The Self-Love Guide

Let us celebrate love in all its forms. Celebrate love for our family, friends and of course our partners. Perhaps more importantly, let us not forget about ourselves! Let’s approach life with an attitude of self-love that overflows to loving everybody and everything around us.

Here are our top seven tips on practising self-love 365 days a year.

1. Treat yourself with beautiful underwear. Hit the stores to get gorgeous lingerie and pyjamas.

2. Go on a self-care date. Run a long bath and add some Johnsons’ Baby Oil -your skin will thank you for it. Finish off the home spa experience by teaching yourself how to give the best manicure  and pedicure.

3. Exercise. Nobody has ever said, “I regret that work-out.” Besides the physical benefits, exercising releases a chemical in your body called dopamine, which is literally the happy chemical in your brain. Go for a walk/run or jump rope and start feeling happy.

4. Experiment with fun make-up looks. Try out a vampy smokey eye  or get the perfect red lip. At Ackermans we have got you covered from a glossy to satin finish.

5. Clean your room/area. How you treat your surroundings reflects how things are going in your life. If you hate cleaning, set a 20-minute timer on your phone of uninterrupted cleaning time daily.

6. Set life goals and a plan to achieve them. Nothing proves self-love quite like working towards achieving those things that have been a dream for far too long. Lay the bricks towards getting your matric, being more active in your community and whatever dreams or ambitions you have.

7. Retail therapy anybody? Every now and again a girl has to treat herself to some fashionable items. A little bright dress is a great buy – you can’t help but smile every time you see it. Not sure how to pull of a red look?

For a casual-glam look, check out the outfit below.

1. Tunic shirt sizes 32-44 169.95  2. Multipack bangles 59.95 3. Slip-ons 149.95* 4. Leggings (various colours) sizes XS-XXL 69.95 5. Sling bag 99.95 6. Be Fabulous red lipstick 29.95 *Available at selected Ackermans stores. (All items subject to availability while stocks last.)

Make a point of loving yourself everyday. Check out what we have right here before stepping in store and buying yourself a present.

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