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  • morning, everyone.

  • It's so nice to be back blogging.

  • But today is a very, very beautiful day outside.

  • It's not as warm as it has been, but the sun is shining and there's like a really lovely spring breeze outside.

  • And it's just it's so nice and fresh, not quite as hot as it was over the bank holiday weekend.

  • It's been a lovely, relaxing start to the day so far on, but I wanted to be able to sort of talk you through some of the things I've been doing differently at the house because one of the things that everyone keeps commenting on my videos is how happy I am now that I'm here on.

  • I feel like it's because I have been doing things differently since I've been here.

  • You definitely weren't making enough time for yourself.

  • But when I say making enough time myself, I don't mean that I like work the hardest or anything like that.

  • I mean, I work hard, but so does everyone.

  • It's more just about taking time for yourself to like, look after yourself, disconnect.

  • Andi.

  • I don't mean disconnect in like the digital sense, because actually, a lot of the things that I used to create this kind of like escapism in my world at the moment I actually used the Internet four.

  • So I don't mean in that sense, I'm or mean in the sense of just like disconnecting my mind from everything that's going on in the world that might be stressing me out or might be causing the upset on dhe.

  • That's what I kind of mean when it comes to escapism.

  • So I thought I would talk you through a few of the routines and things that I've adopted in my life that have helped massively know everyone conjunction country to country and escape into a different world.

  • Sometimes you have to create that kind of escapism in your world at home.

  • And that's what I've been trying to do is saying that it hasn't been like the most relaxing of weeks.

  • We've been having a lot of work done in the house.

  • On the paneling is up in the dining room, so we'll show you that popped down.

  • The panelling has gone up in the dining room next door, so I'm gonna show you that and show you some other bits as well.

  • But I think I'm gonna kick off my day with a morning yoga session down in the studio.

  • That's probably one of the biggest things that I have introduced as part of, like my routine when I can.

  • Sometimes it does get busy and I just can't.

  • But as much as possible, I tried to get into the basement, roll out the yoga mat on, even if it's just like stretching on dhe just stretching out my muscles because my muscles just feel like a tingle after a good yoga session.

  • So I think that's how I'm gonna kick off my day.

  • This really helps me just to forget everything that's going on around me.

  • I don't even remember the cameras filming me half the time.

  • You're lucky I don't put up any pictures of me pulling wedgies out and stuff, But yes, that's what I'm gonna do to kick off my day on.

  • Then I'm gonna get ready.

  • Love.

  • That is just such an amazing start to the day.

  • And it's only like 10 minutes.

  • Everyone get up 10 minutes idea just to go and do that because my body just compare elect tingles and this feels amazing after it so I have been loving, loving doing that at the moment, but I'm gonna jump in the shower now on Dhe.

  • Start getting myself ready for the day.

  • Or, by the way, do you like my top?

  • This is sweaty Betty, but I actually cut it myself.

  • It says.

  • Support women support the world.

  • I'm feeling fresh and clean just out of the shower.

  • I've washed my hair of moisturized.

  • There is really something quite special about moisturizing your whole body, my skin just like drinks up.

  • It's unbelievable.

  • My skin is obviously in really good condition at the moment.

  • I'm definitely thinking that the medication I'm on a swell as my eating on dhe drinking loads of water is having such a good impact on my complexion.

  • My skin feels so much like plumper.

  • It's great.

  • I love it.

  • As you can see, I need to have a wee bit of an organizing here organization.

  • I've realized organization is actually one of those things I've come to realize because I've watched back over some of my vlogs on DDE.

  • I love organizing.

  • I love it, and I think that that's one of those things I find quite therapeutic.

  • I don't ever really touch my phone when I'm doing it on Dhe, I just kind of get myself in the zone, get my head in the zone On Dhe.

  • I feel like I get on top of a lot of things and I get organized.

  • I'm able to kind of, like, process things.

  • That's something that I feel very, very good when I'm doing it.

  • So I kind of want to organize like my skin care drawer downstairs in the bathroom.

  • And there's just some things I have on my agenda to do today.

  • But first of all, I'm gonna try and get myself mostly ready.

  • I'm not doing a full face of makeup today just a little bit to make me look a little bit more awake.

  • And I'm gonna do my hair as well on dhe.

  • Just kind of get dressed and sorted for the day.

  • One of the things that I absolutely love, which you might not know because when I talk you through my makeup preteens.

  • I used the talk you through it basically, so I don't have anything playing.

  • But one of the things that is definitely part of my morning routine is listening to books while studying my makeup.

  • First of all, I find it just so calming and relaxing.

  • But I love listening to motivational works because they really make me feel like I want to get up and go and just get everything done at the moment.

  • So I'm gonna pop on a book whilst I do my makeup on, make myself look a little bit more presentable.

  • I've been kind of alternating between these two, but I'm almost finished on the miracle morning.

  • I've got about 59 minutes left to go, so I'm gonna crack on with that one more fulfilled and more productive.

  • Baby, please don't go.

  • You stay.

  • My hair and makeup is done.

  • I actually decided to go without foundation today.

  • I'm trying to go as much as possible without foundation because I just feel like my skin always looks a little bit better, a little bit more natural.

  • And it's definitely a look that I try and go for a lot more nowadays.

  • So just pop some CCC Ramon and then with my hair just kind of blast dried it straight.

  • I'm spending less and less time on my head at the moment is ridiculous.

