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Spring Decorating Ideas

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Spring is here and it is time to start thinking of spring decorating ideas to incorporate into our home. It feels good to actually have a spring weather this year. This time last year, the weather was so warm, it didn’t feel like spring at all. It felt like we pretty much skipped spring and went straight to summer. So this weather is good. The only thing I don’t like about this time of the year is Hay Fever. It’s been hard for me, and I have started struggling already. I do have my prescription medicines I take for my Hay Fever and they help. I just need to remember to take them first thing in the morning to get me through the day.

Hay Fever aside, this weather is good. It has got me thinking of new ways to decorate our home. I have been busy on Pinterest looking at various ways of adding some spring into our living spaces and I am feeling really inspired. Spring is all about being bold and vibrant, and channeling that vibrant and bright colours into my home is the goal this season.

Here are 2 spring decorating ideas for you –

 

Adding some spring flowers or indoor plants

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Flowers have the power to change the look of a room instantly. They are a cheaper of beautifying a room, which is why they are so popular. I like having flowers at home, especially in the spring/summer months. Flowers make the home look more colourful and in tune with the season. If you are after some spring decoration ideas, and you are short on budget or space to play around with, try changing the flower arrangement in your home. Adding some fresh flowers will instantly wake up any room.

If indoor plants are more of your thing, then go for them! Finding the best spot to place your plants can be tricky but once you do, half the job is done.

 

Mix and match pattens and make the most of your home

Mixing and matching various patterns is another way to incorporate spring into your home. Having a combination of different patterns is important in having the spring feel in your home. All you need to remember with this tip is to ensure the colour palette remains the same tonally. So you can keep the same level of brightness or softness, so the look is balanced, with nothing standing out.

This is a great tip for those who are short of space and want to switch things up with their interior decor. We are slowly outgrowing our town house, and if I had my way, we would move into a bigger house, in the same location. If I could wish a bigger house on the same plot, I would because I love the area we live in and I hate moving. The whole idea of moving house scares me. I know there are many home moving companies available now that can take the stress out of moving, which is great to know they are available for when we do need them. A very good moving company, I have recently come across is Matco – Calgary long distance movers.  So I know there are loads of options available everywhere and for every budget. 

 

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Like most things, when it comes to interior decor, the most important thing is what works for your and your home. Don’t get plants just because it is a trend, if you can’t take care of them. Decorating your home with bright and vibrant colours would do you no good if you don’t like colours like that. It is good to know what trends are in vogue so you can pick and choose which you like. That way you create a living space that works for you and yours.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day.

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How to Treat Hay Fever

Hay Fever Sucks! This was the last tweet I sent last night while battling to get some sleep. I was sneezing non stop for minutes, and my throat itched like hell, driving me crazy. Which kept me up for hours. I still can’t remember how I managed to finally sleep off.

 

 

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Hay Fever is still new to me. I started having the symptoms for the first time 2 summers ago, and it has been hell ever since!  On most spring/summer days, I dread it when it gets really warm because I know I usually have a Hay Fever crisis and it is painfully uncomfortable. I am allergic to the Grass Pollen, which is the same with many other sufferers.

For those who have never suffered from Hay Fever, this annoying disease, medically known as Allergic rhinitis,  is a type of inflammation in the nose which occurs when the immune system overreacts to allergens in the air. Signs and symptoms usually include a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, red, itchy, and watery eyes, and swelling around the eyes.

Now I don’t understand why my immune system is suddenly overreacting to allergens in the air, but that is what is pretty happening and it sucks. I managed to get my GP (Doctor) to send my Hay Fever prescription to my local pharmacy so I could pick up my medication. The over counter Hay Fever medicine does not work for me, so I had to get on a particular prescription drug last year. And I take them every summer  The drugs help but not as much. I still have to deal with the symptoms on some days where the pollen count is at its highest.

Apart from my Hay Fever prescription drug, I also try some home remedies to help keep me sane.

 

How to treat Hay Fever yourself
  1. Put on your sunglasses when you are out and about. This help protects the eyes from pollen.
  2. Apply Petroleum Jelly around your nostrils to trap pollen.
  3. Stay indoors as much as possible.
  4. Take your medicine first thing in the morning.
  5. Change your clothes and take a shower once you get home.

