What I’ve Been Listening To…

I’m the type of person that needs music to get anything done during the day. First thing I do in the morning is make a cup of coffee and plug in my iPod. My daughter calls it “Coffee & Beats”.

These are a few of the songs I’ve been loving lately:

Duke Dumont – I Got U
Deorro – Perdoname
Zeds Dead – You Know (Radio Edit)
deadmau5 – Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff
Feder – Goodbye (Radio Edit)
Don Diablo – Back To Life (Original Mix)
TJR – Bounce Generation (Original Mix)
Felguk – Showtime (Original Mix)
Timmy Trumpet – Nightmare (Original Mix)
Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound (Original Mix)
Avicii – My Feelings For You (Original Mix)
Nicky Romero – Toulouse (Original Mix)
R.I.O. – Party Shaker (Whirlmond Remix)
Steve Aoki – I’m In The House (Dirty Extended Mix)


I’ve put them on a playlist on my Spotify, that you can check out here.

What songs get you up and moving?

xoxo💋

love, dee

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The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion Review

 

Skin benefits of Vitamin C

  • Limits damage done by UV rays
  • Fights off free radicals
  • Improves skin texture
  • Protects against skin discolouration
  • Replenishes & plumps up the epidermis
  • Helps wounds heal quicker
  • Increases collagen production

About Vitamin C

  • Exfoliation enhances Vitamin C absorption
  • Vitamin C + Vitamin E offers more protection when applied topically

 

I used to have mainly combination/oily skin, but since giving birth to #3 things have changed. The oily patches on my face (t zone, cheeks and chin) have suddenly gotten extremely dry, not to mention a lovely bit of hyper pigmentation around my nose.

I’ve been using this “scrub” religiously for about a month now and I’m so happy with the results I felt the need to share.

This exfoliant is very creamy and non drying. It’s contains Vitamin C, Amazonian Camu Camu and Shea Butter.

It’s very gentle. The little granules in it are super tiny and aren’t as harsh on your skin as some other scrubs on the market. I’m used to using an apricot scrub and this was nothing like that at all.

I’ve been using my Vitamin E day cream from The Body Shop with this for added moisture and my skin is no longer dry and flaky. The dark marks (hyper pigmentation) around my nose have cleared up and best of all my pores look way smaller. Which in turn has made my skin look way smoother.

On the downside, I have to admit that I thought it was going to smell like oranges and it doesn’t. It has kind of a weird orange cleaning product type smell.

Some people say it’s kind of expensive for the amount of product you’re getting ($20 for 75ml) but The Body Shop always has sales going on. I picked my tube up for $12 during a special promotion.

Definitely going to repurchase this. What’s your favourite Body Shop product?

xoxo💋

love, dee

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Mini Nutella Chocolate Cakes 


What’s better than a little chocolate cake? How about one with a Nutella buttercream filling and a big chocolate covered strawberry on top?

When I first started making these, I was planning on making cupcakes. But one of the cupcakes ripped in half when I was taking them out of the tin. Enter Nutella buttercream to save the day. In the end, I think it all worked out for the best.

❤️❤️❤️

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup + 6 Tbsp of Flour
  • 6 Tbsp of Cocoa
  • 3/4 Tsp of Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1// Tsp of Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 1/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup of Boiling Water

Preheat oven to 350. In a stand mixer combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Add egg, milk, oil & vanilla. Beat together for 1 minute until everything is thoroughly mixed. Slowly stir in the boiling water. Pour in a greased nonstick cupcake/muffin pan & bake for 18-22 minutes. Let cool completely in pan before trying to remove them.

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup of Powdered (Icing) Sugar
  • 6 Tbsp of Nutella
  • 1-2 Tbsp of Milk/Cream
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt

Beat butter in a stand mixer until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar. Once combined add in Nutella and milk/cream to achieve desired consistency. Lastly, mix in vanilla & salt. Put into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Assembly:

Cut a cupcake in half. Fill middle with Nutella frosting & put the top back on. Sift a little powdered sugar over the top to make it pretty 😊 then put a little blob of frosting on the top to attach the chocolate covered strawberry. I’m not going to put a recipe up for how to make chocolate covered strawberries, because really? You cover strawberries in chocolate 😳

Who wants one?

xoxo💋

love, dee

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