Save Money on Your Self-Care

Self-care should be seen as a necessity. It really is a need, it does well to our body and mind.

On this post, I’m going to focus on the physical self-care and in the future, I’ll make a post about self-care investments for our mental health.

These are things I realized I was spending a lot of money on and to be quite honest with you, I’m not willing to give up on my self-care habits because they do make me feel more confident and more happy with myself. Instead, I decided to make a few changes in order to save money in the long-term.

1.Nail Kit

I absolutely love having my nails done, but I realized I was spending 120 dollars every month on them… that’s 1,440 dollars at the end of a year! So, I decided to buy a nail kit and start getting them done myself. The whole kit (with the UV light and all of those products) was 200$. I’ll be honest, it took me a few tries and a lot of Youtube videos to get them perfect, but it’s definitely worth it!

2.At Home Hair Treatment

My hair is super wavy and, personally, I think I look better with straight hair. So, twice a year I used to permanently straighten my hair at a salon. It is an expensive treatment so I thought I should try an “at home straightening treatment”.

The Cons are:

-It’s a two people job. I definitely couldn’t do it by myself, fortunately, my mum was able to help me with it;

-It doesn’t last as long as the professional one does;

-The application is a bit messy.

The Pros are:

-It feels like the chemicals are less strong (there are a few in the market that are natural and don’t have chemicals, but I’ve never tried them so I don’t know if they actually work.)

-They aren’t expensive;

-You can do them at the comfort of your own home;

-My mum and I definitely had a fun time whilst doing it.

Overall, it is a good investment, it makes you save money, and that is always a plus.

3.At Home Gym

This is one of my favourites. I really dislike going to the gym, I’m never 100% comfortable but, at the same time, I love working out. Also, my gym membership was quite expensive. I know I’m not the only one feeling this way about the gym, so I started to follow some Youtube workout videos. Then I bought weights, and I will buy more equipment. I already had a threat-mile at home, so that helped me a lot. I definitely recommend this tip.

4.Permanent Hair Removal

This was definitely something I had been thinking about getting for a while. I decided to invest in an IPL device. There are several prince ranges out there which is a really good thing, I don’t remember the exact price of mine, but I know it wasn’t more than 200 dollars. This really works, it takes a lot of treatments to make the hairs completely disappear but it so worth it. Unfortunately, the biggest con about this device is that it doesn’t work on every skin colour or hair colour, you’ll have to do a little research to figure out if it’s something you’ll want to get.

5.Teeth Whitening Kit

I’ve always been a bit sceptical about these, I always thought that only the whitening treatments at the dentist would work, until I tried them myself. I got mine at a pharmacy, so it was a little expensive but definitely less than going to the dentist doing the procedure. I recommend trying but just make sure to do a little research before you buy one, be sure that what you’re getting isn’t extremely aggressive to your teeth.

I hope these tips were useful and let me know which ones you’d like to try or already have tried.

Thank you for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.

Beauty and Self-care on a Budget

Disclaimer: The content of this post isn’t sponsored. I’m just sharing with you a tip that will benefit you and help you save a bit of money. 

Taking care of our bodies and appearance is so important because it makes our self-esteem increase and confident people are happy people.

Today I want to share with you an online store that I’ve been a customer of for years now. This store makes taking care of yourself a bit less expensive.

www.maquibeauty.com is actually a Spanish website that only ships to the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.

They always have sales going on. They sell makeup products, hair products, etc. The brands go from drug-store/cheaper to high-end.

They’re all original products but less expensive. If you love makeup as I do, then you’ll feel like you are a kid in a candy shop. There are several men products as well!

Like I said previously, I’ve been a customer for years and I’ve never had a problem with them.

This post was a bit different than what I normally post, but I thought it would be nice to share some tips like this. So, I decided to start a new category on my blog called Hacks, and I hope they’ll be as useful to you as they are for me.

I’ll see you in my next post.

Self-care Investments that will make you save money in the long-term

Self-care should be seen as a necessity. It really is a need, it does well to our body and mind.

On this post, I’m going to focus on the physical self-care and in the future, I’ll make a post about self-care investments for our mental health.

These are things I realized I was spending a lot of money on and to be quite honest with you, I’m not willing to give up on my self-care habits because they do make me feel more confident and more happy with myself. Instead, I decided to make a few changes in order to save money in the long-term.