 

The Met Office categorises these Hay Fever phases as:

  1. Tree pollen – late March to mid-May.
  2. Grass pollen – mid-May to July.
  3. Weed pollen – end of June to September

 

Do you suffer from Hay Fever? How are you coping? Please share any tried and tested tip in the comments section.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

 

Beauty & Health Products

Trying new products and writing about them is one of my favourite things. So I have been trying some beauty and health products I received recently, and I have been dying to tell you about them. Here are a few of the products –

 

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Eyelergy Eye Drops

I suffer from very bad hay fever, which some of you may already know about. It usually starts around June and eases off gradually in August. So I am fine now. I got this pack of Eyelergy Eye Drops some days ago, and I am holding on to it until my next hay fever season.

Some of us suffer from hay fever at various points, so if you are still struggling with hay fever or dry eyes, you could try this Eyelergy Eye Drops.

 

Eyelergy eye drops are sterile and preservative-free, so they are suitable for use when wearing contact lenses. They are designed to work fast, for effective relief of itchy, inflamed and irritated eyes caused by dust or pollen. The drops are also recommended to relieve dry eyes caused, for example, by wearing contact lenses.

 

 

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CURAPROX Carbon Whitening Chewing Gum

I love this chewing gum. I am chewing it as I type this. Usually, I shy away from mint chewing gums because I find most of them too minty. But this is not the case with this CURAPROX Carbon Whitening Chewing Gum. It has a mild minty taste I love and it keeps my mouth smelling great which is fab!

Apart from keeping my breath smelling fresh, it also helps keep my teeth white and prevents tooth decay. What more could a girl ask for?

 

NEW Black is White chewing gum with activated charcoal whitens and re-mineralises teeth using Hydroxylapatite and contains Xylitol that helps to prevent tooth decay. Comes in a refreshing lemon-mint flavour which lasts for hours.  A must have for between brushing for a super everyday clean.

 

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PURE Oral Hyaluronic Acid

I am usually not a fan of any health stuff I need to drink. I usually find that they don’t taste as good as I would like.  So I was a bit worried about this product at first. At the end, my love for trying new things that may benefit my life, or skin in this case won, and I added a satchet of this PURE Oral Hyaluronic Acid to a glass of water.

 

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I love the mild saline taste. It was definitely not what I was expecting. I hardly tasted anything in my glass of water which was good. I have been adding to my glass of water everyday since then, and I am looking forward to seeing the difference. So far, my skin is looking a lot clearer and smoother since I started drinking PURE.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) or Nature’s Moisturiser as it is often called is found naturally throughout the body but most abundantly in the skin, where it helps create a smoother, plumper appearance. Each pack contains 30 days supply of PureHA.

 Each sachet simply contains 17mg of HA, 12mg of Vitamin C which equates to 15% of reference intake both in a light saline solution. That’s it and because PureHA is created from non-animal source it is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans too.

 

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Prevasore Everyday Lip Therapy

The cold season is almost here and my lips usually suffer when the weather gets really cold. So I am very pleased to have this Prevasore Everyday Lip Therapy.

Prevasore comes in a pale green gel form, and it helps create a barrier between the lips and harsh environment – the weather. I love how it moisturises my lips, leaving it feeling smooth and soft.

 

Its unique formulation is designed to increase moisture retention, helping to keep lips soft, protected and cold sore free. Using Prevasore every day will help keep your lips healthy and looking great.

 

Good to know I can kiss away dry, chapped and sore lips with Prevasore.

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Nivea Invisible Black & White Original Anti-Perspirant Deodorant

I am a huge fan of Nivea Anti-Perspirant Deodorants and I have used them for years now. This dropped on doorstep some days ago and I have been loving it.

It is a new limited edition, designed by Matthew Williamson, and you can shop it in stores nationwide now. So get in there!

 

NIVEA Invisible for Black & White Deodorant offers you effective anti-perspirant protection preventing white marks and yellow stains. For your black clothes to stay black and white clothes to stay white for longer. The unique formula protects you 48h non-stop against perspiration and helps to maintain the original colour of your clothes. The transparent protection doesn’t leave traces. Developed & approved with the “Hohenstein International Textile Institute”.

 

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Sudocream Skincare Cream

I like the fact that there is now a grown up version of the original Sudocream Antiseptic Healing Cream. I like how portable this Skin Care Cream is to. It is so easy to pop in a handbag and use on the go.

Sudocrem Skin Care Cream is an everyday cream designed for teenagers and young adults with spot prone skin. It can also soothe little rashes and dry patches and is perfect as part of a daily skincare routine to help maintain beautiful, healthy skin.

 

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Have you used any of these beauty and health products? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

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