Five Ways You Can Practice Self-Care Every Single Day + a #giveaway

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Lately there has been so much talk about self-care, and I for one am all about it. It’s so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick. Taking time to yourself is something all of us should do.  
Here are few ways I practice every day:

Learn to say no, and be okay with it.
Learning to say no is really hard, like super hard for most of us, many of us feel obligated to say yes when someone and we feel guilty saying now. Important part of self-care is saying no to others, and says yes to your self-care.   Most of us are very buys and stressed or overworked, so saying yes to all the things or offering a helping hand when you know your sleep will be jeopardized will lead to burnout, anxiety, and irritability. 

Take  me time.
Weather you have to schedule it (I'm not kidding) or you make a mental note to set time aside for yourself you have to take some me time. Most of generally don't miss appointments we make at doctors/lawyers/banks, so schedule that "me time" and tick to it.  Weather that  is spending time outside, going for a walk, going to yoga, doing a face mask or taking a long bath and reading – you will feel better and more relaxed. 

Focus on the positive.
Not every day is a great day, some are gonna suck but every single day before bed write down 3 things that went well today. They can be as simple as my hair looks great today to I rocked that meeting. Shifting your focus to be more positive made a world of difference for me, especially how I see things now. I write in my day timer, but a journal or even your iPhone notes will work. I set a reminder on my phone that every day at 10:45PM it dings reminding me to write down my good things for the day.

Get moving.
30 minutes a day of moving makes a world of difference (according to some study somewhere, but also from experience). So go to the gym, go for a walk, go to yoga,  whatever you do try to do something active every day. This will help you sleep better, and this is perfect time to distress and clear your mind.

Drink water.
I drink way too much coffee which only make my anxiety worse, which leads to less sleep and so on in a never ending circle. I started to keep track of how much water I drink and to be more mindful of drinking water (another phone reminder), I found that not only am I drinking way less coffee, I m more alert (and my skin looks great!)

Enter to win a self care goodie bag - filled with ton of items to get you started on your self care journey. Giveaway open to individuals with Canadian and United States addresses only. 

How do you practice self care? 

OOTD - The Amerri Rattan Bag

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

I love brands that have great stories of how they started, especially brands that give back. I love learning about amazing hand made products, especially the care and quality that goes into a hand made products. Recently I got an opportunity to work with . Amerii was founded by two best friends that also happened to have a passion for handbags. Inspired by the traditional Balinese rattan-style bag, they created their first-ever bag collection that was handcrafted in the heart of Bali where the designs first originated from. Today, Amerii sells thousands of quality handcrafted bags to fashion-forward women all over the world while giving back to local communities.

bag c/o
I love the Ata(star struck) bag. I got in medium and it’s the perfect size to hold everything I need when I am on the go. The bag is made well, and the interior fabric is so pretty. Styling the bag is easy, as it goes with so many look; it finishes any outfit to give you that summer effortless look.

Do you have a rattan bag? Which Amerii bag is your favorite?

#Review: Deogra Cordless Mini Hair Straightener USB Rechargeable Flat Iron

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

I was bored late one night and on Amazon for whatever reason when I came across this cordless rechargeable hair straightener. It was small and portable and looked really interesting, I figured I could take it to the lake with me and not have to worry because it should be able to charge in the car at the USB port. I ordered it and it came a couple days later I was super excited I charged it with the usb cord it came with and hooked it up to my computer. After awhile I need my computer so I grabbed a wall plug and charged it that way. I only used it once and then packed it to take to the lake. Well we get to the lake and we are going down to the states for a day trip so I want to touch up my hair and low and behold it didn't work. It wouldn't turn on and I tried plugging it in during the drive down and it wouldn't hold a charge and I couldn't use it. I would say don't waste your money on it. I was so excited and it was such a let down. I am going to give it one more shot and if it doesn't work I will be returning it. Stay tuned for an update.

Have you found a cordless straightener you would recommend?

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Buying A Vintage Denim Jacket

Denim jackets have been a classic part of wardrobes for many years, but they have only recently come back into fashion. With many celebrities starting to wear them, people are looking to get one for themselves. By finding the perfect vintage denim jacket, you will be able to differentiate yourself from the masses. If you don’t have prior experience with buying and wearing them, it can be intimidating when trying to find the one that is suitable for you. In the following paragraphs, you will discover how best to integrate one into your current wardrobe. 

What Choices Are There When It Comes To Vintage Denim Jackets?
The first thing you must decide when looking at vintage denim jackets is the colour. While the classic look is blue jean, there are many colour choices available to you, each with their own benefits. The most commonly seen colour is blue jean, and it is the colour that can be used with the widest range of clothes. It is a neutral colour, and therefore will be a staple in your wardrobe if you only wish to own a single denim jacket. 

