It’s 10 days to Christmas – are you feeling the heat yet? Is your to-do list growing at a monstrous rate and developing a life of its own?
I know that harried feeling, and I don’t like it. I’ve been trying to do what I can to simplify, first working on trimming my schedule (as well as the kids’), then also simplifying the tradition of gift-giving. I’ve ordered most of our Christmas gifts from Book Depository this year, and I think the kiddies will still enjoy them!
To me, the key to enjoying this season is to hold fast to joy and gratitude; so we’re counting our blessings, and sharing them with those around us, in small ways.
Another key is to simplify and slow down. For me, some easy ways to do that are:
- Take a day off and have a personal retreat (bring a journal but leave your phone behind or switch it to airplane mode)
- Cut down on activities on weekends, leave time to breathe as a family
- Simplify our skincare regime
To help you achieve that last one, I’m really glad to share with you about essano’s range of organic and natural skincare products, just launched in Singapore. I tried out their products from the Treat Your Skin pack, which contains:
- Certified organic rosehip oil 3ml
- Gentle foaming facial cleanser
- Regenerating facial moisturiser
- Moisture restorative night crème
- Intensive hydrating body lotion
- A drawstring bag for on-the-go moments
After using all the products, I concluded that my favourites were the facial moisturiser and restorative night cream. I really loved the way they made my skin feel soft and supple, just overnight! (I think the night cream does a more intensive moisturising work so I tend to use it every few nights, while I rely on the facial moisturiser almost every night.)
Since I started using essano, I realised that I could cleanse, moisturise and treat my skin, just relying on this pack of nifty skin tools! This makes a nifty gift for time-stretched mums who often don’t have time to keep up with a regular skincare routine. The travel-friendly size also makes it easy to pack and bring around when travelling.
Made in New Zealand with only plant and mineral based ingredients, essano products are cruelty-free and formulated without sulphates, parabens and silicones. The facial skincare range is powered by Rosehip Oil which is clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and sun damage.
~~~ GIVEAWAY ~~~
I’m really stoked to give away one essano Treat Your Skin Pack to a lucky reader. This would make a perfect Christmas gift for yourself, or a special woman in your life.
To enter the draw, just do the following:
- Leave a comment on this FB post, sharing one way that you’re simplifying your life this Christmas.
- Get a bonus entry by tagging 2 friends on this instagram post.
*Contest ends 22nd Dec, Thursday, 11.59pm. Open to all Singapore residents. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on 23rd Dec, so do stay tuned.
** Meanwhile, check out essano’s facebook page for updates on their products and promotions!