Primark Review | 10 Magic Hair Clips | Kylie Jenner Hair Clip Dupes! ✨⭐

Pick up a pack of 10 magic hair clips at primark for only £2, Kylie cosmetics sells nearly the exact same ones at £8.50. They do the exact same thing! You can use your magic hair clips to keep your hair out your face will doing your skincare routine or applying makeup. The best thing about these cute little clips is that they do not leave a mark or crease in your hair. So I guess the “magic” part just means it does not crease your hair which is perfect for us fashionistas who want the perfect look.

So cute 🐱

While washing your face or any other way you want hair out of your face these little clips are so worth it, They are 100 percent a dupe of kylie cosmetics clips. I found these so easy to use and they did not get stuck in my hair like some other clips do. A fantastic little bargain from primark haircare!

What do you think of these handy little clips, do you use them in your haircare routine ?

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PMS ( premenstrual syndrome ) is the name that is given to the symptoms that woman can experience in the week before their period. Pre-menstrual meaning before Menstruation! For the majority of woman out there PMS can be mild, if you ahve severe PMS this has a name called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) Although PMS is not the same for every woman, you can have different symptoms each month ranging in severity. It can also change as you get older, as a woman it is very important for you to listen to your body and know about your menstrual cycle and how everything works. PMS symptoms tend to end 24 hours after your menstruation begins.

PMS falls into different signs, emotional signs, physical signs or behavioral signs! Lets have a look at each of the signs and talk our way through them in the post.

Physical signs can be, Hunger and getting cravings for treats out of the blue! Cramps, yes those little cramps in your tummy that let you know your bleed is coming soon. Tender/Swollen breast, a mini boob job by mother nature! Your breast can be sore to touch and tender or some woman can go up one or two cup sizes. Muscle aches and a bloated tummy. Physical signs are different for each woman and very from month to month.

Emotional signs can be, Depression can arise suddenly during PMS and can be over very simple things in life. Mood swings and crying very easily at sad songs and movies…angry outbursts which you will need to sorry about later! You can feel tension in your body again the severity can be mild to extreme for each woman out there.

Behavioral signs can be, Forgetfulness and loss of mental focus… yes having your period on the way can make you forget keys and silly little things. Of course you will be more tired than usual while you have PMS but you might find it harder to sleep.

How to help and reduce PMS symptoms

Getting more exercise, such as going swimming or a nice walk

More sleep at night, such as 7 to 8 hours

More calcium and Vitamin D are a big help, numerous studies confirm this

Taking up yoga or a relaxing hobby to ease tension in your body

The shocking history of PMS being acknowledged

Did you know that PMS was only fully acknowledged in the 80s! How shocking, beforehand it had been seen as an imaginary illness, woman who were reporting symptoms were told it was all in their heads! I could not believe what I was reading on wikipedia, check it out below…

According to sociologist Carol Tavris, Western women are socially conditioned to expect PMS or to at least know of its existence, and they, therefore, report their symptoms accordingly.[23] The anthropologist Emily Martin argues that PMS is a cultural phenomenon that continues to grow in a positive feedback loop, and thus is a social construction that contributes to learned helplessness or convenient excuse.[citation needed] Tavris says that PMS is blamed as an explanation for rage or sadness.[Wikipedia –

Carol Tavris, yes a woman ! Thinks that PMS is not real and we are all just making it up for fun… lol. That is probably the first time I have ever written lol in a post… but excuse me.. are you kidding me? So many woman in our past were silenced and it was not so long ago. Women used rags as makeshift pads, leading to the term “on the rag” becoming slang for menstruation, woman suffered. We live in a better time now, period products are given out for free in schools, colleges and universities nowadays and when you hear about what woman went through in the past it really makes you think how lucky we are now. Did you know that poverty stricken woman had periods that were irregular due to being malnourished. Sad thing is even though some countries have moved passed this old fashion view, there are some countries were girls are made to isolate due to being ” unclean ” or ” cursed “. Some girls out there have no access to period products or pain relief in 2022. Luckily there are great charities and organisations that are fighting to change this.

Some girls/woman in 2022 use grass, rags and paper…. A law has taken effect in Scotland to ensure period products are available free of charge to anyone who needs them. The Scottish government said it became the first in the world to legally protect the right to access free period products when its Period Products Act came into force. We need this law worldwide.

