Delicious & healthy banana pancakes

Delicious & healthy banana pancakes

Since the whole world (including me) seems to have fallen in love with eating healthy I thought there is no better time to share a recipe for these delicious, easy and healthy banana pancakes. And with easy I mean oh so easy since you need only two ingredients (maybe three if you want to spice them up a little). These pancakes are perfect for anyone who wants to stick to healthy lifestyle but still craves for something sweet and delicious (as known as me all the time). You can have them basically whenever you like because they are perfect snack but I personally prefer them for breakfast!

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Banana pancakes  (makes about 12)

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (the browner the better)
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch of cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla or honey (I recommend cardamom, it’s my favorite of them all)

Method:

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until the dough is smooth. Cook them in a mild heat, for example, with rapseed oil. The smaller the pancakes are the easier they are to work with and flip around. I will admit that flipping them is little tricky, but I am sure you will do well. Serve them with some berries, yoghurt or with my personal favorite; a maple syrup.

Note: If you want to be extra healthy you can use only egg whites but you need about four of them. You can also add some protein powder or coconut flakes before blending, adding flour may help the pancakes to stick together better.

Hope you give these a try and enjoy them as much as I do!

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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OOTD: Black summer vibes

OOTD: Black summer vibes

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First warm day in Helsinki during this summer and what I wore? All black of course. But hey you can never go wrong with black. It’s simple, elegant, classy and it doesn’t go out of style. And besides, it’s just simply the best color out there (until they make something darker).

I bought this dress in a need of something fancy, Zara (surprise surprise) had other colors of it too but no way would I buy a dress full of color such as green or red! I went for my beloved black. I haven’t worn it much since the purchase. It’s little revealing and I just never have the guts to do so. Now when we finally had proper warm day I got one of those “now or never” moments and pulled it on without hesitation.

The ruffled short sleeves are my favorite part of this dress. I don’t know about you but I just find ruffles romantic. There is something really classic and feminine about them.

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Dress – Zara | Bag – Longchamp | Sandals – H&M | Hat – Monki | Watch & Bracelet – Daniel Wellington

There is no rules to style all black outfit but I think adding pinch of color is the key to the nice final touch. My Longchamp backpack was perfect for that since I am backpack all the way kinda girl. Sometimes backpacks are more informal and casual but this one stuck perfectly to the romantic summer look that I was trying to pull off. I also think accessorizes are important part of the all black outfit (or any outfit really) so a watch and fedora hat on and I was good to go.

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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OOTD: That perfect raincoat

OOTD: That perfect raincoat

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Here in Finland summer (just like every other season) consists lots of rain and overall bad weather. You won’t survive through festivals, outdoor concerts and such things without something that keeps you from getting wet. And since you can’t bring umbrella anywhere with you nowadays, raincoat is a must have.

My raincoat is too perfect for words. I am so happy that I went for such a bright and happy color as yellow. It brings so much life into my usually so neutral style. I bought it  from a brand called Rukka. Their raincoats are a bit more one the pricy side but they are totally worth the money. I mean the coat has really good quality, I have had mine for over a year now and it’s still in a very good shape.

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I think styling a raincoat is just as ‘easy’ as styling a normal jacket. My raincoat is so bright and already statement itself so matching basic black jeans and a white sweater with it felt more than natural. My Daniel Wellington watch and their matching bracelet were perfect little final touch for this rainy day outfit. I was good to rock the bad weather. Hah.

Is raincoat also a must have for you too or is it just me (and probably rest of the finns)?

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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300 followers?! | Spreading the blogger love

I can’t believe my small and messy lifestyle blog has already 300 followers, thank you thank you thank you! I honestly didn’t think I would ever get here, but yet here we are thanks to each and every one of you who decided to click that follow button. I honestly can’t thank you enough but just know that I really appreciate all the love and support you are giving for me and my blog.

Couple months back kali said some really sweet and kind words about my blog as she did friends for days tag, and it just really warmed my heart. The idea of the tag is to support other bloggers, compliment each other and get to know new bloggers. You are supposed to tag five new bloggers and two who have been around for longer. I am gonna mix things up a little and just ramble about my favorite bloggers out there, old and new. Because hey, what is better way to celebrate this little milestone than keep spreading the blogger love?

