Foodie Post: Cake Pops

Hi lovelies!

How has your week started? ♥

Mine has started off pretty well, I got the chance to just chill today and play Sims 3 (which I finally got running fast and smoothly, yay nerd me!). Tomorrow morning, it's time for a quick cleanup before my parents get here later in the evening.

But, before I get all family-oriented and blog a little less, I thought I'd share this little recipe with you. Usually I post this stuff on it's own blog, but lately I've been thinking that things need to change up a bit, so, here you have it, a recipe post, here in my lifestyle blog. ♥

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Cake Pops

1 pack of dark, filled cookies, like Oreos
100-150 g (3,2-5,3 oz.) cream cheese
100 g (3,2 oz.) white chocolate
Red Candy Melts (or some equivalent)
Something for decorating the pops
Cake pop sticks

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1. Take the filling from the cookies and place it all in a bowl. Take the dark cookies and crush them into small crumbs with a blender.

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2. Mix the cookie filling and cream cheese in a bowl...

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...add in the crushed cookies...

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...and mix it all into a smooth dough with your hands. Roll the dough into small balls, and place them into a dish. Cover with plastic and let cool in the fridge at least 2 hours.

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While you wait, you can make the same observation as I did, that you don't actually own a holder for the cake pops. Not to worry. You can always make a temporary one out of a small cardboard box. I cut one into desired height, painted it silver, and added holes for the cake pop sticks to fit in. Inside, I used some packaging material to keep it from falling over even with uneven weight.

Before anyone suggest this isn't looking all that hot - I know that. :D I just didn't have literally anything better in hand, so... Think of this as a MacGyver version of the chic cake pop stands. :D

Now, back with the baking. It's time to make the frosting:

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3. Melt the white chocolate and candy melts (mine aren't the original ones as we all can see, haha) carefully in a microwave or with water bath.

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4. Mix the two up thoroughly to create an even mix, without any lumps or so. If it seems that the mixture stays too firm, add a little bit of shortening (or vegetable oil, works fine as well) and mix it in, until you get nice, more flowing mix. Be careful not to thin it too much, as this could lead up to big difficulties while covering the pops.

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5. Dip one end of the sticks into the frosting, and then push them into the cookie balls. This should attach the sticks better into the cake pops. After this, cover the pops all over with the frosting. Add decoration while the frosting is still a little wet, so that they will stick. (Note: this might be, depending on your frosting, easier to do one by one, even if that means that you need to heat up the frosting many times over.) Let them dry, and remember to store these babies in the cool of the fridge.

Cake pops stay edible many days after making them, if stored in the cold. So don't worry if over 20 feels way too much to eat on one day.

And lastly, some pictures of my random attempts on trying to decorate the cake pops somewhat nicely:

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Have you tried out baking cake pops? What recipe did you use? And, most imporantly, how did it go? ♥

Now, it's time to go get some sleep, so I can get up early enough to do more than cleaning tomorrow. ;)

Have a lovely day!

Blog ya later,



October Link Love ♥

Hi everyone!

I hope you're having a great weekend so far ♥

As promised, here's a quick post that I've been planning to do for a while now, but only now actually could find it in me to do. I don't know why. But better late than never, right?

So, today, I would like to share with you five blogs that have been on my radar this month. Of course, there are more blogs on my blogroll than I dare to admit, but these are some that I would like to bring up today so that you too can see how great they are. I'm planning to try and do these monthly - in the last Saturday of each month or so. So, if you need more blogs to read, in these posts you can see some of my recommendations.

Lovely editorials, great personal style and amazing young woman behind the blog. I absolutely love her style and her writing, and her blog has been one of my favorites since I got better involved with the blogging world. Cylia has great eye for fashion, and her looks are always perfect and yet so effortless.

Formerly know as Not For Sale, this blog is one of my absolute favorites. The beautiful Kertu really has eye for style and it's not wonder she works in the industry as well. I've had the chance to meet her once, and I can honestly say she seems like one of the sweetest people I've ever met. She posts about fashion, beauty, DIY stuff, food... All in all, the blog has something for everyone, I fully recommend this for your weekly read!

The writer is a lovely young woman with absolutely beautiful style. I love Kata's quite fresh take on blogging, and I could easily adopt her whole closet without a doubt. I'm really excited to see what the future will hold for this young blogger. Note: Her blog is in Finnish, but that doesn't stop you from admiring her stunning outfits.

cat eyes & skinny jeans

Very inspiring blog by my dear blogger friend Erika, full of nice little posts about beauty, nails, and of course, fashion. Her little pieces are like they'd be straight out of a fashion magazine - at least in my opinion. She also has a very nice personal style, with boots, skinny jeans and - like the title suggests - cat eye makeup.

Curiouser & Curiouser

A blog that many of you - at least the Finnish readers - are familiar with, Curiouser & Curiouser is written by the lovely Noora, whose sense of style, writing and photography skills really tell you why she is so popular. Absolutely fantastic work every time, great outfits, cute little posts about life, food, shopping and everything. Really amazing blog by such a talented young woman.

