Toned Tea- Skinny Detox Tea

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Scan Pinterest for fitness boards, the Instagram discover page, find ads on any social media platform, and you will come across some endorsement for a tea that claims to work miracles. There are so many different brands of detox teas that all have many claims. Being a college student, I have found it very hard to manage my eating lifestyle, staying fit, while also maintaining health benefits. It can be hard finding time to make sure I get all three meals in for the day or finding enough time to fit in a workout. I recently came across Toned Tea. The tea is detox tea that is formulated to meet all the benefits I need. Essentially the tea will suppress my hunger while having fat burning booster ingredients and in the end provide me with health benefits.

 

Ingredients 

Toned Tea Skinny Detox really stood out to me because of the ingredients the detox contains. Ingredients such as Rosehip Peel, Matcha, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, and Blackberry Leaf are present between the A.M. and P.M. tea bags. 1 cup of Rosehip Peel has as much Vitamin C as 60 oranges. Ginger aids digestion while improving blood sugar levels. Lemongrass flushes out toxins and liver and bladder cleanse.

Toned Tea is an all-natural detox tea that aids in weight loss, reduces bloating, increases energy, speeds metabolism, is great for your skin and so much more! There are absolutely NO laxatives, NO hidden ingredients and NO allergens in the tea- it’s just wholesome tea that is full of antioxidant superfood ingredients! The tea is also 100% vegan. From doing research on other brands of tea, I have yet to find a tea that has all these great benefits.

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A.M. & P.M 

Many people are unaware that at different times of the day, your body is changing and experiencing different situations. Toned Tea Skinny Detox is a company that recognizes these health concerns. The tea comes in two different bags: A.M. bag & P.M. bag. Each bag contains different ingredients that are attracted to the needs your body is going through at the specific time of the day. In the morning after I have gotten dressed and completed my skincare routine, I make my tea. After a cup, I feel very energized and I have noticed I do not need a cup of coffee. For best results, it is recommended that you drink the AM detox shortly after you wake up or before breakfast. When I am in the process of getting ready for bed, I will make my PM cup of the detox.  I drink the tea while I am taking off my makeup, watching netflix, or checking emails.

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How to Use

I wanted to share how I make my tea. On the back of the packaging there are recommended instructions on the best way to make Toned Tea Skinny Detox. These steps are fairly easy to follow. I was happy to know that an infuser comes with the tea. The infuser is very beneficial to use.

  1. Place a tablespoon of the detox into the infuser.
  2. Pour boiling water into a mug
  3. Put the infuser into the mug
  4. Steep for 3-5 mins
  5. Enjoy hot or cold

 

Since making the tea for a couple of days now, I have found that 4 mins is perfect for me. You may enjoy a shorter time or more time. To get the perfect flavor, I set a timer for exactly 4 mins. Once my timer is over, I take the infuser out and place it on the lid.

 

Benefits 

Overall Toned Tea Skinny Detox provides great benefits. I have only been drinking the tea for a couple of days now. Since using, I have noticed a refreshing amount of energy. I have also noticed that I am not wanting food or getting hungry as often. Although I have only been drinking the tea for a couple of days now, I am really excited about seeing other benefits.

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Burt’s Bees Haul

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I have yet another haul today! I have many Burt’s Bees Hauls on my blog. If I am buying new skincare products, I tend to buy a lot all at once instead of being sporadic and purchasing here and there. I love the brand Burt’s Bees and I have been using their products for years. I have never had a problem with their skincare products and I love how natural their ingredients are. Keep reading to see the recent Burt’s Bees skincare goodies I picked up.

Burt’s Bees Micellar Cleansing Water-I am a huge fan of micellar water. I use micellar water to rid of any makeup, bacteria, or dirt. I first started using micellar water instead of makeup wipes. Since using, I have not touched a makeup wipe. Micellar water is an alternative to a makeup wipe. Both essentially perform the same task, however, they are just in different forms. The only micellar water I have ever used is the Garnier Skinactive Micellar Water. The bottle usually last me a long time and I have repurchased twice. I have nothing but positive reviews on that particular micellar water. I had no plans to purchase outside of that brand, however, I love the brand Burt’s Bees and decided to try out their product to see which I preferred.

