Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Energy Balls | Variations.



In the beginning of the year, I already told you about the Energy Balls I love to make every couple of weeks. However, since then I made some tweaks to my recipe and also added a few variations. So today I thought I would share with you my updated recipe.

If you wonder why I like them so much, even six months on. Here is why: They are easy to make and they last about a week in the fridge. They taste delish even without any added sugar. So whenever I crave something sweet but try to be good, I just grab one of these. Another plus: Even the boyfriend likes them! YAY!

So let's get into how to make them... 

  • 200g of pitted dates
  • 160g of ground almonds
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  •          40ml of coconut oil
  •          50g of crunchy peanut butter

Whizz everything besides the coconut oil and the peanut butter in the blender. You will get a pretty fine consistency. Then you add the oil and the butter by hand and mix it well. Then roll them into small balls, mine make about 12 balls. I then love to roll them in some more coconut or even some cacao powder. You can either pop them in the fridge or the freezer and enjoy over the next few days (or eat them all at once). 




For variations, I like to either roll the balls in sesame seeds or desiccated coconut. Or I simply add in some cacao powder in the mixture and they taste so nice and chocolatey! However, as the cacao powder on its own is a bit bitter I suggest adding a few more dates or even honey to cancel out the bitterness. I also tried adding some dried cranberries and hazelnuts... delish! You can be totally creative and try different combinations.

Enjoy! 
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Monday, November 25, 2019

YSL Libre | New Launch.

*This post contains PR Samples 



There hasn't been a big beauty launch that really excited me in a pretty long time. However, when I saw the new YSL Libre perfume launching, it was love at first sight. I know, you really shouldn't judge a book by its cover but come on... this bottle is absolutely gorgeous!


As much as I could picture this gorgeous flacon sitting on my dressing table, I am trying to be more mindful with what I bring into my life... so of course I had to look up the notes first. As some of you might know, I love powdery elegant scents. I am not someone for very fresh perfumes. However I do like a floral scent when it has hints of vanilla or amber to make it a bit deeper. And Libre is exactly that.

YSL describes this scent as "a grand floral Eau de Parfum, with an unequivocal YSL twist.The burning sensuality of the orange blossom flowers from Morocco, twisted with the aromatic boldness of lavender from France.Lavender, traditionally used in male perfumery is given an ultra-feminine facet culminating in a couture-infused scent with a uniquely androgynous YSL attitude." 



I think this description really captures Libre so well. It's a floral scent with a masculine and powerful twist to it. I am obsessed!

Not only does the scent itself convince me, but the lasting power is out of this world as well. I can give myself a little spritz in the morning and still smell it late at night. This will for sure be my new go-to scent.

Have you tried Libre yet?

Before you run off to try it out, I need to share with you the amazing deal by one of my fave beauty reseller Notino. For all of my readers in Germany: this Black Friday week you get a discount of 20% with the code "blackde". Yes it starts today. Happy Shopping!

x Lisa

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Fall Fashion Must-Haves.


*This Post contains PR-Samples 

If there is one topic that makes me get out of my blogging-rut, it is autumn/fall fashion! Life has been crazy for me the past few months, but shopping for autumn probably kept me sane. So today I want to share with you my fall fashion must-haves from one of my fave stores: Next. Let me know if you want to see what I have been buying from other brands as well and I will try to get that up as soon as possible.

The Neutral Coat 
Every year I tell myself I don't need a new coat, and every year I buy at least a couple of new coats. Please tell me I am not the only one who is addicted to neutral coloured coats. They all look so similar but are SO different. You feel me?



The Perfect Knit 
I am someone who mostly wears dresses, so I also gravitate to knitted dress instead of sweaters at this time of the year. But I get that not everybody likes to walk around in dresses all year round. So here are a few cute options for my sweater-loving readers.


The Autumnal Dress
... and of course I needed to include some dresses.



The Cosy Loungewear 
When you think of fall fashion you probably think of big coats, cute scarves and black ankle boots. But I like to think about loungewear. For me, fall and winter is the perfect time of evenings at home. So why not looking cute while being cosy?


x Lisa 
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