April Favourites 2017 : What I have been loving this month
This month I roped in my sister to help with what things to include in the April favourites 2017 blog post. It is a bit of a mixed bunch but hopefully you will find some value in this post and maybe try a couple of the things which we mention!
I have also filmed a chatty youtube video featuring what I am going to mention and would love you to also head on over there and check it out! Whilst you’re there why not have a look at some of my other videos too! I aim to upload 2 videos a week, a mixture of vlogging, tips, healthy meal idea, workouts and just generally things which i think you will enjoy! If you could comment, like or share the with any of your friends who you think may be interested then I will give you a big virtual squeeze!
I had a look back to see what I was loving in April 2016, and pretty much everything I mentioned I still use on a daily basis! Wonder if I will look back on my April favourites 2017 the same next year!
Ritter Coconut Chocolate
I tried this for the first time on camera as my sister rough me back a bar. Coconut is a flavour which I was never a fan of but over the past couple of years it has probably become one of my favourites! I was sceptical about this bar though as thought that surely the coconut cream would overwhelm the chocolate taste, I like the Lindt coconut chocolate but that only has small pieces in it…I was wrong. It is delicious. It is not overpowering at all and the chocolate is really smooth. If you like coconut, definitely pick it up!
Aldi Roasted Red Pepper Dip
I only spotted this last week as it must be a new product for summer. I expected a salsa type dip so was surprised to open it and find almost like a hummus type texture. I probably should have looked on the back of the packet and seen that cannellini beans were the second ingredient listed! It has a smoky taste and I have been enjoying with carrot and cucumber sticks on a lunchtime. The macros and calories are also brilliant, at about 60 calories for 50g.
Maybelline Lash sensational mascara:
This was one of my sisters favourites, but I know from past experience that I love Maybelline mascara so will be picking up one of these to try for sure!
I love asparagus. It is definitely one of my favourite vegetables and I am so glad that it is now back in season and not so expensive to pick up from the supermarkets! My favourite way to cook is probably steamed and then roasted with some black pepper and lemon juice! So good. Pick some up next time you see it!
Lorna Jane Activewear:
Another one of Hannah’s favourites. I don’t own any Lorna Jane clothing myself, but Hannah is a big fan. It is an Australian brand which is now becoming more readily available over here. The quality and style is at the more luxurious end of fitness wear, similar to Lululemon and Sweaty Betty in my opinion, so some of the items can be a bit more expensive. However if you are wanting to invest in some good quality gym wear which will make you feel amazing and last a long time, then I recommend you take a look and see if anything catches your eye!
A long way home (Lion) by Saroo Brierley : https://goo.gl/g8UFxV
This book is simply incredible. One of the best I have ever read. It is a story of an indian orphan who gets lost and finds himself in Kalkuta, 1000s of miles from home. He eventually gets adopted by an Australian family, and this book is the story of how he searched for his family back in India and their reunion. I shed a tear on a couple of occasions. Such a wonderful story and I think i need to now watch the film!
Sarah’s Day Youtube Channel: https://goo.gl/4eoy75
I don’t know how I have not come across her channel before now! But basically I have been binge watching all of her videos this past month. Sarah is a fitness and lifestyle vlogger from Sydney, her videos show what she eats, how she trains and basically what she gets up to! She is such a happy person and that is infectious. All her videos make me so jealous and want to move to Australia! The lifestyle over there just looks like it would suit me so much, the food, the coffee shops, the gyms, the beaches, the weather…do i need to go on?! But yes check out her videos if you are after some motivation, food idea or workout tips, or if you just want to be put in a good mood!
Thanks so much for reading my april favourites 2017 and for all your continued support. I am forever grateful to each and every one of you for taking the time to read or comment, even you silent ones ?
If there is anything which you think I need to try this coming month, let me know! I would love to hear from you!
Love Abi xxxx