the tea: on blue light glasses

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This has been a VERY requested post on the blog so I decided to dive into it.

I had heard about blue light glasses from multiple instagram influencers and commercials and really didn’t believe the whole “hype”. I have suffered from migraines since high school and looking at a computer screen and my phone screen has caused insane strain on my eyes and multiple headaches.

I had tried everything to fix my migraines. Sumatriptan, no coffee, coffee, physical therapy, etc. Things seemed to help temporarily but I still had constant migraines, especially in the hospital during clinical rotations.

So, I decided to give blue light glasses a try.

But what is blue light?

Now that you have a little more education on what blue light is, the glasses work to block out the light coming through from your tablet, computer, etc. The lights have a tinted frame that makes everything yellow when you wear them.

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You can kind of see the yellow hue in this picture here.

“Bue light glasses are designed to filter out 55 percent of the 474-475 range of blue light that is emitted from digital devices. Blue light blocking glasses are effective at blocking out harmful light. Some blue light is necessary for our health because it helps keep us alert and aware during daylight hours.”


Blue light also forces our body to stay awake. So, when you are on your phone or computer late at night the blue light is convincing your body that you should be staying awake and makes it a lot harder to fall asleep. Exposure to blue light has been proven to reduce melatonin production at night.

Sleep was a major difference I saw in the effects of blue light glasses. I had such trouble falling asleep in general and would be on my computer into the late night for school, youtube, etc. Once I started wearing these glasses, I found myself able to fall asleep a lot easier.

Not only do I wear my blue light glasses at night on my computer, I also wear them in the hospital. The bright lights in the hospital caused intense eye strain and were a major trigger for my migraines and had even caused me to go home sick with a crippling aura filled migraine. Not to mention frustrating, but embarrassing.

I have been wearing my blue light glasses for a little over 2 months and have noticed an insane difference. I can fall asleep easier and quicker, I haven’t had light-induced migraines, my eyes don’t feel strained and I am able to get through an entire shift of clinical.

Whether it be the technology of blue light blocking or a placebo, I don’t care. These things have worked WONDERS for me and I will continue to wear them until they break.

The best part is I literally got them on amazon for $16, and they’re cute. IMG_8077.jpg

If you are interested in my blue light glasses you can find them here.

If you guys have any questions or want the “tea” on another specific product be sure to let me know via email or in the comments below.

As always, have a fabulous day.




Buy or Bust : Concentrated Naturals Bath Bombs

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So I decided to add a section to the blog with the coming new year. “Buy or Bust” is a little harsh of a section, but it is catchy. In this new section I will be buying or trying out things that I have received from myself or from other people.

First up: Concentrated Naturals Bath Bomb Gift Set

This gift set I received as a Christmas present and got super excited about it. It contains 12 bath bombs with names that seem to suit sensitive skin. “shea butter”, “lavender”, “sea salt”, I assumed that these were the only ingredients in these things, but boy was I wrong.

A little background on myself is that I have suffered with eczema since I was little and have not had it in a very, very long time. For some reason I like to continue to test things on my skin to see if I’ll have a flare up! Needless to say, I have very sensitive skin.

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The packaging of the bath bombs is super cute but for only reading the sticker on the bath bomb, and not the ingredients, I was very mislead. I chose to experiment with the least harmful one, lavender.

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I decided that I, myself, wanted to have a “Cozy Night”, so I popped this in my bathtub.

I have had severe allergic reactions to all of Lush’s products, including their especially “sensitive skin” made bath bombs, so I was a little excited for this. I assumed it would be natural due to the name, and soft on my skin.

The initial bomb was a pretty pink color and smelled more like rose than lavender.

IMG_3617Excuse my beautiful nursing student manicure and try to focus on the bath bomb itself.

I dropped the bath bomb into the tub and alas, my first disappointment. It was not fizzy and really just “plopped” in there. I had to break it up with my foot and I really missed out on the cool fizzing video I was preparing to take for some #content.

I want to make it readily open that I did in fact process this picture with a VSCO preset to match the “aesthetic”, and it was in fact not this No fizz, unfortunately.

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To spice things up and for my own satisfaction, I added some baby shampoo to add some bubbles, because like I said; no fizz.

Ah, now that is more aesthetically pleasing wouldn’t you say?

Unfortunately, to my disappointment, I did not have myself a Cozy Night with this bath bomb. I began itching extremely aggressively and began spiraling down the Lush bath bomb path in severe disappointment.

DISCLAIMER: the box does CLEARLY state that there have been reactions to people using with sensitive skin, but I, for some reason, choose to stay positive in these situations knowing what will happen to me.

So folks, unfortunately, I will be sticking to Dove Soap baths and things without any ingredients in them. I broke out in red rashes and hives and my eyes started to swell. I do not blame the company for this because they clearly gave me a disclaimer I refused to follow, but I am disappointed.

The misleading packaging had me thinking that this was a natural approach to bath bombs and I was really mislead.

Now that that is over, I’m going to take a Benadryl and hope my eyes stop swelling.

This product has been ruled as a : BUST.

(ouch i feel so mean saying this, nothing personal concentrated naturals 😦 )