24 May 2016

Raw Protein Snickers






Whenever I look on instagram I trawl through hundreds of photos of healthy 'cheat foods' which seem impossibly difficult to make with elaborate expensive ingredients which are difficult to get my hands on. So I decided to show you my quick and easy recipe for raw snickers! I made these using chocolate brownie whey protein powder but you do not need to add this, just use oats and ground almonds.

Ingredients:

Base:

2 cups of oats
1 tbsp of chocolate brownie whey protein powder ( I get mine from MY PROTEIN)
2 tbsp of ground almonds

Blend all together and press down to cover the floor of your container

Goey Centre:

Dates (any kind, no need to get the fancy expensive ones, just soak them for a little longer, I leave mine up to 12 hours, but 1/2 would do the trick)
2 tbsp of Peanut Butter
1 tsp of Coconut Oil
A handful of almonds (I used sliced almonds in this recipe)

Blend. Pour on top of base mixture

Chocolate Topping:

2 squares of 90% lindt chocolate
2 tsp of coconut oil

Heat both of these together to get a runny liquid, then pour over the two layers

Freeze for 1 hour and enjoy!

I really enjoyed making these snacks! Do you like these sorts of recipes? Would you like to see more on my blog? Please let me know in the comments!




17 May 2016

N07 Total Renewal: Brasivol Dupe








 I stumbled across this scrub after scouring high and low for a dupe for Brasivol. Those of you who are not familiar with Brasivol or weren't *cries*  it was a aluminium oxide based scrub which did wonders for easily blocked pores leaving you with super soft skin. Unfortunately, its been discontinued. Who knows why. Alas the only available one I could find was £150 on Amazon... yes you heard right, probably was the last one to exist on the planet. So on my next trip to my dermatologist I asked him WHY?! To which he looked blankly at me and said this contained the same ingredients to get a grip and be on my way.


First Impressions: This scrub is quite expensive for the amount you get £11 for a small little tube however it does do the job and fills brasivols hole in my heart. It contains aluminium oxide (like brasivol) and has the same gritty texture. It takes off all of my make up and you only need a small amount. On the packet it says only use a few times a week but I use this every day as I did with brasivol, but you know your skin, if its too much, stop. Its all about how long you rub your face for so don't go overboard please.

I really like this scrub, its no frills, no nonsense but does what it says on the tin!

Have you tried this scrub? Do you know why/where Brasivol has gone?

Lots of Love F x

10 May 2016

Natural Talcum Alternative




Ingredients:Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Magnesium Carbonate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract, Achillea Millefolium Oil, *Linalool, *Limonene, *Citronellol, *Geraniol, *Benzyl Alcohol, *Citral, *Naturally occur in essential oils listed






Talcum powder is really my go to after a shower or a bath. Call me crazy but it relaxes me and makes me feel clean and soft. However, recently I have learned that talcum powder by a popular baby brand may actually be doing more harm than good after reading rather frightening articles online. Disheartended by this I stopped using it and scoured for natural NON TALC alternatives. There isn't really that much out there sadly, the few I tried were either gritty or yellowy substances which left me feeling oily.



 SENSPA has made a non talc with cornflower, it has the consistency of talc but without any of the nasty chemicals. I especially love how SENSPA  list all the ingredients so you actually know what you are putting on your skin and the majority are all natural. This is incredibly important to me as our skin is the largest organ in our body so I am incredibly aware of what goes on it! Also in a world being taken over by synthetic smells I appreciate good natural smelling essential oils.


The consistency of this power is exactly like the normal baby talcum except the scent is divine- a mix of rose and lavender. When rubbed in it completely disappears and is absorbed. The scent lasts for a few hours too. I popped this on after I had showered when leaving the gym to meet my friend for a coffee and she complimented my scent! I had no perfume on just this stuff! I am very impressed and I can breathe a sigh of relief as its 97% natural! For new Mum's I would recommended checking this out if you are looking for an alternative! 

Its £4.50 from waitrose and on offer at the moment 3 for 2!

Have any of you tried this? What do you think?

*This is not a sponsored post I just am a kook for talcum