Thursday, December 6, 2018

Rituals Grafton Street - hello my new home!

My love for Rituals has been going on for years now, with my first post being back in 2013 when I knew nothing about photography and used a fleece blanket as my backdrop!  I'd been using the products before that, but that's when they first appeared on the blog.  Little did I know it would grow into a full blown love affair with me wearing what's now known as the Ritual of Dao Bed & Body Mist on Joanne & Will's wedding day.  Back then it was called the Yin Organic White Lotus & Yi Yi Ren, and even now when I smell it, it brings me back to that amazing day.

Anyway, if you missed my instastories last week, Rituals have opened up a stand alone store on Grafton Street and I went to the launch like a giddy child.  Not many brands make me want to go to something when I don't know anyone going, but this brand just does something to me.  And as they had us watching a video of how they want to make those daily routines into rituals, I could feel myself getting emotional and then mortified.  But I love the ethos so much.  We're all running around like lunatics every day getting all our bits done and we're not being present enough.  We don't allow a couple of moments every day to ourselves, be it in the shower, or applying our body mist, or lighting a candle for half an hour and just be.

But I promise, if you find the right range for you in Rituals, it will be so much easier to enjoy the little things.  I love the Ritual of Dao, which is calming and I ration myself with it because I don't want to lose that feeling it gives me when I use the products!  I know that sounds mad, but sure listen!

I took over 60 photos that night, so here are a few of my favourites.  What I'd recommend is that you go into the shop on Grafton Street and give yourself some time to go through all of the ranges and find your favourite.  And if you can't get into a Rituals shop, you can buy the products online.  Take your time and read through the descriptions of everything so you can get a feel for what the products might smell like.

I've tried so many products from The Ritual of Dao, from the body products to the candles and diffusers, and there's something very soothing and comforting about this scent.  It's mainly a floral scent thanks to the White Lotus, and coming up to Christmas, I'm going back to the shop and I'm going to get some of the products from the range that I haven't tried yet.  They've lots of different gifts sets in this range depending on your budget, the same goes for all of the ranges, and can we take a second for the boxes...  They're stunning and when you've taken the products out, you can use them for your bits and pieces.

I feel like I need to try The Ritual of Happy Buddha these days as I'm wrecked all the time!  Anything that will energise me eh?

Another range I love and is next on my hit list to try is The Ritual of Hammam.  It gives the feeling of purification thanks to rosemary and eucalyptus, and could be a good one the day after your Christmas party?  Wash away any memories of the night before?!

The Ritual of Sakura is said to make you feel like every day is a new beginning and that's something I'm totally on board with and try to do myself, so maybe trying some of these products would help make that a bit easier.   This range has the scent of cherry blossom, one of my favourites, and I was this close to buying the diffuser of this recently before I knew the shop was opening, so it's on my list.

The Ritual of Ayurveda is one I think I need in my life, promising to help start your day with inner harmony and to create a balancing effect.  Yes please Rituals, yes please!

The Ritual of Yalda is their Christmas range this year, promising to give you a boost of energy during the cold, dark days of winter.  I'm going to need everything this range has to offer because the lack of light is killing me.  Who else is struggling?

I had no idea that Rituals had a makeup range, so you know I'll be investigating that next year when I learn a bit more about it.

And I only found out they had skincare recently when I was at the counter in Arnotts, so that's also on the list to try.

And like any good shop, they have a section right at the register that will get you.  It has mini things.  All the mini things.  And I love mini things.  

So who's going to be visiting Rituals?  Trust me, you're going to love it in there!

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