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Why Sleep is a Beauty Must

Monday, March 22, 2021

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There are so many different beauty products and makeup items for people today, from lipstick to eyeliner. You can also find beautiful accessories to provide the finishing touch to your outfits. However, none of this is going to matter if you do not get sufficient sleep when you go to bed every evening. A lot of people underestimate just how critical sleep is when it comes to their overall health. Sleep gives you the ability to hit the refresh button so that you are ready to tackle the day ahead. Sleep is also important for keeping your stress levels low and ensuring that your skin looks young and radiant. However, there are many people all around the world who struggle to get the sleep they require. With that being said, we are going to delve more into the importance of sleep in this blog post, as well as providing you with some useful tips on how you can make sure you get your beauty sleep.


Why sleep is important - They don’t call it beauty sleep for no reason!


The importance of getting the required amount of sleep every evening cannot be overlooked. Sleep is important because it is your body’s team to heal and repair. If you do not get a good night of sleep, you can wake up the following morning feeling stressed and irritable. This is no way to start the day! You want to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready to tackle a new day ahead. A good night of sleep will make sure this is the case.


Sleep is also critical in terms of keeping your stress levels low. The impact of stress is well documented. Stress is related to a wide number of different health issues. Not only this, but stress can cause havoc when it comes to your skin and the overall condition of it! If you do not get enough sleep, you can wake up in the morning with bags under your eyes, and you’re more likely to get lines and wrinkles, which can make you look older than you are. This shows why sleep is imperative when it comes to making sure that you look and feel your very best.


A lack of sleep has also been linked to a number of different skin conditions, including acne. The reason why a lack of sleep can cause acne is that if you do not get enough hours of rest, this results in stress in the body, which can cause a spike in cortisol. This then results in inflammation as well as an increase in sebum production, which clogs pores and causes breakouts. The good news is that there are acne creams that can help with this if you’re someone who battles against skin breakouts on a regular basis. However, finding a way to ensure you get a good night’s sleep every night can also make a massive difference. 


Why is it so hard to get a good night’s sleep?


Now that we have touched upon the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, you may wonder why it is so difficult to achieve this, to begin with! Surely, we should all be able to doze off in the evening, especially if we are tired. The trouble is that it can be a bit of a vicious cycle!


There are plenty of reasons why people struggle to sleep, including the brain being too active because we’re too busy worrying about the following day. When we get into bed, we often start thinking about all of our troubles and worries, and this ends up keeping us awake throughout the night. 


It becomes a bit of a vicious cycle, as once you miss one night’s worth of good rest, you can find it more difficult to sleep again the following evening. This is because you have broken out of your body clock, which means your body struggles to realise when it should be awake and when it should be asleep. In addition to this, you may find yourself napping the following day because you did not sleep much the night before, and then this can make it difficult for you to fall asleep again the following evening. All hope is not lost, though, as we will discuss…


Getting a good night’s sleep


While there is no magical cure that can ensure you get to sleep every evening, there are a number of different things that you can do to increase your chance’s of having a restful and restorative night’s sleep, so we will take a look at these in further detail to give you a better understanding. 


The first thing that we recommend doing is trying to go to sleep at the same time every evening and wake up at the same time every morning. Yes, this means on weekends too! This is important because your body will get into a routine, and so you will get used to arising at a certain time and sleeping at a certain time. This should make it easier for you to dose off during the evening.


In addition to this, it is important to make sure that your bedroom is soft and comforting. If your bedroom is painted a bright shade of red all over, you will struggle to get to sleep in the evening because this colour is stimulating, rather than being relaxing. Instead, it makes sense to go for a neutral and soothing colour palette. A light shade of blue, for example, would work really well in a bedroom. You should also make sure that you have lots of soft furnishing so that the room is as comfortable as possible. You may want to think about investing in some serene and tranquil pieces of wall art to provide the perfect finishing touch.


Of course, investing in a good mattress is also important when it comes to creating the best environment for you to get to sleep in the evening. The difficult thing about buying a mattress is that there is no right or wrong. We all have different levels of comfort. Some people prefer a firm mattress, others prefer a soft one, and so it is all about understanding what you are going to find most comfortable. Needless to say, it also makes sense to read reviews that have been left by people who have purchased the mattress in question already so that you can see what they have had to say.


Finally, make sure you avoid drinking drinks with caffeine late in the day, as this can stimulate the body and mind, keeping you awake during the evening. You should also try to avoid exercising or eating your dinner within a few hours of going to bed. Again, this will make it more difficult for you to get to sleep. We would also recommend that you do not use your phone while you’re in bed, as the light from your mobile can keep you awake for longer.


So there you have it: an insight into the importance of sleep when it comes to your beauty regime. When they call it beauty sleep, they truly mean it! If you are someone who finds it difficult to get the sleep that is required every evening, try out the different tips and ideas that have been mentioned above to see if they make a difference when it comes to your ability to drift off to sleep and enjoy an uninterrupted night of rest.



