Autumn Sunset Walk

Last week I was in my kitchen about to make dinner when I looked outside and saw that there was the most beautiful sunset beginning, turning everything this radiant golden colour. So, I grabbed my jacket and my camera and rushed out to capture some pictures in the woods nearby before the light faded. It made me notice a big change in myself which I described in one of my Instagram posts:

“there is something miraculous about how much things can change in 12 months… this time last year I would go for walks to escape myself, late at night when the wind howled and no one was awake, hoping the cold would numb the aching pain enough so I could find a way to sleep. It was only when I reached my lowest that I realised I was letting my pain and frustration control me because it had somehow begun to feel safe, that my happiness was a choice I had to make every day, a choice I had to work for. Now, a year later, I go on walks to find myself, eagerly grabbing my jacket and my camera to catch the last slivers of golden sunlight through the pine trees, and in these moments life is simple and yet so full.”

Here are some of the photos from the walk:


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My Everyday Beauty Essentials

When it comes to beauty and skin products, I like to keep my daily routine nice and simple (especially as I am a cross between a robot and a zombie in the mornings). I’ve also learnt from experience that when you bombard your pores with too many different products or are inconsistent with your beauty routine, your skin usually suffers. I am definitely not a beauty expert by any means, but I’ve been loving fellow bloggers’ posts sharing their beauty essentials so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon:

Aveeno Skin Relief Lotion – Shea Butter

This moisturising lotion from Aveeno is my god-sent especially because I have dry, sensitive skin. It isn’t greasy at all and it keeps my skin moisturised all day. I use it on my face twice a day, in the morning and before I go to bed, and on my legs after I shave. You can find it at many stores but I buy it in-store at Boots.

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6 Books To Get Into Mindfulness

Mindfulness has become such a buzzword lately, but whether you associate mindfulness with meditation, Buddhism (/your own faith), pampering yourself, or the aesthetically pleasing books in Urban Outfitters, at its core mindfulness is about slowing down and being more self-aware in your day to day life. As I mentioned before, I’ve struggled with anxiety over the years and have found meditation and mindfulness to be great tools which help me de-stress and be a generally happier person.

In my efforts to be more mindful I’ve read a lot of different books that have inspired me and transformed the way I think and process my feelings. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you here:Β 

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