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SELF-LOVE: Avocado

Do you know that avocado is superfood💪 🥑? It is one of the most nutrient-dense foods available 🤗. Avocado is among the richest in fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin E, good fats such as Omega-9 and magnesium among all fruits 🤩
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But it’s not only very healthy for your diet but it’s also great for your skin! 🧖‍♀️
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Avocado moisturizes, smoothes and protects skin from losing water 💧. It can delay the aging process and it stimulates collagen synthesis so it works like an anti-aging cream! 🤩
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Now that you know its superpowers it’s time to use it in a natural face mask! 😉
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You can make a facemask that is great for discoloration of your skin out of avocado 🥑 and couple drops of lemon juice 🍋. You just need to mix those 2 ingredients, put fresh mixture on your face and you’ll see 1st effects after 15 minutes when you wash it off! 🤗
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Try another facemask that will moisturize your skin – mix avocado 🥑 with 1 tbsp of honey 🍯. Mix it well. Put the mixture on your skin, neck and hair! Wash off after 15 min ☺

Have you ever tried such a facemask with a fresh avocado? 🥑

P.s. Snow fight! ❄
Did I get you? 😉

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SELF-LOVE: Work on your dreams no matter what vs rest no matter what 🤔

You need to listen to your body and rest when needed 🙏
I have been working too much + had too much stress in November and December and I still ‘feel it’ in my body 😫. Even though i’m not working that much now in January, I have finally lazy weekends and sleep well 🛌, I still feel tired and don’t have that energy to jump into spiral of work 🤷🏼‍♀️ and have been taking it slowly so far in the 1st half of January and that’s ok 😉. I’m still moving forward, just taking small steps.
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Don’t push yourself if you don’t feel like it ⚠️. Don’t say “I’ll do it no matter what!” if you don’t want to do it ⚠️. It may seem contradictory to me pushing you to follow your dreams and to work on yourself but it’s not, you just have to find that balance ⚖.
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If you’ll be pushing yourself and not feel like it not only your body will give up and you will feel tired all the time but you’ll drop that dream/project quickly as forcing yourself to work on it won’t make you happy 🤷🏼‍♀️.
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Create a healthy, individual routine for yourself 😊. Try what works for you and what doesn’t. I work 8h at my full-time ‘normal’ job, then work 4-5h on my projects/dream and always need those 3-4h of rest in the evening when I watch Netflix with my husband 🤩, workout and/or play PS4 🕹. And as for weekends I work on my projects for couple hours on Saturdays (but not each Saturday) and always leave Sunday fully off to do nothing and let my body and mind rest 🤗.

What works best for you?

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SELF-LOVE: Coffee Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:
🔸️1 cup Cane or Brown Sugar
🔸️½ cup Ground Coffee
🔸️1 cup Coconut Oil room temperature 🥥
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Instructions:
➡️ Combine cane sugar and coconut oil in small mixing bowl.
➡️ Add ground coffee to mixture. ➡️ Stir well. Add more ground coffee if desired.
➡️ Garnish with a sprinkle of ground coffee.

Enjoy! 🤗

Source: https://www.mommymusings.com

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Merry Christmas! Be here & now

There couldn’t be a better day for self-love day than Christmas Eve! 😁 Now you have no excuses but to slow down, to focus on here & now, to be PRESENT 😉🎁
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Which time are you most present in normally? 🤔 Deep into the past, fully soaked into memories, remembering good old days 💭; in the present focusing on present moment and present emotions or in the future 🔜, constantly planning what to do next 📅, creating ‘to do’ lists for upcoming day/week/month? 🤷🏼‍♀️
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If you’re in the past or in the future, do everything you can to change that and to go… BACK TO THE PRESENT! 🔙 You won’t enjoy Christmas or, for that matter, your whole life, if you’re not present here & now! 😉 You won’t be happy and calm if you’re constantly somewhere in the past in your mind or constantly running towards future! 🤷🏼‍♀️
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Notice what’s happening around you NOW ⬇️, what’s the taste of the meal you’re eating, what does it smell like in the room, what do you feel…be here & now! 🤗
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I gotta say that lately I’ve been constantly in the future – planning upcoming posts, upcoming days, weeks…I’ve been deep in December in my mind since the end of October as I’ve been planning and preparing everything for Smiley Advent Calendar 😅 Constantly couple days ahead of myself. STOP! 🛑 This is not how it should look like and I can’t wait for Christmas to stop it all and to just be present 😍. To rest and not plan anything. To concentrate on Xmas meals and their taste, to smell the Xmas tree, to be here & now 🤩
 
