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A Teagime Update

May 21st  •  Posted in Health

A Teagime Teatox Update

A couple of months ago I talked about my very first experience with Teagime and teatox programmes just in general, and since then I’ve actually been drinking my blends quite religiously everyday (although I must admit, as the weather is getting warmer, I sometimes forget about my nighttime cup) and have also received my new box with three new blends I can’t wait to talk about!

So far my experience with Teagime has been “all wine and roses” for real! I have enjoyed my very first box blends a lot, but since taking a new questionnaire where I got the chance to update my main goals from my teatox programme and receiving my three new targeted tea blends, I’m even more in love with the brand!

This time my blends are even better than the first one – so much that there has not been one single time that I wished my morning, afternoon or nighttime tea tasted differently nor one single time I got bored of them!

A Teagime Teatox Update
A Teagime Teatox Update
A Teagime Teatox Update
A Teagime Teatox Update

My morning tea has been my breakfast of choice literally everyday with the only exception of Saturdays when I usually can’t say no to fresh croissants and a cappuccino. It contains Blueberries to boost my body with energies, Nettle to fight nasty Spring allergies and Lemon Balm (my favourite in teas!) to stimulate memory and fight stress. Basically everything I need as first thing in the morning to start the day full of energies and stress-free. I must say I’m a lover of coffee in the morning, but I haven’t really missed it while I was drinking my morning blend each day of the week – which is a huge thing! I’m basically left with only a couple of teaspoons of this one and I’m sad to say goodbye!

My afternoon tea targets carbs and sugar cravings and improves circulation and restores calm and focus with Eleuthero Root, Pouchong Tea and Hibiscus (which make this blend taste incredibly nice and floral! And that’s probably why it’s my favourite between the three!). It helps with supporting concentration which is something I definitely need during my afternoon break with two or three more hours of work ahead of me.

A Teagime Teatox Update
A Teagime Teatox Update

And lastly my nighttime blend contains Vanilla, Milk Thistle, Honeybush and Red Clover and focuses on purifying the system to get me ready for the morning ahead. I asked for something that helped clearing up my skin overnight and apparently Red Clover should help with that and also with reducing stress and sleep disorders – something I totally struggled with last month!

As a lover of tea, the all natural kind especially, it’s always a total pleasure to have a moment for myself with a Teagime blend. But what I like the most about their programme is how gentle, nice and natural their hand-picked blends always taste: you never have the feeling what you’re drinking is going to give you drastic results or changes in your body, yet you know your blends are supporting your health, lifestyle and goals in such a delicate natural way!

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I can’t *not* suggest their teatox ever enough really! If you’d be interested into trying an all natural teatox programme built especially for you and your goals and needs, I know you’d love Teagime as much as I do!

Have you ever give a teatox programme a try? x

* My Teagime boxes were sent as a gift to review but all the opinions & love for the brand are my very own as usual!

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Sleep Inducing

April 26th  •  Posted in Health

Sleep Inducing

I have written about what I like to keep on my bedside table and my bedtime rituals not long ago, but since then, and since I’ve been having some difficulties falling asleep at night lately, things have changed a tiny bit in my routine. I’ve added some new products that seem to work wonders at inducing sleep and since then I’ve been performing a very strict routine right before bedtime.

I’ve said goodbye to late night work, even if it means I have to catch up on it the day after (which is not that tragic after all) and, although I’m still not able to drastically eliminate the social media browsing right before bed, I surely have forced myself to reduce the time I spend on my phone or watching TV right before falling asleep. I have found writing down a to-do list for the day after is a good thing to do in the evening, so I don’t have to worry about keeping my mind busy to remember all the things that have to be done when I go to sleep, in fact I’ll have them all at my desk ready to be ticked off the day after.

Other than that, here are a few products I’ve been loving recently – all of them very “sleep inducing”, so hopefully they might help anyone else suffering with insomnia too!

Sleep Inducing
Aromatherapy

I’ve never really given the pillow mist thing a go myself. I’ve heard wonders about it but I’ve never been one who finds extremely difficult to fall asleep, so I never felt the urgent need of investing into one until recently. It’s probably because I have so many things going on in my mind and I always feel like I have so much stuff to do in so little time, that I can’t properly relax whenever I pop into bed.

