Healthy Lifestyle

Hello lovelies,
this post will be about healthy lifestyle I am really keen on. I've been into this kind of regime for years, with slight changes, and I'm into it 100%.
I love baking and cooking, which is a plus for those who want to take care of everything they get into their bellies. Cooking is my passion, and I find it connected to my artistic side.
Not only I prepare the food I eat, most of the time, but I really take care where I buy the products and I check out every ingredient. I do yoga and pilates at home, and that makes me take care of my diet even more.
I do not drink alcohol nor smoke, lucky me :) It's not something I resist doing, but something I enjoy. I enjoy my lifestyle, and there's nothing that I hate more than alcohol and cigarettes.
The money I save on those things, I spend on clothes, make up and healthy food :)
So, these are the facts I think some of you may find helpful, since I got a lot of e-mails with requests on my diet regime.



 First of all, I do not count calories, nor have diets or something. That's what I don't like at all. I have almost the same weight as I had when I was a teenager. With one or two kilos up, which is normal. I have never gained weight or lost weight in drastic ways. I think it's because I eat a lot of the times per day, having small bites and healthy ones. I am a big sweet tooth, and I try to satisfy my sweet tooth with healthy chocolate balls, or something similar I make at home. That's what I'm going to show you in this post. How I make my chocolate balls healthy.
I don't drink cow milk, but coconut or almond milk. I make smoothies regularly, for my breakfast, using chia seeds, goji berries, bananas, avocados, blueberries, strawberries, spinach, ginger, and some other healthy vegetables and fruit. I eat a lot of fish meat, but not the other types of meat. Sometimes chicken meat, and that's it. I do not eat bread. In rare occasions  I eat it when I make one with lots of seeds and raw buckwheat flour. When I make pancakes I always make them with coconut milk and buckwheat flour. Of course, I eat nutella from time to time! :) I only use coconut and olive oil in my kitchen.  And I drink flavored water and a lot of tea. And that would be a part of my lifestyle.



Now, here's one of the recipes I adore.
Satisfy your sweet tooth and give yourself a healthy, low GI energy boost by consuming these protein-packed chocolate balls.
These chocolate chia - pistachio - coconut protein balls are the perfect healthy snack for a chocolate attack!

Resisting a chocolate craving seems like a futile task—when you want it, you want it. Luckily, there are healthy ways to satisfy my sweet tooth.




CHOCOLATE - CHIA - PISTACHIO - COCONUT - PROTEIN BALLS RECIPE( MY OWN VERSION)


  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 25 drops plain liquid stevia (you can use honey, as I sometimes use it)
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder or cacao powder, or one dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 100gr of coconut flour
  • 100 gr of pistachio
  • 100 gr of almonds
  • 100 gr of hazelnuts
  • 150 gr of biscuits (I use plazma)

Pour coconut milk and oil into a bowl, over the boiling water. Put in vanilla extract, cocoa or dark chocolate and mix until you get smooth texture. In blender, mix all the biscuits, almonds, hazelnuts, and pour it into the bowl with chocolate. Mix until you get the nice paste. If your mixture is not thick enough, add more biscuits or coconut flour. Put in cinnamon, chia seeds, goji berries, and stevia or honey. Mix until well blended. Than put the mixture into the fridge to thicken up for an hour. Make the balls, and stick one whole hazelnut into each ball. Roll the balls into coconut flour or pistachio flour. The ball size doesn't matter, you can roll them into the size you prefer. I get around 15 balls out of my mixture. If you want more balls, add more biscuits, and almond-hazelnut-pistachio flour. I sometimes put peanut butter into the mixture. Sometimes roll them into the melted chocolate, sometimes into the chia seeds. You can play with it ;)
Hope you like the recipe ;)
Make those healthy balls and satisfy your cravings :)






Bon Apetit ;)

In my way


Dream in Pastels

Hello lovelies,
Spring is coming our ways, and I can' be more excited. I love sun, flowers, pastel colors. This post is inspired by the beautiful cardigan I bought ages ago. It's in wonderful nude pink shade, with lovely ruffles. I wore it only a couple of times, and didn't have the chance to make post with it. I was looking for perfect flower crown in pink pastels, but I couldn't find the one, so I made it. 
The night before, I made this flower crown, using separate roses which I can use later for some other things I planned. Make up was super simple and quick. I used only BB cream, since I wanted my skin to be as bare as possible. A little bit of pinky eyeshadow, paired with sheer pink lipstick. I do not wear pink blush that much, as you could see from my previous make up looks. I'm keen on peachy bronzed look, but pink blush was inevitable for this particular look.


