Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

The French braid

My talented friend, Tonia, always takes the time to upgrade my look. So we decided to share with you how to make a French braid bun.

I. Make a French braid

II. Roll the braid up like a cinnamon bun

III. Secure it with pins and fluff it up

And here are three tips she was lovely enough to share:

I. Begin from the crown of your head rather than from your forehead.

When we were talking about the hairstyle, Tonia recommended that we start the braid at the crown of my head rather than from my hairline since I was looking for a more elegant look. My hair has some layers and this meant a sleeker look from all angles.

II. Flatten and pull back strongly your hair for a sleek finish.

In order to get the put together look, Tonia had to ensure all the strands of hair were aligned towards the braid and I did not have flyaways so she brushed the strands in with her fingers and pulled hard enough to obtain a tight braid.

III. Plump it up or keep it small.

I wanted to keep it small and elegant especially since it was a rather windy day so Tonia rolled the braid into a small and sturdy bun which she pinned in place. To cover some bobby pins, she fluffed up the edges of the braid over them. You can take this further to have the bun size to your taste.

Luckily enough, she did most of the job. Check out the video!

And some bloopers, we had a blast filming it!

With love,

Raluca

Hot Chocolate – one spoon away 

Instant hot chocolate and coffee are ruling my life these days, so I decided to step things up and go for home-made hot chocolate. The Hot Chocolate Spoons are easy and fun!

All you need:

Milk Chocolate , White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate

Instant Coffee

Spoons

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So here we go!

Step one:

Melt all three types of chocolate for a few seconds in the microwave. Stop and stir in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth.

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Step two:

Black Hot Chocolate

Fill the spoon with the melted milk chocolate and place it on the plate to set and dry.

White Hot Chocolate

Fill the spoon with the yummy melted white chocolate and let it set on the plate.

Mocha Hot Chocolate

This is the trickiest! Mix half of the melted milk chocolate with instant coffee until almost solid. Fill the spoon with the mix and level off. Let it set in the fridge for a few minutes until set.

Submerge the filled spoon into the remaining melted chocolate and place it on the plate next to the others.

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Step three:

Decorations

Place the melted dark chocolate and the white one into two separate sandwich bags and make a hole in one corner. Now drizzle the spoons in any manner you want! You can play with the chocolates any way you want. I have used dark chocolate on the Mocha Hot Chocolate spoon and white chocolate on the others!

Step four:

Stir in hot milk and enjoy!

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Hope you try them, they are absolutely delicious.

With love,

Raluca