Homemade chocolate and peanut butter protein bars! 

Hi guys!

I created these yesterday and was amazed with how they turned out! They are packed with protein and chocolate peanut flavour so are great for snacks during the day or after a workout. Plus although they are small they are super filling and heavy so a small bar fills you right up. They totally taste the same as naked bars but are way more filling and affordable!


Ingredients: 

250g of peanut butter 

3 tbsps of honey

90g of oats

4 scoops of chocolate protein powder

1tbsp of cacao powder 

2-5 tbsps of water

Method:

Firstly you’ll need to measure your peanut butter and honey and microwave in a plastic bowl for 30 seconds and mix.

Next measure all the rest of the ingredients in a bigger bowl and add the liquid mixture. Mix thoroughly and add as much water as necessary to combine the ingredients. The mix should be stiff and dough like.

Place the mixture in a square tin and push down hard with a fork. These are really filling and heavy so a thin layer is best. 

Place in fridge for half an hour and you’re good to go!

I cut them in to small bars and wrap them individually to take to the gym. 

Let me know if you try them! 

Lauren x

First impression- L’oreal True Match Crayon Concealer

   
Morning guys! 

So this morning I tried out the new concealer I got yesterday and i thought I’d share my first impressions. 

I’ve been after one of these crayon concealers for a while, as i wanted something slightly more coverage. I’d been using rimmels wake me up concealer which, if I’m honest, I don’t see what the fuss is about. It barely covered anything and creased constantly.

I decided to try this l’oreal one as the simplicity of it seemed really appealing, and there is a good range of colours. I did read quite a few negative reviews about it not blending well and being very dry.

So with this in mind i wacked a load of moisturiser on before i started, and applied the concealer straight after my foundation. The colour is perfect! Matches my fair nars foundation perfectly. And with the warmth of my finger i blended it out around my eyes, nose and blemishes.

 I have to say it looks great! I love the more fuller coverage and ‘flawless’ look it gives you. And i made sure i set it well with powder to last all day. The good thing about crayons is they do tend to last longer without touch ups, and are great for applying on the go.

All in all i am very happy with my purchase. 

£4.99 superdrug/boots 

If you have this or plan on getting it, let me know what you think!

Lauren x

London Haul…

  
So on Saturday I had a day trip to London to spend all my birthday money, so i thought you could have a nose at what i got…

First was my ted baker makeup bag… Which is so gorgeous! Thought I’d treat myself, and the black glossy large wash bag is to die for. £30 in Selfridges and most department stores.

Then i treated myself to the best lipsticks, rimmel kate moss. These are shades 101 and 08.

  
 I also got miss selfridge jeans, £24 and a sleeveless cardigan from primark £14 which i wore on valentines day. The jeans are so comfy and flattering, if you’re looking for jeans i highly recommend these, and run quick while theyre ten pound off! 
 I finally discovered a love for hollister, and i got this hoodie £35 and tshirt &5.99.

   
And lastly, I couldn’t stop the inner geek potter fan in me..

  Let me know what you think! 

Lauren x

Why you should try yoga…

  
Everyone thinks you need to be a little bit of rubber to do yoga, but talking from experience you really don’t! 

Anyone can start yoga, and start reaping the benefits straight away! 

  1. Exercise for all abilities – whether you’re super fit or avoid the gym like the plague, yoga can be a perfect form of exercise for you, it can be as gentle or as invigorating as you feel.
  2. You can get super cute yoga outfits- just one of the many perks of doing yoga is that you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in to do it. But nowadays there are so many funky leggings and funny slogan tops, you just have to join the hype.   
  3. It relaxes you – after a yoga class you feel a new sense of calm. Whether you’re stressed from work or suffer from anxiety, yoga can help to just chill you out…
  4. You’ll see the progression- once you get more confident, strong and flexible, you’ll be able to conquer more poses and improve visibly.
  5. It’s good for your health – yoga boasts numerous health benefits, such as improving digestion, boosting your immune system, helping your cardiovascular system and encouraging happiness. 

If your considering starting check out yoga with Adriene’s channel on YouTube, her beginners videos and 30 day challenge are super for starting out.

Good luck!

Lauren x

Valentines day makeup look…

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So valentines day is coming up, and if you’re anything like me you plan your makeup before outfits. And while most people try to aim for ‘natural’ looks for these dates, I don’t intend to tone down my makeup, maybe just ‘girly’ it up a bit…

I’m not a professional in makeup, but this is my take on a valentines day look and might hopefully give you some inspiration if you’re going on a date or hanging out with your girlfriends.

Products used:

Nars Sheer glow foundation

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent powder

Kiko Bronzing powder in 101

Beauty UK brow palette

Rimmel Clear brow gel

Revolution Blush Palette in sugar and spice

Revolution Eye shaddow palette

L’oreal Super Liner

Maybelline Lash sensation mascara

Flamar Lip liner

Stila Lipgloss in starfruit

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This is my finished look.
I did a subtle contour and highlight, which isn’t picked up great in this picture. I used the shimmery shades in the blush palette as a highlight. I used a pinky brown matte eye shade as a base for my shimmery shades, and finished with a little eyeliner flick. I also like to add a lipliner before glosses, to give more definition.

Eventually I will do something more exciting with my hair and wear something special.

My only advice… dress to make you happy, not just to impress someone else.

Hope you all have a great valentines!

Lauren x

Post birthday blues…

  
So I’ve just finished celebrating my 21st birthday, and now after such a packed weekend I’m like… What now?

My birthday was perfect, spent with my family and friends, nothing over the top.

  
A lot of champagne was consumed.

 I finally got a phone for my birthday, after accidentally smashing be mine last weekend. 

And I also got a loootttt of jewellery. 

   

Hope you’ve had a good weekend!

Lauren x

My Skin Care Routine and Products.

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Hi everyone,

So I’m not an expert but i thought i’d share what skincare products I use that work for me. Everyone has different skin types, but i’d class myself as normal to combination, so these products might work for you. Also, they’re all affordable, as i don’t think you necessarily need to splash out on designer products.

Morning:

Simple Moisturising Face Wash – I’ve only had this for a few weeks, but it leaves your face refreshed and clean, without stripping off all the moisture and leaving it dry.

Garnier Fresh Refining Toner – This feels so refreshing in the morning. You can feel it working to minimise pores and purify the skin. I’ve tried a few highstreet toners and this is the only one that doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky.

No7 Essential Moisture Day Cream – I bought this over christmas, as I wanted a better quality moisturiser that was affordable. The pot is annoying as the glass makes your think its bigger than it is, but as its very rich you don’t need to use much. Well worth the money.

Boots Essential Eye Cream – I know this is very cheap and not the best quality, but as I’m only young I only wanted a product that would reduce the puffiness of my sleepy eyes in the morning. It seems to be doing the job.

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer – I pop this on before makeup, and it leaves my skin silky smooth. It’s the perfect base for foundation, and is a great product for the price!

Night:

Nip and Fab Deep Cleansing Fix – I use this to take off my makeup, with a damp flannel. It is awesome. It smells great and melts makeup off. This is sometimes on offer in Superdrug so keep your eyes peeled. So worth it.

Garnier Toner

Nivea Regenerating Night Cream – Putting this on before bed leaves your skin feeling so smooth and soft in the morning. It’s rich and super moisturising, which is what you need overnight. It lasts forever and is so cheap. Bonus.

Let me know any other products I can try, I like to experiment with new products! Hopefully this gives you some ideas too.

Lauren x