Every once in a while I feel super stressed out and just need to take some time out to relax and de-stress. I go back to college tomorrow and it is exactly one month until my first A-Level exam; which is freaking me out! So I thought I would have a little pamper night tonight and hopefully it will make me feel relaxed for tomorrow. Here are some of the things I like to do to relax…
1) Get a nice hot bath using a Lush product.
Tonight I am using the ‘Ickle Baby Bot‘ bath ballistic, which is perfect for when your feeling stressed as its main ingredient is lavender, so within a few minutes it will make you feel more relaxed. It will also help you go to sleep easier if you cannot sleep; so I thought this was perfect for helping me get a good nights sleep before tomorrow! Here is what the cute little guy looks like!
2) Use my favourite body wash products and also use a face mask.
I find using my favourite scents in body washes/scrubs also helps me relax whilst I am in the bath.
Tonight, I’m using The Body Shop ‘Moringa Body Scrub‘ to exfoliate any dry areas I may have on my arms and legs, and then to leave my skin feeling moisturised I’m using Soap & Glory ‘Sugar Crush’ Body Wash. This stuff smells aaaammaaaaazing and is perfect for leaving your skin feeling super smooth. After my bath I will use the Sugar Crush Body Butter also to leave my skin feeling even more nourished! For a face mask I’m using the Superdrug ‘Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask’. This is amazing for refreshing the skin and also making it feel soft. After getting out of the bath I will then use all my skincare products on my face. To see what I use, you can check out the post I did on my skincare routine here.
3) Grab a good book, my favourite snack and a nice cup of tea.
At the moment I’m currently reading ‘You’re The One That I Want‘ by Giovanna Fletcher and I have to say I’m really liking it. It’s funny and also has a good storyline to it. If you’re a fan of romance novels then I suggest you give this a read, you can pick it up super cheap too!
I then like to make myself a cup of tea as I love drinking tea in the evening. It makes me feel sleepy which is perfect for getting a good nights sleep! My favourite snack at the moment is the McVities Hobnob Flapjack with chocolate on top, however I didn’t have any of them left so I had to settle for a plain one *sob*!
4) Light a candle.
I love burning candles as I think the scents can also make you feel chilled out and relaxed. In my bathroom at the moment I’m burning the ‘Sweet Berry’ scent by Victoria Meredith which I thiiiiinnkkk you can buy from Card Factory; but correct me if I’m wrong!
Throughout the day I also like to burn candles in my room to have my room smelling sweet. However I cannot remember what scents I have in my room but lemme just tell you they smell delightful!
When I’m out the bath I like to put on a pair of my favourite pyjamas that I will have previously put on the radiator to get all warm and cosy.
After doing all these things I normally feel like I’m in the clouds and 100% relaxed. Actually, whilst writing this I feel like I could just drop off to sleep right now; but I can’t as I have a ton of French work to do.. Waaaa!
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