Today's blog post is something I know you guys always want to see, how I get red carpet ready!
Recently I was a presenter at the Anokhi Awards and got to walk the red carpet (oooh how the tables have turned!) lol
So I wanted to show you how I get ready for a red carpet event. So here's a special behind the scenes look at how I get ready with hair, makeup, and the red carpet outfit. How cool are red carpets? It's such a blast!! I had a great time walking the red carpet and presenting a very special awards category, the Crusader Awards, where I got to present awards to amazing women making a HUGE difference in the world. Sooooo happy to meet these inspiring women!
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What an amazing "Birthday Month"! So to end March with a bang, this week's blog post features me and Neha from The Bowtie Bakery showing you how to make my birthday treat: PINK CHAMPAGNE CUPCAKES! They are soooo yum and perfect for celebrating with at your birthday party or even for a girls night in. We show you how to make these cupcakes at home so if you do re-create them, make sure to show us by tagging @thebowtiebakery and @amindhillon with the hashtag #pinkchampagnecupcakes. Oh and make sure to have a glass (or two) of champagne with the cupcakes!!!
PINK CHAMPAGNE CUPCAKES RECIPE:
For the cake:
•3/4 cup (175 mL) unsalted butter, softened
•2 cups (500 mL) Granulated Sugar
•3 cups (750 mL) cake flour
•1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder
•3/4 tsp (4 mL) baking soda
•3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
•6 egg whites, room temperature
•1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
•2 cups (500 mL) champagne, room temperature
For the buttercream icing:
•2 cups unsalted butter, softened and cut into cubes
•8 cups Icing Sugar
•2 – 4 tbsp (30 – 60 mL) milk
•2 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
•food colouring gel of desired choice.
Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20 minutesShare
Today's blog post is a bit different...
I'm turning 30 this year and I can't believe I'm saying goodbye to my 20s!!! It's been a time of reflection. I have been thinking about what would I tell my younger self, the 20 year old me as she was excited to be 20 and had all these dreams/goals for herself. So here is a letter I wrote to my younger self with some advice and thoughts on how to navigate the 20s. I went through A LOT in my 20s and in a way, I'm glad to say goodbye to this period. I am excited for this new chapter, my 30s, as I feel like I have some experience now and I know who I am and what I want to be. So goodbye 20s, it was a fun time! It was wonderful memories....but hellooooo 30s! I have a feeling this is going to be a good period
To anyone else who is feeling mixed emotions about getting older, this is how I see it. Let yourself feel. Be happy. Be sad. You have every right to admit you fear getting older. We all do. We all wonder what we are doing with our lives. We wonder if we are doing the right thing. But when you wonder what the future will bring, take the time to think back on how far you have come. Whatever choices you have made. The decisions you took...it all lead you to who you are right now. So trust the journey, have faith in the process, and just believe that things happen the way they should. THE BEST IS YET TO COME.
Since February is the month of LOVE and I'm hoping you, yes you reading this, have a special date lined up, I have teamed up with the fabulous makeup artist Shirley Wu to create a romantic and sexy date look that in inspired by the gorgeous Victoria's Secret Angels. We're talking sexy smokey eyes, pink plump lips, and soft glam curls with volume.
I absolutely love how the final look turned out! I think it's PERFECT for a special date! Try it out and let us know what you think!
Here is the full tutorial! If you like the look, please do SUBSCRIBE to my official Youtube Channel for more videos!
I'M COOKING FOR YOU!!!
Yup, I'm making one of my favorite dishes and that's my SUPER DUPER AWESOME VEGETABLE LASAGNA! So the next time you need a dish that is sure to please at your dinner party, consider making this lasagna. I have a lot of vegetarian friends so this is a dish that is really yummy and popular at dinner parties. Serve it with a side salad and warm garlic bread and you will be in heaven!!
Put in as many or as little vegetables you like. I really like to sneak in my vegetables in my cooking (else I find I don't get around to eating them) so I added loads of vegetables but it's totally up to you what veggies you want to use!
Please tweet me or post a photo on Instagram if you make this lasagna so I can see it! @amindhillon
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1 package of whole wheat lasagna noodles
1.5 tbsp oil
1/2 cup garlic
1/2 of a large ginger root
Handful of white mushrooms
Handful of carrots
Handful of baby spinach
1 jar (700ml) pasta sauce
750 ml of 1% cottage cheese
1 package (200g) of light mozzarella cheese
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cool for 10-15 minutes. Serves 9.
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This week's beauty video features me and only me! Yup, this week I decided to film how I did my hair, makeup, and outfit for an Indian sangeet party I recently went to. I went for a smokey eye, soft lip, big glam curls look. I really loved how the final look turned out and I hope you enjoy watching the video! If you try the look, let me know! Check the video description for the full list of the products I used to create this look.
Here's the video!
For the latest GET THE LOOK tutorial, my glam team and I show you how you can re-create KIM KARDASHIAN'S everyday look. That's right, we show you how to achieve her makeup, hair, & outfit!!
Special thanks to my amazing ladies Rav and Kaashni Brar from Rav B Beauty Concepts. Love working with them!
Pick up some of the products used:
1.Cetaphil moisturizer Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion 500ml
2. MAC Paint Pot 'Groundwork' MAC Paint Pot Groundwork
3. MAC eyeshadow 'Carbon'MAC Eye Shadow Matte Carbon
5. DUO eyelash glue Duo Eyelash Adhesive, Clear White - 1/4 Oz
6. MAKE UP FOR EVER Foundation 173 Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi Use Powder Foundation - # 173 Neutral Amber 10g/0.35oz
7. MAKE UP FOR EVER foundation 128 Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi Use Powder Foundation - # 128 Neutral Sand 10g/0.35oz
8. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow #30 Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow Kit - #30 Dark Brown 7ml
9. MAC Lipstick in 'Cherish' MAC Lip Stick Cherish for Women, 0.1 Ounce
10. MAC Lipstick in 'Angel' MAC Lipstick Angel
11. BIG SEXY HAIR Hairspray Big Sexy Hair Spray & Stay Intense Hold Hair Spray by Sexy Hair for Unisex Hair Spray, 9 Ounce
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I get so many requests by friends and family to see some of my old pageant footage that I decided to finally put together a video. I was able to get my hands on some footage from my first ever beauty pageant! It was a million years ago and oh my gosh, so much has happened since I competed! Watching this video brought back so many wonderful memories. I'm so so so glad I did it. It was super hard for me to enter as I had never done anything like this before but it was exactly the right kind of challenge I needed. That pageant taught me so much, from how to present yourself to how to deliver under pressure. Anyways, I'm sure you are curious to watch it so here is the video. I hope you enjoy watching it and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos!
Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. I'm spending the holidays with my loved ones and just appreciating all the blessings I have. 2014 has been a very interesting year with many highs and lows. With all the hardships happening around the world, I just wanted to take the time out to say how much I appreciate your support. You guys mean a lot to me! In honour of the holidays, I put together a little Christmas special answering 10 holiday related questions from you. Check out the video below. Hope you enjoy it!
Before I sign off, I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas filled with tons of love and joy. Take this moment to count your blessings and make sure to give your loved ones a big hug!