5 February 2017

Beauty | Bjork and Berries

Hey There,

Hands up who will go through their face creams and all the rest like there's no tomorrow, but the body products you were given at Christmas, (Literally) last you until the following year?This was me up until about a year ago, (Could be more, could be less, I have no concept of time anymore).

I have been in the beauty industry the best part of 8 years, done a ridiculous amount of body treatments, and dished out a lot of advice when it comes to body care, (I've just obviously chosen to ignore this myself). Having worked with Clarins products, and fallen in love with their Tonic oil, it's opened my eyes up to a whole new beauty addiction. And now I'm as obsessive with my body care routine, and as particular with my body care products, as I am my skincare. Not only do I body brush almost daily, exfoliate regularly, but I also cover the body in a rich body cream in the morning, and lather myself in an oil or serum in the evening.

I tend to get a bit more spendy on my oils or serums, as they hold more active ingredients than creams do, and as I'm not exactly balling, (And to be fair it's pretty great stuff), I stick to Superdrug's Vitamin E range for my body cream and exfoliator. Recently I've swapped the Clarins Tonic Oil, for a lovely Swedish Ecoluxury body serum, from Bjork and Berries. It first caught my attention when I overheard someone saying how calming and soothing it was on their skin, after they had a slight waxing fail. Once I had smelt it, (Infused with Cucumber, Lemon and a Birch) I was pretty hooked, and then I read the ingredients, tried it, and practically ran to the till and home to soak in it, (Not quite literally but almost).

The Bjork and a Berries Re-Activating Body Serum, is an organic luxury oil moisturiser, with beautiful active ingredients. To be exact, the ingredients are 99.9% natural origin, and 75% organic. It's rich in Omegas 3, 6 and 9, Vitamin E, Borage seed oil, Sunflower seed oil, and Jojoba seed oil. All there to increase your skins cellular regeneration, (Definitely need some of that), while the Vitamin E works as an antioxidant for the skin. It literally feels amazing on the skin, and apparently I've been doing it all wrong, as Bjork and Berries suggest to apply it to damp skin!

If you haven't heard of Bjork and a Berries, go have a look on their site and read about their Ecoluxury Philosophy.

Lots of love,

P.S Sorry I didn't get a chance to post on here last Sunday, it's been a little crazy, (And that is an understatement), in the world of house hunting. But we are back on schedule now.

22 January 2017

Blondes... Take Note!

Hey there,

Blondes... seriously, take note!

I've been dying my hair for about 10 years now, so as you can imagine I have tried a lot of blonde and silver shampoos. But not quite found that loyalty to one... yet! I've been happy with most of them, a Touch of a Silver, being my most go to. Recently I was recommended the Lush Daddy-O shampoo, by my friend, (Who FYI, is not only blonde, but an amazing hairdresser and salon owner), to which my response was to obviously go and get my hands on some.

I'm a huge fan of Lush cosmetics, mainly filling my basket with Sex Bomb and Butter Bear, (two of my faves) on my trips to lush, (maybe chuck in a mask of magnaminty too), but I hadn't quite ventured into their hair care range, or even really considered it. But Daddy-O is something else, (And actually not just for blondes). Although it helps to revive silver and blonde tones, (Which my hair is in desperate need of, going in to its 12th week out of the salon) it's also infused with lemon and lime juice, to add light and shine to the hair. Seaweed to clean and nourish, plus the magic ingredient of coconut oil to hydrate.

I only use mine a couple times a week, but it really helps my hair keep that shine, and it's helping me get through the struggle of January, when the thought of a fresh new set of highlights is still out of the question.

Have you tried Daddy-O?

Lots of love,

17 January 2017

New Year | 2017 in Focus

"Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit."

Hey there,

So it doesn't really need to be a New Year for us to make changes, every day can be a fresh start if you need it to be! But just like we feel Mondays are the best day to start the new diet, (Whether that may be more of an excuse to scoff shit all weekend, I'm not sure), a New Year always gets you reflecting on the previous, and yourself.

I think the only New Years resolution I have actually stuck too, is to cut out Dominos pizza! (Probably because there are other pizzas available!) And unfortunately I'm still no Victoria Secret model!

This year, instead of making resolutions I'll break, I'm focusing on important areas of my life, and getting that balance right.

Friends and Family
I know I am guilty of not spending enough time with my family, often when I do, it's for special occasions or I'm severly hungover. So I'm going to make a conscious effort to make the family get together a more regular thing! I'd say my balance with friends is a little better, (always room for improvement I'd suppose), so I'm going to try and drop the 'we should meet up soon, I miss you' act, and actually do it!

I've always thought of myself as quite a healthy person, I am fairly active, (If you call dancing under the influence of G&Ts exercise), and I have always eaten a fairly unprocessed food diet and so on. What I hadn't taken into account, is the effects of stress, grief and everything else on the body. And wow does that show itself in some crazy ways! I now know I need to actively not only change the way I deal with every day life, but also make sure I'm looking after my mind and body. Time to put some yoga pants on, meditate and get some 'time out' sessions in.

Career Development
After landing a job in the summer, that I finally consider the start of my career. I'm more motivated than ever! It's time to start goal setting on the daily, weekly and monthly. The work life balance has to be there for me, and when I'm in work I'll be 100% committed, just as I will be 100% committed at the gym, or with friends and family.

You may or may not have noticed, my blog got a bit side lined last year. And I promise it was for valid reasons, I just don't really want to go in to it, if I'm honest. But I'm back on it now, fresh for the new year. Feeling more focused, and happy about the direction I want my blog to go in. Less stress, more creativity.

2017 for me is going to be all on a positive hype!

What are your goals, and resolutions for 2017?

Lots of love

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