DIY Natural Face Mask Recipe

DIY Natural Face Mask Recipe

We´re in that limbo period between Christmas and New Year. There has been food, parties, dancing, and more food, and now it’s our chance to recoup and recharge.

 

 

There isn’t much that a face mask followed by a warm shower can´t solve and this DIY natural recipe is a great skin and body booster. I’ve tried and tested many homemade concoctions but this is a firm favorite and it´s created from simple ingredients that can be found in your kitchen, or your friends kitchen, should you be staying away for the holidays.

Natural Face Mask Recipe

1 tablespoon of natural yogurt

1 tablespoon of honey

1 teaspoon of Turmeric powder

Recipe Note: Turmeric can be replaced with Cacao for similar effects

 

Simply add the ingredients to a small bowl, mix and apply evenly to the face or body.

Allow it to work on the skin for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

How it Works

This natural face mask puts the glow back into dull skin and each ingredient offers its own benefits.

The lactic acid contained in the yoghurt helps to remove surface cells and results in a smoother and brighter completion.

Honey is natures moisture magnet. It will rejuvenate your skin leaving it feeling soft and elastic.

Turmeric is effective a combating pigmentation and evening out the skin tone. This could also be replaced with Cacao which gives your skin a fabulous natural glow.

It really is that simple and a great substitute when you´re away from home or on the run (A.K.A. Not at the #shechateau)

 

I finished it off with my go to rejuvenating moisturizer by Perricone MD.

Presto. On the run perfect!

 

 

I hope you´ve enjoyed this self-care share. Give it a try and let me know how you get along.

Love Sonia x

Happy Holiday Wishes

Happy Holiday Wishes

As Christmas arrives, I want to wish you, your friends and loved ones a very happy holiday season.

 

It´s such a fabulous time of year; the party cupboard treasures are out to be enjoyed and when it comes to festive fashion, your creativity is the only limit.

 

I also use this opportunity as a time for reflection. A chance to consider the successes and failures of the past year, admire the spiritual growth you have experienced and excitedly envisage what is to come.

 

I´m wishing you growth, love and happiness for the year ahead.

 

LOVE, LIVE, LAUGH.

Cheers!

Sonia x

DIY Winter Solstice Cleansing Ritual

DIY Winter Solstice Cleansing Ritual

For a long time, I didn’t think much about 21 December. It was a cold, dark day in the run up to Christmas, but I now realize this dark cold day is the perfect opportunity for growth and cleansing.

 

Winter Solstice Traditions

The 21 December marks the Winter Solstice, an event that is celebrated by many different cultures in a variety of ways. From welcoming in the sunrise on a mountain top, to dancing, gift-giving and celebrating the triumph of light over dark.

When you break it down, everyone is essentially seeking to center themselves, rid themselves of old energy and make room for the good fortune that is said to arrive with the rising sun.

 

The DIY Cleanse

This year I´m going to be ushering in the Winter Solstice by partaking in a simple, yet effective DIY Solstice Cleansing Ritual. It´s something we can all do at home, so I´m inviting you to join me. Follow these six simple steps to get ready to welcome the good vibes that 2020 will bring.

 

 

Step 1: Light a Candle

Settle yourself in a dim room, turn off all electrical equipment to avoid distractions and light a candle. This symbolic act of bringing light to the darkness will help to focus your mind and illuminate your space.

 

 

 

Step 2: Breathe

Controlled, intentional breathing helps to alleviate stress and relax your body. Spending just five minutes on this simple exercise can release toxins, expel bad energy and invigorate your whole nervous system. I also like to gather a few of my favorite crystals and meditate on what I want to invite into my world.

Step 3: Cleanse your Space

Now you´re relaxed and ready to receive, we can begin cleansing our space. I do this by smudging; the act of burning sage or palo santo to clear and cultivate the energy of your home.

A bundle of sage is said to boost your inner clarity and wisdom, whilst banishing negative energy. A stick of palo santo is said to encourage grounding, cleansing and good fortune for the New Year. Whichever you choose, it´s all about welcoming in good energy and dispelling negative ones.

Step 4: Exfoliate

Now that your room is cleared and cleansed, it´s time to clean and cleanse ourselves. I start by dry brushing my whole body. This removes any dry, dead skin and encourages new cell growth, leaving you feel invigorated and energized.

Step 5: Wash Away

After exfoliating, take a warm shower to remove any remaining dead cells and symbolically wash away all that doesn’t serve you.

 

 

 

Step 6: Moisturize

To finish off the cleansing process, treat your body to some sustenance and moisturize yourself all over. I also like to add a drop of essential oils and massage them into the bottom of my feet, so the benefits are felt as its absorbed into the bloodstream.

And Relax!

We´re finished. These six simple steps are the perfect way to relax, cleanse and welcome the rising sun with all the positive energy that it brings.

I hope you enjoy this DIY Winter Solstice Cleansing Ritual. From me to you, I wish you the best possible for the New Year.

 

For more on wellness and rejuvenation visit my Instagram or check out these other wellness blogs.

How I (and my Closet) Transform with the Seasons

How I (and my Closet) Transform with the Seasons

Winter Fashion Fun 

We´ve had our share of cold, dark days here in Montana. The rain, the snow and the deep freeze have all reached me on the mountain, but I don´t like the cold spoil my fun or keep me tucked away inside.

For me, it´s a chance to play, experiment, explore and have fun – both with my time and with my closet.

Here is a recent winter wonderland adventure that I hope will provide some seasonal inspiration.  

Take the Blanket with You

Cosy blankets aren´t just for snuggling up in front of the fire. I decided to transform this one into a warm winter skirt and it was perfectly suited for this rather cold and snowy walk.

 

Belt It

Wrapped and secured with a few pins, I´ve added a brushed silver and leather belt to build up the layers and inject interest.

 

Layer It

Teamed with a sumptuous faux fur shawl, chunky ankle boots and a classic black roll-neck, this new winter wardrobe creation comes to life.

Cosy Winter Style 

And that´s all it took to create this winter wonderland look, from nothing more than a cosy blanket I had lying around the house.

Have fun with your winter wardrobe, transform cosy blankets into comfy skirts and get yourself out there.

 

For more tips and inspiration visit my Instagram or check out some of my other blogs for stylish females over fifty.

 

Love, Sonia x 

My Closet Treasures and How I Style Them

My Closet Treasures and How I Style Them

From the day I found my mountain home in Montana, I knew I wanted to create a closet that was deserving of my treasures.

I did just that and tucked away inside are these three trunks, which are filled to the brim with treasure; literally.

 

What´s Inside? 

 It´s a collection I´ve amassed over the decades and as you can tell from Maddie´s face, we´re going to be here for a while.

Let´s explore.

Accessorising with Costume Jewelry 

I´m a lifelong fan of costume jewelry. The creativity, the color, the vibrancy and the variety all totally hypnotize me. It´s taken me years to collect what´s inside these trunks and I also have a few of my favorites out on display.

 

How to Style 

I´m wearing a beautiful autumnal color palette today and I´m hunting for the perfect accessories to lift my look.  Costume jewelry is most definitely for the over fifty. Experiment play around and don´t be scared to layer, as long as the tones are in keeping with you color story.

This time I´ve opted for a subtle earring, gilded belt to synch me in, doubled-up long chain necklaces and some chunky gold bangles. Do you like how it´s pulled everything together?

 

For more styling tips or to see more of my closet follow me on Instagram