I have changed over the years. Probably in a good way. Some years ago, I was that girl that worked out in all my makeup! I couldn’t dab my sweaty face with a towel because my makeup would stain the towel!
I’m not like that anymore. In fact, I’ve barely worn make up for the past 4 months. I’ve been in such a whirlwind of cooking, work and classes that I haven’t had time! Not even to put on my trusty mascara!
Then I started the BRITA Boost Challenge and they sent me a lovely hamper of treats including face creams, face mask, vitamins, mascara…and I realised I had lost my way just a little! I used to be the girl that would walk into Boots the Chemist and spend £30 on the newest products for my hair, face and skin!
My skin seems always seems to tell me how my body is doing internally and although I have been eating well this month, my skin doesn’t seem to reflect that. I then worked an exclusive event hosted by Birchbox at the lululemon showroom. They invited some beauty bloggers along to experience an express yoga class with the wonderful Celeste (a lululemon ambassador) followed by a talk entitled ‘Tiny Tweaks’.
Birchbox was founded in 2010 to provide a new way for customers to discover beauty and lifestyle products online. You get to try the latest and greatest brands each month through personalised deliveries of deluxe samples. Members can then learn more about each of the brands via exclusive tutorials, interviews, trend round ups and ingredient breakdowns!
I think I had my jaw open for the entire talk. Celeste told us about her skin woes and how she worked through them. She also spoke about her being vegetarian which was literally food for thought for me. I have barely eaten meat in January and have been enjoying it! She reminded us about the difference that those small changes, tiny tweaks, can make. If you want to change your diet, start off small. Cut down sugar, cut out your 3 a day coffee habit…it’s completely up to you where you start!
One thing that Celeste spoke about that really sparked an interest with me was Live Blood Analysis. I haven’t had a chance to research it yet but I’m sure it’s something I will be looking into!
As for yoga! I am singing from the rooftops about the benefits! Especially as I am currently undertaking the 21 day yoga challenge! You don’t have to do 90 minutes every day to get the benefits; a 30 min class or home practice will do you just as good when time is limited.
And remember, all those tiny tweaks will add up to the bigger change that you desire…
Breathe deeply and appreciate the moment…
Elle 🙂 x
p.s. Birchbox would love to treat you too! If you subscribe, they will send a complimentary extra box for a friend – simply quote BBX2014 at the shopping bag page to redeem.