I hope you had a wonderful Halloween, ours was fantastic Little L really enjoyed herself, it was such a pleasure to see her so excited every time she knocked on the door. I don’t know about you but this time of year is so busy, for me the last quarter is always the busiest. Halloween, Little L’s birthday, Thanksgiving and then Christmas. With so much planning and organizing as well as regular life, time for me or making time for me is such a low priority. Many years ago I attended a British Airways flight safety training (you are thinking where is this going?!) During the training the trainer explained that it was imperative that in case of an incident you put your own mask upon your face before helping others, including children. I thought this was ludicrous. He explained that if you didn’t care for yourself first what use could you be to anyone else? This whole mindset was totally alien to how I had been raised, although being a mother now I am beginning to understand the wise words more and more. I love being a mum, I love my daughter to bits but if I had one criticism of myself it is that I did not take or make enough time for me, I felt I had to be all to her every need. It is only recently as she started school I have discovered the benefit of me time and how much I was needing it. I am also aware that we can’t all have it.
Over the past three years I have tried where possible to make the most of the limited time I had, doing something for me that would make me feel and look better. For some that might be a facial for others reading. Over the next few weeks I wanted to show you some small ways you can “make time” for yourself. Today for example I start with an at home facial. I read somewhere by some expert that you should get a decent facial bi-weekly or monthly, if you have the time and finances for that all power to you. As someone who does like beauty things a facial for me is a twice yearly activity mainly because time is precious and I want to prioritize it in other ways. I will say this, if you are looking to have a facial, if it is your first time or a new area, try and find a facialist with a good reputation who is not necessarily associated with a particular brand. It does drive me insane when I have a facial and that facialist spends the time on the hard sell. Plus an independent facialist will have a better idea of brands/products suited to your skin. (I digress.) I am a believer that an amazing facial can transform your skin and how you feel. What I do at home is not in any way as good as a spa facial but it come close in allowing me the time to focus on my skin and RELAX.
Please be kind! I am being so brave putting a close up or my bare face on the blog.
I will be honest and say that my skin always feels great the next day and it does effect the amount of makeup I need to wear. I also feel heaps better if I get a good night sleep and have drunk plenty of water. Trust me when I say this takes very little time and you can fit it around running the family, just pray the neighbors do not require a jug of milk. Do you have any questions? Any products you love? I have had lots of questions about eyes and eye creams so going to do a post soon.
Ta Ta for now,