Category: Beauty

The Importance of Self Care and How to Make Time for It

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A little while back, I read a life-changing book on skincare called The Little Book of Skincare by Charlotte Cho. The book emphasized how important it was to make time for yourself and your skin. I followed the book religiously and it wasn’t long before I realized how much better I felt when I made time to take care of myself. Fast forward a few months and self-care is mentioned more and more often.

It goes beyond just the physical though. Whether it’s spending time with family and friends or just having a lazy day, self-care is what you make of it. It is taking time out to put your needs first.

What do we need self-care?

In today’s busy world, we put everyone and everything before ourselves which usually leads to burnout. By taking the time out for self-care, you put effort into making sure you’re running at perk performance. You cannot help others if you cannot help yourself first.

How to Make Time for Self-Care

  • Plan it in advance- Like I said before, self-care is important so if you need to actually schedule it in, do so. I have certain times and dates reserved for family or friends, Netflix and Chill or Korean sheet masks. Say it with me, “I deserve a break.”
  • Make it part of a routine- Maybe do your routine at a specific time or a specific day so that it lines up with your plans
  • Make it a priority- Life happens. If you miss out on your self-care once in a while it is no big deal but make sure you DO make sure you eventually get some down time.

What is your self-care routine? Do you make time to do it every week? I’d love to know below.

Jewellery Storage Ideas

1) Jewellery Dress- This is my favorite and possibly the most effective. A jewellery dress is a jewellery holder in the shape of the dress. Models vary but Sass Diva has a great one with compartments on one side and hanging space for necklaces on the other. I have a jewellery dress and its used to store most of my jewellery. An added bonus is that its easier to see all your available jewellery at a glance.

2) Cup Holder- A cup holder is great for holding bracelets. And its large size enables it to hold more bracelets than a normal bracelet holder.

3) Storage Containers- Strapped for cash but desperate for storage? Plastic containers can be used to stored jewellery. A good idea is to keep a container for each item- necklaces, rings, etc.

4) Jewellery Boxes- Often items such as watches come in boxes that can fit more then the item itself. Square watch boxes can be used to store a collection of rings.

5) Jewellery Wardrobe- I’ve never actually seen a wardrobe that could accommodate my great jewellery stash but jewellery wardrobes are cute, small wooden wardrobes that are used to store jewellery. It looks good and does it job so its a definite must for me.

Tips for Dealing With Split Ends

Nothing destroys luscious locks faster than split ends. I love my hair and hate the idea of a trim so I have a few tried and tested tips for splits.

Here are some of my go-to products for split ends.

1) TRESemmé Split Hair Shampoo- TRESemmé Split Remedy range is designed specifically to fix hair damage as it occurs. The range consists of a shampoo, conditioner, a leave-in conditioning spray, a leave-in split end conditioning treatment and a split end sealing serum
I only use the shampoo and if I’m being honest, due to my busy schedule, its the only product that helps me now. Essentially if you stick to just using this, you should be fine.

2) Clicks Hair Rescue Overnight Therapy-
This is a simple treatment that you leave in overnight and wash out the next day.

3) Clicks Hair Rescue Intense Nourishment
This treatment works in 5 minutes. You simply apply it after washing your hair and then rinse it out afterwards.

And that’s it. Three basic, very simple changes to your regular hair routine that’s guaranteed to make a huge difference in the appearance of your hair.

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