Camden Trip

 

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I wanted to tell you guys about the great trip I had to Camden Market with me and my friends this weekend. We started out our journey at Camden Road and took a short walk towards Camden Town. It was almost 1’oclock at the time so we decided to head into Byron Burgers for a sit down lunch.image

The food was lovely and there was excellent customer service so I would encourage you guys to go there if your in the area. Also it was close to the market and opposite Mildred’s, a popular vegetarian/vegan option.

The food was lovely but we opted to get desert at ‘Cookies and Scream’, a vegan gluten free bakery with a wide range of options. image

I opted for a brownie with soy vanilla ice cream and it was delicious.

Then we went to the market place where there was a wide array of stalls and shops with gorgeous souvenirs to talk home with you.

I especially loved the shops with Asian inspired decor and scenery.

To refresh us between stalls we stopped for a homemade orange juice. image

Overall it was an extremely enjoyable experiencing and I would encourage all of you to cost Camden soon!

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An Introduction

The purpose of this blog is to share my thoughts, aspirations, motivations and goals as I grow as a young adult.

As I currently wrote this, I am a 15 year old girl who has just started her first day of year 11 today. This new milestone brings many questions.

What do I want to do after my GCSE’s ?

What am I going to achieve in these results?

Unlike most teenagers my age I don’t have a huge array of sports and activities to do outside school however I want to change that and broaden my horizons.

This blog is going to include my favourites, my travels and a whole bunch of other things that I don’t know about yet. So feel free to comment any ideas you may have for me 😂.

Croatia Trip : October 2017

Travelling is one of my biggest joys and the opportunity to visit Dubrovnik with my family last October was such an exciting and culturally enriching experience that I felt compelled to share it on my blog.

We stayed in a relatively new and trendy hotel, One Suite Hotel in Milni Croatia which had a wonderful rooftop pool giving a breathtaking skyline view of the city.

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The unique landscape of Croatia, a coastal country with numerous islands means i was able to photograph many shots of all the beautiful skylines.

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We also got to sample many different local cuisine, I stuck to my vegan diet but my family tried the local meats and really enjoyed the different flavours.

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Thank you for reading, i hope you enjoyed seeing my trip and I’d urge you to visit Croatia if you could!

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Oat Banana-Almond Cookies

Today I’m sharing a recipe for my new healthy cookies.

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The bananas provide potassium, the chia seeds omega three and the almond butter protein.

Ingredients 

3 cups old fashioned oats

2 tbsp chia seeds

2 bananas

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 heaping tbsp (25g) almond butter
Step 1 mash two ripe bananas



Next add the old fashioned oats, one cup at a time and stir to incorporate.


Then add the cinnamon and chia seeds.


Finally add the almond butter making sure it has no added salts or oils.


Finally place the cookies in 2p coin sized balls on a greased baking tray and press them down with a wet fork.


Bake in the over for 20 Minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.

They should turn out looking like this:


These healthy treats are perfect for a packed lunch or desert and provide so many vitamins and minerals. Please comment if you try it out!

Christine 

Dairy Free Alternatives

I recently (about a year ago) realized that I suffered from lactose intolerance and began looking into dairy free alternative for my staple foods.

I thought it would be nice to share what my favourite alternatives are for any of you who want to (or have to) eat dairy free.

First is milk alternatives:


Almond milk is probably one of the most popular dairy free milks and for good reason. It’s mild so is perfect for cereal, oatmeal, tea and coffee and very inexpensive, often about £1 at most supermarkets.

Another milk alternative you may not have heard of is Alpros coconut almond milk. It has a really unique flavor andbis great in cereal however is often much pricier than other milk alternatives (£1.80) however I love to buy it when it’s on offer.

Next Is a butter alternative : Vitalite. I grew up eating flora which is a margarine type spread and vitalite literally tastes exactly the same. It is cheap (£1 -£1.20) and you can’t tell the difference between it and other types of spreads.

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I wasn’t a huge yoghurt before but once I started trying the alpro go on mini yoghurt pots I loved the taste of the plain soya that they use. So when I found the plain soya yoghurt without the fruit in tesco on 2 for £2, I had to give it a go!

I thinks it’s great with granola and fruit.

 

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Finally, for ice cream, I love the perfect world carrot cake ice cream. It has no added sugar and tastes just like a carpet cake. I found it in tesco for £3.99 however it ended up being £1.84 at the till. It’s so amazing!

 

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Thanks for reading and comment your favourite dairy free alternatives!

December Favourites

I have just broken up from my Christmas holidays and thought this would be the perfect time to restart my blog and begin posting more.

 

So as 2017 is just on the horizon, I’m going to go through my favourite products of December!

Firstly the sleek Barekissed Illuminator in the shade ‘Pompeii’. It has a golden highlighting effect without being glittery and is perfect for people with deeper skin tones. However if you are lighter then Cuba (a pinkish shade of the illuminator)  or Monaco (a frosty silver) may be for you!

They retail for £8.99 but I got mine in a 2 for £10 deal in Superdrug along with another product that I will mention later on.

 

Next on my list is a skincare product, the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. This is a cleanser for sensitive skin and removes tough makeup easily when applied on a makeup pad.

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Ive been loving this for about a year now but have again rediscovered it after a lazy stage during the last few weeks when I couldn’t be bothered to remove my makeup !

RRP 99p

As you can see, it is also very affordable!

The next product is the NYX matte setting spray which I purchased in Oxford Street London when I worked there briefly in the summer.

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The spray improves the longevity of my makeup, ensures all the powders don’t make my face look or feel caked and reduces oil production.

RRP £7, purchased at Selfridges

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The next product I’m enjoying is the Moo free Advent Calendar. As I am lactose intolerant I cannot indulge in the normal varieties of advent calendars so when I saw this in Waitrose, I decided to treat myself.

 

Although it is soy free and gmo free, it will has an indulgent milky taste and I love it.

RRP £4.49

Finally, last but not least is the Clif bars I was gifted by a friend for secret santa. These bars are obviously dairy free and the peanut flavor is especially delicious.

 

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RRP £1.79 Holland & Barret

Thank you for reading my favorites post and Tell me you favorite products of the month in the comments.

Christine Gold x

 

 

 

 

 

What’s in my Makeup Bag?

This is my first blog post and please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions !

 

One thing I keep in my Makeup Bag is the Sleek Face Form Kit in Dark (£9.99) because I find it is one of the only dark contours available on the high street .

 

The next thing I use on an almost daily basis is the Freedom brow pomade in Chocolate (£5). This is a dupe for the Anastasia dip brow and it works amazingly well.

Finally I use the Loreal True Match Foundation in the shade (N8 Cappuccino) and this works well on all skin types giving a buildable medium coverage.

To prime my skin and prolong my makeup I use the Nivea Men Post Shave balm which I got on offer at about £3.52 and it leaves a sticky base because of it’s high glycerin content. It is raved about all over YouTube.

I also use my Tweezerman eyelash curlers (£15) to  add a final curl to my naturally curly lashes.

Finally I use my Maybelline One by One mascara (£3.99) to lengthen and darken my lashes.

I hope to continue to blog everyday. Thanks for reading x

Christine Gold