In this blog article I am going to share with you my two most important tasks of the day and please, let me tell you that, if this is ALL you do for yourself on a daily basis, trust me, this is THE BEST you can do.
Yes, it has a huge impact on you, I can’t even say this enough, but feeding the mind and training the body are the two best things one can do in this life.
We sometimes tend to focus so much on one goal that we want to achieve that we completely neglect anything else. How many of you are so much focused on losing weight right now? I am! So if you are like me, you’re probably exercising daily or at least three good workouts per week. You must be on a very healthy lifestyle, you have a nutritionist looking after your diet and you’re watching closely your sleep and the quantity of water you must drink every day.
If you are not on the same page with me, probably it’s the right time to revise what you are doing and work smarter on that diet.
By the way, for me it’s not a diet anymore, it became a lifestyle. I love it so much, I love the way it makes me feel, the daily exercises, the fact that I have a good sleep in the night ( I finally go to bed early), the fact that whatever I give my body it’s not a love & hate situation anymore but a love & love one. We learnt to love each other.
That all sounds perfect until now! But then let me ask you, and now we reach to the point I was looking so much forward to, how many of you are still focused on training your mind as well?
In a world that is so preoccupied with the physical aspect, are you the exception that is working on both? Are you training your mind as hard as you’re training your body?
Ask yourself this question, balance the situation and make sure it’s all in your favor. I love and admire a healthy body, I know how much hard work is behind that, the motivation and the dedication of exercising and sticking to healthy habits, but what is a healthy body without a healthy mind?
So my only advice I would like to offer to all of you, it’s like a small virtual gift and I do it because I would like to share with you all the beneficial changes I am going through, is this: do not neglect your mind and where you are right now in your life, it’s important to train your mind every day, do it at least for 20 minutes, read all the books you have at home, if you only have one, read it ten times, I guarantee that you’ll still learn something new after you read it for the tenth time. If you don’t like reading or you don’t have the time, there are so many audio books, you can listen to one while you’re driving or while you’re exercising. You can perhaps listen to a podcast or watch a Ted Talk. Maybe you want to invest 20 minutes for your business and start to explore and read what is new in the market or what can bring you an advantage.
Whatever it is, don’t find excuses and take twenty minutes every day for yourself, for your mind and invest in developing your knowledge. Twenty minutes is something we all have and why not doing something that adds value to who we are and to who we are about to become?
Being stuck at home, doesn’t necessarily have to mean being stuck in life or being stuck in your thoughts, but we can turn that into growing at home or self-developing at home, becoming better, becoming wiser, being more focused and feeding our brains with the right information, to be more precise.
Let’s all take a break from negativity, panic and stress. We can overcome the situation we are ALL in, by first, accepting it and then trying to act on it. How? If we all focus on ourselves and our growth, together we can add more value to this Planet, together we can share great ideas and this is, honestly, the best time to connect, to give and not to expect anything in return.
My dear darling, offer yourself forty minutes a day. Twenty to train your body and twenty to train your mind. Trust me. It’s a process that will answer so many of your questions and it will calm so many anxious thoughts. Turn this situation in your favor and offer yourself this gift. You deserve it! Life is meant to be lived at your fullest potential!
That’s right! Although the title of the article might sound like a command, I couldn’t have said it any better!
Checking your phone, first thing in the morning is the worst thing you can do to yourself. Just imagine, you have barely opened your eyes and before you even get up, your phone is in your hands, God knows in which position you are now laying down, eyes half opened, phone above your face, lucky enough not to drop it on your nose and then the process of getting distracted and becoming reactive to all the news you see gets started.
Before you even know, 30 minutes have already passed (the best scenario), cause sometimes people lay down in their beds for another few hours doing nothing, but checking their phones. If that brings you money, I have nothing more to add, although that should never be the case of anyone, to wake up and check the phone first thing in the morning.
When you create such a habit, before you even have time to wash your face, say a prayer or show some sort of gratitude, perhaps say a thank you for the fact that you opened your eyes in the morning, you must be aware of how your mind is affected.
