Friday, 27 February 2015


Pampering myself seems to be something that doesn't happen all that often lately (thank you retail work) so when I do get the chance to have an evening of pampering, I like to take full advantage and go all out. I thought I'd share some things that I like to do to unwind, relax and feel good..
I usually start by taking my make up off using the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for oily/combination skin. I recently decided to ditch the make up wipes (ahhh!) and picked this up in place. I'm really liking using this micellar water as it removes every last bit of makeup and dirt from my face, leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft and also leaves it feeling grease free. Then I'll run a bath, light some candles and add any bubble bath or bath bombs that I have laying around and have a long soak while watching YouTube videos on my iPad.
My first essential has to be a face mask, what even is pampering without a face mask?! I'm really loving using the Quick Fix Facials Purifying charcoal mask for congested and lifeless skin. I came across this in boots one day for around five pound and it's one of the best face masks I've ever come across. The mask smells lovely and fresh and leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and clean. It has also helped keep my oiliness balanced and my skin has improved massively since using it. Sometimes, when using such a stripping face mask my skin can look dry in areas so if this happens when I use the mask, I'll follow up by using the Mega Moisture Mask for dry and thirsty skin or I'll use a serum/hydrating moisturizer.
Next up, while my face mask is drying and doing its thang, I like to use a body butter. I'm currently using the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream. I can't even explain how amazing this body butter smells. Its so fresh and zingy and I kinda just want to eat it as it really reminds me of the calippo shots, anyone remember those?!. I've always enjoyed using the Soap and Glory body butters as they're the only ones I've found that absorb quickly and don't leave a greasy feeling on the skin. It leaves my skin feeling super duper soft and moisturized and seems to make any dry patches instantly disappear.
Once I've moisturized and smell utterly edible, I then wash my face mask off. I then often find myself stroking my face for a while in amazement of how soft it is (don't judge). I then like to paint my nails. I recently picked up Rimmel London's 60 seconds #621 in Mary Mary Quite Contrary as im trying to ditch the winter burgundys and blacks. It's a lovely pasteley violet shade which is perfect for the upcoming spring months. This is also a great shade if you have pale skin like myself!
Last but not least I like to pick a book or magazine to relax with. I'm currently about to start reading One Day by David Nicholls as it was a reccommendation from my boyfriends mother!  If I don't have a book to read then I like to pick up a magazine such as Glamour or Cosmopolitan as theyre just an easy read and usually include some beauty looks and fun stories. 

Oh, and lets not forget the cup of tea and chocolate biscuits! its a must.

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know some of your pamper essentials!


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