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Beautiful You Event Melbourne

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Today I was given a whole new definition of beauty and a whole new light on the whole topic. You don't need to be super model pretty to be beautiful or super duper skinning to be beautiful, beauty comes from within and then when you feel beautiful from within it begins to show on the outside.

None of this would have happened if I had not attended the beautiful you event in Melbourne today at the Melbourne exhibition building in Carlton.  I no longer want fake boobs, a nose job and don't want to be super skinny anymore! I just want to be the best version of me, naturally!



There was not a shortage of exhibitors there to make you feel beautiful either! I had the beautiful ladies at WaxAway fix my brows up, there were plenty of photo ops and learning session with the best in the business not to mention celebrities!

You can catch this show tomorrow and I couldn't recommend it enough, you even get given a BEAUTIFUL goodie bag upon arrival. 

I was given the amazing opportunity to have my picture taken with some of the event ambassadors like:

Jules Sebastian
 



Carmelo Pizzino
 



Kate Johnson



And it wasn't because I was there as a blogger either, these guys were walking  around with everybody and were more then happy to stop for a chat and a snap!



I was saying to the beautiful Jane today, that I went to the GO festival a little while back and it had me questioning this one as there wasn't much on there. So for me I has no idea what I was up for walking through the very large, very old double doors at the exhibition centre today. To my surprise there was more then I expected and the expo itself was huge :-) they have a 14+ age limit on it as well so you can leave those motherly instincts at home and just take some time for yourself and find your inner beauty.



There were many beauty bars set up where you could have your hair styled, nails fixed, eyebrows threaded, makeup all done up, get your fitness moves on and even practice some of your finest yoga moves.

I really do hope beautiful you returns next year as I really have a new attitude on The meaning of beautiful and how it is portrayed in the public.


Spiral's in my Kitchen with a European Twist- Pasta Recipe

Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Being half European (as I tend to babble on about) I am in a tough spot, I love cooking from scratch but then there are days when I want to be in and out of the kitchen as quick as possible. Luckily for me I have found a brand that can help me out in both areas.
Spiral’s Dip & Toss Pasta Oils are as versatile as they are tasty. 
Available in
Rosemary & Garlic
Sun Dried Tomato & Basil 
Basil & Parmesan
 The Dip & Toss Pasta Oils are made with fresh herbs and spices matched with premium quality cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
I created my Nonna’s pasta dish using products sourced from Spiral, and I must admit the sauce and dish overall did taste better then it ever has- just goes to show the quality of the products makes all the difference.
Nonna’s Pasta Sauce using Arrabbiata Sugo with Spiral’s Brown Rice Penne

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon Spiral’s Rosemary and Garlic oil
1 Brown Onion Diced
500g Lean beef Mince
1 teaspoon Vegeta
1 diced carrot
1 Sprig Rosemary
Mixed Italian Herbs
1 jar Arrabbiata Sugo sauce

Method:
Firstly you pop the onion and carrot into a frying pan with Spiral’s oil, when it gets super hot and brown them off making sure not to burn them. Then add in the mince and brown off. Once the mince is brown you add in the vegeta, herbs and rosemary. Once this has all cooked through and infused add in the jar of Arrabbiata Sugo Sauce.
Cook for 30mins on low to medium heat. Add parmesan at the end and enjoy.
TIP: With the brown rice penne I would suggest to rinse under hot water once cooked to get the slimy residue off.

I have used the Dip and Toss Pasta oils with garden salads and vinegar to get a real taste of the pure oil with infused flavours. Another great way to enjoy these oils is to drizzle some overtop of your vegetables that are going into the oven for roasting for the extra special taste.
My garden salad using Spiral's Dip And Toss

You can stir it through fresh pasta with a dollop of tapenade, or drizzle it over a pizza for that restaurant-quality taste. For something a bit different, mix the Dip & Toss Pasta Oil with vinegar and toss through a green salad, or simply use as a dip with crusty fresh bread and watch as the bowl is wiped clean.
Spiral’s new Dip & Toss Pasta Oils are a terrific complement to their Organic Sugos. As well as a partner to fresh pasta, the Sugos can be served as an accompaniment to meat, poultry or seafood. Add a dash of verjuice to create a broth
I am now covered in the kitchen thanks to Spiral’s Dip & Toss Oils with its Organic Sugos for both entrĂ©e and main, bringing a flourish of flavours that are quality, fresh and versatile – truly pantry staples.
www.spiralfoods.com.au


WIN- 1 of 5 Double passes to the Melbourne Cake Bake & Sweets Show

Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Not sure about you, but I know I LOVE cake!! Eating it, making it, decorating it, baking it and letting the aroma fill the house- I just love everything about cake.

So when I heard of the Inaugural Melbourne Cake Bake & Sweets Show, I knew this was one that could not be missed.

This year they will be hosting a stella all star line up which will include the likes of:
US celebrity chef and TV star, Buddy ‘Cake Boss’ Valastro will make his first ever Melbourne debut alongside one of Australia’s most celebrated patissiers, Adriano Zumbo, who will be bring his macaron magic to the stage and more.





I know personally I am super excited about seeing the cake boss and my ultimate favourite sweet tooth (aka MACARON KING) Adriano Zumbo!

Melbourne – get ready to indulge in all things sweet, savoury and baked! The Cake Bake & Sweets Show, Australia’s largest gathering of home bakers, cake decorators and passionate foodies will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 3rd – 5th October 2014.
If you have a passion for baking, cake decorating, or just love baked treats, then you’ll want to head to the three-day live event, which is devoted to the world of baking and the art of cake decorating.
What: Cake Bake and Sweets show Melbourne

When: 3rd - 5th of October 2014

Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Prices:
 Adult Online $24 At show $29
Concession: Online $20 At Show $25
Child: Online $18 at show $23
3 Day pass: Online $55 at show $65

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will become a mouthwatering wonderland packed full of tasty treats and some amazing feats! The Show will see the building of a huge sweet 3D wedding chapel that will play host to a real wedding. Melbourne’s very own Queen of Chocolate, Kirsten Tibballs will be delighting guests with demonstrations and will even be attempting a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest chocolate flower bouquet.


With over 160 celebrity demonstrations, interactive workshops and competitions, this once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to learn new skills and techniques from the worlds best is sure to impress. Gather tips and baking advice, sample and buy from the giant expo hall featuring the latest and greatest in baking equipment and ingredients, cake decorating supplies, chocolatiers plus a delicious marketplace packed full of gourmet sweets and baked goods that will excite people of all ages.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.cakebakeandsweets.com/melbourne/show- info/tickets or join the conversation on Facebook www.facebook.com/cakebakeandsweetsshow
Cake Bake and Sweet Show has partnered up with Baby, beauty and Beyond to give you the chance to snap up 1 of 5 double passes to get your booty to this show, which is not to be missed.

All you have to do is tell me in 25 WOL what your favourite treat to bake is? Extra entries available.

Terms and Conditions (ENTER BELOW)
Strictly 25 WOL
Open to Melbourne residents ONLY (unless you find your own way to the show).

Closes 25th September 2014
1 of 5 Double Passes to Melbourne Cake Bake & Sweets Show

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