If you have been inspired by this post please visit the websites below to see how you can donate money or period products to those in need or get involved in fundraising. there are so many wonderful organisations out there making change.

http://redboxproject.org/get-involved/periodrevolution/

https://www.bloodygoodperiod.com/

http://thehomelessperiod.com/

Self care for less stress and anxiety | Advice and Ideas! ✨🤕✨🙉

Any activity that makes you feel more relaxed can lift your mood and help you to de-stress. A self-care routine can be very uplifting. Do you have a self care routine that you do on a regular basis ?

A self care routine can help reduce your stress levels and improve your life & happiness. So lets get cracking with some cool ideas to get you started off.

You can do self care everyday or you can have a whole day dedicated to self care, such as self care sundays! In todays world we work ourself`s into the ground to impress our bosses, its important to take time for YOURSELF.

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Some ideas to add to your self-care routine could be :

Putting off your phone for a few hours at the weekend.

Have a sleep in once a week.

Have a movie night all to yourself and eat a takeaway.

Have a family dinner night once a week.

Take a bubble bath and put on some lovely music in the background.

Find a new coffee shop!

Go for a massage.

Write a list of everything you have accomplished in life

If you don`t want to do self-care alone you can do it with your friends by hosting a self care party , click here to find some ideas and inspiration.

All natural DIY green beauty serums for bigger beautiful eyelashes 🌱✨👀

Sick of putting chemicals and fake lashes on ? Well this post is for you… learn about what you can apply to your eyelashes to help them grow. All 100 percent natural  Green beauty all the way !!!! 
organic eyelash frowth
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Castor oil and olive oil work wonders together, use a mascara wand to apply this every morning for stronger thicker lashes 

Jojoba oil Contains, Vitamin E, Vitamin B complex, silicon, chromium, copper and zinc. It also contains beneficial fatty acids that moisturize and keep lashes soft and nourished. Simply apply with a mascara wand daily.

Eating more fruits and vegetables can also enhance eyelash growth. It’s true if you eat better you look bette So start improving your diet !

Vitamin C protects eyelashes from infections that would inhibit hair growth.  It also hydrates lashes, accelerates healing, repairs follicle damage, lessens inflammation, and lowers the risk of eyelash breakage.

Good sources of vitamin C include citrus fruit, cranberries, strawberries, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, pineapples, tomatoes and kale.

Coconut oil is packed full of fatty acids and nutrition, apply virgin coconut oil to your lashes to prevent eyelash loss. It is also good for killing bacteria on the eyelashes and any dryness around your eyes.

You can also mix up Jojoba with Olive oil, or Coconut with Castor to create new blends, you can buy packs of cheap mascara wands on eBay and also little containers to keep your serum in 

✨🌱ENJOY YOUR GREEN BEAUTY EYELASH GROWTH JOURNEY 🌱✨

Indian Head Massage | History and origins

The goal of an indian head massage is to release tension in the muscles and joints in the head, face, neck and shoulders.Usually done with the aid of oils. It is a calming and relaxing experience that can have many other benefits which we will go through in detail in this post.
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The origins of the indian head massage come from the himalayan region, it was an ayurveda treatment, a form of medicine. Practised in india for almost 1000 years! It was very popular with indian woman as they thought it can help the hair grow and maintain good hair health. Indian head massage was first introduced in the uk by  Dr, Narendra Mehtain the1970`s! Nowadays the treatment is popular among western cultures.

Indian head massage has evolved over many years and in the west can be found as a treatment in many beauty salons, experts say it can help you emotionally and with physical problems. Different oils can be used and your therapist should discuss this beforehand with you, incase you have any allergies etc.

Benfefits

Helps to relieve anxiety and depression with relaxation

Gets rid of built up tension in the head and neck, relieving muscle stiffness in turn reducing migraines.

Promoting hair growth by bringing more oxygen to the hair follicles.

Better sleep by reducing stress through relaxation and also less muscle tension in head, neck and shoulders.

