Well, that's a wrap!! I hope this week gave you some new lipstick tricks and inspired you to try something new: brights, metallic, or maybe even your fav color? 💜 #youdoyou 💜 NYX matte lip liner in "sway" and matte lipstick in "zen orchid"
One of the things I love the most about weight watchers is that it gives me the freedom to eat whatever I want, including seasonal pumpkin treats. Success doesn't happen when you deprive yourself, it happens when you learn how to live your life in a way that makes you feel healthy and happy, and that's what weight watchers has taught me. Tap that bio link to my blog to read more about weight watchers and my fitness journey. #notanad#fitbymyjordanyear#traderjoesisbae
Inspired by @westend_studio's post this week to share another shot of Paul and I at @StarbucksCanada pre-ceremony on our wedding day. Starbucks has always been our go-to for our morning coffee, late chats, and even home away from home when traveling, so it was only right that we squeezed in a stop before getting hitched. Plus, you know my caffeine levels were starting to fall...
This post is also appropriate seeing that I'm currently sitting here sipping on my Venti Iced Americano... ☕️
Guys, I just have to talk about this stuff. I found these on 🙌🏼Vancouver island 🙌🏼 and they literally saved my face. For whatever reason, I started getting breakouts and they would NOT go away. Maybe one would slowly start to heal but then there'd be a red mark there forever or another one would come to the party. NOT ANYMORE. I've been using the Wild Hill Fireweed Toner and Blackberry Face Serum for probably a month or so now and my face is clear, is smoother, feels lighter, feels more toned, feels seriously younger. This is not an ad! I just wanted to share because I clearly learned first hand that when you put a little extra thought and yes, $$ into what goes on your face, it 100% is worth it! All natural ingredients and essential oils that my face absolutely loves when I put it on. No lie, my face gets excited for this stuff. Just wanted to share for all you ladies who have the same problem as I had or are just looking to put a little extra love into your face 🤗🌱🙌🏼
Thank you @wildhillbotanicals !
I received this package months ago but was just so lazy to finally do it. And oh how I regret not trying this product earlier. It's super quick and easy. Just open the packet and apply. It's left my skin really soft and hydrating leaving behind a very soft healthy glow. I can't stop feeling my face 🤷♀️. A highly recommended product!! P. S. Just because it smells amazing and you may think it may taste delicious too.... Don't be fooled. It's super salty ! @b_bodyscrub #bodyscrub#facemask#blackseed#honey#coconutoil#himalayansalt#coffeescrub#naturalproducts#natural#notanad#honestreview
his is the protein that I'm currently using. Find what works for you. I hate drinking protein with water so it limits me to using it with things where flavor fits (oatmeal, smoothies, sweet potatoes). But because this is fruit flavored, I don't mind drinking it with water. Thus, I get more protein intake. My boyfriend found this because he's lactose intolerant and this particular whey is about 98% lactose free. Soy and typical whey are also good options, but because I won't use it frequently, they "don't work" for me right now. Again, find what works for you. It may be that a certain type doesn't mesh well with your body or that you're just not as inclined to use it but not working can be a variety of reasons. Oh, and I squeeze a little mio energy in there too since I usually still have half a day of work after I workout. #notanad#lunchbreak#fitstagram#fitspo#fruit#workout#protein#exercise#fitness#fitsmith#allmax#mio#energy#whey#isoflexchiller#health#wellness#peach#healthcoach#nutrition#whatworksforyou#dairyfree
Always make time for family when things get crazy, they might drive you mad but they also keep you sane 🤣😍💕🌼🌻High Tea today was absolutely amazing. I cannot explain how wonderful the service was, our waiter, Talent, went all out to make sure that my Gran had the perfect view while I treated her to high tea before she jets off back to PE. Thanks for the sneaky pic @tracijanesmith ! #NotAnAd#capetown#silohotel#familytime
“They can do everything 1) makeup remover 2) cleanser 3) shaving 4) moisturizer 5) hair- treatment and tame frizz 6) mix with foundation or lotion for extra hydration 🙌🏻💞 oh and 10% of their profits go to fighting global warming and animal extinction! Win win. #notanad#justobsessed ” -@verykatielike #loveandcoconuts
*ON WHITE CHOCOLATE*
Did you know that, as a food, white chocolate is verrrry regulated? 🔬 Yup. You can't just call anything resembling white chocolate 'white chocolate' 💁🏻 Only certain things are 'worthy' of the title. Check this out: According to the European Union, 'white chocolate' can only be used for products "obtained from cocoa butter, milk or milk products and sugars which contains not less than 20% cocoa butter and not less than 14 % dry milk solids... of which not less than 3.5 % is milk fat."
