31 May 2014

How to replace sweets? Healthy Desserts Ideas!

It is indisputable that almost everybody loves consuming sweets! It often seems impossible to resist a craving for chocolate, ice cream, cookies and other sweet snacks.The truth is that they are only empty calories: they fail to contain any nutritionial benefits such as minerals, vitamins and protein which our body needs to function properly and effectively.

I read some article about healthy eating a few days ago and the author claimed that water constitutes a perfect substitute for sweets. It sounds a bit ridiculous, isn't it? It's a fact that drinking water has a positive effect on our skin and in general, on our health; nevertheless, I'm sure that there is no such person in the whole universe that would pick out water instead of sweeties. 

However, how can we replace cravings for sweets with other wholesome sweet foods?  I'd love to share with you my three healthy alternatives which I've been using for some time now. They are full of natural fruit's sugars, vitamins and taste incredibly delicious!

1. Strawberry-Raspberry Dessert.

INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings)

- 10 strawberries
- 1 raspberry jelly
- 1 tablespoon almond flakes
- 7 oz. natural yoghurt (200 grams)
- 1 piece dark chocolate (optional, for garnish)


1. Wash and peel strawberries.
2. Add 7 strawberries and natural yoghurt to a blender and mix until smooth.
3. Fill two glasses halfway with the mixture and put them aside.
4. Prepare the jelly according to the instructions on the package (but it's better to take 420 ml of water instead of 500ml) and add the remaining chopped 3 strawberries.
5. Place the jelly in the fridge for about 3 or 4 hours.
6. Prepared jelly put at the top of the mixture in the two glassess and place for another hour in the fridge.
7. Remove from the fridge and sprinkle with almond flakes and dark chocolate shavings. Enjoy!

2. Banana-Kiwi Ice Cream.


- 1 banana
- 1,5 kiwi
- 2 strawberries (optional)
- 5 oz. natural yoghurt (150 grams)
- 1/2 tablespoon almond flakes


1. Wash, peel and slice all fruits.
2. Mix sliced banana, 1/2 kiwi and natural yoghurt in a blender until smooth.
3. Pour into a glass.
4. Add the remaining 1/2 kiwi and place in the freezer.
5. Prepared ice cream remove from the freezer, top with kiwi and strawberry slices and sprinkle with almond flakes. Enjoy!

3. Banana-Peach Rolled Oats Cookies.


- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 peach
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon cranberry (optional)


1. Peel and slice bananas. Wash and cut peach.
2. Mix bananas, peach and honey in a bowl and put aside for 15 minutes.
3. After that time, add rolled oats and cranberries. Stir. 
4. Mould round cookies and place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
5. Bake for 20 mins in the temp. 180°.
6. Remove cookies from the oven and put them on an oven shelf to harden and cool down. 
DO NOT place cookies immediately after baking on a plate because then they will soften up by absorbing moisture. Enjoy!

Obviously, the easiest and most common way to replace sweets is just making a salad by mixing all of our favourite fruits in a small bowl with natural yoghurt and some nuts, seeds or dried fruits. :)

I really hope that you'll use some of my recipies to prepare these luscious desserts instead of spending money on sweet and fatty snacks.

See you next time! :)

18 May 2014

BEAUTY HAUL - Rossmann -49%, Natura -40%

There was a massive price deflation in Rossmann and Drogeria Natura some time ago and I was lucky enough to get some new products almost half-price. For the last month I have tried some of them, and they are really sticking in my routine because they've worked really well so far. :) You'll see that there is also one product which I purchased in Avon.

I need to point out that this is not a review; it's just a demonstration cause these products are really worth it. But I'm planning to say something more about some of them in the following posts. :)

1. PIERRE RENE, Skin Balance Fluid Foundation, nr 20 Champagne.

You can be sure that my review of this foundation will come out within three weeks. Stay tuned cause I've got a lot to say about this product! I've been using it for more than a month now; but for the moment, I can only reveal that it works suprisingly well.

