Dairy-free Discoveries: Oatly Oat Milk

I’ve decided to introduce a new segment to my blog. Everyone must surely know by now that I developed a milk and egg allergy two years ago. It was difficult to deal with for the first year, and that was my transition period – coming to terms with the fact that I can no longer eat what I like when I like.

It’s such an ugly allergy because you are so limited. There is milk and egg in almost everything! But it did get easier, and I am now at a point where I’m used to not being able to eat whatever I want.

Thankfully, the world is changing and adapting to the influx of vegans and those who are gluten free. I’m not vegan by the way. I still love my meat.

Anyway, every month I will be sharing one of my dairy-free life-changing discoveries in this Dairy-free Discoveries segment. You have no idea how happy I am when I find an alternative I can eat!

So let me introduce my first discovery:

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Oatly Oat Drink and Oatly Barista Edition

Finding a milk alternative took me such a long time. Along with the milk allergy, my body began to reject many of the nuts I could eat before, so almond milk was a no-no for me. I’m also allergic to soya and all the other milk alternatives are watery, so this didn’t work for me when I was used to drinking the green-lid milk. My mum would buy the long-life milk from Costco, which is deliciously creamy. So, I set my standards too high and kept disappointing myself.

But when I discovered the Swedish Oatly’s Oat Milk, I was in heaven! To be honest, the blue version – the original – is still watery, but it works for having cereal in the morning. But it does not work for tea and coffee. It makes bits rise to the top, which I detest.

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The Oatly Barista Edition Oat Milk is a lifesaver! It’s creamy and you can froth it up, making it perfect for baristas to use. I cannot live without this milk! It is also sweeter and includes calcium, so I’m still getting the goodness I need.

Oatly has made my dairy-free life that little bit easier to deal with.

I hope you liked my first installment of Dairy-free Discoveries. Let me know what you think.

Mich x

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Faith = Belief

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Hey all. Coming to you with a late Motivational Monday post.

“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”

In other words – faith!

Lately, I’ve been living life like this – looking forward to something; believing that something great is going to happen.

When your mindset is like this, not only will you believe, but you will also provoke things to happen. You will take actions that lead to great opportunities, because you trust that the end result will be positive.

When you don’t look forward to anything in life, you don’t take actions to make things happen. And so, you don’t experience new things and become frustrated.

Obviously, things don’t just happen out of thin air. A lot of the time, we have to take the first step before we see results. But as long as we are doing that having faith that something will come of it, it may not happen after one, two or three tries, but it will. And that is what matters.

I challenge you to go about your day – and every day – looking forward to something. Have a good one!

Mich x

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Get Stronger

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Happy Monday everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve done a Motivational Monday’s post, but here it is:

“Life doesn’t get easier, you get stronger.”

This couldn’t be closer to the truth. No one has ever lived a problem-free life. Sorry to break it to you, but life can be unfair at times. It can come at you hard. Sometimes it gives you a break, but in general, life is a teacher.

The hardships that you face either make you or break you. And when they make you, that is when you get stronger. You cannot get stronger if you do not overcome, because there is always a harder battle waiting for you later on down the line. You cannot move on to the next step without wining the current battle you are facing.

The next time you go through a problem, or if you are going through a difficulty at this moment in time, remember that 1) no problem lasts forever and 2) when, not if, you overcome it, you will be stronger and wiser. You will have the experience to be able to take on whatever else may come your way.

I hope that this message has motivated someone today. Have an excellent Monday!

Mich x

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Virtuous Woman

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Good morning beauties and happy Monday!

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her worth is far above rubies.”

Isn’t this quote so beautiful? It comes from an incredible book and talks about an amazing woman.

The definition of virtuous is to have or show high moral standards.

We don’t find many women like this nowadays. Some may think it’s “extra” or “boring” to be virtuous, but it is a special trait that many lack.

