Memories. We make them every day, whether they're good, bad or mediocre. We live our lives to make them. Who doesn't love making memories? Obviously making good memories is a better option than making bad ones, but it's such a heartwarming feeling to make memories that will last a lifetime.

A memory journal on a bedside table.

How we record our memories however differs between all of us. Nowadays, we use our phones to take tonnes of photos and take up memory on our Icloud (or Android). We may want to scrapbook memories with little mementoes and keepsakes. We might want to print off photos we've taken and organise them into photo albums in Monica Gellar style (Friends reference, FYI). But there could be some who may want to document our memories in a different way - a journal.

A few months ago, I was strolling through the magazine/book aisle in Morrison's (other supermarkets are available to visit) and this book caught my eye. I picked it up, had a quick skim of the pages, and thought it was a fun and creative idea for a journal. A memory journal. This memory journal asks you about so many different memories you have experienced in your life. Your first word, first kiss, first car, first best friend, first concert...I could go on and on. It's taken me a little while, but I've managed to make my way through the book - and there are still some empty spaces for more memories to be fulfilled and documented. 

So, what are the benefits of owning a memory journal? Here they are -

A memory journal on a bedside table.

1) It makes you see how far you've come

Filling out this memory journal has definitely made me see how far I've come. From being the shy kid in the classroom to being the feisty and headstrong woman I have become today. It's nice to see how much progression has been made and I know I can do more to make it better.  Remembering my 'firsts' as it were has also made me realise how many memories I do have!

2) Brings back childhood memories

My first best friend, my first teacher, my first pet...those childhood memories came flooding back when I filled out this section of the memory journal. With CF, I wasn't blessed with such a perfect childhood, but when I look back on my younger years, I always like to look at happier times. You know. the ones when I wasn't in the hospital having needles jabbed in me left, right and centre. It also made me think of how innocent times were back then. No social media, barely functioning dial-up Internet and as children the outdoors was our favourite kind of play. 

3) Allows you to revisit past events (good or bad)

Like I said, before, we all have good and bad memories. This memory journal made me revisit past life events, even the ones I had forgotten about. I also think that revisiting past memories makes you see what you have learned. We all have a few bad memories, the bad memories are the ones that we draw lessons from. They could be the biggest lessons or the smallest, but you always learn.

A memory journal on a bedside table.

I'd definitely recommend using a memory journal if you fancy reminiscing on the best aspects of your life!

Have you ever used a memory journal before? Let me know!

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It's important to take care of our whole body, even the most intimate of areas. We practice skincare on our face and body, but some may not think about intimate areas. That's something I've never really thought about in the past. Nowadays, intimate care products are popular in the skincare market. Whether that be a vaginal moisturiser or an intimate moisturising cream - they're on sale in any beauty store. Today, I'll be talking about this one - the INTIMINA Balmy. This post is going to be an INTIMINA Balmy review.

Intimina Balmy, Intimate Moisturising Cream

So, what is the INTIMINA Balmy? 

Balmy is a soothing, vaginal moisturiser for the external vaginal area. It's recommended by gynaecologists for its intimate hydration and moisture. The intimate moisturising cream is formulated with hyaluronic acid, squalane and enriching oils. This aids in moisturising and soothing the external genital area. This cream is ideal for dryness or itching after shaving/waxing also. 

How do I use the Balmy? 

To use the INTIMINA Balmy, you just need to apply a small amount of the external moisturiser onto the genital area. The one advantage of the Balmy is that you can apply it to the genital area as many times a day as you need. 

Intimina Balmy, Intimate Moisturising Cream

What are your thoughts on the Balmy?

This vaginal lotion is fantastic. It really helps the vaginal area to feel more moisturised and using something like this makes me feel more empowered. I like that this product uses active ingredients of plant origin that help to restore comfort. As I said before, it's important to take care of all of our bodies, not just the areas everyone can see. The Balmy is good if the skin in your intimate area is sensitive, which is definitely an advantage of this vaginal lube.

One thing I did want to discuss with this post is the importance of intimate care. Intimate care may be seen as an embarrassing conversation to discuss. But it doesn't have to be. Intimate hygiene is important to help prevent infections in the vaginal area and promotes healthy sexual activity. Practicing intimate care also helps to find the right balance for the pH level. 

Intimina Balmy, Intimate Moisturising Cream

Finding a healthy skincare routine will give you a good quality of life. If you don't feel good 'down there', how are you going to feel when you're around your partner when you're sexually active? If you're wondering about how to introduce intimate care to your routine, try using them in the bath/shower first. It's good that you cleanse out the harmful bacteria and replace them with the good bacteria (yes, there is a good kinds of bacteria). 

When it comes to intimate care, there is nothing to be ashamed of.

It's vital that I raise awareness on this topic to lift the stigma. The stigma of talking about intimate care and hygiene should not be happening today. It's important to talk about this, whether that be with a close friend or a medical professional. Basically, anyone you can trust and confide in. 

In conclusion, I hope this post inspires you to practice intimate care. Above all, allow the Balmy to be your first intimate care product! It will be worth it, I promise!

*The INTIMINA Balmy was sent to me from INTIMINA in exchange for a review. All views are my own. For more information, please read my disclaimer. Thank you for your support!

Intimina Balmy, Intimate Moisturising Cream.

INTIMINA Balmy: A Review Of The Intimate Moisturising Cream

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