Friday, March 27, 2015

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

No flour, sugar and only 5 ingredients? Believe it or not, but this recipe works. Does anybody else have a serious weakness for freshly baked chocolate chip cookies? Since cutting back my sugar intake, I've sadly had to cut them out of my diet, or save them for special occasions. As usual, I went looking around for a guilt free alternative.

Although these may not taste exactly like a chocolate chip cookie, they are still delicious and satisfying enough to survive that 3pm sugar binge.

Banana, Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes around 15 cookies | Recipe from Fuss Free Cooking
2 ripe bananas
110g/ 4 ounces rolled oats
80g/ 3 ounces chocolate chips
55ml/ 2 fl ounces flavourless oil i.e. canola, vegetable
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Line baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
2. Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl with fork. Then add chocolate chips, rolled oats, vanilla extract and oil. Mix with a fork until it's well combined. Set aside for 15 minutes to allow rolled oats to soften and mixture to become thicker.
3. Drop teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto baking tray. Flatten the cookie dough down as the mixture doesn't expand much.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until slightly brown. Be careful as the cookies are very soft when removed from the oven.
5. Cool on tray and let cookies harden a bit.
Serve and enjoy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Mascara

If you're a makeup junkie or follow the beauty community on Instagram, it's more than likely you've already come across Younique's Moodstruck 3D Fiber Mascara. I am not too familiar with fiber mascaras, I honestly didn't even know they existed before I tried this. I almost feel like I've been living under a rock.

Let me just say I have completely converted after using this mascara. My eyelashes are incredibly stubborn and hard to work with. They're thick and long, but they just don't curl, nor hold a curl. It's quite inconvenient as I feel like mascara is such an important part of my makeup routine and I'm always let down. Falsies are life.
Transplanting Gel
Fiber Mascara
It is a two step process, which of course is a little bit more inconvenient and time consuming, but well worth it. Firstly you apply the Transplanting Gel Mascara as a base, which is pretty much like a normal mascara. Before it dries you apply the fiber mascara, which is indeed, like tiny little fibers. The fibers will stick to it and then you apply the first mascara again to lock it all in place.

It lasts almost all day on me, which is quite impressive, and it's the closest thing to falsies I think I'll get. See the results yourself with this before and after!

Purchase Younique's Fiber Mascara, or browse through their other products.

Have you ever tried fiber mascaras?
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Monday, March 23, 2015

20 Healthy Habits Every Girl Should Have

I like to think I'm on my way to adopting all of these, a few at a time. Here are 20 healthy habits I believe every woman should have.

1. Start each day with a positive thought.
2. Eat more green food.
3. Don't let yesterday take up today.
4. Wash your face every morning and every night.
5. Give yourself 'me' time.
6. Check your bank account regularly.
7. Get some form of exercise during the day.
8. Don't underestimate the importance of SPF, in sun or rain.
9. Never grocery shop when you're hungry.
10. Set a time to turn off from social media.
11. Buy less, choose well.
12. Always do what you're afraid to do.
13. Never sleep with makeup on.
14. Drink at least 2 litres of water a day.
15. Don't wait for opportunity, create it.
16. Find something you love about yourself everyday.
17. Remember that only you are in charge of how you feel.
18. The past is a place of reference, not residence.
19. Give out too many compliments.
20. Embrace simplicity.
Image: Pinterest
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Healthiest Gummy Lollies You Will Ever Eat

The other day I was experiencing some serious sugar cravings, a kind of craving a piece of fruit just wasn't going to fix. I went searching for something easy to make, that could give me the sugar hit but wasn't going to feel guilty for. And I found it. Here I introduce to you the healthiest (and probably easiest) gummy lollies you'll ever eat. No sugar and low calorie.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy Weekend Links

What are you up to this weekend? I think I'll be staying in and having a relaxing one. I'm still recovering (as is my bank account) from falling quite ill last weekend. The weather is still convincing me we're still in Summer, and it's been nice. Here's some fun links for your weekend.

Catleidoscope. Yes, it’s just what it sounds like.

RainyCafe. It’s just like working in a cozy coffee shop during a rain storm.

Underwater dogs. Literally.

18 Minute Guided Meditation.

What a sunset on Mars looks like.

15 Disney movies you probably haven't heard of.

Make your own font.

It really does work on any kind of cat.

How to love yourself.

What it's like to be loved when you have depression.

Make your own tea.

317 power words that'll make you a better writer.

(Image via tumblr)
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bedroom Inspiration: Minimalist

A moodboard with some inspo and tips on how to keep your space simple and minimalist. I think it's time for a bedroom makeover...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

1-Minute Fluffy Vanilla Mug Cake

I'm very familiar with the concept of mug cakes, but I honestly never thought it was possible to get this kind of result from a few ingredients in a microwave.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

10 Things To Do When You Feel Like Crap

These are just some things I do when I'm having a bad day and need to distract myself or clear my head. They're simple things, but they make a big difference. I think that sometimes we just need to be reminded.

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