Hi everyone! It’s been forever. Big jokes on me when I last posted and said that I was going to start posting regularly in here again. Well, that did not happen, because then uni started again and I got a bit overwhelmed. But now I’ve gotten into a a better routine and I have LOTS of ideas scribbled down and blog posts planned that I want to share with you here on the blog.
First, I want to share 3 current favourites with you guys, which I’ve been absolutely loving lately!
I absolutely love a (good) cup of matcha latte. Believe me, you can for sure also get some not-so-good ones out there (I’ve definitely tried that as well). But, a good cup of matcha latte is just a delicious, comforting drink to sip on. I love to have it on cafés or to make it at home during the colder months and then drink it while reading homeworks or doing some work. It just makes the day a little bit better (and I’m all about adding those small things into your everyday life that brings you more joy!).
🌱 Gua Sha Facial Massage
I had a little period of time where I forgot about doing gua sha facial massage, but I just got back into it again, and wow, I just really, really love it! And, I feel like I do such a great thing for my skin. It really stimulates the blood flow and circulation in your skin. I can recommend the Honesty Beauty Talk’s book where you can read and learn a lot more about the benefits of gua sha massages.
🌱 Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanse
As some of you might know, I have got a new job, in a health store – and I absolutely love being surrounded by healthy food products, supplements and natural skincare! A few weeks ago one of my colleagues recommended me to try the Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanse, and I have fallen completely in love with it. This is the perfect cleanser, especially if you have dry skin, since it leaves your skin so smooth and soft afterwards! I feel like having a real spa night every night when I apply this to my face. It just smells divine and I love the little ritual with applying it in circular emotions, and then use a damped wash cloth over my face to gently remove it – it’s just the best!
What are your current favourites? Whether that be a new tea you have just tried, a book you have read recently, or something else! Share it in the comments and let’s us all inspire each other!
What is a gua sha? A Gua sha is a tool used in traditional Chinese treatments, where you basically scrape the skin with a Chrystal, or some round shaped tool (some just use a large spoon). It’s used to give your skin a facial massage and make the skin more firm.
Benefits of using a gua sha
Gua Sha is said to stimulate blood flow and healing. Like many others massages gua sha stimulates blood flow and makes your skin a little bit more red, which is a good sign, because this only means that blood flow is going. When your blood flow is circulating, this brings more oxygen to your skin, and makes your skin start to “work”, which can both heal your skin and makes your skin more firm.
How I use mine
I use my gua sha most mornings. I usually dry brush my skin first, then go cleanse it with water and put on some oil and then I use my gua sha to gently scrape my skin (you should not push too hard, just very gently). You can find several videos of how to do it on youtube (I love this one), but in general you should always scrape upwards.
I love to use mine and it’s the perfect little selfcare ritual. As mentioned I usually do it in the morning while drinking a cup of green tea, a lovely little routine.
Where I bought mine
I bought my gua sha through greenbeautysupplies.com, and mine is a beautiful rosa quartz stone. Rosa quartz is said to have a caring and loving energy in it (whether you believe the energies of Chrystals or not, it’s a nice thought while gently massaging your face).
It’s Wednesday and today I’ve some interested things for you guys which I’ve discovered lately, or been loving for some time!
1. As you know from last week’s ‘5 inspirering Instagrammers‘ I’m loving Lee Tilghman, and there is an hour long interview with her on the Glowing Up Podcast
2. Sweet Carolina Ellie is having a ‘foundation free’ workshop in December which I’m for sure going to attend!
3. The other day I heard a talk by Karen Pallisgaard, and she mentioned relaxing music by Niels Eje called MusiCure, and I love it!
4. I bought a gua sha and received it the other day, and now I’m doing a facial massage with it every morning and evening and I absolutely LOVE it!
5. Kombucha! If you haven’t tried kombucha yet, you’re missing out. This one is my current favourite.
What are some of the things/people/music/books/videos you have currently found interesting?