All posts by Maria Guldbrand

Sourcedbox April – 2018

So many different snacks to try. I am so excited, but am I not that every month? 😀

Scroll down to the end of this post, if you want to get a discount code for your first monthly box.

 

 

Thai chilli puffs – APE SNACKS
Light coconut and rice spiced puffs. Sounds so delicious!

Curry flavour chickpeas – CHERRY P’S
With just chickpeas and curry powder. I love chickpeas and curry. I had a few of these, and they are so delicious. Going to make a curry stew and add these on top. Yum!

Chocolate orange squares – PEAKZ
Zesty chocolate bite packed with B12 and iron.

BBQ spiced nuts – TANYA’S
Smokey BBQ nuts

Cacao bar – NATURYA
Superfood bar with a mix of cacao, hemp seeds, gojis, chia and quinoa.

Zesty lemon bar – GB CHEW
Bar with lemon and fresh water algae. Bar with a high protein content.

Choc chip & coconut – PRETTY SMART FOOD CO.
A bar with chocolate chips, coconut flakes and a dash of sea salt

Strawberry & pistachio chocolate – PANA 
With 47% raw chocolate with chocolate and pistachio pieces. Strawberries is one of my favorite fruits

Assorted teas – WE ARE TEA
Peppermint, green and english breakfast tea. Love that there are 3 flavours to try out

Triple berry sparkling water – UGLY
100% natural natural sparkling water. with triple berry flavour

So excited to try these snacks out.

Want to see what was in the other boxes? 

Click here to see March 2018 box

Click here to see the february 2018 box

Click here to see the january 2018 box

Click here to see the December 2017 box

Click here to see the September 2016 box

Click here to see the August 2016 box

Click here to see the July 2016 box

Click here to see the June 2016 box

Click here to se the May 2016 box

Click here to see the April 2016 box

Do you want to order you own box? click here

If you subscribe to Sourcedbox through the link above you will receive 15% off your first MONTHLY box. Just to make you aware, that this helps me get a discount on my next box.
I’m am not the only person that can do this. You can even do it! When you subscribe to your Monthly Sourcedbox you get a referral code. This code can you put anywhere. I wanted to share this with you, in case you wanted to help out yourself, a friend or even a family member to get a cheaper box.

Have you tried this months box? If yes what did you think of it? Comment your favorite snack from the box, in the comment section, I would love to know.

Much Love
Maria

 

Sourcedbox March 2018

I totally forgot to make this months sourcedbox post. The sourcedbox arrived a little later than it usually do, because of the storm over there. But here it is, hope you like it.

Mighty mango slices – PRESS
Fruit with a lot of vitamin A. No added sugar, the only ingredient is mango. I love mango, the texture was a bit hard. This would be so good if it was a bit more soft, kind of hurt my teeth a little, but the flavour was so good!

Butternut squash squares – INNATE
With a tasty blend of warming  butternut squash, onion and pepper. I am not a bit fan a butternut squash. But I am still going to try it. You never no maybe I will like it a lot.

Mylk and crispie chocolate bar – RAW HALO
With healthy buckwheat and raw mylk chocolate. Super delicious chocolate.

Salted peas – BRAVE
British grown peas, roasted and tossed in salt. YUM. these were so good!

Bbq roasted corn – LOVE CORN
Roasted corn with bbq flavour. These are so much better than the ones with just salt.

Toffee triumph protein chunks – TREEK
Protein bites with toffee flavour. Easy way to get some protein.

Orange chocolate chickpeas – SOURCEDBOX
Chocolate orange flavour, with a chickpea center. This was so good. I need more. 😀

Kale and cashew bar – THE FOOD DOCTOR
Oats and apple, with a mix of veggies. a great source of fibre. I must say I did not love this one, Normally I love kale, but the taste was a bit weird for me, greate texture though.

Almond and vanilla quinoa granola – QNOLA
With puffed quinoa, almonds and chia seeds with a mix of the flavours vanilla and cinnamon. Love these puffed quinoas, they are so light and fluffy. Great on a smoothie bowl.

Toasted coconut soda – BIG BOSS PALM
With toasted coconut, a hint of citrus and a added sparkling thai coconut water base.
I am not a big fan of coconut water, but I might like this one.

Want to see what was in the other boxes? 