Warnings

You may have really sticky hair if an oil is applied, this can be hard to rinse out. If you havent had your scalp massaged before this can be an odd and firm feeling. if you think your therapist is pressing too hard tell her, everyone likes different firmness. A good therapist should ask you and communicate throughout. Some salons may not be very good and you can have a bad experience always go with reviews and word of mouth. Not every therapist is good at what they do. Lastly relax and enjoy and I hope you enjoy your indian head massage experience.

It covers 71 percent of our earth’s surface and 60 percent of the human body, making it a critical element to all of life. How much water do you drink daily ? 🌊

It covers 71 percent of our earth’s surface and 60 percent of the human body, making it a critical element to all of life. How much water do you drink daily ? Could you be suffering from dehydration but not know it ? Click here to read my article of dehydration.

We should drink 6 to 8 cups or glasses of fluid a day. Water, lower-fat milk and sugar-free drinks, including tea and coffee, all count. We also get 20 percent of water from the food we eat. For our bodies to function properly we need to replace our water. 8 cups of water a day seems a lot, but if you take into account other drinks and also fruits and vegies with water content then you would be only needing 5 cups or so. Read below to find out the benefits of drinking more water.

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What the colour of your urine is a clue to….

If it is very pale yellow to light yellow, you’re well hydrated. Darker yellow is a sign of dehydration. Brown or cola-colored urine it may be medical emergency/issue, and you should seek your GP and inform them.

  • Carrying nutrients and oxygen to your cells
  • Cures hangovers – Dehydration is one of the main causes of your hangover symptoms, so it makes sense to drink plenty water when you wake up to replace fluids and ease symptoms.
  • Flushing bacteria from your bladder –
  • Aiding digestion – water helps break down the food you eat, allowing its nutrients to be absorbed by your body.
  • Preventing constipation – Water helps your kidneys remove waste from your blood and keep the blood vessels that run to your kidneys open and filter them out, according to the National Kidney Foundation. It also can help with constipation.
  • Normalizing blood pressure
  • Cushioning joints
  • Protecting organs and tissues
  • Regulating body temperature
  • Maintaining electrolyte (sodium) balance

Therapeutic Journaling: Questions and topics to help you discover and reflect | self-care ✨✍️

If you haven`t read my first article on journaling for self-care I suggest you go there first by clicking here and exploring the ins and outs of what the benefits are. This post has prompts, topics and interesting questions to help you get started with a therapeutic journal. some questions can be very personal. I suggest keeping your journal in a safe place or even destroying what you write afterwards if it is very triggering for you.

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Here are some simple prompts to get you started :

Joy – what comes to mind when you hear the word joy ?

Career – Initial thoughts in your mind when you hear the word career?

Relationships – what do you value most in relationships ??

What important things have you learned from previous relationships ?

Do you see yourself in the same job in 5 years time ?

Does your job fulfill you ?

Describe yourself with the first 10 words that come to mind ?

Writing a triggering letter about a traumatic event :

You can use a simple piece of paper if you want to destroy the letter afterwards or use the journal if you want to keep it. Bearing in mind someone could find it if it`s in your journal. its totally up to you. By destroying the letter it can be a relief to help get rid of the feelings for some people it may be more upsetting, do what works for you.

Ideas for trigger letter can be : Writing a letter to a deceased relative, writing to your deceased pet. Writing to your ex, writing about an ex friendship. Writing about an incident that happened to you. Write it as if addressed to the person and then rip it up and flush it down the toilet if you feel the need too. Remember this journal is all about you and its up to you how you express your emotions, you can do what you like with your letters but just be careful of prying eyes.

More questions for self reflection :

While answering these questions you can fill up the whole page and elaborate your answers as much as you want the longer and fully you answer the question the better it is for self reflection.

What is important to me? Why is it important?

What does unconditional self-love look like and feel like to me?

What do I love most about myself right now?

Describe a challenge you overcame. How did this challenge make you stronger?

Describe a favorite teacher. How have they shaped your life in positive ways?

How do you want to be remembered?

What would you do with your time if money were no obstacle?

Who are the most important people in your life?

What do you wish you could change about yourself?

What cheers you up when you feel down?

Write a thank-you note (you don’t have to send it unless you want to) to someone who helped you reach a goal.

Is it hard or easy for you to accept compliments?

