Dough Balls with Garlic and Herb Butter

Homemade With Mess

I made these with a little leftover dough I had from my previous pizza post, so I couldn’t say exactly how many dough balls this would make. I realise that this is perhaps not very helpful so I should probably try them again and let you know; in the meantime they were so good I just had to share them with you right away!

I have always had a slight obsession with Pizza Express, infact I never order pizza from any other menu as they just don’t come close in comparison. Beside the great pizzas, Pizza Express is pretty famous for their dough balls and I thought it about time that I try my hand at making my own. I have to say I was damn impressed, and these could definitely prove a very worthy competitor against the mighty Pizza Express; I may be bias but I think mine would…

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Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter tanning review

Jessie Kessie

I was recently doing a little product de clutter and stumbled across a travel pack of Cocoa Brown tanning products I had completely forgotten about. I purchased this on my trip home last summer and have yet to use it, perfect timing as Autumn has hit with a bang in Sydney and I am starting to get VERY pasty. Yuck!

I have used Night and Day tan from this range in the past and I like it for 2 reasons:

– no horrid smell
– easy peasy to apply

I found this particular tan was not dark enough for me but I did trial it when I had a good colour already as I tan easily. This gave me a natural look and I liked it so much I wore it as bridesmaid at my sisters wedding last summer rather than get a spray tan.

I shouldn’t admit this as…

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Birchbox April 2015


Finals are over! So here is my (late) April Birchbox! (Birchbox is a $10/month subscription beauty service which sends you at least five sample (sometimes full-sized!) beauty products straight to your door. If you are interested in subscribing, feel free to use my referral link.) There were two very tempting curated boxes inspired by the show Mad Men, but the design of the regular box was just too pretty to resist for me! It matched the theme of Fresh for Spring.

The gorgeous April box featuring Rifle Paper Co! The gorgeous April box featuring Rifle Paper Co!

Here are the contents of my April Birchbox:

  • Jane IredaleJust Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain – Forever Pink, $8.75
  • POP BeautyPOP Portfolio Eyeshadow Palette – Peach Parfait Trio, $5.82
  • ObliphicaProfessional Intensive Hair Serum, $8.64
  • Real ChemistryLuminous 3-Minute Peel, $4.80
  • WhishShave Crave Shaving Cream – Blueberry, $3.00

Total value of my bag this…

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Interface: Net-Works (making waste beautiful)



~ L to the Aura ~

I had the honor of talking recently with Erin Meezan, the Vice President of Sustainability for Interface. Her passion for her work and the positive impact on the large breadth of people touched was truly inspiring.

Interface are leaders in the industry showing that fully integrated sustainability is not merely a theoretical idea, but can be tangibly accomplished and perpetuated within a business.  They transparently report on their ecological footprint, including progress in: Energy, Climate, Waste, and Transportation.

Looking for a way to reduce the environmental impact of nylon even further, they launched Net-Works.

“Net-Works enables local residents to collect discarded nets, which wreak havoc with the marine ecosystem, and sell them back into a global supply chain – giving those destructive, broken nets a second life as beautiful and long-lasting carpet tile. The product of an unlikely partnership, the Net-Works programme is proof that when business, conservation, and communities innovate together, we can…

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