DIY Powder Foundation with only 6 ingredients

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Hi guys!

So I’ve finally put up me next YouTube video, and it’s all about making your own powder foundation!

You only need 6 ingredients, most of which can be found in your kitchen or bathroom.

The good thing about this is that if you find that this type of foundation isn’t really for you, you can use the edible powders in your baking and cooking, and you can use the clay for your weekly/monthly face masks :)

So why not give it a try? You have nothing to lose!

 

‘Berry Ripe’ Superfood Smoothie

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Hi guys!

So today I posted my very first food video on YouTube! It features a delicious superfood smoothie that is packed full of goodies for the skin that will make you glow from the inside out.

It’s based on the Cherry Ripe Smoothie by LOVE SMOOTHIES, but I’ve tweaked it a bit to suit what I had in my kitchen at the time, so essentially it’s more of a ‘Berry Ripe’ rather than a Cherry Ripe.

So why is this smoothie great for your health and your skin?

The ‘Milk Chocolatte’ blend that I use in the video contains organic cacao powder, organic lucuma powder, organic mesquite powder, organic vanilla powder, organic maca powder, and organic ground cinnamon.

Together, these ingredients help to elevate your mood, enhance well-being and mental clarity, balance blood sugars, reduce cravings and increase energy. Cacao and lucuma are both proven to have potent anti-ageing effects on skin.

The blend contains no nasty fillers, preservatives or additives, and is an excellent source of magnesium, fibre and antioxidants, plus a useful source of calcium and protein.

Other benefits:

  • Banana provides vitamins B6, C, and folate, magnesium, potassium, fibre and antioxidants
  • Spinach provides niacin, zinc, fibre, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese
  • Berries provide vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants
  • If you choose to go with almond milk, this also provides protein, fibre, vitamin E,magnesium, selenium, manganese, zinc, potassium, iron,phosphorus, trytophan and calcium

Review: LUSH Buffy and Snap The Whip Body Butter Bars

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IMG_133063brightersmallerPictured clockwise from top-right: Big Buffy Body Butter, You Snap The Whip Blackberry Body Butter (smells like bubblegum!), and Buffy Body Butter.

So if you don’t already know, these beautiful little bars are from LUSH, one of my most favourite places to buy beauty and skincare products.

What do I love about these bars?

  • Both scents/flavours are vegan
  • No-mess application (rub on wet skin in the shower then rinse off the exfoliating bits)
  • Easy to take with you when travelling, with no risk of spilling in your luggage!
  • Leaves skin silky smooth and soft, no need to moisturise afterwards

Buffy Body Butter (big and regular size)

This is perfect for cellulite and the pesky thigh area in general. You use it on wet skin, in the bath or the shower, paying special attention to your backside, then you rinse off the rough bits. Rice, almonds and beans help to exfoliate while the cocoa and shea butters in it moisturise your skin beautifully.

You Snap The Whip

As mentioned before, this little beauty smells like some sort of fruity bubblegum. The combination of pumice and charcoal provides effective exfoliation, whilst the macadamia nut oil moisturises and the fruity blackcurrant and bergamot essential oils leave you smelling heavenly.

Snickers Smoothie Bowl

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Hey guys!

So here’s my version of a Snickers bar in smoothie form :)

I blended:

  • 1 cup almond milk (any nut milk/soy milk/coconut milk would do)
  • 1 scoop soy vanilla ice-cream
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tblsp peanut butter
  • 1-2 fresh dates (or pitted dates soaked in water first)
  • A handful of vegan chocolate chips (you can also just add a tblsp of cacao powder if you prefer)

Once blended, pour into a bowl and top with:

 

Seriously the yummiest thing I’ve had for breakfast ever :)

 

Vegan potato salad with coconut bacon

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So this an awesome dish that my mum and I made during Christmas last year, and it seriously tasted SO GOOD.

For the dressing, we blended:
1/2 cup soaked cashews
A dash of lemon juice
A teaspoon of seeded mustard
A teaspoon of dried chives

When it reached a creamy consistency, we mixed it in with a bowl of boiled and cut potatoes.

For the coconut bacon, I tweaked The Simple Veganista’s recipe a bit (simply because I didn’t have Liquid Smoke on me, and I wasn’t too keen on the maple syrup:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
3 1/2 cups coconut flakes
mineral salt for sprinkling, optional
coconut oil, for greasing

So I preheated the oven to 160 degrees (Celsius), and while that was warming up I mixed the soy sauce, paprika and coconut flakes, then I spread it all on some baking paper and placed in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on it cause they burn quickly! They should come out brown and crispy.

We then sprinkled the coconut bacon on our potato mixture, along with some more dried chives. Mum decided to add some de-seeded green chillies as well for a little extra zing :)