I personally love Italian bread a lot, you can have it with flavored oil dipping, in replacement of burger bun, with garlic mayo sauce or whatever you want, so here’s my recipe of simple Italian bread
- Egg 1
- Instant yeast 2tsp
- Plain flour 4 cups
- Salt Half tsp
- Sugar 1tbsp
- Warm water as required
- White butter 2tsp
Mix plain flour with salt, butter, sugar and yeast in bowl, add mixing properly start adding warm water slowly slowly and knead the dough
Now place your dough on clean counter and start rubbing with your palm till it becomes soft. It will take some time.
Grease your bowl properly and put kneaded soft dough in it then cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Place it in humid place, it will rising process. When it become twice its size, knead again and let it rise for half an hour.
After this process, divide your dough into 3 or 4 sections as per your wish, and give shape long loaf, Grease you baking tray properly and place loaf’s on try. Then again let it rise for another good 20 minutes.
Before baking, brush your loaf’s with egg and bake on medium temperature in pre heat oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden. Then place it near grill for 2-3 minutes to give good golden color.
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Last time I shared my friend’s designs and positive feedback encouraged her and she shared more of her mehndi/heena designs with us
To have a look on her previous designs, please visit this post.
Here are more designs by her she applied on different girls including bridals :-)
Nayyara, we really appreciate your effort, keep it up <3
So my friend is good at applying mehndi but always hesitant to share it, and here I took the opportunity by taking her permission to share pictures with everyone <3
She is right handed and applied heena using her left hand, and I think she did pretty good job <3
So, we have summer season and mangoes are here, and I believe most of us love them so I am here with very yummy recipe of Mango Cheese Cake which needs no baking.
Ovenless Mango Cheese Cake
- Cream Cheese 300 Grams
- Yogurt 250 Grams
- Boiled water 1/2 cup
- Mashed Mango 200 Grams
- Mango (2 small, sliced 1 for Puree and other for layers and topping)
- Milk 70 Grams
- Gelatin leaves 10 Grams
- Whipping cream 250 Grams
- Sugar 60 Grams
For the Topping:
- Orange Juice 50 Grams
- Mango Chunks
Take room temperature water and soak gelatin in it until it becomes soft. Gelatin will help to thicken the mixture. After that boil milk and add gelatin, stir till gelatin dissolves well.
Mix cream cheese, yogurt in bowl and add half cup of boiling. Boiling water will dissolve both cream cheese and yogurt very well.Now make puree of mango in blender, Puree should be 200 Grams.
Now add mango puree, cream cheese and yogurt mixture, and sugar in blend and blend them very well. Stain it through sieve filter. Now add milk(the one we added gelatin in) and cream into blended mixture.
Now take mold of your desired shape and pour the mixture in it, it should be 1/3 of the mold, then add layer of mango, then pour remaining mixture and add layer of mango slices again.
Put the cake in the refrigerator for about 4 hours so that it set’s well.
Soak the gelatin in cold water and then add orange juice in it. Boil this until water dissolves, let it cool down a bit and then pour it on the cake, thick surface will look good, add mango chunks on top.
Refrigerate it till another 4 hours and then try it. I am sure you will love it.
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Today’s post is dedicated to famous mehndi artist, Nazreen Akhtar known as “Heena Pixie”. She create intricate Mehndi designs while sitting in the western world and promoting Mehndi art very well. She is Pakistani but now settled in UK. I am huge fan of her work that’s why I deiced to dedicate section to her on blog.
Best thing about her that she uses 100% natural henna which has the ability to dye the skin to an almost black finish.
Few words about artist:
Henna Pixie is a creative henna business by Nazreen Akhtar, whose aesthetics began at the tender age of thirteen and has thrived into a bridal and training academy at the age of 25. She is a self taught henna artist and is now also delivering training classes for other enthusiastic individuals. Over the years her work has become recognised nationally and internationally and is often requested to do bridal henna in other middle eastern countries.
