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Getting a Good Night Sleep With Benenox

April 10, 2018

I often struggle getting to sleep, spending ages tossing and turning or worrying about things. It takes me even longer to get to sleep if I know I have to up super early for a flight. As a blogger, I spend so much time on social media so I also find it hard to switch off in the evening and I’m always tempted to check Twitter if I can’t fall asleep.

Luckily for me, the team at Benenox sent me some sleeping goodies for sleep awareness week which was on the 11-17th of March. One of the products included in this package was the Benenox Overnight Recharge supplement and I was very intrigued to see if this could help me get a good night’s sleep. It also came with a tracking notebook to jot down what time I was going to bed, how I felt in the morning and to rate my sleep quality.

Benenox Overnight Recharge

Benenox is a flavoured food supplement designed to help those with busy schedules who struggle with disrupted sleep and tiredness. It’s designed to help reduced tiredness, fatigue, to support your mental function and to help with energy production.  It comes in two flavours lemon and ginger or blackcurrant. I’ve been using the lemon and ginger flavour for 2 weeks, taking 15ml before bedtime, it’s a bit like taking Calpol but with a strong honey flavour. You can also mix it with a small amount of hot water.

What’s in it?

Sustamine which is a combination of two amino acids to help the liver store glycogen by slowing the absorption of honey in the stomach

Honey is known for its health benefits and is believed to boost glycogen stored in the liver to use during the night

Vitamin B6 has been shown to reduce tiredness and fatigue while supporting psychological function in turn helping you feel more energised.

Results

I have felt more energised during the day since I started taking this. The first week of taking this I fell asleep quite fast and had a much deeper sleep than usual and I was sleeping straight through the night with no disruptions. The second week was a bit more mixed, I did have some blogger events to go to where I had alcohol which always messes up my sleeping pattern. So some nights I still took a long time to get to sleep and had disruptions. However I could notice the difference throughout the day as I felt more focused and energised. I really enjoyed documenting my sleep patterns too as it’s a good way to see if you’re going to bed at a similar time and how eating dinner late and having alcohol can have a very negative affect on sleep.

At £12.49 it could get quite expensive to use all the time but it’s worth getting it to use occasionally. It’s brilliant to use for certain occasions like when you need to be up early for a flight, interview or exam. Some other ways to help you sleep would be to have a mug of chamomile tea before bed as it’s meant to be relaxing and sleep inducing. I’d also recommend using products with lavender as this is meant to be calming, so lighting the beefayre bee calm lavender and geranium scented candle will help you relax before bed.

If you’re interested in trying Benenox Overnight Recharge, you can find it in Tesco and on Amazon, priced around £12.49 for 135ml. For further information, visit www.benenox.com.

*I was kindly gifted these products, all opinions remain my own*

 

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Keep Your Hair Care Styling Tools Organised With This Storage Dock

March 22, 2018

Minky Styling Dock

My dressing table is always a mess with all my hair care products. I have hair grips and ties everywhere, which I constantly lose. I used to store my hair dryer and straighteners in a box under my dressing table. To try and tidy it up I’ve been on the lookout for something to store my hair stylers in for a while and I finally found one, the Minky styling dock.

The storage set is suitable for hair dryers, straighteners and curling tongs,  as it comes with three different compartments. The middle compartment is big enough for a hair dryer. The other two are perfect for straighteners, tongs or hair brushes. At the back of the box you can attach two cable reels, which makes storage a lot neater. There is also a removable clip if you want to hang the dock up. At the front of the dock there are two detachable clear boxes which you can store grips and hair ties in. My boyfriend will be happy that there’s no random hair ties around the room.

The best thing about this and is that it can withstand high temperatures as its made with a heat resistant soft silicone body. So after styling your hair you can place the tools in the compartments without having to wait for them to cool down.

Verdict

This product is brilliant, it’s made my dressing table a whole lot neater. I also really like that all my products are now in one place, I don’t have to spend time searching around for hair ties and grips. It’s pretty clear that this product has been designed really well, they’ve thought about everything and the detachable cable reel and hook are really useful. Being able to put my hair straighteners in the dock straight away without having to wait for them to cool down is really convenient too.

The styling dock costs £30 and comes with free delivery, Minky also sell a range of homeware products.

How do you store your hair styling tools?

*Disclaimer – I was sent this to review but all opinions remain my own*

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Find your perfect weekend travel bag with MAHI Leather

February 13, 2017

Find your perfect weekend travel bag with MAHI Leather. MAHI leather stock a range of luxury leather bags including holdalls and backpacks. You can also have your initials or a memorable phrase expertly embroidered onto your bag adding a lovely personal touch. Got an overnight stay or weekend trip coming up? The MAHI bags are the perfect travel accessory. Every MAHI is made to order with beautiful soft leather, robust zippers and sturdy brass fittings. With reinforced straps and extra width shoulder pads for comfort. MAHI’s mission is to connect consumers with craftsmen, offer unmatched value, and do some good along way. MAHI donate money to charity from every purchase. Read on to find your perfect weekend travel bag with MAHI Leather.

MAHI Leather Holdall Travel BagEvery MAHI is made to order, this removes the middlemen, significantly reduces waste, and removes the costs associated with stockpiling large quantities of leather.

MAHI Leather Duffle Weekend Travel Bag

$1.50 from every MAHI is donated to clean water causes

MAHI Leather takes its name from the Mahi River in India.  For many this is a sacred river and in a country where 103 million people lack safe water its significance is more than symbolic; that’s why MAHI Leather donates $1.50 from the sale of each bag to FRANK Water, a UK based charity which has helped over 300,000 people gain access to clean water since 2005.

The range of bags include duffles, backpacks, holdalls and accessories such as Ipad sleeves and wash bags.

MAHI Leather Backpack Travel Accessory Bag

 

The backpack is great for taking with you on days out. The Duffle & Holdalls are brilliant for an overnight trip or weekend trip, they would also make brilliant gym bags. I love the vintage look and the option to get the bag personalised with your initials. I am torn between getting the Roma backpack or the Galley holdall.

Which MAHI bag is your favourite?

*This post is in collaboration with MAHI Leather*

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