A Cheeky Treat

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Happy Easter!

I’m in Vancouver, Canada right now. What a beautiful city! I’m having such a wonderful time with my family and loved ones.

Of course… we had to make a stop at Whole Foods… well, a stop a day 😉

I picked up one of these Cheeky little treats during today’s trip.

The zazubean chocolate selection caught my attention because their bars are certified organic, fair trade, gluten-free, and with no emulsifiers added. Now that’s my kind of chocolate! And how could I resist this impeccable flavor name – Cheeky – I feel like this little piece of heaven was made just for me! Cheeky is 70% Dark Chocolate with Salted Toffee, Banana, and Maca – see what I’m saying? Made just for this Cheeky girl! My only wish is that these would come to the states – for Cheeky yummies all the time.

Have a wonderful day!
Rox

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Have you tried Kombucha?

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Have you tried Kombucha? It is an amazing health elixir – the ancient Chinese actually doted it as an “immortal” drink. Essentially, Kombucha is fermented tea. The health benefits are outstanding and include:

~ Detoxification
~ High in Anti-Oxidants
~ Healthy Digestive System
~ Increased Energy Levels
~ Healthy Liver Functioning
~ Natural Stress Reliever
~ Excellent source of glucosamine
~ May contribute to Cancer Prevention

Now who wouldn’t want a bottle of all that?

I do have to warn you that Kombucha is a bit of an acquired taste. It won’t be love at first sip, but I promise you will love it after a few times.

You can buy Kombucha at most health food stores – I usually purchase mine at Whole Foods Market. My favorite is this GT’s Kombucha. Pictured is the Gingerberry flavor, which I find to be scrumptious. You’ve got to try my favorite – the Multi-green flavor – for an extra boost of spirulina, chorella, and deliciousness 🙂

You can also try making your own Kombucha. Although this is a somewhat lengthy process, it’s sure to be bursting with healthy goodness.

Whatever way you try it, you will definitely have a new love for Kombucha after you begin drinking it!

Stay cheeky!

Healthy Snacking

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I took a morning walk to the local health food store and picked up these two healthy snacks, so I though I would share them with you all.

I absolutely love Peeled Snacks and have for a long time. These are a great alternative to some of the sugar-filled fruit snacks out there. They’re all natural and no sugar added. This is my favorite flavor – dried banana, mango, & pineapple. The flavor combination is so yummy and really does take you to a tropical paradise of your own!

This was my first time trying the Raaw drink. I choose the Passion Fruit Wheatgrass flavor because I wanted the nutritional benefits of the Wheatgrass with the deliciousness of passion fruit – and boy, did I get it! The taste is amazing and it really made me feel energized. They have loads of other fruit & vegetable juice flavors. Again, thus drink has no added sugar and is just composed of the good stuff – pure fruits and veggies!

As you probably know by now, I’m a little obsessed with health. {Just take a look at some of my YouTube recipe videos and you’ll know what I mean.} I always look for snacks that are all-natural or organic and minimally processed – that way I can get the nutrition I need from a tasty source 🙂

Wishing you all health and happiness xx

Daily Inspiration

I love looking at inspirational quotes on Pinterest. It just brightens my day and puts me in a positive frame of mind! I even have a specific board dedicated to my lovely inspirational quotes. You can follow me on Pinterest to stay up to date with all of my boards 🙂

Here are a few of my favorite quotes that I’ve found on Pinterest:

 

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Have a lovely day everyone! xx

 

Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free Yummies!

You’ve probably noticed by now that in the title, I vaguely named these healthy treats “yummies”. That’s because I don’t quite know what to call them. I threw these together with whatever I had in my fridge/pantry. They’re super yummy and healthy ~ I guess you could say they’re a mix between energy bars and cookies. They’re not too sweet and filled with nutritional powerhouses like goji berries, sunflower seeds, and almond meal! & they’re shaped like hearts!!! What could be better?

 

If you guys would like the recipe {which was basically a mix-mash of whatever I had in my kitchen}, comment below!

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Stay cheeky!

Boots Botanics Eye Shadow Review

Hello again!

Today I’m reviewing a very exciting product ~ Boots Botanics Eye Shadow Duo in White Peach. Boots  is actually a Drugstore from the UK. I’ve never seen any products from Boots in the states … but I was completely overjoyed when I came across the Boots Botanics line as I was wandering through the Target cosmetics section {where I often find myself leisurely strolling amongst the somewhat endless rows of lipsticks, blushes, and mascaras}. The White Peach Eye Shadow Duo caught my eye immediately ~ it was love at first sight! The olive-green shimmer shade on the right is what I was really interested in. Earthy tones usually work best with my skin and eye color, but I realised right then and there that I don’t own any eye shadows in this unique olive. I just had to have the duo in White Peach {As if I don’t already own enough makeup.} 

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As far as application goes, Boots Botanics really does a number on eye shadows! I have to say, this is one of the highest quality drugstore eye shadows I’ve ever used. The colors look so lovely together. I used the shimmery nude color as a base and then used the olive green in my crease to add some definition. The colors in this duo suit each other and my brown eyes perfectly! I love that the olive-green adds a little bit of a unique touch while still having an earthy, natural look. The shadows applied smoothly and lasted all day with minimal fade and as an extra bonus, Boots Botanics uses “The Power of Plants” {Which also happens to be their tag line}. Sound too good to be true?  Maybe ~ but I’m so happy it is.

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Stay Cheeky!

LVX Cerulean Review

Can I just say….. I LOVE this electric blue shade from LVX . Usually, I stick to monotonous shades of red or pink.. you know, the oh-so-typical colors you’d expect to find on any plain Jane pushing the envelope with a classic, elegant red mani. Needless to say, this bright blue definitely made me feel like I was stepping out of my comfort zone. #love !

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This is the first time I’ve used LVX nail polish, but it applied smoothly and dried pretty quickly. The best part is, it’s cruelty free, vegan-friendly, and free of toxic chemicals! The brand claims to have a “chip-free” formula ~ fingers crossed this beautiful shade won’t chip too soon!

If you’re in the market for a nice blue shade, definitely check out Cerulean by LVX!

Stay Cheeky!
Xx