#EverydayTips πŸ”–πŸ“πŸŒ

#EverydayTips πŸ”–πŸ“πŸŒ

 

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I’m back again with a short post this Sunday, don’t want to keep you on this page for too long LOL.

I’ll be sharing a couple of tips I’ve discovered over these past couple of weeks. Also, for future reference, I’ll keep it updated whenever new ones come to mind.

Let’s get started..

  • Travel Pillow: most people use travel pillows, when traveling on holiday or long distances. I’ve found using a travel pillow whilst sleeping normally in bed is beneficial. It props your head up, allowing your airways to be clear making it easier to breathe. It also helps support neck issues or back pain, as one part is protected; making it easier for the rest of your body to function.
  • Powdered Spices:Β If you have a cold/temporary flu or have respiratory issues such as rhinitis or with your sinuses. It can help relieve the symptoms by encouraging you to sneeze, when your nose comes into contact with it. Obviously, you’re not going to sneeze into the food, because that would be unhygienic. Take yourself aside when you feel the urge coming on and restore your senses.
  • Exercise/Quiet Time:Β you don’t need to be a fitness fanatic or crazy about sports/going gym, but taking time out of your day just to stretch or focus on your body can make you feel better. You’re paying attention to what your body’s wants and needs are, so therefore you can develop a better relationship with it. You become aware when it’s time to relax and just let yourself be.
  • Activities:Β Everyone has their own activities they like doing, whether it’s doing make up, playing football, cooking or playing music. Or even praying/meditating. When you enjoy doing your specific activity, you tend to forget about everything else and immerse yourself in that one thing. It makes you feel good and so it should! It makes you present in the moment. Also, if it involves other people, the better.

Thank you for reading this post and feel free to leave a comment πŸ™‚

Chanda D

 

 

Gallery

Sunshine vs. Sunset.. How The Two Met πŸŒžπŸ‚πŸ

When you see the sun in the morning, it’s good to take advantage of the weather, to capture photographs. This is because the strong lighting coming from sky, helps boost the quality of the image.

It’s also a relaxing activity to do, as your mind is focussed, whilst soaking in the rays. Two-in-one πŸ˜…πŸ˜‰

I took some photographs earlier and here are my favourite ones:

Take one
Take 2
Take 3
Take 4

I hope you enjoyed viewing them πŸ™‚
Chanda D

The Calm Before The Storm πŸŒ²πŸ‚πŸ

The Calm Before The Storm πŸŒ²πŸ‚πŸ

The Fallen Orange

What about if there is no storm? It’s Autumn, the leaves have fallen.

The trees have time to rest before it’s time to grow again.

I previously wrote about changes, now it’s further on in the year.. close to Christmas.

The calm could just be a resting period for you to find your peace.

A realisation there is you without everything you do or own.

A restoration place for you to relax and appreciate life for what it is.

A packed out schedule doesn’t always equal a fulfilling one.

Sometimes take time out and see how things are run.

Sitting at home doing nothing is still an activity to a thinking one.

Chanda D

 

 

Three In A Different LightπŸ’‘πŸΉπŸ“πŸ•―

Three In A Different LightπŸ’‘πŸΉπŸ“πŸ•―

Photography is one of the only activities that stills the mind. I think that’s because you get into the zone trying to capture the best shot you can. It takes focus and precision, especially when concentrating on  the main subject. 

First three attempts at object photography:




Taken and edited by me

Chanda D 

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#SkincareRoutine: The Charcoal Facial TestπŸ’πŸΎπŸ’…πŸΎπŸ€³πŸΎ

#SkincareRoutine: The Charcoal Facial TestπŸ’πŸΎπŸ’…πŸΎπŸ€³πŸΎ


Hello,

Welcome, I’ll be talking about my experience with Beauty Formulas’ Activated detox cleanser and facial scrub.

I’ve been hearing about charcoal based products for a while now. It’s been advertised on various outlets, so I decided to satisfy my curiosity. I researched checking out other blogs/platforms and saw it had mainly recieved positive reviews, so this encouraged me to see what all the hype was about.

Likewise, you go into stores like PAKS, Superdrug or Boots and it’s hard not to resist wanting to browse and see what they have to offer. Unless you know what you want, then you’ll be in and out to do your business and go home.

Here are some qualities activated charcoal has:

  • all-natural ingredient (comes from planet Earth, it’s not a man made substance)
  • anti-bacterial/fungal properties (gets rid of unwanted/excess dirt)
  • unclogs pores (no blackheads and one layer finish)
  • deals with oily skin (it maintains a balance and doesn’t leave you looking dry)
  • smooth exfoliator (you can feel the particles working against your skin, massage it in gently)

Activated Charcoal Qualities

It is recommended to prepare and complete all skincare routines:

Step 1: starting with a slightly wet surface (preferably damp)

Step 2: applying the product to your face

Step 3: using the necessary toner, followed by your selected lotions/creams/serums etc.

Overall, I concluded the facial scrub was better than the detox cleanser. The three reasons for this statement are:


Firstly, the texture is thicker, so it resembles massaging cream in your face. You can work with that type of motion, using your hands. You’ll find the detox cleanser slips through your fingers.

Secondly, it makes your skin feeling cleaner and appear more radiant. If you use a toner, you’ll realise there is hardly any residue on the cotton wool pad. Rather, the detox cleanser is more of just one quick wash. In contrast, the toner, in this circumstance, will work to complete the jobs the cleanser didn’t do.

Now on to my last point, it’s less messier to use. Therefore, you’ll need a smaller amount and it will save you time (especially in the morning if you’ve got a busy work schedule) and money. Whereas, the detox cleanser will have you using more, so you’ll be expected to go back and keep on purchasing to make up for the losses.

The Beauty Formula range is priced from Β£1.99 – Β£3.00 in established retailers.

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Thank you for your time πŸ™‚

Chanda D