Monday, 5 January 2015

The Perfect Pamper

I think every girl who loves beauty loves to have a good pamper session from time to time, I certainly do! My favourite time to pamper is if I have a spare day and am going out in the evening as I love taking hours to get ready and incorporating a bubble bath into my pre-night out process. So, here are the products I used to create the perfect pamper session before the biggest night out of the year, New Years Eve!


Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask
While I'm running my bath, I like to apply a luxury face mask. I got this Origins one for Christmas and have already really noticed it benefiting my skin (full review coming pronto!)
Lemon Verbena Luxury Bath Salts
I then added these luxury bath salts to my bath before getting in. The salts themselves are great for the body and the skin and the smell is luxurious and pampering yet also invigorating and energizing as they are very citrusy. 
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Shine Treatment
As soon as I get in the bath, I wash my hair then apply this Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Shine Treatment. This mask smells incredible and leaves my hair feeling like its spun from silk. I leave it on the whole duration of my bath, as opposed to just 3 minutes, and I find this extra time makes my hair extra extra extra shiny. 
Jodi Picoult- Leaving Time
As a Literature student, I am always reading. A warm relaxing bath is one of my favourite places to settle into a good book. I got this Jodi Picoult novel for Christmas and was unable to put it down over the next week- I'd definitely recommend this book if you like mystery crime books.
Lush Massage Bar
After I've read a couple of chapters, I'll apply this Lush Massage Bar to my legs before shaving them. Shaving with this massage bar as a base leaves you with the softest legs imaginable. It also smells like an absolute dream!
The Body Shop Chocolate Body Scrub and Body Butter
I'll then scrub away the dead skin from my elbows/knees and any other places where fake tan may settle as I always use instant tan for a night out and I don't want it applying in streaks! This Body Shop body scrub smells so good I want to eat it and if you layer the matching body butter on once you get out of the bath- you'll smell incredible for the next 24 hours!
Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner
Lastly, before leaving the bath, I'll apply this Lush Body Conditioner over my whole body to leave me with beautiful smooth, sweet-smelling skin for the whole evening. As with all Lush products- the smell of this is indescribably good!

After leaving the bath, I'll turn the shower on and quickly rinse my face mask off and my hair mask out to make sure that all the bath products that I've used don't end up on my face and in my hair. 

And that is where my relaxing pamper night quickly switches to manic getting ready as I realise I've wasted all my getting ready time relaxing in the bath- it feels worth it at the time though!

I'd love to hear what your favourite pamper products are! 
Shakira x