First of all, you get distracted from your own thoughts, from your own mood, you don’t know in which state you’ve woken up or how you feel, because before you take time to check on yourself, you step in other people’s life and see how they are doing. You check what they ate, what they usually do in the morning, where they are right now and so on.
Can you put yourself first for once? Can you just take at least 5 minutes for yourself to breathe and wake up properly before you do all of the above? You are the most important person in your life, no one else.
So why would you allow yourself to be influenced by other people’s opinions when you have barely opened your eyes?
Without knowing, they have an emotional impact on yourself and that’s the reason why so many times after waking up, you’re already feeling tired and your mood is not one of the best, so you’re starting to be irritated by the smallest things around.
You feel overwhelmed and you feel you ran out of time. Why? Because you’ve just spent the first hour of the morning on your phone checking your emails, replying to your messages or checking other people’s Instagram stories while you have neglected yourself, your own need and your well-being.
Remember, every morning when you grab your phone as a first thing that you do in the beginning of the day, you simply give up your power! You allow everyone to take your creativity, to take your first breath and suck all your energy before you even got up, because that’s how it feels.
I know all of that because this habit used to be part of my every day life too. I am not here to point fingers but just to tell you that I know how it feels, but I also got to experience the opposite.
I learnt how to keep my phone far away from me in the morning. I don’t open social media, I don’t check emails or messages and by doing so I make sure that my mind and my attention is fully allocated to me and my priorities for the day.
I allow myself to take a deep breath and prepare a cup of coffee and then I can at least control what goes in through my brain. I can filter that information and those emotions. Because before anything, I gave myself some time and now I am ready for the rest of the world.
And always keep in mind, that if you want to have a bad day look at what everyone else is doing/having the moment you open your eyes and your bad day is guaranteed.
Stay safe and stay far from your phone in the first minutes of the glorious morning!
First of all, I would like to send you all my love, my positive thoughts and positive energy through these hard times and if there is one thing to keep in mind is that you are not alone in this world.
This year, besides my morning ritual and my daily physical activity, I have started another challenge, this time related to my knowledge, because knowledge is love and light and vision.
That’s the best way I can personally relax, it’s a great way to escape your daily life and step in another dimension regardless of what you enjoy reading. It can be poetry, self development, fiction, prose, novels and so on.
My preferences might not be everyone’s preferences, of course, but I decided, since I know you have enjoyed some of my recommendations, to give you a list of my top five favorite books I read so farin 2020.
1. The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma
I love this guy, I read The monk who sold his Ferrari 3 years ago and it captivated me.
He has a unique style of writing, very easy to read and understand, I really imagine and feel exactly what he describes in his books.
In this book you will find a revolutionary morning routine that will help you maximize your productivity, increase your focus, become more disciplined, more relaxed and by that even your sleep will improve.
It’s been 3 months since I am part of the 5 AM Club and it’s a game changer for me. It is a lifetime habit I will never give up on, no matter what. Even when I travel or I have very early wake up calls, I still wake up, even earlier, so I can complete my morning ritual.
What Robin likes to say through his book is: “own your morning, elevate your life.”
It became my morning memento.
Before I continue, I must say that the order of the books is aleatory as they come to my mind.
2. Atomic Habits by James Clear
It’s quite a voluminous book as you look at it, but don’t get scared, it’s easy to go through it.
This books is teaching you step by step how to build good habits and how to break the bad ones and get 1 percent better every day.
I know it sounds simple and you will say what’s new in that, but trust me, you’ll still find something new to learn and something to motivate you in changing your daily habits.
Something to keep you going and to always remember, is that tiny changes will deliver big results in time.
3. The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
It is a fantastic book that brought so much calm in my life, even by reading the title I am already so positively charged.
I am honest with you, if you read this book, it will completely change the way you see the world, interact with other people and understand your own actions and motivations.
Here is something I simply adore from this book: “Eventually, you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.”
