Celebrate your inner unicorn all day every day from morning to evening with our top ten tips for unicorns everywhere.
1 Make-up and cosmetics
Start your day with some unicorn glamour and the magic will last all day long. A touch of glitter to make you sparkle or a glowing natural look to bring out your real beauty. Unicorns are always striking so take your best asset and emphasise it. If you can’t wear make-up to work or simply prefer a natural look, add an unusual and sparkly hair accessory that will bring a smile to everyone around.
You can always spot a unicorn by her nails. Glitter, pastels and chrome will make your fingers sparkle and dazzle and hold the attention of people you meet. If you must keep your nails natural for work, invest in removable nails to add instant unicorn glamour for the weekend, or a super-shiny nail polish on natural nails. Decals, are another great addition. Either unicorn decals, or simply flowers, hearts and rainbows representing nature, love and hope, all the things that unicorns are passionate about. Why not paint every nail a different colour of the rainbow, and if anyone asks why, just look them in the eye and tell them, ‘because I’m a unicorn!’
The unicorn trend is here to stay and there are so many items to choose from on the high street, online, at craft fairs and in boutiques. Add a few key pieces to your wardrobe and spread the magic wherever you go. Key rings and bag-charms are a great way to reveal your inner unicorn and are a real conversation starter. Purses, clutches, backpacks, makeup bags, phone cases, all the little bits and bobs we carry with us make a statement about who we truly are.
Always remember you are a unicorn, unique, bold and strong. Little unicorn touches will lift your spirits and keep your heart true. Or go big and bold, wear the T-shirt, the leggings, the big colourful backpack – it’s up to you! However you accessorise with unicorns, their adorable quirkiness will keep you and those around you smiling all day long.
Charm bracelets are another trend still going strong so be sure to add a unicorn charm to your favourite bracelet. Spread the love by giving the gift of unicorns to your girlfriends too for their charm bracelets. No one is ever less than delighted to receive a unicorn!
Every unicorn should own a piece of Mood jewellery. Why? because they are unique to you and reflect your feelings. A unicorn always wears their heart on their sleeve (or finger in this case!) and the colour-changing stone will keep you in touch with your feelings and remind you to be yourself.
Mood jewellery is an ideal gift for children and teens who may be experiencing all kinds of mood swings and emotions. By focusing on the colour they can learn that a whole rainbow of feelings are necessary and that bad feelings will pass and good things are just around the corner.
So, maybe you are a unicorn in a uniform or must dress formally for work and you simply can’t express your inner unicorn so freely. Don’t despair because there is a place you can keep your unicorn spirit alive and only you will know she is there. Put your best foot forward in unicorn socks. Hidden inside shoes, boots, under those formal black trousers of police officers, the scrubs of tireless nurses, the overalls of firefighters, an army of fearless unicorns adorn the socks of hardworking professionals everywhere. Brave, feisty, funky little unicorns, guiding our footsteps, urging us on. With so many designs to choose from there is a pair of unicorn socks for every day of the week and even for the guys too.
5 Coffee cups and mugs
Whatever kind of unicorn you are, there’s a cup or mug for you. Mugs are one of the most popular gifts people give for all occasions and the whole rainbow of unicorns is widely available on mugs, coffee cups and teapots. Express your inner unicorn on your tea-break at work, at home, or to store your pencils, toothbrushes or makeup brushes.
Once the world knows you are a unicorn, believe me, you will accumulate unicorn drink ware. My own collection of everyday drinking mugs has become nothing less than a herd of majestic unicorns. No two are alike so when family or girlfriends come over there’s a unicorn for everyone.
Spread the message about the environment with a unicorn reusable coffee cup whenever you visit your favourite coffee shop. People will notice the eye-catching design, and maybe think about investing in their own cup too. Unicorns care deeply about the environment, after all, they are immortal and they remember this world before humans littered it with plastic.
