February 4, 2016

My Latest Videos!

Hi everyone! Wanted to update my blog today and feature my latest videos I've made the past month. I can't believe it's already February! I hope you guys all had a really nice start to 2016. Let me know what videos you guys enjoyed the most or what type of videos you would like to see this month! Much love XOXO


Casual Day | Get Ready With Me!
This video was really fun to make, a lot of different scenes and set ups, showing you what I do on a typical morning. I've seen a few requests for a "Morning Routine" type of video, which I believe would be pretty similar but I could show some additional parts like what I use for skincare in the morning, another type of breakfast I like etc.. 




Dealing With Stress & Anxiety | My Tips 
"If you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live?" I love this quote, and as much as it's true for the type of food you eat and how you take care of your body, I believe a lot of it has to do with your attitude on life and emotional and mental well being. I share some of the things that I do that help to keep my feeling at my best when it comes to my mind and soul. 



Try On Clothing Haul 
I love fashion! I show you some of my recent purchases, mostly for these colder months, including these amazing taupe colored boots and a faux fur vest I got from Zara. I've been finding some more super nice things recently that I will be sharing with you soon in a new haul. Fashion is one thing that really gets me going :) 




What I Ate Today
I love that you guys are really into these videos (judging by the feedback and views). It's so great that people are getting more and more interested in their health and taking ownership of it. It's so empowering knowing that you are in charge of YOU. Although it sounds so simple, and perhaps obvious, it's something that can be easily overlooked. What we put in our bodies has such a huge effect on us, not just physically but also how we feel. I love sharing my recipes with you guys, even though most of the time they're super simple - which is the way I like it hehe :) Quick and easy! No fuss, but super healthy and delicious. 




Three Health Tips For Weight Loss & Well Being
 I get asked a lot to share some general tips for health and weight loss, so I combined three that work really well for me. The first is stocking up your kitchen with real good healthy food. You eat what's in your kitchen, so make it a positive space with lots of good choices. There's a list of some of the groceries I always buy in the description box below the video if you guys are interested in that. Second is to invest in some workout gear that you feel super good in. This makes my workouts more enjoyable and I find myself to be more motivated to exercise. Third is to banish the idea of calorie restricting or rather not eating to full satisfaction, "don't eat less, eat better". Plant based foods are packed with fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and healthy carbs that fuel your body and are naturally low in calories. Eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full. Be in tune with yourself. More on that in the video! :) 


December 30, 2015

New Years Eve Makeup & Outfit!

Hi my loves! Hope you're all doing amazing. I tried something totally out of my comfort zone with this blue metallic smokey makeup look and I love the way it came out! So fun trying something new. I hope you guys enjoy this look as well and maybe find some inspiration or pick up on some makeup tips during the video. Much love!! See you all in 2016 ♥






December 18, 2015

My Green Juice Recipe!

Hi everyone! Hope you've all had a great week! I just uploaded a new video showing you exactly how I've been making my green juice recently, and the quantities of each ingredient - which is not super important really, just as long as you're getting in the veggies, but a lot of you have asked me to include this part as well :) If you've been following my channel / blog these last few years, it's no surprise that I LOVE to juice, especially greens - they are just so good for your skin, hair and overall health! It is a little extra work to prepare it, but I see it as an investment.

Over the years I've gone on and off juicing and I notice when I do it regularly my skin looks so good. I am very prone to breakouts, but incorporating green juices is like the best acne treatment ever - plus it's totally natural and also makes your skin GLOW! I hope you guys enjoy this video and maybe find it helpful! XOXO





GREEN JUICE RECIPE:
(Amounts do not have to be exact of course :) Tailor to your preference / what you’ve got!) 

1 bunch of celery
3 apples
1 cucumber
2 lemons 
Piece of ginger 
Bunch of kale / spinach / parsley… 


BENEFITS: 

Celery
- Contains anti-cancer phytonutrients (acetylenics, phonolic acids, coumarins) 
- Aids in digestion (naturally gets things moving)
- The minerals and essential oils in celery juice have a calming effect on the nervous system
- Helps stabilize blood sugar levels (prevents cravings, mood swings...)
- Highly detoxifying 

Apple
- Gives a nice sweetness to the juice
- Rich in vit A, B and C
- Contains many antioxidants 
- High flavanoid content (anti-cancer)

Cucumber
- High water content 
- Rich in vit A, C, K, silica and chlorophyll 
- Great source of calcium and copper
- Promotes healthy skin, nails and hair due to high content of magnesium, potassium, silicon

Lemon 
- Works in the body by drawing out toxins
- Highly alkaline, helping to regulate body's natural pH level 
- Contains many antioxidants 
- Rich in vit C
- Has an energizing and uplifting effect on the body 

Ginger 
- Helps to even skin tone and clear dark spots
- Improves absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body
- Promotes tranquility if feeling nauseous or have an upset stomach 
- Contains chromium, magnesium and zinc which can help to improve blood flow, as well as help prevent chills, fever, and excessive sweat

Spinach / Kale
- High in carotenes, amino acids, iron, iodine, potassium and magnesium, Vitamins A, C, K, E and B complex
- Contains anti-inflammatory & anti-cancer agents
- It is alkaline, thus helps regulate your body's natural pH level 
- High in protein (you get the same amount of protein from a bunch of spinach as you would obtain from a morsel of meat)
- Helps in the creation of red blood cells



RECOMMENDED JUICERS



My top two recommendations for juicers are the Breville Juice Fountain Plus (around $150) and the Tribest Slowstar Juicer (around $380). 

They both work really well, however if you're on a budget I would go for the Breville as it's more affordable - but still works great. The Slowstar is a vertical "slow" juicer and works by a squeezing method as opposed to the traditional spinning method. This allows for more juice per fruit/vegetable and allows more of the nutrients to be preserved during extraction. The Slowstar is also a 2 in 1, and comes with a mincing attachment to make nut butters and sorbets. You could also make nut milk with this machine!

I talk more about these juicers in detail in my previous Green Juice video, which you can watch hereAre you into juicing? If so what do you like to juice? Let me know below in the comments! XOXO

December 11, 2015

My Daytime Glam Makeup Look!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you've all had a nice week! I am back with a new video showing you exactly how I've been doing my makeup in my recent videos / photos on Instagram since a lot of you guys were asking for a tutorial on it. I hope you guys enjoy the video and that it will answer all the questions you might have had :) Much love! XOXO



December 6, 2015

Clothing & Accessories Try-On Haul!

Hi everyone! Just uploaded a new haul video on my channel showing you some of my recent purchases. Most of the items are from Zara, H&M, Lulu's and ASOS. I found some really great items that I'm super happy about :) I hope you enjoy the video and maybe find some inspiration or ideas for different looks to wear! XOXO

November 30, 2015

November Favorites!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I have a new video up for you today showing you my favorite products from the month of November. I discovered some really amazing little things that I hope you will like as well. I think the two stand outs are definitely the Caudalie Beauty Elixir and the KIKO water eyeshadow in 208 used as a highlight. I'm also pretty obsessed with everything else too haha :) I would love to know if you discovered any interesting products this month, if so let me know below! Hope you enjoy the video! Much love XOXO





Seashell by H&M, Raquel by NARS, Cream Chestnut by H&M
(I didn't mention this in the favorites, but Cream Chestnut is another beautiful lipstick shade from the collection!)

KIKO Shadows in 208 and 213
(That gold highlight is just gorgeous!!)


A closer look at my makeup for the video. I really love this look! 
Let me know if you would like to see a video showing how to recreate it!