I am a massive pampering person, I literally couldn't think of anything better than to spend my Sunday evening in the bath getting myself ready for the rest of the week. I thought I would share with you the stages and why it is my favourite time of the week!
First up, I always make sure the bathroom door is shut when I start running the bath, this allows all the hot water steam up the bathroom. I turn on the radio (usually Magic) or I put a playlist of YouTube videos on my iPad. Then I light some candles and I am ready to go.
For this bath I am using Lush FUN Bath Playdough - in PINK (which smells like Snow Fairy if you are familiar with Lush. I hold it under the running water and watch it lather up, then once it begins to disperse I drop it in the water.
These are my bath tools: Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub; Venus Breeze Razor; Lush Honey I Washed The Kids Soap; The Body Shop Bath Gloves; The Body Shop Bath Puff
I soak myself in the bath for a while before I start any preparation to make sure that I am really relaxed! I put my Bath Gloves on then take a scoop full of Breakfast Scrub and then exfoliate the top half of my body first then the my second. I'm not sure why I do it in this order, but it just seems the right way for me as after I shave my legs (not my favourite job). I always seem to miss at least one section on my leg, thats when I use the puff and the soap to moisturise my legs and also shave off any stray hairs. The Lush Soap that I use is really nourishing and moisturising for my skin and I love using it! It is one of my favourite Lush products. See a full review of The Breakfast Scrub here. Once I let the bath empty, I use the shower tap to wash off any excess products.
My Body Tools: Sure Deodorant in Cool Pink; Neutrogena Deep Moisture Body Lotion; Garnier Ambre Solarie Self Tanning Mousse; Xen-Tan Face Tanner in Light; Tanning Mitten (not pictured)
Once I get out of the bath this is where I start to do my body work and start my hair. I tend to put a hair mask on before I start this whole process and wrap my hair in cling film to let my hair have a really deep treatment. Out of the bath I towel dry myself and apply the body lotion and spritz on the deodorant. Then whilst the body lotion is sinking in, because it is thick it takes a few minutes, I start to do my hair. I wash off the hair mask, then shampoo twice with this Lush clarifying shampoo (see full review) followed by a nourishing conditioner which has oils in it for extra conditioning. After washing I brush out with my Tangle Teezer with a leave in conditioner to finish my conditioning process.
My Hair Tools: Organic Root Stimulator Replenishing Pak Hair Mask; Lush Big Sea Salt Shampoo; Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner; Dove Intensive Repair Leave In Conditioner; Tangle Teezer
My Face Tools: Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask; Bioderma Crealine Cleanser; Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm; Green & Spring Deep Face Scrub; La Roche-Posay Effaclar K; Grease Lightning Spot Treatment; Origins GinZing Eye Cream; Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub; Nivea Caramel Cream Lip Butter
This is my most intense skincare regime that I have when my skin is really down in the dumps, for example if I have had a stressful week or been over indulging with junk food and alcohol then it plays havoc with my skin. I use the Bioderma to rid my skin of most of the make-up then I make sure I get off any stubborn make-up with the Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm which removes all excess and softly cleanses the skin. The Green & Spring scrub really clears out the pores and is a great base for the Lush face mask to repair and soothe the skin. After all of this I splash my face with cold water and pat dry. I moisturise with Effaclar K which is light and helps keeps blemishes at bay. Grease Lightning is a soothing applicator on any large spots and it helps reduce redness and size. For the finishing touches I dabbed a small rice grain size of eye cream around the eye area, then exfoliating my lips with the lip scrub and cover with a thick layer of lip butter!
My Mani Pedi Tools: The Body Shop Peppermint Foot Lotion; The Body Shop Foot Soak; The Body Shop Peppermint Foot Scrub; Sanctuary Heel Balm; Ped Egg; The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Hand Cream; Cuticle Sticks; Sally Hansen Top Coat; No7 So Smooth Base Coat; Lipsy Red Hot Date Red Nail Varnish; Barry M 150 Red Glitter Polish, The Body Shop Nail Buffer; Nail Scissors; Toe Separators
Here is my pedicure routine - See Here
I chose this gorgeous glittery red colour which is such a party colour!
Ta Dah! I'm ready for the week ahead!
What are your weekly preparations?