Easy Overnight Oats

I know I am very late to this health-kick party, but I have finally found and fallen in love with overnight oats! You have no idea how hard this little breakfast dish has had to work to even compete with my love of a cheese bagel at breakfast time.

I just had to do a blog post on it before my scrawled handwritten recipe ends up as a crumpled up post it note. Or I try to tell someone how I love my new breakfast, but then can’t for the life of me remember how many grams of oats you have to put in it! Well, here goes.

You will need:

  • 30g porridge oats.
  • Around 100g fat free or other yoghurt of choice. The really good thing about this recipe is finding what you like. Personally, I don’t like too much yoghurt, whereas Dan likes it.
  • Fruit of your choice. My personal favourite is frozen raspberries, blueberries and fresh strawberries. You can basically try anything though. In the photo I had peach as it was left in the fridge.
  • My friend suggested adding some chia seeds to top it off which is really nice too.

Method:

  • Put the oats in a mason jar. I usually add a dash of water if I’m using fresh fruit.
  • Mix in the yoghurt. Make sure you get right into the edges or you get that dried claggy stuff (if that’s even a word – you know what I mean!)
  • Add the fruit.
  • Pop in the fridge overnight. 
  •  Serve and enjoy your lovely breakfast!

 

And bonus, the good thing is that if you’re short on time, you can pop it in your bag and eat on the run.

Lots of love,
Helen xoxo

My New Love: My Sign By Revolution

Hands up I have too much make up, but hardly ever use any of it! My current mini eyeshadow palette had hit pan and I thought what other small eyeshadow have I got. I’d only gone and bought this before Christmas and put it in my “eyeshadow palette” drawer and forgotten about it!

I thought it was a really quirky idea to have a range of makeup designed just for your star sign, but I also loved the colours and the travel compact size of the eyeshadow palette.  Although, it isn’t just an eyeshadow palette; it’s an everything you need all in one pot – we have eye primer, highlighter, three eye shades AND a two-toned eyebrow powder! Plus look at the colours – that gold is just, well being a Leo, we love golden and glorious and it’s just perfect!

So, if you’re wondering what my new love is, well look no further! I picked mine up at Superdrug, but you can also get your hands on Leo or any of the other astrological signs at TAM Beauty.

My Leo Sign is Playful, Generous and Ambitious. What’s yours? 
Lots of love, 

My all time love: SPIEZIA FACIAL CLEANSING BALM

You know when you find the perfect cleanser, you just don’t want to every lose it from your life 🙂 I have just gone to re-order the Spiezia Organics Daily Radiance Facial Cleansing Balm from Feel Unique, but they don’t appear to stock it anymore. Mad Google search panic later and I found it on their own website. Who knew they had such a massive range of 100% organic skin care. Sorry credit card 😳

This is just the most amazing oil-based balm. Just the tiniest amount is needed (I’ve had this 50ml tub for ages). Just gently rub it between your fingers to warm up, apply and remove with a warm, damp facial cloth. The makeup just melts away and my skin feels fantastically hydrated afterwards. Like baby soft skin!

It smells fantastic (I smell everything!). It smells like an aromatherapy spa for want of better adjectives to describe it.

The only downside is that it isn’t that cheap at £29 for 50ml. As I said though a little goes a long way and I find the smell really relaxing just before I head to bed.

What’s your favourite cleanser? 
Lots of love, 



WINTER IN A TEA POT: WINTER WONDERMINT

Where did 2016 go? I can’t believe we are only weeks away from Christmas! That means it’s almost to time to buy the tree – whoop!

Last week I attended the Blogosphere Christmas Market, where The London Tea Company where showcasing their new tea, Winter Wonderment. The goodie bag had a pack of the tea and a gorgeous tea towel. Ok, you know you’ve just moved house and you’re getting old when you get excited by a tea towel. Am I right?

I love their teas. Raspberry Inferno was my favourite over summer as it was perfect hot or cold for summer days and nights.

Now, winter is almost here. It is definitely feeling colder isn’t it (as I sit here sipping my tea all wrapped up in the sofa blanket), they have produced this gorgeous refreshing peppermint ice blast inspired tea.

As the name suggests, the tea doesn’t have a traditional Christmas smell or taste. Instead it is an intense peppermint blast. This would be ideal if you have the dreaded winter sniffles! Peppermint is also great for calming delicate tummies and aiding digestion from all those Christmas treats. TMI, but I have IBS so drink peppermint tea regularly and it really helps.

The tea bags are shaped and look just like the Teapigs, so you get the real intensive flavour as they leaves are free to swirl around the little triangular bag.

I do prefer more traditional Christmas teas for this time of year, but I think peppermint is a good all year round tea. It’s the perfect afternoon pick me up!

What’s your favourite tea?
Lots of love, 

My New Love: The Body Shop Oils Of Life:

I have no idea how I missed this baby. The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Oil has been one of my favourites for years, yet I had never tried this. It is billed as an Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil, which is exactly what I have been searching for.

What can I say, other than this is truly such a fabulously luxurious product. It makes my skin feel so soft and smooth. It’slike I’m having a spa treatment (just shut my eyes and pretend it’s not morning and time for work!)

It contains 3 precious seed oils for their revitalising and repairing properties:
-Black cumin for antioxidants
-Rosehip for repairing Omega 3 and 6
-Camellia rich in nutritive oleic acid

I think my skin is in need of a bit extra at the moment, as I am 38 and we are starting to experience the first few really cold days and central heating time. This is bob on and my skin feels nourished and plump.

Initially, I was a little put off using an oil during the day, as I thought it would make me look super greasy. I was wrong! I mix together a few drops and work it in with my serum and moisturiser in the palm of my hand, then apply to my face. It says to apply to skin and then apply moisturiser, but I found mixing it worked better for my skin for some reason.

I’ve been using it now for a few weeks and I don’t think I will be replacing this from my daily skin care routine for a long time.

Have you ever used a skin oil? What’s your favourite?
Lots of love,