What better time than now to give ourselves a treat! As the reality of lockdown settles upon us it's vitally important to invest in some pampering whilst not spending a fortune on luxury items. Most of these products you will have on hand at home, and if not these specifically, I'm sure you'll be able to compromise.
Firstly, I'll begin with a list of staples you can choose from to create various scrubs, masks and moisturisers, followed by the essentials to create the spa-like environment. Next, I'll add some "recipes" for creating them, followed by some ideas on how to bring it all together.
Staples you'll want on hand:
Champagne (sparkling wine)
Honey, cucumber, tea bags, potatoes
Yoghurt, sugar, brown sugar, egg
Olive oil, coconut oil
Bubble bath, or salts
Soft, fluffy towels
Nail polish, nail files, polish remover
Brown sugar (twice as much as the coconut oil)
Mix all together and use circular motions to scrub all over. Rinse with warm water.
Peppermint oil (if you have it)
Mix together then massage on feet. Leave a few minutes, then rinse.
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp olive oil
Mix together. Apply using circular motions, rinse in warm water, gently pat dry. Moisturise afterwards.
Beat egg, massage through hair. Leave 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Cool chamomile tea bags, or
Place over eyes for approximately 10 minutes (while languishing in the bath).
Oatmeal and water
Mix together then apply using circular motions. Rinse with warm water.
Use one of the above to moisturise, rinse and use standard moisturiser.
It will pay to consider in what order you want to do your treatments. Obviously, there's no point in starting with your nails, and then doing a body scrub. You may want to go so far as to set up stations at various parts of your house before starting your first treatment.
If you have a bath I recommend warming the bathroom and lighting a scented candle in there at least 15 minutes prior to running the bath. Make sure you have all of your products available if you want to have a face mask, foot scrub or eye treatment whilst in the bath.
Also, ensure you know exactly where your wine glass is so you don't knock it over when fishing about for it with your cucumber on your eyes! (lol)
Lastly, finish with a lovely manicure and a glass of celebratory bubbles (if you have any left)!
Did you know that the main reason our nails chip and split is due to a lack of moisture? Well, I guess most of us know that but I didn't realise that the reason I've wasted a small fortune over the years looking for a product to make my nails stronger is that all they need is a good massage of coconut oil on them once or twice a day!
I now oil my cuticles every morning and evening, and they're already showing an improvement!
CHEERS TO A BEAUTIFUL, NEW YOU!!!