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Saturday, October 29, 2011

What's In My Bag?

Hey guys,

I recently challenged my Facebook friends to do a "What in my bag" pic...this took off a little while ago.
There are heaps of Vlogs on YouTube for this kind of thing.

I havent done one for a while so I thought I'd pop a pic here & then do a Vlog :)
I'll let you know once I've done the vlog :)



Left- Right starting at the top:
Business card holder, card organizer, eye drops, glasses case
Phone, GPS, MAC Lip glosses, Maybline eyeliner,
Oroton cards holder, Asthma puffer, Palmer's Coco butter SPF lotion & Dove deodrant
 Guess wallet, mints, keys, gum & Bag

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pumpkin Pie

Hey peeps, so I've been craving pumpkin pie lately so I thought I'd share a recipe I found on a website called: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/6561/pumpkin+pie 








Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 800g butternut or Queensland Blue pumpkin, peeled, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp each ground ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs rum or Amaretto
  • 1/2 cup cream, plus extra to serve
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200g (1 cup) tightly packed brown sugar
  • Pastry

  • 225g (1 1/2) cups plain flour, sifted
  • 100g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 tbs icing sugar
  • A little milk, to brush


Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. To make the pastry, place the flour, butter and icing sugar in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add enough chilled water (about 4-5 tablespoons) for the mixture to come together to form a smooth ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to chill.
  3. Meanwhile, wrap the pumpkin in foil, place on a baking tray and roast in the oven for 40 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool slightly, then place pumpkin in a food processor with the spices, vanilla extract, rum and cream and process to combine.
  4. Beat together the eggs and sugar in a small bowl, then stir into the pumpkin mixture.
  5. Roll out the pastry and use to line a 23cm pie dish. Trim the pie and reserve excess pastry. Line with non-stick baking paper, then fill with pastry weights or rice and blind bake for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and weights, then pour in the pumpkin mixture. Roll out reserved pastry and use a leaf-shaped pastry cutter to cut out leaves to decorate edge of pie. Brush the leaves with milk. Reduce the oven temperature to 170°C and bake for a further hour until the filling is set. Set aside to cool. Serve with the extra cream.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nutella Mug Cake

Hey all,
 my dad sent me this in an email. I cant wait to try it! :)
xx




Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
Method
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug.
  2. Whisk well with a fork until smooth.
  3. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave wattage. Mine took 1 /2 minutes.)
  4. Top with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce if desired.

Monday, September 5, 2011

HAUL TIME

Hey lovelies,

I decieded to treat myself and buy a few new things for my room. So i ventured out to TYPO, DUSK & Ruby Shoes.






If you want to check out my haul video on YouTube, here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uFd-GuvOhk


Here are the links to the stores I got these from
TYPO: http://typoshop.com.au
DUSK: http://www.dusk.com.au
RUBY SHOES: http://www.cottonon.com/au/rubi-shoes

Also check out my Spray Tanning blog :)
http://bgorjous.blogspot.com/

my fave cupcake recipe

Hey lovelies

Just thought I'd share with you my fave cupcake recipe to make.
I got it from the Woman's Weekly Cupcake book

no-bake chocolate cakes
  5 x 60g Mars bars
 50g butter
 3 1/2 cups (120g) Rice Bubbles
200g milk eating chocolate, melted


1)  Line a 12-hole standard muffin pan with paper cases.


2)  Chop four of the Mars bars coarsley; cut remaining bar into slices.


3)  Place chopped bars in medium saucepan with butter; stir over low heat until smooth. Stir in Rice Bubbles.


4)  Press mixture into cases, spread with chocolate; top with sliced Mars bar.  Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set.




Finished product



Intensive Moisturizing Hand Soak

So i have this book that has a whole lot of recipes for face masking, hand masks, soaks & steams.

The books called
 The Body Book
Recipes for Natural Body Care
By Anne Akers Johnson


The recipe I'm going to share today is for a hand soak

use 1/4 - 1/3 cup olive oil


Pour some olive oil into a small bowl and soak each hand in it for at least one minute.
Gently pat your hands dry with a tissue.
If any oil remains rub it into yor hands thoroughly.


DID YOU KNOW?
That your nails grow about 1/8 inch a month

Friday, August 26, 2011

Life Update

Hello lovelies,

Sorry for being MIA lately, lots has been happening.

If you didn't know I have started college. I am studying a Diploma
of Social Science, majoring in chapliancy.

Have also been working.

Theres been a bit of a bug around lately especially since it's going from winter to spring :/

I have been meaning to do some reviews and more vlogs but have been so busy, so within the next two weeks there should be more up :)

Please let me know if you have any requests and if u liked my Daily Devotional series

Hope you are all well

Jem


- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Daily Devotional 25th July

July 25th Devotional

Daily Devotionals ---July 24th

Hi guys,

I thought I would put up a pic of what the devotional says :)

July 24th

College inspirations

  I went to college today just to get a bit of a feel for where everything is so i know where to go on wednesday for my 1st lot of classes :)

I walked in to the bathroom and someone had posted some quotes on the mirrors & doors & i thought they were very inspiring & beautiful :)

here are some pics of just a few that were there :)




Daily Devotional

Hi guys,

I've decided to start a mini series on my YouTube channel  which is readings from a Daily Devotional.
The book is call Your Best Life Begins Each Morning by Joel Osteen.

