Sunday, 19 April 2015

7 Steps to a Perfect Pamper Evening


Sundays. There's no denying they are the perfect days to set some time aside for yourself to relax before the week ahead. What better way to do that than by turning your bathroom into your own private spa to enjoy a serene pamper evening?

GRAB YOUR ESSENTIALS AND RUN A BATH
For me, a pamper evening wouldn't be complete without a hot bubble bath. They are the perfect way to unwind. Run your bath and pop in a Lush bath bomb. I'm using the Shoot for The Stars bomb that I had left over from Christmas, which has a beautifully sweet honey-toffee scent. Grab some other essentials, such as your favourite book, scented oils, a fluffy towel and perhaps even a glass of wine and some chocolates...

SET THE MOOD
Make sure your bath is at your preferential temperature. If it's too hot, you will become light-headed and nauseous as your body overheats - and we certainly don't want that. It has taken me a while to master the perfect temperature between the Atlantic Ocean and molten lava - but I think I've finally got it. Dim the lighting, light up a few of your favourite candles and turn on your favourite relaxing playlist.

CLEANSE CLEANSE CLEANSE
Use your favourite cleanser to cleanse your face before getting into your hot bath. The steam from the bath will work wonders with your skin and will open up your pores - so you certainly don't want to get into the bath with a full face of make-up. I'm still loving my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish.

GIVE YOUR SKIN SOME TLC
Once you're in your bath, use your favourite body scrub to exfoliate your skin. Recently I have been loving the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush body scrub - it has a beautifully sweet lime scent and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. Give your skin some nourishment with an oil - a great one to use is the L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil which transforms into foam making it perfect for shaving your legs.

MOISTURISE
Once you've enjoyed your bubble bath and you are out and dry - it's the perfect time to moisturise your body. Particularly after using scrubs and oils and shaving your legs, it will fill your skin full of nourishment and leave it feeling super soft. One of my favourites to use at the moment is the Strawberry Body Sorbet from The Body Shop. It feels smooth and lightweight on your skin, without any stickiness or greasiness. It also has an instant cooling sensation which feels wonderfully refreshing.

APPLY A FACE MASK AND NIGHT-TIME SKINCARE
No pampering session would be complete without a face mask. A face mask will give a deep cleanse by drawing out impurities and absorbing excess oils to leave your skin looking gorgeously soft, smooth and free of shine. Lush have a great range of face masks - the one I'm currently using is Cupcake which smells deliciously of chocolate ice cream. Leave the mask on for about 5-10 minutes. Following that, keep your face hydrated throughout the night by applying some night-time skin care. The Origins Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask will do this job perfectly. A little goes a long way with this product and you'll wake up with glowing, hydrated skin in the morning.

SNUGGLE INTO CLEAN BEDSHEETS
We all know there's nothing better than getting into clean PJs and clean bedsheets after a relaxing bath. It has to be one of the most comforting feelings in the world! A good night of beauty sleep will do wonders in preparing you for the week ahead.

And there you have it, a perfect pamper evening. It's time to go run a bath, I think!

What products do you like to use for a pamper session? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading!

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22 comments

  1. Loved This, On The Way To Run My Bath Now! xx

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  2. Cupcake is my favourite mask from LUSH - I'm currently using their cosmetic warier as my skin is awful at the moment! Your pamper session sounds amazing, I need one very soon!! x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. I love Cupcake, it leaves my skin feeling amazing! Ah, thank you love. We all need a pamper session every once in a while!

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  3. I love that bath bomb, my favourite x

    www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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    1. Me too! I stocked up on quite a few before they went out of stock after Christmas. I do wish they were part of the range all year round!

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  4. This sounds so relaxing! <3 I love using different face masks, I'll have to try the Origins Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask. For my personal pampering sessions, I've been using face masks from the Sephora collection, especially the pomegranate energizing mask.

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    1. Doesn't it just? I would highly recommended it, it's a wonderful overnight moisturiser. Oh that sounds amazing, I'll definitely have to check it out!

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  5. I am in desperate need of a pamper evening!! I have been so stressed recently and need to relax x

    Phoebe | Phoebe’s Diaries

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    1. Ah, don't put it off! Treat yo self sweets x

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  6. You can't beat a good pamper. I'm sad that my new flat doesn't have a bath so I have to stick to showers now which just aren't as relaxing! x
    Bethan Likes

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    1. Oh no! I couldn't cope if I didn't have a bath. I definitely take more baths than an average human haha!

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  7. Wish I had a bath :( I've actually never had one as they're not that popular in Finland, we only have showers. But we do have a sauna in almost every house so my pamper evenings always include relaxing in our sauna :)

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    1. You've never had a bath? Oh my goodness! Having a sauna in almost every house definitely makes up for it though, that sounds dreamy!

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  8. Ahhh what a lovely post <3 that photo is amazing too btw! Reading that just reminded me of all the things I love about baths; really relaxed me.
    xx
    www.lovelaughslipstick.com

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! Baths are definitely a godsend!

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  9. Pamper evenings are my absolute favourite! The drink up mask by origins is divine,

    Lovely post,

    X Emma | www.missemmacharlotte.com

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    1. Thank you sweets! They definitely can't be beaten. And yes, it really is!

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