Saturday 28 February 2015

Giorgio Armani Face Fabric

Rating: 5 out of 5

Face Fabric is the most apt name for this wonderful product and well done to Armani for coming up with this! It is a mousse and not liquid, allowing it to be easily applied and keep your face matte. It provide light but very good coverage - it is literally like wearing a moisturiser. Absolutely perfect for day wear. If you want to wear it in the evening, you may have to add highlighter on your face to get a "contour" effect.
If you apply a large quantity of it with a good foundation brush (I use Clinique) it can almost give you an airbrushed look. For a natural look, just apply it like a moisturiser. It reduces the appearance of pores and evens out the skin tone. I also have to emphasise that not only does it give you a natural, no makeup look, it also feels like you are wearing no foundation! In addition, it allows your skin to stay matte all day (unlike other foundations that make your skin feel oily towards the end of the day).

Naga Restaurant & Bar, Kensington, London

Naga Restaurant & Bar, Kensington, London

Rating: 4 out of 5

The restaurant is very well decorated and the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming. The food and the service were really good.

The starters and mains were really good but not the best I ever had. However, their cocktails are really nice and I would definitely recommend these, especially the watermelon martini made of fresh watermelon juice. The timing of the food was perfect and everything is served in pretty bamboo dishes. The dessert was great.

I cannot praise the service enough. They were getting busy when we got in. Despite this, the service was perfect. I was very impressed with that. I do think they are too pricey for the food though. Didn't think it was especially worth the price.
Overall, excellent service and good food. Not the best Chinese but a pleasurable experience.

Shoe Heaven at Harrods


Harrods Shoe Heaven opened on August 1st 2014 and heaven it is with some really amazing displays. Found on the 5th floor, Shoe Heaven features 17 boutiques and 50 additional brands. Check out the collection at:

Miu Miu shoes with Swarovski Crystals at Harrods

These gorgeous shoes are embellished with Swarovski crystals and caught my eyes at the Miu Miu concession in Harrods. They remind me of Cinderella shoes!

Friday 27 February 2015

Bohemian chic by Chanel

Farewell to Leonard Nimoy

March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015

We will miss you, Mr Nimoy
You inspired generations to get interested in science, to explore our universe and "boldly go where no one has gone before". We love you and will always remember you!

Wednesday 25 February 2015

No Butter Brownies


For any dessert menu, something with chocolate always makes its way to the top of the list. So these are my no butter brownies. Mind you, they are not that healthy since I use double cream but I hate the greasiness of butter so love these brownies!


1 cup flour
3/4 dark chocolate bar (70% cocoa)
3/4 cup double cream
1/2 cups (300 grams) caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, room temperature
1 heaped tsp baking powder


1. Preheat the oven to 170°C
2. Grease a baking tray

3. Melt the chocolate

4. Add the cream and mix

5. Add sugar and mix

6. Add the egg and mix

7. Add vanilla extract and mix

8. Add flour and baking powder. Mix

9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 16-20 minutes or until the brownies have formed a thin crust and appear set in the middle. A fork inserted into the centre or sides will come out clean. Cool on rack

10. Serve with ice cream!