Pure Chimp Matcha Green Tea | Review



Hey guys!
So I thought I would share on my blog a wonderful product that i've tried and tested. It's a matcha green tea from Pure Chimp. *

Matcha green tea has many health benefits including;

  • High in Antioxidants
  • Loaded with Catechin, EGCg
  • Enhances Calm
  • Boosts Memory and Concentration
  • Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
  • Burns Calories
  • Detoxifies the Body
  • Fortifies the Immune System

As some of you may know I have become a lot healthier this year, and this is one of my new favourite finds! You can make many recipes with matcha and the most common one is a tea. You just simply add half a tea spoon of the powder to boiling water and Ta Da! A tea full of healthy benefits - even better that your average green tea. I personally add honey to the tea to sweeten it up. It just tastes like sweet water which is pretty good.
If you're wanting to loose weight or want to replace your tea/coffee/hot chocolate for something much better for you, than I recommend you try this. You can even add the matcha to smoothies and cakes? (recipe ideas here) I think I'm going to try that next and maybe do a blog post on it in the future.

You can purchase this product for as little as £5 for 10 cups worth. This way you can give the match a try to see if you like it. The website is purechimp.com 

#supertea


Have you tried Matcha before?

Laura x

Ps. This product was sent to me, but like many other bloggers I only review my honest thoughts and opinions. If I don't like a product I would rather not review it and contact the company privately.

Dealing With OCD | Lifestyle



Hey guys!

So I was stalking other peoples blogs on Twitter #noshame. And came across a lovely girls blog (which I bloody forgot the link to so I can't share) and she spoke about her OCD struggles. Now I also struggle with a form of OCD and could so empathize with the way she was feeling. When most people think of OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) they think of someone obsessed with being clean eg. washing their hands, but there is a lot more to it.  Without cheating on Google for a description, I would say OCD is a pattern of behavior a person has to do to prevent something bad happening.

Everyone's compulsive thoughts are different. Some are more extreme than others. I'm sure you may have heard of lots of "bizarre" things people do. Like knocking on door 5 times before you enter, or washing your hands every time you touch something. Most people think it's ridiculous, and can't understand why people make a conscious decision to do the weirdest things. I think if you haven't dealt with OCD yourself you wont understand completely and that's fine.

So you're probably wondering that weird thing I do?  Well if you think back to the last paragraph, I personally described OCD as a prevention to stop something bad happening. I am scared all the time of causing something bad to happen because of me. My main issue is plugs and appliances. This sounds embarrassing but I have to take photo's of my hair straighteners and plugs before I leave the house. OK that's not too extreme I guess, a lot of people get scared they've left something on. But if I'm having a bad day, I will panic about every little thing that could cause a problem because of me. Sometimes I have to check the taps, tv's, kettle and doors. I've even drove back home after checking everything 3 times to double check another time.

If I don't check all of this, I convince myself the worst is going to happen. For example I worry that I'll cause a fire - stupid right? I actually can see how silly my thoughts are, and try to trick myself that it's all ok. I have spoke on my blog regarding anxiety - Anxiety and OCD are definitely linked. The more anxious I am, the worse my OCD is.

I hope you guys don’t think I’m a weirdo after reading this.
To be honest, everyone has their faults and I know that people have it a lot worse that me. I have taken a few steps to make mine better (like refusing to do some of the patterned behavior) and I'm proud of that.

Do you guys suffer from OCD, or know someone that does?

Love Laura x

OOTN | Red Birthday Dress


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Hey guys,

I thought I would share on the blog the dress I wore last night for my birthday night out. I bought it from Miss Pap and the link the actual dress is HERE. The dress cost only £20 and I think the material is quite good for the price. I also wore black lace up heels from Asos - You can get them HERE on sale for £14!! I'm telling you they are the most comfiest heels I've ever worn. (I'm the one usually moaning about my painful feet halfway through the night).



For makeup I wore eyeliner with fake eyelashes, bronzer and red lipstick. It's quite a simple look but I love it.

What is your fave online shop?

Love Laura

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Easy And Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Idea

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Hey guys,

So it's no secret that I've tried to become healthier this year, and I definitely have seen some great results. I now want to share some of my healthier options with you guys as I love reading posts like this this myself.
I work shift work which means sometimes I do early shifts and have to have my breakfast at work (otherwise known as my actual lunch break). I want to save money and ensure I keep up the healthy eating which is why I've been trying to bring my own meals in.

Here I just bought greek yogurt and added blueberries - you can add any fruit you like.. that's the fun part. I don't really like yogurt because of it's sour taste therefore I add honey to sweeten it up. I don't think a bit of yoghurt and fruit is enough so I added grapes as nibbles and a protein trek bar. I would also sit and eat this with a cup of tea.

Easy and affordable right?

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What do you eat for breakfast?


Laura

MOTIVATION

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Motivation is one of the keys to success. If you're not motivated to do well, you probably won't get your desired end result. I have been lacking motivation for years now. A lot of it comes from the "I can't" or "It'll never work out for me so what's the point" way of thinking.
See for me, I.. like many others think negatively about doing something out of the box. I think there are so many things in day to day life that we have to push ourselves to do.

I wrote a blog post about loosing weight a few months ago, something I was very proud of. I managed to stay motivated enough to achieve it - something I was doing so wrong before. I decided to say no to things that I was tempted to do that were bad and yes to things that would help to achieve my end goal. What motivated me though?
I didn't have someone on my back screaming that I needed to loose weight, I was unhappy with my body no one else and decided to do something about it properly this time. I think the secret to motivation is to want something so bad that you will do anything to achieve it. You can read books, watch videos etc and I definitely think they help... but at the end motivation definitely comes from YOU,

Now this blog post isn't to be aimed at weight loss.
If you need motivation to do something, anything - maybe it's to loose weight, to study or to get out of bed. You can if it's within reach and you want it bad enough.

I'm defo using this drive I have at the moment to do the following things;

  • Get back into and work hard on my blog
  • Start studying and achieving some more qualifications 
  • Start doing more things out of my comfort zone 
Sometimes you just need that little push.

What motivates you? What do you want to achieve with a little bit more motivation?
Love Laura x


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Body Shop Vitamin E Range | New additions For Dry Skin

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Hey guys,
So I have mentioned the Vitamin E range from Body Shop before on my blog. BLOG POST HERE
I recently purchased two more items from the range and want to share with you guys on the blog.

If you have oily skin, I'm sorry but this blog post isn't really gonna help you, but maybe you can share with someone you know that has dry/combo skin?! I have been suffering with quite dry, rough skin for a few years now and tried quite a few products, until I came across this range. It literally does what it says "on the tin". These products are aimed at boosting the moisture in the skin.

When browsing the store I kept going back to the Aqua Boose Essence Lotion. This lotion has hyaluronic acid in it which is known for anti aging and other benefits. It's a main part of the popular Hydraluron serum. This lotion is to be put on after cleansing and before moisturizing. I let this sink in before applying the next step in my skincare routine. The second new item I had to buy was the Intense Moisture Serum. I've been after a serum for a while, I just feel like a serum is great for creating a smooth canvas before moisturizer and foundation - especially when you have dry skin. This serum dries quickly and helps prevent my skin becoming dry throughout the day.

Since adding these to the other Vitamin E products I am loyal to using my skin has gone from dry to combo! I'm not sure if I will keep using all the products every day as I feel like I don't need as much moisture as I did before on my skin (thanks to the effectiveness of the range).
I personally think Body Shop is amazing, not just for the face for other things they sell for the body. (I especially love the strawberry body butter).

Have you tried one of their skin care ranges?

Love Laura x


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