I am starting it from today, 24 Juy 2011. Hopefully it will help some people in someway. I know it had helped me greatly in times of need.

College Haul

Hi everyone :)

     So i start college in a couple  days time. I went to 2 of my fave stores to help me get set up for college.

I bought three A4 books, two A3 books, 2 stamps & a beautiful bag to carry it all in.

The stationary is from TYPO  and the bag is from Forever New

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Spray Tanning


Hi girls!

I'm now qualified to Spray Tan :) Yaaaaayy!!
So  i have created a Spray Tanning facebook page :) look up: B GorJous Spray Tanning :)

I will be a mobile spray tanner....so I come to you :)

The products I'm using are VANI-T Natural Based Tanning Solution: Liquid Sun & Velocity


Prices are:
$30 for an 8 hour tan ( takes 8 hrs to develop full strength)
OR
$40 for a 2 hour tan ( takes 2 hrs to develop full strength)

If you have ANY other questions please feel free to email me at: b.gorjous@gmail.com

Jem
xx

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Book Reviews

Hey everyone :)

I went to the book store the other week & finally, finally found a book I was looking for.

Ok, so for the last 2-3 weeks i've been watching the Sex & The City DVDs (which is why i haven't blogged in a while..hehe) & ever since the movies came out I've been looking for a book called The Carrie Daries. The book is be Candace Bushness, who wrote the Sex & The City book :)

I was in Dymocks & found both The Carrie Diaries & Sex & The City. I was sooo excited.
So I've started reading The Carrie Diaries. At the moment I'm only up to chapter 6, but am trying to read at least 1 chapter a day :) ....I'm not a big reader lol.

 Here's a pic of what the books like incase you decide you want to check them out.


Let me know if you think I should do some book reviews :)

Jem
xx

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mini room makeover

Hey girls,

Today I'm so excited coz as I said in my Vlog, I'm doing my room Parisian style & over the last couple of days I've bought a few new things for my room :)

I'm in-love with this store called Typo and I bought 2 magazine holders, 2 pencil holders (1 I'm using for my makeup brushes) and a mini Eiffel Tower! So cute!

I also went into this amazing store called Dusk, which has sooooo many scented candles. So a bought 4 new candles (3 of which are the same candle, will show pics below) The 2 different scents are: Awakening (lime and tangerine essential oils) and Meditation (juniper and frankincense) They smell AMAZING! Also got cute lil holders to put them in :)

I can't wait to finish this mini room makeover :)

Typo

My Aunt has been in town this weekend & TYPO has a 30% off sale!!!

If you haven't already, check them out.

I've gotten load of cool stuff from them :)

It ends on the 26th April, so you have a few days :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Product Review


So on my YouTube channel I  put a haul vid up and said I'd do a review on this product.
 This is the 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Mud Mask.

On the website is says: This super-cleansing team of ingredients Orange, Bergamot and Sea Salt work together to detoxify and banish impurities. For a clearer, brighter complexion - book your skin in for a Deep Down Detox today... and every other day!

A  friend f mine asked me if it made my skin feel like it was burning. This one didnt, however the pink one did when i used it ages ago.

This one makes my skin feel refreshed and clean. You can get it in little sashes if you want to try that out first.

I will try to do weekly product reviews :) 

if any1 has any suggestions or request please let me know :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hairsprays & Books

Hey all

So i recieved some colored hairsprays tpday that have my face on the label :) there is also a book out that has my photo on it from the same shoot.

The Hairspray is by MarcDaniels & the book is called Good GREEK Girls Don't..... by Georgia Tsialtas



I mentioned in my Vlog on YouTube that there are posters in salons  from the same shoot & that I'd put up some other pics from the same shoot :)
Please keep in mind that I signed a release form so I'm not getting paid for any of this
I'm just excited that my pics are being used :)


These are the actual colors that were in my hair on the day



The shot thats on Good GREEK Girls Don't....

This is my Fave :)

Hope you're all well :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Candles, Makeup & Curls

Hey every1,

I went into the city today to get some new makeup & i managed to get my hands on some more candles & a curling wand :)

Firstly I went to Dusk to get some candles for Earth Hour this Saturday night (8:30 - 9:30)
I bought another Awakening candle & 2 echo friendly candles which are part of Dusk's Elements  range. I bought 2 of the  Evening Breeze & it contains  Florida orange oil 


 i also got a candle care kit :)

You can find these at Dusk.   


