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As I told you in my previous post, I received a 4-weeks supply of Occó the beauty drink to test and try out for you.

Here is what it really did for me and what I think of the “beautifying” drink:

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First of all, I really liked the taste. I heard other people say they didn’t like, but it kind of reminded me of a German drink called “Rotbäcken”, it has a nice berry flavour and every morning, I was really looking forward to have my little beauty-breakfast juice.

I must say that I didn’t notice a glow in my face or more radiant skin, as other testers did, but that’s maybe because I’m currently on a medicine called “aknenormin”, which fights acne and dries out the skin a lot.

What I did notice though, is that my hair and nails have grown much quicker than usual! My hair grew 3 cm that month (they usually grow only1-2cm a month) and my nails weren’t that brittle, felt much stronger and grew a bit so that I don’t need my fake nails anymore 😀

Although my skin cleared up, I can’t say whether the drink did something for my acne, because I took the medicine. Because I don’t have any wrinkles yet, I also can’t say if the anti-ageing properties helped my skin.

All in all, it is a nice, natural berry flavoured drink with lots of vitamins which is definitey good for your health. For me personally, it helped a bit with hair growth and although I think it doesn’t do any miracles, turning a not-so good looking person into a beauty queen, it won’t definitely harm you. Nevertehless, if you eat a healthy diet with los of vegs and fruits, you might get the same results for far less money… 😉

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Beautifying vitamins contained:

Vitamin A – for thicker hair
Vitamin C – for brighter, more radiant skin
Vitamin E – to help skin cells heal
Biotin – for serious hair growth
Zinc – helps fight acne and other skin disorders/irritations
Copper – repairs damaged skin
Selenium – helps heal damaged skin
Niacin – fights aging

Conclusion-You can also get all these vitamins in a healthy diet, so you don’t necessarily need to splurge on those drinks. Nevertheless, if you want to splurge and do yourself something good, go for it-it won’t do any harm 😉

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In fairy tales, people are often on the hunt for the elixir of everlasting youth. How easy it would be to just buy a bottle of juice that will make you drink yourself youthful and beautiful? The German brand OCÓO promises just that – it’s the world’s first natural and functional beauty drink; a  product of years of extensive research by a team of dermatologists, scientists and nutritionists.

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Although I’m a very sceptic person, I must say that I was really intrigued to try this “elixir of beauty” and see whether it keeps what it promises. Luckily, I have been sent a month supply of the drink to try and test out for you. So for the next 4 weeks, I will keep you guys updated on how I liked the drink, if there are any results to be seen and whether it’s worth the money or not.

But for now, let’s see what the product is about:

OCÓO is the first deliciously fruity Beauty Drink. The positive effects of the ingredients have been proven by extensive studies.. The perfect beauty-mix for skin, hair and nails from within! Only 48 Cal per 250 ml bottle (8.5 fl oz).

OCÓO contains red and blue carefully selected Beauty Berries – a mixture high in antioxidants with an exceptionally unique refreshing taste.

You will adore the uniquely refreshing OCÓO signature taste, and even more its attitude: live Beauty fully!
OCÓO – The Beauty Drink is a 3-time winner of the “Beverage Innovation Functional Drinks Awards. Beauty has never tasted so good.

 

So far so good. I think the fact that the positive effects of this drink have been proven by several international, scientific studies is quite impressive, so I’m really looking forward to trying it now.

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OCÓO – The Beauty Drink is made with natural, anti-oxidative ingredients, including the six red power “beauty” berries, as shown in the picture: pomegranate, açaí, aronia, cranberries, black currants and red grapes.

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Besides this, the complex of active ingredients have different effects:

  • Anti-Aging*: Zinc and selenium protect cells from oxidative damage
  • Skin care*: Vitamin B3 (niacin), biotin and iodine help to protect and repair normal skin
  • Collagen production*: Vitamin c helps to produce and build collagen in every normal skin
  • Hair care*: Copper supports the natural pigmentation of the hair and  biotin strengthens the hair.

 

It all sounds very promising, so I will try my first bottle now and do an update on the results in a week’s time xoxo Kim.

P.s. If you are curious now, here is the link to OCÓO’s website

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Finally summer and the holidays are here! This means summer, sun and fun but also sweat and heat. Beat the heat with these cool summer drinks, from non alcoholic summer smoothies to creative twists on alcoholic drinks. I tried and tested a few recipes for you and these are my favourites by far 🙂

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

Thanks to a ripe mango and orange-flower water, this Mango Lassi is sweet and fragrant. A lassi is an Indian smoothie made with yogurt and is a perfect refreshment for summer.

  • Ingredients: 1 cup chopped peeled mango
  • 1/3 cup peach sorbet
  • 1/2 cup non fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon orange-flower water
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled papaya
  • 1/4 cup guava nectar, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Grenadines
  • 1/2 cup ice
Hawaiian Smoothie

Hawaiian Smoothie

This exotic, lip-puckering taste of island summer is made of papayas which are loaded with papain, a digestive enzyme which helps with a bloating belly which you want to avoid this summer.

  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled papaya
  • 1/4 cup guava nectar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Grenadines
  • 1/2 cup ice
Watermelon cooler punch

Watermelon cooler punch

Blended watermelon combined with white grape juice, lime juice, sugar, mint, and club soda makes a refreshing summer drink.

  • 3 cups coarsely chopped seeded watermelon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups white grape juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice, chilled
  • 32 ounce (4 cups)club soda, chilled
  • Fresh mint sprigs (optional)
  • Watermelon wedges or balls (optional)
Peach-Mint Green Tea

Peach-Mint Green Tea

Peach nectar and fresh mint add a twist to this summery Peach-Mint Green Tea which will surely refresh you.

  • 2 cups cold water
  • 5 green tea bags
  • 1 12 ounce can peach nectar
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, slightly crushed
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ice cubes

Let me know if you have tried one of these and how you liked it. Keep cool!

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I’m very happy that the festive season has finally started and that Christmas is not far away! Nevertheless, lots of you also fear this season because of the many heavy and rich foods you will probably over indulge in. I’m a big advocate in indulging in these foods on Christmas, so don’t try not to do it or you will miss an important part of what Christmas is all about!
Instead, why not try a pre-Christmas detox so you won’t feel as guilty. Here, I’ll show you my favourite and yummy way to detox-I’ll simply replace my breakfast and evening meal with a green smoothie:

The Benefits of Green Smoothies

  • They’re a complete food (unlike green juices) because they have fiber
  • The fact that they have fiber also makes them filling
  • They are easy to digest (which is why I drink mine in the morning)
  • They’re quick and easy to make as long as you have all of the ingredients
  • Green smoothies last 2-3 days if they’re refrigerated
  • They incorporate both greens and fruits
  • Antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients galore
  • They increase energy, mental clarity and focus
  • Clearer skin!
  • They make you crave healthy foods

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Recipe:

  • (1) handful of spinach
  • (1) handful of kale
  • (1) tbsp. coconut oil (healthy fat)
  • (1) banana (you can also use green apples, berries, etc.)
  • (2) tablets of bee pollen
  • (1) tbsp. of agave nectar (for sweetness if you want)
  • water (you can use coconut water or green tea)
  • (1) blender

Just combine these ingredients, blend and voila! This detox would also be great for New Year, so you can decide whether you want to do a pre-or post-Christmas detox. Even if you don’t feel the need to detox at all, it is always a good idea to drink smoothies like this one for a balanced and healthy diet. Enjoy the drink and of course your Christmas meal as well 🙂

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