5 things that put an instant smile on my face



Hey Ladies

As much as life looks perfect sometimes on the outside and on Instagram, a lot of times i have days where my confidence is nowhere seen. Talking about beauty and makeup while starring in the morning at a blotchy  face is not so fun. And sometimes i just do not feel like doing anything other than sitting in bed and doing nothing. There are periods where i feel like i could have taken more time to exercise, stay in shape, get organized more and so on. So i reach for some of these fabulous things that instantly lift up my spirit and put a smile of my face. Don’t think that is something i always do, trying to find the source of what originally brought me down is essential too but sometimes you need a quick fix-me up ๐Ÿ™‚

5 things that put an instant smile on my face

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A quick at home facial

When i feel puffy and blotchy i reach for my skincare essentials and get myself a quick rinse with a mask. The smell of a freshly washed face gives me energy, call me crazy. I choose some energizing masks with vitamin C or some aromatherapy face oil.


A quick spritz of my favorite perfume or any fresh perfume quickly lifts up my mood. Before i go to work, or even when i am home cooking i glam myself up with some fragrance. A scent could give you memories of good times and will make you feel more refreshed.



This one is a no brainer. Turn up your music and get dancing. I do it so often and it right away makes me want to conquer the world. It does not matter where you are, at home, on the subway or at the office, grab your earphones and just tune out. These pink earphones are available at Sudio Sweden.com and come in a practical leather pouch so that you could always have easy access to them. Use my special discount code: PoshAndspicy  for a 15% discount.


A red lip was a sign of confidence centuries ago. Putting on my favorite deep colored lipstick makes me feel like a strong woman. It is funny how just one simple stroke could really make my face look fresh and energized. It is not a myth, it works.

A Fresh Manicure

When cleaning, cooking, working around the house and running after my kid  i sometimes really feel like a cleaning lady. Taking a quick break to do my nails is a game changer. Taking care of yourself is sometimes all you need to get that sunshine back into your life. Everyone needs to feel good about themselves and if it’s freshly done nails that does it, then go ahead.

Besides that i try to get fresh air, take a walk or call my best friend. There are many great ways to change that frown on my face. What is your confidence booster? Do you have days where you just don’t feel like it? Let me know what worked for you.

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lots of love girls,

Toby x


  1. April 4, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    How do you like that Bobbi Brown mask? I’m looking for a new one and I’ve always loved her products.

    • Toby
      April 4, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      i love it. i bought all 3 versions and they all deliver what it said. its simple packaging and ingredients are a plus by me.

  2. April 4, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    Omg,I could not agree with you more on the fresh mani! Btw- I’m sure I’ve said this before but I LOVE your about me picture! So gorgeous! Xo Roselyn

    • Toby
      April 4, 2016 / 2:46 pm

      aww thank you roselyn! xx

    • Toby
      April 4, 2016 / 2:53 pm

      Ya sometimes you just need it! thank you gunjan x

  3. April 4, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Amazing post! The red lipstick! So true…my favorite one. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Toby
      April 4, 2016 / 3:00 pm

      mine too and the easiest one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. April 4, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    All of these are such great pick-me-ups. Music usually does it for me and getting dressed and going out. Even if i’s a drive to the store. Lol. I love your photos. Great post love! Xoxo

    • Toby
      April 4, 2016 / 3:00 pm

      thank you gail! yes retail therapy works too lol xx

  5. April 4, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Oh the perfume is such a good call – I need to get a new scent. It makes ALL the difference! I love this!

    Great post, babe!

    • Toby
      April 6, 2016 / 1:46 am

      yaaa me too. haha i should make an extra playlist for just those days

    • Toby
      April 6, 2016 / 1:46 am

      thank you huni xx

  6. April 4, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    At home facials are awesome! If I had a not so great day, a face mask and a bath make it better.

    • Toby
      April 6, 2016 / 1:48 am

      bath are good too but a bit time consuming. thanks for stopping by xx

  7. April 4, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    This is such a good article!! They’re all really easy things to do and can make a huge impact on your day! You can also find everything in your article at every price point!! Love this!!!

    • Toby
      April 6, 2016 / 1:49 am

      haha thank you ariel! i am glad i gave you options xx

  8. April 4, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    These items make me smile too xoxo great photos


  9. April 4, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Love all your tips! We all have those days and its important to have a few things that we can do to help boost our moods! Love the idea of spraying perfume, I usually light a candle. Or giving myself a facial! Great post!
    xx, Lo

    • Toby
      April 6, 2016 / 1:50 am

      candles are a great booster too. thank you for your lovely comment! xx

  10. April 4, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed this post! I also feel better after papering myself. A manicure and perfume usually does the trick for me.

  11. April 4, 2016 / 11:11 pm

    toby–totally agree on the lipstick, sooooo not a myth!!! and the brighter and more red the better and more confident!! xoxo,

    janna | http://www.jannadoan.com

  12. April 4, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    These are all great suggestions!! I definitely agree with the manicure! I love looking down and seeing my nails looking just right. It’s like- yes, I’m put together, even if I’m not ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Toby
      April 5, 2016 / 12:45 am

      its all about looking put together even though you dont feel like it xx

  13. April 5, 2016 / 12:27 am

    I totally agree with you on this! I love a fresh manicure. I gave up manicures a few years ago because $40 every two weeks was something I figured I could live without and now when I need a pick me up, I love getting my nails done!!

    • Toby
      April 5, 2016 / 12:44 am

      there is a place here that does it for 10$ and i rly go every week lol

  14. April 5, 2016 / 12:34 am

    Such a great post idea! I completely agree with each of these tips – and especially the mani and fragrance, as it seems to help me feel more “complete” when I leave the house… like I tried, lol :).
    Have a wonderful evening, beautiful!

    • Toby
      April 5, 2016 / 12:43 am

      haha you crack me up…its so true the “like i tried” lol

  15. April 5, 2016 / 12:42 am

    ooooohh! I always forget to do at home facials!! I need to do this!

    • Toby
      April 5, 2016 / 12:43 am

      you must ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  16. April 5, 2016 / 1:18 am

    Great post! how is the bobby brown mask?! loved all the products!

  17. April 5, 2016 / 4:03 am

    I love this post! I think we all have those days where we just feel so blah! These are great tips to get yourself out of that slump. Xo

    Hales | http://www.sincerelyhales.com

    • Toby
      April 6, 2016 / 1:43 am

      i am glad i am not the only one ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you hales xx

  18. April 5, 2016 / 11:07 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! I love pumping up the jams to get the endorphins going with a little dance party. Great tips girly!

    xo Annie http://thelovelygirl.co

    • Toby
      April 6, 2016 / 1:42 am

      haha we are the same! thanks annie xx

  19. April 6, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    There’s nothing like a good facial. Have you used Origins before? I love their charcoal facial mask. I agree with everything you said in this post!!

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