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Nakd bars have really taken off.

Made with natural ingredients, they contain just fruit and nuts, and not an ounce of the refined rice puffs you find in most 'healthy' cereal bars.

Full of vitamins and minerals, they're also – HURRAH! – seriously delicious.

But if you regularly tuck in, it might be an idea to make a batch of them yourself.

The great thing is that they’re extremely easy to make. Here’s a version of the recipe that we tried out and absolutely loved. 

As you'll see, you can alter it slightly, depending on what extract you opt for, meaning you can mix it up and never get bored…

Ingredients: (serves 12)

1 ½ cups of dates

½ cup of raisins

1 ½ cups of cashew nuts

2 tsp vanilla extract (or orange, or mint)

2 tbsp cocoa

Method:

1. Blend all of the ingredients. Then line a container with cling film and press the mixture into it.

2. Pop it into the fridge and leave it sit there for about half an hour. 

3. Cut it into ‘bars' (or any shape you like really!)

4. Eat! If you put them in the fridge, they'll last about three-four weeks in an airtight container. If you want to freeze them, wrap them up individually to keep them fresh – they should be good for a couple of months. 

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You know what would be the best thing ever? A box of beauty goodies delivered right to your door. And not just any old beauty goodies, we’d want top of the range kind of stuff.

Well, Glossybox may just have the answer! When you subscribe, you get a monthly delivery of miniature beauty products right to your door, and for September, they’ve partnered up with Karen Millen to celebrate London Fashion Week.

The limited edition London skyline box includes L’Oreal Mythic Hair Masks and Oil, Origins Anti-Aging Serum, Nails Inc Top Coat, Model Co. Brow Gel, Skin Pep enzyme peel, just to name a few. And the box itself is also something to be treasured, as it was created by the in-house Karen Millen illustrator as part of their AW14 collection.

All this is €15 while stocks last, and you can get it from www.glossybox.co.uk. While you’re there, you could sign up a monthly subscription too – they start at €35 for three months, and go up to  €115 for a year long subscription. It could also make a great gift for a friend!

 

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