On Sunday’s, I do like to organise for the busy week ahead, this has only been a recently occurring routine, but I love feeling organised. I recently stumbled across some recipes on Pinterest, and this one is by far my favourite!
I found this recipe on a blog called “Skinny Ms.” and honestly love it! It’s a recipe for a homemade protein bar, and obviously, I used Tropeaka’s Lean Protein powder in Vanilla, my holy grail!
1/2 cup of Raisins (I used the Sunbeam Sultanas)
2 cups of Rolled oats
1/2 cup of coconut or almond milk
1/2 cup of vanilla protein powder (I used Tropeaka’s Lean Protein)
1/4 cup of honey
1 cup of natural peanut butter
1/2 cup of chis seeds
The original recipe called for choc chips, but I ended up melting some 70% dark chocolate with coconut oil and drizzling it over the top of the protein bar once it was in the dish.
Most methods for recipes like this call for loads of different steps, but I just put it all in my food processor, pulsed it for about 20-30 seconds (depends on the power and speed of your food processor) and put it into a square cake tin.
After putting it into the tin, I drizzled the melted dark chocolate over it and put it in the fridge to set for about 4-6 hours.
If you know me personally, you’d probably know that I’m really into my health and fitness, especially my nutrition. I’d like to give you a little back story on how this all began, so when I was around 12 years old, I was at the peak of my dancing ‘career’. I call it a career because it basically consumed my life 24/7, not that I was getting paid for it, but I loved every second of it. I was at the studio many nights a week straight after school until 8 or 9pm. Obviously, my body was working incredibly hard but thinking back now, I definitely wasn’t fuelling it with the right foods for optimum recovery and energy. I would be eating take away most nights that week, due to the late ending lessons and rehearsals we had, and end up getting sick really easily during competition season.
Don’t get me wrong, dancing was and still is a passion for me. I’m grateful for every opportunity I was given during my stages of competitive dancing, like extension lessons and extra hours working on technique. I quit competitive dancing back in late 2015, at that time, my anxiety got really bad, I was a grade 7, fresh in high school who had basically quit her passion. I started becoming extremely insecure about my body, and once I had quit dancing, my main form of exercise was gone. Over a few months, I was eating like I always had, complete junk. I slowly started to become interested in different forms of exercise, and with that, over several months of research, came my love of nutrition and whole foods! If you’d like to hear more of a back story on my journey with dancing or fitness, please like this post or comment!
So now you’ve heard the short back story, and trust me there was way more to it than that, I’d like to tell you about my new obsession, Tropeaka! So basically, I found out about Tropeaka through an amazing youtuber called Sarahs Day! She has been my inspiration in all things healthy lately, and I can generally relate to her, which is amazing, I do suggest you go and check her out!
Tropeaka is an amazing Australian company with plant based proteins and superfoods, which I cannot wait to get my hands on more of them! They’re Gluten free, Vegan Friendly, Dairy free and organically grown, with loads of benefits which vary depending on which powder you try! I currently use the Lean Protein in Vanilla, the Maca Powder and the Camu Powder, and believe me, I’ll be buying a heap more very soon!
I’m back darlings! After my long break due to large amounts of assignments and commitments, I’m feeling more inspired than ever!
To start this post, I’d like to say that 2017 has been a year of exciting events and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. This year, I joined Sue Rees Modelling and Deportment academy to undertake their elementary course, which after graduation I was lucky enough to be invited back to their Post Graduation course. These courses have given me loads of opportunities to learn about various topics within the modelling industry and has built my self confidence.
Mini Miss Tasmania was one of those opportunities, if I hadn’t been in those courses, I wouldn’t have jumped at the chance to enter this event. Mini Miss Tasmania is an annual pageant for ages 4 to 18. This year, I entered in the formal, interview and photogenic portions of the competition and I was so privileged to be crowned queen of my age group (14-18 years). This competition was so worth while and I’ve met some amazing people along the way.
(Left to Right) Lexie, 4th runner up. Hannah, Mini Miss Tasmania 2017. Myself, Mini Miss Tasmania Queen.
All rights go to the amazing photographers at MMT.
A special thankyou to the organiser of the event, Grace, and the amazing photographer on the day! I had an amazing time and cannot wait until next years pageant.
Hope you all enjoyed this post and the photos of the event,
I do sincerely apologise for being so inactive this past week and a bit, I’ve had an extremely busy time with assignments and commitments. Today’s post is going to be all about the basics of makeup, if your new to makeup or just want to learn about it, continue reading…
I started wearing makeup more frequently when I was about 10, back then it was a simple BB cream and some clear mascara, but it made me feel extremely confident in myself at that age. Makeup for me is all about experimenting, even from a young age. Makeup is supposed to be fun, because at the end of the day, you take it off and start with a fresh ‘canvas’. People can wear makeup for many different reasons, and there is no wrong or right reason.
After cleansing, continue with your skin routine as normal and after applying moisturiser, start with primer as your makeup base. Primer is used to help keep your makeup on all day. This particular primer by Rimmel London is my favourite, its an ‘anti pollution’ and ‘anti stress’ primer that helps protect your skin while making your makeup base look amazing!
This foundation is my favourite by far! It’s for normal to dry skin but there is also a foundation in this range for oily skin. After applying primer, you can use your fingers, a buffing brush or my personal preference is a beauty blender or sponge. You can pick a beauty blender up for around $4 at Kmart.
This is a great alternative for someone just starting out with makeup or when you cant be bothered to put on foundation, you can also use this with or without primer. Its always important with foundation or a tinted moisturiser to make sure you get a colour as close to your skin colour as possible, when buying foundation, test the colour on your chest or neck, as that’s the colour you want for your face. Usually in places like Priceline they have people to help you match your foundation.
My favourite topic of makeup by far is mascara, and this mascara is beyond amazing. It’s infused with Argan oil to help condition your lashes, and after using it for around 3 months, I’ve noticed my lashes have actually grown and feel less fragile. There are so many different mascaras out there, you just have to find the right one for your personal preference.
Depending on your preferences, you may just want to wear lip balm, or you may want to go all out with an amazing coloured lipstick. I’m definitely into having an extremely natural look as well as going all out with a bold colour. This lipstick is the perfect in-between for me, with a pretty pale pink colour. Depending on your skin tone, you may also want to take a look at what colours suit you best.
Even though highlighter isn’t a basic, I wanted to include it as it’s one of my favourite parts of my base. I have searched for this highlighter for ages, as it is Jeffree Star approved. I found it in Kmart for $8 which I was so excited about. Once finally getting my hands on this amazing product, I haven’t stopped using it and have nothing to complain about.
When starting with makeup, there is no need to go out to your most expensive makeup store and spend a heap of money, start with simple products and work your way up when you want too. Honestly, most of the products I own are “drugstore” products that are all under $50 and they all work amazingly!