Then i made my way to Myer & to the Clinique counter to get some more foundation & concealer

The foundation I wear is called Superbalanced Makeup Oil-free Formula it looks like this:

I also bought some new concealer called Line Smoothing Concealer Oil-free & looks like this: 

Also because i bought 2 products i got 2 gifts. I got a  sample Airbrush Concealer & a mini brush kit (seen below)








And the final thing I got was a new curling wand. It's Remington's Curls Curls Curls. 












I've posted a haul/out fit of the day video on my youtube chanel, it does into more depth of what sizes the attachments are.


Feel free to check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBd_zo2nxXM  




Hope you are all well :)
Ciao
xxx

Friday, March 18, 2011

mini room makeover :)

Hey every1 :)

so I'm really excited coz I'm doing a bit of a makeover to my room :) as I said in my Vlog, I want to make it a bit Parisian style, so i went to Typo & Dusk to buy a few things.

From Typo I bought: 2 magazine holders, 2 pen holders (1 I'm using for my makeup brushes), a mini Eiffel Tower & a really cute Thermal mug :)

From Dusk I bought: 2 different scented candles (needed 3 little ones to fit in the holder i bought).
One's called Awakening &  the other is Meditation.
Awakening has  lime and tangerine essential oils in it & its so energising :)
Meditation has  juniper and frankincense in it, so relaxing :)


here are some pics of what i bought :) am so happy with them all
xxxx
Jem


                                                       Awakening



Meditation




Saturday, March 12, 2011

Links not working :(

Ok, so I just put up a blog and it was ment to have 2 links in it, they didn't even show up :(

So here are the sites:
Elle & Blair Fowler- http://www.elleandblair.com

Elle's YouTube video, whats in my back to school bag- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cqStzggozU&fmt=5



I hope these work. :/

Inspiration.....take 2

Hey guys,

So the other day I wrote a post using my iPhone blog app & i thought it posted it but apparently not :( so...I'm going to try and re-type it :)

I've been feeling really inspired by the people around me lately :) my bestie is losing weight and getting into a great routine of excersize :) it's really good to see her so dirterminand.. Hehe it makes me realize that I really need to start excersizing more and eating healthier. So I've decided to try a detox diet, all healthy food and only teas, no coffee, which will be really hard coz I've just finished up work in the CBD where i'd have a coffee everyday at work.

Other inspirations have been these two lovely girls I'm following on Twitter & YouTube who d blogs & Vlogs of all things beauty and fashion :) Elle & Blair Fowler. They've inspired me to start blogging more and I'm going to (once I sort my room out) is do a Vlog. Am thinking a "What's in my bag" video to start with :)
If you want to check them out they have a new site:

Oh the other thing that I've been inspired about is starting uni :) I want to do a of Social Studies, majoring in Chapliancy :) for those who dint know a Chaplin in the christian, kinda, counsellor usually found in high schools :)
Anyway point is, I watched Elle Fowlers Vlog on "What's in. My back to school bag" and it got me mega excited to start stationary shopping for uni :)

Sorry this had turned into an epically long blog, I think Ive covered everything that was in the one that didnt work.

Hope you all have a good day/night
<3
Jem

Thursday, March 3, 2011

me

me
me by Jem_Jane87 featuring snakeskin handbags

all of these thing i LOVE. i have many things simular looking to the things in this :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Blogs & Vlogs

Hey guys,

Just thought I'd mention I've been really getting into reading blogs, watching Vlogs (video blogs), Twitter and Daily Booth.

Especially getting more into twitter and Vlogs and 2 chicks who have been an inspiration to me lately are Imogen from Foxylocks Extentions and Blair Fowler.

These girls both have YouTube chanels and blog sites and I love reading about the new products they're trying out and the hair and make up tutorials :)

Imogens hair tutorials have really helped my lately with getting some new styles happening and both Blair & Imogens makeup tutorials have helped me find a more glam everyday look :)

Check them out
Blair YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/juicystar07

Imogen YouTube: http://m.youtube.com/#/profile?user=Foxylocksextensions

Imogen's blog: http://imogenfoxylocks.blogspot.com


Like I said these girls have helped my find a new look throguh these Vlogs :) and have also helped my find more confidence within myself :)

my fave things :)

hey guys, just thought id share a few of my fave things beauty :)




Healthy Hoof (nail strenghtener)

O.P.I. nail lacquer
left - right:
Starbright Sparkle, San Tan-Tonio, Extra-Va-Vaganzm

Australis Nail Color in:
Left: Sweetpea
Right: Bombshell

                                                        Maybelline's NEW Baby Lips
                                                       (reminds me of Lip Smackers)



my wonderful GHD I got for last christmas.

2 of my fave heat protect products
MoroccanOil 
&  
Tony & Guy Iron-It  Heat Defence Spray

Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara 

Napolen Camera Finish Powder Foundation 


Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer  

                                                
                                                      Clinique  Superbalance Makeup

                                              My Love key ring just like the one in Sex & The City


My Love knuckle duster                                                My Cross knuckle duster





Hope you enjoyed this post :)