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 Spring Skincare Routine

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With Spring in the air, it’s time to refresh the beauty regime. Why not try switching to some natural organic beauty brands, my long term love is Neals Yard Remedies. I have been using their Wild Rose Beauty Balm for over a year now and swear by it. I’ve also recently started using Dr Hauschka after a make up artist gave me the most incredible facial with their products. I also use more simple products like coconut oil to take up make up off and coffee scrub to exfoliate. So here’s my current routine…

Comforting Chocolate Porridge

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I feel like I haven’t done a recipe post in ages! If you follow me on Instagram you may know that I needed some comforting this week. I got back from teaching on the Neals Yard Remedies Portugal retreat on Saturday and after being through the door for 15 minutes, I caught my hand on fire from using a hot pan and oil on the hob. I got a bit worked up and panicky of course and went to a&e where they treated me and I now am fashioning a lovely bandaged right hand. Comforting chocolate porridge was needed this morning…

The Body Event and The Best Muffin Recipe EVER!

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Sunday was my fourth The Body event and I can honestly say they have been the best mornings of my year. The Body event is a Sunday morning to boost your body, mind and soul and this September one felt more needed than ever, for me and for my beautiful guests. The group was smaller this time and I felt a overwhelming sense of sisterhood in the Covent Garden hidden gem SIX3NINE which has been the location for the event so far.

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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