BLOGMAS Day 10 // Winter Pampering Essentials

Hey guys! As the weather is so harshly changing, it’s cold, dark and a little bit dreary, I think that now is the perfect time for me to share my essentials for having a luxury Winter pamper night!Winter Pamper Essentials (1)So naturally, what is a pamper night without a bath? Insane. That’s what a pamper night without a bath is. I didn’t remember to take a picture of my bath, but I used Lush’s Magic Of Christmas bubble bar, as you can see I mentioned it in my Winter & Christmas Lush Haul. (And I would highly recommend it, as it provided a huge amount of bubbles, and left me smelling of cinnamon.)

So while you’re running your bath, this is when I remove my makeup and do a quick cleanse, so that while I’m in the bath my skin can breathe and fully appreciate the, yes you guessed it, face mask. I have really been loving cucumber face masks because it’s cooling and soothing, which is great at combating the harshness that your skin encounters with the cold outdoors and the central heating indoors.

Next it’s all about relaxing, enjoying the bath (perhaps with some Family Guy on my tablet, I’m not denying it.) Then using a body scrub, so that your skin can really be softened by the bath, leaving you feeling like a brand new person.Winter Pamper Essentials (2)Once you’re out of the bath, the next thing I like to do is moisturise. Lately I’ve been really loving the original Zoella Beauty scent, so the Creamy Madly Dreamy is my one of my favourite moisturisers to use once I’m out of the bath, for my body alongside Soap & Glory’s The Righteous Butter, and a little bit of Babylips to moisturise my lips.

After that, I use a hand cream, because this time of year can be quite drying on the hands, one that I really enjoy is Hand Food by Soap & Glory, because it’s not too heavy, so it dries relatively quickly, and it smells amazing. Then finally moisturising my face, with Nivea Sensitive, I’ve been gravitating towards the day cream more often lately, because the night cream can be too heavy and clog my pores.

I also really like to do my nails after a bath on a pamper night, but you can read all about that in detail on my Best Pamper Night Of All Damn Time post!

That’s it for my Winter Pamper Night Essentials, let me know how you pamper yourself at this time of year in the comments!





Beauty Staples & Essentials

Every person that likes to dabble in beauty, be it anything from wearing a little bit of makeup, to having a complete step by step skincare routine, at one point realises that there are certain staples that you always like to have. So today, I thought I’d share with you guys, my beauty staples and essentials. Just some of the things and products that I always like to have stock of.DSCN2142 (2)Cotton Wool Pads | Obviously these go hand in hand with makeup removal. They are excellent for removing a full face of makeup, but also for cleaning up and mistakes you might have made whilst applying your makeup

Cosmetic Buds | Essentially useful for the same reasons as the cotton pads, but on a much more concentrated and precise scale. Absolute perfection for cleaning up messy eyeliner!

Clarifying Foam | This is something that can be switched out for my trusty Imperial Leather Hand & Face wash, for those like me, with very sensitive and delicate skin. But sometimes if I’m confident in my skin, I’ll like to use something like this after removing my makeup, so I know that my skin is absolutely cleansed and free of impurities.

DSCN2144Micellar Water | As I’ve said before, if you’re a makeup-wearer, you should also be a micellar water-user. You may think that makeup removal wipes are fast and handy, but you won’t know fast makeup removal until you’ve tried a micellar water. This particular one is my favourite because it’s a 3 in 1, meaning you don’t need an over the top skincare routine alongside it, it does everything for you. Micellar water is also a lot gentler on the skin and doesn’t cause you to drag makeup around your face as wipes can. DSCN2145 (2)Moisturiser | Nivea’s Day & Night moisturisers have been a saviour of mine ever since I first tried them out. The day moisturiser is light and non-greasy, while still providing your skin with moisture and SPF coverage. The night moisturiser is obviously stronger, as it can leave your skin feeling a little tingly if you use it too soon after cleansing. But as it’s that little bit stronger, overnight it’s really providing your skin with the moisture it needs.DSCN2149Body Lotion | Whether you use body scrubs or not, I think everyone can really tell the difference when they’ve treated their skin to a body lotion. Plus nowadays with such cute and beautifully scented body lotions, why doesn’t everyone use these?! Wouldn’t you want to smell delicious?

Deodorant | This one is terribly obvious, but I think if you find a deodorant that does you good, while still smelling nice and clean, and not just plain or unscented altogether, you should share it. So I really love this deodorant because it smells really clean and nice, and keeps you feeling fresh for up to 48 hours.

Leave-in Conditioner | Somedays you can have done everything that you’ve been told to do, and everything that your hair demands, but your hair, once it’s been dried and styled, still looks dry and unhappy. This is where a leave-in conditioner can save you from a bad hair day. If the ends of your hair are looking a little dry and frazzled, just smooth a little bit of this into the ends, and they are instantly smoothed and look moisturised. What’s even better is that because you’re recommend to use such a small amount of this product each time you do use it, it tends to last for a long time. So it’s a hair-saving product that you don’t have to re-buy every week.

That’s it for my beauty staples and essentials, do you have a particular essential that I haven’t mentioned? Let me know in the comments!