Chewsy Natural Gum | Review

I’ve always been a chewing gum fan, until I had to wear braces for 2 years and my addiction had to kind of slow down. I literally stopped buying gum.

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After having my braces taken away and being able to chew gum with no difficult at all, I didn’t have the need to have it anymore. The addiction stopped. But this happened until I decided to try natural and sugar-free chewing gum.

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Chewsy is the only 100% natural and sugar-free chewing gum in the UK made with only 5 natural ingredients sourced from trees. That means no aspartame, no artificial flavours or sweeteners, no preservatives, and no plastic gum base.

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It has an extremely soft chew, and sweetened with natural xylitol for healthy teeth. And because they only use natural ingredients, their gum is biodegradable. Thumbs up for that!

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The regular chewing gum is filled with a lot artificial stuff including aspartame, acesulfame-k, BHT, and a plastic gum base.

I definitely recommend you to try this healthy and tasty gum!

Visit Chewsy’s website here.

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Go paperless billing | Minimalism Series

On my last minimalism post I talked about getting rid of your junk drawer. And one of the things that we accumulate the most, and is probably 40% of the content in a junk drawer, are documents and paper bills!

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Last month I’ve decided to go through all my bills, sort them out and come up with a plan to reduce them. There are several ways you can do this.

E-statements. Choosing paperless billing will reduce the amount of bills you receive. You can choose to receive an email or text message from most companies. If you can limit the flow of paper coming in you’ll have an easier time keeping on top of it. Wherever possible opt for online statements.  I’ve created a folder on my e-mail inbox where I save all my bills.

Scan. Not all companies give you the option to go paperless, so the one’s that don’t, you can always scan the bill and recycle the paper. If you don’t have a scanner you can use your phone. I always use the PhotoScan app to scan my documents.

Back-up. Google drive is my bestfriend when it comes to save images, but I recently started using it to save documents and mostly billing too. By creating a backup of all of your bills and documents you will be able to access these whenever and wherever you are.

And the good news are… I have one more free drawer!

If you have any other tips to go paperless please leave them in a comment below.

I’ve been writing separate posts about my minimalism challenge experiences, so make sure you’re following the blog or any of my social media challenges to not miss out on these!

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Oblix Restaurant Review

For me, The Shard, is one of the most beautiful buildings in London and I’ve always been curious about the views from up there. So on my boyfriend’s and mine second year anniversary, we’ve decided to have dinner at one of the Shard’s restaurants, The Oblix.

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You have the option to have dinner at the restaurant or at the Lounge, where you can still order from the menu a la carte, but the ambience is slightly different.

We’ve chosen the lounge with live music and the same amazing views from the city of London. It’s when you are up there that you realise how big and energetic this city can be. In a way it make me feel good about the fact that I have the privilege to work in such an amazing city. But I also loved the thought of every day being able to go back home to a calmer area such as Kent. It’s great to have the best of both worlds.

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But enough with the views and let’s talk about food!

I ordered the lobster & scallop ceviche, jalapeno, coriander & sweet pepper. I haven’t eaten lobster in quite a while because not every chef knows how to cook a proper one. But I trusted the chef this time and, good thing I did, because it was simply delicious. As a side I went for the green beans, pancetta & truffled ricotta. Let me tell you, it was a match made in heaven.

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My boyfriend ordered the sea bass, fennel & olives and for a meat lover he had to confess he enjoyed it a lot. As a side he had the mashed potatoes, garlic crisps, which, of course, I had to steal and I recommend it 100%.

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For dessert we both have very similar tastes and we both chose the pecan nut & chocolate bar, crunchy bourbon ice cream. One for each, because desserts were not made to share. We both agreed that it was delicious but we wouldn’t add as much pecan nut. It’s a bit overwhelming.

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Overall, it was a great experience, and even though you might look at the prices and think it’s too expensive, I would recommend it at least once in your life. You will not feel sorry.

Visit Oblix Restaurant website here.

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