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This January, Very are focusing on wellness, which I think is so important, now so more than ever with the state of the world throughout the past two years. One of the most important things when it comes to taking care of ourselves, is taking care of our mental health. It's true that self-care isn't about skincare and bubble baths, but to me, self-care is doing anything that helps me to feel de-stressed and content. Whether that be clearing out my social media, putting my phone down for a few hours, or getting in a hot bubble bath and soaking my troubles away.
My mental health always gets in a bad place if I'm stressed out and just generally finding life difficult, and some me time always helps me reset. With that in mind, I want to share a few wonderful products, all available at Very that have become a huge part of my self-care routine lately. Very offer an amazing range of beauty products, a lot more than I was aware of, so you may be as surprised as me! A couple of them are long-time favourites of mine, and some of the others are very welcomed new additions! Keep reading to find out more...
the comfiest nightwear
I picked out the V by Very Curve Le Weekend PJ Set as comfort is definitely key to a self-care day for me. Especially with being almost 20 weeks pregnant with my second baby! These aren't maternity wear but they fit me perfectly with a bit of growing room too for when bump gets even bigger. I've been living in this set, and wearing just the longline tee to bed most nights as the set is lovely and soft. I think either pyjamas or loungewear in general definitely make you feel instantly better as we all love being comfy don't we?
I also got the V by Very Embellished Mule Slippers that not only look absolutely beautiful with the gold embellishments, but they are super cosy too! I have been living in these daily when I've been pottering around the house and they're definitely a comfort staple for me now. My feet feel like they're living on little clouds.
pampering my skin with elemis
Elemis Skincare is ultra dreamy and always a staple in my beauty routine. The Elemis Pro Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm is one of my absolute favourite skin cleansers and I was thrilled to have a new pot to indulge in! It's the best-selling cleanser from Elemis and it's not hard to see why, it transforms into three different textures as you use it and is so, so dreamy. From nourishing your skin as a balm, to removing makeup as a cleansing oil, to then hydrating your skin as a cleansing milk. My face always feels not only cleansed after using this, but super hydrating and supple too. I am obsessed.
The Elemis Warm Up Massage Balm was a new pick for me, it's a massage balm that adds a warming feeling as it's rubbed into the skin - dreamy! It's enriched with natural oils too for the ultimate pamper and I'll definitely be getting Jake to give me lots of foot massages with this bottle of goodness. If you partake in any exercise or yoga as part of your self-care routine, this is perfect for use afterwards.
I also selected the Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak, which I didn't realise wasn't advised for use in pregnancy, but I'll definitely be adding this to my self-care routine come June after the baby is born. It's a super soak formula with sea salt, and uplifting extracts of birch, juniper, clove, alpine lavender, thyme and blue chamomile to help you fully relax when you're feeling tired and achy. I can't wait to use it!
soaking my toes
The Homedics Luxury Foot Spa is the best treat for my tired pregnant feet - I know I'll get lots of use out of this in the third trimester particularly! It uses jets to relieve tension in your feet for the ultimate relaxation, and it also comes with massage rollers to help with muscle aching. There's even a pumice stone so that you can get rid of all of those dead skin cells and have super soft, silky feet. This is the perfect pal to sit with whilst you're enjoying a film on an evening.
setting the scene
I don't know about you, but diffusers help me feel super zen. The Made By Zen Stratos Aroma Diffuser helps me feel super relaxed when I'm working, it now lives on my office desk. It fills the room with a super fine aromatherapy mist with whatever oils you choose to use, whilst also having a colour changing mood light. With how dark it gets on an evening, I love this addition to create a nice atmosphere with the evening light. My Reuben loves having the light on when we're settling down for bed too, and choosing which colour he wants it to be!
cleansing my pores
The Rio Facial Sauna & Steamer is amazing for deeply cleansing your skin, opening up your pores and removing impurities. Not only is it a great addition to a complete pamper day, but it will come in super handy when you're congested too - we all know how awful that feels. You can add essential oils if you wish too. Sometimes when you need to de-stress and your head is feeling mashed, a good old steam can really make a difference and just help you to focus on your breathing. Your skin will feel wonderful afterwards too! I'd really recommend trying it.
Did you know that Very sold all these fab beauty products? It's so important to take some time out of a busy lifestyle and look after yourself, and I think there's so many great options here to help you do just that.
Do you think a self-care routine is important?
Disclaimer: This post is a paid partnership with Very.