                                  Becca xo
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Indulge Yourself: Here's How To Do It

Sunday, February 28, 2021

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When you spend all day long battling traffic in your commute to work, or you've been stuck in meetings all day, you are going to feel the stress of the day on your shoulders. It's not always easy or practical to plan a weekend spa or go on a vacation, but that doesn't mean that you can't be a little indulgent to destress from time to time. Understanding exactly how you can indulge yourself a little more in your day to day life is going to make a big difference to those stress levels of yours.


The thing is, not everyone has the luxury of spending the money or time on long vacations or splurging on the latest designer gear. In fact, most people only have the luxury of those small indulgences, from skincare products on this website to a soak in the tub from time to time. These little things can make all the difference to the way in which you live, and so we have some of the most exciting ways that you can indulge yourself for a change! Let's take a look:

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1. Exercise. Sure, after a long day, the last thing that you want to do is workout and stress your body more. In fact, you're more than likely more interested in flopping down onto the sofa and relaxing. However, exercise can make a huge difference to the way that you feel physically and mentally. Skipping your usual workout and trying something new could make a big difference. If you love being outside, go for a jog. If you love to meditate, try out some hot yoga or intensive pilates. Exercise can be very indulgent when you're trying to feel better on the inside and indulge yourself in endorphins and happy hormones.


2. Laugh! It sounds so simple, but laughing at something funny is going to give you such stress relief. Book tickets to see a comedy show or watch a DVD of your favourite stand-up comedian. Whatever it is that makes you laugh, switch it on the box and enjoy every moment! Giggling allows hormones of happiness to flood your body - so why not give that a go to make yourself happy?


3. Dance It Out. Switch on your favourite music, get up and move. You don't have to be anything but yourself here, and people won't be watching you. Dance the way that you want to dance and be wild with it. Let your brain release a little dopamine and let the melody stir you. There's no wrong tune, here. You can enjoy the music exactly you want and feel fantastic as a result.


4. Create A Safe Area. From the squashy chairs to your favourite books, create an area that allows you to sit back and just be in the silence. This can make a huge difference to the way your body and brain feels. Taking yourself into a space that gives you a chance to relax and destress will allow you to feel calm and happier as a result.



Becca xoxo
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Is It Time to Refresh Your Wardrobe?

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Sometimes, a change can be good and when it comes to your clothing, not everyone is into fast fashion and buying in new clothes every month or so. However, it’s always good to keep your wardrobe updated with clothing that you enjoy wearing With that being said, is it time to refresh your wardrobe? Here are some signs that you might need to!


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You Find It Hard To Dress In The Morning

It can be hard sometimes to figure out what you want to wear at the start of the day and often it’s better to get your clothes ready for the next day out so that you don’t have to think about it. However, if you find yourself standing in front of the wardrobe and having no idea what you want to wear, then this is a clear indication that you probably don’t have enough clothes or the clothes that you do have aren’t bringing you much inspiration in what you want to wear.


When you’re frustrated with endlessly trawling through your wardrobe or you’re constantly telling others you have so many clothes but nothing to wear, then it’s time for a refresh. Sometimes we can outgrow what we have just by how long you’ve owned the clothing. For some pieces, you may have them for years and they’re a beloved item but for others, you may own for a few years and then want to get rid.



Clothing No Longer Fits You

When it comes to clothing, you want it to be comfortable as well as being stylish. And with that being said, if the clothing doesn’t fit you, whether it’s too big or too small, then it’s time to give it away, sell it on or chuck it out. When clothing no longer fits you, it can affect your love of the clothing and how you feel when you look in the mirror. Something that’s ill-fitted would certainly not look as impressive as something that’s suited to your shape and size.

Consider what’s not fitting properly and get rid of them for some new pieces.



The Style Is Outdated 

This website and many others have plenty of up to date trends and styles when it comes to clothing. And whether you follow trends or not, some styles can be a little outdated. The thing with fashion is that it tends to repeat itself and so what was outdated might come back in a decade or so. However, unless you want to leave it in your wardrobe, taking up space, it might be best to get rid and buy an updated version when it comes back around.



You Don’t Get Excited By Your Clothes Anymore

Regardless of whether you enjoy fashion or not, there’s nothing quite like putting an outfit on and feeling good in yourself. If you don’t get excited anymore by your clothing, then that’s probably an indication that something new is needed.

Use these tips to refresh your wardrobe and to fall in love with your clothes again.

 Becca xoxo
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Step into Christmas with Boots

Thursday, December 17, 2020

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Today I'm bringing you guys a post, which I am SO excited about. Every year at Christmas one of the first retailers I go to is Boots. Why do I go to Boots? I go to Boots because they absolutely nail it when it comes to Christmas gifting. Whether you are shopping for your other half, best friend or family member you will always find a good option on there 3 for 2 offer! Boots have gifts to suit all budgets from as little as £5 so if you are cutting back this year, hopefully, you will still be able to find a gift to suit your needs at Boots! 

So I have put together my Christmas gift guide for gifts for her, gifts for him and of course a treat for yourself (because that's what Christmas is for right?!) 

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