6 Random Acts of Kindness
The phrase, ‘practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty’ was first coined by the writer Anne Herbet in 1982 and spawned a whole movement that is still promoting Random Acts of Kindness today. Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated on the 17th February but a true unicorn practices random acts of kindness all year round. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Text a silly joke to a random phone number you just made up.
Take flowers to a care home for whoever is the newest arrival.
Pop an anonymous Mothers Day card through the door of that single mum you see struggling every day.
Leave a post-it note on the mirror of a changing room or bathroom with a body-positive message.
Start a conversation with an elderly person on the bus.
Donate books, toys and children’s clothes to the local women’s refuge.
This is not an exhaustive list! Once you tune into your unicorn spirit you will begin to think like a unicorn and act like one too.
7 Get back to nature
The unicorn is a creature of nature, both natural and supernatural at the same time. Unicorns are rare and seldom encountered because only a person with a pure heart can see them. This is why children know that unicorns are real but adults often need a little convincing. Primarily forest creatures, unicorns are happiest when venturing off the beaten track, following the road less travelled.
While it may not always be possible or practical to immerse yourself in a forest, most of us can find a way to seek out a bit of nature every day. Whether this is a solitary walk around your local park or a picnic with children, time spent tending your garden, or planting a window box. Make a birdfeeder for the balcony and wait for feathered visitors to arrive. Even urban unicorns need to feel the grass under their hooves from time to time, to dream unicorn dreams and reconnect with their own self-belief. In a world where people constantly tell you you don’t exist, connecting with nature enables you to let go of the stresses of the day, to see what’s really important and to find the courage to believe in yourself in whatever you do.
8 Wear your horn with pride
You can take this one literally, Unicorn Fancy Dress – How to dress like a Unicorn, or as a form of speech but whether that horn is visible to others or not, never forget it is there and hold your head up high at all times for the whole world to see. You are probably wondering what on earth I am talking about this time so let me explain.
The unicorn’s horn is its most prized possession. It is what makes the unicorn so unique compared with other creatures. It is the thing humans most envied and so hunted these shy creatures almost to the point of extinction to steal it. The unicorn’s horn is the very source of its magic, grace and power. It is also the unicorn’s only form of defence in battle. Like a crown the horn bestows majesty on the bearer and elevates her to a higher realm. So when others try to undermine or belittle you, when you are simply feeling weary or worn down by some disappointment or misfortune, raise your head, straighten your horn, toss your mane and rise above it, because you are a unicorn, you are strong, you are unique.
9 Eat the rainbow
Nowadays we are bombarded with conflicting messages regarding what we should be eating. Regardless of the many diets on offer there is one thing we can all do to boost our health and that is eat like a unicorn. Everyone knows that unicorns are powered by rainbows so it makes sense to eat the whole rainbow.
The colours of fruits and vegetables are a reflection of the nutrients they contain. Orange coloured foods are rich in vitamin C and carotenoids which may also convert to vitamin A. Green veg is full of vitamin K, essential for bone and blood health and also iron. Purple foods are full of antioxidants and have anti-aging properties, essential if you are immortal like a unicorn. No one has ever seen a wrinkly unicorn, so fill your plate with every colour you can and stay strong, healthy and beautiful for all eternity.
10 And… relax!
Every unicorn deserves a treat and some pampering at the end of a long day and what better way to relax and unwind than with a warm bath or shower, fluffy towels, comfy pajamas and slippers and a delicious warm drink.
Here’s everything you need to help you drift off to a magical sleep.
Your favourite bath or shower products. Glitter gels or coloured bubble baths are best. Choose natural products with essential oils such as lavender, vertiver, tonka bean, or whatever makes you want to close your eyes and drift off.
Bathbombs, brilliant for adding that magical unicorn fizz and sparkle. Light scented candles if you wish.
The fluffiest towels you can find.
Cozy unicorn pajamas, or onesie or a unicorn robe, with a hood of course, and a horn.
Big fluffy unicorn slippers.
Your favourite hot milky drink, vegan if you prefer, topped with a generous handful of mini marshmallows and sprinkles in your favourite unicorn Mug.