I lived without my phone for 24 hours & here's what I learned

Can you even go a full 24 hours without your phone or laptop? In the era of Instagram, digital media-driven careers and the odd Facetime call to your mate in Australia, the attempts of minimizing screen time become increasingly slim.

By all means ...You could try managing everything piling up on your interminable to-do list. Or, perhaps, how about waving goodbye to procrastination and catching up on that piece of work your conscience keeps nagging you about? (Then again, isn't your To-do list on your Iphone's Calendar and weren't you told to submit that essay online?)

Since - for most of us - the days of pre-phone living are nothing short of a blur, I thought it was about time I'd tackle my life from a whole new perspective (and, y'know, document it!) - #we'regoingoldschool

And so, alas! My digital detox began...

Here's what I learned:

Getting stuff done:
As soon as this challenge commenced, I was completely oblivious to the fact that ahead of me was my most productive morning. Like. EVER. Work - done. To-do list - complete. I think the idea that my phone was out of the question for the day was actually pretty liberating; I have the entire day ahead of me - Let's get stuff done!

I like a good book:
In a world ambushed with an obsession for likes and a constant fear of 'missing out', reading often gets swept under the carpet. On the daily, I do try to read as regularly as possible although admittedly, I'd be lying if I said I read as much as I'd truly like to. But, what better time to indulge in a compelling read that now? And, I really indulged...

If there's just one thing I can take from this experiment, it will be the reading! 

Time is my best friend:
Screen time must consume a huge chunk of our day. I gather this, of course, because my digital detox unleashed a vast abundance of time. Time that before participating in the challenge, flew by. 

A sound night's sleep:
Ahhh. A sound night's sleep. Can you get anything more pure and revered? Well, this was what I got after a full day unglued to a screen - the quickest time it's taken me to fall asleep all year. And if that hasn't made you want to give this challenge a go, I don't know what will...

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Dermalogica Clear Start All Over Toner Review

Thought it couldn't get any more loved and revered than the Dermalogica Daily Skin Health range?

Well...ladies and gentlemen...boys and girls...I proudly present to you, the Breakout clearing all over toner! Save the curtseys for later...

All jokes aside, when I stumbled across this newly idolized toner of mine at the Dermalogica stand in Selfridges, I was immediately intrigued -  'helps eliminate breakouts', 'controls excess oils' and formulated to 'cool and revive' skin.

Big claims, huh? 

So, did Dermalogica actually execute them?

Or is this all a little too good to be true?

Despite the initial urge to place every item I saw into my basket, I refrained; I wanted the results to reflect solely on this one product.

So what are the results?

My Observations (after two weeks of use, day and night):

✔️ Skin looked noticebly smoother and clearer  - a huge decline in spots

✔️ Skin tone appeared more even - a vanish in certain areas prone to redness

✔️ Skin felt refreshed and revived

✔️ A subtle increase in skin's natural glow

✔️ Skin felt controlled - less oil
         ✖️  Slight dryness occurs after use, although 
        expected through the claim to control oils (and          nothing a bit of moisturizer can't fix!)

All in all, the Dermalogica All over Toner is not one to be missed!

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