We made it through another month. Woo hoo! From the arrival of the vaccine to the ending of the MCO (movement control order), things are slowly starting to look up. Even our houses are beginning to feel more like home again, with work moving back to the office and workouts moved back to the gym. 

 

Since you loved the self-love gifts we shared last month, we’re going to make it a monthly feature – just in time for payday! Take it as a much-needed reminder to do something nice for yourself because you deserve it. You’ll also be supporting some stellar local brands, so it’s a gift that’ll keep on giving. Spoil yourself with these self-care picks:

 

 

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You can never have too many candles, especially when they’re from Barn & Jones! The natural soy wax candle brand offers an array of soothing scents that allow you to experience the tranquil outdoors in the comfort of your own living room, such as hiking through alpine trails and dancing among wildflowers. What we love about their bestseller, Northern Lights, is that its scent evolves with each burn – the lemon, bergamot, winter berry, flowering succulent, violet and white musk take turns to shine.

 

 

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A tote bag created to be carried through heartbreak, joy, celebrations, speed bumps and high roads, this item from Oh Sebenar is a classic. A wardrobe staple, it goes with everything and can fit more than just your essentials! It can also help reduce decision fatigue – just grab your trusty tote bag and go, instead of wasting time and energy trying to decide which bag to carry.

 

 

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As calming as they are, you can’t fall asleep with candles lit, but you can enjoy the same aromatherapy with Vase Creation’s pillow mist. Spritz it on your pillows and linen, get comfy, and slowly start to breathe in and out. The hand-blend of organic pure essential oils (lavender patchouli, sweet orange, roman chamomile, vetiver and cedarwood), will help you journey into a deep, quality sleep. Enjoy the smooth, relaxing ride!

 

 

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Known for their ‘boxes of happiness’, Sugar And I are on a mission to make people smile with their delicious desserts. Their combo box includes fan-favorites, Bombolonis and Japanese Cream Puffs, which are comfortingly soft, bursting rich and fabulous flavours in your mouth – a celebration (of happiness) indeed!

 

 

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If your self-care rituals include following a therapeutic skincare routine before bed, add this hydration booster from Millefleur to your nightly roster. The organic serum is rich in vitamins and antioxidants that aid in the repairing of cells for healthier, radiant skin. Its gel-based vegan formula is gentle enough for those with sensitive skin to also be able to achieve a fresh feeling and glowing complexion!

2020 has almost everyone suffering from end-of-year fatigue. After months of feeling anxious and overwhelmed, we’re exhausted! If you’re struggling to pull yourself together, it’s time for some serious self-care. Homegrown beauty brand, Vase Creation, is determined to help with their new Organic Stress Relief Pillow Mist and Caramel Collection: Crème Brûlée Flavoured All-Natural Luxe Lip Gloss. These self-love products are part of their purpose to enhance lives by creating safe, worry-free products for everyone.

 

Year-end stress is both tiring and harmful to your health, which is why Vase Creation is encouraging everyone to rest with their Organic Stress Relief Pillow Mist. Carefully hand-blended with organic pure essential oils, it helps with insomnia and improves sleep without the use of synthetic fragrances. The calming combination of lavender, patchouli, sweet orange, roman chamomile, vetiver and cedarwood is well-known for its relaxing benefits. Just spritz it on your pillows and linen to relax, recharge and wake up feeling refreshed!

 

But before you snooze, slap on their Luxe Lip Gloss, which doubles as an overnight lip mask to repair chapped and dry lips. It’s specially formulated with all-natural and safe ingredients, such as plant-derived squalane, castor oil, jojoba oil essence, Vitamin E and menthol, for a cooling sensation and glittery finish (it is Mariah Carey season after all). Fun fact: the crème brûlée flavour was inspired by everyone’s favourite guilty pleasure, Emily In Paris. Remember the scene where a sad Pierre Cadault practices self-care by cracking open the tops of crème brûlée?

 

Shop them now on Vase Creation’s website.