- Wednesday, 12 November 2014 -

Pamper Session!

Hello my lovelies! With evenings abruptly descending into darkness and the nip of the cold becoming ever more apparent, it's easy to become consumed by the doom and gloom that winter brings - chapped lips, freezing numb fingers and dare I mention the almighty struggle of leaving your snug bed in the morning? No wonder the animals head into hibernation! Usually around this time of year people are pushing themselves to the max, be it at work, at university or elsewhere, society isn't abuzz with Christmas cheer, it's abuzz with stress: the stress of getting home on time to make dinner, the stress of a mountain of deadlines that need to be met, the stress of the inevitable seasonal shopping spree. 

During this hectic period, I make it my mission to find time for myself, whether it's escaping with a good book or allowing yourself an entire duvet day, don't let the idle worries and woes of life get to you, take a step back and take a breath. As clich├ęd as it sounds, there's nothing more satisfying than arriving home after a long and gruelling day and dipping your toes into that steaming bath surrounded by candles. If, like me you find yourself having an endless cascade of work to do when you come home, thusly ruling baths out, why not treat yourself to a well deserved cup of hot chocolate before bed, or even unwind with your favourite music - indulge in the little things.

It's amazing how even just taking the time to paint your nails or flicking through your favourite magazine can instantly improve your mood. On Monday, I spent an abhorrent 12 hours within the confines of my university, I felt drained and depressed coming home in the pitch black of night. However, that evening I was convinced in casting my work aside and allowing myself some 'me time' so I could recharge my batteries. I lit some scented candles, poured myself a glass (or two) of wine and relished in beauty of doing absolutely nothing, or as the Italians so perfectly put it: dolce far niente.

How do you pamper yourself after a long, hard day?

  1. lovely post! I would definitely unwind with a lush bath bomb and a huge mug of hot chocolate! xx


  2. This is very true! It's always a good idea to take a break and relax, especially as the nights draw in. This was a lovely, calming post to read and reminded me I need to indulge a little more often! - Tasha xxx

  3. Lovely post! Having a Lush bath always helps me relax, especially after a stressful day!

    Lauren x

  4. WOOOW it all looks so pretty :)
    Everything is adorable :D

    Alice x

  5. Such a pretty and inspiring post. I really do need to take a pamper day soon, I haven't had 'me' time in a while. Maybe this weekend since I'm off :) Hope you're doing well lovely and uni is going great ^__^

    Jemma xx

  6. I need to find some time for a nice little pamper soon, feels like it has been far too long xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  7. This is a gorgeous post, your photography is absolutely gorgeous! Pamper sessions are the best time ever :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

  8. I love this read !! I make sure every weekend I go to lush and pick out a bath bomb or bath melt and I shall find a day to pamper myself. Have a nice easy dinner, have a lovely bath with my little bathroom light on that dims! With bubbles too haha and chill in the bath enjoy my bath bomb and then I put on my mask whilst I'm in there and after have a tea and just watch a movie or chill out on the laptop or whatever I fancy doing. It is important to have your own time to wind down once in a while xx

  9. Looks like the perfect way to spend an evening in my opinion! I'd have to swap the marshmallows though as I don't like them!


  10. I Love the whole colour coordination of everything in these photos haha. I try and make Friday nights 'my night' (when i'm not tied up doing other things) where I have a nice relaxing bath and a glass of wine and maybe some chocolate..It does make the world of difference.

    Kirsty X


  11. So very true! Reading this made me realise I shouldn't feel guilty for spending today doing these types of things. I'm having time out reading blogs, having a bath of Lush treats and watching Disney films! x

    Emily - thebelljarxo.blogspot.co.uk