What is better than treating yourself to a relaxing evening filled with pampering and your favourite products…well I can think of a few things, but that’s not the point I’m trying to make here! Self-care is vital to our overall wellbeing, so the occasional night of pure calm is definitely a push in the right direction.
One of my favourite things to do when I have a pamper evening is to have a bath, either filled with bubbles, bath salts or a colourful bath bomb. Lush seems to be everyone’s go to store for picking up amazing bath products, but I have recently discovered Bubble Trouble (I won a little giveaway). Bubble Trouble is a newly established vegan bath bomb company, created by Lauren. Lauren completely handmakes her 100% cruelty free bath products and uses environmentally friendly packaging. Bubble Trouble are an all round brilliant company and I’d recommend checking them out (also super affordable). I won the Rhubarb and Custard bath bomb, and it smells exactly like the retro boiled sweet. It’s pink and yellow in colour and left my skin feeling squeeky clean and my mind and body completely relaxed.
Another essential to any pampering session, is to nourish my hair. I don’t often use hair masks, but when I do, I have been reaching for the Garnier Hair Food Coconut & Macademia mask. I have naturally very curly hair, which is often on the drier side. This mask really hydrates my hair and leaves it feeling fresh and silky smooth. Once applied, I like to let my hair soak in it for a little while, so I’ll pop my hair in a shower cap for about 5-10 minutes.
I recently ordered a couple of face masks from The Body Shop. I picked up the minature versions incase they didn’t work well on my skin. On the contrary, the masks are perfect on my oily/combination skin. The British Rose Plumping Mask leaves my skin feeling hydrated straight after use, I love using this both morning and evening. The Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask is 100% a dupe for the GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Mask, it leaves my skin looking fresh and clean within 10 minutes. Incorportating masks into my evening pamper routine is my favourite thing to do.
This might seem like an obvious one, but candles really set the tone for a night of relaxation. Surrounding yourself by candle light and amazing scents creates a really tranquill atmosphere, especially when combined with a nice warm bath. I have a couple of candles on my chest of drawers at the moment, my favourite being the Elemis Life Elixirs Sleep Candle. This is an aromatherapy candle which is perfect when unwinding from a hectic day.
Speaking of aromatherapy, essential oils are another great way of supporting relaxation and stress relief. A pillow or bedroom mist is a cheaper alternative to purchasing an essential oils diffuser. One which I love is the Avon Aromatherapy Beauty Sleep Mist. Containing lavender and chamomile, this mist will fill your entire bedroom with a beautiful calming scent, ideal for use before sleep. On evenings were I’m feel particularly stressed or anxious, this spray helps to bring a wash of tranquility over my very active mind, aiding me into a blissful night’s sleep.
I don’t treat myself all that often to a night of pamper, but after putting this post together I really want to make more of an effort to do this regularly. As a matter of fact, as I write this, I’ve had a rather disappointing and stressful day, so a night of destressing is on the cards this evening for sure. What sort of things do you do to calm your mind and body after a difficult day?
Until Another Day x