acai smoothie bowl recipe !

Hi friends!! Thanks for keeping up with the blog! Today I’ll be sharing with y’all a recipe, it’s one of my favorite things, an acai smoothie bowl! It’s super refreshing in the summer,  but also delicious to enjoy in any season! Makes a great snack, or meal:)

ingredients~

  1. 2 Sambozan Acai smoothie packs (unsweetened)
  2. 1 banana
  3. 1 cup each of strawberries, blueberries, & raspberries
  4. 1 cup coconut water
  5. 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  6. 1 tbsp. Maca (optional) 3 tbsp. flaxseed (optional)

 

Acai bowl toppings~

  1. 1/2 cup granola
  2. 1/2 Banana (slices)
  3. /4 cup Quartered Strawberries or Blueberries
  4. 1/4 cup Shredded Coconut
  5. 1 tbsp. Agave Nectar or Raw Honey

 

Directions~

  1. Break frozen acai up into chunks and place in blender.
  2. Add other Acai Bowl Ingredients in this order:
    • 1 banana
    • 1 cup (strawberries/blueberries/raspberries)
    • 1 cup Coconut Water
    • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add Toppings in this order:
    • Granola
    • Banana Slices
    • Quartered Strawberries or Blueberries
    • Shredded Coconut
  5. Drizzle with Agave Nectar or Raw Honey

 

As I said this Acai Bowl is awesome! You can make it any day, at any time, breakfast, lunch, dinner, you name it!! Definitely try making this, and if you do, let me know what you think of it!!

 

Emily!

ABH and Tarte Product “Review”

Hi friends! As you know, makeup is where it’s at for me so today i have a little review, which is in no way sponsored, its just my personal thoughts on the palettes!

I just bought the Modern Renaissance Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hill and the Tarteist Contour Palette Volume III and let me tell you one of the best purchases i’ve made. Let’s start off with the ABH palette!

So the Modern Renaissance is truthfully the most gorgeous thing ever. The colors are so vibrant and pigmented and the packaging is flawless. It consists of 14 beautiful pigments, 11 matte and 3 metallic. This might not be for everyday use if you like a natural look, because the colors are more dark neutral and berry tones, but for me, i love that for daily wear. The formula makes them extremely easy to blend out, unlike some palettes where one swipe of the brush with a dark color can ruin your eye look. Is it just me or do the names of eyeshadows entertain and interest you? I know Urban Decay and Tarte have some great names for theirs. In this ABH palette the names describe the colors perfectly, for example, burnt orange or warm taupe. They’re simple, but simple is good! It is a bit pricey, $42, but it will last you for a while and the quality is definitely worth it to me.

Now let’s talk about the Tarteist Contour Palette! Once you’ve tried this there is no going back, it gives you the perfect chiseled cheekbones, natural looking rosy cheeks, and a subtle but stunning highlight! It comes with 6 pigments, 1 blush, 2 bronzing shades, 1 contour shade, a highlight, and a glow! (not sure what the difference between highlight and glow is but they’re labeled differently). Let’s talk about each “shade.” So the blush is a mauvey nude and gives you just the right amount of pink and color on your cheeks. The bronzing shades have somewhat of a shimmer, but that could just be to me, or maybe the lighting i’ve looked at it in haha! The matte contour shade never fails to give me the best sculpted face, and unlike some contouring shades, it has no gray or ashy undertone. The highlight has a rose gold tint and looks so gorgeous on every skin tone. Finally the glow, this highlight shade has a champagne “tint” to it and also looks so amazing on every skin color.Overall the entire palette is so worth the $43 and I promise you you will not be let down, it’s great whether you’re a beginner or professional! Also, all of the Tarte palettes smell amazing, like cocoa or something, and that makes me love the brand even more!!

If you were considering purchasing either of these, or you’ve been looking for an amazing quality contour or eyeshadow palette, I hope I steered you in the right direction and made up your mind for you because you need these in your life!!

*disclaimer*

I am in no way affiliated with Anastasia Beverly Hill or Tarte, I am just a big fan of their products and these are just my personal thoughts and opinions on each of these palettes 🙂

(I would’ve included pictures of each palette in this post but for copyright reasons, i didn’t)

xoxo

Emily

get to know me!

Hey y’all! so i figured a little get to know me post would be the best first post for she spoke style ! So lets get into it.

`My name is Emily Hines, and i was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, or “The Big Easy.” I am the second oldest of 4 girls, and also the most of a tom boy believe it or not. Luckily i got the athletic gene, and i followed in the footsteps of my dad with soccer, which I’ve been playing for 11 years now! I also run track and i’ve taken up golf, and tennis is something I do for fun! I’m homeschooled, i started in 5th grade, and it does have its good aspects, like I can sleep in for as long as I want to and i can do school in my pajamas:) I’m able to participate in the athletic program of one of my local schools though, so that’s been awesome! Also, another tid bit about me that’s extremely important, to me, is my faith! I try to incorporate God into everything I do, whether it be sports or school, and live a life that would make Him proud!
So as you know by now, this is a lifestyle blog, I’ll post about everything i love, food, fitness, beauty, fashion, and everything in between! Each of those topics hold a special place in my heart (especially food haha)! I’ve always had a knack for cooking, but makeup and fashion have been a more recent thing, only for the past year or so. Some brands you’ll probably see eventually on here include Tarte, Too Faced, Anastasia Beverly Hill, BH Cosmetics, IT Cosmetics, Lilly Pulitzer, Kendra Scott, and Vineyard Vines, just to name a few. And don’t forget the recipes and fitness posts;)
Thanks so much for visiting the page!

Emily!