4. As a man thinketh by James Allen
It’s considered one of the most powerful books (top 10 most motivational books of all times) and it’s been the most recommended amongst the top leaders of the world, Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Jeff Bezos, just to name a few.
It’s a tiny book with a lot of valuable information, I found it a bit hard to read and focus on what he is trying to say, like I often find my mind going places while I read, but that’s something happening to me only perhaps.
This book is something you read and reread all the time.
As a man thinketh stresses about the importance of mastering your mind to turn dreams into reality. You must think big and you should become the “master gardener” of your mind. Thoughts are like seeds, they will continue to grow and multiply. If you start with strong, optimistic thoughts it will lead to more of the same, and maintaining those will lead to a better result.
“Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.“
“Thoughts of doubt and fear never accomplished anything, and never can. They always lead to failure. Purpose, energy, power to do, and all strong thoughts cease when doubt and fear creep in.”
5. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris
I must confess that I am half way through this book, I finished the “Healthy” and “Wealthy” sections and I have left the “Wise” part to read. It’s a 736 pages book which I challenge myself to finish in one week.
As I write about it now, even if I didn’t finished yet, it’s a book I would definitely recommend simply because it has it all. That’s the best way to say it.
If you are interested in how the strongest people or most successful sports people used to train or what diet they were on or maybe you also want to know and find out from the most successful businessmen in this world and what their beliefs are, this is the book for you.
The tactics, routines, habits of billionaires, icons and top world performers are all there, in one book.
“When you complain, nobody want to help you.”
“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.”
This was my list of books you should read in a lifetime and if you do enjoy them and it helps you in any possible way, I promise I will prepare another one for you.
They say that high victory is made in those early morning hours when no one’s watching and while everyone else is sleeping and I can’t agree more with it.
I know this article has been requested by many of you when I started implementing my 5 AM morning ritual, but I really wanted to try it out myself, for a longer period of time, and I am extremely happy to say that tomorrow I am celebrating 66 days since my life has changed for better. So I can, now, proudly say, that I do have a habit I am gonna stick to for life!
Before we continue, I would like to let you know that there is a bit of reading in this article although I tried to summarize it as much as possible, but you deserve valuable information.
What did I learn in these 66 days?
• That if you own your morning, you’ll elevate your life. 100%
• If you take excellent care of the front end of your day, the rest of your day will pretty much take care of itself. Trust me!
• If you don’t keep rising daily you’ll get stuck in your life, for the rest of your life. (As I used to)
• Win the morning and you win the day. All you need to know.
Let’s go back in time little bit since you might be wondering how did it “hit” me to start doing this, also when my life and my sleep is a bit different from many of you, my days and nights are never the same, so from this point of view might be a bit more difficult, but not impossible and all I can say I feel better than ever!
Since last year, November, I started exercising daily for minimum 30 minutes, some of you might remember my Fitness Challenge, and it felt so good that was hard to stop. And then, if I happened to skip a day, I used to feel guilty, when the old version of me would be very glad not to “waste” her time going to the gym. (Still can’t believe how much we can change in a short period of time)
On September 2019, I have also started a healthy meal plan with my nutritionist and fitness trainer Alexandra, who came like a blessing in my life. She literally messaged me when my body was the heaviest or let’s call it I was really getting fat (unfortunately) so she was my wake up call.
I ended 2019 eating healthy and exercising, dropped 6 kg and felt so much better from this point of view. I was happy with myself.
But then… I spent the whole day, on 31st of December, making new resolutions for 2020 (something I do every year) new goals, personally, financially, professionally, spiritually and so on.
I tried to be as specific as I can, I draw myself, the old me, the new me, I put everything down on the paper and then I said to myself that this year it will be huge!
There were few days during January, it was only the beginning of the month, when I woke up around 11 am in the morning, stayed in bed on the phone for another hour and tried to motivate myself to do million things when half of the day was already gone!
I have already put myself in a bad mood from sleeping too much and it wasn’t a quality sleep at all, because I used to go to bed very late in the night. I was getting all types of energies from watching people’s lives on Instagram and then I was stressing and trying to rush to do something throughout the day. Impossible. I am sure some of you might feel the same and that’s ok. The first step is always to admit and to see where the problem is.
