DIY Drink Syrups, Done 3 Ways



This summer I wanted to try to drastically cut down the number of fizzy drinks in favour of something either more water-like or perhaps make my own refreshing drinks. So for the past few weeks, I’ve been looking at various recipes to quench that thirst*

After a lot of researching I decided to make some berry syrups in three slightly different ways and, hopefully, you’ll love them as much as I do.

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Summer Lovin’ Ice Blocks


Whether you call them ice blocks, treats, pops or Steve Rogers, nothing beats something full of flavour and ice-cold on a summer’s day, so we thought we’d reign in the holiday season and almost the start of the worst weeks of a Queensland summer with some icy treats!

This is one of those great “dump all the ingredients in an appliance and let it do its thing”, what you really need is:


  1. Your desired frozen fruit (frozen is best because 1- cheaper and 2- sets much faster)
  2. Coconut milk or thickened cream (or any cream to give it a slightly creamy texture and thickens the mixture)
  3. Something to give another hint of flavour/sweetener


Want to see what I used?

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Brand Spotlight!: Nude by Nature


Here it is, the second (and final) part of Nude by Nature for Brand Spotlight, where we discuss:

  • Touch Of Glow Highlight Stick (Champagne)
  • Natural Illusion Pressed Eyeshadow (Dune)
  • Blending Brush
  • Contour Eye Pencil (Anthracite)
  • Moisture Infusion Lipgloss (08 Pink Violet)
  • Overall review of Nude by Nature and product wrapup
  • My wishlist for NbN in the future! 

Audio after the cut!

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Changing It Up!



For the past few days, I’ve been working on a new series to do on this site called Brand Spotlight where every month (funds pending) I’m going to shine the spotlight on a certain cosmetics or skincare brand by picking a mix of best sellers, top rated and random products to look at and review.
I’ve wanted to do this for so long but we just had Click Frenzy here in Australia (similar to a very limited Black Friday kind of shtick) and was starting a massive post on the first brand of the series. However, I’m nowhere near halfway and it’s over 2000 words, so I’ve actually been thinking,


Maybe we should go audio?
I’ve actually been thinking about this more and more over the past day and I think such an inevitably long post like this one might be a great candidate. I can still post pictures so you can listen and follow along, or even just have it as background noise if you’re in your room, around the house, and -lucky you- you get to hear my voice.

Obviously, though I hate my voice and I’ll be sharing it with you, something you don’t want and absolutely didn’t ask for, but if we decide this was a terrible idea, we can just laugh about it for a maximum of two seconds then never talk about it ever again.

Thanks to my living environment, I hope to be recording the whole episode tomorrow and it will be ready for your ears this weekend!