Prepping for a Fake Tan

When it comes to applying a gorgeous fake tan, prepping the skin is everything. The better you prep your skin the better the results of your tan will be.

I have compiled a list of my tips for how I prep my skin for a tan so that it turns out even, looks natural and lasts well throughout the week. I have found that with good prep work, applying fake tan is much easier as you don’t have to work too hard to get it looking even- all that ground work is already done!

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Best Vegan Bakery in Melbourne.

Or at least the part of Melbourne I spend  most of my time. But nonetheless, with a recent move, I am now closer than ever to Mister Nice Guy’s Bakeshop– Bad news for my waistline. It has become my go-to when I feel like a great coffee coupled with some delicious vegan baked goods!

Now, if you haven’t been here before, you are in for a treat. For any local vegans or non-vegans alike, this is easily one of the best spots in the northern suburbs of Melbourne to go for some indulgent vegan baked foods.

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Easy Vegan Apple Pancakes

Pancakes are one of those crowd favourites for breakfast that can be customised in so many ways to suit a variety of tastes, plus they’re one of my favourite things to whip up for breakfast on the weekend!

I like to use this pancake recipe because it’s super simple and quick to make, then it’s just a matter of adding a variety of simple ingredients to create some really delicious flavours.

Today I have shown you two ways to do apple pancakes; first with fresh apple grated into the batter prior to cooking, and secondly by adding canned pie apple to the cooked pancakes. Both are super tasty and sweetened naturally by the whole apple used.

The pancakes were made using the batter recipe above and then cooked in Nuttelex (vegan butter alternative) in a warm frying pan.

Apple Pancakes with Fresh Grated Apple

This was a method my mum used when she made my sister and I pancakes as young girls, and one which I really enjoy!

Start by grating an apple (I used 1 apple for the recipe, without the skin), and then press the juice out of the grated apple with a paper towel. Add as much grated apple to the pancake batter as you wish, and drop it by the spoonful into the pan.

The result will be extra fluffy pancakes with shreds of fresh, crunchy apple throughout which adds a really nice texture to plain batter. It’s also a great way to add a little more fibre to your pancakes as well!

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Are you taking the Plastic Free July challenge?

Here we are, at the start of a fresh new month, and what better to kick-off the month with than a new month-long challenge?

One of these challenges I have decided to take on this month is Plastic Free July, and I encourage you to take the challenge as well! Doing Plastic Free July is a great way to become more mindful of just how much plastic waste we create, and to try out some new tips and tricks for avoiding it as much as possible.

Sure, waste will always be a part of our modern life, but these days there are so many great reusable products out there that we can definitely make some easy changes to drastically reduce the amount of plastic waste we create.

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