You may or may have not noticed the little beautiful details of Fall weather around Portland. But one thing that is for sure: cold weather is here to stay, at least for several months. And along with cold weather and cozy warm clothes come the holidays and yummy comfort food… lots of it! However, that doesn’t mean that you have to pay any less attention to your body and start to neglect any of the health routines you have been working on so hard since Spring, or even before. Lucky for you, we have compiled a simple list of self loving and caring routines you can adopt to continue keeping that body of yours – as well as your mind – healthy and beautiful throughout fall, winter, and for years to come!
Portland has an abundant variety of yoga studios. Not only that but many of them also offer free yoga classes throughout the year. If you’re not a fan of yoga, gyms, dance studios and other workout facilities are all over the city. For the weather resilient ones out there, you can take your running shoes or bike and go to a different park in Portland every other week. Natural environment is something that, luckily, this beautiful city of ours has plenty to offer. Maintaining a healthy and fun workout routine throughout the colder days of the year is crucial not just for the body but also your mind. try supplementing vitamin D in your diet for the lack of sunshine if that’s something that affects you.
Sleep more! Your body needs it, your mind needs it, and your mood needs it too! Especially now that the days keep getting shorter, make sure to give yourself enough sleep to feel well-rested so your immune system maintains itself to the highest standards. Make sure it is quality sleep; a plush and comfortable eye mask along with ear plugs or soft music or nature sounds will help. Melatonin, lavender oil and a slightly cool room will help you sleep deeper. If you have any health issues or allergies, make sure to consult with a doctor as difficulties with sleep often are just symptoms to other actual issues.
Laugh more. Laugh often! Try to be light-hearted and don’t take yourself too seriously. If you are not an easily entertained person, try finding gratitude for simple things in life. Look at cute animals, or babies. The process helps our brain release serotonin which makes us feel good and at ease.
Use it in your food, on your skin, hair, nails… everywhere and all the time! Take the time to actually massage your skin and hair during the application. Think of it as an act of kindness to your body, and rest assured that your body will love you for it for years to come. For more healthy hair and skin care ideas check out some of our previous articles.
Do we really need to say why dark chocolate is good for your? We’ll just say that it is great for your taste palate and we’ll let the experts explain the why.
Perfect time for “you” time… Relax, pamper, detox, cleanse… Taking the time to alternate quick showers with pampering baths will give you a whole other appreciation to cleansing. It is a great chance for you to spend quality time just being. Spoil yourself with some organic bath oils, Epsom bath salt to relax your hard working muscles, candle lighting to soothe your eyes and mind, maybe even a glass of wine!
No need to elaborate much on this one… Healthy and safe sex is amazing for your body and mind – and of course for your relationship too! Plus, it could count as your cardio exercise for the day! Having more sex is a win win no matter how you see it. Side effects may include catching yourself singing in the rain and dancing your way through puddles the morning after.
We love getting feedback from our clients! Here is some love from Mrs. I. who did a beautiful boudoir photoshoot as a wedding gift for her hubby!
Q. In a brief sentence, how would you describe your experience?
A. Liberating! Everyone made me feel so welcome and comfortable. I knew I was in good hands.
Q. In a brief sentence, how would you describe the studio?
A. The studio was a little rustic gem. It felt like I was at a girlfriend’s house. I loved all the different props and tricks Jessica used to make it feel like home.
Q. Because the studio is new, and we are always looking for ways to improve, what would have made the studio better?
A. Honestly, it’s hard to improve perfection. Maybe a slightly larger dressing area? The bathroom actually worked out great though. Every little detail down to the room temp and music selection was run by me for my comfort.
Q. Did Jessica make you feel comfortable and at ease? Is there any thing she could have changed to make your experience better?
A. Jessica was fantastic! Her posing guide and some Pinterest research helped me understand the types of poses I would need to get into. Although, she explained each pose and made my body look its best.
