The hubby and I tend to spend our evenings hanging out and catching up on the latest Netflix craze or box office movie. Buuuutt since he’s been traveling so much for work, I’ve been trying to indulge in some much needed ‘me time’ every once in awhile. It’s been a great way to recharge and unwind for the night. I think I may even sleep better.. !? I don’t tend to sleep well when he isn’t home, but maybe I fall asleep faster instead of spending 2-3 hours racking my brain on what I would do if someone broke into our home LOL!! I’m weird I know!
Anyhow, enough chit chat! Here you’ll find a mix of some of my favourite drug store and high end products for a much needed at home pamper evening. And a BONUS!! Just in time for Sephora’s Spring Bonus Sale!
1. Amika Blonde Shampoo | 2. Amika Nourishing Mask | 3. Soap & Glory Flake Away | 4. Clarisonic Mia 2 | 5. Murad Cleanser | 6. Origins Ginger Souffle | 7. Origins Intensive Overnight Mask | 8. Sephora Lip Scrub | 9. Essie Polish | 10. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
Body & Haircare
So usually I start with running my purple shampoo through my hair dry.. thats right dry! Great recommendation from my hairstylist Amanda at Salon Fifty Five, check her out if you’re in the Fraser Valley neighbourhood this girl knows her stuff!! Toner tends to last 4 weeks in my hair.. if I’m lucky, but honestly I feel like since running purple shampoo through my hair dry it has given me an extra 2 weeks of life! At this point I will remove my makeup, brush my teeth and then jump in the shower.
I give my hair a quick lather and rinse the purple shampoo and then apply Amika’s Soulfood Nourishing Mask, because blonde highlights means tangles and dry ends! While I let that sit, I will use the Soap & Glory Flake Away body scrub on my entire body and gently exfoliate my face using my Clarisonic and Murad’s Cleanser.
Once I’ve stepped out of the shower, I lather myself in Origin’s Whipped Body Cream. I LOVE this body lotion, it leaves my skin feeling so soft, soaks in beautifully with no sticky texture afterwards and the ginger scent (my favourite!!) leaves me feeling nice and cozy.
Depending on my skin will vary with the face treatment, but a good all around product is Origin’s Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask it leaves my skin feeling hydrated and glowy come the next morning! To finish off my skincare I apply Sephora’s Lip Balm & Scrub both the coconut and honey are my favourite! I think this may be a holy grail product for me, I use it nightly before crawling into bed.
A at home pamper evening is the ideal time to give yourself a manicure.. no nail polish in the world is going to dry fast enough to chase little ones around! At this point, I like to turn on one of my favourite shows.. any Grey’s fans still kickin’ around!!? Or a movie I know hubby will want no part in watching. I’ll do a quick clean up of my cuticles and nails and then apply 2-3 coats of my seasonal favourite Essie polishes like Mademoiselle, Master Plan or Play Date – a great spring colour! Another holy grail product Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Top Coat.. no joke this stuff is the REAL DEAL!! Dries within just a few minutes!! Nothing I hate more then waking up to fresh linen pressed nails.
And that’s it! The next morning my skin feels amazingly soft and refreshed and for the most part I’ve slept half decent too! LOL!! How do you spend your ‘me time’!? Would love to hear in the comments below!