2.KOBO PROFESSIONAL, Translucent Loose Powder, nr 101.
3. KOBO PROFESSIONAL, Colour Trends Lipstick,  nr 311 Rose Petal.

Its fixed price is 23 zl but after marking down it was around 14zl so quite cool. Nonetheless, in comparison with the powder from Essence, All About Matte, it does not work so well.

Another lovely product from Kobo which ideally tops up my lipstick collection. :)

You can read more about my five favourite lipsticks for spring and summer here.

4. MISS SPORTY, Clubbing Colours, nr 3342. 
5. CATRICE, Crushed Crystals, nr 06, Call me Princess.

I placed these two products in my five favourite nail polishes, thus If you're interested in the way they work, please click here.

6. MAYBELLINE, Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. 

Its fixed price is around 35zl but I bought it for only 18zl!! To be honest, you cannot even image how many times I've attempted to get this product but it was always not on my way. Finally got it!

Its colour is deep black; perfect!

7. AVON, Makeup setting spray.

I haven't had the opportunity to try this product yet because I got it to use it mainly for special occasions such as weddings etc. It's better not to use it in a daily makeup because it may dry your skin. I'm not sure about its going rate due to the fact that I bought cut-price and then it was 18 zl.

Well, I think that's all for today. :) 
See you next time my Dear Readers! :)

17 May 2014

FIVE FAVOURITES: Nail polishes Spring/Summer 2014

The order does not matter. This is the last post concerning my 'five favourites' but it doesn't mean that it's of a less importance to me than the previous posts. Let me talk a little bit about my favourite nail polishes! :) 

Frankly speaking, it was quite difficult to go through my entire collection of nail polishes and pick out only five nail products. Don't get me wrong, the collection is not beyond number and I'm not in possesion of a hundred million nail polishes; nonetheless, I'm quite sure that the problem would be the same for every girl who is really fond of having lovely colours on her nails.

You can see below which colours I prefer the most for spring and summer 2014! 


1. GOLDEN ROSE, Care+Strong, nr 104.

I'm definitely obsessed with white nails. I got this nail polish a few days ago but unfortunately I haven't painted my nails with this colour yet. Hope it will work well!

The price is around 6 or 7 zloty.

2. LOVELY, Gloss Like Gel, nr 318.

It has such a lovely juicy lime shade which is more than perfect for sunny days! The colour is very intensive and lasts up to four, five days. You can get it eg. in Rossmann for less than 6 zl.

3. MISS SPORTY, Clubbing Colours, nr 3342.

It dries very quickly; has a perfect coverage and an adorable salmon pink shade.
 It's budget and accessible in a wide range of colours.

 The sole drawback is that it lasts only up to three days. Even so, I like it a lot.

4. CATRICE, Crushed Crystals, nr 06 Call me Princess.

I'm really in love with this nail polish! It looks fabulous on the nails especially when the sun begins to shine a bit more. 

Its shade is a peachy pink one with many glittering gold grains which change into a celedon glitter in the sunshine. It has a stunning sparkling sand finish. Lasts up to 5,6 days!

Available in six shades in Drogeria Natura for about 13 or 14 zloty.

5. EVELINE, Colour Show, nr 674.

This nail polish is by far a long-lasting one (up to five days) which has a lovely fuchsia colour. It gives a full coverage and a glossy finish. Available for about 6 zl eg. in Rossmann.

Okay, so the series 'My Five Favourites' has just come to an end. Hoped you liked it as much as I did! :)

See y'all next week!

