What makes a Mother?

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Mothers day is almost here and I, for one, am super thankful to have a mother who is also a best friend. My mum has helped shape me into the woman I am today and she constantly inspires me to be who I want to be (including celebrating my 'individuality' a.k.a weirdness) and to do what I dream of.

A mother is not defined by blood, a mother is defined by bond; she is someone who strengthens you, who picks you up when you are feeling at your lowest, who has those one-to-one talks with you that no one else could, who connects with you on all levels.
She leaves an impression on your heart and in your head that inspires you and helps you to grow into a better woman. She teaches you that life may not always be fair, but that you are a force to be reckoned with and you can handle it. She shows you how to empower women around you and in turn you make her proud with everything you do.

We must remember to never take our mothers for granted. They do everything for us and we often forget that. They put us first every time. No matter how many children they have their heart is full of love for us and we need to show it in return, not just today, but everyday. Send the text. Take the picture and frame it for her. Take her to lunch. Take her on a drive. Tell her your hopes and dreams and listen to hers. Be there for her as she is for you

If you're a mother yourself, go at it full steam. Love them until your heart bursts. Take pride in every achievement, no matter how small. Kiss them a hundred times a day just because you can. Remember the happy moments for harder days. Tell them how much they mean to you. Encourage them. Inspire them. Love them with every breath you take.

Mothers are an exceptional species and we have a duty to remind them that we just couldn't be without them. Take today to show your mum how much she means to you and be sure to do it every day that you can, for what makes a mother? Her children.

Sabai Soaps

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Thinking about it, I really cant remember the last time I used a good old, honest bar of soap. What with a constant stream of new bath time treats, like bath pearls, bath bombs - even bath caviar -  the good old bar of soap seems to have taken a side step and fallen off the radar. My radar anyway.
That was until I came across a unique little online store just brimming with all-natural, organic, vegan soap made in exotic Thailand. Say hello to Sabai Soaps.

Sabai Soaps was born in 2015 with the humble mission of bringing truly exotic Thai scents to the UK. I've also learned that the very word 'Sabai' means something happy - what better ethic to build a brand from?! Something else I truly love about this brand is that they donate a hefty 20% of profits to charities, including children's charity 'Childs Dream'. Acts like this make a brand stand out in such a vast market and it is good to know that you can help charities as well as treating yourself to something fantastic.

The Kaffir Lime Bar (£5.25, 100g) arrives encased in an intricately designed, Thai inspred, bio-degradable paper and has the most decadent citrus scent. Notes of coconut give this a truly exotic, luxurious finish and, much to my surprise, the soap was not drying on the skin at all - as often traditional soaps can be - rather, it was moisturising and soothing.

The scent filled my whole bathroom, whisking me away to some tropical far off land, and the soap lathered up wonderfully for a full body cleanse. I also feel confident enough to use this on my sons delicate, toddler skin, as I know that it is packed with the best ingredients, is paraben free and is completely vegan and cruelty free.
The Kaffir Lime bar is made from all natural ingredients including; Coconut oil, known for its moisturising properties and skin benefits, Vitamin E to smooth fine lines and keep skin firm, as well as Kaffir Lime Oil to keep the skin fresh.

You can view the full Sabai Soaps collection and learn more about the brand through their online store, and join them on Facebook for regular updates - I think I'll try the Lemongrass bar next!

* This post contains gifted PR samples