LYCHEE, ROSE, MINT

Dear Internets,

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Hot days are perfect for the beach and gelato, but not so perfect for my frying hair so today’s post is something of a recipe and remedy. While food is a big part of my life (as you might tell from the occasional instagram) food photography is not a skill I possess but let’s give it a shot.First things first. The recipe.

Lychee, rose and mint gelato.

 Ingredients

  • 1.4 kg lychees
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 175ml mineral water
  • 2 tbsp rose water
  • 4-6 chopped mint leaves (depending on how much you love the stuff)

Method:

1. Peel and de-seed lychees
2. Blitz in food processor until you get a drink like consistency
3. Put water and sugar on the heat in a non stick saucepan and bring to a boil
4. Once sugar is mostly dissolved, remove from heat and cool
5. Once mixture is cool, use electric beater/processor to combine sugar syrup,rosewater and lychees
6. At this point add the mint (or exclude, depending on your tastebuds) and pop mix into the freezer.

For those with an ice cream maker, go ahead and follow your machine’s instructions. For those without, a slushie/semi-freddo can be achieved by blitzing, freezing and re-blitzing (keeps the ice away). I made mine with a Moulinex Masterchef & Breville Mixer Scraper Pro

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While that’s getting ready of if you’ve already gobbled it all up, time to get onto your hair. I am in love with all things original mineral. Their Know Knott is literally preventing me from pulling my hair out, and for that extra moisture and shine Krystal Milk by Alter Ego Italy is on high rotation with the much talked about Keretase. Now that’s taken care of, time to crack open and young coconut and while the balmy day away

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LIL AUSSIE GIVEAWAY

Dear Internets,

Over here in Australia, the sun has been melting away the winter chills. Being as impatient as we are, spring has been skipped in favor of jumping right into 30 degree summer days. The mango, strawberry and watermelon fruit salad is ready, we’ve ditched our boots for sandals and the beach is once again popular amongst more than just old people who don’t feel the cold or overly keen surfies. In celebration we’ve been getting our winter dried skin ready for it’s summer unveiling. Having been lucky enough to try a myriad of different products, it seemed only fair that we share the love with some of our readers. Here’s whats on offer:

Batiste dry shampoo, Gorgeous primer and foundation samples, Emery board, Le Tan bronzer, Paul Mitchell hair products, Compact mirror, Pure Fiji rescue gel, Dolly nail polish, Arganicare rejuvinating shampoo, Inika cream eyeshadow, Model co Mascara & Johnson’s face care.

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Entering is simple and each method gets an entry. Just comment and let us know what you’ve done along with your e-mail address.

Competition will be drawn on the 27th September.