Hello March

Hello lovelies,
March is officially here and it finally brought some sunshine. I wore this outfit when it was sunny and lovely, and I was able to take off my jacket without freezing to death. I can't describe how much I love Summer and sunny days, so I'm really looking forward to lovely Spring and warmer days.
The outfit is simple and cozy, nothing too fancy :) Something I wear day to night.
Make up was neutral and simple as well.



Shades of Blue

Hello lovelies,
here's the make up look I've done a few days ago. I love smokey eye, and I adore blue color in every shade, so I decided to do blue smokey eye and pair it with some leather. Leather clothes is something I feel comfortable in and it feels so ''me''. I've always loved that rock chic sexy look. I adore lace paired with leather, so I combined the skirt which has lovely lace details with the lacy bra.


Perished Fairytale


Echoes of the Night

Hello lovelies,
here's a little bit different blog post, no street style outfits, but the one inspired by Greek Goddesses. I have been making similar posts before, and I'm sure you saw my mythology inspired photoshoots. This one in particular is inspired by Greek Goddess-Nyx. The godddess of the night and darkness. Now, the dress I'm wearing here is the one  I wore live with The Loudest Silence. There is a whole story behind the dress and I'll tell you some minor details about it. I had the choreography along with ballerina dancers and opera singer who were representing the good. Among their army were the angels, in our case, ballerinas, and among my army, were the band members and the choir. I was evil queen, wearing this Maleficent inspired gown.
Since I love Greek Mythology, I thought it would be nice to wear this dress once again, which will perfectly fit the Nyx profile.
I didn't plan the make up at all, it was done spontaneously.
Here are a couple of pictures from the shoot, photographed by Nina Mašić.






MUA/Styling-Me
Photo/Edit- Nina Mašić



Hugs and kisses
Angelica

Drugstore lipsticks

Hello lovelies,
as a huge fan of lipsticks, I thought to share with you my drugstore collection. I'm not a huge fan of lipgloss, even though I use it from time to time, mostly during spring and summer. But for me, lipstick is crucial beauty product. When a woman is asked about her ultimate must have beauty product, most of them answer-concealer, mascara and foundation. My answer is lipstick. I can go out for days without any make up on, but I would always have a lipstick with me. Lipstick can be worn on its own in a beautiful way, but it can be perfect touch to a full face make up.

Nowadays, wide range of lipsticks is growing so fast, that you just can not decide which one to choose. There are too many great shades from different brands. There are too many great formulas. No more drying lipsticks. We can see that many brands work on the moisturizing ones, but still pigmented enough to be different than lip balm. I'm just crazy about lipsticks, and can not decide if I prefer lipstains, velvet matte or moisturizing ones. Drugstore lipsticks are inexpensive and amazing!
My must have shade is, of course, Red. But I love every shade. You can not expect anything else from make up junkie. From trendy brights, classic nudes, vampy dark purple and burgundy shades, to black ones. I love them all. Now my favourite drugstore lipsticks are by Rimmel, Bourjois and L'oreal. Rimmel ones are so affordable and amazing.

Here is my collection ;)



Avon Ultra Color Indulgence lipsticks

Hello lovelies,
there are a couple of shades from the Avon Ultra Color Indulgence range I want to show you.
This range is new and has got 20 shades. Irina Shayk is chosen for this campaign and it is not the first time. I do not use a lot of Avon products, but the ones I use are amazing. Super quality and affordable prices.

