28 March 2016

Dealing with PMT and Anxiety - Favourite Products | Nourish Yourself

I legitimately whooped when it was announced last week that Osborne is planning to axe tampon tax. I mean, we're no longer being forced to pay tax on crippling pain and bleeding, yaaaaay, thanks for being SO kind Mr Tax Man. Anyhoo, PMT really fucking sucks, and honestly anyone who's been around me in the week leading up to my period will agree. I am a MONSTER during that time.

Anxiety is similarly pretty awful, and makes me want to curl up in a ball and nap (let's face it, what doesn't?!), but when it's combined with PMT the world seems a challenge I can barely face. So, I thought I'd share with you guys some things that help get me through this each month, and I've separated them into two categories to make everything a bit more helpful:


LUSH Cupcake fresh face mask
This one is particularly fab for oily skin, which is something that makes me majorly anxious just before my period. I don't want to feel like crap AND have a massive break-out, no thank you.

LUSH Lover Lamp bath bomb
As I mentioned before, I am SUCH a ball of stress when I have PMT, so a yummy bath with a softening bath bomb that makes me feel relaxed and pretty is something that makes a massive difference to me. 

The Body Shop moringa body mist
Okay so we all know it's a myth that ladies get a *ahem* not so pleasant odour when they're on, but it doesn't help me at least feel less anxious. So, a little spritz of my favourite body mist can't hurt.


Lamb hot water bottle
Um, duh, cramps. But also, who wants an ugly water bottle? Nuh-uh.

Dream catcher: finding peace colouring book
Basically adult colouring books are pretty much the best fad of 2015 and I will definitely be continuing to de-stress using mine every time I need to. Plus, these colouring pencils and this cute pencil case make me smile every time I pluck them out. It may sound odd, but who didn't love the annual pre-September school term stationary haul? Because that was the best and these remind me of that every time I reach for them, they always make me smile. 

Mini Moo vegan chocolate bars
I've done a whole post about my vegan chocolate favourites so all I'm saying is every girl needs to indulge a little when she's feeling extra cranky, and chocolate is 100% my go-to for this!

What do you reach for when your PMT reaches its peak?


  1. Hi - I just stumbled across your blog and love it. (Side note - that mini succulent is the cutest thing ever...)


    1. Aw thank you so much! It really is

      Steph x

  2. wonderful! thanks for sharing this! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  3. I've been reading alot about the LUSH cupcake face mask - glad to hear another positive review on it. I'm not a Monster that week per se, but I do cry ALOT. Haha, I swear, I could cry over not having the right food in the house that week! Face masks and baths are my definite go-to when I'm feeling crazy.

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    1. It's so good, but it does have quite a strange consistency! I cry over such stupid things when I have PMT

      Steph x

  4. Aw I loved reading this post! Colouring doesn't work for me because I get stressed that I am not doing the work I am suppose to be doing. And I feel like I am not putting my time to good use, which will result in me failing and living on the streets. Don't you just love anxiety xx

    Thrifty vintage fashion

    1. Aw no that's so bad - I convince myself that it is productive which helps haha. Hopefully some of the other products in this post were helpful!

      Steph x


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