Pamper Day Routine

Friday, September 25, 2015

Because it's okay to treat ourselves sometimes right? I'm sure that many of you are now back in school or work, and so what would be a better way to relieve yourself from that stress with a good little pampering session. Of course this isn't something I do on a regular basis, but if I'm feeling a little bit stressed or down then this is what I like to do to relax and have a little 'me time'. 

Set the atmosphere
To be able to relax, you have to firstly feel comfortable within your environment. For me, adding a scented candle to the room can completely alter my mood, I just find them to be super cosy particularly in the autumn/winter months. I don't know what it is but the scents of fall and winter alongside a nice cup of coffee is seriously so satisfying. 

Bath Bombs
I generally prefer baths to showers anyway but with a bath bomb in the winter they are just that little bit more enjoyable. We as people like to feel aesthetically pleased so turning our water from clear to pink, blue and green is quite magical for us. Let the colourful bubbles and fall scents soak away your troubles. By the way - Have you seen the sneak peek of the Lush christmas collection; I need it all!!

Hair treatment, face treatment.. give yourself the works!
If I'm not using a bath bomb, I like to use my time to give my hair a little bit of much needed love. Recently I've been using the Nanokeratin Invigorating Shampoo&Hydrating Conditionerduo catered specifically for natural/virgin hair. The products both claim to 

"Revatilises and continues to balance post treatment hair, gently and effectively cleansing the hair while restoring optimum moisture levels and nutrients."

After using this duo on my hair for the past week I've seen a big difference in its condition. My hair feels a lot more nourished, conditioned (By bye dry ends!) and I'm actually not reaching for the dry shampoo that often anymore either! I've never actually tried using any products specifically catered for virgin hair and this is definitely something that needs to change - give your hair exactly what it wants, it will be grateful for it, trust me! 

Whilst I'm giving my hair a little overhaul, I like to keep my moisturiser in the fridge for a couple of hours - this sounds super weird but trust me once it has cooled, apply this super gently and really blend it into your skin. Not only is it refreshing but moisturiser is something I tend to slap on really quickly in the morning so I really like to let my skin soak up in all of its goodness during a little pamper. Finishing off with a little bit of Benefit Puff Off to awaken and refresh my eyes, whilst revitalising my lips with a Lush lip scrub you'll seriously feel like a whole new woman. 

Face masks and a good read!
One of my favourite ways to pamper myself is definitely with a face mask, my skin always feels so revitalised and my blemishes appear much smaller after this too so it's definitely a bonus! I like to let mine set for around 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off so this definitely calls for a spot of reading. You'll usually find me with my head lost in an issue of Elle or Vogue, lusting after so many things I'll never be able to afford to buy. I also find Elle contains a lot of inspiring and very personal articles each month so if you're looking for a touch of motivation to work after your pamper, I'd definitely recommend having a little read! One of my recent favourites was Billie Bhatia's contribution to being 'fat in fashion' - definitely a very inspiring read which will make you think. 

And so that's everything I like to do when having a good old pamper, besides eating two whole bars of chocolate. I probably should use my pamper time to practice my nail polish skills because that seriously just isn't my thing, at all. Until next time lovelies,

What do you do to enjoy a bit of 'me time'?!

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