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A Single Girls Valentine’s Day

Generally, I’m not a massive fan of Valentine’s day, but this year I decided to do things a little differently.
In years past I’ve spent my single Valentine’s days lonely and envious of those with people to spend the day with. I also went through a phase of referring to the pseudo -holiday as a “capitalist driven scam meant to trick people into spending money on fake evidence of their ‘love'”. I went through a cynical phase, can you tell?
Lately though, I’ve started to see that Valentine’s day is, in fact a day of celebrating love. whether its celebrating the love in a relationship, or celebrating self love. 

The Look:

Even though I’m spending this Valentine’s day in my pjs watching rom-coms, I decided to do a pretty-in-pink look to celebrate the holiday!
For my base, my face, my eyebrows, and my mascara,  I used pretty much all the same products as in my Casual Christmas Look.
Except the highlighter, In this look I used the 
PHYSICIANS FORMULA Butter Highlighter  in Pearl and I am 100% obsessed with it.

My Eyes-
To achieve this pretty pink look I used the 
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette
I started by fluffing Buon Fresco into my crease with a fluffy brush, followed by a slight dusting of Love Letter  lower in the crease and slightly onto my lid. I took a second to blend those two together, and then I placed Venetian Red on my outer corner with a tapered brush. I blended this slightly into the outer part of the crease, but I kept it mostly focused on the outer corner of the eye. After getting all of my mattes placed, I used the URBAN DECAY Al Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray to foil Vermeer , and I placed that on the inner two thirds of my lid, blending the edges slightly. To finish off the look, I used a thin angled brush to create a winged eyeliner effect with Cyprus Umber.  

My Lips-
On my lips I’m wearing the 
HUDA BEAUTY Liquid Matte Lipstick in Crush
I love this formula and I absolutely love this colour, Its a good everyday colour. If I were to do this look again though, I’d use a lip colour thats a little less peachy, and a little more pink.

If you want to see me doing this look, check out my video on Instagram! @jordananne76

Some Tips For Loving Yourself This Valentine’s Day:

When you’re single, Valentine’s day can be a day filled with sadness and jealousy, when it should be a day filled with celebrating self love. So here are a few tips for how you can show yourself a little self love this Valentine’s day.

Take Yourself Out-
If you don’t want to spend this Valentine’s day on your couch, then don’t be afraid to ask yourself on a date!Personally, I love going to movies alone, and I love sitting on a coffee shop patio drinking a SOLO espresso. So I can throughly recommend putting on your favourite outfit,  taking yourself out to your favourite place, and savouring the simplicity, and the silence, of doing something you love, alone. There is no one else to contend with,  and nobody else to wait for, everything is on your time line. Doing things alone also provides much needed time with yourself to nurture the most important relationship in your life.

Treat Yourself To a Little Luxury –
I don’t always make time for the more luxurious things in life, but when you’re nurturing self love, treating yourself is especially important. whether its doing your nails, or getting your hair done, a little luxury can go a long way. A couple specific luxurious things I can recommend for this valentines day are actually things I’ve already mentioned in a couple of my Self Care Sunday posts. Have a bath, or do a face mask. Around Valentine’s day, LUSH comes out with a Unicorn Horn bubble bar and I love nothing more than sliding into a steaming hot bubble bath surrounded by this sparkling scent. I also love getting out of the bath glittery and smelling good. The face mask I’d recommend for this day of luxury are really any of the LUSH Jelly Face Masks specifically, FOMO or Bunny Moon. I love these masks for a little more luxury, because they’re thick and creamy, and I love that I have to mush them up in my hands before I can put them on my face. I also notice immediate results every time I use these masks, and that always makes me feel good.
Luxury is anything that makes you feel luxurious, so really just do something you love, that makes you feel good.

And finally,
Spend Sometime Loving Yourself-
I know a lot of this has been about self love and loving yourself through actions, but today, there should be time for some mindful self love. Look in the mirror and pick out every single thing you love about yourself, or focus on all the things you love while you meditate, whatever being mindful means to you really. No matter what you do, it is important to make time to be mindful in your self love, because it really forces you to sit with it, feel it, and internalize it. 

Even If you’re alone this valentines day, take some time to love yourself. Because In the words of my hero RuPaul,
“If you can’t love yourself how the hell you gonna love somebody else”
Amen to that. 

 

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Self Care Sunday #8 – Melt Your Stress Away With A Diffuser!

This Christmas, I was given a diffuser, and to say I’m obsessed is an extreme understatement. There is something about surrounding myself in a scent that centres me and allows me to rest that is truly amazing. 

This Sunday I am recommending something a little more expensive, and a little more involved, but it is also something that I truly believe in. To me, a diffuser reminds me of the feeling of sitting in a scented bath, just without all the water. Because I love peppermint scented bath bombs, and I have a peppermint scented oil for my diffuser, the feeling are similar.
I tend to prefer the diffuser when I’m busy though, mostly because when I have a bath I’m doing it to totally shut down, and sometimes I just don’t have time to do that. The beauty of a diffuser is that  I can get the feeling of soaking myself in a lovely and calming scent, while I’m studying, reading, or organizing my calendar.
When I turn My diffuser on it’s time for me to breath deeply while I’m doing something that involves me quietly sitting at my desk and working on things for myself. 

The diffuser I have is the VicTsing 300ML Essential Oil Diffuser, BPA-Free Wood Grain Whisper Quiet Cool Mist Humidifier with 7 Color LED Lights – Black Brwon

My Diffuser

I Throughly love this diffuser, the sleek design looks amazing in my bedroom and on my desk, but beyond that, it is so so relaxing. This has to do with both the way it diffuses essential oils as well as the adjustable LED light. The fact that I can change the light at will is a nice feature because I can adjust it to any mood, and I can adjust it to help me sleep.

The essential oil I love to use in my diffuser is the Ellia™ Peppermint Therapeutic Grade 15 ml. Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil I love
I’m a sucker for anything peppermint, so it makes sense that I’m obsessed with this oil. But I also love it because it’s uplifting, and I feel like I’m surrounded in a cloud of comfort and happiness when my bedroom is filled with this scent.
If essential oils aren’t your thing, I know Saje has some wonderful blends.

 If you don’t like the look of my specific diffuser, have no fear! Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, and even Walmart sells diffusers. They come in all sorts of sizes, colours, and price ranges. They’re accessible, and there’s really no reason to not at least look into it if you think a diffuser could work for you. I know this suggestion is a little more, but I promise I wouldn’t be suggesting it if I didn’t believe in it.

What are you doing this Sunday to take care of yourself? Whatever you end up doing, post it on Instagram with #selfcaresunday and make sure you tag me @jordananne76 so I can see it! maybe you’ll even be featured on my #selfcaresunday page!

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