One of my favourite things to do on the weekend, especially on Sunday nights, is a really indulgent skincare routine. You can have the most expensive, top-notch makeup products on the market, but if you’re not taking care of your skin, they’re not going to perform the way you want. My skin is always a good barometer of my overall health, especially my diet, stress level, and sleep habits. Taking care of your skin is taking care of yourself so that’s why I’ve chosen to do the ‘best of skincare’ tag for this week’s Self Care Sunday post. This tag started on YouTube, but since I’m a blogger, not a vlogger, I thought I’d adapt it. I’d love to read your answers in the comments below!
For the past few years I’ve been focusing on downsizing the amount of ‘stuff’ I own. It started with creating a capsule wardrobe and progressed to anti-hauls and decluttering my makeup collection. We recently moved house and I’m blown away by the number of things that we were able to let go of with little effort. The shift towards a more minimalistic lifestyle has been really positive. Living with less has made me feel so much lighter. So when I saw a video in my YouTube feed about decluttering the ‘fantasy self’, I was all in (thanks Allison Anderson!).
Your fantasy self is an idealized version of you. It represents who you want to be or think you should be as opposed to your true, authentic self. The basic gist of it is, we end up holding on to all kinds of crap in order to support the lifestyle of our fantasy self without even realizing it. This idea was really intriguing to me and I thought it would be interesting to figure out who my fantasy self is and what she’s keeping in my house.