Friday Nails: Easy DIY Metallic Foiled Look

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Quick and easy foiled effect – all you need is polish and cling wrap! And maybe some polish remover, because it’s a little messy Products: Essie ‘Lapis of Luxury’ Essie ‘No Place Like Chrome’ Cling wrap. You can also use a plastic bag, although it won’t work as well. Subscribe to Youtube Follow us on Facebook Follow me on Twitter Music: “Like Music” by Admiral Bob (feat. snowflake) http://ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/31361 is … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Winter Love + DIY dotting tool

Hey guys! This look is a combination of Valentines and winter colours. I’ll show you how to easily make cute little hearts with your own DIY dotting tool. The nice thing about this is that it’s so subtle, you can wear it after Valentines and not look strange. Products: Essie ‘No Place Like chrome’ Essence ’19’ (Grey with pink shimmer) Sephora by OPI matte clear coat Pencil with eraser + flat … Continue reading

Friday Nails – Valentines Look (Konad Stamper) + Red Ombre

This weeks look is a sweet and cute Valentine’s look. I know it’s early, but it’s best to be prepared. You can change this from vampy to cute, depending on which look you like Products: Konad Nail Stamper kit (white polish) Bundlemonster stamp plate #BM 317 Essie ‘Bordeaux’ Sally Hansen ‘Red Carpet’ Music: “Watching Seabirds Soar (Harmony)” by DoKashiteru (feat. Snowflake) http://ccmixter.org/files/DoKashiteru/24925 is licensed under a Creative Commons license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ … Continue reading

Shiitake/Portabella Mushroom Steak Burgers w/ Cheddar & Onion

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Hey guys! Being gluten free, I sometimes miss burgers. Although I can occasionally tolerate a wheat bun, If I want to stay on track, I make these awesome Shiitake/Portabella Steak burgers instead. You still get the burger craving pay off, without the sore tummy later! Makes (2) burgers. You will need: 4 shiitake or portabella mushrooms, de-stemmed. You can find them in Asian markets, they’re about palm-sized. 2 palm sized … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Beef Stew (Poverty Stew)

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Hey guys! This is something I make on a regular basis, it works with just about any meat and veggies – I also call it ‘poverty’ stew because it’s what I make when I’m trying to make the food stretch a bit further. This makes enough for two people, and can be done with even the cheapest cuts of meat.  You will need: 2lbs raw beef roast – leave the fat on, … Continue reading

Drunken Chicken Stew

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Hey guys! I’m slowly getting back into it after the NY break. Ready to rock? This recipe is easy as pie – it’s also designed to use up whatever random booze you have leftover from NYE. Slowly simmered in a crock pot over 6 hrs, you get just a hint of the wine, and a nice rich, garlicky, brothy chicken stew. You will need: 2lbs chicken thighs 2 heads garlic, … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Reverse French Glitter Manicure

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Hey guys! Here’s a cute Xmas party look. Bored of your average French manicure? Try a deep purple with a little sparkle! You will need: A deep purple – I used Sephora by OPI Just a Little Dangerous A glitter coat – I used Sephora by OPI Only Gold for Me Binder reinforcement stickers (or French manicure guide stickers). Step one: 2-3 coats of your purple. Make sure it’s completely dry … Continue reading

Paleo energy bar base

Hey guys! I’m feeling a little silly, because I forgot to take a picture of my energy bars…before I may or may not have devoured them. But, you may have heard of Larabars. This is a DIY, customizable version! You will need:  500g pitted dates 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut dash of vanilla extract Chunks of fruit, nuts, etc. Chocolate chips are also delicious. Basically, you Hulk-smash that until it’s … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Let it snow, let it snow!

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Hey guys! This is the first week of Nail Polish Canada’s Holiday nail competition. The first theme? Snow! I love snow, and being a nerd, I love the crystalline, multidimensional look of it in the light. I felt I had to do more than just white or snowflakes, so I went with icicles and glitter, and shimmer!   This looks hard, but it’s really not. You know me, I’m too lazy to do something … Continue reading