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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

low calorie flapjacks

I've always been a huge lover of flapjack it was definitely my go to cake/sweet treat as a child, since becoming more health conscious and now vegan, these delicious and healthy flapjacks are a favourite of mine.
There a fraction of the calories of traditional flapjack so perfect if your watching your weight and there also a great way to use up overripe bananas.


Thursday, 4 January 2018

My 2018 goals

Hi there! Hope you all had an amazing festive season and are having a good start to the New year!
I'm not going to lie last year was a pretty awful year for me, and the start of this year has been a struggle. 
There's lots of things I'm unable to control in my life, but I do know there are things I'm able to work on aswell. 
So I thought I'd share with you some of my goals for 2018 hopefully you may get some ideas from them yourself.


Monday, 1 January 2018

How to get over the holiday binge?

Hi there,
Hope you all had a great christmas/holiday season! wishing you a happy New Year!
I'm sure many of you can relate to overdoing it a little during the festive season, it's hard not to do so with so much delicious food and drinks at your fingertips. 
It can be a very difficult to not want to go crazy and eat everything in sight. 
As someone who has previously struggled with binging I thought I would share with you some of my tips on how to get over the christmas overload and just binging in general. 

Forgive yourself 
So you overdid it a little too much over christmas maybe you had one full day of stuffing your face with Turkey and mince pies and raiding the chocolate box, or maybe you spent the whole month overdoing it. 
Its hard not to feel guilty, but there's really nothing to feel guilty about the festive season can be extremely stressful and were all overworking and under sleeping, so naturally your body is crying out for energy, really your body just needs the extra calories, sure they may not have been in the best form but it's okay to treat yourself! 
It's one day or one month where you can go a lil crazy and there's nothing wrong with that! 
Life is short enjoy yourself a little! 
Your not gonna gain weight overnight and maybe not even in a month, and even if you have it's temporary and you can always get rid of those extra pounds if it bothers you.


Friday, 29 December 2017

Best creams for very dry skin

Now that were well into the colder months, i don't know about you but my skin tends to get quite dry, with the cold weather, winds and central heating your skin needs a little extra tlc, so here are some of the creams i have found to be the best for dry to very dry skin...

La roche posay CICAPLAST BAUME B5 
I absolutely love the 'La roche Posay' brand, they have extremely high quality products at an affordable price, which you just can't beat.
This one is a soothing repair balm, which is suitable for very dry, sensitive, eczema and rosacea prone skin, it is also suitable for chapped lips.
The texture is quite thick but not quite a cream, its easy to blend however is better suited to a night cream, or at least left to dry before applying makeup.
It has natural antibacterial properties, and is non comedogenic so will not clog pores.
I first tried this brand a few years ago during the winter season my facial skin became very dry, chapped and sore with flaky patches.
I found this online and after a couple of uses my skin was back to normal, I always have this on hand whenever my skin gets super dry or irritated.


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

How to handle christmas alone?

Christmas is the time of year all about family, getting together with loved ones and enjoying 
one an-others company. 
However christmas is not like this for everyone, not everyone actually has family for whatever reason, and this time of year can be especially hard for those of us. 

For the last 4 years I have actually spent christmas alone due to not having any family, it may sound sad to some, but i actually manage to make this time alone enjoyable, sure i'd love to have a family, but the christmas's i've spent alone were a damn lot better than the ones i ever spent with my toxic family growing up. 

For those of you who may be spending christmas alone this year I thought i'd share with you some ideas on how to make your christmas alone enjoyable...


Friday, 15 December 2017

Lime Crime liquid lipsticks Review

I recently had a makeup sort out and found a lot of old boring lipsticks that I never use, which I threw away, however I was only left with 3 of my favourites, so I decided to treat myself to some new lipsticks.
I have never actually tried liquid lipstick before, I know I am so late to the trend!
My lips tend to get dry and chapped I'm that girl thats applying vaseline all day, so I wasn't sure if they would work for me.

Liquid lipsticks are everywhere, so naturally I wanted to give them ago, after much research I decided to go with Lime crime, not just because of the cute packaging although I am not gonna lie that did play a part, but also because they are cruelty free and offer a range of colours.