That day I said that’s it! If I continue like this, my mind, my soul, my whole being won’t be able to accomplish anything from what I wrote down few days back. I must change something, I must implement a morning ritual that makes me wake up in a good mood, that makes me wake up rested and happy, that allows me to start the day peacefully and to feel motivated. All I know is that I had to do something ASAP.
I had the desire, I really felt it from within, but now I had to bring some action to it! So I spent the whole day listening to different podcasts about how successful people start their morning, I wrote down notes, many of them, I put them all together in the order that I would prefer to do them myself and I came up with my morning ritual that simply elevated my day and my energy.
I tried it for almost a month, it was a game changer, but then I start reading Robin Shorma’s book, called The 5 AM Club and realized that I was on the right path. I was really getting more things done that ever before, I was more disciplined, more organized, time was becoming more precious to me, I was investing more in my body, my mind, my spiritual being. I loved his book, it might not be for everyone but if you put your hands on it, give it a try and let me know what you think. As I was going through it, I started changing little things in my morning ritual, actually the only major thing I had to change was the fact that I start my morning with a workout instead of doing the workout last, after my mediation and all. And he explains it well why is this working better.
This is what I do every morning. And I am sharing it with you simply because I know how powerful it can get. I really hope some of you are going to try it. Are you ready?
• I set my alarm for 5 am in the morning every day and I don’t snooze it. When the alarm rings I get up right away. When you snooze your alarm, you delay your goals.
• My day starts from doing my bed first, (trust me on this) then I wash my face, brush my teeth, smile in the mirror (you deserve to be kind to yourself)
• Drink a big glass of water with vitamins.
•Go for an intense workout, usually a 30 minutes run, followed by a good stretch. (It’s important to sweat, so don’t just do something too relaxing -you have your evening walk for that-)
• Do my breathing exercises (closed eyes, inhale exhale through nose while pushing my arms up, 30 times then pause – repeat 3 times)
• Gratitude: think about 3 moments of your life you are really grateful for (big or small) spend 1 minute on each, remember it, feel it, live it fully.
• Visualization /Affirmation: pick 3 goals and spend 1 min on each thanking God in advance for what’s already yours. Don’t ask for anything, just say Thank you as if already happened.
• Journaling: write down anything that comes to your mind, how you feel, what you want, how you’ve been, really, anything. The power of writing things down on a paper is incredible, you have a higher chance of accomplishing what you wish for, or if you feel unwell, stressed or you have negative thoughts, when you put them down you basically release all the tension, you’ll feel so much better.
•Planning: I have an agenda where I plan all my day very detailed (with timings), I also plan my week and my month. I set up all the major events, tasks, things I want to accomplish in that day. Everything goes down on the paper. Don’t start your day until you have it finished.
•Reading: I made a habit of reading daily for min. 20 minutes. It’s so important to constantly feed your brain. Sometimes I get so caught into it, but I keep my eyes on the watch because, remember, you need to get done so much more in the day. So staying within the time frame it’s quite important, unless you have some spare time let’s say. 🙂 If reading is not always possible for you, listening to a podcast or learning something new, will work as well.
These are the major steps I do every single morning, there is no place for excuses, that means that no matter where I am, no matter what the time is or how busy life gets, I make time for myself to get up before and make sure my day starts in the best way possible.
It’s very important that from the moment you wake up, until you finish your ritual, you don’t touch your phone, you don’t go through emails, messages or social media. The only thing I use my phone in the morning for is to listen to podcasts or motivational videos on YouTube. Otherwise, don’t allow your phone to be a distraction for you, unless you want to have a bad day.
While I workout I love to listen to motivational podcasts so I double my time when I am feeding my brain with information, one is when I workout and the second time is when I do my reading at the end of my morning ritual.
There are so many other things I try to take care of throughout the day, but I don’t want to make this article even longer as I want you to be focused on the morning routine more than anything.
