Skincare and night time essentials.

Skincare and night time essentials.

Hello again.


Good News it’s almost Friday, which for me always means a perfect opportunity to do a little bit of self-care and indulgence. 

 

Whether that be a big bubble bath or a cup of hot cocoa there are numerous ways that one can find enjoyment on their Friday Night. Sometimes I feel like seeing friends or dancing all night around the town, however some nights I just want to be home and find a little bit of inner peace and happiness after a long and rather stressful week.

 

I use a few products which I feel have really helped me to relax and feel pretty pampered.  Let’s just call it a night time routine. Have a beautiful weekend and hopefully you feel a bit special too! You are worth it. xxx

 

I always light numerous candles- they are my fave. Secondly I am a big fan of my beautiful buddha sculpture. I love art and pottery. I think it’s such an incredible skill to have. I make use of an incense burner thing. I use the fragrance “SUN” from a beautiful shop in Woodstock called “Indigenous” – Definitely worth a visit if you’re ever Woodstock side. 

In terms of face masks I can be pretty fussy sometimes. Yet I absolutely love the Body Shop “Seaweed” clay mask. I don’t recommend it though if your skin is rather dry, if so I recommend using the Nuxe “Masque Purificant” I got it for Christmas last year and although it is a rather luxurious product it really is worth it. So moisturising and purifying. 

Lastly just before I hope into bed I will put some “Night” Oil on my temples, neck, wrists etc. It’s from a company called “wass” – A natural aromatherapy business stocking amazing products. 

 

So yeah, those are all of my current favourites at the moment. It’s winter in South Africa at the moment so I won’t lie when I say that I am probably having one too many of these pamper nights. hahahaha, I think it’s good for the soul though. 

 

All my love 

xxx 

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

hello lovelies


This week I really wanted to focus on a few things namely mindfulness, happiness and inner trust. I truthfully believe that all three are interconnected and that’s what I wanted to explore a bit more.

Mindfulness is such a big part of my life, it never used to be- being a fairly anxious individual- but now I cannot imagine my life without practising mindfulness.

 

So what exactly is it?

For me I would have to define it as a conscious effort to being aware of all of your surroundings, all of what you have and what you have been blessed with. Mindfulness means showing gratitude for what you have and what you simultaneously do not have. It is a state of inner peace with oneself and the world around them.

 

It can be incredibly difficult to establish mindfulness sometimes, with the ever-growing and fast-paced world things can get pretty chaotic rather quickly. I have put together a list of my favourite things to do in order to bring myself back to a state of “mindfulness” and serenity.

  1. Garden walks in nature – I take my little dogs with me which they absolutely adore.
  2. Sitting with a cup of your favourite tea and a good book. Pure bliss.
  3. Doing yoga, when it doubt – yoga it out.
  4. Just breathe- meditate for 10 minutes, you don’t have to panic that you’re doing it right! Just calmly sit or lie in a comfy position, eyes opened or closed and focus on your breath. You’ll be fine, I promise.
  5. Go on pinterest and find inspirational or mindful quotes, sounds silly but it always manages to make me feel better.
  6. Speak to loved ones or just be around good company.
  7. Laugh from the soul and appreciate the beautiful life you have.

Have a swell Monday.

xxx