There’s few things that help me at bedtime to nod off…
I swear by this pillow spray by feather and down with its lavender scent it leaves me relaxed and ready for sleep.
My hot water bottle is very much loved and well used. I love being warm when I go to sleep so once its cooled down I like the weight of it on my chest (something to do with anxiety relief (bit like those weighted blankets) … Don’t worry it’s done up super tight.
I suffer with poor circulation in my hands and feet so I like my feet to be kept toastie in bed… Actually at all times. So a pink pair of fluffy socks are usually found on my feet.
Music is so soothing when you play the right kind so either my headphones go on or my Alexa and usually soppy shit on the radio does the trick.
There’s a few apps too… One is insight timer which is a meditation app and the other is Sleepo which has relaxing sounds to sooth you at any time you need it. I love a crackling fire sound.
What are your bedtime essentials?
We all want lovely clear skin… Including me.
By just leaving it to luck isn’t the best thing to do but to get yourself into doing these things will definitely get you better skin.DAILY ❤️ Wash your face twice daily❤️ Take your make up off every night❤️ Apply moisturiser after cleansing❤️ Take warm showers (never hot)❤️ Drink tons of water throughout the day❤️ Get enough sleep aim for 8 hours❤️ Always apply SPF 30
❤️ Exfoliate your skin
❤️ Use a sheet mask
❤️ Disinfect your phone
❤️ Change your pillowcases
❤️ Wash your make up brushes
❤️ Exfoliate your whole body (do it more often if you fake tan)
❤️Treat yourself to a facial
❤️Stock up on your products if needed
❤️ See a dermatologist if you can afford it
❤️ Get a skin screening to see where your problem areas lie.
❤️ Check expiration dates on products and make up
If you follow this list I can guarantee your skin will see improvements
Let me know down below if you have any that I haven’t included that you find beneficial in your skincare routine.
Til next time
Wow I am totally blown away by the following products I had as a birthday present from my sister in law.
I had never really used products that were so natural and organic, I just would go for a scent or what the product said it did and that was it.
This wild rose beauty balm is truly a miracle in a little jar.
It acts as a moisturiser on those dry spots and you can also use it to remove your make up at the end of the day. The big plus is that it smells absolutely gorgeous.
Next is this reviving white tea face mask that isn’t too heavy on the skin and leaves a fresh and clean feel. I love it already.
Who doesn’t love a facial mist? This is in the same scent as above. When you just want your skin to be hydrated this one will have your back… Well your face technically.
If you suffer with the odd anxious moment, then this little roll on will come to your rescue. It has lavender in it which is relaxing, as you all know. Well if you didn’t you do now.
Before you nod off I really do rate this beauty sleep serum that doesn’t leave a sticky residue or anything just helps aid your sleep and makes your skin fabulous at the same time.
It all comes in this lovely little bag that you can either keep them all in or reuse it for something else. Think it’s perfect for travelling.
You’ll always get a leaflet telling you all about the product itself which I think is very useful.
Visit Neal’s Yard Remedies to see what other products they offer
As I write this I have plonked my headphones on and put some acoustic music on so I can get into the zone.
So many of us stress out about so many situations there really isn’t any need if you just chill the F out.
Firstly I have changed my laptop screen photo to this kanako sketch.
Seeing the word Namaste always gets me into a more chilled state. It’s only a word I know but I totally think words are pretty powerful.
I need to help my mum with a few things before tea. After my tea though I will start to get into my zen place.
Firstly I’m going to light a candle, I got this vanilla marshmallow one from the body shop that smells devine.
Then I’m going to get my planner and get all plans I need to do for the week noted down. I don’t want to forget about the important stuff.
I may put a nice soothing face mask on and just be… You know what I mean, where you don’t worry about anything for that 15 mins that your face mask is setting. Yeah that feeling.
You may have a different way of chilling out – for instance: PJs, Movies and snacks.
No way is right or wrong just make sure you take time out of your day/week to unwind and chill.
