Why Your Self Care Matters Now More Than Ever

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Self care is something we often forget to make a priority at the best of times, but now more than ever I really think it matters. With the recent Coronavirus situation changing many of our lives, I wanted to share some tips with you on how you can incorporate a little self care into your life.

Start Something New…

Do you have a hobby? If not, maybe now is the perfect time to start. What do you like doing? What helps relax your mind and just escape for a while? Up to now, I’d never really had a hobby, I’m a bit of a workaholic, so planning work things, even on my days off didn’t really feel like work because I enjoyed it. But I came to realise, I needed something more; so at I’ve taken this opportunity to try my hand at learning modern calligraphy.

Create an Evening Routine…

First of all, I light my favourite scented candle, this for me is always from the Gatcombe Candle Co. range. These candles are by far, the best I’ve ever had. The stunning scents are out of this world and really help me to relax. I loved them so much, I became a stockist!

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When it comes to my skincare, I’ve been using products that are infused with essential oils such as The Cleansing Balm and The Facial Oil from Sienna X. Not only do these products feel amazing on my skin, they also help to relax my senses too. My final step for my facial is using The Miracle Mask, I  lay on my bed allowing the mask to do its magic, close my eyes and listen to relaxing music while the beautiful scent of Tigerlilly Blossom fills my room.

Calm Your Mind…

If you are like me and struggle to switch off before bed, maybe try an audio book or podcast. There are lots of different categories to choose from, so something for everyone. This just helps to quieten my thoughts and relax, allowing me to get a better nights sleep.

I hope you’ve found this useful, if you have any tips, feel free to share them with me in a comment below. In the meantime, stay safe.

Love,

Nina x

How To Glow Your Way Through Winter

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Through the cold winter months, there is no better feeling than coming home, taking off my makeup, getting into my comfy clothes and lighting my favourite candle. I’ve always loved candles, but was often left disappointed when they didn’t burn evenly, only smelt when they weren’t lit or were left looking ugly as the black soot began to form around the top of the jar.

But as soon as I discovered the stunning range of Gatcombe Candle Co, I instantly fell in love! Nicky’s based in Shropshire and creates beautiful scented candles and wax melts which look stunning in any home.

Just like her candles, Nicky is so warm and inviting and handcrafts all of her candles and wax melts using 100% soy wax. I’ve finally discovered a candle that looks beautiful, smells out of this world and actually throws its scent as it burns.

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I never stock anything I don’t love so I’m delighted that I can now spread the candle and wax melt love, as I’ve officially become a stockist for the Gatcombe Candle Co.

For me, a beautiful smelling home, makes me feel calm and happy. It helps relax my mind after a busy day. It may sound strange, but I also really like what a candle represents… As children, we were taught to always make a wish before we blew them out on a birthday cake. We often light a candle to calm our minds or to have a little soak in the bath after a long day or to reflect on loved ones who are no longer with us.

So, if you are like me and love a beautiful smelling candle or wax melt and would like more information on the scents available, please feel free to get in touch. Whether you are looking for a beautiful gift or simply want to treat yourself.

The wax melts contain six cubes which you can expect to get approximately 70 hours from the pack. The candles are available in a large tins which have an approximate burn time of 30 hours and the small tin is approximately 20 hours.

Love,

Nina x