10 Facebook Pages You'll Love || Part 1

Part one of my 'Facebook pages you're going to love' series. These are all pages that I've followed [sometimes for years] and have found their pages offer inspiration, honesty and lots of fun. I love the visual aspect of Instagram, I love the informative aspect of blogging and I love the social (well duh haha) aspect of Twitter and Facebook. These pages are a great mix of all 3, some of these pages I actually find far better than their actual blogs. 

There's a real mish-mash of pages from homemade creators, artists and bloggers. Each of them bringing a little bit of sunshine to a slow-moving social site. 

Here goes:

Moon to Moon || If you love bohemian inspired home decor or rustic lifestyles then this is a page you'll love. Even if you're not entirely boho-loving you're still going to feel inspired with the colourful photography and lifestyle friendly topics of interests. 

Alexis Southam Jewellery || Alexis makes really pretty silver jewellery that's miles apart from what other creators make. There's a definite nature feel with her designs with pieces including leaves, birds and animals. Honestly take a look you're going to fall in love with her designs especially as she posts works in progress posts which allows you to get a sense of the person behind the page.

Ana Bagayan || Aliens, UFO's and the otherworldly are the inspiration behind this page. Ana's art is out-of-this-world (excuse the bad pun). 

The Filigree || There's a fine line between utterly cute and fantasy like and weirdly-weird and The Filigree are miles away from the weird line. This page is run by a husband and wife team of creators, there are shots showing how they create these fantastical creatures and, if you happen to fall in love with one of these figurines expect to have to slog out the wait because these sell so fast (like eerily fast) due to their mahoosive following. 

Ban. Do || I've only recently found this brand and I'm in love. Cute stationery, organisers and product shots.

For Strange Women || I've been a long time fan of this gothic inspired scent brand (since the creation of Etsy near enough) and even to this day I can't help but be drawn in with her amazing product shots, her perfume concoctions and her product descriptions. I can't recommend her lip balms and her perfumes enough - and - if you're not into scents and balms then pour yourself over her gorgeous images.

Liberty London Girl || LLG is a blogger and like most bloggers her she likes to post about lifestyle and fashion. The difference here is that her Facebook is so pristine and pretty. Her FB is as equally gorgeous as her IG and that's saying something because FB pages have a tendency to become jumbled and mish-mashed don't they.

Free People || Free People is my go-to on Facebook and as a blog site. Yes,  I love their clothing (who doesn't) but I also love that they post incredibly helpful information, DIY and creatables and generally all round bohemian-themed posts that inspire me to no end. 

Skunkboy Blog || Back to school, new hairstyles, gorgeous clothing that makes me jealous because I'd look like an old hipster if I tried to pull them off and a splash of vintage. Lifestyle posts that will keep you on your toes - and - it's all so damn pretty.

Sugarlaws || Sugarlaws is the parenting version of Liberty London Girl. Nice posts showing their lives, some gorgeous product shots and thought out posts. 

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Want a Healthier Lifestyle? Use This Guide

We could all probably make some improvements to our lifestyles. The key is to make small changes slowly, so that we're more likely to stick to them. If we make too many changes at once, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed and give up. Take a look at these tips and focus on one at a time to lead a healthier lifestyle! 

Cut Out Bad Habits

What bad habits do you have that you could cut out? Maybe you eat a lot of junk, smoke, or drink too much. Not getting enough sleep could even be classed as a bad habit. Try your best to cut these out, and get some outside help if you need it. It can be really hard, but it’ll be the best thing you ever do. 

Get Regular Exercise

Regular exercise is a must for everybody! It doesn’t matter too much which type you do, so long as you enjoy it. Exercise is great for our mind, body, and soul. If you have goals, exercise to reach those goals. If you just want to be healthy and happy, you can go for pretty much anything. 

Eat for Nourishment

Instead of eating for enjoyment all the time, eat for nourishment. Nourish your body with the things it needs to flourish and function. If you exercise, make sure you’re eating foods that will support this kind of exercise. Eating for enjoyment is nice occasionally. It should be for every single meal! 

Focus on Your Mind

Your mind should be healthy, not just the things you can see. There are lots of things you can do to make your mind healthier; meditation, number challenges, reading, and more. Make a habit of exercising your mind! 

Get Plenty of Sleep

Sleep is the key to functioning properly. People need different amounts, but generally it’s 7-8 hours a night. Just beware that getting too much sleep can be bad for us too. Anymore than 8-9 hours and you might find you feel even worse after you've woken up. 

Laugh and Have Fun

Laughter is good for the soul, and having fun will help to destress. Do things you enjoy just to make yourself happy. Focus on hobbies and spend time with your friends. 

