Let me reminisce (and repost!) some good ol' memories today. It’s been a while since we were invited by the SNAILWHITE Team for a day of reflection and relaxation at their Gold Getaway. We spent a day at The Farm at San Benito, a secluded wellness resort with fresh air and a gorgeous view of the Malarayat mountains.
The Mindfulness Workshop helped me with generating positive methods for dealing with my daily stress.
We had a three-course vegetarian meal with produce grown and harvested from the resort’s own farm. I felt so full yet light. I should be eating more veggies and fruits in my diet!
We gathered for a mindfulness session with Meditation Coach and Photographer, Sara Black.
Before starting, she encouraged us to remove our footwear and walk barefoot from the lounge to the amphitheater. This grounding exercise is supposed to helped us focus and stay in the present moment by feeling the ground we were walking on and embracing the trees as we pass by them.
Miss Sara guided us in the meditation to reflect on self-love, on ourselves, our breathing, and just being.
I loved having this space to be alone with my thoughts and really have the time to dwell on them.
It also helped me to realize that I can be so hard on myself, that I forget how far I’ve come!
After this enlightening meditation, we went around the farm to check out their other amenities.
I met newfound co-blogger girlfriends whom I went swimming with!
After lazing around the pool while enjoying the lush greenery, we all went to the spa for a special SNAILWHITE Gold Treatment. This was a combination of an aqua lymphatic massage and a facial. The treatment started with a dry-brushing session, which exfoliates dead skin while helping to improve blood circulation for better health. It was my first time to try this and I felt like all my worries were being brushed away.
Afterwards, we were instructed to spend 10 minutes in the sauna to remove all traces of toxins. This was followed by a shockingly cold rinse before heading off to the steam room. I felt considerably refreshed and renewed.
The spa aesthetician did a facial massage using the new SNAILWHITE Gold Cream (P1,545 for 50ml, at Watsons). This is a rich moisturizer that supposedly contains anti-aging properties. I find the Gold variant to be slightly thick in texture. It is easily absorbed by the skin, which I liked.
Thanks to the SnailWhite Gold Getaway, I was able to take a mommy break and physically get out of Manila for some peace and reflection. The much-needed break allowed me to refocus on myself and be thankful for what I have. I can’t go on a trip like this every week, but I now try to be conscious of maximizing my skincare routines to also be a time to just focus on myself and recharge.
What are you grateful for? How do you make self-care a priority?
SNAILWHITE Gold Cream ingredients
WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, SNAIL SECRETION FILTRATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, CETYL ALCOHOL, NIACINAMIDE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, TRIETHANOLAMINE, CARBOMER, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, LAVANDULA STOECHAS EXTRACT, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ALPHA-ARBUTIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, HYALURONIC ACID, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, FRAGRANCE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PULLULAN, ALCOHOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GOLD, GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS, GLYCOLIPIDS, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT, ALCHEMILLA VULGARIS EXTRACT, MALVA SYLVESTRIS EXTRACT, MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF EXTRACT, PRIMULA VERIS EXTRACT, VERONICA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT, PORPHYRIDIUM CRUENTUM EXTRACT, PERFLUOROHEXANE, CI 15985, CHLORPHENESIN, LECITHIN, PERFLUOROPERHYDROPHENANTHRENE, PERFLUORODECALIN, CI 19140, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PERFLUORODIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANE, COLLOIDAL GOLD