Burt’s Bees Micellar Cleansing Towelettes-As I have previously stated before, I do not use makeup wipes. I always noticed that makeup wipes dried my skin out and never really got rid of all my makeup. I switched over to micellar water and have not used a makeup wipe since. I was really hesitant about trying out another brand of makeup wipes. What stood out to me and made these towelettes different than any I have tried before, is that they are part of the micellar brand. Also the towelettes contains the ingredients Cypress oil and honey extract. These wipes are also for ‘All Skin Types’ so you should be able to use with any concern and not worry about the wipes not working out for you. I have not tried this out just yet, but I hope to soon. I think I will take them with me when I go on vacation so I do not have to travel with the big bottle of micellar water.

Burt’s Bees Acne Solutions Target Spot Treatment– I have used this product so many times and have actually repurchased 5 times. Although I have used and bought this product so many times before, I don’t think I have actually featured it on my blog. I’m not sure why because as you can tell I love this product! Let me start off by saying this product works well if you have dark spots and you want to get rid of them. However, depending on the condition of the dark spot, this product can work right away or take some time to actually get rid of the spot. But it does work!

Burt’s Bees Skin Brightening Perfecting Serum-This is a product I have not tried out before. I bought a tube of the bottle a couple of months ago and have not used it just yet. However, when I went to go pick up these recent products, I decided I would go ahead and pick up another brightening serum. So now I have two unused tubes of this serum. I did this to motivate me to start using the product because I really want to give it a try. The only thing stopping me, is the fact that I have so many products already in my skincare routine. Once my last bottle of the acne solutions spot treatment runs out, I will replace it with this product. This serum is designed to diminish dark spots and even out skin tones.I am excited about giving this product a try and will update once I see results!

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Small Changes to Improve Your Life

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Make yourself more open to trying new things: When we are stuck in a mindset where we never want to engage in new activites, we are stopping ourselves from new interest that we may actually enjoy. If a friend ask you to try out a new restaurant with them or if you are in the grocery store and see a new food item you want to try then instead of saying no, actually give it a try. Once you have mastered giving simple activities a try then move on to bigger goals. These bigger goals could be sticking to a workout plan, saving your money instead of spending it, or even buying a big purchase.

Get an Early Start: I have done all the task on the list before and have found great success with improving my life. However, the task that I have found the easiest and quickest to adapt to is getting an early start. For one I am definitely a morning person. I am naturally awake in the morning with no problem. Therefore, this may be easier to me than others. However, even if you are not a morning person, this task is still attainable. Waking up a few extra hours than you normally do allows you extra time to complete a task. Even if waking up a little earlier is not for you, then start the task a couple of days before. You can also break up the task you have to do throughout a couple of days, that way you’re not doing everything at once.

Single Tasking: There are so many times when things start to pile up on my to-do list and it becomes so long. So to make sure I get everything done, I tend to tackle everything all at once. At times this is necessary, but what if I decided to single task everything one-by-one to decrease the stress I would have if I did everything at once. Pick one thing from your to-do list and instead of giving 30% and not your full attention or detail, give it 100%. Watch the results, you won’t have to waste time fixing the mistakes or redoing it altogether.

Do Something Creative: Creativity really gets the mind going! This is why others tend to  always recommend to try something creative. It not only gets you out your comfort zone but also allows you to try something fun and exciting. Ways you can get/be creative include:

  • instead of buying something new, try to DIY it yourself
  • throw a small party
  • take a favorite recipe and change it up
  • go on a roadtrip
  • start a new project

Organize/Declutter: I have always considered myself a very well organized person. Within the past year my life has been super busy and I have noticed that whenever I am in a busy mindset, I tend to forget my organizational responsibilities. This in turn makes life more difficult because I am constantly looking for stuff I misplaced or I have a messy desk which gets more messier by the day. Organizing and even decluttering are very essential to improve your life. It makes a big difference and it saves you time that could be used for something else. The 20 minutes I spent looking for a piece of paper I could’ve had an extra 20 minutes dedicated to my morning jog or even some extra time watching netflix. If you make an effort to do this on a regular basis and you won’t need to do this as often. Maybe once every two weeks find time to organize your life.

