Friday, 26 September 2014

Breakfast Smoothies || Healthy Eats

Hello Beautiful people !

know school has already started and some of us still having sink in to the habit of waking up early. So we tend to wake up late and dust off to school without breakfast! If you have seen my first post, breakfast is everything. I can have breakfast all day long for all meals. But for some of you who aren't a breakfast person, I got your back. Start small and you will begin to love and long for breakfast. Here are some smoothies that you can make on the go for school! You can prepare them early the day before by keeping them in a little ziplock bag and in the morning, all you have to do is pop it into the blender. It's easy and super healthy for you. I promise it will wake you up more then a coffee would. *wink

Yellow Smoothie
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1 cups pineapple
1 cup mango
1 passion fruit

Orange Smoothie
1/2 cup of freshly squeeze orange juice
1/2 greek yogurt
1 orange
1 peach
1/2 carrot

Pink Smoothie
5 frozen strawberries
1 banana
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup greek yogurt
dust of cinnamon

Red Smoothie
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup greek yogurt
2 cup strawberries
1 cup watermelon

Purple Smoothie
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1 cup blueberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup cherries

Green Smoothie
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup greek yogurt
2 kiwis
1 handful of spinach

If you have done any of them, make sure to post it up for everyone to see with a hastag #breakfastwitheverlyns . I would be so happy to see what you made! Have a great breakfast. Thanks for reading and I will see you guys in my next post!

hugs and kisses

Monday, 22 September 2014

Treating Under Eye Dark Circles || Beauty Bites

Hello Beautiful People !

know you all have been working late and studying hard so give yourself a pad on the back now. People always says if you work hard for it, you will get double in return. Well it is true but it also mean double trouble for our under eyes circles. I have been struggling with under eye circles for far too long and I am putting my foot down. I know it will not get rid of it 100 % but I am determined to reduce them and also prevent future ones. 

So here are some tips and tricks I've learnt about under eye circles and how to get rid of them. Don't worry ladies, I got your back.

Now the most important thing, it may seem boring and obvious is SLEEP! I don't care if I have an important meeting or a test tomorrow, I will always make sure I get plenty of sleep (8 hours). Also another true but boring fact is to drink lots of water. I drink around 2.5-3.0 liters a day and I have definitely seen some lightening under my eyes. 

Now that we are done with the important but boring truth, here are some things you may or may not know that could also help reduce under eye circles :

1. High Vitamin K food

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Beet Greens
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Parsley
  • Spring Onions
  • Chili
  • Asparagus
  • Cucumber 
  • Soy Beans
  • Olive Oil
  • Prunes

2. High Vitamin B12

  • Clams and Crabs
  • Mackerel Fish
  • Tofu
  • All bran
  • Red meat
  • Low fat milk
  • Feta cheese and Mozzarella Cheese
  • Sardines
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt

3. Avoid caffeine as much as possible

4. Stop smoking and always apply a sunscreen around the eye area. Smoking and exposure to UV rays both weaken collagen and cause premature wrinkling and sagging.

5. Increase amount of fruits in your diet example mangoes, bananas and oranges

6. Apply a moisturizer to the eye area nightly

7. Carrots are your bae for treating under eye dark circles.

Tip #1 : To reduce dark circles, place brewed and cooled teabags over the eyes for 15 minutes. Green tea bags may work better than black or herbal tea bags because green tea contains a natural anti-inflammatory chemical, EGCG, which can reduce puffiness. The caffeine in tea bags also works as a diuretic that pulls fluid from the eye sockets and reduces puffiness.

Tip #2 : Put a wet spoon in the fridge for a few hours, when it's cold. Place it on your eye bags and let it rest for a few minutes. Make sure you close your eyes. Leaving two moist green or chamomile tea bags in the fridge overnight, then applying them directly to your eyes for 15 minutes first thing in the morning works wonders too.

Tip #3 : Instead of putting on cucumber slices, you could also use POTATO SLICES (whatttt?) You can use a potato circles for the same purpose (or mix a cucumber and a potato paste together). Use it applying the same principle as described above. This treatment is all natural and very effective in treating under eyes dark circles.

Hugs and kisses

Thursday, 18 September 2014

20 Skin Food || Beauty Bites

20 Skin Food !

1. Olive Oil
   Why? About 75% of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids, which may play a role in the youth      boost.

2. Cherry Tomatoes
    Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, which helps to keep the skin firm and taut by aiding collagen production.

3. Broccoli
   The vitamin C in broccoli aids in collagen production and keeps your skin healthy and supple, while vitamin     E protects your skin cell membranes and guards against UV radiation damage.

