blue skies, this time will pass

With the news this week that lockdown may be coming to an end in the next couple of months, it is time to have a Pamper day at home just for you.

I am sitting here with the sun shining through my window for the first time since….. Forever!

It has been a long winter indoors for many of us. With salons closed for most of that time, I am sure you will be asking….

When will the hair and beauty salons be reopening? In the meantime, let us start to get ourselves ready.

Now, listening to the birds singing and noticing the first pretty spring flowers blooming, I feel happy to know the cold temperatures will soon fade away. It is time to start getting yourself ready and prepared for being out and about again, no more a recluse in your PJs with your weekly essential bath on a Sunday evening. You have the next few weeks to get your mind and body ready for the summer. Start off with giving yourself a pamper day at home.

Set the mood with relaxing music and vegan candles

I can recommend Serenity vegan candles from Reve candles it is calming and soothing, this candle helps clear the mind, de-stresses and induces relaxation.

Treat your hair

Wash your hair and leave on the Conditioner for at least an hour, it may be a while since you visited the hairdresser so put some moisture back in your hair with No Ordinary Repair organic shampoo and conditioner it has Coconut Oil, Bergamot & Rosemary which will leave your hair nourished and stronger. Best of all it smells divine!

Head to Toe body polish

This will get rid of dry, dead skin build up, leaving you feeling smooth, soft and revived. Try Bumi Naturals Organic Body polish with Organic Hemp seed oil. Rich in vitamins A, B1, B2 and D, this beautiful cold pressed hemp and avocado oil based vegan body polish leaves your skin feeling fresh, nourished and silky smooth ready for your summer outfits. This luxurious blend of coarse poppy seeds and fine pumice granules will exfoliate your skin, whilst lavender essential oil will give you that feeling of relaxation and calm.

Vegan skincare for the face

I would recommend Organic Orange & Vanilla Pod Exfoliating Gel A luxurious face polisher with a rich, fresh, natural aroma of organic orange & ground vanilla pod. Full of antioxidants & vitamin C to stimulate cell renewal & rejuvenate the skin, the exfoliating action buffs away dry dead skin cells, leaving skin looking velvety soft & smooth.

Now for a soak in the bath

You are all soft and smooth so run the bath and relax with our Sweet dreams vegan relaxing bath salts, time to care for yourself and enjoy a spa experience in your own bathroom. Your skin will be left feeling fresh and rejuvenated with your mind and body relaxed.

Fabulous for soothing aching muscles and promotes a good night’s sleep.

De-fuss

Yes.. It may have been a while since your legs saw daylight, but the time has come so de-fuss and feel smooth with our Eco-friendly Double Edge Safety Razor they give an effortless shave preventing bumps, irritation and ingrown hairs. Perfect for the whole body and all hair types including curly and coarse. Engineered to cut at skin level using double edge razor blades ensuring the smoothest close shave.

Vegan Shower Gel 

Create a moment of calm and serenity with Leaf & Joy Relaxing Natural Lavender Gift Set. This vegan gift set is sure to hush a hectic day. It features their natural lavender body wash & bath foam and natural lavender body lotion. Presented in a beautiful natural cotton bag, perfect for a special ethical gift. The lavender body wash will gently cleanse delicate skin with a rich and creamy foam. Derived from coconuts and is free from SLS and parabens.  Their lavender body moisturiser enriched with three, natural plant oils; coconut, olive and grape seed, to hydrate and soften skin, whilst chamomile extract naturally soothes skin. Leaf and Joy body care is created with natural oils and plant extracts, including skin-soothing chamomile, and our Lavender Dream blend of precious oils, including lavender and palmarosa essential oils, to gently relax your senses.

Facial moisturiser

After those cold winter walks and days inside with the heating on our skin needs a special treat, here it is The Ultimate Vegan Beauty Balm Neroli and Frankincense. Enriched with the best skin nourishing oils, this is an absolute essential in your self-care routine giving you smooth glowing skin.

You will feel uplifted, smoother and softer after using this just once.

Have a ‘Pamper day at home’ on a regular basis

Tips to improve your mind and inner body.

Drink a glass of water before each meal. 

This will make you feel fuller quicker so you will eat less, make sure you eat small healthy meals. Water will help to flush toxins from your body and hydrate your skin.

Eat more fruit instead of snacks. 

Prepare fruit in tubs to keep in your fridge, fruit is a quick, healthy snack and when already prepared you will be more likely to choose it over a snack bag.

Eat berries for breakfast. 

Blueberries are an antioxidant rich food, they are delicious with yogurt, nuts & seeds. Using frozen berries you can make a tasty smoothie full of vitamins. You can also find Hundreds of plant-based recipes at https://naturehub.com/ to keep your diet full of nutritious meals.

Walk or Run. 

Walking/running is the easiest exercise for you to do. Walking regularly can reduce stress levels and help you relax. While the weather is getting better, get out and get some fresh air while also increasing your fitness

Get enough sleep. 

There never seems to be enough time in the day to accomplish everything that we need to get done. Sleep is often the first thing that gets pushed aside for other tasks. You should make sleep a priority, getting at least seven hours each night will leave you feeling refreshed and energetic. You will be more likely to accomplish each day’s tasks if you are well rested.

Find time to meditate. 

Stress relief is just as important for overall health and fitness as the right foods and exercise. Life seems more complicated when our bodies are running at stress overload for a large part of the day. Taking five or ten minutes to meditate (relax the mind) can refocus your energy and drain stress from your body.

I hope this helps you and remember, no fad diets – they don’t work!

Focus on your overall health and fitness.

‘’The most beautiful women wear confidence and smile’’

The truth is, you are gorgeous, it is time to care for yourself.

Lead each day with your heart, walk with your head high, heart open and move forward with a smile.

Enjoy your Pamper day at home with a vegan gift set and Take care of YOU