3 Things You’ll Want To Try This Month

My Wish For You

January can feel like such a long month and often a little flat. The evenings are dark and the hustle and bustle of the festive season is over. However, over the last few years, I have learnt to actually embrace the month of January. It’s a fresh start, a clean slate. 365 days lie ahead to create whatever you dream of! There are three things that I do at the start of each year…

  • The first thing is take some time to reflect on the previous year. I think we are always so keen to look forward to see where we are going or where we want to be, that we can often forget how far we’ve come in a year. A lot can change and good or bad, there’ll always be experiences that I’ve learnt from.
  • I then create my vision board for the year. If you are reading this thinking; “What on earth is a vision board?” I’ll explain. A vision board is a selection of pictures that you collect from magazines, Pinterest or wherever else you want to. The pictures resonate with something you’d like to do or something you’d like to feel. Maybe somewhere you would like to visit or something you would like to buy. One rule for your vision board though is dream big! If you’ve ever read the book “The Secret” you’ll know that Law of Attraction, (LoA) is a really powerful thing. By creating my vision board I have attracted many different experiences into my life. For example, working with Sienna X live at Olympia, being featured in magazines, a new iPad Pro, holidays and lots more. Once my vision board is created, I hang it on my office wall so that I connect with it everyday.

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  • The final thing I do is create my dream jar. This contains all my wishes and goals for the year. I write them all down on a piece of paper, fold them up and place them inside the jar. Each day I’ll pick one out and read it out loud. I then close my eyes and visualise that wish or goal coming true.

This all may sound a little bit woo woo, but it works, I promise! So my question to you is, what do you want to do in 2018? Why not create your own vision board or dream jar and see what dreams you can make come true… I would love to know your wishes for 2018, so why not share it with me in the comments section below.

Whatever the year ahead has in store for us, I hope it’s full of all we dream of!

Love, Nina x

September Blog: When Dreams Come True…

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Just over three years ago, I took a massive jump to start my own business and it was one of the scariest things I had ever done in my life. Now, to give you some background, I have always worked. Even before I left school, I was a Saturday girl and then after leaving school, I worked full time. Whether that was in the salon I later went on to manage or other jobs I had done; which included HR and Bar Management.

So at that point, to not actually be employed anymore, felt all very scary and very real. When I first began my business, I knew how to cut hair and do nails but that was pretty much it. I had no idea on how to market myself, about websites or SEO, (I didn’t even know what SEO was) blogs or social media. Not only did I have to gain clients, I needed to learn all this other “stuff” to! This was game time, I had to invest hugely, not just in my business, but in myself too. I began reading as many books as I could and working with some amazing mentors to guide me along the way. Luckily for me, I’ve always been the type of person, that if I didn’t know it, I would learn it! 

I knew that I wanted to introduce a new service to my treatment menu and attended Professional Beauty in London to see what was on offer. I looked at so many different treatments from HD Brows to Eyelashes and more. I came across Sienna X, who are a professional spray tan company. Within 45 minutes, I had ordered my kit and booked my training. From day one, I absolutely loved it (and to this day, still do). I loved how I could not just enhance how someone looked, but I could enhance how they felt about themselves too!

I went on to take my tanning to the highest level with Sienna X and in January this year, became one of their Master Professionals.

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I truly love all aspects of my work, but I’ve never really been one to “put myself out there” by entering competitions to win awards. However after working with my coach, in May 2016, one of my many dreams came true! I was awarded Sienna X Therapist of the Month and was completely over the moon. My next dream followed shortly afterwards… I had been asked to write a small feature for a Professional Hair and Beauty magazine… Not only that, but I was going to feature alongside my tanning guru and trainer; James Harknett. To say I was doing the “happy dance” would be an understatement!

None of this I would have ever believed possible and even though these are baby steps, it’s really made me believe in my dreams. So my question to you is, what are your dreams? What would you love to achieve? What is stopping you achieving them? Whatever it is, go for it! I recently read a quote which said; Every Morning we have two choices, continue to sleep with our dreams or to wake up and chase them” – Unknown. How true is that?

There are many more dreams I want to achieve , but for now, it’s about showing up and chasing them! Let’s enjoy chasing our dreams and making them come true!


Nina x