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The Positive Effect of Mindfulness

There are a plethora of positive outcomes associated with practicing mindfulness. Studies have shown that it can help people sleep better, lessen feelings of stress and depression, and even lessen the pain they feel. This article will discuss the benefits of mindfulness and offer suggestions for incorporating it into your daily life to improve your emotional wellbeing.

Fashion Blogging Is Saving Me…

What’s it like functioning in a depressive space? I know that this way of being is a REAL thing as I function in this state daily. Trauma and dealing with numerous hurts that I have suppressed for a long time has been the main cause. Moving from one day to another and not really having a chance to work through things has heightened the state. It’s become quite a comfortable space for me because somehow, so much action take place here. I am always busy, always pro-active, always coaching, developing and creating and yet, I know I am not completely okay.

5 Ancient Egyptian Inspired Summer Skincare Tips

The recent heatwave may be behind us, but there is still plenty of summer sun in store – especially for those with foreign holidays to look forward to. Most of us love the sunshine and hot temperatures, but we need to be careful about overexposure – always use a high factor SPF on your face. So, what else can we do to look after ourselves this summer? How about taking a lead from some people who were experts at protecting their skin from the ravages of the sun: the ancient Egyptians. 

Looking Bright & Feeling Sophisticated in Shein

It feels really good to be back on the blog and sharing a fashion post. I have been quite active with content I shot at home on my INSTAGRAM but I haven’t been out shooting looks for a while. They’re have been many reasons behind this. The main one has been I haven’t really wanted to. I don’t like the pressure of having to shoot and I like to go, on a whim; when I want to. I had already planned weeks in advance that when I shot again, I would be shooting a few blazer suits I picked up from Shein. So yesterday, when the weather allowed some periods of sunshine (between the sporadic droplets of rain) Syianne (my mum) and I went out to my usual location and shot some really nice images.

Feeling Powerful in Shop Kambia

You already know how I feel about this brand and the partnership has gone on for two months and continues to go from strength to strength. I really wanted to level up my content and I honestly feel that working with this brand came at the right time. As I’ve mentioned in a few posts now; my direction as a woman has changed. I seek to be respected, not seen and what I mean by this is that my dress sense has gone up a few levels.

Top Tips To Optimise Your Online Store

With sales and customers moving online, running a traditional business isn’t enough, irrespective of size and niche. This is illustrated by the statistics collected in 2021, which showed that 29% of retail sales were made online. This means that a user-friendly and optimised ecommerce platform is a must for your business. Increasing your online traffic and conversion rates could boost your revenues and profits, so you should consider these top tips to optimise your online store. 

Celebrating another year – Afternoon Tea at Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel

was going to name this post “Levelling Up” as this is what always comes to mind when I go to afternoon tea. I love the feeling it brings and it reminds me of why I keep pushing and working on this blog and my other ventures. What it would be like to go to afternoon tea whenever I wanted and to review various swanky hotels and seeing what they have to offer. I am blessed with the fact that I ran my own online magazine for 8 years which afforded me the luxury of reviewing ALOT of different afternoon tea venues. Yet, that was then and this is now and I really want to take sashashantel.com to next level and to review more venues like these.

Sasha Shantel X Creme of Nature

As much as I love wearing wigs, I am very conscious of the fact that I have a bundle of curly hair underneath it and that hair requires my attention in order to keep it healthy. I have spent number of years, trying out different products for curly/kinky hair and am pretty happy with the products I incorporate into my daily routine. I have always loved Creme of Nature’s products, particularly their Argan Oil based Leave in Conditioner which is nourishing for both my hair and scalp. I have also found that although it has been made with us curly hair sisters in mind, their products are also very versatile and I use both their mousse and leave-in conditioner on my wigs.

Haul | Chit Chat- What I Got From Primark & Everything 5 Pounds

I am trying so hard to get back onto my YouTube game so decided to film a video on my latest buys from Everything 5 Pounds and Primark. I picked up some cool clothing pieces, accessories, electrical and stationery. Check out my latest video now and if you are an avid reader of my blog I would without a doubt appreciate if you would like, comment and subscribe to my channel.

Get The Best Night Of Sleep In Order To Combat Stress

Have you been getting stressed out lately? We know that sometimes the demands of life can catch up to us, and this causes an excess amount of stress. When this happens, it often becomes hard to sleep, but this is where the problem lies. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, you’re going to be more stressed because you are tired and anxious. However, when you’re stressed, it’s hard to sleep. It’s for this reason that you need to work on getting the best night of sleep possible, so keep reading down below to see how you can do this.