Self love

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Hi my loves! I hope you all had a wonderful day filled with positivity and joy. Today I wanna talk to you about self love. It’s something we all hear a lot about, but something we often forget to practice, me included. It is so important to treat yourself with respect, love and kindness, just as you would treat the people you love.

Today social media is taking over so much of our time. We daily look at photos on Instagram, Facebook etc. and start to look at what everyone else have that we wish for ourselves. I know so many can even get depressed because of that. I feel it is so sad that it has gone so far. For me social media is a great platform to find inspiration or motivation or learn something new. But of course, on bad days when you feel very low in energy, it is so easy to start to criticize yourself, I know.

Social media is just one area we face daily. What about work and other scenarios in life? This period here in Spain has been really hard for me during my practice at the children hospital. You know the feeling when you’re coming into a room and no one see you or say hello to you? that have been so many days for me. I’m trying to do my best, but I never get any praise, just inputs on what I can improve. This is just a little intro to my days here, and it has really effected me in the most negative ways. I started to be hard on myself and felt so low on energy. But you know what? I decided to put a stop on that negative feeling. No, I can’t choose how these people gonna act and treat other people, but I can choose how I handle it and how I let it effect me. I won’t let anyone else take away my joy or happiness just like that. Happiness isn’t something that comes knocking on the door, we have to work for it, specially when things are a little bit harder. Under I listed some thing that I like to do to boost my mood.

  • Put on some music that make you wanna dance!
  • Pampering yourself. Use 15 extra minutes to put on a sheet mask while drinking a nice cup of tea.
  • Before going to bed, say 3 things you are grateful for that day.
  • Search for something that inspires you to do better. For me that could be listening to a podcast about healthy living and well being.
  • Stop criticizing yourself when looking in the mirror! Smile to yourself

These are just some things I try to do to boost up my mood, and it does help! Try it for yourself, you deserve it! Remember the importance of self appraising and lifting yourself up when doing your best.

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“Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but still standing”

 

xoxo

Pampering myself

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My interest for beauty products started when I was a little girl. I always loved to smell all the products I came across when I went with my parents to the grocery store. I clearly remember one shampoo that I just loved so much! It was a yellow bottle, a special shampoo for kids, do you know the one? hehe. And let me tell you, the interest for beauty products kept growing, I guess you can call me a beauty junkie today! Since I was 16 years old I have tried to make a home spa once a week. Normally Sundays is the perfect day for that. Under I’m giving you my tips of how to make a real pamper yourself kind of day step by step.

Create the right atmosphere

For me it is so important that the space around me is clean and organized so that I can be able to relax and enjoy my pampering time. That’s why I normally clean the house before the weekend, so that it’s ready for my spa. To get in the relaxing mood I like to put on some chill background music and light up some candles. Sometimes I like to put on some instrumental music, it’s so relaxing, try it!

The little extra in the shower

On my spa day I’m using a hair mask between the shampoo and the conditioner. For the moment I love the hair masks from Moroccanoil! while my hair mask is doing it’s job, I like to shave and then scrub my whole body. For my face I love the Kora organics exfoliating cream and for my body I change between Frank body coffee scrub and my own homemade one. To make a homemade scrub, just mix brown sugar with extra virgin coconut oil (smells delicious). I promise you, after this your body will feel soft like a baby!

Time for creams and facials 

For my everyday body lotion I love any of the Niva’s. But for my pampering day I like to make it a little extra. Honestly, I love to try out new products, so I don’t have one special that I always use. I do love many of the body butters from The body shop, like Hawaiian Kuki cream. I always wanted to try one of the body sufflè creams from Laura Mercier, but they do cost and are more on the luxurious side.

Well, you’r now done with the body and your face is fresh and clean. Let’s have some fun, it’s mask time! I love face masks. On my spa day’s I normally do two different masks, one that deep cleans my face and one that hydrating my face. My skin type is dry. I don’t have a acne prone skin or oily skin, but my skin can get super dry!

My favorite clay mask is Exuviance purifying clay masque. This mask feels like it has an detoxifying effect at the same time that it doesn’t dry my skin out. It contains Kaolin to absorb surface oils and Pro-Vitamins A, C and E for antioxidant protection and conditioning benefits.

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When it comes to a good hydrating mask, I have been trying a few, but one I have used several times and that I love is the multivitamin power recovery masque by Dermalogica. This mask has a powerful bled of concentrated vitamin A, C, E and F. It’s the perfect mask for dehydrated and dry skin. I sometimes use it as a sleeping mask over night. And my skin really feels softer after.

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The power of now

When I’m having a me time, I try to do the best I can to de-stress and just let my body and mind relax. I prefer to put away my phone, just listening to instrumental music, meditate and enjoy a warm cup of calming tea. Try to be present, focus one breathing and relaxing.

I hope this post inspired you to paper your self and giving yourself some time off.

xoxo