Take the Stairs: Okay I know this might sound crazy to do but it really makes a difference. This does not have to be a daily activity but could be done a few times a week. Taking the elevator is a quick encounter, theres not much time to relax your mind and think. Plus the elevator can be full and hectic. Benefits of taking the stairs include extra free time to think about things, exercise, and the opportunity to clear your mind.

Let me know some tips you have found to help improve your life!

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Let’s Go to Sephora

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I am very excited about todays post. I recently saw another writer do this post and I thought it would be interesting and fun to see what products I would get from Sephora and why! If I had $200 to spend at Sephora, what would I buy? Many people might buy the most expensive products with the money. However, if you do that then you only get to buy a couple of products. I would get products with a variety of price ranges so I can get an array of products.  Keep reading to see the beauty and makeup products I would get with $200 from Sephora.

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Stila Glitter On The Go Liquid Eye Shadow| set of 3 for $25 | When this product first came out I did not really understand the concept. I only wear my eyeshadow from a palette and never ventured out to using eyeshadow in a different form. If these shadows were in a palette, I would have definitely bought! The packaging really throw me off. Most recently I found that I always wear a matte shade in the crease and a glitter on the lid. I love the glitters I wear however, sometimes I want a bold glitter that pops. The first product that came to mind was the Stila Glitter Shadows. I have been watching youtube videos nonstop on how to apply this and would be so happy if I had these! Although I was hesitant at first about these shadow sticks, I would definitely get these!

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Cover FX Power Play Foundation | $44 |This new foundation has caught my eye. I have never tried out the brand Cover FX before. I am familiar with their products but I have not had the opportunity to try them out yet. When this foundation first came out, I saw a lot of my favorite you tubers review this product. Many of them really enjoyed the foundation. After hearing their reviews and their skin types, I decided this foundation might actually be a match for me. If I had a couple of extra dollars in my pocket, I would definitely try this out.

Artist Couture x Jackie Aina Powder Highlight | $28 | I honestly cannot believe I don’t already have this product. I love Jackie Aina! She is a youtuber I will definitely support and actually buy her products. I recently purchased an Urban Decay highlighter in addition to my Sephora Collection Highlight Palette and I have found no need to buy anymore highlighters. However, if I had a few extra dollars to spend, I would pick up this beautiful bronze highlighter. I tend to use bronzer/goldish highlighters and this color is perfect for my skin complexion. In my opinion its a little bit pricey for a highlighter, but it may be worth it!

BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealer | $32 | This list is really showing me how many brands I love but have never tried. Once again I cannot believe I have not tried this brand out before. I have never tried any products from BECCA before nor have I ever spent more than $30 for a concealer. I could easily see myself spending money for a foundation but I’m not sure about for a concealer. Also I have never tried a concealer in a jar before. I am very skeptical that this concealer will not provide ultimate coverage like the name says but I am willing to give it a try to see for myself.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide | $26 |I have previously tried NARS lip products before and I honestly love them! However, I can not see myself constantly spending that much for a lip product when there could be a dupe for it. The only NARS product that I have repurchased multiple times and will continue to do so is the NARS Matte Lip Pencil. If I were able to buy another NARS lip product I wold try out the lip glide. The application for the lip product attracted me most to the product. I really feel like this product would glide easily onto the lips, hence the product name.

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Origins Original Skin retexturing Mask with Rose Clay | $27 | Another brand I cannot believe I have not had the opportunity to try out. Origins is a brand I would give my money to any day and expect the products to really work. I have been wanting to try out their charcoal mask for the longest, however, I have so many charcoal mask already. Origins does have a rose clay mask that seems very beneficial to my skin. Recently I have noticed my skin has been very texturized this summer. I know this skin concern is something I could easily get rid of if I dedicate a product to it. This mask has great reviews and I love how the bottle is big enough to last for multiple uses.

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Philosophy Fresh Cream Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath | $18 | I know the brand Philosophy is such a popular brand that has been around for a while. I have never tried any products from this brand before. For the longest I have been wanting to get my hand on one of the products and actually try them out for myself. I feel like these products would smell so lovely and work wonders for the body. The brand has an array of products to choose from, however, for my first product I would try out a simple shower gel/body wash.

 

Let me know if you would try any of these products if you had $200 to spend at Sephora. Or let me know some products you would try out!

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