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!

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The Best Pamper Night Of All Damn Time

We can all always benefit from a good pamper night. So today I’m taking you guys through the best pamper night of all-damn-time.

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First things first, your attire. You’ve got to make sure you dress for the occasion. If you’re a girl, take. off. that. bra. There is absolutely no reason for you to still have it on for a pamper night, so remove that immediately. Next is a comfortable oversized shirt/pyjamas, anything that makes you feel cosy and relaxed. Then put your hair up, in any style you like, just so long as it’s out of your face, otherwise you’re going to have a mess with face masks/moisturising.

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Now we move onto products and entertainment.


A big fluffy cushion | For putting your feet up, or resting your weary head, a big cushion is a must-have.

Soft blanket Again, a must-have. For feeling cosy and warm while watching tv, or wearing as a cape as you stroll to the freezer for an ice-cream.

Tablet/Phone | Whether you’re sharing your pamper night on social media, watching a movie, listening to music, or you’re just chatting to your friends.

Micellar water Just as important as bra-removal, makeup-removal. Pamper night is all about treating yourself and your skin, with a cleanse. I really recommend this particular micellar water because it’s 3 in 1, so you don’t need a strenuous cleansing routine, this even moisturises!

Face wash | The perfect thing for the aforementioned skin-cleanse. I use Garnier’s Gentle clarifying foam, because it clears impurities, clarifies skin, and removes any lingering makeup after you’ve removed it. But it’s still gentle on skin, meaning you won’t be left feeling scrubbed raw.

Bath bomb/bubble bar | Having a bath is always an essential when it comes to nights in and pamper nights. But on a pamper night you’ve really got to go all out, bubbles, bath bomb, candles and heck maybe even flower petals, because you freakin’ deserve it.

Night moisturiser Of course any moisturiser will do, but many overnight moisturisers have extra skin renewing benefits that regular ones don’t. As your skin repairs and renews itself overnight, you’ll be surprised with the difference if you moisturise before bed.

Hand cream | People all too often forget their hands when moisturising, so I’d say opt for a hand rescue cream for a pamper night.

Nail varnish | After moisturising your hands I think it’s always nice to treat yourself to a little mani-pedi. Plus having done your nails usually puts you out of action for a little while, so you’re almost forced to sit still and relax.

A suitable beverage | Whether you’re in a real need of a pamper night, and therefore your drink of choice is red wine, or you just want an accompanying comfort drink such as hot chocolate or tea, make sure you’re staying hydrated!

Candles | And finally, the best thing for setting the mood. I’m never more relaxed than when I can smell a Fresh Linen Yankee Candle. Pick your pamper nights signature scent, and away you go!


And that’s it for my pamper night recommendations, let me know if there is anything specific that you do when you’re having a pamper night!

Again, apologies for this post being released late last night, that WAS a fault, and I am still posting only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!