Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Kiwi Smoothie Recipe

These fresh-flavored smoothies can start a day out right or perk up an afternoon.

Packed with more vitamin C than an equivalent amount of orange, the bright green flesh of the kiwifruit speckled with tiny black seeds adds a dramatic tropical flair to any fruit drink. Kiwi is an excellent source of vitamin C and mineral potassium.
I am combining it with smoothie Mix I have talked about in my previous post Organic Kick Ass Vegan Smoothie Mix

  • 3 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed ice
  • 1 tablespoon Vegan Kick Ass Smoothie Mix.
  • Organic Kick Ass Vegan Smoothie Mix 100g
  • Directions


  • In a blender, combine the fruit, yogurt, lemon, honey and Vegan Kick Ass Smoothie Mix; cover and process until combined. Add ice; cover and process until blended. Stir if necessary. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. 

  • Yield: 3 servings.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Organic Kick Ass Vegan Smoothie Mix

I see vegan diet as my long term destination. One day I will be able to have a vegan life, lifestyle. At the moment I`m meat free for 1,5 years. 
Recently I have been vegan for almost a week and it felt good. But I wasn't ready to stay vegan.
January is a month when I will start my vegan diet again, even if it lasts a week I will be proud of myself. 
Now I`m doing my research and discovering vegan tips and tricks. In this post i will tell you about one awesome vegan discovery I have made.

I love drinking smoothies so I was looking for a vegan powder to add to smoothies. Luckily I came across Indigo Superfood Powder Blends

 I feel like it gives me tons of energy and makes my life so much better. If you are skeptical, just give it a try! It really is SO delicious. It is truly a great addition to a healthy diet! 
The powder mixes very easily, without any clumping. It is a great blend and a complete protein. As far as the flavoring, I really enjoyed it.

  • A powerhouse of Superfoods, Plant based Proteins, Vitamins & Minerals
  • Perfect Pre or Post Workout Vegan Sports Powder Mix
  • Vegan Smoothie mix Inspired by Taekwondo World Medalist Sam Taylor
  • Indigo Herbs first dual branded product with
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added

This Organic Vegan Sports Protein Powder Mix by Indigo Herbs is a Superfood and plant based Protein Smoothie blend inspired by vegan Taekwondo World Medalist – Sam Taylor.

 It is a perfect synergy of nutrition which is vital for; muscle growth and repair, bone strength, metabolism of the foods that we eat into energy to power the cells of the body, detoxification, immune support and much more!

for gym

Saturday, 21 November 2015

DIY Jar Flowers Tutorial

Sometimes from some old or unwanted stuff you can make something beautiful. I feel very good giving second life to my chocolate spread jar :)
I had a cute flower head band I have bought in the summer, but I have never wore it actually. I decided to use this head band instead of getting new fake flowers for my DIY. By cutting it in half I got enough flowers to make a small bouquet.  

Glue gun is very handy to have in a house. Its perfect for fixing or making, it is much better than any glues I have used. 
For decorating my jar I have used cotton twine I use for parcels. 
I put just a few drops of hot glue to fix twine to this glass jar.

Jar needs a good clean to get glue from labels off.

Glitter is always a good idea! I also used  glue gun to make gold glitter stick.

And this is it! Easy and fast DIY!

Sunday, 8 November 2015

DIY Christmas Gifts

I want to share with you some of the cool ideas for Christmas DIY projects.

This is one of my old projects

What I want to do next:

