Bubbles, candles, face masks, a great book, and a large glass of Pinot Grigio. The perfect ingredients for a wonderful pamper evening.
This week has already been extremely stressful. I had to complete a giant, 30 page paper and a presentation by today. So last night I gave myself a little break and had a pamper evening. I have pamper evenings AT LEAST once a week. Sometimes I have them twice a week. Sometimes I have pamper days which fall on Monday afternoons because I don’t have class and, I mean, why not cure a case of the Mondays with a bath and a facial?
A bonus to my pamper sessions is my bathtub. I lived in a small apartment for a few years to be closer to my college campus, and that apartment had a terrible bathtub. It was very narrow and attached to a shower which does not result in a great bathtub experience. The bathtub at my parents’ house, where I currently live, however is amazing. It is huge and relaxing and full of memories.
A quick story that involves my bathtub:
About 10 years ago, my brother had a pet snake (I know). He was 10 years old when he got the snake and he loved it so much. One day, we noticed that the snake was not in its cage. Chaos. There was a snake loose in my house. We looked everywhere for hours but couldn’t find him. My brother was weeping, so my mom suggested he take a bath to calm down. After approximately 5 minutes in the bath a loud boyish scream came from the bathroom. We ran in to find my brother, naked in the bath, holding his snake who was half way out of the bath tub side drain water-stopper. Needless to say I didn’t take another bath for a very long time.
Anyways, here are the products and items I absolutely cannot pamper without.
1. CALGON, take me away! Skin Silkening Bubble Bath and Lavender & Honey Epsom Salt
These have been my go-to bath products for a long time now. Available at Target and I’m sure other places, you can pick up both of these items for under 8 dollars! That giant bottle of bubble bath is a bargain for only 3 dollars; I always buy at least two bottles when I am making a Target run. Unfortunately, the bubble bath doesn’t last long. Maybe I just use a lot of it for one bath because I like a lot of bubbles but it usually only lasts me 3-4 baths then I have to restock. The epsom salt is something I don’t quite understand to be honest. It claims to “sooth aches and pains” and I’m not sure about that. However, I really enjoy the lavender and honey scent so I will continue to use it.
2. Freeman Charcoal & Black Sugar Mud Mask and Sweet Tea & Lemon Peel-Away Clay Mask, LUSH Bunch of Carrots Bubble Bar
Now, obviously I didn’t use two masks at the same time. BUT I really wanted to share both of these masks with you because I think they are equally amazing. Each mask is gentle enough for my sensitive, pale skin which is extremely important. The Charcoal & Black Sugar is more my kind of mask; it hardens and extracts all the dirt from my pores, then leaves my face feeling so nice and smooth. The Sweet Tea & Lemon mask is different, but leaves my face the same silky smooth. I only used it in my T-zone areas and it worked wonders. I don’t really like the peel-away aspect of it though. It was super easy to peel off and didn’t hurt at all (like some people claim it does) but I’m more of a wipe away kind of girl. Oh and both scents are amazing.
The LUSH bubble bars kind of annoy me. When I’m preparing my bath, I don’t want to stand hunched over the faucet waiting for bubbles to form, which is required of LUSH bubble bars. I much prefer the bath bombs which you can just plop in and you’re good to go. This bunch of carrots is cute though and smells great so I ran it under the water for a few seconds to turn my bath just the right amount of orange.
3. Paper Towns by John Green and a glass of Pinot Grigio
I know I’m a little behind, but I am really enjoying Paper Towns (don’t tell me what happens). Also, you will learn over the course of this blog that my go-to alcoholic beverage is Pinot Grigio. Not pictured is a bottle of cold water that I like to have with me when I’m taking a bath because sometimes wine does not quench my thirst. Who am I kidding? It does most of the time, but I feel like a better person when I have a bottle of water next to me.
What are your favorite pamper evening products?
Bye for now!