Organisational DIY’s

Sometimes I tend to do things without realizing. Like organising. Yes, I organise my things without me realising and I actually quite like it when it happens. I noticed the other day I had organised a few bits and bobs and thought I should share the tips with you all.

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I had this little rectangular basket in one of the bathroom cupboards. I didn’t realise that I had stored all my little sample tit bits and travel sized lotions, hand creams and shower gels in it. So here’s a step by step guide as to how I re-organised them just for you all to see. Oh, I’ve got a mini candle in there too, a face exfoliating thing (I think I’ve used it only once or twice), an extra travel toothbrush, hand sanitizer, a soap bar and a tub of Vaseline. I find that they all fit inside quite well and was easily stored without looking too shabby.

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Now, this I know I put together with a lot of thought because I do value all the products I’ve bought and also received by Spa Ceylon. Yes, I have quite a few things and yes, I do use nearly each and every one of them. On the far right I’ve placed all the hair care products in this floral jewellery holder. The middle includes all the foot care products like my favourite foot mist with peppermint! The left holds the two foot soak tubs and the centre front part holds travel sized shower gels, a body scrub and a compress which I am yet to use with one of the bath and body oils.

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Now this is something I’ve made use of instead of just hoarding it somewhere in my closet. I got a gift set from Victoria’s Secret and the products came in this vibrant pink heart-shaped case. Once the products were used up, I didn’t quite know what to do with it so here’s how I’ve organised a few other essentials of mine. I’ve got an extra face scrub in there along with a scented candle (lavender my favourite!), my L’Oreal eyes and lips makeup remover, and my lavender bath salts. See how pretty they look, all organised together 🙂

I hope this somewhat gave you all an idea as to how every day items can be used to organise other bits and bops around your space.

Xoxo

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My week day morning routine

Well… I’ve never done any posts like this before but I have been watching and reading some on similar routines which seem very interesting. Are you guys interested in my morning routine? Oh well, if the answer is YES.. continue reading 😀

My day kick starts the minute my husband wakes up (usually) because sometimes he is just too noisy when he’s getting ready for work. Occasionally though he can be pretty quiet and I don’t even hear him until he’s about to leave the room. Regardless, he’s usually out of the house by 8a.m. and I’m up and about. The first thing I do is grab my phone to check my Whatsapp messages and then a quick short gulp of water, which has me running to the bathroom thereafter to pee 😛

I don’t immediately brush my teeth or wash my face. I’m pretty lazy in the mornings so I tend to take my time doing these morning essentials. Instead, I set up my laptop and start checking my emails and responding to business messages and so on. I’ve been having writer’s block recently so I haven’t really written a solid article in a week but I told myself today would be the day for just one more and yes, mission accomplished! Once I’m done with most of my work, it’s time to read up on some fashion and beauty news. I love looking up new product lines and ranges because this helps with my little in-house business as well and then I also spend a couple of minutes checking on my orders and delivery schedules.

Work, work and work!
Work, work and work!

I tend to get a little carried away when I am working online so by the time I head back to the bathroom the time is about 9.30.am. Did I forget to mention how lazy I am in the mornings? If I have no set plans to head out, I simply brush my teeth, wash my face (I use my Clean & Clear Morning Burst Face Scrub or Spa Ceylon White Sandal Face Masque) and then I head downstairs for a light snack. I’m not a breakfast fan so something as light as one slice of bread with some curry, a snack bar or a scrambled egg would do.

Once my breakfast is over, I head back to my room and  get about my own business – this includes making the bed, putting away dirty clothes to be washed and a little bit of tidying up in the room. If I do happen to have to head out, I would hurry to the shower and of course use my favourite body scrub to get myself all clean and sparkly! 😀

Wild Argan Oil Body Scrub
Wild Argan Oil Body Scrub

I tend to spend very little time picking outfits – it is the shoes that take me the longest even though I am a no-fuss sort of person. I started wearing my scarves over my head after going on Hajj so I’m a little more careful about my outfits and matching my scarves than I used to be. For a morning out, I usually pick something in a light or bright colour and never a too dark colour because I feel that it kind of drains my mood. A light and bright outfit on the other hand makes me feel great and happy all the time so…yeah.