The next most common colour for this type of clothing is white jean. Most coloured jeans are commonly worn by women. The next most important thing to choose is the wash. The most versatile and conservative of washes is medium to dark. Dark washes look much better in most circumstances. They portray a clean cut and put together appearance. This allows you to pair the jacket with many different options of casual yet chic clothes. Light washes are more casual. 

Finally, medium washes are the in between. They are used by people who like neither the dark nor the light colour washes. Identify what type of look you want the jacket to be. Most vintage denim jackets for men end down by the hip. Some men do wear longer cuts, but this can often make the jacket look oversized while the shorter jackets make it look shrunken. There are a number of add-ons that vintage denim jackets have, such as metal studs and distressed denim. It all comes down to personal choice.

What about the Big Brand Names?
Many of the big brands that were around 60+ years ago are still behemoths of the denim jacket industry today. Companies such as
Wrangler, Levi and Lee are very popular amongst vintage clothes hunters. Wrangler denim jackets were first made in the 1940s and came in lined versions and youth sizes. Their first and second versions are very sought after today. The first version was preferred by cowboys due to their ultra-modern design at the time. A Levi vintage denim jacket is the most commonly sought after. There’s any easy system that you can use to determine which time period your Levi vintage jacket is from. If it has hand warmer pockets then it was made between the mid-1980s and present times.  If there are no hand warmer pockets but it has a small, red e tab on it, then it dates from 1971 up to the mid-1980s. To define the exact period, there are subtle differences in the stitching down by the bottom most buttonholes. If the jacket has double row stitching beside the buttonhole, and also possesses just two chest pockets it is still from the previous period. Single row stitching with no e tab and no hand warmer pockets means that the jacket is most likely from mid 1960s to 1971. If you find a jacket with a large red e tab then you have one from the 1950s up until 1971 and are called the third edition. Also with a big e, the second edition jackets have vertical pleats down by the buttons and have two exterior chest pockets. Finally, the first edition jackets which were made before the 1940s has a lot number 506XX, possesses a single breast pocket on the left side with no pocket flap.

Have you purchased a vintage denim jackets?

Elfus Yoga Wear - My 30 day Yoga Challenge Must Haves

Friday, August 9, 2019

Getting back into a routine after holidays is possibly the worst – having to get up early to exercise, especially if you work regular office hours, is difficult. However, it is amazing how much energy and motivation working out in the morning can give you, especially yoga.

Yoga is a stress reliever; it will boost your energy, improve your mood and can even help your mental health and make you feel productive and motivated. What better way to get back into swing but with a few new workout outfits. I recently discovered Elfus Yoga products, they make quality, comfortable and stylish yoga wear for us that like to wear cute an comfortable clothes around the house, specialty maternity yoga pants and a huge range of other products for everyone who wants to make most of their practice.

I always feel much better about getting back to yoga in a new outfit. This September we are starting a 30 day yoga challenge (that calls for like 5 new outfits at least, right?).
If you are doing a lot of yoga I recommend investing into a good yoga mat, couple of yoga towels, water bottle that keeps your water cold for hours, a head band and 2-3 outfits you can rotate though.

Here are few products I love, and have been a must for my yoga practice:

Comfortable, no ride up/stay in place high rise shorts.
I love these shorts because they are perfect for anyone doing hot yoga and for those hot summer days if you are practicing outside.
Click here to shop the Elfus high-waisted yoga shorts.

A good sports bra.
I like the simple and elegant design of this bra, ad the fact that I can do all the yoga in it and feel supported and comfortable.
Click here to shop this Elfus sports bra.

A light weight capri yoga pants.
I personally prefer a capri length over full length especially for hot yoga, mostly because the studio gets so hot.
Click here to shop Elfus capri yoga pants.

You can shop the entire maternity yoga pants collection by clicking here.
Check out the entire Elfus yoga collection by clicking here. and today you can get  15% off all  Elfus yoga products, use a code NOMEROVIC at checkout.  

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OOTD - The Perfect Snake Print Romper from Addition Elle

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

I love me a good romper and this one from Addition Elle is a dream. It fits perfectly (I'm 5"9" and size 14), most rompers don't fit quite right or are too short/tight.

romper c/o Addition Elle

#bookofthemonth : The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

I picked this book up to read while on holidays. It was an easy and charming read. I thought it wonderfully written and in an entertaining way, and captivating from the very beginning.

"Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game."

What do you guys think? Have you read it?

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