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  1. The lovely people at Aduna are kindly giving away one of their fabulous gift boxes as a prize in my latest Twitter giveaway!

    One lucky winner will win a tub of energising baobab powder, a tub of nutrient dense moringa powder and some scrumptious baobab raw energy bars.  Yum!

    To enter, just follow us both on Twitter and retweet the giveaway tweet by 22.05.15.  Here’s the tweet you need:

  2. 5 beauty uses for coconut oil lylia rose beauty blog blogger lifestyle

    My 5 Favourite Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil
     
    1. In Shower Moisturiser
    Rub a Malteser sized amount over legs and arms whilst in the shower for super smooth skin that lasts days!  Be careful though as your bath or shower floor may become rather slippy.
     
    2. Make Up Remover
    Rub a pea size amount all over your face and wipe off with a warm wet flannel.  It even removes eye makeup!  I do this in the shower every morning as it's much easier than over a sink.  It also makes your face amazingly soft.  If any eye make up is left, I just use a cotton pad with a little coconut oil on afterwards.  It's solid, but melts as it touches the face.
     
    3. Lip Balm
    It softens my lips whilst used on my face in the shower, but you can add a little extra to your lips at any point for softness and gloss!
     
    4. Mouthwash
    Yep, but not how you'd imagine! See my 'oil pulling' blog post by clicking here.
     
    5. Hair Protector 
    Great for protecting your hair from sun damage.  Smooth it through wet beach or pool hair to keep it super conditioned.  It will make it rather greasy (for a couple of days from experience) so best saved for beach days only!
     
    Do you recommend coconut oil for any other beauty uses?
     
    Victoria :)
     
  3. ombar acai & blueberry dark chocolate raw lylia rose food blog lifestyl
    ombar acai & blueberry dark chocolate raw lylia rose food blog lifestyl

    Ombar Organic Raw Chocolate Review | Acai & Blueberry

    I take back what I said about their strawberries and cream bar.  This flavour is now my favourite!  I keep trying so many delicious dark and raw chocolates recently, I'll never need to reach for a standard chocolate bar again! I also can't believe I never used to like dark chocolate.  I must have been crazy as it's actually really delicious and even more chocolatey than milk choc.
     
    This bar has the tasty richness and depth of quality dark chocolate, but is also mixed with fruity intense berry powders. The berries compliment the dark chocolate flavour perfectly.  I've had two pieces today and I'm struggling to keep myself away from my kitchen cupboard. Please, please Ombar - double (at least) the size of these bars!!
     
    Such a delicious, more guilt free chocolate. More guilt free than your standard choccie bar as these are made from antioxidant rich raw cacao.  Coconut sugar is used rather than refined sugar.  The coconut sugar contains some nutrients, compared to none in refined sugar. It also has a lower GI so is more body friendly.  It's not a perfect sugar (it is still sugar after all), but I think it's a better choice than refined sugar if consumed occasionally.  The blueberries and acai berry powder do provide 'an intense berry blast' and are also well known superfood themselves.
     
    I've mentioned in a lot of posts the great antioxidant quality of dark chocolate, but did you know it also contains some great vitamins and minerals?  Dark chocolate contains iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin K to name a few! Best get munching!
     
    Have you tried anything from the Ombar range?
     
    Victoria :)