bloom where you are
Hello angels, I’ve put together a girly self care list full of little things to boost your mood, calm your mind and soothe your soul. To me, my blog is like a little daydream where I love to share all things positive and lovely, but I have to admit that sometimes I find it difficult to practice what I preach, even more so with the current coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. If you are feeling low, I want you to know that it’s totally okay to not feel okay! However you simply can’t pour from an empty cup, so you must take care of yourself first, and when you feel good that energy radiates like sunshine! I hope this post may help you a little to feel like the princess that you are.
Worrying doesn’t take away today’s troubles, it only takes away today’s peace.
take time for yourself
Plan your week out in your diary and give yourself a task each day even if it’s something small, it will help you to feel accomplished for checking it off. Craft your stress away and create something pretty to look back on. Make a scrapbook full of your favourite memories, print off pretty photos, add washi tape and cute stickers.
Watch your favourite films that make you feel happy, or a film you’ve been meaning to see! I’ve always loved period drama films with Marie Antoinette being one of my favourites, I love how it whisks you away into the Dauphine of France’s world full of elegance, romance, fanciful fashion and gorgeous scenery. During this time of ‘self isolation‘ I’ve watched Atonement which I can hardly believe I’ve not watched until now, and I also absolutely loved the new Emma and Little Women films which were perfect in every way.
Sleep like a princess on a silk pillow case which helps to make your hair super sleek and prevents breakage, as well as promoting soft skin with less breakouts, and protects your skin from forming deep set wrinkles. I was kindly gifted this pink marble silk pillowcase* and sleep mask* from Slip which look utterly beautiful and feel so luxurious. You can also find affordable pink satin pillowcases on Amazon!
Count swans instead of sheep to help you slumber like Princess Aurora
Little beauty pick-me-ups can make you feel lovely so give yourself a fancy pamper evening using all of your most luxurious products. Exfoliate your skin with a sugar scrub, moisturise with a dreamy vanilla lotion and use that hair mask that you’ve been saving. Do your full skincare routine and use a hydrating face mask for angelic glowy skin. I’ve written a post about my favourite dreamy skincare products!
Stressed is just desserts spelled backwards right? Baking will always be therapeutic to me, especially when I’ve got time to bake purely for myself and can let my own imagination run wild. Bake a batch of cupcakes using a recipe you’ve not tried before or a flavour you’ve been wishing to try! Pipe them with fluffy frosting and decorate with pretty sprinkles. My favourite baking books for cute and girly recipes are Sweet Bake Shop, Love Manuela, The Unicorn Cookbook and Peggy Porschen Boutique Baking.
Help to relax your mind with a soothing warm drink. I posted this recipe for dreamy pink rose and vanilla moon milk, created to help you unwind and drift off like Sleeping Beauty.
Run yourself a warm bubble bath, light a rose scented candle and listen to soothing music like Clair de Lune and La Vie En Rose. Spritz your favourite perfume on straight after bathing/showering as it boosts the longevity of the fragrance, so you’ll smell lovely all day long. Put your cutest comfiest clothes on, braid your hair and tie with satin ribbons, and paint your nails your favourite shade of pretty pink like OPI Mod About You, or Essie Vanity Fairest for a soft manicure shade.
declutter and organise
I always find my mind feels much more stress-free when my home is clean and tidy and I can let myself relax. Take the time to declutter your space, go through your closet and beauty drawers and only keep what you use, wear and love. Reorganise your dressing table and create a beautiful area you’ll love to spend time at.
storms don’t last forever!
Wishing you all good health, peace, and love!