Raw Vegan Truffles For Easter Dinner

Hello, and Happy Easter! Yesterday we had a wonderful easter dinner with friends. And I remembered to bring my camera for once, so I snapped some pictures. And we had so much delicious food! I’m not very good at cooking, but one thing I can do are snacks and appetisers. Since many of our friends are vegan, I decided to make some raw food vegan truffles for dessert. But since one of my friends is allergic to most nuts (except for cashews and almonds) I made some small changes to some of the recipes.

Coconut pecan bites (about 12-16 depending on size)
original recipe from thefitchen.com

3/4 cup pitted dates
3/4 cup raw walnuts (I replaced these with cashews)
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup raw pecans (I replaces these with almonds)
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1 tablespoon maple syrup (I used Agave Syrup)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
extra coconut to coat the outsides

First, let me just say, these are probably the best truffles I’ve tried so far. So delicious! I made them for Christmas dinner as well, and boy were they popular. How to make them: Add the walnuts, pecans, and cashews to a blender/mixer or food processor. Pulse until they are finely ground. Set aside. Add dates to the blender and pulse until a sticky paste starts to form. In a medium bowl, combine nuts, date paste, maple syrup, cardamom, coconut, and cinnamon then use your hands to combine it well. Form into cubes, balls, or rolls. Fill a bowl with about 1/4 cup of shredded coconut. Gently coat each ball.

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Vegan Cookie Dough Bites (about 12-16 depending on size)
original recipe from averiecooks.com

2/3 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup oats
2 Tbsp Agave Syrup
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup (I only used Agave)
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips (I used shredded chocolate)

How to make them: Blend the cashews and oats in a blender/mixer or food processor, until they are a fine powder. Don’t overblend or you’ll wind up with cashew butter very quickly. Add the agave, maple, vanilla and blend until incorporated. Be careful to just blend in short bursts and only until combined; don’t over-process. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. (Since I didn’t have chocolate chips I decided to roll mine in shredded chocolate. Was a bit messy but just as tasty!) Form into balls and serve. If dough is sticky, chilling it in the refrigerator or flash-chilling it in the freezer helps make it easier to work with.

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I also made some cheese truffles for appetisers. Not vegan, but so delicious.

Goat Cheese Truffles (about 14-16 depending on size)
original recipe from thegalleygourmet.net, but I made my own variation of it.

100 g cream cheese with spring onion
200 g goat cheese
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
100 g dried dates, chopped
100 g dried figs, chopped

In a bowl using a hand held mixer (or your hands. I used my hands :P), beat the cream cheese, goat cheese and lemon juice until smooth and combined. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour or until firm.

Roll the cheese mixture into 3/4-inch balls. Roll each ball in the chopped figs or dates. Enjoy!

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I really love our little dinner gatherings. I’m always having such a wonderful time. And eating way too much. But I think it’s ok to let yourself do that sometimes ;) Thank you everyone for a wonderful Easter celebration 

The result of this picture haha:

 

It’s all about the makeup

… and photoshop :P

Haha, no. But I really do love both of these things. Or maybe it’s sort of a love-hate-relationship. Anyway. I thought I’d post some pictures from some of my recent photo shoots that I didn’t have time to post earlier. Also I wanted to play around in Photoshop. (ΦωΦ)ふふふ・・・・

My looks for the Sammydress blogpost

Eyelash: Romantic Minnie No. 3 – Dolly Eye
Circle lenses: GEO Extra Magic Black
Lipstick: Viva La Diva - No.98 Bubble

Eyelash: Romantic Minnie No. 3 – Dolly Eye
Circle lenses: GEO Extra Magic Black
Wig: Aquadoll – Peach Brown (PCB)
Lipstick: Viva La Diva - No.24 Cherry Red

And a recent spring look ^^

Knit sweater: Vero Moda
Necklace and bracelet: Glitter
Shoes: Din Sko
Skirt: eBay

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And here is some recent from my Instagram and Twitter (◕ฺv◕ฺ)

Oh and I also got myself new extensions! gonna try to blog about that soon ~

You can always follow @magicuu for more pics and silliness ~

iFairy Hana Grey circle lenses – sponsored by lensvillage.com

I just received a pair of sponsored circle lenses from lensvillage.com! I wanted to try some lenses with interesting pattern, since I’ve mostly only ordered “natural” looking lenses before.

So these are the once I ordered:
iFairy Hana Grey Lens 15mm

The lenses arrived well-packaged in glass bottles wrapped in bubble wrap. I also got this cute little lens case.

I really like the design! I think they look really cool ~ I’m also wearing:
Eyelash: Romantic Minnie No. 3 – Dolly Eye
Lower lashes: Dolly Wink No. 14 – Natural cute

And they blend very well with my natural eye color (green/blue-ish)

With (right) and without (left) lenses.

I would have loved it if the grey color was a bit more distinct though. With my eye color they don’t really look any more grey than my natural eye color. But then again, maybe my natural eye color is kinda grey-ish anyway :)

Product information:
Name: iFairy Hana Grey
Price: $22.00
Brand: iFairy
Manufacturer : Vassen
Life Span : 1 Year
Diameter : 15mm
Water Content : 55%
Power Range : Plano ~ -5.00D

Color & Design:
★★★★☆ (4/5)
I really love the design. I love the design for the pattern and it really make my eyes pop. I’m not too sure about the color though, since I couldn’t really see any difference from my natural eye color. But it might just be that it is so close to my natural eye color so I can’t see any difference.

