Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Weeknight Relaxation.

Hi girlies.
I work full time so I know that the week can get super busy and stressful so it's nice to have a few things that I know will make me relax to help me along.

1. Lush Bath.
I love Lush bath bombs. They literally are one of my favourite things in the whole world. I feel so relaxed just sitting there contemplating life and they smell so beautiful too. My current favourites are Twilight, Ickle Baby Bot and Avobath.

2. Netflix. I love nothing more than starting a new show and getting super into it. My current obsession after im all upto date with Suits is Pretty Little Liars. I love spending an hour before bed watching an episode.

3. Reading. I really enjoy reading, whether it's a romantic chick lit style book by one of my favourite authors Lindsey Kelk or Paige Toon, or a lovely book like Calm or Tanya Burrs book. They are books that you can dip in and out of easily enough and be left feeling uplifted and happy.

4. A good ol catch up. Picking up the phone and catching up with a friend. Nothing is guaranteed to make you laugh more than that. I make the effort to catch up with at least one or two people daily, friendships require effort and work too!

5. Bedtime Routine. I do have a bedtime routine and I think it totally helps me sleep better. I like to be in bed for about 9-9.30. I spend time on my phone checking messages, facebook, Twitter and the rest of it. I then like to settle down and watch an episode of pretty little liars, or youtube and at 10.30 max lights out and im asleep. I can't stress to you how important a good nights sleep is, it sets you up for the next day.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Morning Routine.

I used to be one of those people that literally got up when I absolutely had to and rushed around like crazy getting ready for work and making it just in the nick of time. That people is so bad for you and no way to spend the first hour of your day. Ive been reading books like The Secret and The Power (which I will do future posts about) and they really emphasise the importance of starting your day well. With an attitude of gratitude, happiness and relaxation. However you start your will end your day. Trust me on that!

1. Attitude of Gratitude. So in the morning when I wake up, I don't just fly out of bed anymore I lie there for a few moments and think about all the things im grateful for. Only once im feeling good do I get up:)

2. Make up time. I really enjoy applying my make up in the morning, it takes me around half an hour to do it and my hair. I don't touch up in the day so I like to take my time first thing. I switch up my palettes and blush pretty often to keep things fun and interesting.

3. Youtube. I love watching YouTube videos by my favourite vloggers while getting ready. This just puts me in a really good mood. Favourites include Fleur, Tanya Burr and Amelia Liana.

4. Spotify. For the days im not feeling watching anything I make up really fun uplifting playlists, music has the power to change your mood in an instant.

5. My drive to work. This always starts with a fun phone call to my bestie first thing. This sets you up for the day. We can go from super serious discussions to laughing till we cry and before we know it we are at work.

So as you can see, before my day has even started properly ie working day....that's 5 things I've done to make me happy and set me up for the best day:)

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Friday, 24 April 2015

Current Hair Care Loves

I haven't written a hair care post in a while so thought it might be nice to update you with my current products. Im still using my trusty Macadamia healing oil spray, nothing ever quite beats that. Ive started using Bumble & Bumble thickening spray to give it that extra volume. I just spray a little in to my roots when its damp. And the most recent update is this Toni & Guy heat protection mist. My quest for the perfect heat protector hasn't quite ended. I do like this spray and I'm sure ill finish it off but i doubt it will be a repurchase. I think i prefer the TreSemme one to this if I'm honest. Im going to try blogging a lot more over the coming weeks but i might branch out a little from beauty posts, maybe what I'm upto, lifestyle and a little more. Hope you are all well.