You are responsible for how you feel and how your day goes and if you start it in the right way, nothing can touch you, believe me.
Points to keep in mind:
The average millionaire wakes up at 4 am.
If you do what is hard, your life will be easy.
Wake up before your competitor.
Think how much you can get done in those extra hours when everyone is still asleep.
Call the things you want in your life. Say thank you.
Remember to clean from the night before, you have to wake up in a tidy house.
Every morning you have another chance to become better and to achieve your goals.
I hope you enjoyed my article and if you find it useful make sure to share it with your family or friends and don’t forget:
“The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live.”
It all started 7 years ago. No, hold on, it had started long before, by the time I was in University, back in Romania.
Yes, my mind was already working towards this path.
Did I know much about it? Very little! All I knew is that I pictured this opportunity like a dream job, a job where you get to travel the world and get paid for it, that you get to live in Dubai, the most luxurious city, be surrounded by so many different nationalities and get to learn and explore so much of this world.
And that was all right. I confirm it to you right now.
I didn’t drop out of my Uni that year that I had this thought of applying and going for the interview, simply because I wasn’t sure I am ready, at that stage, to leave all my life behind and start a new life somewhere else, far from my family and friends. It was that feeling “oh, this job sounds fantastic, but I am not sure I want it or I am now ready for it, but I would like to give it a try though.” I know many of you resonate with me by now.
How many of you have thought the same? That you would like to do something in your life, maybe this job or maybe something else, but you were scared. Not scared scared, but you had a fear of leaving everything you built behind, a career, a relationship, a business, you name it, maybe you thought you are too old for it or too young. But there were all these thoughts playing truth or dare with you and challenging you in taking a decision.
Let me simplify it all for you. When the time is right, everything will flow. When the time is right, you will know what to do. You will know that this is it, you must make a change and that’s the time when courage walks in and you leave your fears behind. And what a great future is rising in front of you!
I graduated in 2012, in Braşov, at Transylvania University in Braşov, Food and Tourism. Moved to Bucharest for a “better life” which wasn’t going to happen there. Woke up one day, feeling exhausted of living in Bucharest, working so many hours a day, sometimes going to work on weekends too, waking up much earlier because of the traffic in the city and arriving home quite late because of the same reason. I was barely able to have a normal life without falling asleep after work. I could sleep while eating, while taking, anytime. I wasn’t myself anymore.
One morning, I woke up and I said to myself this is it. What is all this work bringing me? Money? Way not enough. Health? Losing it at work. Friends? Barley have time to meet them. Love? Not able to give my best, always tired.
Was there anything I was doing that time bringing me closer to where I always wanted to be? Was that the life I chose for myself? Quite far from it.
I will move to Dubai, I said. No one really believed me. But I moved. To an unknown world, by myself. Packed a suitcase and left to meet and embrace my new life.
I was excited, nervous in the same time, but I had a good feeling. I was ready to work hard and I knew someone would appreciate the work I do. I was so blessed to meet amazing people that I love and keep in my life until today and I will never forget the role they played in my life. One day God took someone from me, but gave me abundance and love from the people I met.
I got a job at Mango, started working in sales. In the first week that I arrived in Dubai, on my second day, precisely, I went for the interview, passed it, chose the shop I wanted to work in and started my journey. It was a beautiful 3 months journey. Intense, tiring sometimes, but I loved it. I was happy. Working 6 days a week, but happy.
Colleagues and customers could probably read that happiness on my face and they thought it would look better if I would place it in Emirates. They need and love happy people there, haha.
Everyone’s dream around me was to be a cabin crew, some they tried, some they kept on dreaming, because those fears would play with their thoughts too, and some have tried and succeeded. I became part of the last category.
I was quite excited for my new life in Dubai, even though that involved working most of the time, I liked what I was doing and that is all what matters in life. Love what you do and you won’t have to work one day in your life. I have always liked the fashion industry and I know even today that if I would have stayed in retail I would be where I wanted to be by now in that industry, but I know life has better plans for me.
