Thursday, 15 January 2015

Relax Routine

We all deserve a bit of me time, there's nothing that makes me feel calmer or better prepared for a big event the next day than to have a pamper evening. I thought I would show you what I like to do so that you can try something new next time, or just to inspire you to have one yourself!

1. Run a bath

Baths are something I have to do when I need to relax, I like to use a lush bath bomb usually but tonight I thought I'd try out a bath soak I got for Christmas from a Secret Santa! Its called 'So.. much bubble' from the brand Along Came Betty. As you can see it created loads of bubbles and also it smelt amaaazing.

2. While it's running

As my bath takes ages to fill up, I use this time to get on with other things such as putting on a face mask. I love the Superfacialist Tea Flower Facial Scrub which is availible here in Boots - the packaging is a bit different now. During this time I will also light a few candles (you will start to see a recurring theme with these) and grab a glass of water.

3. Have a bath

When I'm in the bath sometimes I'll read, but its much more relaxing (and less potentially dangerous) to listen to music. I love Florence and the Machine, Lana Del Rey, Paloma Faith or Ed Sheeran when I'm trying to relax.

4. Make a hot drink

I love to have a warm drink to make me feel all cosy, I chose tea tonight so I could use the cuuute teapot that my sister bought me for Christmas.

5. Find somewhere comfy

I've set up here with a big blanket, candles (told you), and my kindle because I have to power read Rebecca for some coursework I'm starting on Monday.

6. Relaaaax

Here you can do whatever you makes you happy: watch a film, read a book, sit with family. I decided to paint my nails and then curl up with Rebecca until it was time for bed.

I hope you found my routine interesting, now go and have your own pamper evening!
Just a side note, I am in love with my Kindle! Particularly for classics and assigned reading because it's so useful to look words up and make notes at the touch of a button. (Follow up post might be coming on this)


  1. Hey, I'm a new reader and I just wanted to say that your blog looks pretty cool and I'm going to be a returning reader from now on c:
    Also, let me know if you want to do the whole follow on GFC thing c:
    Little Moon Elephant

    1. Aww thanks, that's so nice to hear! I don't actually know much about GFC, my main website for that kind of thing is bloglovin, I'd love to follow you on there :)

  2. Ah great music choice! I love a nice pamper night - always makes me so relaxed :)

    xx Melane || Pure Perspective

    1. Thanks! I have a playlist of those albums that I always play when I need to chill out!

  3. I love Florence and the Machine. Gah, I can't even pick a favourite song. XD This sounds all very incredibly relaxing! GO YOU. I really don't spend much time relaxing...if I do it's probably just a long walk. ;-)
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. Me neither, but we really should because you can notice such a difference when you do! :D

  4. Nothing better than relaxing, you've put me in the mood for all of those things now!
    I love snuggling under the duvet with a hot chocolate and a film and even better if its raining outside!

    Meme xx (Hope to see you around on my blog <3)

    1. Oooooh hot chocolate! You've just done the same for me ahha, I'll check your blog out :) xx

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    1. Me too! They're just so easy to listen to, and great albums of course :)


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