ANOTHER SOUP RECIPE

Hello my lovelies,

Long time no see! I have seriously missed you guys so much so, I decided to take a break from studying to share with you all this recipe for mixed vegetable soup with noodles. Despite it being spring here in Australia, I managed to catch a cold…most likely because I was studying too hard and stressing myself out too much. I guess I don’t mind being sick if that means I get soup all day, so I can’t complain. This recipe is kind of one those eyeball recipes, so I didn’t really measure out the ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 an onion (red or brown)
  • 1 whole broccoli
  • 1 whole medium-sized carrot
  • 1 zucchini
  • Handful of green beans (haricot verts)
  • 1 tbsp of oil (any oil will do)
  • Water (enough to cover the vegetables)
  • Half a handful of spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp of veggie stock powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of rice flour (pretty much you can use any flour as a thickener)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method 

  1. Cut your veggies into bite sized pieces, I personally like to vary the different shapes of the vegetables
  2. Turn your stove on medium heat and place a medium-sized pot over and add the oil. Wait for the pot to heat up slightly
  3. Add the onions just to release some of the fragrance
  4. Once it starts to lightly brown add in the broccoli, carrot, and green beans and stir it around for a while till the colour starts to brighten
  5. After a couple of minutes add in the zucchini
  6. Once the vegetables have turned a brighter colour, add water into the pot. You want to put enough water in so that all the vegetables are submerged. Also add in the spaghetti and veggie stock and stir to disperse the veggie stock evenly.
  7. Leave the lid half on the pot and leave the soup to simmer.
  8. Once the soup starts simmering add the rice flour to add as a thickener, and stir the pot until the flour dissolves. By this point add in some more water because the spaghetti will absorb a fair bit of water. I didn’t add in extra water and my soup lacked a lot of liquid.
  9. Add salt and pepper and leave to simmer with the lid half on for about ten minutes or at least when the veggies are all cooked.

That is pretty much the recipe right there. You can either choose to have the soup on its own or I had it with some baguette because carbs are friends. Hope you guys will try out this recipe and if you do please share with me your thoughts.

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TheMakeupDumpling

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Serious Life Update

Hello my lovelies,

I’m not going to lie it feels really weird jumping back on to this platform and chatting with you all. This post is being made pretty much to sum up as to why I have been absent from my blog and the future of my blog.

So, if you guys do not know I am currently in my final year of high school and my VCE exams (similar to SATs) are coming up in less than two months. This means I have been frantically studying trying to prepare for these exams which will dictate the path my life will follow after high school. As a result, it is safe to say that I have been freaking out and have had no time for anything else and that means my blog. Honestly, the days just seem to pass by me in a strange hazy blur.

It really does pain me that I have not been able to talk to you guys and share with you all my favorite beauty and cosmetic products. Because I really do enjoy talking to you guys in the comments section below, it just makes me so happy to know that there is people out there who enjoy reading my posts and share my passion for makeup and beauty.

Now that I have finished my explanation for my recent inactivity, I am excited to share with you all my plans for the future with this blog and life. As soon as my exams finish I will have about a four-month gap between then and university and in that four month gap I have a lot of things planned. First off I will be doing a lot of travelling not just in Australia but also overseas. I will going down to Apollo Bay in Australia which is a popular travel destination in Australia and overseas I will be going to Singapore and the Philippines. I plan to document my travels there and share with you all not just on this blog but also on my YouTube channel, so please stay tuned for that. In addition, I plan to do a massive empties/favorites of 2017 post and video because I have tried out a mix of different products.

That is it, I hope I have answered some questions for you guys who have been wondering about where I have disappeared off to. I will see you all soon!

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TheMakeupDumpling

Soft, Unique Makeup Tutorial

Hello everybody,

Today I’m going to be sharing with you all how to create this makeup look which is very soft and unique as it incorporates both warm and cool tones.

Eyes

  • To begin with apply a tan shade all over the eyelids using a big fluffy eyeshadow brush.
  • Using a small eyeshadow brush apply a shimmery brown shadow on the inner corners and outer corners of the eyelid.
  • In the centre of the eyes apply a matte neutral pink shade on the centre of the eyes. You can build the colour up until you get the desired shade.
  • Using a flat eyeshadow brush apply a hot pink matte shade on the outer corner of the eyes by first creating a ‘v’ shape and then blending the colour in.
  • Using a small eyeshadow brush apply a light blue shimmer shadow on the lower lash line only on the inner and outer lower lash line.
  • Using a black eyeliner line the upper lash line (try not to make the line too thick) and only creating a very small flick

Lips

  • Using a purple/red dark lipstick apply it on the bottom of your lips.
  • Smack your lips and distribute the colour evenly using your finger.
  • You don’t want your lipstick to be harsh but rather soft.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading my post and if you want to see the YouTube version of this post I have posted a link down below. Also, please share with me your thoughts on this makeup look in the comments down below.

