26 favourite things

I just turned 26 on the 28th of August, and thought of creating a blog post to share 26 favourite things, including natural beauty and skin care products, self care ideas and a couple more favourite things I love, appreciate a lot, or often use and I hope noting the favourite things could be uplifting or helpful for youย ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธย it is early spring in New Zealand (where I am from) and the weather is a bit warmer and there are quite a lot of spring blossoms, flowers and daffodils flowering in gardens. Here are a couple of favourite things, including natural beauty and skin care, self care ideas, animals, books and more and please note the favourite things noted are in no particular orderย ๐ŸŒธย 

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A couple of sleep care tips

Here are a couple of care tips for a comfortable and peaceful sleep ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธย I used to wake up in the night a lot, or take a while before falling asleep and hope the sleep care tips could be helpful in case you are hoping to have a peaceful sleep. A couple of the tips include taking a warm bath or shower in the evening if you can, reading a book, watching a nice movie or listening to music you enjoy, making a gentle cup of tea, herbal tea or hot chocolate, using lavender oil or essential oils and remembering a kind affirmation or a couple of things which you feel grateful for.

An interview with Rael

Here is an interview with Rael Wright (from @raelruby) to share ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธย Rael is a gorgeous Kiwi and Bermudian model from New Zealand who has a beautiful Instagram page (@raelruby) where she shares a lot of professional modelling photos, behind the scenes photos from modelling shoots and life photos with her friends and family. Rael is also interested in health, healthy foods, nutrition and fitness, and has a second Instagram page called @raelrubyfitness, where she shares lots of photos of healthy foods and healthy food platters she makes, and fitness and exercise photos in beautiful exercise clothing.

An interview with Jade

Here is an interview with beautiful Jade, who has a careful and artistic eye for detail, clothing and style and who has an Instagram page called @coventry_grey_ where she shares lots of soft and feminine clothing and style inspiration, ootds, flat lays and life photos in gentle colours. Jade is a Brand Strategist from Canberra, Australia and also makes beautiful cashmere scarves for her clothing brand called Coventry Grey ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธ

The Curated Closet book

I bought a copy of a book called the Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees in 2017. I bought the book just after Kitty Cotten, a kind lifestyle blogger, noted it could be a helpful book for someone who is hoping to create a capsule wardrobe, or to carefully create a wardrobe with pieces you truly love and are helpful for your lifestyle. The Curated Closet book is a generous size with a beautiful soft pink cover, and has lovely and inspiring fashion photography throughout the book. I am part of the way through the book, and hoping to carefully follow the chapters and tips shared by the authorย Anuschka Rees, to help to build a dream wardrobe.ย 

An interview with Holly

Here is an interview with beautiful Holly Wright (@albaandi) to share on Litten blog ๐ŸŒธย Holly is a mum to Alba, and a mum to be to a second baby girl (congratulations Holly ๐Ÿ•Š) and has a beautiful Instagram page called @albaandi, where she shares lots of beauty, fashion and life posts about her favourite beauty care products, books and fragrances, lovely shoe, accessories, wardrobe and ootd posts and family posts of outings with her family and her beautiful girl, Alba. Holly has a beautiful eye for clothing, style and detail, takes lots of lovely photos and writes blog posts too on her blog Alba and I. She is based in Auckland, New Zealand.

A second song playlist

Here is a second song playlist of songs I love and have been listening to quite a lot recently. There are a couple of songs on the playlist by Izzy Bizu, an English singer and songwriter from London, England. Izzy Bizu is one of my favourite singers and artists and her songs are so lovely, natural and uplifting, with pretty lyrics. There are also a couple of songs by Carla Bruni and Brigitte Bardot, inspired by my friend Alanna (@mycelluloidscenes_) who recommended a couple of songs by French singers to listen to (thank you Alanna) ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธ

A couple of favourite movies

Here are a couple of my favourite movies. I watched the movies quite a lot when I was studying at University and was feeling a bit worried before exams, or had a big assignment, as the movies are kind and can help you to feel assured. The movies include the Princess Diaries (2001), directed by Garry Marshall and starring Dame Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, Pretty Womanย (1990), also directed by Garry Marshall and starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts and Paris (2008), directed byย Cรฉdric Klapisch and starringย Romain Duris, Juliette Binoche and Mรฉlanie Laurent.

An interview with Ella

Here is an interview with beautiful Ella Mills (nรฉe Woodward) from Deliciously Ella, to share on Litten blog ๐ŸŒธย Ella is the Founder and Creative Director of Deliciously Ella, a website, business and brand celebrating health, wellness and plant based foods. On the Deliciously Ella website, Ella notes how she created an app after seeing how quickly her blog was growing, which launched in 2014 and became the #1 app on iTunes overnight after it was released. Ella has also written and published three cookbooks; her first cookbook (released in January 2015) was the fastest selling debut cookbook ever and her second and third cookbooks also debuted at #1.