As the crisp breeze of autumn starts to weave its way into our days, I find myself eagerly reaching for cosy sweaters, warm beverages, and, of course, a renewed commitment to my health and well-being. With each change of season, I’m reminded of the importance of nurturing both my body and mind, and this Autumn is no exception. I have a particular affinity with this season as I’m a September baby! As the leaves turn and the days grow a bit shorter, I’m excited to explore a new array of wellness products that align with my goal of making self-care and health a top priority. Here’s what I’m coveting and enjoying at the moment…
Veja Impala Trainers
A new season usually calls for a little wardrobe update and I’ve worn out my current trainers to the point where the sole literally ripped off mid-padel session a few weeks ago! These Veja Impala trainers have caught my eye… ok not super practical given the light colour but I feel like I may be entering my beige/cream era and these align very well with that! I love the sustainability elements of the brand (I own a few other casual pairs) and I think new kicks do wonders for boosting workout motivation!
Sarah K Bed Linen
I’ve really not been sleeping well over the last couple of months. I think it’s mainly down to hot summer weather and the fact I live in a Victorian terraced house that has the sole purpose of keeping heat IN! It’s true, Victorian houses were built to retain heat… back in the day when central heating wasn’t a thing! Now, I don’t want to say I’m “looking forward” to autumn but my god I need my room to be less like a furness! I know sleep is such a pillar of wellbeing so, to treat myself, I recently bought some lovely new bed linen from Sarah K in hopes that, along with cooler weather, new sheets might help me drift off easier! Her linens are so luxe and hotel-like and I love the embroidered detailing. I’ve lived with one, yes one, bedding set for years so this really does feel like a luxury to be able to rotate bedding rather than washing and re-making the bed on the same day with the same sheets. I’ve lost count how many times it’s got to 10 pm and my husband and I groan as we realise we’ve forgotten to put the sheets back on!
Lola Massage Device
I’m trialling a new treadmill (review coming soon) but since upping my incline walking and running, my calves have gotten so tight! Being an ex-ballerina, you may be surprised to learn I’m actually not great at remembering to stretch before and after a workout. I’ve gotten so lazy with it since I stopped dancing! Thankfully the Lola Massage Gun has come into my life and it feels SO GOOD to give my calves some TLC after a tread session. I use it on any area I can reach, traps, quads and even the soles of my feet if I’ve been on my feet all day. It comes in so many pretty colours too!
The Bath Project Box
One thing I’m looking forward to now that summer is on the way out is baths! Ugh I am just not a shower person and the last few months it’s been way too warm to have a long soak in the tub. Trust me, I’ve tried and my temples drip with sweat after just a few minutes! To commemorate the start of bath season, I’m trying out The Bath Project’s Sensitive Box which is filled with some lovely bathing goodies to soothe and soften skin. I’m big into Aloe Vera at the moment so I’m loving the Aloe Powder which helps to calm sensitive skin and reduce irritation. Their boxes are such a lovely treat for any bath lover and would make the perfect gift with Christmas looming.
24 Carat Gold Manicure
Fresh nails are definitely a form of self-care for me… and while I’m learning to perfect my own technique in a bid to be more thoughtful about the money I spend on treatments, I can’t deny I was very excited to be invited to try a 24 Carat Gold Manicure Ritual by L’Atelier Green at The Lanesborough Club and Spa. A dreamy new collaboration that uses plant-based only products, this treatment offers the ultimate luxury manicure (or pedicure, it’s your choice!). Aside from the usual cuticle care, your hands get adorned in a gold jelly mask and left to infuse cocooned in a hot towel before a receiving heavenly massage to relieve tension. Next, the combination of 24-carat gold leaves and LED light therapy is used to reduce inflammation and decrease cell degradation, a truly unique element that elevates this manicure to the next level. Finally, a gel or polish of your choice is expertly applied to your perfectly groomed nails followed by a final mist of Rose water to complete the treatment. H.E.A.V.E.N.
With a colder season ahead, I’m definitely making an effort to top up on vitamins and nutrients to see myself through the seasonal shift. B12 deficiency is more common than you think and it plays a huge role in energy. I’m a huge huge fan of BettterYou’s spray supplements and I’ve recently started taking their B12 in a bid to beat the autumn slump. 4 sprays deliver an impressive 1,200μg of vitamin B12 and it takes like apricots so it’s quite a delight to take each morning! I’m also on their vitamin D spray for obvious reasons… bye bye sunshine. See you next spring!
words by Molly Jennings