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Self Care Sunday | The Beauty Edit

Cows on top of a coastal hill. White text reading #selfcaresunday, the beauty edit.

 

At Wanderlust Life HQ we’re all about self-care and living our best lives. Especially during the cooler months when hibernation mode sets in…
 
You’ll usually find us getting outdoors for an autumnal stroll along the coast, on the sofa indulging in a good read with some chocolate (of course) or unwinding in the tub with a glass of vino. Sundays never felt so good.
Building a healthy relationship with self and taking more time for you, boosts mood, eases stress and creates happiness. What better excuse do you need to spend more time with me, myself & I?
   
We love to start the day with a good skincare routine. Taking the time to pamper ups the feel-good factor and it shows.
As the seasons change and the temperatures cool, our skin longs for a little more TLC to combat the harsher elements of winter. Get that rosy cheek glow with some top-tips from our Life Store beauty brands…

 

Botany blend, aceso organic face oil.

 Botany Blend

‘During the winter months it’s so important to protect our skin from harsh weather conditions and the dry air from central heating. All facial oils in the Botanyblend range have protective properties and skin feeding ingredients. Our range is suited to all skin types. It includes Vega, suited to mature and dry skin types, Meru for people with combination skin or problematic hormonal skin and Aceso for people with more sensitive skin or skin which is reactive to essential oils.
 
It can be difficult in the winter to see much more than dullness and grey which can be depressing, but if you are really in the moment you soon start to notice the beauty in all the seasons. At Botanyblend are avid believers in the benefits of mindfulness which we practise daily. In the winter months we spend time walking in the nature practising sensory mindfulness taking in the sounds, scents and colours of the changing seasons, using the senses to help us be in the moment.’

 

West Apothecary down to Earth natural soap. Black bar of soap on slate background next to a sprig of Rosemary.

 

West Apothecary

‘We are living in a current time where most people are focusing on how to live more sustainably, connecting with more natural ways of being and consciously feeding ourselves with the good stuff. Our skin, just like the seasons goes through several changeable phases and there are many wholesome ways to maintain ourselves through the colder months ahead. 

If you reside by the coast you may have seen clusters of orange around you, Sea Buckthorn trees are again in season and found on coastlines across the UK. This ancient tree produces glossy orange berries that harness Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 and also include UV protection benefits! We add organic and cold pressed Sea Buckthorn Oil into our Down to Earth Natural Soap which leaves your skin feeling purified, nourished and fed.

Native to the UK, the vibrant red berry Rosehip is loaded with Vitamin C, soothes inflammation and most skin irritations. Rose Hips also improve circulation that include warming benefits, the oil in particular injects plenty of hydration through times when our skin needs that extra nourishment 

All of these wonderful plants and natural remedies for the skin are in season, it makes perfect sense to synergise ourselves with the seasons to live more sustainably and consciously.’ - Harriet, Herbalist and Founder of West Apothecary

 

Amethyst fine cord necklace, Labradorite talisman necklace, Rose Quartz bracelet.

 

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Palo Santo

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Coco Chocolatier

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BLOOM Candle - Hobo

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DO Books - Breathe

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Journal - The School of Life

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Phone Detox - The School of Life

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