Raw Bars / Shampoo and Conditioner

For this review I tested 2 of the 7 flavours of Primal Pantry bars. I was especially very curious about the ‘Coconut Macadamia’ flavour as I’m crazy about coconut and I love macadamia nuts. I can already tell you, that this one is my favourite out of these 2. I do like the ‘Brazil nut & Cherry’ too, but it’s just sweeter and I like nutty. It’s personal taste. The structure of the bars is really nice and knowing that they don’t use any junk, makes it taste even better. The bars are paleo proof and so they’re free from grains, refined sugars, soy and processed vegetable oils. I also love the simple packaging, with these lovely soft colours. Very cute! I’m curious to try more flavours. Very handy, healthy snacks for on the way.

I love everything with rose smell, including roses itself, haha! I always washed my hair with Olive Branch from Lush, but my hair needed some more treatment as it became a bit dry. So I looked for a shampoo and conditioner from just one brand, because in combination it works better. I found the Urtekram Rose. I love the smell and I do like the shampoo quite a lot, but after using it for several weeks, I don’t have the idea the conditioner is making a lot of difference. In my opinion it could have been a bit more creamy too. Maybe my hair was just too dry, to notice a difference though. Something very positive I think, are the sizes of the bottles, not too small and not too unhandy big. Overall I think they’re nice hair care products. So if you have normal hair and you’re looking for a new vegan and cruelty free shampoo and conditioner, give it a go!

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Raw bars / Burgers

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When me, my sister and my mum were in the train on our way to Rotterdam, we met a really nice girl. The reason we started chatting is because she was reading the same book as me (Vegan for Her). She was vegan too, lived in the Czech Republic and worked for a really cool vegan company called ‘Lifefood’. They sell are sorts of raw food. All ‘Lifefood’ products are raw, organic, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free and there is no added sugar. They sell very cool stuff, like raw sausages, superfood powders, raw crispbread, all sort of treats and lots more. You should really take a look at their img_0386website. The girl happened to carry around the Lifebars and she gave us 3 to try. So kind! The bars don’t only look very nice, but tey’re also delicious. She gave us the ‘Chocolate’, the ‘Brazil Guarana’ and the ‘Carob Hazelnut’. Especially the ‘Brazil Guarana’ was really yummy. Later when hotspot hunting in Rotterdam I found a coconut flavour in a health store called ‘Gimsel’. I really liked the coconut! I didn’t see them in any stores in the UK yet, but in case you can get your hands on them somewhere, I recommend trying them. You can always order them from their website. Though it can’t take long before a good brand like this is also available in stores around the UK.

When going for a nice burger these ones are really good. They have a nice texture and they taste great. They also taste amazing with some nice mash potato and some veggies on the side. I like these burgers because they taste quite neutral and they go with everything. They’re soy based, so they contain a lot of protein (18,2gr). What makes it very nice for people who go to the gym and want to get some extra protein into their bodies after a work out. Linda McCartney is not all vegan, because they also do some vegetarian things. Though they don’t only have vegan burgers. There is a whole range of vegan products. For all their vegan options you can go to their website. I also really like their sausages. A huge benefit of Linda McCartney sausages is that it’s available in most supermarkets, even some smaller ones. So for a quick meal you just throw them on a nice bun with some ketchup and yum!

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