Monday, 15 September 2014

My Pamper Night!

Working full time as well as juggling a blog, YouTube channel, social life and a relationship definitely takes its toll on me and so it's so important for me to fit in those pamper nights.

After a seriously hard couple of months (feeling emotionally and psychically strained) I'm starting to try and make more 'me-time' where I relax and pamper myself.  Here are the following things that are normally involved in my pamper night routine!











First step HAS to be a bath, without a doubt.  I can light some candles (currently adoring Aromatherapy Associate Inner Strength Candle which is great for helping to de-stress) add a couple of drops of essential oils into the bath and relax as I pamper and preen myself!  I like to start off with a hair mask & face mask whilst I buff my body with my Braun Silk Spa 7 which is an epilator and exfoliation system in one.  Giving your body a good scrub before epilating ensures dead skin cells are removed and also prevents ingrown hairs.  It can be used wet and dry all over the body which makes easy and convenient to use!

Next step is to epilate my legs and under arms.  I've mentioned before this is quite painful but the results are outstanding - anything which  means I don't have to shave my legs daily is incredible in my books.  Love this epilator in particular as it removes tiny hairs, has a light for precise use and has a pivoting head which makes it little less painful.

Now once my body is soft, clean and stubble free, I wash my hair properly and cleanse my face with the Braun Face. You can read about this in full in this post here but it’s perfect for thoroughly removing every bit of makeup and oil from the face.

Once out of the bath, I obviously dry my hair and usually put into a plait to style overnight (makes it incredibly wavy in the morning and absolutely effortlessly stylish).

Now ready for the final step!  I’m currently obsessed with Peppermint tea; I have one every night before bed as it helps settle my stomach and relax me (I have a really bad phobia of being ill so this helps silly amounts).  I then like to paint my nails (currently ADORE Max Factor’s polish in Ruby Fruit see above) and then finish by reading a book.  I’m currently reading ‘Dark Echo’ by F.G Cottam (review coming soon).

So that’s it!  Hope you enjoyed this post.  Remember you can watch Jessica Alba & Braun's Break Free campaign & join in the movement here!  
Just writing it before I put this into action tonight is making me relax! 

Do you have pamper nights?  What’s your pamper routine?

Xxx

Thanks to Braun for sponsoring this post!  All opinions and thoughts are still my own.


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36 comments

  1. Looks like a lovely little pamper evening! Also, I am slightly obsessed with your moon tattoo :)

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  2. I agree, a bath is a must! I personally indulge in some body scrubbing with a mitt to remove all the dead skin, followed by a ton of moisturizer!

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  3. Sounds like a very relaxing evening. I currently don't have a pampering routine, I should totally get on that. I really love your foot tattoo.

    lexiesaurus

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  4. Me-time is so important. When I have a moment to myself I clean my room, shave, put on some music and my favorite lipstick and dance like no one is watching. Love your blog by the way!!

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  5. I really love this post.
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  6. Try fresh mint tea as an alternative, just fresh mint and hot water with maybe some brown sugar. That helps also, I find it's stronger than peppermint

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  7. I used to epilate and could barely stand the pain.. Seriously need to get back into it, amazing long term results.

    North of London - Beauty Blog

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  8. Such a lovely pamper routine! I love the look of that nail polish! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  9. This has been such a lovely post. Nothing better than a pamper night and I really want to pamper right now after reading this :)

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  10. Good for you for taking more time for yourself! You deserve it. We all deserve a little me-time!

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  11. There’s nothing I love more than a good pamper sesh! I love cracking out all my best beauty products to use, slapping on a face mask and just chilling the eff out!

    Hayley xo | Sailor Stories

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  12. I love a relaxing pamper night. Bath and candles are a must. I've just come home from uni were we didn't have a nice bath so I'm constantly having them now I'm home. I must pay for half of Lush's bills now haha xx
    BeyondBally

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  13. It's so important to make time for yourself and relax - doing it improves all other aspects of your life I think because it helps relieve stress. A long bubble bath is one thing I like to do when I need a bit of relaxing me-time!

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  14. I have never tried and epilator but I have been so tempted by the fact that it doesn't require to shave your legs everyday! Great post!

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  15. love your routine, will definitely be trying peppermint tea this week :)

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  16. Looks like a lush pamper evening, and your nail varnish is lovely! xx
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  17. I love to do things like this on the weekends. I call it my DIY Spa Saturdays :) btw I love peppermint tea! :)

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  18. Nice Post :)
    I recently bought an epilator and am such a wimp with it, only done quarter of each leg till i chickened out. X

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  19. Lovely pamper routine!

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  20. Glad you are taking the time for R&R! It is very important that we have me time to just unwind and de-strew from the week!

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  21. Looks like you had a really relaxing evening katie :) there's nothing like a great pamper xxx
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  22. Pamper pamper evenings are the absolute best! I miss having a bath at my house, at times I have genuinely considered renting a hotel room with a bath for the night!! I also have a huge fear of feeling sick - I drink chamomile tea in the evening to relax my tummy and I take probiotics but I have never tried peppermint tea! Definitely one to try so thank you :) xo

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  23. You definitely deserve to treat yourself to some pampering :) x

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  24. Have to get that Braun exfoliator ! Looks wonderful :)x http://verityslifestyle.blogspot.com/

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  25. I like dry skin brushing. I love your pamper routine, I need to take the time for myself.

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  26. Yes,,, Agree with you, everyone must have " me-time " to relax and pamper.
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  27. Love pamper nights. And a bath is the perfect way!

    Cat from Outside Beauty Inside Health

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  28. I love pampering myself. good post.

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  29. I am glad that you have a good time pampering yourself. It has been months since I have done that because I am so busy juggling my work with my twins. I also put on some nice, soothing music to accompany me on my tub and a cup of chamomile tea to help me relax.

    Carrie

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  30. I love reading about how others pamper themselves - always gives me ideas and inspires me to relax! Also, I doubt I'm alone in thinking I would love to see a post on your tattoos! xo

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  31. Sounds like a very relaxing evening :) xx

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  32. You're doing great, you deserved to relax and pamper yourself, its a one way of giving back on your body after a stressful day.

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  33. Braun Epilator... Ouchie!! I use to use it as it does an amazing job.. It just hurts I think. Btw congrats on juggling such a productive social life... Ive tried and its tough.

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  34. I think everyone deserves a good pamper night and I love peppermint tea too it's very beneficial to the body. X

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  35. Great post. We all need some pampering from time to time its wonderful for mind, body and soul. Candles, aromatherapy oils and peppermint mint tea- sounds so relaxing, and just my type of evening.

    www.lovepampering.co.uk

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