Motherly Advice...keep a bit of Luxury in the car!
I try to incorporate a little luxury in my day in as many ways as I can.
Now, that doesn't mean I go out spending up big on designer handbags and Rolls Royces.
Rather, I try to surround myself with little indulgences that add to my quality of life in small ways.
One way I do this is by having a few favourite luxuries in my car console.
Our cars often become a dumping ground for shopping dockets, ticket
stubs, used tissues, lists, empty water bottles and goodness only knows
Not good for the soul.
Here's my console. It contains the following items...
My favourite mints
A purse size bottle of one of my favourite fragrances
A jewelled compact
Palmers cocoa butter Lip balm
A pen with a favourite designer logo
A nail file and miniature bottle of nail polish for touch-ups (out of view)
I have a thing for hand creams especially in the dry Winter months here,
and have them everywhere. Lavender is always my first choice, but I adore Rose as well.
The compact is a vintage item found at a market, but I see similar ones
being sold for around the $5 mark by the Asian vendors in the centre of
the aisles at the shopping centres all the time.
The pen is one I designed with Vistaprint and I ordered several for
personal use and to give as gifts with beautiful stationery and
And the perfume, well, my car always smells glorious :)
This is such a little thing, but having my little luxuries there next to me really adds to my day and puts a smile on my face.
Make the effort to put some beautiful things in your car console. I bet it makes you smile too.
In fact, this Mothers Day, why not make up a little basket of luxury items for Mum for the console of her car. A fast drying nail lacquer, a lip balm, mints, a foldup brush, a jewelled compact, her favourite scent in miniature, and a bejewelled pen and pretty notepad for those times when you just have to make a note of something.