Pampering myself

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My interest for beauty products started when I was a little girl. I always loved to smell all the products I came across when I went with my parents to the grocery store. I clearly remember one shampoo that I just loved so much! It was a yellow bottle, a special shampoo for kids, do you know the one? hehe. And let me tell you, the interest for beauty products kept growing, I guess you can call me a beauty junkie today! Since I was 16 years old I have tried to make a home spa once a week. Normally Sundays is the perfect day for that. Under I’m giving you my tips of how to make a real pamper yourself kind of day step by step.

Create the right atmosphere

For me it is so important that the space around me is clean and organized so that I can be able to relax and enjoy my pampering time. That’s why I normally clean the house before the weekend, so that it’s ready for my spa. To get in the relaxing mood I like to put on some chill background music and light up some candles. Sometimes I like to put on some instrumental music, it’s so relaxing, try it!

The little extra in the shower

On my spa day I’m using a hair mask between the shampoo and the conditioner. For the moment I love the hair masks from Moroccanoil! while my hair mask is doing it’s job, I like to shave and then scrub my whole body. For my face I love the Kora organics exfoliating cream and for my body I change between Frank body coffee scrub and my own homemade one. To make a homemade scrub, just mix brown sugar with extra virgin coconut oil (smells delicious). I promise you, after this your body will feel soft like a baby!

Time for creams and facials 

For my everyday body lotion I love any of the Niva’s. But for my pampering day I like to make it a little extra. Honestly, I love to try out new products, so I don’t have one special that I always use. I do love many of the body butters from The body shop, like Hawaiian Kuki cream. I always wanted to try one of the body sufflè creams from Laura Mercier, but they do cost and are more on the luxurious side.

Well, you’r now done with the body and your face is fresh and clean. Let’s have some fun, it’s mask time! I love face masks. On my spa day’s I normally do two different masks, one that deep cleans my face and one that hydrating my face. My skin type is dry. I don’t have a acne prone skin or oily skin, but my skin can get super dry!

My favorite clay mask is Exuviance purifying clay masque. This mask feels like it has an detoxifying effect at the same time that it doesn’t dry my skin out. It contains Kaolin to absorb surface oils and Pro-Vitamins A, C and E for antioxidant protection and conditioning benefits.

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When it comes to a good hydrating mask, I have been trying a few, but one I have used several times and that I love is the multivitamin power recovery masque by Dermalogica. This mask has a powerful bled of concentrated vitamin A, C, E and F. It’s the perfect mask for dehydrated and dry skin. I sometimes use it as a sleeping mask over night. And my skin really feels softer after.

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The power of now

When I’m having a me time, I try to do the best I can to de-stress and just let my body and mind relax. I prefer to put away my phone, just listening to instrumental music, meditate and enjoy a warm cup of calming tea. Try to be present, focus one breathing and relaxing.

I hope this post inspired you to paper your self and giving yourself some time off.

xoxo

Hair talk

Is it anything worse than waking up with a bad hair day? I’m sure it is, haha, but we all know how frustrating it is! For the last 3 months my hair have been very dry and damaged. I think it’s because of a higher stress level. Finally I have decided to step up my game to get my shine back on it.

Shiny hair comes from how you treat yourself internally and externally. So these days I’m trying to be extra healthy to be sure that I get all the essential vitamins. I also make sure I get enough proteins during the day. The right nutrition will help me to grow back a strong, shiny and healthy hair.

To maximize the process I make sure to use good quality hair products. For me that includes the right shampoo and conditioner, a hydrating mask once a week and a oil that I put on my ends every night before bed. I also try not to wash my hair too often and try to reduce the use of heat.

My favorite oil is for sure the Moroccan oil, it’s just amazing, it truly helps my hair to stay soft.

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I have been using the Moroccanoil hair masks for many years now. At this period when my hair need some extra hydration I’m currently using their smoothing mask. This is a highly concentrated argan butter hair mask with hydrating ingredients like argan butter, argan oil and coconut-derived fatty acids. I use it once a week for 30 minutes.

If you also suffer from dry hair like me, I’m sure you would love this mask and their oil too!

If you have any tips, let me know in the comment below.

xoxo