Category Archives: Health

New from The Body Shop // Vitamin C ‘Glow Boosting Moisturiser’



Hi everyone!

I have been lucky enough to get my hands on this new product before general release. The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser is aimed at dull, tired and grumpy skin – and with all this warm weather we have been having here in England I think this product has come along at just the right time!

First things first, the look of this product is super cute! I love the orange transparent packaging, and the product itself is a gorgeous pale orange colour.

When opening the product initially I was greeted with a glorious scent, I can only compare it to the smell of an orange calipo ice lolly – so this screams summer time to me.


I love the texture of this moisturiser – it’s a gel-cream moisturiser and it’s light enough to use during the day time but also not so light that you can’t…

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Spring Lookbook | Polished by Amy

Polished by Amy

Hello beauties!

Today I wanted to share my Spring lookbook with you all! Spring is my favorite season of the year and putting together fun outfits is one of my favorite things to do. I hope you enjoy and let me know which outfit is your favorite in the comments!

Outfit 1


Heels- Maurices

Tank- JC Penny

Ripped Skinnies- American Eagle

Outfit 2



Jeggings- TJ Maxx

Sandals- boutique

Outfit 3


Romper- boutique

Hat- Walmart

Sandals- boutique

Outfit 4


Peplum Top- TJ Maxx

Jean Shorts- American Eagle

Sandals- boutique


Can you guys tell I love black?? Haha! Thank you all so much for stopping by! I will have the full lookbook video up on my YouTube channel tomorrow. Follow the link below and subscribe so you don’t miss it! I hope your day is fabulous! 🙂

XX, Amy


YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

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Compression garments: do they actually work? 

Is it healthful?

What do pregnant women, athletes in training and people on long haul flights have in common? Apart from the likelihood of suffering nausea along the journey, the link is compression tights – wearing compression tights specifically. So are compression garments healthful, or are they merely overpriced, ultra-tight pants that would make the most groin grabbingly restrictive jeggings blush? Well this might depend on who you are.


Compression garments reduce post-exercise muscle soreness (DOMS), increase muscle strength and power moderately for 72-hours following exercise – meaning they do not directly improve performance during sport (1). However, the moderate effect on post-exercise recovery may enhance training performance during this time, thus indirectly improving sport performance in the future. Get it? So do I.

Pregnant women:

Compression tights improve leg symptoms, such as heaviness, pain and numbness experienced during pregnancy, but do not alter leg swelling or the presence of…

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