When it comes to beauty these days, most of us get our inspirations from influencers or celebrities on Instagram and other social media sites. It's fair to say most of us, choose comfort over fashion. However, that doesn't mean we can't still look good and feel good.
At OFFBLAK, we encourage to Be Bold Never Beige, you can take this how you may - whether it's changing your hair colour to trying a new fashion piece. The meaning for it is infinite and we exercise this mantra every day and you should try incorporating into your lifestyle too.
We've collaborated with Roccabox, where you're able to try new beauty discoveries and launches in a try-before-you-buy style through a monthly subscription beauty box. We're ALL about that life, to say the least, *praising hand emoji!*.
We want you to ALWAYS look and feel amazing from the inside and out. Rule one of self-care, comes from the first word, 'self', so who cares what other people think? Just be your own BEAUTIFUL self. Period.
Shall we take you through our recommendations to unleashing that gorgeous inner beauty? Yeah, lets.
I LOVE ME LIST
Self-confidence is a big topic and not everyone will agree that there's a 'right' way, but that's exactly our point. There will never be a generic 'right way' to feeling confident, it's each to their own.
One technique we think bumps our confidence level, just that little bit is by creating 'I love me' list. This is where you write down one thing you love about yourself every day and recite them out loud. It's a great way of acknowledging yourself, whilst enabling you to accept and grow as a person.
"I love being truthful", "I love that I have freckles", "I love me because I'm smart" are many examples of what your list could say. Just remember, the list should be endless and you'll see your journey of self-love grow stronger and radiate from within.
"I love being surprised" is probably something you'll hear yourself say if you take a look at what beauty goodies Roccabox have to offer you each month.
MEDITATE THOSE GOOD VIBES
Take a moment every day to contemplate and meditate. It's a great way for you to be open and communicate with your inner-self. Like we say, that we strive to create a clear, no BS approach to a healthy lifestyle, you need to create this rapport with your inner-self. Practice makes perfect, so don't worry.
Our Caffeine-free and Chill Out range are great choices to get you into your zen-zone - sip your way into serenity. If you're not into the idea of meditating or yoga as a whole, why not just grab a face mask, a nice hot cuppa and just lay down on the bed? Yes, it's not the traditional way to meditate, but it's a (millennial-ised) variation of it!
FUELING THE BODY
It's essential to love our bodies and celebrate our differences. It's also important to protect our bodies, meaning we may not all have that super high protein and fibre diet, but it's important to know what we're putting into our bodies because at the end of the day it could affect our body positively or negatively.
One suggestion: replacing those carb-heavy cravings for a natural alternative, like our Just Dessert flavour, that will feel like a treat to your body and soul. Although summer's nearly over, why not try it over ice for that faux milkshake taste (minus the calories).
Having a natural and healthy skincare routine can also help unleash that inner beauty. We know, we sound materialistic or even borderline hypercritical, but for some, having that schedule or procedure of going through a skincare routine is important to boost self-confidence because it has calming or stress-relieving effects. For example, the 10-step Korean beauty routine is important for women in Korea, for it's a holistic approach to beauty. The routine focuses primarily on skincare products and less on decorative cosmetics.
Maybe Roccabox can help you find your next skincare routine favourites with their subscription beauty box? Check them out here.
SWITCH OFF ZONE
Do you have a routine of switching that 'Do Not Disturb' button on? Do you do it before you sleep? or during dinner? If you don't, both are great moments to switch off and just enjoy the present. Being one with yourself and switching off from the digital world, can help you learn different things about yourself that maybe you didn't know. Being comfortable with yourself and having self-confidence is sexy and don't let anyone tell you differently!
Switching off can be difficult for some, but chill, that WhatsApp or Instagram notification will still be there. Take time to unwind before bed and have that well-deserved me-time. Relax with a nice cup of Sleep Breezy or Down Time before bed and let the tea do its magic.
HAVE FUN & DON'T BE TOO SERIOUS
There's a time and place to be serious, but remember to have fun and enjoy the little things in life - because life's too short not to!
Take pride in your achievements, no matter how little they may be. Love yourself. Enjoy your life and all its adventures.
BE BOLD, NEVER BEIGE.