Self Love Rituals : Five Ideas To Get You Started

  February is all about love; that is self-love, for us here at Mono 💗 (we're not too crazy about the commercialism of Valentine's Day...) Taking some 'me time' regularly is so essential for our wellbeing, and yet, with our busy lives, we often struggle to find time for ourselves; to treat ourselves (as we do others) with love and kindness.  Practising self-love rituals benefits the mind, body and soul; not only will you love yourself more, you'll also expand your capacity to give more love to everyone in your life.If you don't already, we encourage you to create a self love ritual for yourself every day; you really will feel the difference! 💗 Schedule some 'me time' in to...

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#givingbackisthenewblack

  In case you hadn't spotted already; rather than jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon (which we're not terribly keen on truth be told), this weekend will all be about giving back here at Mono :) We're calling it #givingbackisthenewblack and it will run from Friday 24th - Tuesday 28th November.Firstly we'd like to say a huge thank you to YOU! We've been so touched by the support we've received since launching earlier this year, and so we are offering 20% off all products (simply enter code GIVINGBACK17 at checkout). We'll also be popping in a (generous) sample of our two upcoming products - our (still yet to be named) Beauty Balm and our Luna Bath Oil - with every...

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Use Up All That Leftover Pumpkin After Halloween With These Scarily Good DIY Pumpkin Beauty Recipes!

    Not knowing what to do with all that leftover pumpkin?? Make a DIY face mask, body or lip scrub or of course!  Packed full of vitamins, minerals, natural fruit enzymes, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and antioxidants, pumpkin is a fantastic source of goodness for your skin 🎃 Caution: Always patch test before using!   Pumpkin Face Mask. WHAT YOU'LL NEED:2 tbsp pumpkin (cooked, cooled and pureed)1 tbsp finely ground oatmeal1 tsp your favourite oil (we love pumpkin seed, hemp seed or jojoba)A pinch of turmeric HOW TO USE:Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Gently apply the mixture all over your face (avoiding the delicate eye area). Relax and leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes, then...

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Updating Your Skin Care Routine From Summer to Autumn

  A question I get asked a lot, especially at this time of the year, is whether you need to change your skin care routine as the seasons change.  As most estheticians, dermatologists and good skin care formulators will tell you, yes; the majority of people do indeed!  Now I'm not saying every one needs to of course; we all have different skin, skin care needs and life styles, but in the majority of cases a change of season typically means a change in the way skin behaves, so updating your routine is definitely a good idea if you want to keep your skin happy and looking and feeling great.      Layer it up This doesn't always have to...

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I Share My Natural Beauty Journey with Emma from The Natural Beauty Box

  I recently shared my personal natural beauty journey with the very lovely Emma from The Natural Beauty Box - head on over to their blog on their website to have a read.  And while you're there, don't forget to check out their monthly subscription box - packed full of fabulous natural, vegan and cruelty-free skincare and beauty products, it's amazing value at only £24.95!

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