  • But I'm actually really enjoying.

  • It gives me so much more time in the morning.

  • The fragrance I'm wearing is Arizona by Proenza Schooler, and this is the very first fragrance for the brand ever.

  • On what a way to launch into the fragrance market.

  • This is by far my most complimented fragrance I've ever worn.

  • It's probably one of the most sophisticated summer fragrances I've ever come across, and it's got notes of Jasmine.

  • The fragrance is inspired by the vast desert landscapes that both of the creators behind Proenza Schooler experienced on their travels.

  • But it's also about a state of mind and how you can create a feeling of disconnection on escapism.

  • Let you do when you travel, but you can create that wherever you are.

  • And that really spoke to me because Ali and I obviously recently moved house on Dhe.

  • The biggest thing that I've been trying to create here is a feeling of escape, and I kind of want each room in the house to give you a different feeling when you're here.

  • But it's not just within the house, either.

  • We moved much further and deeper into the countryside, kind of feels like we're in the middle of nowhere because we really wanted to create that feeling of escape on disconnection where we lived as well.

  • Arizona is kind of the inspiration behind this video.

  • Andi, I wanted to talk you through a few of the retains on some of the things I do on a daily basis to escape on dhe disconnect from everything.

  • So, like my morning young concessions, Just listening to a book in the morning.

  • These old things I do on a daily basis to just keep myself in the right mindset.

  • And I think that everyone has the same kind of feelings when they travel.

  • When you go to somewhere new, you have that feeling of escape.

  • And I really wanted to create more of that in my life on a day to day basis.

  • So that is what I'm doing with you today.

  • Arizona is available to buy at Debenhams, so I'm gonna pop a link in the description box if you want to pick it up.

  • And also I have 10 to give away.

  • So all you have to do is upload a picture of your disconnecting moment to instagram on tag at lady email in on dhe at Proenza Schooler.

  • Good luck.

  • I always feel like when I start my days in this way, I go on to be the most productive that I've ever been.

  • I mean, no day is perfect, but generally throughout the day I have the right mindset, and I tend to get a lot more done, even if it's just random stuff around the house.

  • I'm not talking about work wise at the moment.

  • Generally, I'm just talking about how I live on a day to day basis, whether it's a Sunday or whether that's a Monday, I try and live every day like I want to be a CZ productive as possible on productive ity doesn't necessarily just mean in work.

  • I mean being productive in my own self care.

  • And I really feel like starting my days in this way is a massive benefit to that.

  • This is the outfit that I'm wearing today, and this top you would have seen in my recent video that I did.

  • It was my A sauce picks video.

  • If you haven't seen it, it's a video that I'm doing.

  • It's gonna be a new Siris on my channel on.

  • I'm gonna be picking things from the High Street.

  • So if you like that kind of thing, I'll pop it in the description box for there you go check out.

  • But this top is probably one of the most favorite things I picked up in that video is perfect for this weather, cause you can wear it and you feel like nice.

  • I feel really, really nice in this, but I don't have to worry about strap marks or anything like that.

  • I mean, I always wear factor 30 but it's also good to not get strap marks.

  • Basically, Andi, I don't wear it with Abrar either, which is brilliant because the Russians don't show your nipples, which I love.

  • Andi.

  • I popped it with my comfy genes, these air from hating them, just super comfy jeans.

  • They're like, really stretchy, and they're almost like leggings, to be honest.

  • But I've had these for years, and they've just been falling apart on I don't really care.

  • I keep wearing them.

  • Then I'm going to stick on some flip flops.

  • I think it's just a nice, easy, casual day.

  • Good afternoon, everyone.

  • I haven't spoken to you for a few hours.

  • I have been doing some work on my computer, just some writing.

  • I found the garden for a little bit whilst I did some writing on Dhe.

  • Now it's lunchtime to my hair like big.

  • I feel like my hair looks quite big.

  • I'm gonna make myself a salad.

  • I think Annie wants a salad as well.

  • Salads are something I've really going to.

  • I never used to eat salad, but I now feel so full when I eat them on.

  • I love how, like colorful they are.

  • Then I love having Homer's with them on.

  • It's just a really great way for me.

  • Thio have a much healthier lunch that doesn't take forever for me to cook, because that's one thing.

  • Even though I am cooking more now, I have this amazing space to cook in.

  • I am definitely cooking more.

  • I really didn't like being in our kitchen.

  • It was so dark, even though everyone always thought that it was so like bright and light, because I painted everything right.

  • But that's one of my key tips for creating a space that feels a lot bigger than it is.

  • Just paint everything white.

  • But now that I've got my kitchen, I love just being in here on cooking dinner, and I think Ali's been enjoying it as well.

  • Also, you might seem these I love having fresh flowers everywhere as well.

  • One of the biggest things that I enjoy around the house is having fresh flowers by Jules to have flowers.

  • I still feel there is uplifting as fresh flowers.

  • But at the moment, I've got quite a lot Bunches around the house.

  • This gorgeous bouquet from wild at heart arrived this week as well.

  • So I'm gonna get these popped in a vase and put them in the living room because a bunch of vows I currently have in they're on their way out.

  • So these will freshen up the area in there on dhe.

  • Just make it a little bit more spring like paid lunch is ready.

  • So sound Ali's just done it.

  • Instagram story declaring how happy he is that I now make lunch and dinner sometimes.

  • Happy boy.