So I start listening and observing all what life was trying to tell me. And that day, on a Wednesday, this girl stepped into the store and right away asked me to go home and apply for being a cabin crew with Emirates.
Her advice was so straightforward , went directly to my brain. All I know is that I went home, applied for the job, took some pictures in my room, edited them, send them through and went for the interview in Dubai at Emirates headquarters.No more excuses.
Those thoughts I had during my studies came back to me and I turned them into actions.
Passed all my interviews and couldn’t believe it. Before 2012 ended I already got the golden call. That’s 2 months after I arrived in Dubai. My 2013 started on a very positive note.
It was the year that start giving me life. If 2012 kind of sucked it all out of me, in 2013 I had freedom, I was traveling the world, I was making new friends, I started having different priorities in life and being more grateful. That year I understood that it is so important to dream, to have goals and visualize them, they will all come true when the time is right.
And that was my time. I would have not been happy if I would have taken this job years before. I am thankful for not rushing and giving it time.
This year, it will mark 7 years (my favorite number) of adventures. Because my life was an adventure ever since.
I am still grateful, I still love what I am doing, I find something to look forward every time I do a flight, specially being on a mission to have a great cup of coffee somewhere in this world, you know it all by now.
It is a very different experience, it is an opportunity that you must take advantage of at the fullest .
How long will I do it for? That I don’t know, but when the time is right, my life will choose a better path because my mind is already working on it.
I learned to have patience, discipline, something I am working on every day now, but the most important to live in the present and not to become too busy working only on my future cause I will miss on living. One step at a time. Take a deep breathe. Decide what you want to do with your life and then take small steps towards it.
If becoming a cabin crew is what you dream of, start talking to those who already are, ask them questions, go online and inform yourself, go for an Open Day, take that interview, start flying, experience it for minimum 1 year before you quit.
It might be or it might not be for you. And you will only find out the moment you try.
Even if that means giving up on something else. It’s your life, choose wisely. Have no regrets, cause at the end of the day, you will never regret something you have tried doing, but something you have never tried. And trust me, that thought will follow you all your life.
Give wings to those dreams!
P.S. The day that girl walked to me and told me to go get this job, changed my life. And what makes me happier is that five of you already told me you have became a cabin crew because of finding inspiration in what I share with you on social media. It makes me so happy, and my mission is not yet completed. I hope more of you will find the inspiration and the courage to start. And one day, when you feel like, message me and tell me that. I will be so happy for you.
I would like to welcome this fantastic year in my life. I have a feeling that the year that has just passed wasn’t as powerful as 2020 will be. You know, us, women we have that sixth sense, so better trust us.
Since we stepped into a new year, a new me, I don’t want to dig too much into 2019, it’s already a closed chapter, but I would like to emphasize on making sure that you have all done your annul review and you know what to leave behind and what to bring with you in this new year.
I went through my list and my writings for the beginning of 2019 and throughout the year and I have realized that most of what I have wished for became the reality I am living today.
And there is little left undone, which doesn’t upset me, because I will keep working on it and finding a better strategy to get things done this year.
Fortunately, I was blessed enough to get to spend the Christmas holidays, back home, in Romania with my family and my friends.
It was a joyful Christmas for us, specially because of my godson, Alexandru, who has shared with us, the excitement of waiting for Santa Claus and I can’t even put in words how special this little human being is.
He taught us (at almost 3 years old) valuable lessons which I would like to share with you.
A “Thank you” goes a long way
Don’t forget to play, it keeps you young and takes your worries away
Wake up early and go to bed early, take a nap in the afternoon
Don’t skip breakfast
Make sure you surprise someone throughout the day, even with something as little as a Kinder Surprise 🙂
Apologize when wrong
Learn how to listen (and memorize everything, I am still shocked)
Dance and sing along the way
These are very small things the kids are doing effortless, however looking at us, the grownup ones, we kind of struggle to even drink enough water during the day and that says it all.
But pause here.