I’ve picked up the L’occitane Relaxing Pillow Mist and don’t really know if it’s only a psychological thing, but spraying it in the room and on my bed linen at night instantaneously put me in a more relaxed, chilled out mood. The scent, with lavender, bergamot, mandarin, orange and geranium, is nice and subtle but definitely calming and soothing. They also have tiny Perfumed Sachets with the same scent you can put on your bedside table!

Ever since I bought and tried the Lush Love Lettuce Fresh Mask for the first time, I was sure it was one that’d have been pretty special in the evening with that lovely lavender scent. I wasn’t wrong! I’ve been loving to apply it a couple of times per week in the evening: it’s a nice and quick treatment (it only requires 5 to 10 minutes) but it’s a refreshing a calming ritual. My skin always feels extra soft right after, and the French lavender essential oil makes it appropriate for a nighttime application!

It’s no surprise I’m all about my nighttime tea, however, thanks to the lovely people at Teagime, I’ve only recently discovered Red Clover is extremely useful against sleeping disorders. I’ve been drinking a blend of Vanilla, Red Clover, Honeybush and Milk Thistle at night that it’s working wonders (more on it soon!), but I’m also very curious to try out this Pukka Night Time Herbal Tea in the future!

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What are your tips & favourite products to help you fall asleep easily? x

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Tips & tricks to beat allergy season

April 9th  •  Posted in Health

Tips and Tricks for Beating Allergy Season

Springtime is officially with us and there’s really nothing that could make me happier, if not enjoying Spring season allergy-free. I’m being quite lucky this year with my allergy being very light until now, but I know how traumatic allergy season can be. I’ve been living with pollen allergy for years, with runny nose and itchy eyes as soon as the first blossoms start to bloom, and during the years I’ve gathered up a few tips and tricks that usually make my life easier this time of the year!

With allergy, you either try to fight it or to survive, but with the years you’ll come to realize there’s really nothing you can do about it if not trying to treat yourself better: some basic lifestyle and food changes can work wonders at bringing temporary relief! But you still need to wait for the season to be over to get completely rid of it…

In the meanwhile, here are my tips: I hope they can help you out if you’re struggling with unflattering puffy eyes and annoyingly sneezing every two seconds!

Tips and Tricks for Beating Allergy Season
The Food You Eat

Eating food that supports your health should be a priority and not only during allergy season. But if you’re struggling with Spring allergy, there are some foods you should really think about implementing in your diet and add to your shopping list: all Vitamin C and folic acid packed foods like broccoli, citrus fruits, elderberries and all the immune-strengthening veggies are worth being considered.

Also foods containing Quercetin, a natural antihistamine, will work wonders: green apples, kale and blueberries can be mixed into a lovely green smoothie (maybe with the addition of some ripe avocado and banana for a creamy result) to fight seasonal allergies and, since you’re eating them raw, get their full impact at once!

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Consume Raw
Local Honey

If you’re lucky to be able to buy raw local honey around the corner, you should consider doing it right now! Even if they say there’s no proven science behind the hype of local honey being able to adapt your body to your area’s pollen preventing allergies, a lot of people keep swearing by it!

Raw honey still has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties, so it won’t hurt giving it a try!

Honey it’s also known to help to adapt to all kind of atmospheric environments and also to treat dust allergies if consumed on a daily basis.

Tips and Tricks for Beating Allergy Season

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Tips and Tricks for Beating Allergy Season
Small Lifestyle Changes

Some simple lifestyle changes will make your life so much easier! For example always remember to wash your hands before touching your face or eyes area for any reasons: although water is much better in this case, if you’re out and about, a hand-sanitizer can be handy.

Create a pollen-free area in your house and in general try to keep pollen outside to reduce your allergy symptoms at least when you’re inside. Always remove the clothes you went out with before stepping into your bedroom especially: you don’t really want to sleep with pollen around you! Keep your doors and windows closed as much as you can as well.

Also don’t forget to take a shower each evening before going to bed: you want to make sure you don’t have traces of pollen on your skin and hair before jumping into bed!

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Tips and Tricks for Beating Allergy Season

Make sure you check out my “Tips & Tricks to Beat Allergy Season
article I wrote for Mode for even more tips!

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Do you struggle with Spring allergy too? Any tips to share with me?! x

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