Goodbye, July. My July Top Picks. 

Perhaps this post is a couple of days late, but I thought I’d do a little post detailing some of the things I’ve loved this July. As I’ve celebrated my 21st birthday, I’ve had lots of nice treats to try out! Here’s my top picks. 

1) Australasia – Spinningfields. 

  

On my 21st, after my graduation ceremony (busy day!) we headed to Australasia in Spinningfields, Manchester. I’ve been before to this Asian Fusion restaurant and it never fails to impress me with the food, drinks and decor. It feels super exclusive heading downstairs and the selection of sushi, delicious dishes and cocktails are exceptional. Make sure you try the chocolate dome! 

2) All things Elemis. 

  

I’ve been loving the Papaya Enzyme Peel, Exotic Moisture Mask and Skin Bliss Capsules that I picked up on my spa weekend. I suffer from dry skin so these are all really hydrating and are keeping my skin glowing. 

3) Nutribullet. 

  

I’ve mentioned previously that I’ve used this every single day since I got it! I’ve been enjoying making new recipes up with different fruits and leafy greens – I would totally recommend this for any health-lovers like me! 

4) WheyHey Protein Ice Cream. 

  

On the rare sunny days in England, it’s nice to have grab a frozen treat and WheyHey offer an amaaaaazing guilt free one. One 150ml tub contains 20g protein and tastes delicious! I think it has an almost sticky/chewy consistency and comes in a range of flavours. You can pick some up in Holland and Barrat or online Here.

5) Fudge Make-A-Mends Shampoo and Conditioner. 

  

I picked these up from the wholesalers and I’m loving how silky they’re keeping my hair. I always like to spend a little more on good hair products, with having bleach on my locks. You can snap some up online Here.

6) All things Missguided. 

  

The affordable fashion site has so much to offer right now that I can’t choose what to buy, I want it all! I picked up a few items already and I know for sure I’ll be making an order this August. Take a look for yourself Here.

7) Muji Aroma Diffuser. 

  

This is one of the many gorgeous gifts I received from my lovely boyfriend, after he’s noticed me lusting after them in selfridges for ages. I adore things like this and always have scented candles and oil burners on so this is perfect for me as it vapour uses water and essential oils and produces a scented must that fills the house. My favourite oil so far is the Mandarin one. You can purchase online Here or visit selfridges. 

These are just a few of the things I’ve loved this month and I’ll be sure to post next months up on time! 

Hels xxx

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Graze Box review.

It’s back to the healthy eating now, ready for bikini weather! One of the main struggles people find when dieting is healthy snacks – it’s easy to get bored of snacking on fruit after a while!

My favourite website for healthy snacking has to be Graze – they’re so imaginative with their snack ideas so you’ll never ever get bored.

I’ve been ordering graze boxes in, on and off, for a year or two now, and I’ve never been disappointed. They’re always adding new choices in and every single one I’ve tried so far has been amazing. In your box, you receive 4 punnets of healthy treats to ‘graze’ on throughout the week. There’s amazing ‘little puds’ and small cakes with tea bags for an afternoon treat. Along side this there’s an amazing selection of nuts and dried fruit and other imaginative concoctions.

I recently started my boxes up again and this week received Cocoa and Vanilla Protein Flapjack, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Texan Corn Salsa and Cherries and Berries. My favourite is definitely the sticky toffee pudding, it’s hard to believe it only contains 1g saturated fat and just 138kcal considering it feels like such an indulgent treat.

It’s always exciting receiving a surprise to open in the post each week/fortnight as well! The best part is that you can scan through the available options and Bin/Try/Like/Love according to your personal preferences, and even select ‘send soon’ on certain snacks so you can have a box tailor made to your taste

If you want to give healthy snacking a try, use code HELM75RXB for a TOTALLY FREE box. You will have to input your card details, however should you wish not to continue with your boxes after you’ve received your free one, you’re entitled to cancel at no cost!

Happy Grazing xoxo

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CLEAN Banana/chocolate flapjacks

I’ve been so bad updating my blog recently since I’ve been so so busy with uni work and preparing for my next pageant, Miss Galaxy England.

I thought I’d take some time out to share with you a recipe I’ve concocted and have tried this evening! We all need a treat every once in a while, especially when we’ve been working so hard, but if you don’t want to sabotage your healthy living – this clean/guilt free snack is beyond perfect! It’s so quick and easy and requires only a handful of ingredients.

This recipe is around 4 servings.

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Ingredients
150-200g oats (depending on wet ingredients)
3 tea spoons of natural honey (any type of honey will work)
2 table spoons of Omega seeds (any seeds will do!)
1 banana
Walden Farms peanut and chocolate spread (optional)

Baking tray
Grease proof paper

– Pre-heat your oven to 180•

– Mash your banana to a purée consistency

– Mix together the mashed banana, oats, honey, and seeds until you get a medium-moist consistency that clumps together.

– Flatten the mixture into your grease proof paper on a baking tray and create a square or rectangle around 1/1.5cm thick.

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Ready to go in the oven!

Pop your flapjack into the oven for around 10-15 minutes or until firm and golden brown.

Leave it to cool down, then slice into 4 and carefully peal away the baking paper…..

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…..Ta dahhhhhh!!!

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I served mine with a blob of Walden Farms Chocolate Peanut spread – you won’t believe it’s calorie/fat/sugar free!!! It doesn’t beat the likes of Nutella but it’s great for sweet cravings! You can purchase some on amazon here!

ENJOY….

And don’t forget to post in the comments if you give this recipe a go!

Hels x

Muscle Food: Clean eating made affordable!

I simply had to share this with everyone. I came across an amazing deal on the website Muscle Food !!

The ‘try us selection’ is exceptional value for money. It contains a huge range of meats from chicken breasts to steaks, bacon to chicken sausages! As well as these meats and more, such as burgers, drumsticks and turkey, you receive sweet potatoes, kale, peppers, protein bars/crisps…. You won’t believe the price…. £19!!!!

It sounds to good to be true, but this is a website with fantastic reviews and has been recommended to me by friends that use it for their clean-eating needs. You have to have a minimum spend of £25 + the £4 or £5 postage so it does work out at around £30 but in addition to the Try Us Selection I ordered peanut butter, BBQ soy beans, peanut puffs and a protein flapjack! There’s a huge range of goodies that can be ordered on here.

If this isn’t all good enough value for money – you can also use the code HM93809 at the checkout to get an
extra four chicken breasts or two steaks!

I am SO excited for my order to arrive tomorrow! I hope this was of interest to some of you – I must add that the order must be made by Sunday 11/01/15 to qualify for the £19 deal, however the code will work for any orders! Happy shopping x

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