This ones for you mamas, who if like me think their beauty regime basically consists of feeling 'on it', if you happened to have a shower that day and taken your make up off that night. Maybe you didn't even put make up on? Ahh well, look at it this way, you saved yourself the hassle of taking it off.
Seriously though, any beauty routine you once had seems to disappear, doesn't it? Hello. Motherhood.
I actually find it laughable how much time I invested in my skin and body care in my twenties, when my skin probably needed it least. Now I'm in my thirties and my skin is literally crying out for love yet there just never seems to be the time. Wine and sleep just come higher up on my reward list these days. Sleep, yes, but wine definitely does nothing to help the skin. Now wouldn't that be wonderful?!
So I've vowed to make more time for myself and address my lack of a beauty regime. In the past I've always been one to focus on my face skin care but not my body and I've really noticed a change in the last year. It's always so dull and dry and that ain't a pretty combo, and it's only going to get worse with the winter months coming up. I recently started using L'Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate, it seems the whole world is going crazy for almond milk just now and with good reason.
This body lotion seemed a really good option for me because although my skin feels dry it's also lost its elasticity (thanks, thirties :/ ). I had no idea but almonds are known for their toning qualities which L'Occitane have harnessed into their entire Almond range. The lotion has a beautiful lightweight feel which as you apply sinks right into the skin leaving it feeling soft, smooth and with no residue, which is a big plus for me. I hate when lotions take forever to sink in, this one is perfect to add to my morning routine as it literally takes no time at all.
Though when you add in two helpers it takes a little longer. Ahh, alone time, what is that again? They actually love rubbing it in as it's usually me putting cream on them as they both have sensitive skin, about time they returned the favour ;). Already my skin feels so much smoother and there's something to be said for just how much doing little things, such as this, can really improve your mental health and well-being. When I neglect myself I start to not like myself very much and it's a rut I don't want to fall in again. I want to spend the rest of my thirties loving my body and be proud of what it has achieved, rather than being my own worst enemy.
So if like me you've been in the need of some tlc, L'Occitane is giving away a luxury hamper worth over £300, with some gorgeous runners up prizes too!
First Prize - A luxury L'Occitane En Provence hamper worth over £300.
Five Runners Up Prizes - 3x Shea Butter Travel Essentials & 2x Almond Travel Essentials Collections.
To enter is simple, just click over to the L'OCCITANE COMPETITION HERE and enter your name and email, once complete each entrant will receive a free delivery code as well.
Competition ends 3rd October 2016. Good luck!
I needed to finish this post off with this last picture, because it just makes me smile. No matter how rundown or lagging in my beauty regime I may be, one fact remains, these boys still love me for me. What motherhood may take with one hand it gives with another, by the bucket load.
* This post is in partnership with L'Occitane. All views are completely my own.