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My Experience With The Eve Mattress

My Experience With The Eve Mattress

My Experience With The Eve Mattress



Some people need a lot of sleep, some people don't. I'm definately in the category of people who need a GOOD sleep. For the last few years, I've had problems falling asleep and I never knew why. I also suffer from chronic backpain, which I literally go to bed with and get up with. That's why a good night's sleep and a comfortable bed is so important to me. I already had a very decent mattress, but when I got the chance to try the Eve matrress, which is said to be the world's most comfortable mattress, I couldn't refuse!

The first thing I noticed when I got this mattress is that it looks very firm and steady, but definitely not too hard. When I first layed down on it I thought: okay, very soft yet very supportive in the right places. When I rolled and bounced around on it, it felt firm but still like a soft mattress! And the pluche cover almost makes you want to skip the cover sheets, haha. It's the right combination of steady and comfortable for me. I don't want a mattress that's hard as a rock, but especially for my back problems, not a mattress that completely sinks in when you lay on top of it either. This one is soft, comfortable, steady and slightly bouncy.

During my first nights of sleep on it, the weather was crazy hot. But I felt like I kept cool, and therefore it felt super clean. Not like I'd want to wash the sheets first thing in the morning! Afterwards I read that the mattress has got special 'holes' in it to provide airflow and keep you cool, so that definitely seemed to help. I also noticed how I fell asleep quicker because I wasn't tossing and turning as much. After I got back from New York last week, my back and neck hurt a lot again because I couldn't sit or sleep right in the airplane. I was so so jetlagged and my entire body hurt because we walked many kilometres each day. So basically: I felt achy and extremely tired. When I got home I went to sleep and after I woke up, I definitely noticed that the support in the right places did my body good. I had a good sleep and woke up less sore already. That's what I notice the most: I don't wake up with neck or back pain as much, ever since I've been sleeping on my Eve mattress. It proves to me that a bad mattress is often the cause of neck and back pain. Yes, I do have chronic back pain that reoccurs after I get up, but during my night sleep? I feel super comfortable and supported where my body needs it the most.

I hope this review was helpful to some of you! It's definitely worth to consider whether your mattress is good for your body and your night rest. Perhaps the Eve mattress is what you need, too!






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Super Usefull Lemon Hacks You Wish You Knew Earlier

Super Usefull Lemon Hacks You Wish You Knew Earlier

Super Usefull Lemon Hacks You Wish You Knew Earlier




All natural ingredients and life hacks. Two things I love! I've recently had to use lemon juice a few times and I was amazed at what this natural product can do. So, I looked up some other usefull ways to fix everyday problems with lemon. Keep on reading, because after this, you'll want to stock up on some lemons for so many reasons!

Use lemon juice with salt to remove rust stains

Oh em gee. I was on holiday with my boyfriend when I hung his brand new white t-shirt out to dry. I missed one small detail: the railing was rusty. Once the t-shirt was dry, so were the major, orange rust stains in his shirt! I quickly Googled on what to do and I read about mixing lemon juice with salt to remove rust stains. Two things we had in the appartment, so I made the mixture in a small bowl and rubbed it all over the stains. That did most of the work already, but later on I decided to throw the entire t-shirt in hot water mixed with more lemon juice. I hung it out to dry in the sun, and it totally bleached away all the remaining rust stains. So yay, this trick definitely works!

Bleaching your hair with lemon juice

Again, a fabulous hack that I tried myself- and it works! I had already damaged my hair too much by bleaching it with products from the store, which contain a major amount of chemicals. So I decided to give lemon juice a try. One other thing you need is either a blowdryer or, more preferably, the sun. I added the juice of 4 lemons and mixed that with water, just enough to wet my entire hair with it. I put it in a spray bottle and sprayed my entire hair. Then I went outside, chilled in the garden and made the sun dry my hair. I repeated this twice and my hair was noticably ligther.

Use lemon juice instead of deodorant

I've never tried this hack on myself, but apparantly, Kourtney Kardashian does this all the time: replacing deodorant with lemon juice. It's cheap and all natural, so I was very curious to find out more. I found a lot of articles online of people who do this every single day, claiming it 100% works. Lemon juice has got high anti-bacterial properties, and since bacteria are what makes your sweat smell, it does make sense. I'm currently loving my Odorex deodorant, which makes me stop sweating completely, but if I ever get tired of the more chemical ways to prevent smelly underarms, I'll go and give the lemon juice a try.

