Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Cinnabon In The Oven Recipe

1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
 2 eggs, room temperature
 1/3 cup margarine, melted
 4 1/2 cups bread flour
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/2 cup white sugar
 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

 1 cup brown sugar, packed
 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
 1/3 cup butter, softened

 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
 1/4 cup butter, softened
 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1/8 teaspoon salt

  1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
  2. After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Roll dough into a 16x21-inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

I Kiehl a Change Comin' on for Delicate Body Parts Too

I've been tickled to bits to be a part of The Kiehl's #ChangeYourSkin 28-day challenge using the #3Musketeers aka Hydro Plumping Retexturizing Serum Concentrate, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution. 

Not only have I been using these brilliant products on my face, but I've been testing them on my forearm for the last Three Weeks. I've been treating my right arm only, so that I can truly test the success of these products. 

With this test, I have at least something to compare it to because I've left my other arm completely untreated. Sometimes with "Before" and "After" pictures its difficult to see the impact of the results as you often use a different pose, hair style or lighting and the entire effect is lost. 

I put the #SerumExperts through their paces on this test and the results speak for themselves. The arm on the left  is the arm that I've used all three products on every morning and night. Yes, I have lots of freckles on my arms but try and see "through" them and notice the difference on the texture of my skin. Its clearly nourished and hydrated and the arm on the right is tight, flakey and "scaly". 

The results have been truly amazing. I couldn't be happier with the results both on my arm and my face!

Superior To A Cinnabon

My Kiehl's Store Visit to Sandton City, Johannesburg to check out their wee pots and potions was better than a truck full of Cinnabons...

....with just with a whole lot less calories and guaranteed Carb-Free.

They had just received their brand new BB Creams as well as their Micro Blur Skin Perfector.  

Oh Yeah....

BB Creams
The BB Cream comes in four different colours or shades, is Paraben-Free and contains a SPF 50 and Vitamin C.  It does contain alcohol and is quite pricey for a BB cream at over R500.   

The Blur Skin Perfector is Kiehl's version of a skin Primer.  You know that stuff you slap on before you put on your make up that has the same affect at Polyfilla?  It fills all the holes and cracks and makes your skin appear even-toned and so smooth you slide uphill. 

Micro Blur Skin Perfector.
I even got a sample of the Skin Rescue to try out.

Soopa stoked.

Enjoy dipping yer doddle in my vloggy.

See Me, Kiehl Me. #ChangeYourSkin

It's Week 3 of my Kiehl's 28-day #ChangeYourSkin Challenge using The #3Musketeers and I am happier than a puppy with two wagging tails.  

*Wiggle Wiggle*. 

My results continue to improve, my skin is completely hydrated and looking all dewy and radiant.  I've had a few flattering comments this week about my skin's dazzling gloriousness, so things must be happening now.   

Did I say I am as happy as a pig in schlop?

Wee old me got to visit the Kiehl's Store in Sandton City, Johannesburg and it was pretty awesome.  The staff were amazing sporting their white pharmacy coats, explaining everything, allowing me to take pictures and video footage, answering all my questions, offering advice and showing me their 2 new products!  The store is colourful and funky including exposed brick, neon signs and even a wall of fun Polaroid pictures from clients. The stores includes a motorcycle and a Mr Bones skeleton. 

Did I mention I am as happy as a mole with eagle eyes?

I discovered Kiehls Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, which is Kiehl's equivalent to a Vitamin C Serum.  It include 10.5% Pure Vitamin C!!  

Have I told you that I'm as happy as kitten under a leaky cow?

I'll let my vloggy tell you the rest.  Remember with Kiehl's Less is More.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Happy 40th Birthday, Jack

I discovered Jack White while scouring YouTube one day back in 2009.

I stumbled on the song "You Don't Know What Love Is" by The White Stripes.  I fell in love with their sound.  I loved the connection between Meg and Jack in the video and I had to find more!  

This was my first taste of Jack.  I then clicked on "Ball and Biscuit" and the dirty, raunchy bluesy guitar sucked me all the way in.  I was hooked.

Within a weekend, I had pretty much listened to all the early White Stripes stuff.   I had years to catch up!  

At the time, little did I know I had the entire world of The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, The Upholsterers to discover! 

Since then I must've watched "It Might Get Loud" a dozen times and trolled YouTube for interviews and rare footage of The White Stripes way back when they started at the Gold Dollar in Detroit.

Then came his solo career....  

Every Jack White fan waited with baited breath for the first taste of his solo album "Blunderbuss" and on January 30, 2012 we got to hear "Love Interruption" and we all fell in love all over again.

We had to wait until April that year to hear the entire album but it was worth the wait

Jack is a colorful character, with brilliant musical talent.  He’s an intense individual with many strong points of view.  He’s unique and has an awesome sense of humour. I love the desperation in his voice, his love of vinyl and the old blues classics. I love the way he looses himself in his guitar solos.  He’s equally as hot behind a set of drums too.

All his projects and bands have been so different and unique but still contains the essence of Jack White.  He never ceases to amaze and delight me with each record he gifts to us.
Jack’s music lives in my heart.

Happy 40th Birthday, Jack.  I hope you bring us lots more music to fall in love with


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