I recently wrote a blog post on why I’ve started to opt for vegan beauty products after noticing a significant improvement in my skin. On my quest for natural and cleaner ingredients, I’ve also started to learn more of the benefits of choosing paraben-free. Despite the ability to increase a product’s shelf life, parabens can be potentially harmful.
Here’s the lowdown on why I’m switching to paraben-free.
The vegan beauty products market is expected to boom over the next five years. This is due to an ever-growing demand for natural and pure ingredients, as well as ethical and environmental concerns. But what does it actually mean to choose a vegan beauty alternative, and is it really better?
In just under two weeks I’ll celebrating my 27th birthday. And although it may not be a huge milestone, I am the type of person who finds any excuse to throw a party. So, I teamed up with Interflora to share some ideas on how i’ll by celebrating my birthday during lockdown.
Some days I wake up and want to take on the world. And others, I want to lay in bed until midday stuffing my face with Coco Pops. I think it’s all about balance. But to keep me focussed, especially during the week, I wanted to share with you my steps for a productive, feel good morning routine.
“You won’t always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined”. This quote has really resonated with me these past few weeks. We are experiencing a time when just the smallest task can seem overwhelming, and the thought of even trying something new can feel impossible.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know i’m a huge believer in the law of attraction – and just two weeks ago, I manifested an important journal into my life.
Like many, I have been trying my best to find some positives during this challenging time. We are all battling with uncertainty and have no idea how long the apocalyptic state will last. As someone who has struggled with anxiety for years, one of my coping mechanisms has always been to focus on what I can control, rather than what I can’t. And this has forced me to think about things I would like to turn my attention to during this turbulent time.
As as self-professed ‘busy bee’, I can often neglect self-care and let the ‘me time’ sink towards the bottom of my priorities list. So I’ve used this time to reignite those feel good rituals and I thought I’d share a few of my favourites with you.
Working from home in your jammies may sound like a dream, but days (or let’s be honest weeks) later the novelty of skipping the dreaded morning commute can soon wear off. Without a proper structure, working remotely can not only hinder your productivity, it can also put a strain on your mental wellbeing.
To ensure we all stay healthy (and sane!) during the pandemic, here are a few of my top tips when working from home.
‘Look into the mirror who’s inside there, the one with the long hair, same old me again today’. This song (Unpretty by TLC) came on the radio the other day, and despite having listened to it on numerous occasions, I honestly felt every lyric and even had a little cry at the end. For me, it hit home about how insecure I can feel at times; insecure about my image, my life and what people think.
You could say that working full-time, studying a masters degree, writing a blog and planning a wedding is too much for one person – but I’d say not!
Unfortunately, most of us will have experienced those nagging thoughts that tell us we’re not good enough at some point. Whether it’s a new job opportunity, a daring outfit or responding to a compliment – we can find ourselves tainted by these horrible thoughts of self-doubt.