Tried and Tested: Needlite – a dose of daylight for your desk

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Did you know that corporations and individuals waste vast resources every single day from lack of daylight? I didn’t but researchers at the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program at Northwestern University in Chicago, reported that there is a strong relationship between workplace daylight exposure and office workers’ sleep, activity and quality of life. It doesn’t only apply to the workplace though. Have you noticed how we are normally happier and more efficient during the ‘bright’ summer months? In addition, research show that North Europeans suffer more from afflictions related to lack of light than Central Europeans. Light therapy is nowadays a widely known form of therapy in the Northern regions as it was proven that it boosts mood and performance. A recent study shown that the darkness of winter is worst and the respondents:

  • 54% believe that it has a negative effect on their quality of life;
  • 18% feel sad and depressed;
  • 20% are more tired and have less energy;
  • 8-12% suffer from designated winter depression.

Needlite is an innovative desk lamp with daylight which gives its users all the benefits of daylight including: more energy, better performance, mood and sleep. Needlite was launched in 2015 in the Nordic countries. The company founders discovered that all over the industrialized world people are spending more than 23 hours indoors per day on average in poor lighting all year round. Unfortunately, indoor light is just a fraction of daylight and normally it is of poor quality.

Needlite lamps are designed in Denmark and offer its users excellent work light all over their work-spaces. What’s great about them is that they are super easy to set and implement in addition to looking super modern and chic.

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Needlite lamps come as a set of two lamps to offer you a shadow-free desk lighting a a better distribution of light. A survey of Needlite users found that:

  • 55% experienced improvement in energy levels;
  • 41% experienced better focus;
  • 42% experience better mood;
  • 63% would recommend Needlite to others.

Summary:

I personally use Needlite at home and I love the concept behind this desk lights that recharge your energy, while you work. They expose its users to light high on blue wavelengths helping them to perform and feel better during the day. In addition, these modern desk lights use the energy efficient LED lights to save you some money long-term. I would recommend them to anyone who spends long hours indoors. I have been using Needlite desk lamps for over 3 months now and I am not only more energetic but I also sleep better so I couldn’t have asked for more. Needlite is not cheap but it is one of these investment buys that will benefit you for the years to come so it is definitely worth every penny!

For more information and to purchase please visit:

https://needlite.com/

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Pauline

Tried and Tested: Paul Mitchell TEA TREE LEMON SAGE PRODUCTS

Last month I tried a great scalp care range of products from Paul Mitchell. Today, I wanted to tell you about Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Lemon Sage Products, which is designed to add some extra volume and fullness to fine and lifeless hair.

I decided to try all 3 products from Paul Mitchell’s Lemon Sage range:

1. TEA Tree Lemon Sage SHAMPOO.

This great shampoo contains panthenol that strengthens every strand of your hair in addition to thickening ingredients that boost volume. Size: 300 ml.

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2. TEA Tree Lemon Sage CONDITIONER.

This conditioner has a lightweight formula which boosts volume, detangles, adds shine and protects my fine hair. Size: 300 ml.

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3. TEA Tree Lemon SAge Thickening Spray

This product is my new best friend. I use it on towel dried hair and normally spray it around 5 times to achieve thicker and stronger hair with lots of volume.

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Result:

Since, I’ve started using this range my hair not only feels extremely clean but it also looks fuller and thicker. If, like me, you have fine hair and would like to try a range of beautifully scented, natural hair-care products then look now further.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

MY NEW LIMITED EDITION PANDORA CHARM 2017

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I love January sales. Last week I was browsing The Jewel Hut website which showcases the best jewelery and watches and is a certified retailer for over 80 top brands. The Jewel Hut is the sister site to T H Baker, a family business with nationwide stores and over 125 years of experience. I came across some amazing new charms so today, I would like to tell you about the latest addition to my Pandora bracelet.

As some of you might already know, I love my Pandora charms and I wear it very often. I really liked silver ‘YOU ARE SO LOVED’ heart charm so I ordered it:

https://www.thejewelhut.co.uk/pandora-silver-you-are-so-loved-heart-charm-791730

When I received my order, I was extremely excited to open my Pandora Box. My new charm is crafted from sterling silver and elegantly sculpted into a heart shape.

On both sides, this gorgeous charm is engraved with the words ‘You Are So Loved’. What a perfect and sentimental words? It looks very pretty and would make an amazing gift for anyone.

You can shop online at The Jewel Hut and order my charm or anything else and you will receive free delivery on all orders over £10:

https://www.thejewelhut.co.uk/

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

Tried and Tested: KeraStraight Moisture Enhance Shampoo, Conditioner and Moisture Mist

If you read my posts regularly then you will remember that I tried Kerastraight Volume Enhance range a few months ago. I just came back from my honeymoon in Asia in tropics so my hair got quite dry and unmanageable. As a result, I decided to try some other products from KeraStraight but this time from their Moisture Enhance range.

Brand:

KeraStraight is a British company, launched 7 years ago, in 2009. It produces innovative hair repairing treatments and products in addition to the award-winning KS Ultimate treatment that repairs and straightens hair at the same time. The range consists of some quick-fix 30-day treatments, luxurious supporting shampoos and conditioners and a small range of highly innovative styling products.

Products:

As my hair lacked moisture after 3 weeks in tropics I choose few products from the KeraStraight Moisture range as they focus on straightening and repair.

KERASTRAIGHT MOISTURE ENHANCE SHAMPOO 250ML

To start with I washed my hair with the KeraStraight Moisture Enhance Shampoo. It treats hair to a deliver hydration and to maximize the benefits and longevity of my KeraStraight treatment that I had at the beginning of December.