Other Services offered:
- Customized Mehndi/Henna Candles
- Mehndi/Heena Canvas
- Decorated Mehndi/Henna Cakes
- Makeover Services
- Heena Cones
- Training Courses
How did you establish yourself in the Western market?
I don’t really think I have actually established in the western market just yet, I’m working with majority Pakistani and Indian clients and very rarely do I get involved with western functions who need henna art services. Maybe when I expand more I can be recognised in the western market too
What has been the most challenging henna/mehndi art job for you?
The most challenging mehndi art for me is probably body art using body paints as the henna doesn’t dry so its hard for the model who I use for photoshoots and also difficult for me as the paint remains damp and I have to use intricate patterns in difficult to reach areas.
How long does it usually take to do a design on someone? For example, the bridals with full hands and foot?
The most common bridal package is the intricate package which is henna up to elbows and on the legs and feet too, this would usually take me about three hours in total
How long do the designs last of your natural heena?
My henna patterns could last between 2-3 weeks, depends on different people
Do you wear mehndi designs yourself or do you consider this really just for special occasions?
I do randomly wear henna patterns on my hands, I find henna very elegant and love adorning my hands in new patterns.
Are you into other heena body art like heena crown?
Henna is really meant for feet and hands with the exception of arms and legs, I don’t really like it anywhere else
If someone does do-it-yourself mehndi art, do you have any tips for him or her? Are there any precautions they should take?
If they do the henna themselves then the best thing to do is make sure they have a good henna cones with a good slim tip and consistent flow
You are mehndi artist, makeup artist, canvas artist and now also in mehndi cake baking? How do you manage your time?
I like to balance everything, I don’t always have bookings on a daily basis so I do get time to myself. As for the henna art on products and gifts I can usually complete them before I go to bed.
You take any off days or you keep yourself busy all the time in your hobby?
Yes I do take some days off where I don’t do anything work related, however I have a massive to do list so it seems there’s always something to do even on a day off
You are also makeup artist? What products do you like to use?
Yes I also do makeup, the products I use are mainly Mac with a a few others like urban decay and Kryolon
What do you look forward to doing in the future?
I look forward to opening a training academy to teach students the art of henna
Any new projects on the horizon? (If not secret)
My new project includes stripes and henna art
Any Suggestions for your readers and upcoming artists?
Just never give up in whatever you do and keep trying :-)
In the end, I would like to thank Henna Pixie, for her valuable time and allowing us to use her pictures for our blog. If you would like to contact her or stay updated with her latest work, here are the details:-
Visit her Official Website
Like her Official Facebook Page
Follow her on Twitter: Henna_Pixie
Follow her on Instagram: HennaPixie
Have a look at slideshow of her work :-)
For those, who want to see her work as gallery <3To enlarge, click on image, to exit click on X on top left corner
Glittery makeup look is very in nowadays and perfect for night functions. It is attention-grabbing and fun to use. You can pair them with lighter shades towards your brow bone, on the areas above your crease to draw more attention.
Glitter’s and glittery eye shadows are introduced by variety of brands in different forms and color shades. Some of the popular forms include the following:
- Glitter Eyeshadow Pencils
- Glitter Eyeshadow Powder/Loose Glitter
- Glitter Eyeshadow Cream/Gel
- Glitter Eyeshadow Palette
- Metallic Eyeshadow Palettes
How to Apply Glitter Eyeshadows
To stick glitter, you need to apply gel glitter eye shadow base using fingertip, Q-tip or applicator or brush, or you can use eyelash adhesive for this purpose if you don’t have specific base. After applying base, wait for few seconds so that it becomes sticky and then apply glitter. Blend it well to ensure it does not look smeared.
Keep in mind that glitter should not be close to your eye corners as it might cause some irritations.
Different Ways to wear:
- As an Eyeshadow
- As an Eyeliner
- On Your Eyelashes (Can cause irritation if you have sensitive eyes)