For todays post, I am doing a collab with Lilli from lillihx.blogspot.ae so don’t forget to check her post out! ☺️
Pamper nights are always fun to have but even more so at this time of the year when it’s cold outside. The thought of cozying up inside my house with my favorite pamper essentials is such a great feeling and that is why today, i wanted to share with you all some of my ultimate essentials for having that perfect cozy night in!
I don’t know about you guys but 80% of the time i’m feeling cold and i think we all can agree that the first step to a great pamper night is to get into your coziest and warmest pj’s; pair those with some fuzzy socks and you are good to go.
I could not write a post on pampering without including candles, could i? We all know candles are relaxing but how? It’s actually the candle’s flame that helps ‘soothe our soul’- helps to reduce stress and give us greater self awareness. The scent, of course is another factor and depending on what scent you enjoy, you can create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. (Lavender, Chamomile and Sandalwood are some scents that help in relaxing).
When i think of pampering myself, i instantly think of face masks! Not only is the process of putting on masks (especially charcoal ones) oddly calming to me but actually taking it off and seeing how clean and refreshed my skin looks just makes it the perfect pamper product. Sometimes i’ll also have a little mani session where i cut/file my nails, fix those not very attractive cuticles and put on some nail polish.
I’m not much of a tea drinker but sometimes when i want to relax, i’ll have a warm cup of green tea with a little treat on the side. Studies have actually shown that green tea has a amino acid called L-theanine that has a soothing and calming effect and it also reduces levels of anxiety and stress so it really is the perfect way to wind down.
Okay, so at this point, i’m all pampered up, cuddled up in my blankets with a nice hot cup of tea so there’s only one other thing i would need to complete this pamper night routine; a good ol’ book preferably a thriller as those are my favorite types of books but i do enjoy other genres as well. Reading has shown to be the best way to relax even if you just read for 10 minutes. Apparently, since your mind is so focused on reading, it distracts it from worrying and helps to ease the tension as your mind is taken into a ‘literary world’.
And those are some of my favorite things to do if i’m planning to have a cozy night in which i believe we all deserve to have from time to time!
What are your pamper night essentials? Share them in the comments!
Thank you for reading! xx