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5 Self Care Ideas to help with your Mental Wellbeing

Self Care is so important and taking some time for yourself can be hard especially with busy lives. Taking some time for you doesn't have to take long, just an hour a day to switch off from reality. I find taking time for Self Care really helps with my Mental Health especially during the last year trying to find a 
Work | Life Balance. 

I've listed below a few of my favourite Self Care Ideas that I like to try every so often, you could even mix them up and try a few different ones: 

Running a hot bath: 
This is one of my favourite ones especially after a busy day at work or a hard gym session. Using my favourite bath products with a few of my favourite candles along with a glass of wine of course. Taking time of pamper yourself can really make you feel better. Maybe read your favourite book or watch catch up with your favourite YouTuber. I try and stay off of social media and give myself a break for an hour. 

Exercise:
No matter how I'm feeling, a good workout always makes me feel better even if my whole body is in paid afterwards! It doesn't have to be anything too much a walk around your local area or even a Yoga session any kind of exercise will make you feel better and will help with your Mental Health. 

Have a chat with Friends or Family:
Self Care doesn't have to be something you do on your own. Having a chat with a friend or family member can really help with our Wellbeing. Whether you've had a bad day and you want to have a rant or just a general chat, just talking can make you feel a whole lot better. 

Buy a bunch of fresh flowers:
Why not treat yourself every now and again. I love buying a bunch of flowers to boost my mood, something to brighten up the house. I love colour to help boost my mood and I try to buy a bunch of fresh flowers each week. 

Spend some time outside: 
I love going for a walk everyday (when its not pouring with rain of course). It doesn't have to be far just around the block or my favourite is walking to my local coffee shop and taking a walk around the park. We should be spending on average around about 15 minutes per day and this can help to relieve stress. It could be before or after work, even on your lunch break if you don't have much time. It could be a walk, run or cycling. You might just want to sit on a park bench and watch the world go by. If you're like me and you prefer working out in the gym, its still so important to spend some time outdoors. 

Its so important to take some time out of your life and its easier said than done, I know. It could be a couple of times a week but try and make sure you get some time for you. 

What are your favourite Self Care ideas? 

Lots of love Chlo 💛

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Life after Lockdown | June 2021

Hello lovelies, 

Its certainly been a tough couple of months but with the lockdown restrictions lifting there has been hope. We've finally been able to go back and support our favourite high street shops, have a drink in a pub (in the pouring rain at some points) and even hug our friends and family! 

With the latest announcement from Boris Johnson pushing back the lifting of all other lockdown restrictions it has affected so many of us including our Mental Health. It has had an impact on so much- businesses re-opening or going back to 'normal', travelling and of course those dream weddings. 

For me I am holding onto the hope and the fact that I have such an incredible summer with my friends and family lined up- a wedding, birthday and my very first stay-cation! Now that's of course not me saying I'm happy with the announcement and that I don't feel for all those businesses impacted just that my way of coping is holding onto the hope and positivity. There are some things we can't control! 

I will admit I am going to miss the 'calmer' way of life. The fact that my weekends involved a trip to Tesco, walks on a Sunday and grabbing a takeaway coffee. I love seeing all my friends and catching up over wine but sometimes having a quiet weekend is exactly what I need. 

My goal for the rest of this year is to focus more on my fitness and be more mindful about what I eat and try and mix up my workout routine more (another blog post coming soon). I defiantly want to make sure I see more of my local area and go for as many walks as I can and of course take lots of pictures for the blog!

I am going to aim to try and live a more balanced life both work and personal. 

I would love to know, what are your plans for when we return back to a new 'normal'? 

Lots of love Chloe 💛


Valentine's Outfit | #StyleSunday


Happy Valentine's and of course Galentine's ❤️ 

This is certainly a different Valentine's with no restaurants or pubs open I'm sure a lot of us are spending the day in lounge wear. I've made sure I made the effort this year and actually got ready and done my make up as if I was going out for a special dinner. 

For my stay at home Valentine's out I've put on my favourite red leopard print dress that I got for an absolute bargain before Christmas in New Look along with a pair of warm tights and some ankle boots. The material is nice and stretchy so I can indulge in a 3 course valentine's meal with lots of prosecco! 

I wore this dress on Christmas day last year with a pair of stiletto court shoes and bare legs. This dress will definitely take me into lots of different seasons and occasions. 

I thought I would also do a full face of make up using some of my favourite benefit products which I have linked below along with a dark red lip to go with the dress.

Outfit details

Make Up Products Used:

I hope your Valentines is full of love and happiness however or whoever you spend it with. If you don't have that special someone then take some time for yourself and have a pamper evening or a virtual girls night with your Galentines💖

How are you spending your Valentines?

Lots of love Chloe💋

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Current Winter Skincare Routine

 



Hello lovelies,

I have really missed writing the classic blog posts including beauty. It has been nearly 2 years since I posted my skincare routine and although it hasn't changed too much my skin has certainly got a lot drier especially during the winter months.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish:

My absolute go to holy grail product for cleansing. I have loved this for over 10 years through my teenage breakouts to my drier skin days. This is the one product I would always recommend to anyone no matter their skin type or age. It removes the toughest of make up especially waterproof mascara and leaves my skin feeling cleansed and clean! 

Simple Micellar Water:

Another staple product in my routine which has replaced my toner. I tend to change between the Simple and Garnier Micellar water depending on what's on offer but they both do an excellent job. It helps keep my skin feeling fresh and removes that extra layer of make up that gets stuck under my pores. It would equally work well as a cleanser for those who don't like a hot cloth cleanser. 

Clinique Moisture Surge:

Something brand new to my routine but I absolutely love already. I always hesitate when buying expensive beauty products because I always find the high street brands do just as good a job but this was worth the pennies and the best part it was on offer! This moisturiser gives my skin the best drink when its dry especially during the colder months. I've been experiencing a lot of dryness on my hair line and this has done the best job of clearing up the dry skin. 

Simple Soothing Eye Balm:

I never knew the importance of an eye balm until I was getting really dry sore eye lids. I find this eye balm soothes my eyes both morning and night and gives them a boost when I need it. My eyes feel so much more awake and a lot more brighter. I like to apply this to both the lids and under my eye area.

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash: 

Another product I have been using for years. Although I am suffering with more dry skin, I do still get breakouts and I think its so important to exfoliate my skin every morning to remove the excess dead skin that accumulates over night.

I haven't changed my skincare routine too much I have just swapped a few products out from the last time I did a skincare post. 

What are your go to skincare products for the winter?

Lots of love Chloe 💋

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