I adore having some me time. After burning myself out both physically and emotionally I knew it was essential to make some precious time so that I could unwind. This pamper time allows me to reflect. If you haven’t clocked out from the hustle and bustle of daily life I would definitely recommend it – as clichee as it sounds it totally puts a spring on your step!
I completely indulge in all things luxurious when I am pampering myself. I like to create the atmosphere by lighting a candle or scenting my room with a room spray. I am currently using a Jo Malone room spray (Pomegranate Noir).
It is essential that my pamper night kick-starts with a bath! Immersing yourself in a bath is a renowned cure for a catastrophic day – even scientific research has proved this! I like to add chamomile to my bath water. Just ten drops of this essential oil has a phenomenal calming effect on me. After lounging in the bath for a while I begin my pampering! I start by ex-foliating my body. At the moment I am using the smoothing body scrub by Zoella ‘Scrubbing me softly’. I LOVE this although my holy grail body scrub are the bath salts from Dead Sea Spa Magik. The smell, the texture, the result – these salts are just divine!
Once out of the bath and lounging in my fluffy dressing gown (plus an attractive hair turban)I smooth body lotion from neck to toe. I then begin my facial pampering. I cleanse using my Clarisonic Mia2 with Lush ‘Herbalism’ cleanser. When I first got my clarisonic I wasn’t too impressed with the hype, but now I am obsessed. I then lather the illustrious Glamglow ‘Supermud Clearing Treatment’ all over my face. I have my eye on Lush ‘Cosmetic Warrior’ face mask so please fill me in on your thoughts if you have used it. Once cleansed I spray a Shu Uemura mist all over my face (I have the mint one). I’m not too sure what this mist is for but my face has been gleaming since I added it to my pamper routine. I then disperse a generous amount of my current moisturiser all over my now soft face after I apply Clairns ‘Double Serum’.
I then move to my tootsies! I remove any hard skin with my Micro-pedi. I would urge anyone who is on their feet all day to invest in this. It leaves my feet baby soft. I then massage Palmers ‘Foot Magic’ on both feet and finish with a drop of cuticle oil on my nails. I normally would have gel polish done professionally but if not I would use the Topshop nail varnish range.
I’m not the best at hair pampering so I just mix some coconut oil with a Kerastase anti-breakage cream.
Throughout this pamper session a pot of green tea will always be in close proximity. I find that green tea puts any anxieties I may be experiencing to rest – it genuinely is a hug in a mug!
I conclude my pamper session with twenty minutes of mindfulness. I then fall into my electric blanket heated bed with a good book. Perfection!
So that’s it. Even writing about my pamper nights is making me feel relaxed! I hope you all indulge in some pampering soon.