July 12, 2017

My Rituals

At Home Spa Ritual - Rituals for relaxation and happiness

At Home Spa Ritual - Rituals for relaxation and happinessAt Home Spa Ritual - Rituals for relaxation and happiness

In the past year, my life has changed so dramatically that now, more than ever, I value my moments of slowing down. Ironically enough, as crazy as my life has gotten, I’ve become much better at being mindful of the little things. It’s life’s simple rituals that bring me real peace and happiness.

Rituals Cosmetics, whose philosophy is just that: “Rituals helps you slow down, to find happiness in the smallest of things” With inspiration drawn from ancient Asian traditions, it’s about enjoying modern life more mindfully. I’m so excited to have partnered with Rituals Cosmetics to share some of my favorite moments. Some of these happen on a daily basis and some on a weekly, but whatever the case might be, these are my moments.

The At Home Spa: 

Anyone that knows me, knows how much I value my beauty routine. Whenever I say to Keith “I’m going upstairs to wash my face and shower” he knows that I don’t mess around. My routine is a chance for me to take a deep breath and slow down. It’s my “me time.” I’ve been using the Rituals Shower Foam and the texture is amazing: rich, creamy and incredibly soothing. I also incorporate the  Rituals Shower Oil and both leave my skin feeling so moisturized.

Also,  for all of my readers, you’re able to pick up a full size luxurious shower foam in any Rituals NYC store or online! Just use the code BrooklynBlonde1 at checkout. Visit Rituals.com/slowdown for more information!

  Morning Ritual - Morning Routine - Morning Coffee & Paper

Morning Ritual - Morning Routine - Morning Coffee & Paper

Morning Ritual - Morning Routine - Morning Coffee & Paper

Morning Coffee & Paper

Every weekend, Keith and I rotate one morning for each of us to sleep in. On my mornings, my favorite thing is to read the paper in bed with my cup of coffee. Sometimes I’ll choose waking over sleeping in, just so I’m able to do that. It almost brings me back to the time where I had few responsibilities, a feeling that is important to have every once in awhile! I love rubbing a little bit of the Rituals Relaxing Serum and just “zen-ing” out.

Products Used:  Body Crème and the Relaxing Serum & Body Cream

Bedtime routine with baby - bedtime ritual
Bedtime routine with baby - bedtime ritualBedtime routine with baby - bedtime ritual

Bedtime with Nate:

No matter how crazy my day gets, I cherish his bedtime routine more than anything at the moment. Children grow up so quickly that even with the crazy days, I try not to take any moment for granted. Every night, our routine consists of: bathing, lotion, PJ’s, book and bottle! It’s also the only time that he’s peacefully sitting on my lap!

Products Used: I’ve been using the Tiny Rituals line on Nate and we both love it! It’s 100% natural, subtle and extremely soothing. Everything I’d want in a product that I’m applying on my baby.
Nightime Ritual - Night time routine for relaxation and happiness
Night time Ritual - Night time routine for relaxation and happiness, winding down at the end of the day

The Wind down:

As much as I treasure my moments with Nate, any mother would agree that when their child finally goes down to sleep, it’s a sigh of relief. My evenings are my time to unwind from a long day, to have a class of wine or a cup of tea, to read a book, to burn a candle (something that only happenings in the evening!) and to kick my legs up. I’ll use the Relaxing Serum again and the Bed & Body Mist on my pillows and linens! It really does put me at such ease and makes me sleep better at night.

How about you? What are some of your favorite ways to slow down?
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Hope you enjoyed this post! I had so much fun collaborating with Rituals and these amazing ladies to shoot it!
photography:  The At Home Spa photos by Mina Christinne and the rest by Ira Prystai
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