In a time where the UK finds itself on lock down due to the Covid 19 virus, use your time wisely bring the luxuries to your home and use your leisure time to reward yourself and keep your spirits up. But you can’t keep a Goddiva Girl down so use this time and use it to your advantage. Our occasion wear is popular with ladies like you who know how to have fun and, make the most of life so this time of crisis brings out the best in you. Here is our Goddiva Girl guide to self-isolation. Stay safe.
Heather rocking her Goddiva Girl essential a sassy light pink dress,£45 from our Vicky Pattison collection of beautiful affordable dresses.
Goddiva’s petty frocks look fabulous shining brightly on your wardrobe rail but they would look even better if less squashed. Free u some room in your clothing storage by clearing out your rails and drawers by donating pieces you no longer wear to charity. Feel good by giving away to raise funds for those in need whilst also tidying your home. Win, win and all the better for viewing your outfit options clearly.
Goddiva girl Victoria relaxing on the sofa in our best selling starburst dress in rose gold, £69 available in a midi dress or maxi dress
Homemade Face Mask
Home pampering is just what you need when the going gets tough in the virus contamination zone outside your home. So, stay in safe and knock together a homemade face mask. Cheap, enjoyable, easy to do and a real treat for the skin.
Avocado Face Mask Recipe
1 tablespoon of honey
A handful of porridge oats
Mash the avocado to a softer consistency, then blend in the honey finally sprinkling on oats for texture.
Soothe onto the skin and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse away. Great to use as a weekly skin treat.
Honey is an excellent humectant helping moisture without making skin feel oily
Sticking with the home spa theme and treat your tired toes with a nourishing foot soak. A foot bath is so easy to set up and takes seconds to create your own oasis of calm and pamper yourself. Epsoms salts are great to add to warm bath water to ease tense muscles.
Self-care never felt so good. Add shine to your tresses with a cheap home beauty treatment. For a fraction of the salon price tag treat your mane to a makeover with a shine restoring rinse that will leave you both looking and feeling good. Lots of natural remedies are available try vinegar as a rinse to add shine or maybe a beer rinse is more up your street to add volume.
Isolation is all about battery recharge in a safe environment away from the potential virus and in the Netflix and chill era then there’s only one thing to do, get your viewing bang up to date with a boxset binge. No matter if you have sky, now tv, or indeed net flicks your spoilt for choice for dramas and suspense filled thrillers to keep you on the edge of your seat. Dramas like the BBCSs In the Line of Duty, Sky’s Save me or the latest release on Netflix all that’s needed now is a onesie and a bowl of popcorn as big as your head, enjoy!
Beautiful Goddiva Girl Danielle rocks this gorgeous scarlet dress, £75 from our Goddiva Plus range, comfy yet glam perfect for isolating in style
The insanity and uncertainty caused by the virus can be remedied by a few simple exercises. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing the mind back to the present and live in the moment, listen to the bird sing, hear the tap drip and bring your mind back to a steady calm way of thinking by taking a deep calming breath.
As than ever mental health is at the forefront of the news and our Goddiva Girls need to remember their worth, be kind to themselves and take time to recharge their batteries both mentally and physically in this emotionally testing period. Breathing exercises, yoga and some fantastic apps like Headspace become invaluable in a predicament like the UK finds itself in currently. Apps like Headspace are great to use in your mindfulness practice.
Hang out that washing, walk the dog, post a letter, open windows and doors and breathe in the spring air. So open windows and patio doors have some air. If you aren’t blessed with a garden use a window box to grown small plants and herbs to bring the outside in and encourage you to sniff the air. Deep breaths are calming and tackle anxiety.
Store cupboard stables are really coming into play during this period. Food with a long-life span and items everyone has in the back of the kitchen storeroom are exactly what’s needed now, comforting, homemade food.
Saucy Sausage Pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
Pkt of 8 pork sausages cut into chunky pieces
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp chilli powder
400g can chopped tomatoes
300g short pasta such as fusilli or penne
1.Boil a large pan of water.
2.Heat a tablespoon of oil into a large saucepan and fry the chunky pieces of sausage until golden brown.
3.Turn down heat on the frying pan and add a large chopped onion and 2 garlic cloves, cook these until they turn soft.
4.Stir in 1 tbsp chilli powder and 400g chopped tomatoes with the sausages, bring the sauce to the boil then turn down the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes while you cook the pasta.
Goddiva Girl Clara from Rollinfunky enjoying a cocktail in her gorgeous Vicky Pattison collection lime halter neck dress, £45
Mocktails and Cocktails
Freshly ground mint leaves
Fresh lime juice
Dash of lemon and lime soda
Teaspoon of sugar
Wedge of lime to garnish
Wet the rim of a chilled glass and dip into the sugar. Mix the ingredients together, strain into the glass and drop a wedge of lime.
Virgin; Gin – free G &T
3 unwaxed lemons, roughly chopped
140g caster sugar
1 litre cold water
Tip the lemons, sugar and half the water into a food processor and blend until the lemon is finely chopped. Pour the mixture into a sieve over a bowl, then press through as much juice as you can. Top up with the remaining water and serve with plain ice or frozen slices of lemon and lime.
Hero of this period has most certainly been the men and women of the NHS treating all the infected patients. But on the home run the saviour of our m health has by far has been the Body Coach Joe Wicks. His 9am workouts on his you tube channel have gave thousands stranded at home some much needed routine and the joy of exercise is not only a welcome distraction but a great way to refresh the mind.
So Goddiva Girls stay indoors, cocoon like a caterpillar have a chill and try some of our suggestions to recharge your battery so you will be ready to emerge like a beautiful butterfly at the end of all of this but most of all stay safe.