Merry Christmas all! 😘 Enjoy this day and as they say „stop and smell the roses”. 🤗

P.s. I made my 1st ever ebook! Here’s a little preview – get the full version here – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pn_hj9Nuuotts7DVFZfV8j8zGZFgTJYy/view?usp=drivesdk

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SELF-LOVE: Breathing excercises

How’s your self-care time? 👌 Do you put yourself first? 💅 Do you allow yourself to say ‘no’ to others and ‘yes’ to you and your needs? 🤗
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I gotta say that I have finally learned to do that this year 😊 I started planning my days off and by planning I mean writing in my calendar “REST TIME – DO NOT PLAN/DO ANYTHING!” haha 😅.
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But I’ve really started putting myself first too. I don’t feel bad rejecting some other plans if, e.g. a friend calls me on my day off to do something/party and I say “sorry, it’s me-time and I want and need to rest and spend some time by myself” 😉. If you say that to your friend and he/she doesn’t understand it then he/she is not a friend! 😉
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I really cherish me-time and I try to have such a day at least once a month 😊
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How about you? Do you have enough of me-time? Do you spend some time alone just chilling and having some quality time with yourself? 🤩

Scroll down to see an amazing excercise for a self-love time!

🎄Smiley Advent Calendar 🎄
I changed my Instagram Feed into 1 big Advent Calendar! 🤩
There already were 2 surprises including a tutorial for a homemade Xmas gift!

Check it out on my Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/smileysociety/

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SELF-LOVE: DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub 🤤
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This Gingerbread Sugar Scrub smells so delicious that you’ll want to eat it! 🤤 Double or triple the recipe for an easy homemade gift idea 🤩🎁
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The great thing about this Gingerbread Sugar Scrub is that it’s all-natural, using ingredients you probably have on hand in your kitchen 🤗
+ Great for Xmas season!
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Ingredients:
1 cup sugar 🍚
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup coconut oil or other carrier oil 🥥
¼ cup almond oil
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon nutmeg 🌰
Mason-style jar with lid
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How to Make Gingerbread Sugar Scrub:
➡️ In a medium-sized bowl combine all ingredients except oils.
➡️ Gradually add coconut & almond oil until scrub reaches desired consistency (you may use more or less of stated amount).
➡️ Scoop Gingerbread Scrub into mason jar.
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To Use: Gently apply a scoopful of scrub to wet skin in a circular motion, concentrating on dry patches and rough areas 🧖‍♀️. Rinse with warm water 💦
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Source: https://www.mommymusings.com

P.s. Only 5 days left till our Smiley Advent Calendar on my Instagram! Will you be joining? Follow me on Instagram for a surprise everyday for 24 days starting on Dec 1st!