The US agrees with that but goes a bit further by actually putting a limit on sugar (and/or sweeteners). According to US government regulations, white chocolate can have "no more more than 55% of its weight be comprised of a nutritive carbohydrate sweetener. In order words, you can't go over 55% when sweetening your white chocolate if you want to call it that. They also mention whey and 'whey products' by saying that no amount of whey can exceed 5%.
The above is the reason why it's so hard (if not impossible?) To find 'vegan' or dairy-free white chocolate in stores. Sure, you can make it at home (using sugar or sweeteners + cocoa butter + a white nut butter like cashew or macadamia nut butter) but you probably won't find it very easily in stores - not unless you go into an underground food market if there is such a thing, hehe 😉
I'm personally not a massive white chocolate fan. Are you? 🍫🥛 I much prefer dark chocolate - the darker the better for me, even 100%: I'm all in 😋 BUT every once in a while, I like making protein bars and #proteinpow chocolate cups with white chocolate - like these little cups here which contain a goji-berry protein filling 👌Something about the sweetness of the white chocolate offsets berry-based protein fillings really nicely!
So yeah, if you ever want to experiment with your snacks, give white chocolate a shot! There are some sugar-free varieties out there you can try too, just not dairy-free, not that I know of at least? My favorite white choc (and this is #notanad ) is from @freeist_sugar_free!
OMG these little bite size chocolates from @enjoylifefoods are SO CUTE! And yummy... and #allergysafe ! Definitely giving these babies out for #Halloween and keeping some for snacks!#notanad#top8free 🍫 👻 🎃
If you love music.. and especially like me- into ANY genre. I mean from rock to country to jazz to EDM to 90s rap to acapella to chill to bluegrass... You NEED these #boseqc35 headphones. You’ll hear notes and things you’ve never heard in your songs before. Oh and drowning out the world with noise cancelling too? I can’t even express. In love with @bose for these. #notanad#justabeliever
Kevin, our @neatorobotics vacuum, has apparently taken to playing video games when we aren't looking. Here is where I admit that I don't mind if robots do tasks around my home to make my life easier but the thought of them having fun, recreational time pushes me a wee bit out of my comfort zone. It's like we're one step away from Skynet up in here. #notanad#kevinthevacuum#lifeofafreelancer
It's burger night here! We totally recommend these @aldiuk brioche buns to showcase your Beltie Burgers. They are delish - much lighter and less doughy than others we have tried. Only 79p for four too. #notanad
Not saying good bye to all the greenery but see ya later. ✌🏻 What are you going to miss about summer?⠀
Story time... When I bought my @fujifilmx_us X-T20 I wanted a bag that didn't look like a bulky camera bag. I hate carrying bags while travelling as it makes everything so easy with a small purse. Security check, crowds, long days, it's just easier. When I started looking for bags I hit a lot of walls, bags that looked huge, nice purses that didn't ship to Canada 🇨🇦🙅🏻 the list goes on... until I found @gattabag 😍 Ever since I received my gatta bag my travels haven't been the same and my Instagram photos have definitely been stronger! 💪🏻 Thank you Gatta bag for creating a camera bag that every girl needs! #notanad#truelove#gattabag ⠀
Paint with all the colors of the wind 🍂💙💗💛🍂Using all @pulpriothair Im loving my new @diaryofamadcolorist book by @stephygnarstagram love being able to see all the colors and how they dance together. If you are visual at all and love to doodle and paint like me, then you need one! Check them out @pulpriothair 💙💗💛#notanad#justthetruth
Hands down the most beautiful performance! If you love music , all kinds of music, and have a tender heart you must go see The Sound Of Falling Stars. Tonight's opening night in Auckland was a sell out, I can see why. The stories and songs of Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Sam Cook, Otis Redding, Jeff Buckley and many many more of the greats who died too soon all performed by one immensely talented #camerongoodall . Only 2 more shows, Sat & Sun. Tickets Auckland Live. #incredible#moving#magical#tender#nostalgia#notanad