Color range is great, since you have 2o shades as mentioned. The texture is really creamy and smooth. You have the feeling of a lip balm on your lips, not of a lipstick. Therefore,the pigmentation is a little bit sheer, but that doesn't matter really. I'm a fan of sheer lipsticks, especially during summer. You can pop them on, without a mirror, and touch up whenever you want to, without the feeling of overdone look on your lips. These lipsticks would be perfect for spring and summer, but I'm loving them even now, during winter. It doesn't dry my lips at all. However, you need to reapply the lipstick if you want the pigmentation to last on your lips. As they are very creamy, soft and balm like, two or three coats would be fine, if you want to get the shade you see in that bullet. There is no reason not to use it straight from the bullet, as the lip brush would take ages to get the vibrancy of color. I didn't use lip brush or lip pencil at all. Only a few layers of each lipstick, straight from the bullet.


Skincare routine

Hello lovelies,

it's been a while since I posted about skincare products. Not much has changed, that's why I didn't post about new skincare products.

When it comes to make up, I have to confess, as much as I adore putting my make up on, I don't wear it everyday, just because I feel that my skin can not bear the weight of it. Although the process of putting make up on is always fun and filled with joy, make up removal is always the opposite. And if you are a perfectionist like me, well, it may take you a while to clean it afterwards. I do not do harsh contour, American styled eyebrows, those you see on Instagram. I'm more sophisticated and natural obsessed girl. If you watch Lisa Eldridge, you will know what I'm talking about.
To cut the story short, even though I do not put make up everyday, I have to stick to the skin regime or my skin will go nuts. Trust me, I have tried skipping the routine, and it didn't work. If I'm on plane, or have to travel long distance, I have to carry a bag full of skincare products, otherwise, my skin will react crazily.
I got it used to the perfectly clean environment, and I have to maintain that level of hygiene or the skin will break out.

I do not put layers of foundation on, just on the areas where needed. Even in that case, I double cleanse the skin.
Of course, I do that very gently.
My skin is sensitive and combination.
I do not have dry patches, but sometimes dehydrated. T-zone is slightly oily. I can not use products full of parabens, alcohol, perfumes, etc. It reacts immediately.
So, after years of searching the perfect products for my skin, I ended up mostly on Avene, Bioderma and Dr. Hauschka . Dr.Hauschka is amazing and what's the most important thing, the ingredients in the products are natural and are formulated to support the skin's biology to achieve balanced and radiant complexion.

So, here are all the products I'm using. Of course, in rotation, and not at the same time. Some of the products are rarely used, just in the special occasions, and some of them are used regularly.

This is what my skincare routine looks like:

Morning 

Cleansing

1. I cleanse the skin with Avene Clean-Ac Cleansing Cream which is so gentle, and it doesn't dry your skin. Sometimes with that sometimes with Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream, which is not a scrub or anything like that. You just press it on the skin with your fingers, and then rinse it.

Toning
2. For toning, I use Dr.Hauschka Clarifying Toner. It's so refreshing. I leave it for a couple of seconds to dry and then pat what's left on the skin with gentle pressing. 

Moisturizing/Hydrating
3. After toning, or sometimes just spraying thermal water, I use a couple of drops of Clarifying Day Oil which normalizes the oil production on T-zone, and leaves the dehydrated patches nourished. Instead of that, I sometimes use Melissa Day Cream or Bioderma Sebium Global. If my skin is feelinf really dehydrated I rarely use Avon  Anew Nutri-Advance. Underneath Make-up, I sometimes use  L'oreal Magic Blur. 
For the udereye area, I use Dr. Hauschka Daily Hydrating Cream or very light one by Balea. My eyes become red when someone near is smoking, or mascara is not good for my sensitive eyes, so I can not live without Visine eye drops.


Evening

I do not like to put creams during night, simply because I feel my skin needs to breathe. Sometimes I put Cleanance K creme gel, which is amazing one. It's the one you use at night, and not only it hydrates it also exfoliates your skin during night. Most of the time I put a little bit of coconut oil on the lips and that's it.

Deep Cleanse

For deep cleanse which I do once or twice a week, I use face masks. The steam bath from Dr Hauschka saved my life. You use it before the deep cleanse to open the pores and make the mask penetrate deeper. I use Clay mask twice a week. And once a week I use revitalizing mask and the one I make myself which consists of lemon juice and baking soda. 

For massages I use Clinique take the day off balm

Make up removal

Bioderma H20 and Eucerin Dermato Clean Micellar Water are great for removing your make up.