No Self Care? No excuse.

When you think of self care. What do you think of? Face masks? Candle lit bath? Spa weekend away? Yes, you are correct BUT this is only one way of 6 different types of self care. You can always take time for self care. So, let me tell you all 6 types of self care and what is classed as each one..

1) The main way of Self Care is Pampering.

  • A face mask
  • A hot bath
  • A hair mask
  • Painting your nails

2) Physical. Physical self care is so important, you have to move your body and have fresh air daily in order to stay healthy.

  • Stretching
  • Going for a walk
  • Healthy food
  • Sleep
  • Different forms of exercise

3) Emotional. Realising your feelings. Understand your emotions. Know that it is normal to feel this way.

  • Stress management
  • Have a little cry
  • Forgive yourself
  • Have a few deep breathes
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Journal

3) Social Self Care is so important. It can range from learning to say no, to talking to friends to take the weight off your shoulders.

  • Know your boundaries. You don’t feel up to going out? Say no. That’s okay!
  • Unfollow people on social media who don’t make you feel good about yourself.
  • Communicate. If you need someone to talk to, talk to someone. Technology is amazing. You need someone, call them.
  • Time together. If you feel low, go and grab a coffee with someone.
  • Ask for help. Be honest with yourself, if you need someone, tell them.

4) Spiritual self care. This doesn’t apply to everyone. If you don’t class yourself as spiritual, please don’t knock it until you try it.

  • Time alone
  • Manifestation letter
  • Full moon/new moon rituals
  • Tarot card/angel card pulls
  • Meditation

5) Personal self care. Do something that you love. Something for you. Take time to chill, and do something that makes you happy.

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Colouring
  • Reading
  • Gardening

6) Self Care through space around you. Where you are living. I always like to say, tidy home, tidy mind. Messy space, messy life.

  • Tidy your room
  • Hoover
  • Have a spring clean
  • Clean the bathroom
  • Change your bedding

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog and learning about the different types of way you can care for your self. I hope you put them into practice in this coming week. Why not give yourself at least half an hour each day for any sort of self care. Remember listen to your body. Have a lovely week!!

Stay safe, lots of love,

Em🦋💙

Christmas Nails..

Christmas nails is always something I have been such a fan off. I love any sort of nail art, and I love Christmas so mix the too together and I’m yours! My job only allows me to wear red nails, but for Christmas we are allowed to add some Christmas glitter, so I will add my nails this year. But, some of the other pictures are my nails from previous years, and others are some I’ve found on Pintrest that I love the look of!

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2016 nails..
My nails this year..

Which one is these nail designs are your favourite? What nail style and colour have you gone for this year?

Christmas Candles and Smells..

If you follow me on Instagram or have followed me on here for a while you’ll know how much I love candles, wax melts and everything like that. So, of course I have to do one based on Christmas smells for my Blogmas. I also have a very special announcement on how you can support a small business this year.

Firstly, let’s talk about Christmas smells first. What would you class as a Christmas smell? Gingerbread? Pine? Candy cane? Winter Berries? I have a found all of these smells, all for a decent price.

First I visited ASDA. Where I found a wide selection of candles and wax melts. But, only a few related to Christmas and Autumn.

I picked up one of each that I could find, so I could try them all. Sugar pine smells amazing and so does dancing leaves. I was very indecisive about picking up the warm apple ones because I don’t like apple pie, but I smelt it in the shop and it’s not like an apple pie smell, it’s more of an autumnal smell. I am also very extra, I use the gingerbread cookies as the tea light underneath the wax in the wax melt holder to make the smell so much more powerful.

Now, announcement time! I have kindly been gifted some beautiful wax melts from a small business which I found on Instagram. If you are not a wax melt person or do not own a wax melt burner then you can purchase a wax melt starter pack which includes three wax melts with a wax burner.

You can find waxinfustion on Instagram. Or you can search http://www.waxinfusion.co.uk

I think these are amazing stocking fillers, or even a little extra gift if you are feeling nice, or why not treat yourself this Christmas! They also have noneChristmas smell ones that you can use all year round such as Bubblegum, Cappuccino, Fresh Linen and Lavender.

