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Getting Organised for the Christmas Break as a Blogger

I have had a blogging break during the Christmas holidays for the last 3 years, and I am looking forward to doing just that in the next few days. Christmas comes once a year and the countdown to the big day is always really exciting. Most people are offline shopping and getting ready for the festivities. Which is why a blogging break is highly recommended. I will be posting as normal until 23rd December. You may find me publishing a blog post or 2 after Christmas, but my regular blogging schedule will commence as normal in the new year.

 

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I like to take time off blogging and my other freelance gigs to enjoy the holiday season with the family. Also, it is my time to reflect on how the year has been, and tidy up some of my behind the scenes job. It is so easy to just keep going, day after day, without stopping to catch your breath. The holidays force me to take time out and step away from work a bit.

 

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Why a blogging break is important for me

 

Clear my head

Taking my break to unwind with the family helps me clear my head and get ready for the new year. We all need a break everyone and again, and I find that I perform better when I am well rested. This year has been extremely busy for me, so I definitely need time off to clear my head and get recharged for 2019.

 

I get to have some fun

We have fun activities planned over the Christmas Break and I really can’t wait to relax and have a great time. I know the kids will have so much fun with their cousins, and it is just what we need after a very busy year.

 

Save my content for when it matters

The online world goes really quiet as Christmas approaches, and I know why. Everyone is running around trying to ensure they and their loved ones have a great Christmas. So it is kind of pointless publishing regular posts if no one is reading them.

 

 

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Read other blogs

When I take time off blogging, I like to read. I spend my time reading different books on my Amazon Kindle, and I also like catching up on some of my favourite blogs. Spending time off my own blog also allows me discover new blogs.

 

What plans do you have for the Christmas break?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beauty Secrets to Stay Pretty at 45000 Feet

Summer is here, and that means it is holiday time! Many of us have holidays booked and that means many long flights ahead. Looking good on a flight can be hardwork sometimes. The stress of travelling, especially with young children, can be a little too much. Most times our skincare/beauty routine is out of the window by the time we board, and every beauty rule is broken by the time the plane takes off!

 

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If you’re the type who travels a lot, then you need to make sure you take extra care of your skin. But how can we know what’s the best way to take care of our skin when nobody lives thousands of feet in the sky?

While flying through a couple of countries, I observed that the air hostesses were always so radiant and gorgeous. What was so interesting was how beautiful they looked despite the stress(dealing with demanding passengers)  and long hours of work on the airplane.

After a bit of probing into the beauty secrets of the air hostesses, I finally cracked their code. If you’re curious like I was or if you’re the type who loves travels and wants to maintain a beautiful skin, then this article is for you.

 

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  1. Moisturize

I wasn’t surprised when I found out that air hostesses moisturize more than usual. Keeping your skin healthy and glowing for long hours means that you need to make sure that your skin retains as much moisture as possible.

  1. Drink plenty of water

This goes hand-in-hand with moisturizing. Moisturizing will make sure that your skin is not starved off water but you need to note that real beauty starts from the inside out. Staying hydrated reduces the chances of your skin getting dry, plus it flushes out toxins from your body. Toxin build up can find its way to your skin, so drinking water is one of the easiest ways to get clear skin.

  1. Layer your skin care products

The weather 45000 feet away can be really harsh on the skin especially when it is a long flight. I remember my Emirates flight to Dubai last Christmas, I had to layer my skincare products to get the shine and glow I wanted.

The secret is in the layering. For example, before applying foundation, they make sure they moisturize really well. The same goes for applying lipstick. Use a lip balm first then layer it with your favourite coloured lipstick. The idea is to keep the skin-rejuvenating products beneath all the makeup to get double dose of beauty.

  1. Choose your makeup wisely

Makeup can enhance your beauty. But if you’re looking for the long-term effect of beautiful skin then you need to choose makeup that will help your skin.

Don’t go for anything heavy. Choose makeup that’s light on the skin. Plant and mineral makeup can do wonders on your skin while still preserving that natural look. It’s easy on your skin while it hides away your blemishes.

 

What do you think of these tips? Do you have any to add? Please do so in the comments section below.

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