Keeping on track is something I am really needing to do at the moment, for many at the moment and the past couple of months has bee exam season. I am currently in my final year of sixth form and am almost finished now after my upcoming exams ready for a gap year of full time blogging and I cannot wait to start creating better content for you all. I wanted to share with you what I am currently carrying around daily alongside a few of my ways to keep yourself on track, both mentally and physically.
My absolutely essentials are always a purse, watch and sunglasses (us Britons are always optimistic). The purse I am using at the moment is this little Louis Vuitton one, this was my first ever designer piece that Joe bought for me a year or so ago, I always use it when I travel as it doesn't have any compartments meaning its easy for me to keep my money and my phone in one little pouch. After my recent visit to Brussels I haven't changed it over as of yet, and its really nice to rediscover items you haven't used for a while. I always throw a pair of sunglasses into my bag if its big enough, just incase on the off chance there is actually sun in England. These are just a super simple pair of RayBan aviators that easily go with anything I want to wear that day or might happen to have on.
Having what you need is really important at stressful or busy times as it means you are not constantly worrying over whether you have everything with you, I am one of life's worriers so this is something I find really helps me when I am feeling a little overwhelmed.
If you've got something you need to get done or a deadline to meet, just try and make sure you've got everything you need to try and make your life as easy as possible.
As many of you may know, I am somewhat of a minimalist, and how I am with how I accessorise and my jewellery is no different. Silver is my hardware of choice, with subtle details for my everyday look. I wear my Tiffany necklace and bracelet from Joe everyday, alongside my diamond studs I got for my 18th birthday and my mothers engagement ring from my dad on my finger every single day. As a girl with a lot of staple everyday sentimental items, my watch is really the only accessory I have left to switch up daily. This gorgeous time piece from Cluse Watches is my current go-to. I love simple watches, surprise surprise... The plain white face of this watch with the contrasting black leather strap gives me the right level of sophistication and style combined. With soft leather, it makes it a really easy everyday wear as well. This watch comes in so many different style variations and colours so if you're a minimalist like me, or enjoy a pop of colour with your accessories, check out their website here and see what suits you. The link to my watch is here!
Keeping things simple is not only something I do with my style but when I am busy and getting stressed I try and simplify things in my head to allow myself to slow down and not overthink and let myself get worked up. If you begin to feel overwhelmed by things or feel you've been concentrating on, take a minute. Give yourself a moment to think about something simple and allow yourself to relax for a little while. I find reading a book or a crappy magazine helps, alongside watching some very simple daytime television, something everybody secretly loves to do. Allowing yourself some time to just not think about things that are bothering you.
My on the go beauty essentials I fear may be a little boring. For me, its about lip care over lip colour! I recently picked up this Cristian Breton lip scrub from TK Maxx, I have been looking for a good lip scrub for absolutely ages (please do let me know any of your favourites I would really love to know your favourites!). I have always sworn by Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, for both my skin and my lips. I have eczema which sometimes can flare up quite badly, and I have struggled to find creams and lotions that help properly or allow me to moisturise the areas afterwards that don't irritate it and make it worse. I have found that my Eight Hour Cream is really good for very dry patches of skin, wherever they may be on your body. Its my go to for any skin issue!
Looking after yourself is something I really believe is absolutely vital to give you the best standing for keeping yourself in check, especially when you are in periods of your life that are super busy. Take time. Whether that be going and getting your nails done, going on a walk, or even just having a nap. Take time to regain your energy and have an element of normality back in your day through something you really enjoy. Taking your mind of things by doing what you enjoy just takes you out of the stress and gives you some time to breathe.