Stylish Health

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Who would have thought that compression stockings would be such a popular fashion trend but so beneficial for your health and well being. It’s been about 2 1/2 years that I have been wearing my own pair of compression stockings and I truly love them, not only are they preventative of varicose veins they also look stylish and comfortable. The socks shown up above are the famous Sigvaris line, which are amazing and like I said are super comfortable and stylish. They look amazing when you are working out, adds the pop of colour to your outfit. I always feel better when there is colour to my outfit, it cheers me up before my workout. Sigvaris, not only provide calf length stockings, but also thigh-high and pantyhose length. However, the sports style of compression stockings are all calf length just so you are aware.

What is amazing is that if you obtain a prescription from your doctor indicating the 20-30 mmHg compression level, they can be covered by your insurance company, or at least that is how it works here in Canada. As well, you would need to check with your insurance company if they cover compression stockings. But if they are covered by your health insurance, then you pretty much get your money back.  A great company known as PRS Inc., provide amazing services where you can order your compression stockings, but they also complete all the paperwork required for your insurance company. The customer services is outstanding.

Another amazing brand of compression stockings are Lunatik Athletiks, they provide some interestingly amazing designs of compression stockings that are funky, colorful and very appealing to the eyes.  Take a look at some of these website, amazing compression stockings out there. And remember, make sure to take care of your yourself and your health, those are the most important things in life.
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Top 3 Favourite Teas

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I don’t know about you but I absolutely love tea. I have tea for breakfast, tea for lunch even tea during dinner. There is something so calming about tea that you can’t resist making a cup and just getting comfortable on the couch. But I’m very specific about my teas and there are three particular tea’s that I found just work wonders for three particular reasons. Let me go through each tea and why I love to drink it.

IMG_1317Clipper Green Tea – this amazing green tea is something that I would have on a daily basis, it’s my go to tea. What’s amazing about green tea is that it has amazing benefits for you including boosting your metabolism, great for the mind, amazing antioxidants, and we know that antioxidants are important overall. This tea is so nice and light in flavour when you add a splash of  sweetener it just tastes amazing, even as cold tea. That’s the reason why I love Clipper’s green tea the lightness of the tea.

IMG_1314Pukka Love Tea – organic rose, chamomile and lavender the hints in this tea and I love to drink this tea when I have upset stomach which I get quite often. If you didn’t know I have celiac disease and I’ve been recently diagnosed in September 2014 and during my process of changing to a gluten-free diet I still get stomach issues here and there. Thus, when I get those upset stomach days I love to drink this tea. Chamomile is definitely something you want to drink to calm those stomach pains. Pukka not only sounds and look adorable but has amazing hints of all three the rose, chamomile, and lavender. Definitely recommend this tea.

IMG_1318Davids Tea Organic Super Ginger – what can I say about this tea other then that it’s definitely gingery. Is that even a word, I don’t know but who cares I’m claiming it as a word. This tea is absolutely amazing to drink when you have that measly cold or flu. Ginger is simply AMAZING to drink or just to consume when your sick. It helps to kill off the bacteria that has taken over your body.  I don’t drink this tea on a daily occasion but I do drink it when I get sick or if I feel a cold/flu is trying to sneak upon me. If you want the super ultimate fighting tea for colds then drink this tea.

Senka♥

Lifestyle Sunday

As we are entering the month of February, and the new year has had some time to sink in this is when people have either given up on their new years resolution or they are still sticking strong to it. I know that it can be hard to maintain that healthy diet with all the various events that come up. Whether it be a friends birthday dinner, movies and dinner for Valentines Day or some sort of family dinner event, remember not to be so hard on yourself. We all fall and the whole point is to get back up and try again.

Now something that I’ve noticed that has helped me greatly to stay on track and more self-aware of my food intake, how often and the amount I eat was to keep a weekly meal plan scheduler. Which means that you plan out your meals whether it be in detail or in general for each week. Even though it works for me, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will work for you, or be something that interest you. But if you are truly motivated to stay on track with your health and diet then I’d highly recommend it. I do have some of the pros and cons of doing a weekly meal planner.

