also to I Love My Laundry for accommodating the loud mass of ladies who attended.

NOW FOR SOME PHOTOS!

Quirky decor and fun at #iLoveMyLaundry
Quirky decor and fun at #iLoveMyLaundry

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Rookie Chef Robi: Lazy breakfast buns

I’ve been meaning to do another Rookie Chef post for a while now but I’m a lazy blogger so that’s a problem. However, I can assure you that I haven’t stopped cooking, experimenting and drooling over recipes. (Thanks, Pinterest!)

Flash back to a couple of weeks ago and one evening when everyone was in no mood to cook, I decided to put my own twist on the breakfast bun/cup.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Makes 4

– 2 hamburger buns

– 5 eggs

– Bacon

– 1 cup of grated cheese

– Salt, pepper

– Margerine

– Olive oil

– Chutney (optional)

– 4 ramekins

HOW TO

1. Preheat oven at 180 deg C.

2. Cut hamburger buns in half and butter the insides.

3. Grease the ramekins with a little olive oil. Make sure to grease the sides too or else these suckers will stick.

4. Press the non-buttered side of the roll into ramekin and get your fingers dirty by flattening the roll against the sides. You basically end up with a little bun bowl. (Trademark pending *wink*)

5. Mix your eggs, grated cheese, salt and pepper in a separate bowl. You can add a dash of milk if you like.

6. Fry up your bacon, chop it into small pieces and stick it one side.

7. Scoop the eggy mixture into your bun bowls until they’re about 3/4 full. 

8. Put the ramekins in an ovenproof dish (so that they’re easy to take out all at once) and stick them on the middle shelf of the oven.

9. Keep an eye on them. After about 10-15 minutes, take the ramekins out of the oven. The egg will still be runny but just starting to cook. Throw in your bacon bits now. I added a little more grated cheese over the top at this point too.

10. Stick the ramekins back in the oven and wait another 5 minutes or so. The egg will start to rise a little like fluffy scrambled egg.

11. Once they’re done, make sure they’re cooked through, scoop them out (I used a  tablespoon to do this) and pop them on a plate. Add a couple drops of chutney if you like and eat ’em!

My family couldn’t get enough of these and I’m super stoked to experiment with different fillings and mixtures. Easy, cheap and so delicious!

Review: Body Thrills Lemon, Lime & Juniper Berry Facial Scrub

Body Thrills Lemon, Lime & Juniper Berry Facial Scrub
Thrill your face off

Need a natural, delicious-smelling facial scrub? Then you should give this Body Thrills product a try.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of this zesty scrub and it’s honestly quite fantastic.

I have annoying, super sensitive combination skin and it often freaks out on me. I’m very wary of trying just anything on my face but after seeing @ExMi rave about how it’s cleared up her skin, I was willing to give it a try.

Who is Body Thrills?

Body Thrills is a South African company that was “born from the need to create a range of products that are natural, preservative-free and entirely delicious”.

At first glance… and sniff

After screwing off the lid the first thing you smell is lemongrass and lime. It’s super refreshing and reminds me of summer. The grainy feel of the scrub had me thinking of sugar and I could tell it would be a great for exfoliation.

The first use

After wetting my face and scooping out some of the scrub, it was just a matter of rubbing it on my face and neck. I left it to settle for a few moments before washing it off with a face cloth. It was easy to apply and easy to remove which is a big plus in my book as some scrubs can be a pain to wash off.

My face was smooth and soft afterwards. Surprisingly so. I was genuinely impressed. Plus that awesome lemongrass smell hung around for quite sometime.

My skin is tricky so after a couple of hours I applied my usual moisturiser but there are those who’ve reported that they didn’t need to.

What’s in it?

This exfoliating and moisturising scrub is made with lemongrass, juniper berries, lime, lemon, shea butter and almond oil. Sounds good enough to eat!

Price

You can grab a 125ml tub of this yummy scrub for R80. Order it here from the website.

Body Thrills (you can follow them on Twitter) was created and is run by @ExMi and the rest of the team: @LexiFontein and @Wallfish.

Please note: This is not a sponsored blogpost. I have not been paid to review this product in anyway.

Girly question: Nail varnish n00b

red nail varnish
*Gloop*

I’m not what you’d call a “girly girl” but this is girly question. Sorry to all the boy readers…

So I like nail varnish (or is it polish? Anyhoo…) and I have a few cheap bottles and a couple of bottles of Essie. They’re all okay but the Essie chips WAY too easily. Even with 3 coats and a top coat on.

So what I want to know from all you ladies is: What is the best nail varnish you’ve ever used?

I don’t mind paying for a decent varnish and I’m willing to wait for it to dry but regarding the chip factor, it needs to last.

Do you ladies have any advice for me? Do I need a base coat to stop the chipping? Let me know in the comments below! :)