A “Me” Day For “You”

Des Geulasse is so excited to be introducing a new author to the team: Darina Mamelon. Darina has been a longtime friend and confidante of mine- I always find her opinions on raw poultry to be incredibly insightful.  Since she was forcibly removed from her last job and is currently in hiding I saw that as the  perfect opportunity to invite her aboard and we look forward to all the scintillating, in-depth articles she will produce.  -Phyllis

 

Sometimes when my adult acne flares up, my pants start fitting a little tighter than usual, and I wake up with night terrors,  I know it’s time for a “me” weekend. A “me” weekend is meant to help rejuvenate and heal my body and soul. I highly recommend taking some time to truly show yourself gratitude.

This weekend I took some of my own advice and just luxuriated in all of my favorite things.

Consider this a guide for “me” time. I hope that my relaxing weekend inspire you to nourish yourself with self-love and self-indulgence.

First, I like to start off with making myself feel beautiful. I like to begin the day by painting my nails. I recommend going with a bold nail color that will be a constant reminder to do today differently– remember, it’s a “me” day!

I like to stay away from my usual breakfast and instead drink some plain decaffeinated milk.

I then sunbathed on the patio and added a flower to my hair to feel festive and beautiful. I think these little additions spark the feeling of extravagance and help align nature with my ambitions.

I also picked some fresh, juicy fruit from the garden and then spent some quality time with my shepherd, Rosé.
I took a 6.5 hour nap and then woke up with a little glass of Chardonnay. It’s important to honor your impulses and desires during a “me” day–whatever those impulses may be. I’ve been known to eat nothing but mayonnaise and rice cakes by the pool during past “me” days. It’s all about honoring those desires.

I then cooked a delicious dinner for myself and journaled about my flaws and how to improve them.

A “me” day involves a lot of self-reflection and criticism; I’m so glad I could share my reflections with you!

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    Nina
    May 17, 2017 at 9:56 am

    LOVE the red color on Darina’s nails, that is such a pretty choice for treating yourself. I often want to paint my nails and do all the things you do but I just don’t have the time 🙁

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    Jemima L
    May 17, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Ahhh welcome to the team Darina!!!! I can’t wait to read all your articles, I’m so crazy about poultry I bet you have seriously the best tips ever lol.

    xx _Jemmy

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    Brithany
    May 17, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Girl you have such beautiful and healthy looking nails! Let them grow!!! Your dog would be so happy if you had longer nails because you could give her really satisfying scratch sessions. I don’t condone the petting technique in that photo though. I tried petting my little girl Bunnyschnauzer that way and she nipped at me! I think I might have scratched her nose with one of my nails :/

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    Tim
    May 17, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Hi love the post and I definitely want a “Me” day- but question, do you warm your decaf milk or is it cold from the fridge? Asking for a friend.

    thanks,
    Tim

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    antela
    May 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Beautiful inspirational photos! 🙂
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      Phyllis
      May 18, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks so much Antela, kisses from California!

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    lola
    May 18, 2017 at 5:45 am

    amzing 🙂
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      Phyllis
      May 18, 2017 at 7:53 pm

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    Rena
    May 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I’m really in love with the beautiful cup!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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      Phyllis
      May 18, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks Rena- it is the perfect cup for decaf milk!

      xo
      Phyllis

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    Tiffany Lea Zimmermann
    May 18, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    omg! i’m obsessed with desgeulasse!!
    Xx, Tiffany Lea
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      Phyllis
      May 18, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      The whole Desgeulasse team wants to thank you, Tiffany- you are officially among our top 10 fans! Keep supporting us and you may someday be awarded the #1 spot 🙂

      xo
      Phyllis

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    Bella
    May 19, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Me-time is really important!

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    Marta
    May 19, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Great post! Kisses

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    Mildo
    May 19, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Darina and I have the same toilet! Just another coincidence to add to our lives Phyllis 😉 my “me” days are every day, when I’m topping off my 2nd pack of marlboros!

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