PROS
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Great reminder for yourself of what you were supposed to eat, allowing you not to lean towards the not so good food.
– Great way to keep you organized, if you dedicate one day to plan your weekly meal it sets you up for the whole week.
– You have written it out for the world to see what you plan to eat, so technically you can’t back down from that. Again great
motivation and forces you to stick to it.
– Allows you to set up your grocery list dependent on your meal planner, thus less chances of buying junk food and instead
you end up getting mostly healthier food instead.
– Gets you more involved in learning about the food you are consuming and allowing you to expand your food palette and
knowledge.
CONS
 – It can be challenging thinking of a different meal for every single day
– Can be time consuming, so you have to definitely allocate a good amount of time in the beginning until you get the hand of it
– Can conflict with the nights that you randomly go out for dinner, otherwise you can plan in advance for nights you are
planning to eat out or go out with friends/family for dinner.
– If you aren’t an organizer, then this might be something of an annoyance for you. But you can definitely use this plan as a
template that you can incorporate in some other form that works for you.
– Habit, Habit & Habit is something that this needs to become for people which can be tough. Thus, a great amount of
motivation needs to come to continue doing it.

A great website that I use to print out my weekly meal planner and that looks super cute making it even more fun to plan your meals out is Design is Yay!, if you click here it will direct you to the printable meal planner that is free for you to use.
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Otherwise, you can use this Pinterest link to check out various other meal planners that are offered that may be more of an assistance. If this is a whole new concept for you, remember one thing and that is to have fun. Food doesn’t have to be daunting, scary or a nuisance. Food is pleasurable and healthy food can definitely be fun and delicious, you just have to maintain a positive image of it and remember that at the end it makes you a better you. Food impacts us a lot, and having and ingesting the best food like fruits and veggies is what makes us healthy, with beautiful skin, hair and overall a health self.

If you have an alternative method of how you motivate yourself and maintain your diet and a healthy lifestyle please leave a comment down below. I’d love to get some alternative options to maintain a health lifestyle.

Senka ♥

Top 5 Favourite Bloggers

These are my top 5 blogs/Youtubers that I enjoy reading or watching and just getting inspiration on beauty, fashion and health.

1. Essie Button
Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 11.02.45 AMI love reading Essie Button’s blog, simply because she is awesome. She has such interesting content and she keeps it simple and straight to the point. Her blog in my opinion seems to put more focus on the beauty aspect more, so if you like to know what kind of products she uses then this is the blog to check out. I also love watching her Youtube Channel and you should definitely check out as well.

2. Beautycrush
Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 11.07.14 AMBeautycrush, or also known as Sammi is another Youtuber/blogger that I love to watch but definitely enjoy reading more. She not only takes beautiful photos but I love getting fashion inspiration from her blog. I would definitely say her blog focuses more on the fashion aspect, so if that is something that interest you then her blog is the place to go.

3. Sona Gasparian 
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Sona Gasparian is just simply beautiful. But she is a makeup artist, turned beauty blogger and Youtuber. She provides amazing makeup ideas, tips and techniques for applying makeup, which is useful for people who are getting into makeup and want to learn how to properly apply makeup. I’ve definitely used her tips and tricks, and even copy some of the makeup ideas she’s posted.

4. The Beauty Department
Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 11.17.59 AMAnother amazing blog that provides tips and tricks on beauty in general. If you want to learn how to make a winged out look with your eyeliner they show you some tricks on perfecting the look. They have other posts on fashion, hairstyles and various tutorials. I love that they use lots of pictures to show you how to do various beauty looks or hairstyles.

5. Annie Jaffrey
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If you are looking to learn about healthy eating, healthy beauty products or in general on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, then I would read Annie Jaffrey’s blog and even check out her youtube channel. She has recently become a vegan and she discusses and shares her experience of her journey to eating healthier and having a plant-based lifestyle. I may not be vegan, but I truly enjoy eating healthy and incorporating more of a plant-based diet, so her blog provides me with tips, recipe ideas and inspiration.


These are my top picks for beauty, fashion and even health related bloggers that all of you should definitely check out if you haven’t already. We can learn so much from each other, while sharing our amazing information.

Please leave a comment down below, with some of your favourite bloggers, or even youtubers I’d love to learn about new information and get further tips and tricks.

♥Senka

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