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On the move

1 Jun

So, after a little radio silence, I have an exciting announcement to make:

we are getting ready for THE MOVE

That’s right folks, I am moving the website to another server! In the proces, I’m also changing the name of the website, so keep a close eye on the new crib: LAANKI.COM

Be sure to change your bookmarks and links to the new website, ’cause this one will probably not be updated anymore.  And please, bear with me for a moment, while I fiddle around with the new possibilities ^^

See you on !


XoXo !!





Figs after Easter

10 May

a.k.a. Cupcake lesson FOUR

I know I know, Easter has come and gone, but I realised I hadn’t shared my cupcake creations for Easter / Spring with you yet! And it’s still spring (although judging from the weather, you’d think it’s fall allready). So here’s some sunshine and smiles for you, Enjoy!

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Not only nude

18 Apr

At my parents place, I discovered this “Only You” nail polish.

It’s colour number 149. I don’t know if it has a catchy name to go with that, it doesn’t say so on the bottle (which is pretty old I guess). ONLY YOU is a brand that you can buy at the Ici Paris stores.

This one is a nude polish, with a gold undertone. Gold is usually not my kind of colour, but I decided to give it a try anyway.

The polish is fairly transparent, so even with 3 layers, you can still see the natural nail shining through. The nude tone is nice, which I didn’t really expect, to be honest. But the yellow shine is not my thing. I guess it makes me think of icky yellow smoker-nails. So this one is staying right where it is, but I can see me getting a nice nude polish (ESSIE maybe?) sometime in the future.

Stay tuned!

ONLY YOU – 149

10 ml – by Ici Paris XL

The Shoes… The book!

14 Apr

After The Shoes, now there’s The Book.


“Renowned and adored by the fashion world for his exquisitely crafted shoes and dizzyingly high stilettos, Christian Louboutin is in a league of his own. Delving into the designer’s imagination, this beautiful tome – created to celebrate the brand’s 20th anniversary – contains over 300 pages of stunning photography, inspiration, biographic detail and even some pop-up art. Featuring a fold-out cover and with exclusive insight into his personal archives, this is a real collector’s item that will look fabulous on your coffee table or as a gift.”


Now available, at net-a-porter

Spot the smile

13 Apr

A big part of your look and how you come across, comes down to confidence.

Feeling good about yourself is the main accessory!

Do you often feel insecure? Play some games!

Researchers from the Department of Psychology of McGill University (Canada) came up with these online “self-esteem games“, which are designed to break negative thought patterns.

“Imagine you could play a computer game for five minutes each morning that would help you feel more secure and confident in yourself. Our research shows that people may be able to change the negative thought patterns that sometimes produce insecurity. We are now examining whether over time, with practice, people can develop positive, beneficial habits of thought to help them become more secure and self-confident on a long term basis — whether in the context of their working life, their personal relationships, or their overall sense of well being. Beginning in 2006, these games are being developed and marketed by MindHabits Inc.”

Are you ready to grow your confidence by playing Eyespy, Grow Your Chi or Wham just 5 minutes a day?

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So, does it actually work? I have no clue, but it sure is funny! And worth a try 🙂



Got you wrapped

2 Apr

I was a good girl… for a while. But then there was a discount on CATRICE nail polishes, and I just HAD TO get a few 🙂

So, here’s the first of my newbies; CATRICE “Wrapped Around My Finger”.

That’s not only a cool name for a polis, but it’s a very pretty colour as well. Dark fuchsia ftw!


One layer is almost perfect coverage, nice!

Two coats is amazing. And so summery! I feel like eating raspberries now 🙂

CATRICE – Wrapped Around My Finger (190)


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