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TheMakeupDumpling

Taste Testing Filipino Snacks

Hello everybody,

My Mum just came from the Philippines today, so that means she brought back some native snacks! As a result, today I’m going to be tasting these snacks with you all and sharing my reaction.

Boy Bawang Cornick

To be honest with you guys I wasn’t really a big fan of these. They packed a lot of flavour, but i just wasn’t into them. i doubt it was because of the strong garlic flavour because I’m a big fan of garlic. I would say that these ball shaped crackers are the perfect bar food they would hand in hand with beer though.

Banana Cracker

I was really surprised by these because I honestly expected them to taste sweet, because of the banana chips you get here in the west are sweet. However, they weren’t sweet, they  were largely plain with a small hint of salt. Despite, the plain taste I found that i just couldn’t stop eating these, they were actually pretty addictive.

Jack n Jill Chiz Curls

I would dub these as perfect movie food because they didn’t make that loud crunch like most chips do. They were soft and dissolved in your mouth as soon you bite them. The cheese flavour was quite unique it was milder than Cheeto’s but had more kick to it than Twistie’s.

Gene’s Otap de Cebu

This was a hard flaky pastry with sugar coating the top. I personally liked it and thought it was a great little snack, as it wasn’t too sweet. The only negative I had to give was that due to the flaky pastry it is a rather messy food to eat.

Cebu Dried Mangoes

Normal mangoes are amazing, so of course dried mangoes would be just as amazing. I would say that dried mangoes would be a great alternative to lollies, as they have the same sweetness and chewing power (I did not know how to word that).

Jack n Jill Chippy BBQ

The texture of these reminded me of Grain Waves but they were thicker. I wasn’t a big fan of these either, the flavour was almost like the garlic balls. Again I would probably pin this under the bar food category, as I can imagine it would go great washed down with beer.

Lady’s Choice Peanut Butter

Compared to normal peanut butter, I would say that this peanut butter is thicker making it harder to swallow. However, it is smoother too, with more of a peanut taste as it is not masked by an obscene amount of sugar.

Also guys if you would like to know who the Giveaway winner was I would suggest you check out the YouTube version of this article which I have linked down below.

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Yellow Sunset Makeup

Recently I have been seeing all over Instagram and YouTube that everyone has been obsessed with yellow eyeshadow. To be honest I love this trend and I hope it lives, and is not just around for this spring/summer (or winter if you live in Australia).

Eyes

  • Start off by applying a light brown matte shade all over the eyelids.
  • Now apply a yellow eyeshadow all over the eyelids. In order to ensure that the colour is bright you may need to apply a couple of shades onto your eyelids. I personally feel that a cream eyeshadow would work best instead of a powder eyeshadow.
  • Using a hot pink matte shade and a blending brush apply the product on the outer third of your eyes making sure that it blends in with the yellow eyeshadow. When the two colours meet they will create a dark orange colour which will then act as a gradient with the yellow and pink.
  • With a pearly shimmer shade apply it on the inner corner of the eyes. This will allow the eyes to pop.
  • Using a medium brown shade apply it halfway along the lower lash line. By doing this you are creating a balance with your eyes so they don’t look too top heavy.
  • Time for eyeliner, in order to capture the softness of a sunset I would actually suggest that you use a black crayon eyeliner. For this look I applied my eyeliner by starting out and then working my way halfway in and then going back out in order to create the flick.

Lips

  • Using a mauve lip liner apply it all over the lips. This will act as a base and allows the lipstick to stay on longer and not crack.
  • Using a bright orange lipstick apply it all over the lips.

That is it guys. The makeup look is very simple to do and does not take that much time to complete. Please make sure to check out the YouTube tutorial version of this makeup link, which I have linked down below. Also, don’t forget to check out my giveaway, which will be finishing soon.

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TheMakeupDumpling

50+ Followers Giveaway!!!

