The nights are getting darker, the air is getting chillier and you know what that calls for? More cosy nights in.
Don’t get me wrong, I had many cosy nights in throughout summer but when the autumn is here those nights feel that bit more special and a bit more needed. Don’t ya think?
I’ve recently rekindled with my fluffy socks and dressing gowns and become even more obsessed with an evening pamper. There’s nothing quite like a night-time pamper when the darker nights close in and this is a time when you can really indulge in those heavenly scented, moisture rich products.
My ultimate pamper session always involves a long warm bath, especially during the colder months. These pampers in the tub have kinda quickly become an evening ritual (maybe even an essential) and I can’t help but indulge. I much prefer to whip on a quick face mask and hop in the bath and get a good half hour or so’s worth of relaxation, rather than doing my nails and that kinda long winded stuff. Maybe that’s just laziness, but relaxing for me is when you allow yourself do the bare minimum and give yourself some TLC.
Typically for a mask at this time of year I’d go for something hydrating as well as maybe exfoliating and brightening. My favourites for that are the Lush Let The Good Times Roll, Quick Fix Facials Exfoliating Scrub Mask or any from Origins (I find they do the best job at instantly hydrating my face).
Then onto the bath products I use, maybe my most favourite part of it all. I love to use richer products in the A/W months so that my skin gets all the moisture it needs and I find the sweeter autumnal scents tend to be thicker and creamier, so the more the merrier.
Now onto the best part, the in-the-tub essentials. My choice of bath-time bliss at the moment is to use a relaxing bath cream followed by some bubbles, usually a mixture of what’s on the side of the tub. I always shop for the bath filling products that say ‘relaxing’ for these kinda eves, it just feels right.
Then, for my fave part, the cleansing products. I absolutely cannot use anything else other than autumnal scents when it’s an autumnal pamper evening, it just makes sense doesn’t it?
At the minute my favourite to use is the Being by Sanctuary Salted Caramel and Macadamia Body Wash. Seriously, this stuff smells so good I wanna eat it. Since having this I’ve been eager to bake to, probably some salted caramel cupcakes – yum!
Once out of the tub I love to moisturise pretty much as soon as I’m dry and my go to is the Vaseline Cocoa Butter Moisture Spray. This stuff is not only hydrating but extremely fast drying, meaning I can snuggle in my pjs and dressing gown right away. I’ve got it all sussed haven’t I?
Every so often I like to go that extra step and indulge in a little body mist and pat myself down before moisturising. The Being by Sanctuary Water Lotus & Pomelo Body Mist is my spray of choice as it’s lightweight and again, fast drying, so I can get straight on with getting cosy.
I always always apply a hand cream after my bath, its a ritual of mine and ensures everywhere is hydrated and cared for. Another favourite from the Being by Sanctuary range is the Cloudberry and Lychee Blossom Hand Cream. Throughout the past few months before the Salted Caramel body wash came into my life, I swore by the Cloudberry body wash so it’s understandable why I love the hand cream.
Once the comfies are on, I’m settled down for the eve and with a fill in hand, my autumnal pamper session has put me in the mood to watch a film. Sounds good eh?
What is your favourite autumnal evening ritual?
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