Every girl or guy deserves one night a week for 'me' time - my me time includes a bath, a face mask, lots of bubbles and relaxing!!
My me time happens every Friday, after tea I run myself a hot bath, pore in far to much bubble bath, light the candles and get my fav products out and have a little at home spa night! I also use spa night to get all the things done you can't do in the shower, like exfoliate and wack on a face mask! I honestly look forward to Friday nights - not for the typical 21 year old reason I know but hey. I think this is perfect to get you ready for the weekend or having a spa night on a Sunday to get ready for the week, or you can be extra crazy and do both! (ask the bill payers permission before you go running yourself a bath every night ha) So I'm guna get all up close and personal with you and talk you through my weekly me time, at home spa routine!
First of there HAS to be bubbles, it's not a relaxing bath unless there's a hefty amount of bubble bath! Bubbles remind me of being a kid, pretending to be Santa and making a beard, I know I wasn't the only one so don't lie!! To be honest I just use any bubble bath but I LOVE The Royal Horticultural Society, Passion Flower Bath Relaxant by Bronnley, "Bronnley Passion Flower bath relaxant has natural soothing properties, and is blended with the healing qualities of Arnica, widely used in homeopathy to treat stiffness, bruising and shock. These therapeutic natural extracts will help you experience the delights of a leisurely bath." And that is does, it smells amazing and you honestly feel less tense when you get out the bath, yes that could be simply down to the bath but I'm sure this helps! I also like Sanctuary, Luxury bath float, also smells amazing and leaves your skin feeling ubber soft.
The first thing I do is clean my face, I recently got some stuff of Origins and got some free testers so I've been testing out Modern Friction, Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion and it's brilliant, I'll definitely be getting the full size even though it's £31 :( Origins website say's -
"Sand-blasting skin with coarse, chemical crystals? How painfully passe. Here's age-smoothing exfoliation without irritation.
Skin-refining Rice Starch cushioned in cream, rapidly removes sluggish cells, uneven patches and signs of skin damage and discolourations. Lemon Oil kick starts the process of illumination. Vitamin C mops up skin-menacing free radicals.
There's no ouch, extra steps or other complications. No redness or flaking follows. Signs of lines and size of pores appear to shrink.
Skin looks perfectly polished, smooth and luminous."
It leaves my skin feeling really soft, I've only used it a handful of times so haven't noticed that my dark spots are going which it claims to do but I'll have to try it out more to give an opinion. Even if I see no difference in my dark spot's I'll still buy the full size simple because my skin feels like new afterwards.
I Shouldn't of included the mask in the picture because I use it last but heyho I'll tell you about it here anyway. Origins Out of Trouble face mask, Origins website say's -
"When skin is too-slick, or when more pressing problems start to pop up, it's Origins to the rescue to keep skin out of trouble. Nature's trouble-shooters, including super-absorbent Zinc Oxide and Sulfur, calming Camphor plus skin-sloughing, rapidly respond to problem skin's plight with a three-part plan - sop up oily-shine, slough off sticky, dead cells, and sweep away irksome debris. Together they steer skin clear of slippery situations, refine rough texture and pull the plug on troublemakers to oust potential outbursts.
Best for oily and combination skin."
Best for oily and combination skin."
It definitely soaks up oily-shine, my face feels really moisturised yet oil free after ten minutes with this on. You can really feel this mask working, it has a strong smell to it and it feels like your rubbing Vix on your face but it work's and there's nothing wrong with a minty smell! I have really bad spot prone skin and when I have this on it feels like what toothpaste feels like when you stupidly put it on your face ha like it's sucking up all the oilyness and killing all the nasty germs on your face. It's a really good mask and it's made me want to try more from Origins.
After I've cleaned my face I wash my hair with what ever shampoo I'm using at the time, and then it's time for some deep conditioner. I only use this conditioner once a week otherwise it would just weigh my hair down. I'm currently using John Frieda Full Repair Deep Conditioning Mask £6.29 at Boots. I absolutely smother my hair in this stuff, making sure I really get the ends of my hair then tie my hair up and leave it to work it's magic while I get on with the rest of my bath. Since I bleached my hair my ends have been horrible, super duper dry but using this once a week along with my normal conditioner has really helped, there not dry and frizzy anymore and actually look healthy woo!
Now I'm waiting for the conditioning mask to work it's magic I can get on with actually getting clean ha. I like to use Soap and Glory Clean, Girls body wash, my normal shower gel is a Dove one, the one that smells like peaches? AHH I love that stuff but in my 'spa night' I like to use something that doesn't have such a punch that's going to wake me up. Clean, Girls has a shimmer to it so your getting out the bath feeling all shiny, in a good way and it smells amazing like every Soap and Glory product! Then comes exfoliating and there's only one product out there for me and that's once again Soap and Glory, Flake Away - If you haven't tried this stuff then get your shoe's on and get yourself to Boots, it's bloody fantastic, it has thee most out of this world smell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it, I've been told there's a perfume that smells just like it but can't remember what?! So yeh it smells amazing and it actually works, you just rub it into your skin and you feel like a baby afterwards, I only do this once a week in the bath because A. it's really hard to exfoliate in the shower :/ and B. You don't want to over exfoliate your skin.
Once all the exfoliating magic has gone down I wash out my conditioner and put on the Origins Face Mask that I talked about up there ^^ and just chill while the face mask works. If like me you have an extremely inconsiderate Boyfriend who even though you have told him your having a "relaxing bath" still chooses to kill zombies on his Play Station and shout about it then maybe you wanna play some music to drown him out, it helps :) or read a magazine or just lay there with just your thoughts, up to you it's your time. Once I'm all relaxed I put on my favourite Pj's and go watch Walking Dead, Thank you FOX for finally putting it back on!!!!! They couldn't of left it on more of a hanger than they did!!
So that is my weekly home made spa routine, nothing to write home about I know but I enjoy the me time and the pampering and actually enjoying doing to things I neeeeeed to do like exfoliate and deep condition my hair - it's a must in Jade's world!
Do you have a me time night?