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Happy International Women’s Day!
This is an important day for humanity to recognise global progress on the ever-pressing issues of gender equality. Women’s rights are human rights! Beginning in 1908 with 15,000 righteously riotous women on the streets of New York fighting for better working conditions and the right to vote, the day was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations and now, March 8 is recognised and celebrated annually across the globe.
The theme for the 2023 International Women’s Day is DIGITALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality, in recognition of the global inequality online.
Whether it’s the number of women journalists that have suffered online violence at work (73%), the number of women that make up AI jobs (just 22%), or the fact that 44% of AI is literally programmed to demonstrate gender inequality, there’s a long way to go online to make the digital age and the digital space a fair and safe space for women.
On the lighter side, it’s also an opportunity for us to celebrate the sisterhood, and all the things that make us women! Feminist and activist Maya Angelou once said;
“Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise.”
Stand up tall and shine your light! As mothers and sisters, daughters and friends, take this opportunity to lean into your feminism. A strong sense of style certainly doesn’t make you less powerful.
Play up your locks
Create a look worthy of your womanly energy by adding these stellar tools to your artillery!
Here’s a towel that does half the drying work of a hair dryer without the heat damage. Made from highly absorbent lightweight fibres, the Davroe CURLiCUE Rapid Dry Hair Wrap reduces hair drying time by 50% while you lounge around your boudoir, minimising frizz along the way.
If you refuse to look past your blowout, the Hot Tools Black Gold Large Detachable Volumiser One Step Blowout is the perfect combo of brush and dryer that will give you a salon quality blowout at home for a fraction of the price!
When the occasion calls for carefree waves, the Pump Haircare Sirena Waver will deliver those soft mermaid waves via its triple barrels in an impressively minimal amount of time.
We all need a Style Stick, and the Muk 230-IR Style Stick is your perfect all-in-one. Straightening, curling and waving are all possible with the style stick, with its universal voltage making it the perfect travel companion, while its negative ion generator charges your hair with million of healthy ions for incredible shine!
If you’re a natural curly girl, the Pump Haircare Curl Define Brush is the perfect tool to get right in there. Use it to separate and define wet curls, as well as detangling and working your product through evenly!
For regular to coarse, frizzy hair, the Ibiza Hair H5 70mm Hardwood Handle Large Hybrid Swirled Bristle is ideal for styling or setting hair while imparting sine and a soft, easy bounce!
While we’re leaning into the inspiring energy of Maya Angelou, she also once said “when women take care of their health, they become their best friend.” So here’s a healthy self-care routine we can get behind.
Put yourself first with these ritualistic products, starting with those fiiine smackers. We all need a good palm in the hip pocket, and this is a tasty (please don’t actually eat it) little treat from We Are Feel Good Inc. Their Cocoa Lip Balm SPF 50 that’s just perfect for all day use.
When it’s time to reset, light a transporting Glasshouse Fragrances Candle that’s ready to whisk you away. SUNSETS IN CAPRI brings the best of the ocean, Jasmine and Peach to your home, while A TAHAA AFFAIR DEVOTION brings your devotion right back to your fine self with scents of Carribean Rum, Caramel and Cedar, Jasmin Sambac and Driftwood.
Next, take off the day with the Bioline Jato Daily Ritual Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover 100ml, a gentle blend of Macadamia oil, Water lily extract and Allantoin.
Ideal as a quick fix in the shower and also for use in the bath, the ECOCOCO Coconut Lime Body Scrub 220g uses natural and organic ingredients to scrub away the day. Scented with Coconut oil and tropical Lime and powered with the gritty goodness of Sea salt, iit reinvigorates and hydrates the skin while giving you a casual resurfacing. Don’t mind if we do.
After you’ve cleaned it all away, wind down with the Aspect Fruit Enzyme Mask 50g, your perfect post-shower ritual.
This International Women’s Day, check in and show your appreciation for all the incredible women in your life, and take some time out for yourself.
International Women’s Day is an important yearly check-in. Whether it’s domestic violence or the gender pay gap, or a particularly frightening 2022 overturning of the U.S. Supreme Court, womens’ rights are a cause we need to continue to fight for.
“I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.” MA