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Somewhat a casual every day kind of outfit

 

As boring as it sounds, that’s basically my morning routine. I try to get as much work done in the morning so that I can chill out in the afternoons and work tends to make the time fly. Mornings are over in a jiffy for me. Oh I also forgot to mention that whenever I do have the extra time I watch a movie in the mornings – a Hindi one or English one, doesn’t really matter. I love experimenting with different genres too so basically anything I can find would do.

What do you do during your morning routine? Comment below and let me know!

Xoxo

Scrub-a-dub-dub!

Face, body and foot scrub
Face, body and foot scrub

So… here’s the thing; everyone uses a scrub of some sort on some part of their body right? A face scrub, a body scrub and possibly a foot scrub too, so I was thinking of creating a tag where bloggers talk about their favourite types in one post. I’ve never created a tag before and I don’t even know if such a tag already exists but I do want to talk about my favourites so here goes 😀

Face Scrub

I’m a huge Clean & Clear fan so my favourite face scrub is the Morning Burst Facial Scrub. This is an oil-free scrub that comes with bursting beads, and not only actually wakes you thanks to its fruity aroma but also exfoliates and nourishes with vitamin c and ginseng. I don’t use it on a daily basis although it does claim it is ideal for daily use. I actually prefer using it on alternative days just to allow my skin to breathe occasionally. The first week I used this product, I noticed a drastic change in my skin. It looked fresh and bright after just three uses and I love that it leaves my face smelling all fruity too. The back description continues to say this formula gets rid of dullness and tired looking skin to reveal softer and more radiant skin and I for one can definitely vouch for that because it works on my skin. The formula is really not too thick and heavy so a little bit is really all I need to scrub on to my face. I generally focus on my nose, cheeks and chin because those are my problem areas and after a couple of uses, my face does show a great difference.

Body Scrub

This one is a new favourite but I can say for sure that it would remain the same for a long time. I recently discovered The Body Shop Limited Edition Blueberry Body Scrub Gel. I know it’s not available any longer and I’m totally upset with myself for not having purchased more because I am totally in love with this scrub. It’s got the most amazing texture that is a combination between a typical body scrub and a shower gel. I don’t know if that makes any sense but if you’re someone who has tried this out, you’ll definitely understand what I’m trying to say. Second reason why I love this is purely because of the fruit blueberry fragrance. I wasn’t a huge fan of blueberries but one whiff of this and I was totally hooked. I use this very sparingly because I don’t want to finish it but if you really want a good all-over-the-body scrub, you do have to be a little generous with the amount you take out. It includes little blueberry seeds that exfoliate well and leave your body feeling soft, fragrant and clean.

Foot Scrub

My go-to foot scrub with always remain a local favourite and that is the Spa Ceylon Green Mint Cooling Foot Scrub. I honestly believe that there is nothing to beat this product because it is made of all natural ingredients including lime peel to help remove rough patches on the feet, peppermint and lemongrass to cool and refresh, margosa and virgin coconut oil to nourish, soothe and relax. I do not think there is any other foot scrub out there that includes all these amazing ingredients and does and amazing job. I like to use the scrub after a foot soak (I also use the Spa Ceylon Green Mint Reviva Foot Soak) and give my feet a good relaxing session every once in a while. The aroma is divine and I am a sucker for green mint and lemongrass so this is more than ideal for someone like me. Most of all, I love that my feet are squeaky clean, refreshed and fragrant all day after I use it.

I’m also tagging some the fellow bloggers I follow to share their favourites and maybe even continue the tag 🙂

Comment below and let me know what your three favourite scrubs are! 😀

Xoxo