This verse says that a virtuous woman’s worth is far above rubies, meaning she is valuable, and particularly so, because she is rare. Especially when most are following the crowd and giving in to peer pressure to do things they don’t even want to.

I choose to be true to myself and my beliefs. I have a conscience that won’t allow me to act unlike myself, because I believe in my worth and in who I am. I won’t be forced to do things I don’t want to and I don’t care if that makes me “weird” or outdated” to some.

I’d rather be virtuous than a follower.

What about you?

Mich x

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What Are You a Product Of?

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Good morning beautiful people. I am back with another Motivational Monday post for you all.

“You are a product of your decisions, not your circumstances.”

We like to play the victim, don’t we? We sure can be petty sometimes.

“It’s not my fault my dad doesn’t want anything to do with me”. “I didn’t ask to be born into this family”. “I can’t help that we live in this rundown area”.

Sound familiar? If not, I’m sure there’s been a time when you’ve complained about something that you can’t change, which is just as bad as the examples above.

It’s not because you were born into a poor family that you have to be poor for the rest of your life, or because you live in an area where people don’t make anything of themselves in life, that you have to be another statistic. Its not because you don’t look like her that you can’t have just as much of an impact as she does, and then some.

Why can’t you be the one who decides to make the difference? The key word is decide. You choose to do you, whether doing you is starting up a successful business, buckling down and getting that First degree, or giving in to peer pressure, getting involved with the wrong crowd and doing illegal things to make quick money. Either way, you can’t complain later on because you chose to do you, abi (meaning ‘isn’t it’, ‘yes’ or ‘right’ in Yoruba)?

Let’s just hope that the decisions you make get you somewhere in life, so you can be proud that you didn’t allow the circumstances to shape you.

Have a wonderful day.

Mich x

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Choose Hope

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It’s been a minute guys, but welcome back to another Motivational Monday post.

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

Sounds like pure cheese doesn’t it? But you can’t deny that it’s true.

As long as you continue to hope and believe in a dream, the possibility of it coming true is still on the table. Once you remove hope out of the equation, you can forget it. Things don’t happen out of thin air. What you believe in is what will come into existence, only because your belief will push you to fight for it. So if you give up and no longer have any hope, you won’t fight. Thus, your dream will remainsjust a dream.

I hope this inspires those of you who were about to give up to keep hoping.

Have a wonderful day!

Mich x

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What’s in My Bag: Rose Gold Edition

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I never thought I’d do a post like this, but I only recently realised that there is a colour scheme going on in my bag: rose gold.

I know this colour has been popular among millenials, but I didn’t think much of it until I found myself gravitating towards it whenever I had to choose something. Even my leaving card from my previous job was designed in black, white and gold because my friend said that she noticed those were the colours I wore the most (gold in accessories).

The two rose gold pouches are part of a trio that I impulse bought in Primark. It comes with a larger one, which I took with me to Paris (blog about my trip coming soon).

In the bigger pouch, I keep my larger essentials, such as body spray, deodorant, a hairbrush, hand cream and a discreet tin for sanitary towels/pantyliners. I take a lot of things to work with me, so it’s more organised to have them all in one place.

In the smaller pouch, I keep mints, a mirror, a pack of tissue, a Vaseline Lip Therapy tin and my travelcard when I’m not using it.

I specifically bought this purse for 2018. New year, new purse. It’s all about your mindset and how you see things, so there was no way I was starting 2018 with a crusty old purse.

For Christmas, I got a John Lewis gift card and some money, which I combined to purchase this Olivia Burton watch with a rose gold face. I love big face watches. I wanted something that I could wear for everyday use, but was still pretty. And voila, black and gold.

My Samsung Galaxy S7 is gold, and I bought this sparkly gold phone case a while ago. When my phone is not in my hand, I like to keep it in my bag, because I tend to feel like I’m addicted to it when I’m holding it but not using it.

What do you keep in your bag? Do you have a colour theme going on?

Mich x

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