10 May 2014

Breakfast ideas - fast, healthy, and easy to prepare

Hiiiii everybody! :)

 As I mentioned last time, I really want to share with you three meals which I prepare for breakfast almost every day and which give me a lot of energy early in the morning. They are full of colour, flavour and what is most important - they are extremely easy and fast to make. All we need are fresh fruits, vegetables and ingredients which for sure everyone has in their kitchen. :)

1. Summer salad with both dried and fresh fruits.


- 1/2 apple
- 1/2 orange
- 1 banana
- 2 dried apricots
- 5 dried cranberries
- 3 tablespoons rolled oats
- 5 tablespoons natural yoghurt


Wash, peel and chop fresh fruits. Mix them in a bowl and add rolled oats and natural yoghurt. Place dried fruits on top. 
Done! :)

2. Fresh fruit salad with walnuts and chocolate.


- 1 apple
- 1/2 orange
- 1 handful red grapes
- 3 walnuts
- 3 tablespoons rolled oats
- 5 tablespoons natural yoghurt
- 1 cube dark chocolate


Wash, peel and chop all fruits. Combine them in a medium bowl and top with rolled oats and natural yoghurt. Finally sprinkle with walnuts and grate a cube of dark chocolate on top. Enjoy your meal! :)

3. Light vegetable salad.

There's nothing easier than making this spring, delicious and healthy salad!


- 4 lettuce leaves
- 3 radishes
- 1/2 cucumber 
- 1/2 tomato
- 1/4 small onion
- 2 tablespoons chives
- salt
- black pepper

- 1/3 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice 
- herbs e.g. dry basil and oregano
- water 


Dressing: combine olive oil, lemon juice, herbs and water in a small bowl. 

Salad: wash and cut all vegetables. Place lettuce leaves on the bottom of a seperate bowl and top with chopped vegetables apart from chives. Flavour with pepper and salt, pour dressing over salad and toss well. Finally add the chives.

Of course, these are only my own choices and suggestions. In salads you can obviously mix fruits and vegetables which you like the most. :)

Bon appetit!

Ps. I've changed some items on the blog and I hope you will like them! 

Ps.2 This is such an awesome song and music video! Check it out! 


Have a lovely week and see you next Saturday! :) Z. 

3 May 2014

FIVE FAVOURITES: Shower gels, body peelings & their lovely scents Spring/Summer 2014

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Hello hello! :)

Saturday has just come so it's time for new FIVE FAVOURITES! :) 

 To begin with, I need to mention that what makes these products appealing for me is their lovely fragrance which undoubtedly reminds me of the long, sunny, spring and summer days. Do you know the feeling when you lie on the grass or on the beach trying to unwind, you're surrounded by nature and the sun is beautifully shining just at your body?
I know this feeling very well. :) And this is the reason why I decided to put these products in my FIVE FAVOURITES for spring and summer. :)

1. SHOWER CREAM - Nivea, Free Time, Aloe Vera and Starfruit. 
2. SHOWER GEL - Nivea, Water Lily and Oil. 

I placed these two products together because they are extremely similar in the way they work.
- they are both extremely refreshing
- leave my skin soft and hydrated
- have an absolutely gorgeous scent
- easy to foam
- are budget and easy to get, eg. in Rossmann, for about 9 zloty

They differ only in their consistency. The one with aloe vera is more creamy.

3. SHOWER GEL - Original Source, Mango&Macadamia.

- leaves my skin smelling fresh and light long after the application
- has an amazingly lovely sweet scent
- does not dry out the skin 
- foams perfectly 
- is cheap and easy accessible, eg. in Rossmann, for less than 9 zloty

 I'm sure you have already used many shower gels by Original Source and you know exactly how they work. 

I know that some of them have a terrible, disgusting scent; however, fortunately, the one with mango&macadamia is more than OK.

4. BODY PEELING - Joanna, Body Naturia, with cherry.
5. BODY PEELING - Joanna, Body Naturia, with blackcurrant.

- contain small particles
- they have INCREDIBLY awesome fragrance: the one of fresh and sweet fruits
- leave the skin soft, refreshed and smoothed
- available eg. in Drogeria Natura, for less than 5 zl (!)
- The bestiest!!

If you're looking for some refreshing shower gels and body peelings for warm or scorching days, you should really try these products out!

Have a lovely week and see you next Saturday!

Ps. I'm wondering about creating the following post about some healthy breakfast foods which taste delicious and give me a lot of energy early in the morning...