  These nuts are one of the best food sources of vitamin E. Eat whole almonds as a snack or add sliced            almonds to salads, cereal, yogurt, stir–fry or baked goods.

5. Berries

6. Peppermint
   A common acne aggravator

7. Dark Chocolate
   Yes chocolate ! Women who consumed a high flavanol cocoa powder drink daily for 12 weeks                     experienced less skin roughness and scaliness

8. Oatmeal

9. Green Tea
    With green tea, the skin tend to be more elastic and smooth, and most importantly less sun damage when        exposed to UV light

10. Red Grapes

11. Beetroots

12. Tofu
      This is so good for people who are suffering skin conditions

13. Kale
      Kale is full of vitamins and it helps detox our skin !

14. Avocado

15. Eggs
      Especially the yolks, which are full of skin clearing selenium, zinc and protein, among other vitamins.

16. Sweet Potato

17. Salmon

18. Pumpkin Seeds

19. Mackerel
      If you want a glowing, radiant complexion and spot-free skin, increase your intake of oily fish, like                 mackerel.

20. Garlic

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Skin Care Routine || Beauty Bites

Hello Beautiful People !

Today for Beauty Bites, I'm going to talk about skin care and the essential routine all women plus men should do every single day ! Now, if you are any like me, I don't know much about skin care and what does it do to my skin till I started. It made a major difference and my skin just feels a lot better !

There are a lot of different routine for different person but the correct way is :

  1. Cleanser
  2. Toner
  3. Serum
  4. Moisturizer
  5. Eye treatment

What does each one does to your skin you may ask?


It cleans and clear you face from all dirty particles like dust, make up, oil etc. The title of it already says much about it. Use it twice a day , morning and night to keep your face clean. No excuse.

Recommendation :

Oily skin

Oil-Free Acne Wash : Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser

Simple Oil Balancing Facial Wash

Cleans and Clear Oil Control Face Wash

Dry Skin 

Olay Gentle Cleanser Conditioning milk

Loreal Hydrafresh Instant freshness Cleanser

Yes to Carrots Fragrance Free Daily Cream Facial Cleanser Image
Yes To Carrots Daily Cream Facial Cleanser

Sensitive Skin 

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser

Yes to Cucumbers Daily Gel Cleanser Image
Yes To Cucumber Daily Gel Cleanser

Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel


Toner does a lot to our skin. It can refresh, moisturize, repair dead or dry skin and balance skin pH. Also, not to forget that it shrink pores !

Recommendation :

Oily Skin

Neutrogena Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner
Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner, 8.4-Fluid Ounce
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner

Olay Oil Minimizing Toner, 7.20-Ounce (Pack of 2)
Olay Oil Minimizing Toner

Dry Skin 

Garnier Softening Toner

The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner

Sensitive Skin

Garnier Aqua Defense Gentle Hydrating Toner

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner

Simple Soothing Facial Toner


Serums could be made for face, under eye, neck or cleavage zones so you’ll need to decide what area you are going to target. Bear in mind, because of the high concentration of active ingredients, serums are usually designed to treat specific problems.

Recommendation : Best see a profession to see what you need exact. For example, dark spots, wrinkles, brightening or acne. Everyone has different problems and it is totally okay ! We all have flaws and we shouldn't be shamed or embarrassed by them because you are you. REMINDER : No one does you better then yourself.


Most of you may think moisturizer are just to moister your face and oily skin people cant apply them. Well, you are wrong. Not only they moisturize your skin and prevent it from drying but it also sets a barrier to prevent your skin from keeping oil and dirty particles. Think moisturizers are important now?

Recommendation :

Oily Skin

Yes to Tomato Daily Balancing Moisturizer

Estee Lauder DayWear Plus Cream Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Lotion SPF 15 Facial Treatment Products

Estee Lauder DayWear Plus Cream Multi Protection Anti Oxidant Lotion SPF 15

The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream Regular
The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream

Dry Skin

Philosophy Hope in a Jar Moisturizer

Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel-Cream
Yes to Carrots Fragrance Free Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 Image

Yes to Carrot Fragrance Free Moisturizer with SPF 15

Sensitive Skin

Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer

Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture

Olay Double Action Essential Moisturizer

Eye Cream/Treatment

This is so essential to me because I often study or work late and have to get up early. So having this treatment is really good to help your eyes stay fresh and bright. Eye creams can help lighten dark circles and also reduce wrinkles. I know some of you may not have wrinkles now but using eye cream now can actually slow down the wrinkle process and reduce them in the future.


