Zuchinni & Banana Mini Muffins│Recipe

M uffins! Yum. I used to make muffins a lot a while ago, but I always used bad ingredients like white sugar, butter, etc. Now that I'm mindful about what I eat (especially when I'm cooking) I try using clean ingredients all the time. I no longer see the point in eating something that isn't nutritious and doesn't help my body stay healthy. So I came up with this recipe, mini muffins that are high in fiber, low in fat and delicious! I recommend using fresh zuchinni and a very ripe banana. These two ingredients will add moisture to the muffins! And since they're "mini" you can eat them without feeling guilty. The other key ingredient on this muffins is ground flaxseed, a great source of omega-3 and fiber!

I talked about Agave Nectar in my last food post, I prefer using this instead of sugar because it's a natural sweetener derived from well, agave. It makes it a better option than sugar because sugar is processed and it has no nutritive value, other than calories! And agave has a low-glycemic index, which means it won't sharp rise or fall in blood sugar. I hope you enjoy this mini muffin recipe, and share it with your loved ones :) 

Current Favourite Hair Products│Haircare

M y hair has been through a lot this year, I had it bleached and then I went silver, then lilac, then pastel pink, then medium brown. And now, I'm just trying to grow it out. Seriously, don't bleach your hair! Is the worst thing you can do it, even if you have the best hair dresser, most expensive products, your hair will be damaged. Mine got damaged, and I'd probably do it all over again, it grows back anyway :3 Being so desperate to get it healthy, I tried a million products. Trial and error, that's what it's all about! I have gone through a few tubs of deep conditioners, leave-in creams and what not. When I finally got it back to medium brown I went to a salon and got a brazilian keratin treatment by INOAR and  my hair improved so much, then I cut out the fried parts and now it looks healthier :) I'm currently loving this products and it's lower maintenance now, which is a relief!

Redken Extreme Anti-snap: This is a leave in treatment which helps fight breakage and split ends. It's designed for extremely fragile or weakened hair. It has helped my hair tons! I have a very weakened area on the back of my head and using this after shampooing made it smooth and less prone to breakage.
OGX Argan Oil of Morroco: I use this oil after shampoo in my whole hair, it helps it dry faster for some reason and gives shine to my hair. Plus it's quite inexpensive and great quality!
Amika Oil Treatment: I mostly use this oil as a finishing product when my hair is already dry or styled. It gives shine, eliminates frizz and it smells soooo good! I also like to add a few drops of this oil to the Amika Nourishing Mask, it's like a bomb to my hair!
OGX Anti-breakage Keratin Oil Shampoo & Conditioner: After getting done the aforementioned treatment by Inoar, I was advised to use sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, this line has keratin protein to increase elasticity and argan oil to condition the hair. I don't even need a deep conditioner when I'm using this combo!
Redken All Soft Heavy Cream: I leave this mask on for about 20 minutes and apply heat, my hair looks and feels extra soft! I have used almost all of it, it's that great!

What are your favourite hair products at the moment?


No-Bake Healthy Energy Bites│Recipe

E ver since I got the Yummly App on my phone, I spend some minutes of my spare time looking for yummy and healthy recipes. I wanted to try the energy balls/bites for a while now, they're so popular! The best part is that they're so easy and quick to make, plus they're healthy and nutritious. I made chocolate ones because who doesn't love chocolate? Plus, we all get sweet tooth from time to time and having a healthy option is a good idea. I found this recipe and adapted it. I switched from honey to agave nectar because it has a very low glycemic index and rather than increasing body fats it assists in the breaking down of body fats. So it's healthier and vegan friendly :) I also removed the chocolate chips simply because I thought the cacao nibs were enough, but you can adjust them to your own preference. This energy bites are great for snacking post workout or as a dessert!


Red Quinoa & Black Bean Salad│Recipe

A s promised, I'll be posting recipes :) Mostly healthy, low calorie, low sodium, low sugar recipes. So if you're in for healthy delicious food you're reading the right post! Quinoa is considered a super grain simply because it's full of protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, riboflavin and  has a high content of manganese. It's a great alternative to vegans and vegetarians and well, it's quite delicious! I love quinoa because there are so many things you can do with it: salads, protein bars, quinoa granola, quinoa cakes [think hot cakes], cereals, you name it! And then we have beans, also packed with protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc! And since beans are so hearty, they keep you feel full for longer!

This salad is extra fresh, packed with protein and flavor! Delicious!

I hope you enjoy this salad recipe :)


Lime Crime Lipstick in Centrifuschia│Review & Swatches

Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in Centrifuschia ($.18.00) is a bright fuchsia with a creamy texture that wears for soooo long! I only had tried No She Didn't and Mint to Be, shades that aren't as (everyday) wearable, but Centrifuschia is bright and perfect for a pop of colour in my makeup! The formulation is excellent as per usual, as all of Lime Crime's lip products. I find that it wears well for 3-4 hours and the stain it leaves behind is lovely, less bright but still noticeable. The formula feels smooth and moisturizing on the lips which is nice :)

Do you like wearing bold lipstick? 

Weekly Wishlist│2

I've been running 3-4 km in the mornings, it's so refreshing to breathe fresh air first thing and I get so pumped after. I wear Nike Free trainers and my feet seem to be happy with them, though since I run on trail they seem to be getting a bit abused. I've been wanting the black and white Nike Rosherun forever, but they're always sold out EVERYWHERE :( I decided I'd love to have the green ones anyway. Other than sneakers I've been crushing over cleated soles, sandals and Jeffrey Campbell's of course. Also, ROMPERS! so comfy and versatile :) What are you crushing on at the moment?


Sunny Day│Style

I t's been so long since my last post! I've been wanting to do hauls and recipe posts, but I'm still working on it. The last couple of months I have been trying to get healthier and eating right has been extremely important. So I'll be sharing my recipes for lunch, dinner and snacks. Stay tuned if you're interested :)

Oh, I did dyed my hair brown & chopped it! :( Keeping up with bleached hair is a pain in the butt! I do miss it sometimes, but I'll probably go back to it sometime (ahem, when my hair grows again!)

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