The other day, I took advantage of some natural lighting and decided to play around with flat-lays. I also discovered just how many pink things I have lying around my room! That’s rich, coming from someone who claims that blue is their favourite colour! I have to admit, I’m growing more and more attracted to pink each day.
Anyway, sometimes life can just feel dull and ‘meh’. So in those moments, it can be good to have activities which can take away your focus from the troubles of life, at least for a few moments. I have 3 which I usually go to, but not all the time. Usually if I’m worrying about something I simply just sit in one place and panic. When I do these activities though, I feel a little lighter and happier for some reason.
P.S. all photos are by yours truly
You might be thinking, ‘but I’m a beginner, I can’t even get moisturizer right’.
Related: My ‘Beauty’ Fails
It’s alright, wearing makeup is just about the art of putting makeup on. You can use it as a time to practice, or if you’re slightly less of a beginner, you can do a simple beat and just take a few selfies under good lighting.
I used to do this often, and I found it quite relaxing. It helped me practice, because for one I don’t really bother with makeup during school. In fact, when I wear makeup (powder and lip gloss, brows sometimes) people don’t even know I’m wearing makeup! They’re always like ‘why didn’t you put on makeup?’ and I’m so confused. That’s by the way. So yeah, get out those brushes and palettes and get to painting!
Of course, not everyone has the time, patience or energy for that, so here’s another option:
A Face Mask/Skincare
There’s just something about caring for my skin that makes me feel ten times better. It makes me feel I’m getting my life together, even when the otherwise might be the case.
You don’t have to use a store-bought facial mask like the one in the photo, but you can get your DIY hat on! A turmeric and honey facial mask is not a bad start. It’s refreshing when you can wash off the mask, and feel the smoothness of your skin.
This can also extend to full body loving, using a body scrub. I used to use a coffee scrub by Frank Body. It was BOMB! Unfortunately , they’re back in Australia, and your girl can’t be bothered paying exorbitant prices for a coffee scrub right now. I’m searching for body scrubs which are sold in Nigeria, and until I get one, I’ll just stick to treating my face.
Shaving Your Legs
Last but not the least, another way I treat myself is by getting rid of my leg hair. I remember this video where the girl shaved her legs, and went around forcing everyone to touch them. I love the feeling of smooth legs, especially when they glisten after you put lotion/oil on them. Not everyone shaves their legs nor has time to, but those who do, know what’s up.
I use Veet. I remember the day I discovered it as a slightly-younger me. It was like I was hit by unicorn dust and stars jumped from the package. I never knew there was a way to shave legs apart from the good ol’ shaving stick, which had sucked my blood more times than I’d like to admit.
From that day, I knew we were to become the best of friends. I have quite long legs, so you can imagine I don’t want to sit around all day going slowly over the pesky hairs with a shaving stick (and still managing to miss out a whole portion at the back). I love slathering the product on then waiting the required time before scraping it off, leaving my legs re-birthed.
Of course, I have other ways – chocolate, binge blog reading, listening to music, etc. However, these three things are the mains (…and also the things I could photograph for an awesome flat lay)
Did you like the photos? I am honestly loving the seemingly limitless creativity that comes with flat lays.
How do you treat yourself?