Happy Friday, congratulations for making it through another week, time is moving at an insane pace, how is it possible we are in mid- September already? Well you all know what a mad fan of Sephora Play I am, well occasionaly they offer there All Stars box which for $10 extra gains you some samples of wonderful products and brands. Here is my review, grab yourself a little drinkie, a G &T would do me nicely thank you. Please enjoy, any questions/suggestions please get in touch.
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.
Happy Halloween . Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, ours was very quiet Mr L has picked up one of the infinate bugs lurking around of late, it is a result of the high temperatures we are suffering with here. We hope to be out trick or treating later but it does feel odd doing so in 80OC. Little L is meant to be a mouse this year, we will see how we do, she has very fixed views on everything. I did manage to visit my hairdresser this weekend, we chopped and darkened in hope for cooler weather. I always like to take a chunk off my hair every few years and I decided this was the time.
Today my video is about empty products, I always think these videos are of value because they really show you what I have loved and continued to reuse till empty rather than just first impressions. The majority is skincare! Please enjoy.
Keep safe, enjoy halloween and don’t eat too much candy/sweets (note to self!)