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The Beauty Brief: The "Weekend Pamper"Friday, 30 May 2014
The "Weekend Pamper" is the ultimate way to get into relaxation mode, on those all important days off. Sometimes taking a bit of time out and treating yourself can be the best 'pick-me-up'. Whether that's running a hot bath to treating you talons to a mani. Here are a few of my favourite products that I like to use to help me 'unwind'.
The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel (link)
From a quick glance (at this post) you might of guessed that I'm a huge fan of The Body Shop. Their products are a household favourite that never seem to disappoint, and this Shower Gel is no exception. When getting into 'relaxation mode' I always love to use shower/body products that smell amazing. The strawberry scent is one of my favourites, from the brand, as well as the formula nourishing your skin thanks to the 'strawberry seed oil''.
Mudd Clay Facemask (link) & Peel-Off Mask (link)*
Whenever I'm having those "bad skin days"- when everything seems to erupt on your face with no warning, I like to use a face mask of some kind to help calm it all down. Mudd Clay Facemasks are one of those products that I can trust, and feel as though I can turn to when on those said days. Like a loyal best friend really.
Peel-Off masks always take me back to those sleepovers you would have with your nearest and dearest. Besides from the copious amounts of junk food and rom-coms to satisfy, there would always be the friend who bought all the make-up and beauty products i.e. facemasks. To be honest there's nothing like 'peeling your face off' (quite literally) for a laugh, whilst clarifying your skin in the process.
The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish (link)
As previously mentioned I'm truly addicted to anything strawberry scented from TBS and this Body Polish is another one of my favourites from the brand. It's a great way to remove of all that nasty dry skin, to reveal a something soft and silkier! Used in conjunction with the "Shower Gel", smelling like a strawberry never felt so good.
A-Derma NUTRIALBA Rich Nourishing Face Cream (link)*
Once washed and refreshed, there's nothing like slathering your face (and body) in cream to hydrate and moisturise your skin- for some added TLC. I prefer to use this on certain areas of my face and neck, as I only suffer from a few dry patches around my face. Scent wise this smells amazing- almost rose like, but not overpowering. I also love how it's "Non-Comedogenic" as finding a moisturising face cream, that doesn't break me out, is so hard to find. Yet this moisturiser works perfectly well with my skin type-score!
The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter (link)
Another cult favourite from The Body Shop are their "Body Butter's". With a wide range of fragrances and formulas to suit all skin types, you almost feel like a kid in a sweet shop picking out your ' Body Butter Delight'. The thick consistency works well in softening your skin whilst leaving behind a delectable scent, whisking you away into some tropical paradise that you could only dream of escaping to. The Coconut fragrance has more of a subtle aroma, compared to the others on offer, yet it still leaves you with a subtle hint of its "summer-like" scent.
Essie "Fiji" Nail Polish (link)
Essie Fiji- where do we begin our love affair? Well lets whisk back to the year of 2012 where I first laid my eyes on you, in all your pastel pink glory. Worn to death since, it has become a all time favourite of mine. A shade that has 'sophisticated' written all over it and a formula that lasts chip free for a good five days. Sometimes there's no better way to end a pamper then with a coat of this dream.
I hope you've enjoyed reading about some of my favourite products I like to use to "unwind". Let me know your favourites below!