Month: Mar 2015

Natural Woman

At times, the heart has a yearning for the natural, the subtle, the barely there.  Today was one of those moments which translated into a more muted palette. Mind, muted but not in the least bit wallflower-boring. All eye colours were taken from the Pony Shine Easy Glam 2 palette from Meme Box, specifically Shine Beige, Shine Rose, Shine Peach (I used this on the cheeks too) and Glam Choco.  Clearly this is a treat for glimmer aficionados such as myself. Lids were then lined with Kat Von D’s Pumpkin Eye Liner Pencil. And finally, to balance everything, I used Ritual from Kat Von D. I really really like this look. A lot. It’s not so out there that I would look back and cringe, and it has enough depth to warrant a second look, or three. What did you think? Love, Sheela p/s with thanks to Twice Lucky Resale Houston for that rock chic distressed denim vest, it is so loved!!!

An Actual #OOTD Post

When it comes to putting together an outfit post, in the absence of Eureka moments, here’s my default sequence of events:- > lay in bed the night before, mentally visualing outfits and trying to decide which accessories go with which, and generally working myself up to insomnia state > after a few fitful hours of sleep, I am up around 5am, and I go reheat the coffee my man brewed for me last night,  sip it slowly while trying to remember the set of outfits I’d finally settled on (between 3 to 4 looks, these last for a week until the next weekend shoot) > put on my Klorane Eye Patches to look as unpuffy as possible > lay down on the couch and wait for my photographer to wake up, our shoots usually start around 10.45am or thereabouts > put on an SK-II Mask around 9.30 to prep the face > paint my face put on my make-up > start shooting Note that during this entire process, it’s very likely everything I’d planned flies …

Quinoa-Crusted Egg White Veggie Bake

In my quest to start eating clean food, I wanted to cook something that would make use of leftover egg whites (made Cinnamon French Toast as breakfast for Eve earlier in the day) while incorporating as much veggies as possible. After hunting around the internet for ideas, I finally settled on these Quinoa-Crusted Egg White Veggie Bake thingies.   INGREDIENTS 3 Egg Whites (organic, free range, lightly beaten) 2 Cups Sauteed Greens (I used Spanish Onions, Celery, Carrots, Cremini Mushrooms, Tomatoes) Quinoa (uncooked) Coconut Oil (extra virgin, organic) Spices to taste (I used gluten free organic Tamari and pepper) Chopped Chives (garnish)   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Brush insides of ramekins with Coconut Oil. Using a small teaspoon at a time, drizzle a generous layer of the uncooked Quinoa. This becomes your crust. Set aside. Sauté the chopped onions for about a minute then add everything else. Season with a touch of Tamari sauce. Continue sautéing until cooked. Divide portions equally into the ramekins (I managed to fill 4 small, 1 large). Pour …

Underage Uproar

Kat Von D is no stranger to infamy. This time, the spotlight shines on Underage Red, a shade from her line of Studded Kiss Lipsticks.   I’m perplexed. I saw the shade, I read the name, and that was that. Nothing to provoke me into thinking beyond that it was a nice colour. This sort of topic is something I typically avoid talking about on the blog because of how controversial it can be. However, I think the entire debacle is such poppycock that I had to share my opinion. What sort of mind instantly thinks of underage sex and statutory rape when it sees the word “underage”, and on a lipstick? When I think “underage”, I imagine my frustration at being denied so many things when I was younger, simply because I wasn’t 18 yet. I recall being defiant and rebellious and adventurous, with a devil-may-care attitude. I remember having the time of my life. Never once have I associated the word “underage” with pedophiles or any Lolita syndrome. So again, I ask you, …

Gone To My Happy Place

Peer recognition evokes an emotion that is rather indescribable. Words that come closest include elation, pride, joy.   Yes, my article on sheet masks taking over the world has been featured in the IFB weekly round-up and I am over the moon 🙂 Links à la Mode: March 26 Adorned in Armor: Capital Fashion Al-Balsam Life: Beauty Tips That Make You Look Younger A Handful of Stories: Outfit of the Day: Layered Skirts Attire Club: 35 Essential Dressing Tips for Men Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans: Beauty Board: Brilliantly Basic Couture Crush: Korean Berrisom ‘My Lip Tint Pack’ Review Fashion Moriarty: What to Wear to Meet Anna Wintour Funky Jungle: 5 Tips for Surviving a Shopping Break Hey Mishka: DIY Jeweled Spring Hat Kremb de la Kremb: The Bag With the Worst Wrap Les Assorties: C.J. Bakhos X Piece & Co. Moda Addicted: 10 Closet Essentials You Should Splurge On My Fashion Slash Life: Glamorous Nigerian Aso-Ebi Wedding Style Purushu Arie: Shades of Grey Sheela Writes: Sheet Masks Are Taking Over Storybook Apothecary: How to …