Seeing as my last What's In My bag video is now almost two years old, I thought it was about time I filmed an updated one! I recommend making yourself a cup of tea and getting comfy, it's going to be a longgg video!
I'm a member of the Stay Home Club. Most Friday and Saturday nights you'll find me snuggled up on the couch, with a cup of hot tea in one hand and a good book in the other. In Winter I especially love staying in and keeping warm, relaxing at home instead of going out in the city. Today I though I would share how I like to relax and my tips for spending a cosy night at home!
This is a crucial first step. As soon as I get home I like to get changed into my comfiest clothes. Bra off and into my pyjamas or trackies! Fluffy socks and Uggs are also perfect for keeping your toes warm.
Taking a bit of time to get your environment feeling a bit more relaxing makes a huge difference. Get a candle burning (vanilla and lavender are both relaxing scents), pile up lots of pillows and get cosy under a blanket or two.
Good food is one of my favourite indulgences. If you love to cook, take some time to make yourself your favourite meal or, if your lazy like me, order your favourite takeaway. Snacks are also essential,especially if your watching a film, so I like to have popcorn, crackers and dip at the ready!
I love drinking herbal tea especially before bed, it gets me feeling nice and sleepy. My favourites are Twining's Spiced Apple and Camomile, T2 Sencha Vanilla and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea. Other amazing drink options are hot chocolate, or a nice glass of wine.
You can really spend your evening doing whatever you enjoy and whatever helps you relax. For me thats reading a book, watching my favourite film, listening to a chilled out album or taking relaxing bath. Bonus points if you can do your activity while in the bath!
Do you prefer spending relaxing nights at home? Let me know what your top tips are for a cosy night in!
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Here's a few snaps from our trip to the Royal Botanic Gardens a few weeks back. If you're not already aware, I love plants. A lot. I'm squeezing as many pot plats as possible into our tiny apartment, which will have to suffice my obsession until we move somewhere with a proper garden. As you can imagine I was pretty excited to explore the botanic gardens.
I was amazed at the size of the gardens - there is so much to look at and lots of winding pathways to follow, leading to dozens of different themed gardens and gorgeous views. Visiting in Autumn is absolutely perfect - seeing all the leaves falling from the trees was magical. I caught myself squealing, "So prettyyy!" more times than I'd like to admit. Without a doubt the best part of the botanic gardens is the stunning lake, which extends throughout the gardens and is home to some adorable ducks!
If you're visiting Melbourne I would definitely suggest making time to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens. It's the perfect place to visit if you're looking for a relaxing day out.
Here's a few of my favourite looks from the 2015 Met Gala. The theme of the gala was "China: Through the Looking Glass", which inspired the designers of this year's red carpet creations. Traditional Chinese silhouettes and structures were incorporated in modern designs with Chinese Red making many appearances - some more subtly than others! With so many stunning ensembles this year it was very difficult to narrow my favourites! Kendall Jenner was a definite stand-out for me, her Calvin Klein gown was absolutely gorgeous.
Let me know who you though was best-dressed at the Met Gala this year!
I was recently contacted by Tan Organic who offered to send me some of their products and I thought this would be the perfect time to share my tanning routine with you! As I mention in the video I usually only fake tan once every couple of weeks (more often in summer) because I really don't mind being pale, but sometimes it's nice to be a little more bronzed!
I'm really enjoying the Tan Organic line and would definitely recommend trying out these products if you're looking for some new tanning products and if you're interested in natural/organic skin care. If you would like some more information on Tan Organic you can check out their website - or if you would like to purchase some of their products you can find all the stockist information here!
I hope you enjoy the video! Have you tried any Tan Organic products? Let me know in the comments!