Glamour magazine freebie Eng + Russian review

Давно я не покупала журналы, есть интернет - нет проблем! 
Недавно предстояло довольно долгое путешествие и я решила себя побаловать глянцевыми страницами. Сразу решила выбрать Glamour, ведь кто откажется от freebie? Еще меня всегда привлекал очень компактные размер этого издания и разумная цена. 
Кто на обложке я сразу не сообразила... Только потом я прочитала что это Tanya Burr, очень знаменитая на весь YouTube блоггер. Я подписана на её канал, но видео смотрю крайне редко. То как она выглядит в Glamour меня как то разочаровало. Ощущение что она примерила на себя роль которую не смогла осилить.  
Что меня порадовало в этом журнале,  так это помада - пробник. Я давно люблю Clinique's  и решила протестировать этот продукт Clinique's Colour Pop Lipstick, Nude Pop.
Меня привлекло все, и цвет помады и упаковка. Помада очень приятная на губах, увлажняет как гигиеническая и держаться часов 5. В том случае если не пить и не есть. Для меня это идеальный вариант для работы. Если Бы я не имела еще помад 100 в моей коллекции то обязательно бы приобрела эту помаду в полном размере. 

For a long time I did not buy any magazines, I have internet!
Recently I had a long journey and I decided to treat myself to some glossy pages. Immediately I decided to choose the Glamour, because who refuses freebies? I also always liked a very compact size of this magazine and a very reasonable price.
Who was on the cover, I couldn't recognize ... But then I read that this is Tanya Burr, very popular YouTube blogger. I'm subscribed to her channel, but watch her videos very rarely. The way she looks in Glamour magazine for me was disappointing,  I felt like she had a role that she could not overpower.
What pleased me in this magazine, was the lipstick. I like Clinique's products and decided to test this one, its called Colour Pop Lipstick, Nude Pop.
I was attracted by all starting with the color of lipstick and packaging. Lipstick is very pleasant on the lips, moisturizes and stays for about 5 hours. In case if you do not drink or eat. For me it's perfect for when I`m at work. If I did not have about 100 other lipsticks in my collection I would have bought this one in original size..
You can find Glamour Magazine's December issue in your local newsagents and supermarkets for £2.00 - and each magazine contains one of the four miniature Clinique beauty freebies

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Givenchy Le Rouge Trio Review

I have heard so many good reviews about Givenchy’s newest range of lipsticks, Le Rouge. And now I have them so let me tell you what I think.  This little set is a perfect gift for a beauty addict because these are very pretty colors to have any season. They looks very nice  in silver-metal tubes wrapped in real black leather, This is such a luxurious and elegant looking lipstick, in silver-metal tubes wrapped in real black leather.
To get your hand on these Givenchy Le Rouge Trio you do need to be at the airport because this is travel-exclusive product from the brand available at selected airport locations. If you are not planning any trips anytime soon, you can find Givenchy Le Rouge  at Debenhams for £25 each.

The set includes shades :             
Le Rouge A Porter N° 103 Beige Plumetis 3,4 g 
 Le Rouge A Porter N° 203 Rose Avant-Garde 3,4 g 
 Le Rouge A Porter N° 204 Rose Perfecto 3,4 g 

What I really like about Le Rouge lipsticks 

  •  - Gorgeous packaging with real leather
  • - Well pigmented
  • - Wears at about ~5 hours
  • - Holds up through meals all right
  • - Does not suck up moisture from lips

The range of colours is fantastic and  it glides on my lips perfectly, no lip balm needed. Possibly my favorite lipstick ever. I would definitely recommend this product.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Zen by Shisedo Perfume for Women, Fragrance Review

This is my friends favorite perfume and I decided to test it on me for a day and write a little review about it. This is first perfume from Shiseido brand that I have tried so I had no expectations.
After doing a research about this perfume Zen if I have found out that this is a third version of Zen, following versions in 1964 and 2000 (designed by Michel Almairac).
Lets start with a packaging - I think cube bottle is actually very fancy and architectural. Gold is always a win win colour and  is a good match for the scent. But I also think that bottle is a little  inconvenient to carry in the handbag.
It was very hard to describe scent of this perfume. I can say that it's clean, elegant and fresh and good for everyday wear or even as signature. It is subtle and not overpowering. Good for the modern, sweet and sophisticated women. Usually i`m not a big fan of strong scents, but I must say that this one is very good.
At some point it really reminded me  Coco Mademoiselle and Chanel Chance.
This modern Zen versions are available at department stores wherever Shiseido is carried. 

fresh spicy