Click here to see the february 2018 box

Click here to see the january 2018 box

Click here to see the December 2017 box

Click here to see the September 2016 box

Click here to see the August 2016 box

Click here to see the July 2016 box

Click here to see the June 2016 box

Click here to se the May 2016 box

Click here to see the April 2016 box

Do you want to order you own box? click here

If you subscribe to Sourcedbox through the link above you will receive 15% off your first MONTHLY box. Just to make you aware, that this helps me get a discount on my next box.
I’m am not the only person that can do this. You can even do it! When you subscribe to your Monthly Sourcedbox you get a referral code. This code can you put anywhere. I wanted to share this with you, in case you wanted to help out yourself, a friend or even a family member to get a cheaper box.

Have you tried this months box? If yes what did you think of it? Comment your favorite snack from the box, in the comment section, I would love to know.

Much love
Maria

Sourcedbox – February 2018

Been loving the sourcedbox  recently. It is so easy for me the eat healthier snacks when i receive my sourcedbox.

Sometimes there are things in the box that I am kind of hesitant to try, but then I usually  end up loving them.

I wanted to try a different background. i really wanted som color.

 

 

 

Birch water with elderflower – TAPPED
Organic birch water with elderflower.
Not a huge fan of birch water, but I love elderflower.

Energy bar with cacao nibs – Tsampa
A nutty taste of tsampa, with a bitter taste of cacao nibs

Apple and banana – CRUSHED 
This is filled with crushed apple, banana and a dash of apple juice.
Tate really good, easy to eat. Not filled with sugar, just fruits.

Super coconut chocolate bar – RYTHM 108
Dark chocolate bar with coconut and oat filling. The texture of this bar was so good. Better then, this is the best coconut bar I have ever tried! the texture was amazing! so yummy!

Beetroot and cacao bar – SNACT
With only bananas, oats and pumpkin seeds and superfoods like cacao, quinoa and almonds.

Rock salt pretzel bites – INDIE BAY SNACKS
Round spelt pretzels with salt.
These taste just like regular pretzels. so good!

Hazelnut and cacao truffles – NOURI
Hand crafted, luxurious, rich and chewy chocolate truffles. havn’t tried these yet, but they sounds so delicious.

Savoury Bombay mix – DHIKARI
A blend of nuts, seeds and buckwheat groats, this blend is roasted with the signature blend

Absolutely chocolate – ROLLA GRANOLA
Chocolate granola with nuts and fruit.

Almond nut clusters – PURE BITE
Bite sized nut clusters with cashews, sliced almonds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds
These were so good. Not covered with a lot of sugar. These were also so filling.

Click here to see the january 2018 box

Click here to see the December 2017 box

Click here to see the September 2016 box

Click here to see the August 2016 box

Click here to see the July 2016 box

Click here to see the June 2016 box

Click here to se the May 2016 box

Click here to see the April 2016 box

Do you want to order you own box? click here

If you subscribe to Sourcedbox through the link above you will receive 15% off your first MONTHLY box. Just to make you aware, that this helps me get a discount on my next box.
I’m am not the only person that can do this. You can even do it! When you subscribe to your Monthly Sourcedbox you get a referral code. This code can you put anywhere. I wanted to share this with you, in case you wanted to help out a friend or a family member to get a cheaper box.

Have you tried this months box? If yes what did you think of it? Comment your favorite snack from the box, in the comment section, I would love to know.

Much Love
Maria

 

Sourcedbox – January 2018

Time to show you what is in this months sourcedbox. I think this is my favorite box they have come out with. Excited to see the rest of the boxes this year.

 

Kale chips – Tanya’s
Cheesy kale crisps, with sundried tomato and cashew sauce.
I now I am going to love these, I am obsessed with Kale chips.

Vanilla choc chip protein bar – Pulsin
Cookie dough texture bar, with 13g. of plant based protein. Yum!

Tropical mix – Wyldsson
A mix of cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, banana, raisins, coconut, mango, raspberries and orange. This just sound delicious!

Dark chocolate bananito – Mightybee
Solar dried banana bar, that has been dipped in dark chocolate. Never tried a solar dried banana bar, but hey I am excited to try this.

Fruit and nut 75% – Enjoy
Chocolate bar with raisins and crunchy almond pieces.
Been enjoying dark chocolate a lot more these days.

Cacao and orange flapjack – Creative nature
Raw cacao bar with an added hint of orange, with lots of fibre and protein.
Just ate this, yum! Love anything orange 😀

Cinnamon and ginger goody bites – Biostyle
Goody bites with cinnamon and ginger.

Orange sparkling water – ugly
100% natural sparkling water with orange and mandarin
Orange again, yum!

Full of beans – The food doctor
a mix of roasted and salted beans.
These were so good!