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

My Favourite Christmas movies

I absolutely love christmas its my favourite time of year, i like to think of myself as an elf
(i know i'm a dork), One of my most favourite thing about christmas is christmas movies, because its nice to live life vicariously through the screen every now and then.
So today I thought i'd share with you some of my fave xmas movies and if you haven't seen any of them you should check them out!

1. The Grinch
I just love this movie the visuals are amazing, the story line is sweet and funny, and it just makes me want to live in whoville gosh i wish it was a real place, i'd be there in a flash!


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

How to do Christmas on a strict Budget?

Its everyones favourite time of year again Christmas, cozy nights by the fire, beautiful decorations, gift giving, carol singing, christmas parties and indulgent food. 
Sounds great doesn't it? well its not like this for everyone and I'm sure you know. 
When your struggling finically christmas can be really hard, hours are longer at work, everything gets busier, bills rise with the extra use of electricity and central heating, you have to buy gifts for family and friends and even people at work. 
And your wondering how the hell am i going to manage it all?
As someone who's done christmas on a budget for the last 5 years i'm going to share with you some tips & tricks, hope you find them helpful!


Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Spiced apple latte 'coffee alternative'

You may have seen my recent post, with the recipe for a 'beetroot latte', since i loved that one so much i decided to come up with another superfood latte, this 'Spiced apple latte'.
Its sweet, spicy, warming and poses an array of benefits including probiotics, weight control, prevention of cancer, anti inflammatory, fights diabetes an even whitens teeth, 'an apple a day really does keep the doctor away'.
Hope you like the recipe...


Friday, 24 November 2017

Sweet potato & Beetroot soup, topped with roasted red peppers

I absolutely love soups, especially during the colder months, there comforting, warming, filling and filled with nutritients.
There a great way to use up any leftover ingredients and you can be as inventive as you like with the flavours.
This sweet potato & beetroot soup was definitely made on a whim with leftovers but it was absolutely delicious the flavours really combined together well, and created a thick yet smooth soup.
Hope you like...


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

How to lose weight in a healthy way?

As a society it seems like were always dieting and so obsessed with the way we look. 
Everything we see on social media and on magazines is always how to lose weight? The latest fad diets and young girls starving themselves to try and look like there fave celebrity or Instagram models. 
The truth is no one really looks that way naturally and if they do their a very small 1% of the population. 
Celebrities and models have the privilege of having access to some of the best dieticians, personal trainers, and even plastic surgeons in the world. 
Not to mention they can afford the best quality food and they have the gift of time! Which many of us don't have. 

What really struck me to write this post was hearing my younger sisters talk the other day about how they wanted lose weight, and how they were restricting their diets and even starving themselves completely, and going as far to call themselves fat! 
This is heartbreaking for me to hear that young girls are going to extreme measures and feel so insecure about their body's because of what they see on social media and from their peers. 

As someone who has suffered with eating disorders my whole life since I was 8 years old it's devastating to see young girls in this mindset. 
Having an eating disorder so young in my life was very detrimental to my health and growth.
I never really enjoyed my childhood because I was constantly trying to loose weight and achieve unattainable standards. 
Not to mension that it can have so much impact on your physical health too.

I am finally at a point in my life where i can live a healthy lifestyle and actually eat what i want and not feel guilty, and it feels amazing!
I still struggle at times with intrusive thoughts but I think Eating disorders are something that you struggle with forever especially if you are someone who has struggled with one for the majority of your life like myself.
But you have to keep on kicking that ed's ass!

Anyway I thought I would give a few tips on ways I feel can help you lose weight in a healthy way, in no way am i saying that you should lose weight.
I think all body shapes and sizes are beautiful and no one should ever feel pressured to lose weight because of others, weight loss should be something you do for yourself and yourself only!
I don't believe in Diets full stop! you should never restrict your calories, its all about changing your lifestyle a Healthy diet and Exercise is the only way to lose weight and maintain.
I am not a Doctor or Nutritionist, however I am currently studying to be a Pilates instructor and certified Nutritionist, and health and fitness is something I am very passionate about and I am someone with a healthy lifestyle and healthy weight.

Anyway heres some tips...


low calorie flapjacks

I've always been a huge lover of flapjack it was definitely my go to cake/sweet treat as a child, since becoming more health conscio...

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