What do your finances look like in 5 years ?

What is the biggest thing you want to achieve in life and why ??

Journaling for self-care | Keep a self-care and reflection diary | How to get started ✍️📝📖

Creating a self-care journal can be such a personal journey that will help you clarify your thoughts and feelings like never before, it can reduce stress and help you solve your problems faster. Its creative and personal and only your eyes will see this journal. Its a little secret oasis, full of thoughts, pictures, drawings, fantasies, ideas and even a whole host of strange things! You can go back and pause and reflect on past expressions, use collages and coloured pens to express thoughts, problems or ideas. Just get it all out.

When you were younger you may have kept a diary, where you record your daily goings on and thoughts and feelings, journaling for self care can be like this too. The difference is with this way of journaling is to ask yourself questions and answer them, delving into your subconscious. You can write poetry, even write out pretend letters to people.. however nasty they may be. It can be a great release to just let it all out. Trust me I have tried it. I once toke 30 minuets to journal out a 3 page letter ( obv it was never sent ) and by god did it feel fantastic. You can write in your journal a few times per week about anything.. and then look back on it at a later date and laugh, smile or cry. You can destroy it so you dont want anyone reading it. Trust me I look back on that letter and laugh now but i was upset at the time. It makes you learn so much about yourself.

THINGS YOU WILL NEED TO GET STARTED

10 minuets free each week to write in ( or more depending on schedule )

A diary or notebook, preferably something that fits your personality

Ball point pens / Markers

Stickers or flowers for decoration

Coloured pencils

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To get started you can just begin writing about how your day went and then reread it and ask yourself questions, you will be surprised at your own answers, believe me !

You can also start by using prompts for topics and write answers to specific problems or thoughts you are having. For instance a good one is ” where do i see myself in 5 years time ” You can write a whole page on that topic and draw designs and add images. This will change as time goes on, but its a great reflection tool to go back to look at and make it more definitive.

Self care journaling can help, teenagers and adults with, stress, grief, big life transitions, depression and anxiety. It can make you more self aware about your ideals, your wants and needs and things can vastly improve your mental well-being.

I have compiled a post about prompts and questions you can use in your self-care journal if you are stuck for ideas, click here to see them. Remember its your journal and you can express yourself anyway you see fit inside it, that`s what makes it special.

Self care bath

Set aside some time out of your busy schedule to indulge in a self care bath! Turn off your phone or put on do not disturb and do not let anything interrupt you, the only reason you should have your phone on is if you are playing some soothing music on your phone. Make sure you put your phone away from the water and don`t use it in the tub ! Baths can be relaxing for your body and mind but we can`t add to it to make it even better. You can share a self care bath with a partner or go alone. Alternatively you can set one up for a friend or relative as a luxury experience.

You can create a playlist for your bath time on your youtube account and play it while you are in the tub so you don`t need to handle your phone. This can set the mood! Some people like to listen to podcasts while relaxing in a bath so that could be a good option aswell.

Here are some ideas for the playlist below:

First off you need a bath tray for all your treats, such as a cup of tea! Yes some people have tea in the bath… a glass of wine ( cheeky ) and also all your body wash, soap etc. Make sure everything is in reaching distance… don`t make the mistake of not having your dressing gown handy when you come out. Always have what your slipping into prepared the bathroom with a towel.

Add essential oils into the bath, such as lavender, this can release muscle tension and lift your mood ( it can make you sleepy too )

Do not put on love songs or sad music… this will only make you think of your exes or sad experiences, keep the mood uplifting…. do not listen to adele !!!

Add rose petals !! For a romantic vibe… Rose has a variety of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. If you have a rose water spray, Spray it to your skin and face 10 minuets before entering your bath.

Use your favourite bath bombs and play around with them, this can be really fun to watch them fizz away. Alternatively use bath salts like epsom salts. Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the associated health benefits. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function, and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins, and help ease migraine headaches.

Indulge in some snacks… such as a few chocolates.. or even a packet of crisps.

Use a loofah to scrub at your skin and get the dead cells off, epsom salt can be used for this and also body scrubs you can find online…coffee scrubs are brilliant too!

Let me know in the comment section if you found inspiration from this post, let us know what you do in your own self care bath?