MONTHLY FAVOURITES: My favourite products

I am loving some products at the moment, and whether it is self-help books, aromatherapy or miracle oil, there are some items that have been keeping me moving forward, as we transition out of the pandemic. 


1. Self-Help Books

Many people have suffered limited contact in recent times and have understandably sought inspiration and uplifting narratives wherever they can find it.

Literature has been many people’s go-to source of comfort here. After all, self-help books have helped people to get through 2021 so far, so perhaps dabbling in this area could be fruitful for the latter months of the year?

Whether you need guidance on mental wellbeing, entrepreneurial aspirations, or even simply new recipes to try for fresh comfort foods, you’ll find an answer to all your burning questions here.

Remember, self-help books can be an anchor of sorts when times are tough. If the prospect of post-lockdown living has given you some anxiety in recent months, some words to live by may help the sobering transition period more manageable.

Whether the texts are from a celebrity you love or from a figure, you’ve never heard of before, expand your reading, adopt some new skills, develop your outlook on life, and potentially even learn more about yourself in the process.


2. Beauty Products

Over the last year, much of our time has been spent indoors. It’s been a stifling time, and no doubt, the more extended periods of sheltering away from the sun and fresh air have taken a toll on people’s appearances – or at least how they feel about them.  

That’s why it could be a good idea to revisit your beauty care regimen, removing any trace of all the stresses that lockdown has undoubtedly wrought upon everybody.

These types of products may be a crucial step in helping you to restore your sense of self and help you to feel rejuvenated when you’re back out into the world full-time.

Last year, pampering was flagged as being the most-anticipated consumer activity after the lockdowns, so you’d certainly not be alone in splashing out some cash on some beauty products. You may understandably wish to adopt a new look for a new era, also.

Whatever your rationale, it’s certainly valid, and anything that helps you to feel your best self is undoubtedly worth your time and money. 


3. Aromatherapy Goods

Of course, it’s not just what you see that determines how you feel, but what you sense from your surroundings also.

Aromatherapy products could have a significant impact on your comfort and wellbeing. Sweet fragrances from reed diffusers, scented candles, creams, lotions, or bathing salts could each help to put you at ease and feel comfortable at home.

If you live with others, it may be a good idea to negotiate what senses you should incorporate into the home space. After all, a smell you love may be disagreeable to them, so working these things out is for the best to stave off any arguments.

Remember, post-lockdown living doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to be outdoors all the time.

However, when you do head back inside within those all-too-familiar four walls, you mustn’t dread it completely. Therefore, stocking up on some aroma therapeutic products may help you fall back in love with the home that’s likely felt more like prison over the last year. 


4. Magnesium

I take magnesium daily, as it really helps me with my anxiety and daily stress levels. You need magnesium for hundreds of activities in the human body, yet most people in the U.S. don’t get the minimum daily requirements of this vital mineral.

I recommend Natural Calm, which reduces stress symptoms, promotes better sleep, provides sustainable energy, and soothes the nerves.


5. Vape Kits

Whether you have missed the boat during this lockdown upsurge or wish to upkeep a fun activity beyond the pandemic’s ending, vaping could provide you with numerous benefits. For instance, it could help ease off feelings such as anxiety, assist you in quitting more harmful habits or even give you something to talk about in what has largely been a year that’s lacked in good news.

Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced in vaping, the right suppliers will make sure that they have something for everybody also.

Browse the full range of offerings available to you, and your post-lockdown life may be given some more flavour – both literally and figuratively! From certain providers, you can get vape kits which ensure you’ll always be prepared and at ease.

6. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

First developed by Elizabeth Arden in the 30s, today it remains loved around the world by millions and it is also one of my favourite all-time ever products. It’s super flexible and I use it on all my travels, and whilst at home. It’s great for skincare, hair and everything in between. 

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream 50 ml is a ‘must-have’ in makeup bags around the world. Deeply moisturising and richly nourishing, perfect for flying long haul and keeping your skin silky smooth.


If you on a bigger trip exploring more of Europe check out my guides to France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom.

My Travel Tips and Recommendations


To book flights, I always use flight search engine Skyscanner, I regularly use the Everywhere tool to find the cheapest places to travel. It’s how I get to travel so much all around the world. I find it the easiest way to compare flight prices across airlines and get the best deals. 


For accommodation, I usually book most of my hotels or hostels through I love using this platform as it provides me with some amazing deals for accommodation all around the world. Or if you prefer, I also recommend using Airbnb. 

Travel Insurance

Picking travel insurance that covers you in all eventualities is an essential part of planning a trip for every single person. If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel. You never know what’s around the corner. 


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Sophie X

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