Use lemon juice to remove cooking odors from your hands

Never tried it, but will definitely do so as soon as I've got my hands on garlic or an union again. I love garlic and union for cooking, but it's so annoying to have your hands smell like them for 2 days. Next time, I'll slice a lemon in half and rub my hands with it. If you've already tried this hack, let us know in the comments whether it works or not. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Bleach your teeth with lemon juice

Hell yes this works! I've been brushing my teeth (after I brushed them with toothpaste) with lemon juice for a few days now, and I must say they look a lot whiter. I've already had people ask me if I got my teeth whitened. It's not very pleasant when you've got a cut or cracked lips, so do keep that in mind. Other than that, it's a brilliant hack!

Drink lemon water for a sore throat

I've got a sore throat pretty much every time I feel a little under the weather. I'm actually that lucky that I have a throat inflammation about 2-3 times a year. Swallowing is hard, but when you do, it feels best to swallow something that's ice cold. I always add quite a lot of lemon juice to the water, throw in a handfull of icecubes and drink that in small sips. The cold will help the swelling in your throat, whereas the lemon juice fights the bacteria that cause the inflammation or sore throat. Another great hack!

I guess it's true what they say... When life gives you lemons...๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹

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Editor's Look | When Nude Meets Black

Editor's Look | When Nude Meets Black

Editor's Look | When Nude Meets Black



Trends are only trends... Nude is not on trend anymore, just like rose gold... But does that stop me form wearing the one and only color that goes with anything? Nope, it doesn't! I'm still a sucker for anything nude, rose gold  or light pink, and I love to combine it with black. As always, my outfit has got to be matchy-matchy. Scroll down to see more of this nude meets black look.

I guess everybody's got a ritual when picking out an outfit. I always start with either the shoes I want to wear that day, or the bag. In this case, the bag was my first choice so I styled the rest of the outfit based on this eyecatching bag. I went for my favorite skinny jeans, a nude colored ruffled blouse, tailored leather jacket and bronze pumps. Which are the most comfortable pair of heels I own by the way.

I hope you like this look! Do share your own ritual on how you style your outfit in the comment section... So many girls, so many ways, I guess!

Zara jacket | H&M jeans | H&M blouse | Kenzaa bag | Ted & Muffy pumps



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This Deodorant Will Stop You From Sweating Completely

This Deodorant Will Stop You From Sweating Completely

This Deodorant Will Stop You From Sweating Completely



Although sweating is a totally natural thing, nothing is more annoying than having those unattractive sweat stains on your t-shirt when you're a little overheated. Or even worse: actually smelling because of the sweat that's built up under your armpits and in your clothes! Yikes. Truth is, we all sweat in order to regulate our body temperature, but nobody wants to smell bad and have stains in their clothes.  Familar problem? Keep on reading, because the following product, that's available in many drugstores, will stop you from sweating completely!

The Odorex Extra Dry Spray will stop you from sweating from your armpits. Completely! This mild spray suppresses excessive perspiration and prevents unpleasant smells. Of course when you're overheated and your body makes you sweat, you will still sweat in other places, just not the armpits. So byebye sweaty underarms and nasty odors! Using 2 sprays under your arms before you go to sleep should keep you sweat and smell free for up to 2 days - no regular deodorant needed anymore. I personally thought this was too good to be true, so before actually trying it myself, I read tons of reviews from other bloggers. That's what convinced me to try this myself and all I can say is: YES, this works!

Usually when I'm in a hurry to catch my train or when I wear a leather jacket, I notice sweat stains on my shirt under my arms, so it's really the stains that were a problem for me when wearing certain clothes or when it was hot outside. I always carry deodorant with me so I tried my best to not smell. Because this spray keeps your underarms dry at all times, there's no chance of sweat stains or a sweaty smell anymore.

Beause this spray does not contain any perfumes, I do like to apply some regular deodorant in the morning because I like to smell fresh (I tested it without using any other deodorants first) so this combination is perfect to me! It's about 5 euro's, which I think would be expensive for a random deodorant, but for this one , it's so worth it!

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3 Tips To Find The Perfect Bracelet For Men

3 Tips To Find The Perfect Bracelet For Men

3 Tips To Find The Perfect Bracelet For Men



Shopping for ourselves is a piece of cake, right ladies? Women know what they want and where to get it. But what if you're looking for a piece of jewelry for your husband, boyfried, brother or father? What are things to keep in mind? Today I'll be sharing my tips with you, so you'll easily find the perfect (birthday) gift!

