January Detox

A new year is ahead, so new opportunities for you! January is the first month of the year and we all want start over! Healthy Detox is what the majority of people will start with, quitting the bad habits that we gathered over Christmas, switching to a more wholesome diet regiment, getting a new membership at the local gym etc…

But Detox is not only about what you put in ur body but also decluttering your home and your head. A great way to get to it is with something like a big spring cleaning, getting rid of chemicals, electric cables that you don’t use sorting out garage and in one fell swoop, cleaning our minds, controlling our minds, stress levels, and anxiety. Detoxification is also about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out.

Here are some great tips for the January 2018 detox.

Mind:

Starting the new year can be stressful, yes we all agree that we raise our bars up by putting a lot of pressure to achieve our first month’s goals and quite often we feel like we are failing on our first week because of the stress and the anxiety caused our changing habits. Once your body gets into a state of chronic stress, your body starts using up your progesterone and transforms it into cortisol, the stress hormone. When we face stress this where we wanna eat more comfort food full of carbohydrates and sugar. So this is where meditation comes in.

Meditation creates/restores your calm and inner peace. Every morning: I’ll do 15 min of meditation before going to work.

Find a quiet place, sit or lie down close your eyes and take some deep breaths, follow your breath and observe your thoughts till they disappear. With meditation you will sleep better, stress less and focus on the present more.

Meditation in Reunion island
Meditation in Reunion island

Body:

Christmas, new year, decadence, crêpes days.. December is overloaded with food, cakes, chocolate and booze. It is so good to enjoy all of that and so hard to break the habits after all the indulgence. But bad habits can make us gain weight, bloat, continue an unhealthy lifestyle and we surely don’t want that.

Detox the body by drinking lots of water. Lemon water and apple cider vinegar are great to start the day. Bring more greens in your meals: kale, brussels sprouts, lettuce, beetroot, carrots and ginger are great for an early smoothie breakfast,

Chicken, Fish are great source of protein, and healthy fat.

 



Exercise is very important part of the detox. We need to sweat. When we sweat, we relieve the stress hormone called cortisol! So you got to Sweat Ladies and Gents! Boxing and jogging 3 times a week are the best cure ever, guys, no doubt about it. But is up to you on that one, just do what u love. Yoga,Swim, walk … anything, just move yourself from that comfy sofa!

Yoga headstand
Yoga Headstand

Home:

Come on put your sleeves up and let’s get to work!

Start with your bed. Change and clean your sheets, put fresh ones on, open the windows whatever the weather is like! Get rid of the things that u don’t use, those clothes that you never wear, these cookery book that you never open!

Switch these chemicals full of pesticides for the bicarb of soda or vinegar spray or fresh lemon juice.

Try to minimise electronic pollution radiation.

Cleaning chemicals under the sink

The home environment is vital for your health and well being. Especially if you want to start the year fresh. So detox your home, body and mind welcome the new year with open arms.

Molton Brown ! Molton Who?

Molton who? She says…

Well, let’s talk about it. Molton Brown is an Iconic a la British Brand offering a wide variety of luxury products. From skincare to candles, the choices are endless. I have been in love with their products for years.

Last week I did some Christmas shopping with my friend when I come across the Molton Brown shop and this is where my friend asked me who Molton Brown was? She certainly was not inspired by the range of bath and shower gels, perfumes and candles.

She was like “£20.00 for a shower gel? No way!”

Molton Brown
Molton Brown

 

Well I decided to try their new, limited edition Vintage with Elderflower.

I must admit, I wasn’t impressed either.

Gold and sparkle looking good on the bottle, I decided to treat myself on Christmas Day with nice festive ‘bauble’ bath. I had everything ready: bath, salt and a glass of white wine and some candles going.

At first I thought it had a nice smell of citrus, but the aroma was gone very quickly and so were the bubbles. I was left with nothing in the bath and just kept adding the bath gel in the water and it kept disappearing.

Normally I use the eucalyptus or gingerlilly bath gel after which my skin is left with a great lasting scent. I feel relaxed and revived in the tub full of lovely fragrance. But this one, Vintage with Eldelflower, made specially for Christmas, is not great value at all.

Sorry Molton Brown, you ain’t got me hooked on that one.

 

Have you used Molton Brown before? What’s your favourite? Have you tried the new Christmas vintage one? Let me know what you think!

S.O.S Dry Hair

Winter season is here and we all know we need that extra care for our hair, skin and body. Stubborn and lazy me, I never listen to the great tips and I end up with drier scalp, split ends, tangled and frizzy hair.

Renee Furtherer mask
Rene Furterer mask

Sooooo I had enough, obviously, fighting with my own hair every morning and having headaches after intense combing. If you want to avoid that hassle, I totally recommend you to follow this 6 tips for winterize your curly hair that I find pretty helpful

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/6-winter-hair-care-tips-you-should-definitely-follow/#gref

I needed to have my hair back as curly, soft, silky and moisturised.

The Rene Furterer treatment is the best of the best in my opinion.

Everything happens overnight. I apply the Shea butter masque, I rinse it out the next day, and my hair is back in great shape. It is soft and my curls are healthy, bouncy and frizz free. I love this treatment, it is so rich in Shea butter and it smells divine. Rene Furterer is the “Must Have” product in your bathroom right now. Whether your hair is oily, curly, relaxed or afro this is one quality product that will suit your needs. It detangles, hydrates and nourishes and it’s really worth the price.

Renee Furtherer Mask
Rene Furterer Mask