Right now and more than ever, I’ve probably been the busiest I’ve been for a while. Being mid-dissertation, daily blogging and always having plans, it’s not often that I get a lot of ‘me time’, but when I do, its real good. I like to do various things when I have my own free time, such as chill and watch videos, take a walk or my favourite, have a good old pamper. A nice long indulgent bath and a facemask does me good, and here’s exactly how and why I like to do it.
I usually get ‘me time’ after a long week more than any other time, usually a weekend evening, which I personally think is the best time to zone out. So, a hot long bath sounds like perfection right? Well it is that indeed. I always have to do a facemask, no matter which it is, it has to be done. For some reason, having a facemask on for 15 minutes with your eyes closed is one of the most relaxing feelings in the world. I suppose it’s like a spa-like experience but in the comfort of your own home. My favourites would have to be Sephora Sheet Masks, Origins Drink Up Intensive or a few of the Lush ones. I like to have these on whilst in the bath, and always takes me forever to choose but when I do it’s time for the really good bit a long warm soak. I’m more of a shower girl during the week, so having a long old soak purchase ventolin really does it for me and here’s my recipe for the perfect bath.
Light some candles and place them around the bathroom then simply run your bath. I like to add a few bubbles and the best bit is the Joan Collins I Am Woman Indulgent Bath Salts*. I hadn’t used bath salts in the longest time and I really forgot how good they are. With these you pop one or two large tablespoons of the salts under warm running water and let them do their thing. After a few minutes of them dissolving and creating their relaxing goodness, hop in for as long as you want. The beautiful salts are enriched with Grapeseed and Rosehip Oils to calm your senses and your entire body. I’ve fallen asleep in this before that’s how relaxing they are. They also fill your bathroom with a gorgeous aroma and leave your skin feeling silky smooth.
For after the bath I love to indulge my skin in moisturiser and have candles lit around my room until I’m ready to come back into reality. It’s just the best.
After having ‘me time’ this way I feel replenished and able to think straight again. If you don’t take time out on a regular basis, you feel yourself feeling tensed and stressed. Even having half hour for a bath, walk or read soothes the mind and revitalises your system. Don’t forget to do it, as often as you like – believe me, it’s good for you!
What do you like to do when you have ‘me time’?