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KCL 2018 Beauty Awards

Welcome to the latest beauty edit and the very first beauty awards here on the blog! I’ve tried so many wonderful beauty products this year and wanted to let you guys know which were my top must-have products of the year. I’ve picked from new and small businesses only, as I love to work with indie brands. And like most of the beauty brands I review; most of these are organic, natural, and cruelty-free.

These are the items that long after the required testing and promotion period, I find myself still using and preferring above any others. The're the products which despite a never ending stream of free PR samples, I would still spend my own money (and in some cases have) in order to get more of. And whether affordable or more costly, these are the beauty products that I truly think are worth the price. So if you’re thinking about adding more beauty or selfcare products into your 2019 routine, I highly recommend each of these brands.

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3 Ways to Relax After a Long Week of Work

In this day and age where people are always on the move, relaxing can seem like something that’s impossible. However, learning to relax is key if you want to enjoy a long and healthy life. Everyone has different needs when it comes to relaxing, so it’s important that you understand what helps you de-stress and feel at peace. There are so many ways to relax, and many of them are inexpensive as well as within reach. You may be reading this because you’ve had a long week at work, you are looking forward to the weekend and need a few ideas regarding what to get up to with your free time. You’re going to find three ways to relax after a long weekend below.

Get a Massage

A good way to relax after a long week is by going to a spa and getting a massage. There are immense benefits of getting a massage for both the body and the mind. Some of them include helping with anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, injuries, and any joint pain you may be feeling. When done correctly, it could also help you feel extremely relaxed and get rid of stress which is essential before the start of a new week.

Spend Time Meditating

Finding quiet time in this age of instant messaging, social media, and socializing can be hard. In this case, sometimes the only way to get a quiet moment is by creating it for yourself. You should, therefore, consider switching your phone off, creating a relaxing ambiance and meditating for a little while. If you want to improve your meditation skills and learn more about how to live a more purposeful life, some of the best books on meditation to read include The Book of Joy by The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. You don’t necessarily have to meditate all day but doing so for a few minutes throughout the day could make a world of a difference.

Hang Out with Your Friends

If you have friends that are good company, hanging out with them after a long week could help you feel relaxed. Some ideas of things you can do on a guys’ night out include a trip to the golf club, having a drink at a bar, going out for a beer and dinner, grabbing some tacos or going to catch a movie. The idea should be to spend time with people that make you feel happy and relaxed and partake in activities that reduce your stress levels and make you forget about your worries in the process.

Just as work is an essential part of most people’s lives, in the same respect relaxation and rest should be just as important. No matter how busy life gets, it’s imperative that you make time for self-care as it contributes to your overall wellbeing. Doing so can help improve your quality of life as well as have physical health benefits. Hopefully, after reading this article, you have a few ideas regarding how to unwind this weekend.

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