The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream

Clinique Repair Wear Intensive Eye Cream

Avene Soothing Eye Contour Cream

Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Intensive Firming Eye Repair Cream

Simple Age Resisting Eye Cream

Wow that was a long post ! I spent so long on this and hope you find it helpful. I know it's hard to stay in a routine but once you take it in, it will turn to a habit.

TIP #1 Buy all the skin care product you need

TIP #2 Place them next to your mirror or on your table so you can see it every morning and before you go to bed.

Hugs and kisses

Saturday, 13 September 2014

How to Choose Blushes Suiting Your Skin Tone || Beauty Bites

Hello, Beautiful People!

Now blushes are one of my essentials ! Without them I could look really nude and "undone". So as I did for the eyeliners, I went and search for help. Did you know that blushes can actually make your face look slimmer? I am going to categorize skin tones in three major :

  • Fair
  • Medium
  • Dark

Fair Skin

It is recommended to have a lighter shade, example Pink, Peach-Pink, Light Coral, and Rose. Also to apply highlights on top of the blush to make you face sharp and slim but still fresh and pretty.

Recommended :
  1. Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush in Rose Petal
  2. Nars Blush in Orgasm
  3. Pink Shade: NYX Blush – Natural
  4. Peach Shade: Nars Blush – Orgasm

Medium Skin

Medium skin is easy. they have a really wide range and are easily bendable to the colors. The best blushes for medium skin toned ladies are rosey pink and deep peaches. If you choose a color that is to light it can make you look ashen, anything to dark will make you look clownish.

Recommended :
  1. Nars The Multiple in South Beach
  2. L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush in Spiced Plum
  3. NYX Stick Blush in Water Lily
  4. Tarte Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride 
  5. Smashbox Blush Rush in Radiance
  6. Peach Shade: Tarte Blush – Tipsy
  7. Pink Shade: NYX Blush – Mocha

Dark Skin

For your skin, choose colors from rose to deep oranges. Choosing a shade that is to light will make your skin appear washed out and pale. You want to enhance the natural beauty of your skin.For cheek highlighting using a gold color is stunning. Using a champagne color will look to frosty against the skin.

  1. Maybelline Master Glaze by Face Studio Glisten Blush Stick in Make a Mauve
  2. Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Blush in #1
  3. Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Coral Reef
  4. Peach Shade: NYX Blush – Cinnamon
  5. ink Shade: Tarte Blush – Amused
Hope this helps ! More Beauty Bits soon ! 

Hugs and kisses

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Type of Eyeliners and their Pro and Cons || Beauty Bites

Hello Beautiful People !

Have you ever purchased an eyeliner but didn't work well as you expected?
Have you ever walked into a store and did not know which eyeliner you would prefer?

*raise hand* I know I have.

I have been around asking and interviewing some profession asking their opinion on eyeliners. So sit back and relax because I am going to sort out all your doubts and questions. Now there are three major types of eyeliners :

  1. i.  Liquid Eyeliner
  2. ii. Gel Eyeliner 
  3. iii. Pencil Eyeliner

Liquid Eyeliner 

Now, I personally love liquid eyeliner, i think they are fast, easy and does the job. The one I recommend is the Maybelline Masterline liquid eyeliner, which I adore much deeply. However, not everyone's taste is the same so here is what the liquid eyeliner can do :-

  • a. easy to control
  • b. once on, it will not fade out until makeup remover is applied.
  • c. bold
  • d. easy to apply cat eyes
  • e. makes eyelashes looks thicker #bonus

What I would say is a downer for liquid eyeliners is that you cannot do a smoky, smudged eye effect if you are looking for one.

Gel Eyeliners

To be honest, I have tried many gel eyeliners but still could not find what I was looking for, so if you have any recommendations, please do leave a comment or tweet me! Gel eyeliner is said to be a All-in-One thing. Why?

  1. It can do cat eye
  2. It can be smudged and make a smoky effect
  3. It is precised
  4. It is creamy
  5. easy to apply

Foe a great eyeliner like this required lots and lots of practice and good quality gel eyeliner. It is also a tiny bit troublesome to carry it while traveling as you have to squeeze in another angled brush for the eyeliner.

Pencil Eyeliner

This is the most commonly used eyeliner in the beauty industry because

  1. easy to carry
  2. easy to apply and control
  3. easy to find in all make up brands
  4. dry to a long lasting finish
  5. softer look

The only thing I would complain about it is that, if you do not sharpen this bad boy up, you will end up looking like a panda. #nojoke So if you ever decided to buy a pencil eyeliner, make sure you get a sharpener too and sharpen it every time!

I Hope you enjoy this little Beauty Bites ! Stay tone for How to Choose Your Blush According to Skin Tone next really soon !

Hugs and kisses