Ingrid D.

I have been following Ingrid since I joined the blogging world. Her content is always on point, she shares her fashion for fashion, traveling and everything in between.  I would never miss any of her posts. Trust me, you can’t help but fall in love with her.

True Bliss

Shelby is one of those bloggers who you just automatically fall in love with. She is always so kind to her followers and I always see her supporting other bloggers. I love to read her beauty based blog posts but that’s not all she writes, her blog is full of great content and thoughts.

Sit back and just live

Jenny is one of the nicest and kindest bloggers I know. Her blog is full of good and unique posts such as thoughts and whatnots where she interacts with her followers about different topics or weekend recaps where she shares her weekend happenings (there is always a lot, this girl if full of energy!). I know you are going to love her so check her out if you haven’t already!

Fashionessa

Vanessa’s blog is all about fashion. She knows how to put together an outfit which is why I love love love her style and I am sure you would too! She has amazing and really good quality content so what are you waiting for? Check her out!

Ink on my hands

Kali did nominate me for this tag so I don’t know if I am cheating or what but she is one of my favorite bloggers out there so I need to include her. Her blog is full of great and unique content from thrift store finds to quotes, hauls and so on. So no wonder why I am obsessed with her!

Turning back time

This post would not be complete without giving little shoutout to my lovely friend who is behind the camera in most of my pictures. Please give a read for her blog (you won’t regret it), she has got really high quality content and it’s all about fashion with pinch of food and beauty here and there!!

So that is the list of my favorite bloggers, not all of them but some that popped into my mind while writing this. I love them and I am sure you will too (if you already don’t)!!

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

Ps. Once more, thank you for 300 followers!

 

 

Huge colourpop lippie haul + reviews

Huge colourpop lippie haul + reviews

I have wanted to try colourpop’s lip products for so long but expensive international shipping and customs duties have kept me from making an order. Once they announced big summer sales, I couldn’t stop myself from buying quite a few lippies. The package  that I received was really pleasing for my aesthetic eye, all the products were packed properly and there was sweet ‘handwritten note’ along small information booklet. I was really happy with it so far but how did I feel about their lippies? Lets see!

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Overall review

All of the liquid lipsticks that I ordered were mini sized Ultra Satin lipsticks. Five of them came in a kit called ‘On a Whim’ and one I got for free. They didn’t dry my lips which was a big plus. Small minus was that some of the darker shades were really hard to apply. It felt like the lipstick just didn’t want to stick everywhere evenly.  Also something that disappointed me was that the shades looked really different on my lips than on the tube. I also ordered their lippie stix and a matching lip pencil, but let’s get into that later. First I want to ramble about the Ultra Satin lipsticks and their shades.

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Left: Stud  Right: Mess Around

Stud –  I was little afraid to try this one on, it looked really orange on the tube and I just don’t rock orange shades. Now that I look at it on my lips I actually really like it.  It’s such a pretty, soft and warm color for summer days. This is the only shade from the collection that colourpop does not make as a full size.

Mess Around – I absolutely love this color. It’s unique and really different from my other nude shades. It turns more towards cold tones than warm (which is something that I usually go for). I can already see myself wearing this a lot especially when the weather gets more cold again.

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Left: Prim Right: Dopey

Prim – I got this as a free sample and I was so happy with it when I swatched it to my hand. I have been searching for a perfect red lipstick and this filled all my needs. I absolutely love how it looks on my lips but it was so hard to apply on and it just smudged all over. But I will live with it because I love the color so much.

Dopey – This shade I thought I would hate but I fell in love with it. It’s really flattering soft pink and oh how easily and evenly it applied on. I think it’s really wearable and anyone could pull it off.

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Left: TooLips Right: Magic Wand

TooLips – This one is way too dark for me. It makes my skin look really pale, which is something that I don’t want especially now that it’s summer. It’s really beautiful purplish shade, I just don’t see myself wearing it.

Magic Wand – This shade is really plain nude and I don’t know if I like it or not. Online the color looked more pink but actually it’s really warm beige.  For me it feels wrong to wear this light color but then again somehow I have ended up putting it on quite a few times already.