So, here you have it, link love for this October. More of these in the next month! If you want something more to read, check out the previous post about nails. ;)

Have a lovely day ♥

Blog ya later,



Purple vs. Orange

Happy Friday loves!

I hope you're all doing fine today ♥

We just received our visitors K and her man, and had a late dinner with them. From now on, there will be a weekend-long radio silence (except for a short post tomorrow), as I will concentrate on entertaining  our guests. If you want to, you can tag along on our weekend via Instagram (@silvertigo) where I'll be posting little bits and pieces on the way.

But now, today's subject: Nails. Again, I have two different manicures, and I would like to hear your thoughts about them. ;)

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First up, simple deep purple manicure with some rhinestones.

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The polish used here is China Glaze Charmed, I'm Sure. Can you believe I used only one color in a manicure? Me neither.

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See the difference between the shine of the clear rhinestone and the colorful ones? It's because the clear is made for nail art, and the colorful ones are not - they're just normal craft glam. Like I've mentioned before, they don't behave nearly as well with nail polish.

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With the other mani, we'll go to very different colors. The gorgeous neon orange felt like a perfect pair for silver glitter and glam.

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Again, I played with simplicity, just some glitter and rhinestones.

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The polishes used here are China Glaze Sun Of A Peach, China Glaze Gossip Over Gimlets and Essie Set In Stones. I personally love how sunny and bright Sun Of A Peach is, and it is such a perfect summer color - but for me, it works in fall as well.

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So, too different manis, in very different colors. And now, I wanna hear from you:

What do you guys think about these manis, and which one you like the best? Also: What are you wearing in your nails this weekend? ♥

I'm off now, to spend a lovely weekend with wonderful people!

Hope you'll have a fabulous weekend! ♥

Blog ya later,



Furry Weather

Hey lovelies!

How are you all doing today? ♥

I'm personally super excited for tomorrow, as I get to see my dear friend K and her man - the two are staying with us the whole weekend, which is so, so fun! And for once, the flat is so nicely in shape that there's no need for a massive cleanup before they arrive. (Yes, I'm unorganized and messy most of the time, traits that I really try to get rid off. :D)

But, as I'm itching to get to paint my nails for the weekend, I'll cut the blabber short today and just say some things about the outfit I'd like to share with you today.

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A while back, before the rainy days, I really wanted to try to pair with my new Aztec leggings with something. I remembered seeing colorful leggings paired with big knits before, so that's what I decided to try out here. I didn't know what shoes I should wear, so I took on my "when in doubt, wear biker boots" motto. And they weren't so bad for this.

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Aztec leggings: Boohoo Fur vest: Only Knit: Object Biker boots: eBay Beanie: DIY Scarf: second hand Bag: Boohoo

This one was not very typical outfit for me, but I think that exactly for that I actually liked it. It's something different. Of course there are many things that could make this whole outfit totally different - and who knows, maybe I'll try them out soon.

But now, it's time to hit the shower and get some tea, so that I can finally get my thoughts properly off of work. For me, weekend starts now!

Have a lovely day! ♥

Blog ya later,



Military Things

Heya babes!

How are you all today? ♥

I've been extremely lazy, I had planned a thing or two I should do today, but somehow it's nine o'clock in the night and I haven't done anything. Oh well. Of course I did clean my laptop so that it works better now and watched a movie with my man, but other than that, I've been just chilling. I guess that's good for me, though. Tomorrow, I seriously need to get a grip, haha!

Anyway, today I wanted to share photos from a day that we got to visit an old military landmark in Pori. I'm a very untypical girl in a way, because I like to see old things, buildings, guns, military things and so on. I guess I like trying to broaden my mind in a way (even though I many times get carried away by the gruesome beauty of a venue, so much so that I don't actually remember many facts about them). So here you can see my snapshots of the old artillery weapon we got to visit some time ago. I'm sorry I can't really tell you much about it - I was too focused on photography to actually pay attention to the introduction much.

I promise to try and post prettier things later this week, don't worry!

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Doors that made even me feel like a tall person!

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Itsy Bitsy Spider....

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Jacket: H&M Knit: Mango Leather shorts: H&M Boots: KooKenkä Bag: Boohoo Belt: Gina Tricot Scarf: Gina Tricot Earrings: Bik Bok

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Now, I knew these things are big, but somehow I didn't realize exactly how big. Wow.

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This guy had a better fashion day than me! I was impressed by this themed look, very nice. Medals and all, and he really knew his weapons.

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I don't know how normal this is, but I really think big knives and swords are beautiful. Especially the old ones that truly are handmade. I admire the skills with which people can actually create weapons/tools like that. Now, before someone sees me as a psycho or a serial killer or whatever, I admire the objects, not what they have been made for. Don't get confused. ;)

So, a little different post this time, but I think next one will be more traditional outfit post. But, what do you guys think about this post? ♥

Now, it's time for me to get some tea, and then sleep, so I can get my postcrossing things sorted out in the morning. ;)

Have a lovely day! ♥

Blog ya later,