I’ve always been an advocate for reusing, recycling and repurposing stuff, so when I came across the idea of using coffee grounds in face and body scrubs I was really keen to try it out.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you may be wanting some ideas for thoughtful, handmade gifts. I’ve got the perfect answer. I fell in love with making these pom-pom garlands a few months back and I think they’re great for all sorts of occasions.
Craft, tea and feminism? What a great combination!
There’s nothing better than finishing Uni work for the evening and making time for a little relaxation before turning the lights off! Making time to plan for tomorrow, moisturise and have a catch up on social media makes me feel organised and ready to take on the next day, however I sometimes lack the motivation or energy to do any of these things. That’s until I thought up this cute idea…
I recently acquired quite a few pairs of Boux Avenue ‘PJs in a Bag’ (Thanks Aaron!) – gorgeous brushed cotton PJs that come in a matching button up pouch! I thought I would use the bag to make a little ‘Bedtime in a Bag’ pack.
You could make this as everyday or as luxury as you like. The one I have made for now is mainly my essentials. I included my planner/journal, some beauty essentials like facewipes, foot/hand cream along with any medication I need to take. By adding a candle or a face mask you could save this little hamper for a Sunday night treat or even come up with your own idea – I think a hangover pack could be brilliant!
Wearing matching PJs to your ‘Bedtime in a Bag’ makes it feel like your own girly sleepover. You obviously don’t have to use the Boux Avenue PJs (they aren’t cheap and this isn’t a sponsored post by the way!) – you could use a makeup bag or even make your own out of some awesome patterned fabric and a few buttons! I feel this could actually be a great sleepover idea but I am 20 and live with 4 of my best friends anyway so its a PJ party all day everyday!
I tend to stay away from the topic of mental health bar the few post shares on facebook and the odd post because I get anxious (ironically) that it will upset my family or give people the wrong impression of me! However, if I can share a few tips and tricks here and there and keep the conversation going about mental health I feel like I’m ‘doing my bit’ as it were. I find reading other people’s tips and tricks really useful so it’s only fair that I share my own.
Basically my Pick Me Up Box is just box that I filled with treats and ‘pick me ups’ for days when I’m not feeling too great! You simply just grab any box (shoe boxes work fab for this) and fill it with whatever makes you feel great! I was lucky enough to attend the HBAlporto Hull Bloggers Summer Meet this year so I had a lot of samples and products lying around however anyone could still fill a box with things they love and consider a treat – it does not have to be expensive!
Hope this little tip helped some of you! What would you put in your box? Have you got any tips for quick pick me ups on bad days?
Step 2: Open the mascara, keep the brush part and chuck the other bit!
Tip: you can also use this for filling in your eyebrows lightly – dip the brush into some eyeshadow (v. lightly) and comb the product into the hairs!
This process took me a matter of minutes and it didn’t cost me anything – (apart from for the mascara obviously)
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