Why Autumn Is the Perfect Time For A Change

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Self care is something that many of us take for granted and right now there is no better time to make it a priority. We have all been through so much this year, who would have ever believed we would be in total lockdown, with parents homeschooling their children, shops, bars and all non essential shops being closed… It still often doesn’t feel real does it?

Juggling the challenges that this year has bought to us all has taken its toll. It’s so easy to forget, whilst we are running around at 100mph what self care is, let alone finding ten minutes to actually take some!

Before I begin, I hold my hands up, in the past, my self care routine hasn’t been great. However, this is something that I continually try and get better at. I can often feel guilty about taking time out, however to avoid overwhelm and to maintain our mental health, it really is vital.


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So, my question to you is, and I want you to be really honest with yourself; When was the last time, you did something just for you? Not for your partner, your children or your friend, but just for you!

We often think that self care needs to cost us money, but it really doesn’t. It doesn’t always have to be a spa day or a weekend away. Sometimes it can just be going for a walk and getting back in touch with nature, taking 10 minutes to read or having a bath with your favourite candle and glass of Prosecco.

I personally love to light a Gatcombe Candle, treat my skin to a nourishing Sienna X facial and just allow myself to breathe!

So what will you commit to this month, how can you give yourself the gift of some self care? I’d love you to share with me one thing you’ll do this month in a comment below.

Until next time, go and show yourself some love!

Love,

Nina x

Did Someone Mention A Beautiful New Product?

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Last month I visited the gorgeous new Gatcombe Candle HQ. If you’ve been following me for a while, you will know how much I love this beautiful collection. Nicola is based in Oswestry, Shropshire where she handcrafts the most stunning scented candles and wax melts using 100% Soy Wax.

As part of her gorgeous range, she also creates beautiful reed diffusers, which give long lasting fragrance for up to three months. I’m really excited to let you know that these are now available to purchase.

By delicately lifting the fragrance into the air, these are the perfect addition to any home. Scents available in the diffusers are; Amalfi Coast, Black Pomegranate, Cashmere & White Amber, Discovery, Fresh Linen and La Belle.

Whilst I was catching up with Nicola, I was lucky enough to have a little sneak preview of the Autumn/Winter scents that will be coming soon… They did not disappoint, they smell out of this world!

For more information about the Gatcombe range or to order, please feel free to leave a comment below or head over to my Facebook shop.

Love,

Nina x

How To Revitalise Your Skin This Summer

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We all crave beautiful looking skin and with the recent stress and emotion of everything going on in our world, I wanted to share my top tips on how you can revitalise your skin this summer…

Using good quality products and using them consistently in key. Personally I love the Sienna X Skincare Collection. It’s everything I need it to be and more. The products are amazing value, clinically proven and cruelty free and are packed full of natural ingredients.

One of the many things I love about the Sienna X Skincare range is that you can tailor it to your skincare needs. Here are my top 5 products…

The Cleansing Lotion: This is perfect to use as a first cleanse or to use as part of a double cleanse. The creamy lotion contains 97% of natural ingredients and helps to restore moisture and remove make up effectively.

The Toning Solution: Infused with a fresh rose water fragrance, this toner helps to cool, hydrate and rebalance your skin. In the past I’ve used a well known toner that made me skin feel so tight and dehydrated. This is so delicate but does the job! You can spritz over the face and neck, or for a deeper cleanse, apply to a cotton wool pad.Picture Credit_ Sienna X Official-2

The Facial Polish: This is the exfoliator within the range and I love it, the mineral volcanic pumice helps to remove congested areas as well as brightening and purifying your skin.

The Day Cream: This contains SPF30, an anti pollution formula as well as Marine Bamboo which is known for fighting the damaging effects of blue light and infra read type A.

The Miracle Mask: Another of my absolute favourites within the collection. This definitely has the right name! It contains 10% Manuka Honey and I can honestly say, my skin has never felt so hydrated and nourished! You can use this as a quick 10 minute treatment or leave a fine layer overnight and rinse off in the morning.

If you would like to find out more about the Sienna X Skincare Collection, feel free to get in touch, you can leave a comment below or pop over to my Facebook or Instagram page.

Love, Nina x