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New Year or New Mindset?

So, let me just jump right in & say, I am not sold on the New Year, New anything! Does that make me a pessimist or a realist? What is is really about “crossing over” from one year to the next that makes people want to create resolutions they won’t stick to, or put pressure on themselves for things that don’t really even matter?

I google EVERYTHING!, & found it interesting that people feel the 1st of January gives them a new opportunity to start again, realistically, don’t we get that everyday? For once I made some resolutions of my own this year, not big, not over the top, nothing that would cause me any additional stress or take anything from me; resolutions to be kinder to me, to be honest, even when it’s hard, (which is generally not that hard for me🤣) & to really, like I mean REALLY question the people in my life.

This year at midnight I was with a bunch of women who I absolutely ADORE! We put on a favorite worship song & prayed for each other. I don’t believe I could have had a better New Year… The typical NYE celebration went from being a party that was great if you had parts of your memory come back at lunch the next day in 2010, to holding onto like-minded women & asking God to carry them through, to meet them at their point of need, to open up the floodgates of heaven in 2022- it was beautiful!

The December period took me through a rollercoaster of emotions, some things that woke up old feelings; some really bad, some great. Meeting people that you feel you’ve known all your life that pick up on when you’re quiet or not quite yourself, & somethings that took the blinkers off; all in all I feel like my New Year has brought me a new mindset. The realisation (yep, yet again!) that we are all different, how we manage emotions, deal with pain, celebrate, love & feel loved- we’re all different & that’s what makes us beautiful, unique, interesting & US! I’ll be the first to admit that I harshly question people’s actions & motives & I have had to get myself in check & realise that I’m judging from my perception.

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

Carl Jung.

It made me think of a comedian friend who once did a set on “point of reference” he did speak about some things I probably shouldn’t talk about on this platform, but the crux remains the same- we all react & view from our point of reference; how are you choosing to view things this year?

Here’s something to chew on:

  • Who are you allowing to be the loudest voice in your mind?
  • Are your choices from today bringing you peace or anxiety?
  • Who are the people you feel you need to hold on to & do you know why?
  • What do you need to take responsibility for to be better this year?

With love,

Laurien


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Since 1936

Isn’t it beautiful to have history?

Relationships, friendships… the richness lies in the history, don’t you think?

My relationship with Matis is a deep and very personal one, taking me back to when I was younger, silly, different; Matis & I have grown & matured together 🙂

Today’s blog is just to talk about my first love… well, not the one you’re thinking of…

Matis was once upon a time a non profit organisation & Mavromati developed Fundamental Beautifying Cream & used it to treat burn patients in France oh so many years ago. Over the last 80 years, this gorgeous “care” has remained at the forefront of the Matis brand. It is still a top seller & yes, still the one I chose for myself. This magic tub holds an ingredient called Mimosa Tenuiflora which is a powerful skin regenerator. It is healing & anti-inflammatory & one of the only moisturizers I truly 100% believe suits all skins.

So, feeling nostalgic, feeling at home here in front of this screen in my salon, on this beautiful Saturday afternoon, I just want to send this love letter to the cream that holds my heart.

Here’s to you!

https://www.matisfourways.co.za/shop/product/fundamental-beautifying-cream/

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Matis Fourways Launches Online Store

Hi everyone,

I have a confession to make! I think I just might be the slowest addition to online purchases, a very “stuck in my ways” 35 year old; yip that’s me!

I’ve always wanted to buy a cool jersey, pants or uber hot pair of boots from Spree or Superbalist but alas the fear of an item not fitting leads me back into the most frustrating task of shopping in a store, too many people around & the queues, oh dear… the queues 🙁

For some reason when the idea of opening my online store came, I thought it was thee most obvious thing to do. Fourways Mall under construction for 3 years & clients saying how much the lurrrv the product but hate coming all the way just made it a no brainer for me. For those fellow entrepreneurs out there, loading each pretty product is quite a task but I survived & my little online store is growing slowly but surely…

So in my effort to set your mind at ease here’s how my store works:

  1.  No big offices means not much room for error: Yes, you guessed it, I might just be a little bit OCD (my staff don’t think little) & I have a very painful weakness: DELEGATION! So, this means, I receive the orders, check that I pack the correct products, email you if it may take an extra day & sometimes give you a little extra info on the super amazing work of art you might be purchasing
  2. My Payfast account is secure: I think this might be where most of my scepticism came from with online purchases, all the blooming scammers out there just waiting on my card details gave me the heebie jeebies! Let me set your mind at ease, your moola goes straight into my secure account- just make sure you have some internet protection to be safe 🙂
  3. Direct Deposits: I’m not saying I’m not a trusting somebody, but my accountant Anitha might murder me if I sent the goods without the money so if you choose to be on the safe side & want to do a direct EFT, please note your delivery will be around 2 days more

We at Matis Fourways put our clients first, feel free to comment with questions or concerns & you can go wild with  10% discount for September with the promo code SpringSkin

Happy Shopping!

www.matisfourways.co.za/shop