Dried jujube fruit – Abakus
sweet and chewy jujube fruit.
Never tried jujube, i am intrigued

Chocolate protein powder – Pulsin
Plant based chocolate protein powder.
Who doesn’t  like chocolate 🙂

 

Click here to see the December 2017 box

Click here to see the September box

Click here to see the August box

Click here to see the July box

Click here to see the June box

Click here to se the May box

Click here to see the April box

Do you want to order you own box? click here

If you subscribe to Sourcedbox through the link above you will receive 15% off your first MONTHLY box. Just to make you aware, that this helps me get a discount on my next box.
I’m am not the only person that can do this. You can even do it! When you subscribe to your Monthly Sourcedbox you get a refferal code. This code can you put anywhere. I wanted to share this with you, in case you wanted to help out a friend or a family member to get a cheaper box.

Much love
Maria

My goals for the new year 🎊 🎇

2017 has ended and this is usually the time where we make new years resolutions but, I’m am not such a firm believer in new years resolution, but I do think about what I want to achieve, and what some of my goals are for the new year. I don’t think we should make new years resolution because we never tend to stick to it.

  • I want to be more outgoing – this has been a goal of mine for many years now, and it is something I work on everyday, so it is not really a new goal but more of eternal goal of mine.
  • I want to take better care of myself – i recently started working out, but I am not so good at eating the right food, so I want to take better care of myself. I want to look into meal prepping.
  • I want to read – I actually love reading but i never sit myself down and do it. I tend to choose netflix over reading.
  • I want to be better at putting blog posts up. I have been neglecting my blog lately. I haven’t put as many blog posts up in 2017 as I wanted. But I love writing content.

These are not a lot of goals, but I don’t want to change myself. And maybe over the year there will be some goals added and maybe some removed. I also don’t want to be to strict about these goals, because then I know, I’m not going to achieve them

Hope you had a great new years eve.
Do you have something that you want to achieve in 2018?

Much love
Maria

 

Classic holiday makeup – Red lip and smokey eyes

This is an example of a classic holiday look. It is simple one the eyes and with a bold lip. Love a classic look like this.

 

 

 

 

 

products i’ve used

Face:
Foundation – Maybelline fit me – luminous+smooth in 115
Concealer –  Makeup revolution ultra cream contour
blush – Rimmel sculpting palette in 003 Golden Bronze
Contour – Makeup Revolution Ultra cream contour
contour – W7 honolulu bronzer
Highlighter –Rimmel sculpting palette in 003 Golden Bronze

Eyes:
Crease color – Matte brown eyeshadow
Crease color – Black shadow
lid color – white shadow
Inner corner – highlighter
Lower lashline – brown and black shadow
Mascara – Maybelline The falsies Push up drama in waterproof

Eyebrows:
Wet’n wild brow kit the lightest brown mixed with the darker powder.
Maybelline brow precise Fiber filler in soft brown

Lips:
Rimmel kate matte lipstick in 110

 

Hope you have a merry christmas.

Much love
Maria

Sourcedbox – December 2017

I have decided to subscribe to sourcedbox again. I have missed it so much. So you can see my post every month, and see what is in the box, and what my thoughts about the box of the month is. On the bottom of the page, there will be a link. It will take you to Sourcedbox’s webpage. If you subscribe to your first monthly box you can save some money, by clicking on the link.

Look at all these yummy snacks!

Vegetable Crisps – Emily Crisps
I love crunchy crisps, these are a good alternative. I have tried their version with banana crisps, and they were so good. This package contain French beans, sugar snap peas and black edamame beans.

Bliss balls – The Bondi kitchen
These are plant protein bliss balls, with nut and a hint of orange. I love the combination chocolate and orange, and it is perfect for christmas.

Mint chocolate/cherry protein bites – SAF
These are chocolate bites with cherry and mint. I work out so this is a perfect after workout snack.

Seed superbar – Naturya
This is a high protein and fiber bar. It is packed with 8 superfoods. So easy to get some superfoods.

Christmas spice chocolate bar – Sourcedbox
This is sourcedbox very own chocolatebar. It is a chocolate bar with spices, orange and raisins. This is so good, it is not to dark, and to light when it comes to the chocolate. The spice and orange flavours are perfect for christmas. I tasted it right away, and it is so good!

Wild blackberry and pear – Sunsoul
This is an energy drink with natural ingredients. made with spring water, fruit and botanicals.

Apple and cinnamon kick banana bar – Snact
A bar with banana, oats and pumpkin seeds, apple, pecans and cinnamon.

Choc omega – Elements for life
Chocolate brownie with nuts, seeds and raw cacao. Just to satisfy your chocolate craving.