Improve Yourself 

Take a look at the ways you can improve yourself and then take those steps to improvement. Don’t just think about them. Actually do something about them! Don’t get stuck in a rut. You might feel you need to improve yourself physically with treatments like vaser lipo. If you feel you’ll be happier afterwards, then go for it - just be sure you’re in the right frame of mind.  

Live in the Moment

Living in the moment takes practice, but it always helps us to leave a happier more satisfying life. Stop focusing on the past and future. Focus on right now. Don't worry; take deep breaths and take in everything in the present moment. It’s all we have! It might sound silly to you, but you don't want to spend your whole life without truly appreciating the here and now.

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Wrinkle Prevention in 4 Easy Steps

I might only be in my thirties, but that doesn't mean that I’m not panicking about the onset of wrinkles which seems to be coming in thicker and faster than I'd really like - initially I always thought wrinkles slowly progressed, I never considered that you could wake up and 'WHAM' you're sporting some mighty fine new facial creases. You may not realise it, but for most of us ladies, the first signs of aging start to appear between 30 and 35 years of age, depending on your health some are lucky enough to make it closer to forty, some [like myself] have fought the battle of impending fine lines since their middle twenties.

No one wants crow's feet to appear on their youthfully smooth skin - something that most of us spend our twenties dreading. Sadly, wrinkles are unavoidable - at some point or another, you will see the first signs of aging. That being said, there are a few things that you can do to prevent them, or at least, prolong their arrival.

Intrigued? Of course, you are - who wouldn't want to know how to prevent those pesky lines from appearing?

Eat lots of healthy foods

Did you know that a balanced diet can do wonders for your skin’s health? If you want skin that is happy and takes longer to age, you need to make sure that you are eating all of the right foods. Just like what you eat can affect your body’s health, if you eat the wrong things, they can also wreak havoc on your skin.

As well as following a diet that’s low in fats and processed foods, it’s also important to eat lots of fruits and veggies. Any foods that contain vitamins A, C, and E are great for your skin’s health, so make sure to eat lots of these. 

Give your skin some love

Don't leave your skin to fend for itself, take the time to look after it. Just like you take care of the rest of your body, your skin also needs some love.

Start off by putting a daily skin care routine in place - this should include cleansing, toning, and moisturising. You will also need to exfoliate, at least two to three times a week. For your moisturiser, make sure to opt for an anti-aging night cream, and a day cream with an SPF factor. A day cream with an SPF factor is crucial, as one of the most common causes of premature aging is sun damage. Many people don't realise it, but even on cold, cloudy days, your skin can still be damaged by the sun’s rays. 

A night moisturiser that’s anti-aging is a must. As when your skin ages, it loses some of its natural proteins - collagen and elastin, and without them, the skin starts to sag, and fine lines appear. However, if you use an anti-aging moisturiser that contains these proteins, you can prevent your skin from aging too quickly.

Sleep Time 

Sleep is so important for our health and it allows our body to rest while it recuperates from the daily damage, stress and hectic lifestyles we all lead. Getting a full restful sleep is key to good health and wrinkle prevention so make time to wind down before you catch some Zzzz's. Why not dim the lights, read a chapter of a new book, listen to some music or catch up on a show. Meditation is important in our home as we can relax our bodies into quick REM while also detoxing built up stress too. Youtube has some excellent beginner meditation lessons and guided tutorials. 

Some say that the material you sleep on too is important and many of Hollywood's leading ladies use silk or satin pillowcases to ensure there's no rubbing of their skin which can cause damage. Finally why not spritz your pillow or bottom sheet with some lavender essential oil spray or apply a few drops to the inside of your pillow so that your body heat activates the calming benefits of the oil.

Dermal fillers

If you aren't happy with the results from anti-aging products, the next step is to consider cosmetic surgery. While I have never been a big fan of fillers and injections but for some they're a great option and can look very natural. 

Dermal fillers are also known as wrinkle injections. They can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Improving your appearance, and making your skin look younger and healthier. Fillers are quick and painless, compared to other cosmetic treatments, like face lifts and they can be done within a matter of minutes, leaving minimal bruising and scarring, unlike many other methods. So are ideal for giving your skin an instant boost and reducing the signs of aging. 

If you want to keep your skin looking youthful, all you need to do is take the ideas above into account and take it a step at a time, stopping where you feel comfortable. While most of us strive to retain our youthful looks you also need to work on feeling comfortable in your naturally ageing body. Care and attention to your skin is good but trying to iron out every line, wrinkle and blemish isn't.

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