Discover his style!
Someone's overall style will say a lot about what they like in jewerly. If you're looking for a men's bracelet, the options are endless. Beaded bracelets, leather bracelets or a silver bracelet for example, are very taste sensitive.  Men with a preppy style may be more into chic, leather bracelets, whereas men with a tougher style may like beaded bracelets more. In the end, keep in mind what type of bracelet would look good with the man's clothes to prevent a mismatch.

Buy jewelry in the right proportions
This goes for men just as much as for women. A wide, heavy bracelet won't look best on a super small wrist. I once bought a watch for my dad and he doesn't have small wrists, but the clock itself on the watch was really small.. It would have looked odd, so I looked further for a bigger watch that would look good on his wrist. The same goes for bracelets. A super thin bracelet on a bigger wrist will look a little off. Go for a chunky shackled bracelet instead, or a wide leather woven bracelet for example.

Be careful with materials
A lot of people have an allergic reaction to non silver metals, which people often forget to take into account when shopping for jewelry for someone else. Rings, bracelets and watches that are not made out of sterling silver can irritate the skin a lot. These are often the cheaper pieces of jewelry, but just looking at the product description will tell you if the product contains metal parts or silver / silver plated parts.

I wrote this article in collaboration with Trend Him, where I got the silver bracelet and beaded bracelets, too! Let me know in the  comment section if you found these tips helpfull, and  if you've got tips yourself to make jewelry shopping for men easier, share them in the comments ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Dit artikel heb ik geschreven in samenwerking met Trend Him. Dit is een super leuke webshop waar je รกlles van sieraden tot accessoires voor mannen kunt vinden. Dat maakt de zoektocht naar dat speciale item al een stuk makkelijker! Op Trend Him vind je ook inspiratie en kun je ideeรซn opdoen voor wat leuk bij elkaar past qua sieraden. Zo ben ik ook deze leuke heren armband tegengekomen. Daarnaast vind je bij Trend Him ook horloges, ringen, manchetknopen en toilettassen voor mannen. Neem eens een kijkje voor inspiratie!

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On The Pill? Watch Out For These Foods!

On The Pill? Watch Out For These Foods!

On The Pill? Watch Out For These Foods!



The pil is often considered the easiest and safest way of birth control. Many women take that tiny little pill every day to prevent unwanted pregnancies, plan their monthly cycle or to help skin problems. The pill has been in the news lately because of the so called 'pill fatique', and the many side effects women can expierence when on the pill. But did you know there are foods that interact with the pill? I've learned a lot about the pill over the years, but I had no idea certain foods can make the pill less reliable. Neither did I know that you should be eating certain foods in order to still get important vitamins that the pill makes you lack. 

When eaten in normal amounts, foods are very unlikely to interact with prescription birth control pills. However, what is normal to people? It's been proven that several common foods, like dairy products, can actually impair the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. So if you're on the pill and you like to eat a lot of dairy products for example, you might want to check with your doctor if there's a chance it can influence the effects of the pill you're taking.

Licorice
Natural licorice is potently medicinal; it can have unanticipated effects on reproductive hormones. In theory, eating a lot of licorice could result in the pill not working properly and that can lead to unplanned pregnancies. The chance it'll actually happen is probably small, but still, it could!

Soy
Soy is often used as a holistic treatment for hormone imbalances caused by menopause and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Soybeans contain natural hormone-like compounds that imitate the role of estrogen in the body. That is why The National Institutes of Health warns women that these hormonal effects could interact with birth control pills.

Grapefruit
There are certain chemicals in grapefruit that interfere with an enzyme in the intestines, which affects how your body breaks down and absorbs certain medicines, like the pill. When you eat a lot of grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice every day, you can either absorb too much or not enough of these medicines. That means you could get side effects from the pill even more or the pill might not work 100%. Worth to check this with your doctor if you're a grapefruit lover.

Do eat: bananas!
So when you're on birth control there are foods you should be careful with, but there are also a super food that will help you get the vitamins that the pill makes you miss out on. Bananas! They are super rich of vitamin B6, which is a hormone-regulating vitamin that helps the body make serotonin, which in turn helps regulate mood and can heplp keep you from overeating. Studies have shown that women on the pill metabolize B6 differently, which can interfere with serotonin production. That's where bananas come in handy. Just one contains 40% of your daily value of this crucial vitamin. Luckily there are many ways to eat a banana every day without it getting boring. Slice 'em up with peanut butter, put a banana in your smoothie or make banana bread.

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