Tiny Tea

by Melanie on January 16, 2015

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I’ve been a big tea drinker for such a long time. My mom first introduced tea to me when I was around 9-years-old. I remember going into our garden to pick out sprigs of mint for homemade tea but sometimes we would buy classic Lipton black tea. It wasn’t until I went to college that I started experimenting with different flavors and brands and found that I probably love herbal and fruit teas equally (there’s an appropriate time and place for either of them) and that tea can do so many wonders due to the properties of its contents.

Your Tea sent me over a box of their 14-day teatox called Tiny Tea. It asks that you drink the tea 30 minutes before or after each meal, three times a day. On their website, they also list a suggested diet, encouraging you to stay away from cold things (even cold water) as to promote the affects of this tea.

My experience with this tea so far has had mostly ups. I was about 4 days in, having kept up with the 3 cups a day until I woke up experiencing nausea. I immediately knew it was the tea, so I cut back to 1-2 cups per day and I’m still seeing the affects working their magic. My bloating is gone, my skin is clear (not without a big breakout first, though), and my food digests very quickly and completely so there’s no heavy feeling. I’ve seen that some people object to the flavor of the tea, but as a regular tea drinker I do love it and find that a little bit of sugar or honey changes its flavor significantly. Obviously, my teatox is no longer only 14 days long, but I’m excited to get to drink the tea for a bit longer. I did find that waking up was easier when I was on 3 cups a day, as I also had more energy.

My biggest qualm is that the tea bags sometimes get stuck in the glue of the wrapper so be prepared to have something to steep loose tea in just in case your tea bag breaks. Its very fine tea so some of it will still makes its way into your cup. Just be sure to open the packages very carefully!

Overall, I’m satisfied with this tea. I’m not big into working out at the moment, as my body gets conditioned quickly and it lasts for a while, but if you check out their Instagram, some people have made crazy changes to their bodies with this tea (often in conjunction with a workout regimen).

Your Tea provided me with Tiny Tea for review and my opinions are all my own.

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by Melanie on January 12, 2015

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I’ve been waiting to wear this dress on here for so long. It’s such a perfect pencil dress and as usual, For Love and Lemons is killing the lace game. I can see this being worn with cute dainty stilettos but I think my favorite is with chunky platforms (you know–my usual).

I wore this to shoot with Marie Claire on Saturday in Providence. I’ll let you know more details about that soon!


You Suck

by Melanie on January 9, 2015

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I’m finally learning how to dress for cold weather! Like, I took these photos and it was only a minor chill this time. So good, haha.

I had been watching this Reformation dress pop up in my email for a while and I decided to buy it on Black Friday when it was super marked down. I’m not sure if you know about Reformation but there goals is basically to reduce the carbon footprint. They buy surplus materials and on top of that have really great designs. I completely love their aesthetic and one day I dream to be able to have a closet of nearly all Reformation.

I’m not a big turtleneck fan but this dress does it for me. I’ll probably bring it back to the blog again sometime in the springtime, too.

Also, leave it to Forever 21 to design over-the-knee socks that don’t squeeze the bejeezus out of my thighs. I think this is my first successful foray into knee socks without chunking over, but also my thighs have slimmed down so that’s actually probably what it is.

How great is this wall? Stumbled upon it with my roommate yesterday. I love the ‘you suck’ so much. So many gems up here!

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