The end of an era…

So this will be my final post on this blog as over the past few months I wasn’t really posting that much content and my blog wasn’t really receiving the attention it had in the past. Anyway thanks to all my followers, likes and comments ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š much appreciated!! In the meantime be sure to check me out on instagram @angelicaa_b

I’ll leave my content up, but in the near future I’m hoping to start my own website. I’ve had a great time on WordPress โ˜บ and hopefully I’ve motivated and inspired people as well as given you great recipe ideas as that was my main goal. 

Thank you all for reading.

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Skincare Routine/Tips

So this is really helpful for people with acne prone skin. 

Here are a few tips:

1. Stop picking your spots

2. Use an oil cleanser no more than once a week

3. Make a homemade face mask for combination skin

4. Use a gentle face wash or soap, the less chemicals to aggravate your skin.

5. Exfoliate your skin again no more than once a week

6. Raw honey face masks are known to settle inflammation and have antibacterial properties 

Lastly, love your skin โ™ฅ โ™ฅ 

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The new ‘cure’ for acne?ย 

Hello everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š I think we all, both girls and guys have experienced acne in their lives, so it’s definitely nothing to be disheartened about even if you still have experiences in your adult life (or near that time of the month ๐Ÿ˜‰).

Generally acne can be caused by a number of things but the main thing is that’s it’s an inflammatory condition. Often caused by a build up of bacteria and dead skin either under the skin or on the surface. So below I’ve listed some potential causes and even tips!! 

Wheat and Gluten: some people are gluten intolerant which can cause general inflammation in the body. It would be wise to get an allergy test if you have symptoms.

Sugar: try to get your sources from minimally unprocessed foods like raw honey, dates, raisins and fruits all within moderation*

Dairy: often considered an inflammatory food also increasing mucus production and disrupting digestion.

Omega6 fatty acids: these are easily found in modern western diets and become inflammatory if not balanced by good amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.

Alcohol: always a BIG NO NO. Very little documented health benefits.

Stress: when we stress out, our bodies produce even more cortisol* and testosterone often causing increased sebum production and breakouts.

Exercise: everyone knows that when you exercise and sweat your body releases happy chemicals. Sweating is good for the skin increasing blood flow and balancing electrolytes, warming the skin and allowing clogged pores to be released.

Hygiene: something which can always be improved. Try washing your hands more, touch your face less and use clean bathroom and bedroom items.

*for the UK the nhs (and other academic websites) state appropriate portion sizes.

*cortisol: steroid hormone

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Is your anxiety getting in the way?ย 

Hello everyone, I’m sure we all deal with anxiety from time to time depending on the occasion or situation we all experience times in life when we feel nervous or experience self doubt. 

When you begin to experience anxious feelings or thoughts find a safe, comfortable place to sit, close your eyes and focus solely on your breathing. 

Your breathing should be deep and slow, in through the nostrils….. out through the mouth. 

Short post today but very insightful โ™ฅ 

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Self Confidenceย 

It’s been a short while โ˜บ but I’m back!! 

Self confidence is something that develops over time and it may appear quicker in some than others. But don’t worry we’ll all reach a stage in our life when we feel completely confident in ourselves and we just accept (not settle) our bodies, personality, life etc… 

Everyone experiences days where we second guess ourselves and feel as though we are not able to complete a task but it’s the struggles in life that lead us to the fantastic person we become. Everyone’s path is different so never compare yourself โ™ฅ 

Here are some few tips to instantly help you feel more confident:

1. Focus on yourself 

2. Don’t worry about embarrassment or failure 

3. Step out of your comfort zone (no matter how scared you are)

4. Always forgive yourself, don’t put yourself down about bad/negative mistakes forgive yourself and move on 

5. Believe that you are the best

Lastly follow your dreams and never give up x

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Top favourite songs!!

A slightly different post here for you today but still a great read ๐Ÿ˜Š have a good day!

1. Not in love by M.O

2. Bist du down by Ace Tee 

3. We found love by Lindsey Stirling (VenTribe) 

4. The worst by Jhene Aiko

5. Sicko by Raleigh Ritchie 

6. Distraction by Kehlani 

7. Tru by Lloyd

8. HUMBLE by Kendrick Lamar 

So these are my current, favourite songs and artists that I’m really liking at the moment. They each come from different parts of the world with their own style of music Comment below if you listen to any of these artists ๐Ÿ‘‡  

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iHerb Haul

I actually love this website, I must admit shipping fees to the UK are so expensive but the items are still worth it I suppose. So my items are quite random ranging from treats, skincare and snacks.

These are now one of my favourite boiled sweets!! There’s 4 different fruity flavours ยฃ1.62

This hot chocolate tasted so good but was a little sweet for me ยฃ1.62

These eye masks are nice and relaxing, slightly reducing puffy eyes but they don’t get rid of dark circles ยฃ1.55

Subtle sweet fruity taste ยฃ1.93

I didn’t enjoy these as much as I do normal sour worms, but I still ate them ยฃ1.69

These cheese puffs are so different to cheese puffs in the UK but they taste so so delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ ยฃ1.96

ยฃ4.09

Comment below if you shop on iHerb!!!

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Chocolate ๐Ÿซย 

Hello again, hope you are all well ๐Ÿ˜Š

Firstly, cocoa is not the same as cacao, cacao is the bean which comes from the Theobrona tree.

When we think of chocolate we think of cocoa which comes from cacao beans after they’ve been processed or roasted changing the quality and more importantly nutrient content, diminishing some health benefits. 

Flavanols (contain health benefits) are found in chocolate and usually removed by manufactures because of the strong bitter taste, therefore processed sugars and fillers are added to ‘improve’ the taste. 

Cacao is grown in many warmer climate countries around the world including Africa, when choosing your chocolate once in a while opt for fair-trade or organic bars and support the farmers.

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Healthy Pasta Salad

Hi guys, I’ve recently been working on healthy, nutritious meals which are also fillings and the first one is a pasta salad, I know the ingredients are quite random but I promise it tastes delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ 
Serves 1

Ingredients 
75g wholemeal pasta
1 small sweet potato peeled and cut into cubes
5 Brussels sprouts cut in half
1 small carrot grated
1 spring onion sliced
1/2 yellow pepper sliced
3 tbsp oil
20g ricotta cheese

Method

1. Prepare the vegetables first then put on a pan of water for the pasta. In a bowl mix the sprouts, potato and yellow peppers with 3 tbsp of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Next, place on a tray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until soft.

2. Once the pan starts to boil, cook the pasta then drain off the liquid and place in a bowl, mix in the carrot and spring onion.

3. Take the tray from the oven and add to the pasta mixture, gently stirring.

4. Lastly sprinkle on the ricotta cheese and enjoy!!

I know there isn’t any sauce with this but it honestly tastes great alone, the sweet potato and brussel sprouts really complement each other and overall the dish is a WINNER!! I love how basic but tasty this meal is and the ingredients are minimal. It’s easy to prepare and you can just double the ingredients if you are cooking for more people.

Let me know if you try this recipe โ˜บ 

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Healthy Chicken and Couscousย 

So this is kind of like a revamp of my previous post “paprika chicken” but it tastes and looks 10x better ๐Ÿ˜‚, You can get that recipe HERE. Believe it or not the ingredients are basically the same with the addition of more vegetables!! 

Looks good right?! 

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