Monday, February 27, 2012

{Life} This is Scary

I'm not sure I'll be able to say everything I'd like to here; this is a hard post to write. I put a little piece of myself out there each time I post on this blog, but never like this. Here goes...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

{Life} Awash With White

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{Life} Some Muffins + Some Thoughts

When I started this blog I had a plan for how it would look and the kind of content I would write. Turns out plans don't always work, and the sweet little DIY blog has turned into something rather different. I really enjoy sharing so many different things but somehow le'LOVE feels a little too broad.

I hope to narrow it down a little in the next couple of months and I am excited to see how it might evolve, but I would love to hear your thoughts! If you'd be ever so kind as to leave a comment letting me know what you like and would like to see more of, and what you aren't such a fan of, I'd be ever so grateful.

On another note, here is a recipe for low sugar choc banana muffins.

You will need:

  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed (Over ripe work best, they are sweeter.)
  • 1 Tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar free yoghurt 
Combine all wet ingredients in one bowl, dry in another then combine the two gently.
Spoon into muffin trays and bake in moderate oven for 15 minutes. This recipe should make 12 medium muffins. 

*Note: You might notice that there is no added sugar to this recipe and that the only sweetness comes from the fruit. I have a very low sugar diet most of the time so the banana sweetens these enough for me, but if you feel they need a little sweetening up I'd add half a cup of dark chocolate chips to the mix. 
If you want to try the low sugar version, watch out which yoghurt you buy. Most low fat and seemingly healthy yoghurts often have loads more sugar than their full fat cousins, so don't be fooled. I use a plain, pot set bio-dynamic yogurt. 

Samantha Alice xx
P.s Sorry that this is a photo free post, I promise to get back to regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.
Oh and my sister is doing much better. She had an X-Ray yesterday and it all looked good. She is still in some pain but managing to hobble around on crutches. 


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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

{Review} Some Makeup Favourites + Skin Progress Report

Just wanted to bring you a very quick post with some of the products I have been loving in the last month or so and update you on my quest to fix my oily skin and large pores.

{Tutorial} DIY Lit Up Heart Art

Lit up heart Art I am SO pleased with how this simple little project turned out- it looks great and hardly took any time at all. It just so happens that this DIY is being posted around Valentines day but I think you could make something similar anytime. Hope you like it!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

{Review} February Glossybox

Glossy Box This was my second Glossybox ever so I was super excited to see what treats were in store for this limited edition Valentines theme box. After some initial issues with my subscription, which were handled very well and resulted in a small discount for me, the eagerly anticipated box arrived on Friday!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

{Life} Thoughts on Motivation

Ok. I am going to try something new here. I am going to attempt to, ahem, 'get deep'. I have no idea how this will go down or what this post will achieve, but maybe, just maybe, you might just relate to what I have to say.
I am realising that many, many of the things I find difficult in life come down to two main issues; motivation (or rather lack of) and anxiety. I haven't got it in me today to talk about the former so I'll just say that when you put the two together, results aren't great. Is it ironic that today I have the motivation to talk about my issues with motivation? Maybe, but bare with me.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

{Fashion} Trends on Trial + Red Carpet Missteps

Trends I don't love I love fashion. If I let myself, I'd spend way more money on fashion magazines than conceivable. I like to know what's happening out there in the murky depths that is the fashion industry. I read many, many style blogs, am religiously addicted to Go Fug Yourself  and an embarrassing amount of my time on the computer is spent on virtual shopping trips I could never afford to fund.
Lately, however, I have been seeing a few sartorial adventures (mishaps really) that make me feel ill. It bugs me no end when attractive people with good genes and figures I would almost kill for, sink the soufflé with UGGO clothes that do nothing for them. I mean, C'MON? Did you not look at yourself before you left the house? I have managed to narrow these missteps down to five but god knows there are more. With award shows clogging the waves, what better to illustrate my point than red carpet pics?

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