I started the New Year, much like everyone else, on a bit of a health kick. Not because i'd made a new years resolution to stay fit and healthy and attend the gym constantly and never eat chocolate again, but because I was spending almost every night feeling sick, I was constantly tired, even after sleeping all night and morning, and I had no motivation to do anything. I was also addicted to sugar, and caffeine and it was not good for my body, so I had to do something about it.

I've always been a follower of Skinny me tea, however the shipping was just too long, being from Australia, so I tested out the UK version 'Bootea', the funny little play on words got me attracted, and the ingredients to the tea sounded similar to a variety of other teatoxes, so I gave it a go!


Bootea - £19.99 for 14 days.
I only got the 14 day pack as I didn't want to invest too much money into something I had never tried before. I stuck to the eating plan (free on the website) within reason, and as stated, I had a cup of the morning tea every morning and the bedtime cleanse every other night. I hated green tea before starting this teatox, and I couldn't get up without my normal cup of tea or coffee, but after a few days I started to enjoy the taste of green tea, and even now after finishing my teatox I'm drinking green tea instead of regular. In fact, I've been off my teatox for over a week, and I haven't had a single cup of tea or coffee since I came off it!

The morning tea is lemon and ginger flavoured and the evening is peppermint. There is a lot of controversy about the bedtime cleanse as it does infact have senna leaves in it, but I can honestly tell you, it did not have a laxative effect on me. It's different for everyone as everyones bodies absorb things differently, but it didn't have a laxative effect at all.

The result: For me the result wasn't so much about weight loss, it was more about kicking my caffeine and sugar addiction, and generally becoming a more healthy me. I have continued with the drinking of the green tea (normal green tea though, not their mix of all different ingredients) and I am also continuing to eat healthy with the odd treats here and there. I also did infact lose an inch around my waist and i'm looking generally healthier!!

If you aren't looking for a dramatic weight loss, and more of a kick start in the right direction, then definitely give this a go! I'm hoping to do another one soon, maybe more towards summer. For now I'm keeping it going at the gym and enjoying a healthier lifestyle!

That's all for now!

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Ciao Bella 


Tash
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BOOTEA - My January Teatox

by on January 22, 2015
I started the New Year, much like everyone else, on a bit of a health kick. Not because i'd made a new years resolution to stay fit and ...
Now, from the title you might be thinking; "Paul's Boutique?!?! In Topshop?!?!?! That's not something I ever thought i'd hear!" but it is true, and the collection is gorgeous! I'm not one for Pauls Boutique, I normally do not like the brand, but this collection is right up my street!

Here's the collection:



I was contacted about the new collection and was sent a small interview (below) with Ram Khalif, the concession manager for the Topshop store holding the Pauls Boutique concession, featuring the gorgeous bags you see above!

                                                                      Life before Paul’s Boutique:
Even though I was enjoying working at Accessorize on Bond Street as the Assistant Manager, I always think of my life before Paul’s Boutique as pretty dull! My heart has always been in fashion accessories and consumer-facing roles,
 but there’s something special about the buzz surrounding this brand.

Why did you choose PB?
I felt like the brand really fitted with my personality. I’m quite outgoing and happy to chat to anyone and Paul’s Boutique bags are such conversation starters that I felt I’d be a good person to push sales and promote new lines. Plus, I like managing a team and think I’m firm but fair. The concession is a major part of day-to-day brand life so it’s something the team and myself take a lot of pride in.

Which Paul’s Boutique handbags are the bestsellers at Topshop?
The famous Maisy bag in patent nude and black are consistently popular. This is the same for the sales on the website too – it’s so timeless and classic so has wide appeal. Our current seasonal bestsellers include the Natasha tote in Blue/Black Ombre and the Leather Brooke (our highest price point at £195). The slouchy Porter bowler bag in black suede is up there too – it’s so chic and luxurious, yet works as a day-to-day essential.



What do you think? Did you like Pauls Boutique anyway, or would you convert to the dark side for this stunning collection?

Ciao Bella
Tash
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Pauls Boutique for Topshop!

by on January 07, 2015
Now, from the title you might be thinking; "Paul's Boutique?!?! In Topshop?!?!?! That's not something I ever thought i'd he...