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KERASTRAIGHT MOISTURE ENHANCE CONDITIONER 250ML

After I washed and rinsed my hair, it was time to apply some KeraStraight Moisture Enhance Conditioner. It contains essential hair care moisturisers, proteins and pro-vitamin B5 to hydrate and revitalise hair.

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KERASTRAIGHT STYLE MOISTURE MIST 250ML

Lastly, once my hair was washed and towel dried I applied some KeraStraight Moisture Mist. This great product feeds your hair with incredible moisture without overloading. It also contains heat protection and delivers lightweight hold with remarkable softness to your hair.

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Results:

I love my new KeraStraight Moisture Enhance range as after I used it my hair was frizz-free, shiny, smooth and looked extremely healthy.  What’s more, KeraStraight range is free from harmful chemicals you just know that it gets the best natural ingredients available.

I really like KeraStraight products and would recommend them to anyone who cares for their hair. What are you waiting for? It is the time to unlock your hair’s gorgeous potential.

Website:

https://www.kerastraight.com

I hope that you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

 

Tried and Tested: Zaggora Breakfast Smoothie Chocolate Coconut

What are your New Year resolutions? Mine are to eat healthier, exercise more and travel whenever I have time in my busy schedule.

I exercise quite regularly but my diet is not always what it should be. I do not eat enough protein so this year I decided to change that and have some protein smoothies for breakfast.

My friend recommended me to try some of Zaggora’s Breakfast Smoothies. I decided to order some Chocolate Coconut breakfast smoothie made with Vegan protein.

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Verdict:

Zaggora’s Breakfast Smoothie is made 100% from natural ingredients and it has a quick and easy to make formula and I normally only mix it with water. It has only 73 calories so if you are calories counting then this product is perfect great as a breakfast. Each serving (20g) contains 12g protein, 2g fibre, 2g carbs and less than 1g fats. One serving keeps me full and powered until my lunch. On Zaggora’s website I read that this delicious smoothie is:

  • Delicious all-in-One– it contains some great tasting vegan lean protein, antioxidants and vitamins to support health, vitality and beauty from within.
  • Brings Beauty from Within– anti-oxidant mix combines spirulina, wheatgrass, green tea, beetroot and carrot to deliver the potent power of these amazing foods easily into your diet. We have also included aloe vera, chia seeds, flax seeds and lucuma to give you natural sources of Omega 3 and fibre.
  • Helps Weight Maintenance: Only 73 calories. High in protein, source of fibre, no added sugar, low sugar and low fat.
  • Supports Gut Health: Our probiotic and enzyme blends will support a healthy gut, while a mix of potent vitamins will contribute to your energy levels.

Price:

£29

Package:

400g (20 servings) so it will last you for almost a month.

You can order this and many other products from Zaggora’s website:

http://zaggora.com?afmc=3l

I hope you enjoy reading this review!

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Pauline

 

Tried and tested: esthechoc Cambridge Beauty Chocolates

I have recently attended a talk about the benefits on esthechoc Beauty Chocolates. It’s well known fact that dark chocolate has antioxidant properties. I love sweets however I am normally anxious about their effect on my diet so I was extremely fascinated in how this product could be beneficial to my health.

Esthechoc is a first anti-ageing nutricosmetic with a strong, scientifically proven impact on the metabolism of ageing skin. It contains 72.6% dark chocolate and has only 38 kcal per piece .

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The Cambridge University clinical research has proven that esthechoc:

– significantly reduce inflammation,

– increase antioxidant activity

– improve microcirculation in the skin.

How is it different to any other dark chocolates?

On the esthechoc website I read that: ‘ It contains a combination of highly potent active substances: Astaxanthin (the most powerful antioxidant known to science) and Cocoa polyphenolic epicatechins (found naturally in chocolate). Unique micellar technology used during production of esthechoc makes these actives bioavailable.’

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What’s the prescribed amount of esthechoc?

It is recommended to have one small esthechoc a day. Each box contains three weeks supply and it’s been clinically shown that after 21 days your skin will look more nourished and benefit from greater protection against free radicals.

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Result:

I decided to add esthechoc to my diet during the last 3 weeks and I was having this 38-calories chocolate as a reward after my breakfast each morning.

After, I finished my box my skin looked radiant, healthy and luminous. I will definitely continue buying this chocolate to ensure seeing these results.

I hope that you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

Tried and Tested: Laila London 100% Natural Organic Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder

This week I would like to tell you about the natural tooth whitening powder from Laila London.

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Brand:

Laila London is the leading brand for natural tooth whitening powder and skin care products made entirely in the UK. I came across its 100% Natural Organic Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder on Amazon where it was No1 in teeth whitening and beauty product. As I recently had my teeth whitened and wanted to keep the results for longer so it was a no brainer and I decided to try it.

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Product:

Laila London 100% Natural Organic Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder is a natural solution to promote healthy teeth and gums without any toxic ingredients, preservatives, foaming agents, fluoride or artificial colors. Its formula aims to give you clean and healthy teeth and freshen breath.

Ingredients:

I read on Laila London’s website that: ‘The main ingredient in Laila tooth powder is Coconut Shell Activated Charcoal know for tooth whitening and removing impurities.’

In addition product contains:

  • Activated Charcoal – to remove toxins.
  • White Kaolin Clay – that helps to whiten and polish teeth.
  • Calcium Powder – to provide minerals and whiten.
  • Cinnamon – to discourage bacterial growth in the mouth.
  • Peppermint – to soothe the gums and freshen breath.
  • Lemon powder – to freshen breath.

Result:

Laila London 100% Natural Organic Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder really works. I’ve been using it for slightly over 2 weeks and my teeth looks whiter and healthier. In addition, it freshens my breath and I love the fact that it is 100% natural so it doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients.

Price:

£10 for a jar.
Website:

www.lailalondon.com You can also buy it from Boots throughout the UK and Amazon.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline