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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Staying in, because going out is so last year!

Staying In Pamper

Ok, so I'm over 7 months pregnant and the last thing I wanna do is go out partying anyway, but even when I'm not "in the family way" (lol), I would always choose a night in over a night out. Most nights consist of me sharing my bath with a splashy toddler, getting him settled and then me and Martin watching some TV with far too many snacks (currently loving Vampire Diaries Series 1 on Netflix). Some nights though, (maybe once a week if I'm lucky) I like to really go all out and give myself a proper pamper and light some candles in the bathroom and get some toddler-free time.

The first thing I like to do is get tea out of the way and run myself a nice hot bubble bath. For bubbles, my absolute faves have to be Lush bubble bars, but if I don't have any of those, any old bubble bath will do. I actually prefer bubble bars to bath bombs from Lush as you can get a few baths out of them and I can't have a bath without bubbles so I'm getting the best of both worlds with one of those bad boys, although I do sometimes use both if I'm feeling extra saucy! The next thing I like to do is light a couple of candles around the room. We always have Yankee Candle Tarts burning through the house on an evening so in the bathroom I'll just burn any old candle just to set the calming mood. Whilst the baths running, I like to remove my makeup and cleanse my skin in the sink. For this I've been using The Body Shop's Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter and I can't get enough of it. It's the most amazing cleanser I've tried and I love the way it leaves my skin afterwards. After cleansing I like to use a face mask, and for a deep cleanse I've been using the Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Face Mask, which is the strangest mask ever, cos it instantly turns hot when it hits the skin. I love this as you can really feel it working into the pores and leaves my skin with a wonderful glow afterwards. I usually leave this on in the bath and remove it with a face cloth when I get out. I always take my phone or tablet into the bath with me and browse Bloglovin or Instagram whilst I have a soak, but I'm gonna make more of a conscious effort to take a book in with me instead and take a break from the internet whilst I relax. I got the book Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes for Christmas so that can be my next bathtime book! After I've had a little chill out time, it's time to get washed and scrubbed. At the moment I've been loving Snow Fairy from Lush, who hasn't? It's the first time I've tried it this year and I'm absolutely loving it. Can't believe I was so late to the Snow Fairy Party, it's definitely gonna be an annual thing for me from now on. For a scrub I'm currently using the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub, which leaves my skin super soft. After my bath it's time to get out, get dried, finish my skincare routine and moisturise my body with a rich body butter. My favourite body butter of all time has to be Soap & Glory's The Righteous Butter, I must have been through 3 or 4 big tubs and I currently have 2 backups. After that, it's time to get my clean pyjamas on, make a nice hot cup of tea or hot chocolate and settle down with the Hubby for the evening.

Oooh I could just fall asleep talking about it.
What's your pamper routine?

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