1.Nail Kit

I absolutely love having my nails done, but I realized I was spending 120 dollars every month on them… that’s 1,440 dollars at the end of a year! So, I decided to buy a nail kit and start getting them done myself. The whole kit (with the UV light and all of those products) was 200$. I’ll be honest, it took me a few tries and a lot of Youtube videos to get them perfect, but it’s definitely worth it!

2. At home hair treatment

My hair is super wavy and, personally, I think I look better with straight hair. So, twice a year I used to permanently straighten my hair at a salon. It is an expensive treatment so I thought I should try an “at home straightening treatment”.

The cons are:

-It’s a two people job. I definitely couldn’t do it by myself, fortunately, my mum was able to help me with it;

-It doesn’t last as long as the professional one does;

-The application is a bit messy.

The pros are:

-It feels like the chemicals are less strong (there are a few in the market that are natural and don’t have chemicals but I’ve never tried them so I don’t know if they actually work.)

-They aren’t expensive;

-You can do them at the comfort of your own home;

-My mum and I definitely had a fun time whilst doing it.

Overall, it is a good investment, it makes you save money and that is always a plus.

3. At home Gym

This is one of my favourites. I really dislike going to the gym, I’m never 100% comfortable but, at the same time, I love working out. Also, my gym membership was quite expensive.

I know I’m not the only one feeling this way about the gym, so I started to follow some Youtube workout videos. Then I bought weights and I will buy more equipment. I already had a threat-mile at home, so that helped me a lot. I definitely recommend this tip.

4. Permanent hair removal

This was definitely something I had been thinking about getting for a while. I decided to invest in an IPL device. There are several prince ranges out there which is a really good thing, I don’t remember the exact price of mine, but I know it wasn’t more than 200 dollars. This really works, it takes a lot of treatments to make the hairs completely disappear but it so worth it. Unfortunately, the biggest con about this device is that it doesn’t work on every skin colour or hair colour, you’ll have to do a little research to figure out if it’s something you’ll want to get.

5. Teeth whitening Kit

I’ve always been a bit sceptical about these, I always thought that only the whitening treatments at the dentist would work, until I tried them myself. I got mine at a pharmacy, so it was a little expensive but definitely less than going to the dentist doing the procedure. I recommend trying but just make sure to do a little research before you buy one, be sure that what you’re getting isn’t extremely aggressive to your teeth.

I hope these tips were useful and let me know which ones you’d like to try or already have tried.

Thank you for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.

How to work from home and be Productive

I recently started this blog and soon realized this is what I want to do for a living. I’ve never been this happy, I finally found “my purpose”. I take this blog as serious as a job, so I work really hard on it, I’m sure this will be the way that will lead me to success.

If you are a blogger or work from home and want some inspiration to be productive, then this is the post for you. There’s also a free weekly planner printable to help you organize your days, to download it click here.

This is the weekly planner you’ll get.

1.Wake up early

I like waking up early and take my time getting ready, that way I’m not in a rush meaning I’ll be really calm and relaxed once I start working. It’s also a habit that makes me feel more productive because I have more time available to do everything I set myself to do that day.

2. Do some sort of activity

I usually stretch and do a little bit of yoga and, sometimes I even do a small workout. This makes me feel very alert and ready to tackle my day. Keep in mind, running after your children to get them ready counts as a workout haha.

3. Set the goals for the day

This step will make you feel pressured (in a positive way) to accomplish everything you set yourself to achieve for the day. Make a realistic list, or you’ll be frustrated. I like to see it in a weekly planner, like that it’s easier for me to plan according to what I did the previous day. Also, at the end of the week, you will feel like you were super productive, that will boost your confidence and it will make you improve on your work every day.

4. Plan out your meals

At the end of every day, I like to make a small list with ideas for meals for the following day. This saves me a lot of time meaning I get to get more things done.

5. Have fun

Now that you spend your day being extremely productive, you deserve to have fun and relax. Be with your family and friends, watch a few episodes of your favourite series, just enjoy your time. Don’t forget to be proud of your achievements, you might not have the results right away, but you will have them!

Thank you so much for reading it and let me know if you have more tips to be productive, hopefully, the weekly planner helped you! I will see you in my next post.