I mean you can’t go wrong for a couple quid, for something that looks and smells amazing, in beautiful packaging while supporting a small business in this crazy time. You can even use the code Emily10 for 10% off your order!

What are your favourite smells of Christmas? Finally, please make sure that you check out waxinfusion.co.uk and use Emily10 for 10% off your order! Keep supporting small business in this crazy time!

My Winter Skincare Routine..

As the weather is getting colder, it’s getting harsher on our skin. Therefore, we need to step up our routines. But, at this time of year, I personally think less is more. Therefore I will only be using three products. Yes, THREE products.

The two main parts of keeping your skin clean in the winter period, personally in my opinion, is washing and keeping moisturised. You may, or may not have seen the recent hype (especially on tiktok) about cleaning your face with Dove bar soap.

The Dove soap is amazing if you haven’t tried it, definitely give it a go. It’s about £1 for two soaps. All you have to do it’s clean your face with it twice a day. I did this for about five days before I saw any results.

The other part of keeping your skin clean in the winter period other than washing your face, is to keep it moisturised. I would not suggest to mix up your moisturiser if you have got a good one already. My personal favourite is the Neutogena Refreshingly Clear Moisturiser. It smells amazing, like grapefruit to be exact and it feels so good on my skin.

I also feel like you cannot get through the winter months without a lip balm or you get super dry lips. My all time favourite lip product has to be the Classic Carmex, I just love the tingle feeling so much in the cold, it just feels like it’s actually working and is actually doing something for you.

It’s always good to keep up self care, so in the winter months it’s a good idea to adapt your self care around the colder weather. I love a face mask, but you want to be gentle to your skin at this time of year, so the face mask I tend to use the Revolution Feed Your Face Watermelon Mask. It’s so good at keeping your face hydrated. I would definitely recommend!

What are your favour skincare products in the colder months? Do you agree that less is more, or do use more products in the cold?

My Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep

This is my guide to a good nights sleep. I would personally say that I am very good at sleeping. I can actually sleep up to fourteen hours sometimes if I’m really feeling tired. I 95% of the time sleep through the night without waking up once, which I have to say is the best feeling in the world! This blog is to cover how to relax before bed, how to be comfortable and how I like to sleep…

An hour, or half an hour before bed, I like to settle down by setting the mood. I like to stop using my phone as much, in order to calm my mind before bed. The best way to have a good nights sleep in my opinion is to set the mood for bed time, this includes all the senses. The best way I like to set the mood is too make the room dark. I don’t like to have any big bright lights on, I have the room as dim as possible. I suggest candles and a lamp. I also think smells are a great way to set the mood for bed time, my favourite relaxing smell is lavender. You can use candles, wax melts, diffuser or incense.

Do something for you before bed. Something you love, but something calming. Have your favourite hot drink or snack, a cup of tea or hot chocolate. Whether you watch your favourite film, programme, or listen to your favourite podcast or music. Going to sleep in a good mood will encourage you to wake up in a good mood. I would also recommend being wise in what you’re watching or listening to. Watch something without to much adrenaline, fighting etc. This should be similar with your music taste before bed, try something relaxing, or acoustic rather than music that is too upbeat.

For a good nights sleep, you need to be comfortable. Think about what you are wearing, are your pyjamas comfortable? Are you too hot? Too cold? Make sure you are cosy. Everything from your mattress, to your duvet, to it’s cover, to pillows etc. Everyone sleeps in there own way. Some wear pyjamas, some don’t? Some wear socks some don’t? Some have two pillows, some have one? It completely up to you and your preference.

Personally, I sleep best with an eye mask on, it’s not to do with darkness but more to do with the pressure of the weight on my eyes. If you struggle to sleep and have never tried one, I would 100% recommend one. I was very sceptical at first as I thought I would wake up and think I couldn’t see, but that never happens.

A good night sleep for me, is sleeping on my left side facing the wall. Which is something I think helps me nodd off, as I cannot get distracted by things in my room. I also sleep better with a teddy fleece bedsheet on as I feel cosier and more comfortable. I am most comfortable with a pillow in between my legs, I don’t know why it’s just how I feel most comfortable.

I hope these tips and tricks help you get a good night sleeps. If you have any tips or tricks of your own then please let me know in the comments below, I would love to know!