Author: blossommasonrose

Christmas Decor Inspiration

Today I wanted to share with you some Christmas Tree and Christmas Decor Inspiration. I’ve been struggling a little since having my children and having the whole dynamic of Christmas change, to enjoy holiday season. Now whilst I enjoy celebrating Christmas with my kids and all that entails; With Santa, little Christmas traditions, Presents in the stocking, I did notice that in the process of trying to recreate the magic of Christmas I enjoyed as a child with my own children, I sort of lost my interest and love of Christmas. Too Much emphasis was placed on the children, even to the point where I stopped getting presents for myself and my partner for Christmas, and what essentially happened was I turned in to a mean green Mummy Grinch, so my solution this year to reclaim my love and enjoyment for Christmas was to Decorate my tree, a very spindly neglected and un-thought of Christmas presence that had become quite drab and very un-festive. Now its not about having the most beautiful tree, or the …

Christmas Wish List (Minimalist-ish)| 2017 Edition

Having spent a good couple of years really trying to minimalise and declutter my home, and detach myself as much as possible from excessively consuming and collecting, I find myself finally at a peaceful balance between two extremes. I neither want to own 108 lipsticks nor do I want to live with just a mattress and a backpack. The key to success when considering incorporating any form of minimalism is to focus on what truly matters about the movement, which funnily enough is focusing on what truly matters.  The balance I have discovered for myself when it comes to minimalism is not in depriving yourself, but rather choosing mindfully and purposefully what you really want, need and use in your life. It’s about appreciating and enjoying the things you have choosing to be content with who you are and not using things and stuff to numb or fill empty voids. Last year I think I took minimalism to the extreme, focusing in on what I truly can live without, and presents and gits was certainly …

Get To Know Me | Childhood Memories, Boyfriends & Food

So I thought I would share my latest video that I have posted on YouTube which is a get to know me video. And as an extra bonus I also wanted to share some extra little things about myself here on my Blog. I love these get to know me type tags, as it allows you to, in a sense, find out some little random details about yourself that you either never had the chance to really think about or would have otherwise gone unnoticed even by you. So here are some more random things about me that you may or may not want to know! My first Pet was Murdered My first pet, will forever be my one and only true love, my parents adopted a blue healer puppy before  I was even thought of, so I essentially grew up with him. His name was Charlie and he had the most beautiful nature, at one point in time I can even recall he had a pet of his own. Some random bunny rabbit just …

The Ordinary Skincare Review for Oily Combination Skin

The Company The Ordinary is one of three product lines made by the company DECIM, with as the name might suggest, The Ordinary being the more affordable lower end skincare line. The skincare line has a massive point of difference from an already flooded market, that being providing products in a ‘humble and true form’ with their slogan being ‘clinical formulations with integrity’. Without exclusion, and one of my favourite aspects of the company, is that all products are free from harsh chemicals and irritants such as parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animals oils, benzalkonium chloride, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzone. The company is cruelty free and does not test on animals nor sell their products to main land china where animal testing is a requirement of sales. My Background and Qualifications I am a Qualified Beauty Therapist since 2009 and have worked for a variety of salons ranging from your everyday beauty treatments and relaxation based facials, to as a Laser Skin Therapist and Technician with skincare being my main focus and …

Day in the Life of a Mum of Three Young Children

So what is it really like to be a mother to three young children? If I could sum it up in three words they would be; Love, exhaustion and chaos. Today I have taken what I would consider a brave step and uploaded a video on YouTube of a day in my life or DITL if you’re up with all the acronyms that exist on the internet these days. Whilst I am proud of my efforts and novice editing, the reality is that it is impossible to get the full story on film. I chose to purposely edit out some of the more stressful and unglamorous sections from my plethora of video footage, and I would like to firstly explain why and also go into the reason I choose to do so. So behind the scenes this is what really happened; my son crapped in my daughters room, or rather thought it would be a good idea to go to the toilet by himself and not tell me, which resulted in an unwiped bottom which …

Supplements for Depression

Depression can be such a crippling disorder that can negatively impact your life in so many areas, from how you go about your day to day activities to, how you socialise and even down to what you eat, what you wear and how you act. One of the most surprising and rather upsetting discoveries I’ve come across since being diagnosed with both depression and anxiety and complex post-traumatic stress disorder, is that the treatment and recovery is not an exact science and for many the process of recovery involves a lot of trial and error in as far as finding effective treatment and or medications. Through my personal recovery treatment I have trialled several different medications, physiologist and treatment facilities and professionals and unfortunately have not been very successful. I believe this to be partly because the treatment for depression is not very accurate, targeted or affective and partly because of my personal experience with doctors and my lack of trust in their ability to care for me. However I find myself in a position …

Depression and Motherhood | Starting YouTube

  So after a really long time of both battling depression and whether or not to start a YouTube channel, something I have been wanting to do for quite some time now, I have finally uploaded a very honest and very unedited first video which I thought I would share here on my blog. I’m hoping to continue this random streak of courage and upload more videos soon; based on a theme of motherhood, self-exploration and talking about depression and ways I am coping and hopefully curing my own. It would be wonderful if you could show a little love and support and check out my video, (my channel is called; finding me-again) it would be greatly appreciated.   Hope you’re having a wonderful day.  

Spring Capsule Inspo | Spring 2017

I can be so predictable when it comes to my style, I love basics I love neutral colours and I tend to lean to more girly outfits and sometimes a hippie vibe. Below is a collection of my spring style inspiration that I have scourged the ends of Pinterest for, I love creating style collages to help get my thoughts in order as far as constructing my spring capsule. White Denim and Off the Shoulder   Sweater and Bare Legs   The Mini Skirt   Boho Florals   Pink is the New Nude So there you have it, these are the styles that I am loving of lately and will be incorporating into my wardrobe for the spring season.       Image Credit: all images have been sourced from Pinterest

Sangria on Sundays | The Importance of Hard Work and Rest

All week long we hustle, we lead as a society very hectic lives filled to the brim with appointment after appointment, schedules so filled we can’t juggle our responsibilities. And whilst I whole-heartedly believe in balance and making time for rest and restoration of soul, I also wanted to emphasise how import I think it is for us to feel busy, to feel needed and important. I believe it gives us purpose and drive to have a week full of accomplishments especially when viewed in retrospect. Rest is so much sweeter when our bones are tired, when our minds are in need of content download, being so over whelmed from our week lived. I believe this is much more superior to having a week filled with little or no passion, no chaos. For me I like to adopt the mantra Sangria on Sundays, a saying used to serve as a reminder to relax and take time for yourself, not for the purpose of self-improvement but rather to do nothing, because sometimes nothing is good for …

The Connection Between Mental Health, Nutrition and Body Positivity

For many girls these days, one of the foremost mental distractions that also causes the most dissatisfaction and impact on our day to day lives is a preoccupation with weight, more specially weight loss. It is completely exhausting, and damaging to the self-esteem, constantly hating our bodies. I have had my struggles with my weight over the years spanning back to my preteens when I first became aware that I was different than the other kids as school, I was overweight, and I was teased and made to feel shameful and unworthy as a person. Women have such amazing skills and strengths that we can offer up as contribution to the betterment of this world but the majority of us are more concerned with thigh gaps and having abs then we are global environmental issues, political issues, equality, interpersonal relationships and self-growth, what a shame and what a waste of our brilliance, and I am among the guilty. My personal struggle was intensified when I was faced with the changes of my body during pregnancy …