Enlargement:
★★★★★ (5/5)
Wouldn’t expect anything less from 15.0mm lenses! Also, the pattern and clearly marked outer line really make the eyes pop.

Comfort:
★★★★☆ (4/5)
Despite their size these lenses are actually very comfortable! When I put them on for the first time I didn’t even feel them, they felt just like my normal lenses. I wore them for a few hours straight, and my eyes didn’t hurt at all. However I never wear big lenses like this for too long (not more than 8 hours), because then they will tend to dry out your eyes eventually.  It’s important to let your eyes breathe.

Furthermore, customer service was really great and they were quick to respond. Shipping was also very quick, it only took about 1 week for them to arrive at my door! They have different shipping options to choose from, but I think all of them have very reasonable shipping costs.

So to sum it up, I’m very happy about theses lenses, I love the design and they are very comfortable. Shipping was also very quick.

You can buy the lenses here!

Sponsored things from Sammydress.com!

Hello! So, I recently got some sponsored products from Sammydress.com, a global online fashion retail company. They offer a huge range of clothing and accessories to very affordable prices. Everything from women’s clothing, men’s clothing, jewellery, wedding dresses, bags, shoes, lingerie, even toys! So I was really excited to order something. And this is what I got:

First item:
Luxury Boat Neck Faux Pearl Embellished Backless Long Sleeve Black Over Hip Club Dress For Women
The first thing I ordered was this backless black dress with faux pearl embellishment. I’ve seen this dress several times in my tumblr feed, and I think it’s so beautiful, so I just had to try it. Onto the pictures!

This dress is only available in “one size”, but I’m used to ordering things like that. However, this dress was a bit too small in my opinion. Although I kind of already feared this when I ordered, since I had read lots of reviews on their website and seen pictures of other people wearing it. But I thought, since I’m a small girl (about 163 cm tall) I really thought it would fit me better. But as you can see (especially in the picture of the back) the dress is quite short. And the v-cut in the back is a bit higher up than in the original picture. So if you are a tall person, this dress would probably not fit you at all :( But even though the dress does not look exactly like the one they display on their website, I still think it’s a very pretty dress. The beaded details are so beautiful! I just wish it was a little bigger, that’s all… ( ̄∇ ̄)

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Second item:
Retro Style Slimming Elastic Flowers Printed Cotton Blend Legging For Women

I also got these cute flower printed leggings. Again, they are a bit short. And since I’m kind of a short person, I think if you’re a tall person these probably won’t fit :( but other than that I really like them, and they look exactly like in the picture on their site. They seem to be of good quality and the material is very soft and cozy. perfect for spring :)

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The shipping took about 4 weeks or so, but I was kind of expecting that since it came all the way from China. And I didn’t mind anyway. I got a tracking number so I could follow my package and see what was happening. Their postage prices are measured by weight, and are quite reasonable. And the customer service was really great. They were always quick to respond if I had any questions.

I would love to order something from them again sometime, maybe a pair of shoes or accessories :) Thank you Sammydress!

Spring looks

Hello! So we’ve been having some great weather here in Sweden for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately it seems like it might be over now… But anyway, yesterday I figured I would try to take some proper outfit photos. So here they are!

wig from Brightlele
shirt from somewhere in Harajuku
dress from LIP SERVICE
boots from Mihato in Shibuya 109

Wig from Aquadoll
Blazer from H&M
Polo neck sweater from New Yorker
Skirt (actually a dress) from Pudding (Studio Alta Shibuya)
Bootee from Deichmann

I don’t remember where I got these wonderful owl accessories. Might have been from Glitter a couple of years ago.

Another lovely sweater from LIP SERVICE

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Brands I’ve been into most recently I think would be LIP SERVICE, GOLDS infinity, CECIL McBEE, LADYMADE, DaTuRa, Rienda. Can’t really afford buying brand clothing very often tho, but once in a while I find some cheap things on Rakuten ^_^

Some other outfit photos from my iPhone:

I just love my Tokyo beanie (from Studio Alta) and SWAG iPhone case (Glitter) ~

For more outfits and other junk you can always check out my Instagram (@magicuu)  ^_^

 

New HAPPY hairstyle

Hello! so I recently dyed and cut my hair. I tried letting my bangs grow out for a while, but I got to a point (anyone else who tried this probably know exactly what I’m talking about) where it just felt totally hopeless and I couldn’t do anything with my hair except putting it up in a bun. Sooo I decided to go back to my old hairstyle with bangs hehe. Couldn’t afford going to the hair dresses this month so I just cut it myself. But it turned out ok I think.

I also dyed my hair some kind of peach/apricot color. I was feeling very inspired by 2NE1 Park Bom’s (who could have guessed!! haha) hairstyle in the HAPPY music video ^_^ First I bleached my hair (turned yellow as usual), and then I used two different hair dyes to get the right color. First I used Schwarzkopf - 821 Strawberry blonde, and then L’oreal Sublime Mousse – 822 Strawberry Fizz. Both hair dyes were on sale at H&M and cost only 50 SEK each, woho!

Before (left) and after (right):

Inspiration pic of Park Bom:

And I really like this huge “gold” (ok, it’s made from plastic…) necklace and bracelet I bought from Glitter!

Queen of bling