I hear there is more sun on the horizon so go enjoy
Til next time
I remember last year doing a Morning routine for you which you can see here
So I guess you need a night one to go with it so here’s what usually happens of an evening.
I turn on my fairy lights, it gets me in the chilled kind of mood and when the lights aren’t so bright you are telling your eyes its time to unwind.
I grab myself my favourite mug and do myself an Ovaltine light drink. Because it contains malt it’s a nice drink to have before bed and aids sleep.
I get my to-do list and write on washi tape and get down all the things I want to get done the next day. Once it’s written down it’s most likely to get done.
I get my skincare products and get off all my make up as I don’t fancy panda eyes in the morning or my pillow covered with foundation. I find it therapeutic.
I have been filling in my Happy Journal by Fearne Cotton since I got it at the beginning of the year. It’s really good to get your thoughts out and into the journal.
I love nothing more than listening to love songs at bedtime they are just very soothing and help me nod off and these two stations never fail to disappoint. Sometimes I listen to a podcast or two instead which are always easy listening.
My hot water bottle always comes to bed with me. I am one of those that needs to be warm to be able to get to sleep. If I can’t get to sleep you will find me nosing through Pinterest for inspiration. It’s easy to get carried away on there.
There you have it my Evening routine. Feel free to click on the links to take you to some of my related posts.
Til next time my beauts
Everybody has a routine when it comes to getting up and going to bed and this is one of my typical mornings and i thought i’d share it with you.
Generally i get up at 8 in the morning if i don’t beat my alarm. I always think its fun to have something to greet you when the alarm goes off. Here are a few of my examples
I can’t help myself i have a quick nosey on social media, sometimes for longer than needed. Before you know it 45 mins have been wasted.
Once i’m out of bed its downstairs to fuel my body and this is my usual breakfast
I can’t go a day without listening to music so on goes Spotify and out comes the hairbrush and me singing slightly out of tune
If i remember i bring my journal down and write away whatever comes into my head whether its important or just me rambling. i allow myself 15 mins for that.
So i don’t forget i head upstairs to clean my teeth for the recommended 2 mins.
I take a soak in the bath or a quick shower depending on what time i have.
Then cleanse, tone and moisturise my face ready to then clog it up again
On goes the face that makes me confident but doesn’t define me as a person
When i have done all the important things i can then start brainstorming and doing a spot of blogging. Online shopping sometimes takes place too.
Occasionally a bit of yoga is incorporated into my morning routine if i am stressed out about anything.
Then its lunchtime….My favourite time of day 🙂
See you tomorrow for day two of daily blogging
Some of you may know I suffer with a few chronic illnesses. If you didn’t you do now. Sometimes it stops me from doing my every day tasks and sometimes it says go ahead knock yourself out… literally.
Anyway I have always tried since I got ill to do a bit of exercise since I can’t do the gym anymore like I used to so here’s a look at what I’m incorporating into my exercise routine throughout the week.
I can’t do more than 5 full sit ups without getting knackered but this awesome Smart Wonder Core Multi Gym let’s me do at least 20 on a good day you can change the resistance on it to work yourself a bit harder or go easy which I like. You can use it on any part of your body but I use it for my tummy.
I have always loved doing a spot of yoga…still need ALOT of practice but it really zones you out and you just need to concentrate on what you’re doing and forget the worries you’ve got that’s what I do. I have been following a yoga routine on YouTube: Yoga With Adrienne. She has so many different videos for different parts of your life you need help with and I do this daily if I can.
I have had a hula hoop for a few years and in the summer I’d get it out in the garden and fool about with it but I have a few friends that are really good at it and share videos online and it has made me want to take hula hooping a bit more serious. So I’ll be starting right from the beginning and fingers crossed I can report back that I’ve managed to do at least one…ha ha.
Here’s my hoop and I found this lady Deanne Love earlier this week so I’m hoping her videos will be beneficial.
and here is one of my outfits I wear in the comfort of my own home.
I don’t aim to be skinny just get my womanly curves back and enjoy doing it at the same time.