Hello October and hello Miss A. in sexy pink! Since it is now officially breast cancer awareness month, we’d like to remind you lovelies to make sure you’re keeping your two ladies healthy by checking regularly on them and leading a healthy lifestyle. That way you can show them off with pride decorating them with gorgeous lingerie like Miss A. on this blog post – wherever appropriate of course. Because healthy breasts means a healthy (and happy) you!
We really enjoyed this lovely boudoir photoshoot with Miss L, showcasing the sexiest version of simplicity. Sometimes all you need is just that, your sexy self with a side of confidence. Let us do the rest. Thank you Miss L. for your permission to showcase your beauty on our blog.
Miss G. makes bowling the sexiest sport there is! We feel inspired! So go ahead, put on an outfit that makes you feel sexy – you may want to consider it being publicly appropriate, just maybe – and go have fun at your local bowling alley, putting range or tennis court! Why not? Being sexy will make the game even more fun, and you get a workout out of it!
We promised you more fun themed boudoir photoshoots with Miss G. and we like to keep our promises. Here she is, lying like a beautiful flower, soaking up what is left of summertime, ready for a picnic. She makes a perfect vintage pinup model! Thank you once again Miss G. for letting us showcase your beauty on our blog!
Miss G. has us singing “Summertime” here at Peekaboo and mesmerizing us with her beauty. We had a lot of fun with this vintage beach playsuite pinup theme boudoir photoshoot! She is a total beach babe! Thank you Miss G. for your presence on our blog! Stay tuned for more awesome themed photoshoots with Miss G.
“I had a great time doing the shoot. My photographer made sure I was at ease and having a good time. I appreciated her guidance in making the experience as comfortable as possible. I wouldn’t hesitate to book with Jessica Hill Photography for another Peekaboo session and highly recommend their studio for this type of shoot. My pictures far exceeded my expectations and my husband loved the tasteful, elegant selection of photos to pick from (or as he would say “You looked smokin’ hot”- Lol).”
Thank you Miss A. for all the love and appreciation! We’re happy you enjoyed the Peekaboo luxury experience!
Disclaimer: Peekaboo loves and respects your privacy! We always protect our clients’ identity and only share samples of our work with their permission.
Hello lovelies! We hope you have been enjoying the sweet summertime the best way possible. As sweet as it is, summertime is also one of the most damaging ones for the skin and hair if you’re not taking the right care of them. Here are a few quick tips to assure you’re staying beautiful and healthy during the rest of the summer!
Water!!! We could not stress enough how important water is for your health and beauty! Always drink more than you think you need, especially if you drink caffeine. Try to decrease your intake in sodium to avoid bloating and indulge in fruits when that sweet tooth knocks on the door.
SPF! Sunscreen should be your very best friend, regardless of skin tone, skin type or age. We recommend wearing sunscreen year-round for best protection and healthy skin tone.
Skin friendly lotions. Avoid petroleum, mineral oil and paraffin based skin care products. Instead, choose lotions with more natural ingredients such as water based ones and organic oils such as coconut, jojoba, avocado, argan, etc. Those same oils are also great for hair!
Sunshine… in healthy doses. This is the best time of the year to spice up your outfits with large lightweight hats or cute parasols. Enjoy the summertime sun in a healthy and cute way.
For more health and beauty tips, check out Beautiful Skin this Summer, Beauty by Peekaboo, and Health & Beauty from your Pantry. Now that you are all set for a beautiful and healthy rest of your summer, there is still time to experience the luxury that Peekaboo offers! Summertime is the best time for a boudoir photoshoot and this is why!
Miss T. walked into the Peekaboo studio and her boudoir photoshoot turned out to be one sexy collection of gorgeous photos that her man will adore! We love her long sexy legs accessorized by some gorgeous shoes! One of the best part of a boudoir photoshoot is playing dress-up with lingerie and sexy shoes in preparation for the photoshoot! If you need some ideas, check out this post about using shoes and accessories to spice up your look!