7 Luxurious Hacks To Happiness
We know true happiness can’t be found in material things…but a little gift to yourself or two sure can help when you’re having a bad day. Here’s our pick of Positive Luxury-approved treats to give you an instant dose of cheer – with the added boost of knowing you’re investing in ethical and sustainable practices.
INVEST IN YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE
When we’re stressed and unhappy, it can often show up in our skin. Acne, dryness, flakiness and sore skin can all be symptoms of unloved, undernourished skin. A tube of Weleda Skin Food is just the ticket to give yourself and your skin a cared-for glow – it has gathered legions of devotees since it was first launched in 1926.
GET A FULL SEVEN HOURS
Nowadays, a long sleep might seem like a luxury but everything seems brighter after a decent night’s sleep. You’re more rested, alert and calmer, which is a recipe for a happy day if ever we heard one. Increase your chances of a restorative night by taking a hot, lavender-scented soak or shower before bed – a few drops of Alexandra Soveral’s Workaholics Blend should do the trick.
AN INSTANT LIFT TO YOUR LOOK
Even if you’re in jeans and a tee, adding some (ethically produced) gems to your outfit is guaranteed to make you feel more put together. Bring some happiness to your day with the addition of a piece of Forevermark’s fully traceable diamond jewellery to your fingers or wrists.
BOOK IN SOME ‘ME’ TIME
A soothing facial or massage is a great self-care technique: a way to get back in touch with your body and take care of any longstanding aches and strains. Lisa Franklin‘s expert touch is available in London, using diamond particles, rose quartz, platinum and frankincense that are sure to leave you glowing inside and out.
TAKE A TRIP SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL
Holidays are a time to get happy – whatever that means for you, whether it’s a beach break at a high-end resort or an adventurous escape into the wild. Make sure you travel with a clean conscience by spending with ethical travel companies that work to reduce the impact of travel on the environment. Ansova Travel‘s 7-day tour of Cambodia sees you dine with locals, indulge in private helicopter rides and relax in the private eco-resort Song Saa.
SWEETEN UP YOUR DAY
We know, we know, chocolate as an instant source of pleasure is a cliché. But sometimes clichés are clichés for a reason. British chocolatier Rococo’s confections use no animal testing, complying with global labour standards and come in recyclable, reusable packaging.
POP SOME BUBBLES
As screen legend Bette Davis quipped in 1940s flick Old Acquaintance, “There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.” Our favourite champagnes are produced ethically and sustainably. Dom Perignon, Krug, Moet et Chandon and Veuve Cliquot are all Positive Luxury-approved #brandstotrust.