Best of 2016

Let’s kick off 2017 with some retrospective. But first, an explanation. In 2017 I plan to blog more: write more reviews, comparisons, do #FOTD or #EOTD type of posts… things like that. But for that to work I need to focus on you, dear readers.

Let’s see which posts you liked the most in 2016.

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1. December Destash Goodies

In this post I talked about some of the first perfume oil samples that I’d received. Although I haven’t used it recently, Anna is still one of my favourites. I still believe it’s a perfect blend of gourmand and floral notes on a sandalwood base that doesn’t go weirdly dry on my skin. I’m actually waiting for a full-sized bottle of this – it was also bought in a Sunday swap and is now *somewhere* in Europe. I don’t want to turn this into a rant so let’s just say I’m getting really impatient with the post!

I have found a new owner for Smelly Yeti Dame It, while Lou Lou’s Fruit Basket Cider stays at my place, waiting to be picked up. Honestly, I’ve acquired so many bottles and samples in 2016 that FBC got sidetracked but I plan to wear it on damp(er) days (it’s been dry as in a desert here).

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2. Taste Test – Activlab Breakfast Protein

Taste tests are something I plan to return to once I get back into fitness (it’s a long story, nearly ripe for a proper, dedicated blog post). The idea here is to try various foods marketed as “fit”, “healthy”, “delicious” options for bodybuilders or simply people that want to reduce their sugar/carb intake but still have fun, lovely meals. Activlab Breakfast Protein was one of such brekkie options but I plan to review protein bars and shakes, too.

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3. Inspiration Food

How appropriate for new year resolutions! This one was about finding the right time to start something. Most people choose 1 January to make that big change in their life but I believe you should do that whenever you feel ready. December’s a right bitch when it comes to healthy eating, negating your efforts as you go, so January makes sense if you want to start dieting. I’m cringing at myself as I write this but I plan to start over in the first month of 2017.

Honourable mentions:

  1. Going Strong or How to Eat Loads and Stay Slim
  2. Lipstick Brand of the Month: Hello Waffle
  3. I’ve Updated My Nailcare Routine!

 

various indie cosmetics in flatlay composition: eyeshadow, lipsticks, nail polish, perfume

Thanks to everyone for sticking with me and reading my blog! What kind of posts would you like to read in the future?

Blogmas #18: Memories over Macros

This has been on my mind for the past couple of days if not the whole month of December. As time moves on, tracking macros is getting harder and harder. Not because I would be trying to lose weight but because I’m bulking, and I think there really is no reason to keep it all on point. I don’t feel frustrated, just lazy.

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Blogmas #16: Top 3 Christmas Baking Ideas

As previously stated, I love baking. I’m not terribly good at it but I try my best to bake a decent-looking cake or cookies that taste good, too! Even though I’ve been bulking for the past few months, I still prefer low-carb or at least sugar-free sweets. Below you can find some healthified recipes that should satisfy your sweet tooth!

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Blogmas #13: Let’s Bake a Cake!

Sometimes I get this kind of unavoidable desire to bake a cake. I just feel like I really have to bake something, otherwise I will be restless for the entire day. Yesterday was one of such days. On top of that I had a raging headache that just wouldn’t go away, no matter how much paracetamol I consumed. Luckily I saw a photo of a beautiful, gorgeous cake on Facebook (and later on Instagram) and contacted the owner, Eva. She very kindly sent me the recipe for it so if you want to know how I baked my version of it, click on the “Continue reading” link. 😉

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Blogmas #9: Taste Test – Activlab Breakfast Protein

Today’s post (okay I was supposed to post it yesterday but life got in the way :P) is going to be a little different this time round. I want this blog to be also a place where gym-going people find information on protein-rich food.

Are you interested in an oatmeal breakfast with a twist? Read on.

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Travel Bucket List

Hello, readers! Summer’s in full swing and although this time around I haven’t travelled much (having a job can be tough), it is no secret that I love explorning unknown corners of Slovenia as well as the world. Not many of you know that I have another little corner in the blogosphere, A Wayfarers’ Blog, which was used to describe the adventure on which I went with my friend a few years ago and later my solo adventure, again to England. Obviously I don’t post there any more; instead I’ll focus on this one (Bunnyechoes) because I don’t believe in that many online blogging outlets. I don’t like things to be spread too thin after all!

France 2013.
France 2013.

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Reverse Diet

There’s a new chapter in my so-called book of dieting. In the past few months, I ate relatively little (about 1600 kcal, sometimes a bit more and sometimes a bit less due to carb cycling) and my body adapted to the lower intake of food after a while. As a consequence, there was no improvement or it was so minuscule that I decided for a change. I had a few options.

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New In #1

These are the products I’ve bought recently. As you can see, it’s a mix of beauty and fitness items so hopefully everyone will find something interesting to check out. Please bear in mind it’s my first time doing anything like this so the post might not be as coherent as it’s supposed to be. The pictures aren’t stellar, I know, but they will look better once I edit them on my laptop. 🙂

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Vanilla protein latte macchiato

Sometimes, you’re just bored of coffee. Well, not really, but it gets to a point when even a cup of coffee just doesn’t satisfy your craving, either because you’ve cut your sugary syrups, flavoured creamers or… Or maybe you’d just like to try something new and squeeze some protein macros in while you’re at it. After all, who can say no to a tasty protein treat?

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