It’s Black Friday at JYSK

Having spent the last few months getting our home in order, it’s safe to say we’ve visited plenty of homeware shops and websites. JYSK is one of those very shops but in the past I’ll admit, I never really bothered with.

The store near me opened a fair few years back and having never needed to go in much, I just never bothered. My mum did mention it and every so often I wandered in and imagined buying bits for my future home and planning it all in my head.

If you don’t know much about the store it opened its first store in Denmark in 1979 and now consists of over 2400 stores in 45 countries. It sells a massive range of products for all rooms in the house as well as Garden furniture and seasonal items like Christmas.

So it’s no surprise they are doing something for Black Friday and are offering savings of up to 70% with over 800 items featuring in the sale.

In other words, check them out and more than likely you will be grabbing a bargain!

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Laura x

*This has been a collaborative post with JYSK, no payment has been received for the post*

 

 

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What It’s Really like to do a TeaTox

I am one of those people who will openly admit that the word teatox sends shudders down my spine. I’ve heard such nightmare stories from people and even suffered some horrific stomach pains 2 days into a 14 day teatox myself last year. Needless to say, said teatox was binned and I will never touch that brand again.

I’ve been on a bit of a health kick of late and getting into shape with Results with Lucy, and as this finished, I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to try out a teatox again but this time, only for 7 days.

I was offered a 7 day teatox to review from Nutriplan, which consisted of 7 morning tea bags and 4 evening tea bags to be used every other night.

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The SlimKitten 7 day teatox contains lots of natural ingredients and has a fruity taste and smell when you open the bag and is even stronger when you add hot water.

I followed the instructions as stated and brewed a teabag every morning before breakfast and then every other evening, I did the same with the bedtime brew. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste every day and having previously had a bad experience with a similar teatox, couldn’t believe that I was managing to drink it down without a problem.

On the 3rd day, I did notice a few more visits to the toilet but I had no stomach pains or issues which was a major plus. The first teatox I did last year made me feel horrendous and left me in a lot of pain which was the reason I swore to never try one again. I’m glad I changed my mind and decided to take a leap of faith with this.

The purpose of a teatox for those of you asking is to detox the body and aid in weight loss and cleanse the body. I definitely noticed my stomach was less bloated throughout the week and I felt energised. I did notice my skin was suffering a little but with any cleanse, the body rejects the impurities and this was probably the case for my skin as well.

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Yes this teatox did have some benefits and certainly for £8.99, it’s fab for a detox a week before an event/holiday.

I don’t think it’s a sustainable plan on its own and certainly wouldn’t give you weight loss without changing your diet and exercise as well, so please do not think it’s a quick fix.

The tea itself is pleasant to drink with a fruity taste and has a red colour when brewed for 5-10mins. It reminded me of berry tea which is one of my favourites.

Would I buy it again?

In short, yes! It’s a bargain and would be fab before a holiday or even my wedding next year.

I hope this honest review has helped you decide whether to try a teatox for yourself, do feel free to leave me any comments or questions below.

Laura x

 

 

 

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A Letter to 16 year old me

I turn 26 this year, and I won’t lie, it’s a strange feeling knowing I will be past halfway to 30. I’m not scared by any means, it’s just an odd thought if anything. I thought I would start this week with a letter to my 16-year-old self and some words of advice for past me.

Dear 16-year-old Laura,

STEP AWAY FROM THE TWEEZERS!!!! Your eyebrows will thank you but just be grateful you don’t go crazy and overpluck them bad boys into oblivion. You are rocking some bushy brows these days and will be proud of them. (Just look at those brows…..)

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You are about to embark on your journey to college soon and it’s going to be very different. You will get drunk on many occasions and vow to never drink again, but believe me you do and it gets much better when you start drinking nicer alcohol. You even like drinking red wine now… I know CRAZY!

Try more foods, it will be another couple of years until you even try a steak and you bloody love it cooked RARE. Who saw that coming?? You won’t like prawns though so don’t even bother with that one. Do try to eat less dairy and yes I mean that cheese you are probably stuffing into your face right now. You have some belly issues down the line and the culprit is dairy so eat it sparingly.

Don’t pick your spots, it’s easier said than done I will agree, but by god you will be grateful. I hate to tell you, but your skin is still a pain in the a*** but nowadays you’re embracing more specialised skin care and favouring a lot less makeup.

Match your foundation to your skin tone. Yes i am telling you that your jaw and neck do not match and yes it does look stupid. Enough said.

Spend less money on clothes when you start working for that high street fashion retailer. It’s too tempting with that discount but you will benefit more from the extra pennies in the future.

You will meet a boy when you are 17 and 8 years down the line, said boy is now a man and is talking weddings with you and buying a house with you. He may be daft at times and take time to mature but he’s worth it.

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You will start working an office type role and find you are flipping great at it, despite hands down saying this is something you would never do. Embrace it and work hard because it will pay off.

Future you is happy, enjoying life, love and family. You should be pretty darned happy with what’s to come. Enjoy xx

Laura

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