Sunday, April 28, 2013

"No Bake" Nutella Protein Bars

Does anyone else think that store bought protein bars taste like sugary cardboard?
Ugh. I hate them!
Here is a quick and easy recipe that I found after following a fellow Instagrammer @TastyHealth. You can also find them on her blog here


1 cup rolled oats
1 scoop 100% Whey vanilla or chocolate
1/2 tbsp cocoa
1 tbsp almond or hazelnut butter
1 tsp chia seeds or flax seeds (or whatever other seeds)
1-1.5 tbsp water

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl. Start with 1 tablespoon water and add as needed.
  2. Mix all ingredients together with your hands until you have a firm dough. Divide into 2 pieces and shape into bars. 
  3. Wrap in aluminum foil and store in the fridge until needed.
(NOTE:  Use a little water as possible to prevent overly sticky bars)


Here are Tasty Health's nutritional facts...

Nutritional information per serving (2 small or 1 large bar):
377 calories
32g protein
27g carbohydrates
14g fat

These are soooo good! If you are a protein bar lover, you have to give these a try! And put your own "spin" on them. I found a organic chocolate peanut spread at my local whole foods store that I will use next time to cut the calories and fat even more!

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Zoya Aurora

                                                     Just had to share this beautiful mani I did yesterday...
A fellow Instagrammer posted a tutorial on how to draw the rose nail art, so I figured I would try it out. What do you think? I got this polish in January during one of the Zoya promotions. This is only the 2nd time I've used it. Shame on me!\

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shoe Love (

I received this email last week...

I signed up on Just Fab last November and ordered these boots. I've logged on since then to browse their inventory, but never paid any attention to my account credits. I've been billed $39.95 for the last 5 months, which meant I had 5 credits available. This kinda sucked at first, until I realized that I can order 5 pairs of shoes that were completely paid for by me already! Yay me!! Here is what I chose...
Patavia in Camel

 Joelle in Wine

 Bellagio in Seafoam

I can't wait to get these! I may be able to wear the Joelle booties once before it starts to get too hot, I will be wearing the Bellagio heel to a wedding this weekend, and I'm saving the platform gladiators that are Patavia for our next girls night out!

I decided to save two credits because I'm sure Just Fab is creating something "Fabulous" that I will not be able to live without!! In the meantime, I think I will be paying closer attention to my credit card statement...

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Weight Lifting Playlist (a hip hop state of mind)

Lifting weights has become a new passion of mine...
It's so freeing and therapeutic. I almost love it more than nail polish. Almost. 
It's taken me some time to figure out what kind of music I like to listen to when I "Go Lift", but I finally figured it out. Weight room music is not the same as regular old workout music. A cardio playlist should be chosen to make you move, to sweat & burn calories. Lifting weights is a different kind of burn. It needs to be calm, yet hype. I want a beat or rhythm that triggers my inner beast & inspires me to push harder to get results, but yet it's chill enough that I can take my time and keep proper form. So here is what I listen to...
Is this playlist not THE BUSINESS or what??? I love it!! Every couple of weeks I add new songs, just to try and stay current. Or I may delete a track, if I'm just not feeling it anymore. Obviously, you can tell who my favorite artists are, but I need more females. Help me out y'all!! Give me some good female artists that I can add here, or any other artist you think may be good to lift to. Or, do you even lift?
Bench Press

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