Think about it. Do you really enjoy living in your busy world? Feeling always tired? Coming home from work and staying on a phone? Forgetting to eat or worse, overeating? Making a habit out of overthinking?
The last might be the favorite activity between adults.
I strongly believe that you need a break.
You need to slow down and breathe.
And that is all I wish for you in this miraculous 2020, that you take a deep breath, thank God for it, because nothing would be possible without Him and don’t forget to play.
Keep yourself young, surround yourself with people that inspire you, lift you and encourage you to become better.
Be kind to the ones around you. Help and don’t forget to give back to the ones in need.
Only focus to achieve spiritual values and not material ones. You don’t want to fall in the trap of a temporary happiness but an eternal one instead.
Nothing will make you feel more safe and secure than having a partner, family or friends that love you, care for you, check on you and have your back regardless.
The rest is all up to you. The number of kilograms you lose, the money you save, the places you travel to, if you quit smoking or not, if you sleep until 1pm or get up at 6 am, it’s all up to you.
And if you fail at any of these there is no one you can blame, but you.
So, my darling, put yourself first, give yourself everything you have and be ready to prove them wrong to all those who thought you are not gonna make it!
I know it’s been a while since we last spoke, but you know me, I’ve been busy traveling the world and style hunting as usual.
I am very happy to write this post from the other side of the world, currently in Australia, because I really wanted to share my Foreo experience with you.
I got my pretty Foreo about a month ago, a month that I took time to try it and carry it with me around the globe, you might have seen it with me in Bali, just the other week, those who are following me on Instagram, @andra_contiu.
That’s one of its advantages, small, handy, easy to fit in your travel pouch and I simply love that!
By now, most of you know what this product is about, probably you have seen it all over the media and still doubting the magic it does, but trust me, it’s my first time recommending a beauty product, specially because it is skin related and I pay more attention to it than ever before. I saw good results very quickly, so it made sense to give you a little first impressions rundown.
The first thing I noticed with this is how gentle it is on the skin, which I’m so on board with! The sonic pulses softly vibrate on the face, purifying the skin and ensuring a peachy-clean, oh so soft complexion after just a minute’s use. How awesome?!
The only downside with the Luna Play is that it has a limited lifespan, but you get it for 100 uses – there’s no way to replace the battery or recharge it. Honestly, I think that’s quite a good deal – the Luna Play is meant for girls on the go, for popping in to your hand luggage for travelling, so I kind of like that you don’t need to pack a cable or charger.
Luna Play claims to:
gently remove dead skin cells
remove up to 99.5% of oil and dirt
leave your skin glowing, radiant and smooth.
What I have seen myself: All of the above.
I am not usually one to rave about skin care gadgets, but this is a winner. It’s affordable, efficient and the results speak for themselves.
As you can see, Luna Play has two rows of tiny little silicone bristles. The brand suggests that smaller “touch-points” should be used on gentle skin areas such as cheeks and forehead, while larger ones are best for the T-zone.
Here is how you should do it:
1. Apply your cleanser, switch on Luna Play;
2.Massage your skin in circular motion for 1 minute;
3. Rinse off and follow-up with your skin care routine.
I believe it works best for improving blood circulation and making the most out of your cleanser. I love working my Luna Play in an upward motion, so that it helps lift and tighten skin. It never irritates and as long as you wash it prior every use – you should not experience any breakouts. I love using this device on a daily basis; especially after wearing a lot of make-up, to really awaken and clean my skin since I travel so much. I feel Luna Play is a great gateway drug to the world of Foreo cleansing devices; although it only lasts up to 100 uses – it will certainly give you a good idea whether or not you need to invest in Luna 2 or Luna Mini 2 (which you can recharge by the way).
I love my Foreo Luna Play and I am sharing my honest thoughts with you just because it’s really worth experiencing this on your own skin, trust me, you’ll feel the difference, the same way I did.
It’s not an overrated product, it is simply a product that does what it says and that’s why we are all so happy about it!
If you have tried a Foreo product, share with me your experience, would love to know how it makes you feel!