Stress-free friend

03 Dec 2010 05:00 AM | Posted by Editor
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While the silly season is all about parties, presents and plenty of food and drink, it can also be pretty stressful too. Not only do you have to plan each and every outfit for said parties (and find complementing hair and make-up looks), but you also have to find the time to buy said presents in the midst of a hectic pre-holiday work schedule.

Add to that more than your fair share of late nights, food comas and hangovers and, well…a girl can very nearly reach breaking point – all before the start of the new year!

I happen to have a very thoughtful friend who, sensing how hectic things are about to become, sent me a beautiful de-stressing pack complete with some lovely BeGenki beauty goodies.

Included in the pack was a BeGenki Candle in Serenity (a soy wax candle designed to help bring about a sense of calm), a BeGenki Vitality Face Mist (a gentle and hydrating blend of peppermint, lemon and rosemary essential oils that provides an instant pick-me-up), and a BeGenki Vitality Body Oil (a lightweight, moisture-intensive body oil to nourish and revitalise tired skin).

It was such a welcome treat because, looking through my goodie bag, I suddenly realised just how much I needed everything in there (and one or two early nights too I’d say!) So later that day when I started to feel a bit overwhelmed, I looked away from my computer, lit my candle, spritzed my face with the refreshing mist, and slathered my body in the rich oil. It didn’t make my workload or my social schedule any lighter, but it definitely made me feel better!


What’s the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?