half moon in manual

 To defend my lack of studying, I’ve been coming up with some jewellery designs over the weekend to make me feel more ‘productive’. Though I didn’t come up with an abundance of designs, it gave me an awesome opportunity to continue practicing  shooting in manual mode on my camera.

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2 Ingredient Milo Icing

Icing made of Milo. Made liquid by some milk. In less than a minute.

the future is now.

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Outfits of the Month- June

Throughout June my life was jam packed with schoolwork, but at the same time each week presented me with an opportunity to celebrate and spend quality time with friends.

4 weeks. 4 parties. 3 outfits + this one.

Let me know if you guys would like to see more fashion related videos or more of anything else!

Much love,

-Fush

Summer Trends of 2014

Ahhhh the summer time. For most, that means vacations, beach time, and finally getting to take off layers of clothing.

In Singapore, where its 25-30° C on a regular basis during ‘winter’, summer means more humidity, more heat, and more hoes wearing even less clothing. #croppedcroptops

And more sweat.

which you can see in the video.

In all seriousness I hope you’re all having a fantastic summer (or winter, which I’m currently experiencing in New Zealand- my first winter in two years!) and you’re enjoying life in every aspect!

Much love,

-Fush

“Glacier Point”

Not only can Kinsey perfectly capture moments with people, but she sure as hell has a knack for landscapes.

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How she creates such ‘flat’ looking black and white shots while still maintaining a high contrast is beyond me.

Check out the rest of her shots here.
(+ she also makes awesome DIYs!)

[All shots stolen from Sincerely, Kinsey.]

 

MAY FAVS

you know the drill.

I hope you’ve all been well and had a fantastic May! Mine was filled with growth and journey and I can’t wait to see what June will bring (though I’m simultaneously very sad that we’re pretty much half way into the year and my childhood is continuously coming to an end).

Hope you’re all pumped for the holidays!

Much love,

-Fush

Healthy Microwave Peanut Butter Muffins

I’ve recently been on a health kick, so naturally I turned to the internet for healthy recipe ideas.
As I love doing her workouts, I decided to try some blogilates recipes, Cassey’s Berrylicious Microwave Minute Muffin and Protein Cinnamon Roll in particular. Though I didn’t love the results of the recipes, they completely inspired me to eat healthier, more nutritious food; and after a bit of experimenting, I came up with a recipe of my own for quick, guilt-less peanut butter muffins!

[these bad boys are low carb, free of refined sugars (depending on your peanut butter) and contain no butter or flour]

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Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

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yes the smoothie is on my laptop

Throughout the past two months, I’ve discovered a deep love for smoothies (I’ve become that obsessive type of teen). They’re jam-packed with nutrients and are an extremely quick and easy way to tick off a good portion of your daily fruit/veg servings. I find they also satisfy my sweet tooth; in a refreshing and guilt-free way!

I like to start my school day off with a smoothie, since they take me roughly 5mins to make and skull (blending in the Nutribullet literally takes 10 seconds). If I told someone I had only a smoothie for breakfast, however, they’d probably think I’m a typical overly health-conscious teen who runs away from carbs and skips meals.

no.

Eating healthy is all about replacing that McDonalds lunch with food that actually gives you nutrients and stopping that excessive snacking, especially on foods with lots of refined sugars and chemicals- these do nothing for your body! As a result of this you have more energy (since your body is receiving the nutrients it requires for optimum functioning) and you feel a lot happier 😀

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Back to the smoothie, here’s my Berry Breakfast Smoothie recipe that’s gonna leave you feeling energised and not feeling hungry.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 cups [Frozen] berries of your choice (you can use fresh if you like)
  • 1/2 [frozen] banana 
  • 1/4 cup oats (or more or less. This will give you fibre and make you feel fuller)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or plain, the vanilla taste isn’t necessary. This will give some energy (via protein) + make you feel fuller, if you use the meal replacement kind)
  • Soy/almond milk

Fill up your blender with the fruits. I never use specific measurements, instead I add a handful of frozen cranberries (these little guys add a lot of colour and taste goood), six or seven large frozen strawberries, one or two frozen blackberries/raspberries, as well as whatever other frozen fruits I have in the freezer (e.g. apple slices, plum halves, blueberries). These fruits do not have to be frozen! In fact, you might find it’s cheaper to use fresh fruits (depending on what country/season you’re living in). Freezing your fruits will make your smoothie thicker, so I would suggest using fresh fruits + frozen banana so you have a smoothie-like consistency instead of a juice. I like my smoothie super thick, so I use mostly frozen fruits, depending on what’s in the fridge.

Moving on. Dump in your protein powder and your oats. Feel free to use more oats for a more wholesome drink! If you’re using mostly frozen fruits, the oats won’t really affect the texture of your smoothie since it’s already thick, but make sure it’s well blended 🙂

Fill up the blender with the milk of your choice. I add enough to reach the “max” line on my Nutribullet, which usually lies a cm or two above the fruit + powder/oat combo. Of course, if you add a lot of milk in comparison to the fruits, your smoothie will turn out more runny. Try to avoid using too much milk when using mostly fresh fruit as the result will be runny and more like a juice.

Blend away and enjoy!

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I know that was a lot of text, but the recipe really is simple- just dump everything in and blend it.
Once you’ve made a few smoothies, you’ll get the hang of how much/little you like to add of everything.

Happy healthy eating (/drinking)! [+ more recipes are to come]

-Fush

SPRING NAILS

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This spring we’ve been seeing the traditional florals in cooler, resort-style shades as well as black and white colour-blocking and geometric prints. Sooo, I came up with a fairly simple nail design inspired by this spring’s trends.

 

If you don’t have a striper brush or dotting tool, watch the linked cutepolish videos for a full DIY tutorial!

Much love & happy painting ☻

– Fush ☀