However, I think it is essential that us girls take one evening a week to bring the SPA to us. It is terribly difficult sometimes to find some time to yourself, especially if like me you have children, or a hectic job. It is important to have some r&r - try allocating one night a week to yourself, even if it is only for half an hour. A happy mind is a healthy one.
This is what I recommend:-
First and utmost foremost, remove ALL evidence of Children, Husbands, Brothers or Sisters and replace with some of your personal luxury items.
|My Personal Choice|
Olbas Bath Oil
Body Shop Warming Mask
Dove Body Moisturiser
EOS Lip Balm
Barry M Gelly Nail Polish
Favourite Scented Candles
Glass of something Fizzy
My essential relaxation aid is - Olbas Bath. Olbas bath soak is therapeutic, relaxes all your muscles and relieves any tension. If you have a cold the fragrance helps soothe a blocked up nose thus helping you sleep well later. The packaging isn't any thing special but the product is amazing.
I leave the mask on for around 10 minutes and then rinse off using a warm face cloth. I then apply my EOS Strawberry lip balm.
I normally lie in the bath for around 30 minutes or just before i'm about to turn into a Mermaid. Afterwards I apply my favourite nail varnish, which at the moment is Barry M Gelly Nails in Blood Orange and then moisturise my entire body in Dove Summer Glow.
Dove Summer Glow is great for leaving your skin feeling soft and nourished and this one has the added benefit of a gradual self tan - which I like to use edging into spring to give that sun kissed look. I only use this in the evening though, as it does have that self tan smell so it would need to be rinsed off with your shower in the morning. There is always something lovely about having a healthy tanned glow, I think it makes you feel better altogether - especially if you are like me really pale (or how us Scots would describe as 'Peeley Wally'
By the time all of this is done I feel fresh but nicely tired - I always sleep very well on a Wednesday night!!