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Keeping my weight is something that I care a lot about and take very seriously, I try to eat healthy and apart from my daily cappuccinos and chocolate (yes, I do eat chocolate everyday, it’s my addiction) I think my diet is quite good, I do eat for example cakes and cookies but in moderation. Unfortunately I don’t have time to exercise although I always did it all my life and I have to admit I was feeling much better, even with more energy.

Well everything was well until a few months ago… I started to put on weight for no specific reason, I was feeling bloated and very unhappy because there was nothing I could do about it. My diet didn’t change, I even started paying more attention to what I was eating but nothing, I kept putting on weigh, maybe it was the stress or the tiredness, I don’t know. I am 1.60m and from 56.5kg I jumped to 58 where I stayed for a few months and then suddenly jumped to 60 and even reached 61kg. And the problem was not only the weight gain, it was also the fact that I was feeling more and more bloated, it was so uncomfortable that I even considered to see a doctor. Some of the days I couldn’t even move properly specially after a day seating at the office, I was in true pain.

I didn’t consider a weight loss diet because I don’t believe in temporary diets, I believe that it is part of your lifestyle and that there’s need to be balance.

Then I’ve read something in the newspaper about a tea that was doing wonders to people, Bootea – the detox tea. Although I didn’t believe in any diet products, or teas or whatever and trust me I did try some when I was younger, I was feeling so bad that I decided to try. Unfortunately for me it didn’t work, I actually think I felt worst, I understand that maybe it works for so many other people but for me it didn’t.

I was starting to think that I had to adapt to the new reality and live with it, maybe it was just a phase that my body was going through.

Until 3 weeks ago when I was approached by TeaMi to try their detox tea, I read about it and decided to give it a try although that it was more to prove to myself that nothing could work and reinforce the experience with Bootea rather than believing that it would work.

I started to see the results after just a few days, first the bloating reduced substantially and then I went from 60kg to 59kg in a week, my diet didn’t change, unfortunately I didn’t start exercising so it must have been the tea. Now after almost 2 weeks I’ve lost 1.5Kg, no bloating what so ever and I feel much better in general, wow!


I will keep doing the 30 Day Detox (it includes the Colon and Skinny teas) and will record results. No photos will be posted because it’s just not the kind of blog post I would do and I’m not going to change that for this but I had to write about this because I love it and recommend it and it may help other people like it’s helping me.

I have a discount of 10% for my readers and followers, you just need to use the code SOFIA during checkout, it’s not much but it already helps. The tea will come from the USA but I have to say I didn’t pay any customs to get it here in the UK and they ship worldwide.

I’m sorry for the big post that is also not usual for me but I had to share this as it is indeed changing my life.

I will keep you posted about my results. My goal for now is 58Kg but of course if I can get back to 56.5Kg it would be fantastic.

If you have the same problem, I really hope this can help you. More than happy to reply to any questions, just write a comment below or if you prefer to keep it private send me an email to

Please note that although I receive some free product this is in no way sponsored by TeaMi, it’s just my honest opinion as always.





modalu handbags

#MiniModalu celebrates the unique fashion bond between mothers and daughters so of course we had to be involved, there’s no way Suri and I would miss a good Twinning :).

We love our Modalu Pippa handbags and just because #twinningiswinning we are giving you the chance to win this combo worth over £350! All you need to do for a chance to win is heading over to Instagram and upload your mother/daughter fashion picture using #MiniModalu #sofiagouveia!

Winner will be announced on my Instagram feed on January 10 🙂 Good luck!!

Modalu Handbags


An intuitive understanding of the needs and desires of contemporary women is at the heart of Modalu England. What sets us apart is how we continually channel these insights into beautifully crafted, deeply desirable, collectible bags.

Modalu was created in 2005 bringing together a team with a vast experience of the luxury market with the aim of creating a brand synonymous with quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail.

The success of the iconic Pippa bag has opened up many new avenues both in the UK & internationally and this led them to strengthen the brand DNA in the distinctive British design heritage. Every bag is expertly crafted using the finest quality materials and finished to the very highest standards.

The current growth of Modalu has given the brand an opportunity to underline their uniquely English heritage in a way that will resonate with customers at home and abroad. The name Modalu England reflects the timeless values and dedication to an unrivalled craftsmanship that are synonymous with English heritage


I’ve met Clare through Instagram and since day one I fell in love by her books.

Well, bags and shoes for itself is a subject that gets my attention and interest pretty quickly but if on top of that you add some magic and sparkle… there’s no way I can resist it! 😉

My Mummy Loves

But although pictures are worth more than a thousand words there’s no picture that can translate the beauty and enchantment of her books, going through it’s pages it’s like entering an enchanted world, full of beauty and delicateness. Her illustrations are stunning and the the jewel-encrusted finishes give it that extra special touch that will put a smile in the face and a warm feeling in your heart.

unwrapped book

She has lots of them

High ones, low ones

My Mummy Loves Bags cover

My Mummy Loves Bags - London pages

My Mummy Loves Bags - Meadow pages

My Mummy Loves Bags - Ocean pages

But I’m not the only one in love for these books here at home, Suri loves going through it was well as asks me to read the story. She then tries to find the bags and shoes she already knows and I have to admit that I incentivise that by telling her the name of each of the brands and models, she loves it!


What’s more, for those that appreciate the art of letter writing and quality stationery there’s also the most wonderful card and envelope set, the only problem is that it’s so pretty that you want to keep it all to yourself. 😛

Find more and buy the My Mummy Loves range here.

Follow Clare on Instagram here.



Since Suri was born I only trust two brands for her skincare, Mustela and Uriage. Both well known and a reference in Portugal although they are French brands.

Every time I went to Portugal after Suri was born I always made sure I stocked up with both these products as it was so hard or impossible to find it here in the UK (this was 4 years ago).

As I love their Facial Cold Cream I started buying all the products from Mustela as I usually prefer to use everything from the same brand if I really like it, lucky me because this year I saw it for sale here in the UK in one of the local pharmacies here in St John’s Wood, perfection.

Shame they don’t sell here the big sizes they have in Portugal as I would prefer rather than having to keep buying it all the time but well, at least I know that I don’t need to wait until I go to Portugal to buy it.

Mustela Range

As she is not a baby anymore she now just uses the Facial Cream, Eau de Son, Shampoo, Body Lotion, and Dermo-Cleansing but I used to buy her more products from the range and fully recommend it.

The texture, smell and results make me loyal to the brand and although she is not a baby anymore I will keep using for a while.