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As I earlier mentioned I also bought Colourpop’s lippie stix in shade Boys Town and a matching lip pencil to go with it. The formula of the lippie stix is soft and creamy which I like, but it fades away really easily. The lip pencil in other hand is very pigmented and it leaves clean lines. The shade is such a nice everyday color and definitely my favorite from everything that brought. What a surprise since I am sucker for nice nude shades.

So that’s all about my Colourpop haul/review, hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. What was your favorite shade? Also check out my lipstick favorites if you want to see more of my lipstick rambles (got some killer nude shades there).

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

Fresh smoothie bowls for warm summer days

Fresh smoothie bowls for warm summer days

Smoothie bowls are huge thing on every social media nowadays just because they are so pretty and pleasing for the eye. If you know me at all or follow me on social media you are aware of the fact that I am sucker for everything aesthetic. So of course I had to ditch smoothies in glasses for something this beautiful. Even though I have tried quite a few recipes there is so much more to discover because well you can create pretty much any combo of flavors that your heart desires.

So far I have fell in love with chocolate smoothie bowls, what a shocker, I know. But come on fresh, cold, healthy treat with pinch of chocolate who wouldn’t love that? And now you think I will share a recipe for that but no this post is all about tropical and refreshing smoothie bowls. I think these two recipes that I am about to share are perfect for warm summer mornings. Mango pineapple smoothie bowl for those who look for tropical vibes and strawberry banana smoothie bowl for those who want something little bit more sweet.

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Mango pineapple smoothie bowl (serves one)

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2dl frozen pineapples
  • 2dl frozen mangoes
  • ½ dl coconut milk (or milk of choice)
  • On top: coconut, chia seeds, passion fruit and mango

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a blender (not toppings of course) and blend until combined. Pour into a bowl and add the toppings that your heart desires.

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Strawberry banana smoothie bowl (serves one)

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2dl frozen strawberries
  • ½ dl coconut milk (or milk of choice)
  • On top: coconut, chia seeds, banana and strawberry slices, dragon fruit

Instructions:

Just like in a smoothie above, add all the ingredients expect toppings to the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with toppings.

Tip: If you want your smoothie to be little bit more sweet add one teaspoon of honey along the ingredients that go to the blender. 

As you can see the recipes are really simple and easy to make, it only takes you five minutes. Hope you give these a try and love them as much as I do!

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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Rocking streets with heels

If you follow my blog you might have already noticed that I don’t wear heels. I am sneakers kinda girl, but I do admire heels. Every now and then I really wish I owned a few pairs of heels because lets just face it, some outfits need heels to make them complete. I graduated a year ago and since it was kind of big thing I had to buy heels with my dress. I wore them that one time and then left them to collect dust. Now a year later it was time to take them out and rock the streets with heels.

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Block heels – Nelly  //  Jeans – Zara // T-shit – BikBok // Backpack – Zara (similar)

So many bloggers and people in general wear heels in daily basis. They look comfortable  and casual in them. How? I will never know. I personally can wear heels only for couple hours before I am ready to kick them off from my numb feet. But I was ready to take the risk for my blog and just because, well they are gorgeous. I got them from Nelly.com (which in my opinion is one of the best online stores/resellers). I love that they are block heeled and got that casual but chic sandal vibe going on. Also never have I ever thought that I would love dusty pink color.

I think the heels are perfect match for my light blue denims. Those jeans got that street style what describes my personal style very well. I have been a big fan of rips in jeans for a couple years now, I hope they never go out of style. And even if they did I would still wear them since most of my jeans got some sort of rips in them. I don’t know about you but I have struggled to find good pair of mom jeans. They just never fit me nicely. I accidentally found these from sale from Zara (surprise surprise). And have been loving them since, because lets just face it – mom jeans are ‘the thing’ right now.

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This outfit is a combination of something that you see on me quite ofthen but also it has a pinch of something that I wear rarely. Honestly this outfit was such a rule breaker for me and I loved it. We will see if I keep this going on for the next posts or fall back to basis.

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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Ps. Sorry about the bad quality of some pictures. I have new camera (yay) and I am still figuring out how to use it. Would you like to see a blog post about it or is it too boring?