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SELF-LOVE: Pumpkin Hair Mask

Fall means pumpkins, and that means a lot of baked goods and other treats loaded up with it everywhere 😋.  But you don’t have to stop there!  You can make a Pumpkin Hair Mask!  🧖‍♀️🎃
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Pumpkin has wonderful benefits for your hair and skin, not to mention the aromatherapy of smelling pumpkin pie while you relax during your homemade beauty treatment 😍.
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Pumpkin is moisturizing. The vitamin A it contains is great for your scalp, and it encourages hair growth.  Some people use cinnamon for dry brittle hair, to treat some forms of dandruff, and as a natural stimulant for hair growth 🤗.  Finally, the coconut oil adds a conditioning layer to your hair, infusing it with softness and moisturizing your scal 🤩 Try this quick and simple hair mask this fall.
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Ingredients
½ cup Pumpkin Puree 🎃
2 tsp. Coconut oil (unrefined)🥥
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 Vitamin E capsule
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Instructions
➡️ Mix pumpkin puree, cinnamon, vitamin E capsule, and coconut oil in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.
➡️ If your coconut oil is a solid, you may want to warm it in the microwave in 20 second increments until melted before mixing.

Source: https://thisrollercoastercalledlife.com

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SELF-LOVE: Hand cream

This hand cream recipe is easy, however some of the ingredients are not found in the average pantry.
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The orange and vanilla scent is gorgeous and it goes with this hand wash, however feel free to use your favourite essentials oils 😊
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Ingredients:
a sterilised jar to fit 55 ml or 1.9 oz
12 g/0.4 oz cocoa butter 🍫
12g/0.4 oz beeswax or coconut oil 🥥
30ml/1 fl oz almond, grape seed or calendula oil 🍇
10 drops of carrot or borage seed oil 🥕
10 drops orange or tangerine and vanilla essential oils (optional) 🍊
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➡️ Melt cocoa butter and beeswax in a bain marie (a bowl sitting in a saucepan of water), stir well, turn off the heat and add the almond, carrot or borage and essential oils.
➡️ Pour into a sterilised jar while still warm. Label and enjoy using up in six months if not before 🤗

Enjoy! 🤩

Source: http://blahblahmagazine.com.au

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SELF-LOVE: 5 Self-love Exercises That You Need To Practice. NOW

The situation in the world is more and more intense 😓 (and even more intense in Poland now as government keeps taking our rights, now e.g. with an abortion 😡), we are all more and more stressed (I know I am) so it is EVEN MORE IMPORTANT to take care of our mental health now, to be good to ourselves and to practice self-love 🙏
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What are the Benefits Of Practising Self Love Exercises?
By getting into the habit of practising a self-care routine you will:
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🔅 Nourish your body with healthy food and activities
🔅Put yourself first sometimes and learn to say ‘no’.
🔅Take a much-needed break from social media without feeling utterly guilty and wretched.
🔅Indulge without feeling guilty.
🔅Learn to recognise thoughts for what they are and not act upon them.
🔅Love and respect yourself more
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5 Self-love Exercises That You Need To Practice. NOW
➡️ # 1: Write 📝
Sit and write down everything that’s on your mind.
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➡️ # 2: Walk 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️
Pick some excluded, quiet place, put a warm jumper & face mask on and go for a walk.
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➡️ # 3: Make a Date With Yourself 💖
Watch some movie you love, read a good book, draw, paint, just spend some quality time with you and you only!
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➡️ # 4: Workout 💪
Working out is always good. It’s not only about health benefits but it is good for your mind too! Let it all go. Just let all your anger or frustration out – kickboxing is best for that! You’ll feel so much better!
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➡️ # 5: Don’t forget the small things 🎁
Get yourself something nice! Maybe buy some girly magazine to read about some totally trivial things? Or  go online shopping and get new pair of earing or some new book? Anything that will make you happy! 🤗

Remember to treat yourself well! 😘

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SELF-LOVE: Soothing Calendula and Greek Yogurt Mask

Calendula is known to help heal your skin, so it makes for the perfect beauty treatment! 💁🏼‍♀️
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Ingredients:
🔸️2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt
🔸️1 Teaspoon calendula powder
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➡️Mix the yogurt and calendula together until well combined
➡️ Apply the mixture to your clean face and neck area if desired
➡️ Let the mask ‘set’ for 15 minutes before washing off.

Source: https://getinspiredeveryday.com