Raw millionaire bites – Livia’s kitchen
A chocolate bar with a oat base covered with a  gooey date filling, topped with a thin layer of raw dark chocolate. It sounds so good. And it has caramel in it, and I love caramel!

Berry blend – Porshn
This is a berry blend powder, that are high in vitamin C. You can put this powder in your smoothies or shakes

Click here to see the September box

Click here to see the August box

Click here to see the July box

Click here to see the June box

Click here to se the May box

Click here to see the April box

Do you want to order you own box? click here

If you subscribe to Sourcedbox through the link above you will receive 15% off your first MONTHLY box. Just to make you aware, that this helps me get a discount on my next box.
I’m am not the only person that can do this. You can even do it! When you subscribe to your Monthly Sourcedbox you get a refferal code. This code can you put anywhere. I wanted to share this with you, in case you wanted to help out a friend or a family member to get a cheaper box.

Much love
Maria

 

Holiday Makeup – Burgundy lips

My favorite season is coming up. December is literally 1 day away. I am so excited. So i have decided to share my holiday makeup with you. I have discovered some new makeup products. I would suggest you to put a lipliner on, because mine was bit wonky. 🙂

 

 

 

 

Products i’ve used:

Face:
Primer – L’oréal Hydra genius for normal to dry skin.
Foundation – Maybelline fit me – luminous+smooth in 115
Concealer –  Makeup revolution ultra cream contour
blush – Gosh cream blush
Contour – Makeup Revolution Ultra cream contour
contour – W7 honolulu bronzer
Highlighter –Rimmel sculpting palette in 003 Golden Bronze

Eyes:
Crease color – light brown shadow
Crease color – brown shadow
Crease color – Black shadow (just a tiny bit)
lid color – (inner corner) Gosh shadow stick
Lower lashline – brown shadow
Liner: W7 eyeliner, But using a thin angled brush. You have so  much better control.
Mascara – Maybelline The falsies Push up drama in waterproof. And L’oréal Paradise Mascara.

Eyebrows:
I havn’t done my eyebrows. I have maybelline’s peel of brow on.

Lips:
Rimmel stay matte lip in plum this show

All my eyeshadows are from this makeup revolution palette(shown in the link below)

I did a review on the Makeup revolution eyeshadow palette click here to see the review.

Much Love
Maria

Makeup of the day. Lashes and liner day.

Trying to master the art of makeup is hard. I am still learning how to put eyelashes on. But the only way i’m going to get better at doing makeup is by doing it. And now that I am looking at the photos I forgot to put mascara on. Ooops 😀

But I just want to tell you that if you aren’t that good at makeup, don’t ever give up. You can be good at as long as you practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products i’ve used:

 

Face:
primer – W7 Prime Magic
Foundation – Maybelline fit me – luminous+smooth in 115
Concealer –  Makeup revolution ultra cream contour
blush – Gosh cream blush
Contour – Makeup Revolution Ultra cream contour
contour – W7 honolulu bronzer
Highlighter –Rimmel sculpting palette in 003 Golden Bronze

Eyes:
Crease color – I blended the colors you see where the arrow is. Starting with the lightest color.
lid color – gold shadow
Lower lashline – brown and black shadow and the darkest orange/red color
Liner: W7 eyeliner, But using a thin angled brush. You have so  much better control.
upper waterline – Gosh the ultimate eyeliner in black
lower waterline – Gosh the ultimate eyeliner in black
falsies: Siebel – Star look lashes

Eyebrows:
Wet’n wild brow kit the lightest brown mixed with the darker powder.
Maybelline brow precise Fiber filler in soft brown

Lips:
Rimmel lipstick in 760 ain’t no other

I did a review on the Makeup revolution eyeshadow palette shown above click here to see the review.

Much Love
Maria

Review and swatches of Makeup revolution matte 2 pallette

I have been loving the brand Makeup revolution. I have bought one of the cream contour palette, and I love it. So i decided to buy another one, but this time one of their eyeshadow palettes. I was really drawn to some of the orange/red/burgundy eyeshadow.

Good things:
The eyeshadows are so creamy/soft.
They are not super powdery.
The darker colors are really pigmented.
They blend super easily.
They are buildable.
It has a big mirror.

Bad things:
The lighter colors are not that pigmented.
The palette itself  you can quickly see fingerprints.
The box/packaging that it comes with is orange I would love it, if the palette was orange/red. That way you could easily tell the other palettes apart from each other.

 

 

 

 

 

Swatches goes down. Starting with the white eyeshadow.

 

 

Have you tried anything from makeup revolution? if yes did you like it? Or are you thinking of buying some makeup from them?

Much Love
Maria