January is always an exciting start to the year, brimming with new year resolutions and a focus on kickstarting your health habits. However, February can feel like a tricky month. It’s cold and wet, but it’s also the perfect time to remind yourself to dedicate a little bit of time to yourself, to put yourself first. It’s easy to become accustomed to putting others ahead of ourselves, but giving yourself some time to decompress and dedicate time to yourself is the best way to feel rejuvenated.

How you practice self-care is up to you, but for me, it’s about taking a little bit of time for myself every day to simply relax and treat myself with kindness. Here are a few self-care essentials that help me celebrate those everyday moments just for me.

Stories Parfums: If a love language could be scent, it would definitely be mine. To me, there is nothing more special than being given or treating myself to a candle or perfume. I never underestimate the power of fragrance. Scent has always been a powerful way to enhance my mood and transport me back to a moment in life. For example, my husband bought me a special perfume for our wedding day, and every time I wear it, I’m reminded of that day. The scent of a perfume, candle, or body care product can instantly set me up for the day or relax me in the evening. It’s the perfect way to celebrate those everyday moments. Stories Parfums is a gorgeous brand founded as a testament to the power of fragrance, with the hope of giving people the space to stop and connect with their past, present, or even dream for their future. Their perfumes are my favourite way to start the day, and their candles are the perfect way to unwind in the evening. I love how the candles come in a trio of base, mid, and top notes so you can tailor the scent combination to your mood.

Neom Magnesium Bath Milk: One of my favourite ways to relax and take some time for myself is with a nice long bath, some gorgeous bath products, a scented candle, and a really good series (I am currently re-watching Gilmore Girls, which I do this time of year, every year). Neom’s Real Luxury Bath Milk is my favourite way to soak away any stress of the day. The added magnesium is perfect for relaxing any aches and pains, and the jojoba oil, argan oil, vitamin E, and aloe vera help to hydrate my skin. Plus, it smells absolutely amazing; this is my moment of calm.

CurrentBody Skin RF Device: I am officially obsessed with CurrentBody for their amazing skincare tools. Their LED masks are one of the most sought-after (and for very good reason). My complexion feels and looks great with my daily dose of LED, but now they have a Radio Frequency device that is incredible for boosting collagen, reducing wrinkles, and tightening the skin. I feel like I have had a mini facelift at home, and it has helped boost my confidence. Having just turned 40, I have definitely noticed my skin needs a little extra TLC to look its very best, so this device is perfect for enhancing my skin’s radiance and texture in the comfort of my home, which means I can do it more often.

My favourite Masks… 

My skin is feeling like it needs a little extra tlc at the moment and these are some of my favourites to keep my skin looking and feeling its very best.

Omorovicza Ulta Mud Mask

The perfect mask to detoxify the skin, boost moisture levels and even out skin tone.

Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask 

This mask is instant youth in a bottle and helps your skin look hydrated and more plump.

MZ Skin Vitamin-Infused Meso Sheet Mask  

I am obsessed with sheet masks and this one is perfect for when your skin is looking a little tired giving you a much brighter complexion.