Hello my lovelies,

If you cannot tell from the title I’m going to be doing a giveaway! I’m doing this giveaway as a celebration for reaching over 50 followers on my blog which is a huge accomplishment for me. I know there are some people out there who don’t think that 50+ is a big accomplishment to have to warrant a giveaway, but to me this is massive. I never in a thousand years imagined that people would actually be interested in the things I post and it makes me so happy every single time i get a notification from my blog from a reader. Although this giveaway is pretty much a shameless YouTube promotion, I still want to celebrate my blog (HEHEHE).

For this giveaway i went out and bought some items in order to make into this cute little bundle. There aren’t that many products, but I hope that whoever wins them still appreciates them. Also this giveaway is going to be open internationally and not just confined to those in Australia.

The products I will be giving away are:

  • The Face Shops’ ‘Herb Day’ cleanser (a great cleanser which does not irritate skin)
  • Victoria’s Secret body lotion in the scent ‘Aqua Kiss’ (my personal favourite body lotion from the Victoria’s Secret collection)
  • The Body Shop’s ‘British Rose’ hand cream (one of my favourite hand creams at the moment with a very powerful scent)
  • Two very adorable key chains

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Of course there are some rules that apply to this giveaway.

In order to be eligible:

  • If your are not already you must be following my blog
  • You must be subscribed to my YouTube channel: TheMakeupDumpling (because I need more love on my channel and I’m shameless)
  • You need to like and comment on any of my YouTube videos that I have already uploaded answering the question of “What do you want to see more of from me?” The question can either be relating to my blog or YouTube channel or both. WHEN COMMENTING ON THE YOUTUBE VIDEO PLEASE STATE YOUR BLOG USERNAME IN THE END SO I KNOW PLEASE. 

This giveaway will finish on the 8th of August where I will announce the winner on my blog and at the end of my latest video on YouTube. I will contact the winner through a message on their YouTube account.

Again I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my journey starting this blog and I hope you will join me on my YouTube journey. In addition, I hope my blog and YouTube channel grow with you guys so I can then celebrate with you all by doing a 100 follower giveaway which will be a bigger and better giveaway. 

NOTE: please be cautious of hackers and scammers (I know I’m a small blog and channel, but I want to be cautious just in case). Please do not give out any contact details to any accounts claiming to be me, before the 8th of August or after.

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TheMakeupDumpling

Earring Collection

 Today I’m going to be sharing with you all my earring collection in hopes of inspiring you all fashion wise. I am doing this because I always felt inspired after seeing other bloggers share their clothing/accessories collection whether it be handbags, shoes, or earrings. Most of these products were purchased from Lovisa. Honestly, if you want to get a great bargain when purchasing earrings or any other type of jewellery go when they have sales such as ‘5 for $10’ or ‘3 for $25’.

  • Pom Pom Earrings

These pom pom earrings have become a favourite piece in my collection. They are just the cutest things ever which add a certain flair to any outfit. Not only are they eye catching but they are a great conversation starter with others.

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  • Silver Geometric Earrings #1

For someone who despises maths, I have a strange fascination with geometric earrings. I especially love them when shapes overlap each other. I feel that by doing this it gives the face and an outfit more dimension and substance.

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  • Hoop Earrings #1

Honestly hoop earrings are an essential in my opinion for everyone out there. Hoop earrings are a classic fashion piece, which I believe are timeless. To me hoop earrings symbolise being fierce, sassy, and confident. Hoop earrings make any outfit more strong and bold.

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  • Hoop Earrings #2

If you’re like me and have an unhealthy obsession with hoop earrings, then you most likely have pairs with different textures and designs.

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  • Coin-inspired Earrings

If one has a plain outfit and would like to spice it up a little bit, I would actually suggest that one puts on a pair of earrings which are intricate in detail.

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  • Twirl Earrings

These earrings I wear to formal events when I want to look cute and simple. They are a very dainty pair so one needs to handle with care.

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  • Drop Earrings

These earrings are one of my favourites, but they are the most frustrating to put on. This is because the backing is super long and thicker than a normal one, as a result it is difficult to push through and does feel uncomfortable at times.

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  • Holographic Studs

These studs I bought to give my ears a break from large statement earrings.

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  • Silver Geometric Earrings #2

Again since I love geometric earrings, I had to own more than one pair.

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  • Studs with Thread Backing

These are just normal studs with a thread backing. They are great for casual outfits and wear.

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  • Small Hoop Earrings

One needs to hoop earrings of all shapes and sizes, so I have small ones.

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That’s the end of my post, I hope you guys enjoyed reading. As usual i have linked my YouTube video version for you all to check out. Please drop your thoughts in the comments section and I’ll see you all soon.

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TheMakeupDumpling