May is a month full of bank holidays and with an extra one to boot for the coronation – what I’d love to do is to urge you all to use even just one of these bank holiday days to really look after yourself. This month, joy is the theme of my wellness must-haves. Do something you’ve been wanting to do for ages like take a boat down the river Thames or get away for a few days. Or even book dinner in a restaurant you’ve wanted to try or a movie you’ve been keen to see. So many times we put off what we want to do in favour of the things that we feel we have to do but life is all about balancing priorities – and sometimes that is doing something as boring as your tax return, but you also need to prioritise the good stuff, the fun things, the activities that bring joy. If you can’t get away then take yourself down to a flower stall and buy yourself a bunch, or just eat your lunch outside with grass in between your toes. Whatever you do, make sure it sparks a little (or a lot) of happiness. I promise you won’t regret it.
Vitality American Express Cardmembers Earn Cashback When They Workout
It’s time to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to fitness as Vitality American Express Cardmembers can earn cashback linked to how active they are. They can earn up to an additional £10 cashback monthly with the Vitality Cashback Booster, which tracks monthly activity points with Vitality before converting them into cashback. Check out the Vitality American Express Cashback Map to find out what different cities are doing to gain points and earn cashback. You can also try out the Vitality American Express Cashback Calculator to find out how much cashback you could earn from your day-to-day exercise habits. And finally, visit the American Express website to discover how much you could earn if you are a Vitality member, and apply for a Vitality American Express® Credit Card. Based on a qualifying Health or Life Plan with a monthly maximum spend of £1,000 and an adult member earning at least 160 Vitality activity points per month. The Vitality American Express Card has a representative 41.0% APR variable. Applicants must be 18 years old or over and approval is subject to status.
Sephora Has Launched in the UK – My Top Wellness + Beauty Picks
These masks have gained cult status recently and for good reason, they really do work wonders. By infusing the skin with lots of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as seaweed and Vitamin E, the mask works to not only reduce puffiness but also increase the cell function helping to slow down the aeging process.
Beauty sleep in a bottle, this potent blend of antioxidants, omegas and vitamins is 100% natural and glides onto the skin before bed helping nourish, hydrate and restore. The fragrance is one of my faves from NEOM and will also help you drift off into a deep, restful sleep.
The Beauty Chef Glow, £48
I have long been obsessed with this nutritious powder that helps give my skin a good boost pre-summer. It includes 18 Certified Organic wholefoods including bio-fermented maqui berries, queen garnet plum and pomegranate fruit peel extract, as well as vitamin C to help boost collagen production. Plus it tastes totally delicious on its own, or with a dash of oat milk. It’s the ultimate skin savior from the inside out.
Hands up if you love working out but never seem to find time to stretch? Me too! This Gymcline Foam Roller has saved my limbs and my posture on a number of occasions. Designed to target areas of the body that most need it, this foam roller massages the muscles to help keep you limber!
Brand of the moment Medik8 never falters when it comes to creating products that deliver noticeable results. I recently had a facial where the therapist told me I needed to do something about my pore size – I turned to Medik8 Pore Minimising Tonic and have been thrilled with the results. It works by using AHAs mandelic and lactic acids to regulate oil production and flush out blockages, allowing pores to shrink back to their natural size.
Quote of the Month
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu
Fascinating Podcast to Listen to: Diary of a CEO – Episode 236: Doctor & Therapist to The World’s Superstars: Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus & Bella Hadid, Dr Amen
Some fascinating insights into the brain – what to do and what NOT to do for a healthy brain, spoiler alert – the list includes not playing football, drinking alcohol, never learning anything new or eating fish and being sedentary… plus many more!
Easy WFH Lunch Recipes
My lunches this Spring have been GOOD. After months of eating the same thing again and again I decided to put in a bit of effort (but not too much!) and get a bit creative in the kitchen making salads that taste delicious and are super healthy for you. Here are my three fave that I currently have on rota!