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We’ve all got a list of favourite foods that don’t score too high on the nutrient value scale, but let’s be honest they sure are fun and delicious to eat. Mine would look something like:

  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate
  • Baked goods

…you know your usual stuff.

Unfortunately we’ve all succumbed to the mind set that these foods are strictly off limits, and what does that result in? Well for most of us we get stuck in a cycle of deprivation followed by bingeing, which nearly always leads to eating more than if we would have treated ourselves to that one cupcake in the first place. [Um, been there!]

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Now you may have vowed to ban cupcakes from your life, but when we break down and have a few, we start feeling guilty and think, ‘well I blew it, so I might as well eat the whole box now’. Sounds like a productive solution right?

Everyone reading this will have been there at some point in their life, or maybe you’re one of those people who has been a restrictive eater for so long that you’re afraid to eat anything. Truthfully, eating small amounts of your favourite treats in moderation [I will slog this mentality hard] can be part of an overall healthy diet.

Sometimes being healthy means forgoing that 3rd piece of cake, having a side salad instead of chips and eating reduced fat dairy. But sometimes being healthy also means having a goddamn cupcake!

So really the bottom line is learning to allow treats into your overall healthy lifestyle. This is something that may take time but be patient! As your confidence boosts, you will find treat food will no longer feel like completely off limits and seductive. You will be in charge of your choices (something I actually will talk about in more detail soon) and will no longer have to deny yourself of favourite food which = guilt free eating at last!!

Now I don’t know about you but as I’ve said before if I want a treat it’s not going to be something pathetic like a soft drink (unless you’re into that kind of stuff). If I want that much sugar, it’s going to be something awesome. Something like a cupcake (double points for an ice-cream cupcake). And you know who makes some of the most gorgeous cupcakes?

The Little Cupcake Company!

Someone from the company contacted me preaching about how important it is to enjoy life’s finer moments (cupcakes included) whilst maintaining your healthy lifestyle (preaching to the choir sister!), and I instantly fell in love. THEN I visited the website and saw some of their amazing cupcake photos..and things got serious.

Um does this not fit in perfectly with my blog design or what?

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I’m actually so disappointed that they aren’t Australian based. But that means for all of those whom live in the UK please buy some, eat and enjoy them… and then document the whole experience so I can live vicariously through you yeh?

I might even have to put a visit to their store into my travel agenda for June/July. A perfect way to start of a European holiday, am I right?

And if that isn’t enough here what The Little Cupcake Company’s got to say,

We’ve got the perfect, bite size treat for you. Tantalise your taste buds with The Little Cupcake Company’s gorgeous treats. Their selection of scrumptious handmade cakes are made with only the finest ingredients so they really do taste as good as they look. These cupcakes are beautifully packaged so are ideal as a tasty treat or a gift.  With delivery throughout the UK you can order yours online today and have them delivered straight to your door, so what are you waiting for? Call them today on: 0845 296 9188 or contact them here. Life this way can be sweet indeed.

I think the hardest decision will be which one to try? Or better yet, solve that problem and stock up… to…ugh..eh..share with the family..yes…

For more about The Little Cupcake Company visit their website or like them on Facebook.

  • What’s your favourite flavour cupcake?
  • Do you prefer the icing or the cake? Icing all the way!

** This is a sponsored post. All that is stipulated including my thoughts and actions are entirely my own, and always will be.**

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A little while back I was sent a few samples of different vitamins thanks to The Good Vitamin company.

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I’ve actually seen this product once before during one of my many shopping adventures to The Chemist Warehouse to pick up my multi-vitamin and St John’s Wortdoes anyone else love Chemist shopping?

Plus you know I’m a vitamin taker thanks to Twitter.

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Upon my first encounter with The Good Vitamin I must admit I immediately overlooked them due to their cheap price. I mean obviously they would be low dosage and use cheaper formulas, right?

It wasn’t till I was given the experience to review the products that I learnt more about them. Just so you know- my family knows their vitamins. My mum use to work for a huge pharmaceutical company for years, after repping for Vitamin companies forever, and therefore knows everything there is to know about dosage and ingredient formulas.

I was also surprised at their large range!

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So naturally she was the first person I asked about this. I was actually really surprised when she told me that the dosage is pretty standard and that most of the formulas were familiar to her. She did say that they did use some cheaper standard formulas but that doesn’t mean that it’s any less effective.

The products I had the opportunity to try was the Multivitamin, Sleep Well, and Nail, Skin & Hair Care.

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Since I was already taking a Multivitamin I decided to give my boyfriend that one to test run for me.

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He hardly takes vitamins, unless forced and probably wasn’t consistent as he should have been with the multi. However, he did notice that his immune was much better as he was feeling better and that he saw improvement in his skin.

Being a routine chick I was taking my Nail, Skin & Hair Care vitamin every morning with the four others I was already taking.

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I was thankful in that this vitamin didn’t have the gross taste that some deliver as they slide down your throat. It’s the same size as your typical multi and of a blue/grey colour.

Looking at my nails I have noticed that white dots on the nail have vanished, the whiteness of the tips has increased and my nails have been more resistant to breakage. I know this one for sure because I’m a naughty nail picker and they’ve given me a great battle lately. However, it may be due to the vitamin or maybe I’m just picking them less?

I haven’t noticed much different in my hair or skin, and if anything my skin has had more blemishes lately with the nasty heat. Obviously, not a result of the vitamin however.

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The other one I tried was the Sleep Well and was taken when I felt like ‘oh boy tonight is going to be one of those nights when I struggle to sleep’. Coincidence or not, every time I took a Sleep Well in that situation I had no issue whatsoever sleeping.

Why then are these so cheap? I put it down to the fact that advertising is non-existent and very little has been put into the appearance of their products. The vitamins are almost too good to be true with the entire range priced at only $5.95 a bottle. I was also very impressed to read all the products are 100% Australian made (with the exception of the Fish Oil range) and Australian owned.

The company also promotes something that I whole heartedly agree with-

all Australians should be able to enjoy the benefits of good vitamins and mineral supplements at an affordable price.”

It’s about making good health accessible to everyone.

I’m very thankful that I was offered this chance and I should have known better than to judge a book by its’ cover– or a vitamin by its bottle. I’ve already perused through the entire product range which you can find here and decided on purchasing the Magnesium, Glucosamine and Mega B Complex. Plus mum’s also been won over and decided to purchase a few for herself too (This is a big step for her because she is gung-ho on buying brand names).

To find out more please visit The Good Vitamin website or contact them.

**These products were provided to me by The Good Vitamin Company free of charge. However, this did not affect or influence my review of them as all opinions and thoughts are entirely my own.**

What vitamins do you take? Are you a brand name buyer?

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