My NEW Fave Go To Natural Skincare Brand | Balance Me Beauty

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I’ve had a skincare routine for as long as I can remember from seeing my Nan and Mum apply there creams and smelling wonderful every night as a little girl. Perhaps that’s why I’m so dedicated to my skincare and find it such a comforting part of my day. My bathroom is full of products, balms, serums, exfoliators, cleansers, sprays, masks, oils and I love trying new ones (so much for clutter free bathroom drawers.) However I know my skin is quite sensitive so I tend to always go back to my faves that I use consistency but this year I have discovered a new natural brand that is taking over my bathroom…

January Self Care Loves

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I’m the biggest believer in a good skin and hair care routine as well as all things under the self care umbrella. Self care shouldn’t be seen as a selfish indulgent experience, it’s essential to your wellbeing and happiness. Each month, I’ll be sharing my self care favourites from skincare, haircare, books, podcasts, candles, blankets, walks, studios; whatever I’ve been loving that month to take care of myself. When I feel good I’m able to be the best friend, daughter, sister, teacher, writer, adventurer, whatever it is I’m being. So let’s see what’s been helping me feel sparkly this month… 

My Skincare Routine | VIDEO

I get asked a lot about my skin and what I use on it so thought I’d share with you the products I use and my general outlook on skincare. I am lucky to have quite a glowing complexion naturally but my skin isn’t perfect, I do still get some spots around my chin and jaw which is hormonal and I get little dry batches if I don’t keep on top of drinking enough water and moisturising.

Beauty, Hair, Wellbeing Favourites Video

I thought I would do a bit of a different video this week and tell you about some of the beauty, hair and wellbeing products I’ve been using and loving at the moment.

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As much as I believe, eating well, drinking lots of water and getting lots of sleep is the most important things you can do to maintain healthy skin, hair and a natural glow, I am still a girly girl and love buying and experimenting with different products.

I am not strict with using all natural organic beauty products however I am aware of the toxins that are in the lotions and potions that us girlies like to use to make us feel beautiful. At this stage in my life, I like wearing makeup and using moisturisers and hair products and perhaps they’ll be a time when I do become a little more natural and conscious of what I use however at the moment as I said I am not strict with it. I have however been trying to experiment with more natural brands out there and you’ll see in my video why I use two different moisturisers, a day and night cream from Neal’s Yard Remedies.

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A Beautiful Evening with Birchbox UK and… a Special Offer

I was lucky enough to be invited to an exclusive event in the week by Birchbox UK at Lululemon in Covent Garden. For those who don’t know, Birchbox UK is a monthly beauty and lifestyle delivery service helping you try out the best products and find the ones you love, you can then go on to buy the full sized product from the eshop at www.birchbox.co.uk. When you subscribe “each month you’ll receive 5 luxe samples, carefully selected and tailored to your beauty profile.”

Each month the beauty and lifestyle box has a theme and this January the theme was ‘Tiny Tweaks’. Tuesday evenings event was all about celebrating this box with yoga, healthy snacks, Lululemon active gear, like minded lifestyle bloggers and the gorgeous Birchbox ‘crush of the month’, Celest Pereira.

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We started the evening with a lovely flowing half hour yoga class taught by Celest, who teaches with such enthusiasm that you can’t help but not be present.

Audrey Hepburn’s Beauty Tips

This was Audrey Hepburn’s favorite poem and I wanted to share it with you. She is remembered as the most beautiful woman to have walked the planet and this poem reveals why. I hope that you discover where true beauty lies when you read these words of wisdom. Audrey Hepburn read this to her children on the last Christmas Eve she spent on this earth.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.