The Pre-Holiday Pamper

I’ll be doing a trip report for my recent trip to Thailand but before that I thought I’d follow up my previous post with the pre-holiday pamper routine, because, as any beauty girl can attest to the fact…that’s half the fun of going away!

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Exfoliate: In preparation for the faux tan, every other day, for a week before, I exfoliated with a sugar scrub from Soap & Glory. The perfect ratio of grit and moisturising oils – to save your skin getting dryer than the Sahara before you can grab the body lotion.

Hair Removal: Alternating with the exfoliation, a week before leaving, I got out the epilator. For those areas I’m too chicken to attempt with said torture device, it was a good old razor!

Moisturise: I love the Body Shop body butters, and this limited edition Virgin Mojito has to be one of my favourite scents. The perfect summer smell and wonderfully thick to keep my skin nice and moisturised especially after exfoliation and epilation.

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Tan: I tanned 3 days before and again the day before I went away. My absolute favourite brand is St Moritz applied with the cheapest mitt I can find. 4 years in competitive cheerleading and I think I have the application + formula nailed. The lotion version was out of stock in my local Boots, so I picked up the mousse and dare I say I preferred it?

Mani/Pedi: I skipped the mani as I’d be on the beach and just opted for a spa pedicure at my local salon. I emerged after an hour with baby soft, beautified feet, pedicures are worth every penny for me.

Tints: 2 weeks before my departure I headed to the local Benefit Brow Bar and Arianne worked her magic. The best Benefit Brow Bar experience I’ve had to date. Then 2 days before the departure, along with my pedicure, I treated myself to some HD lashes and I’m still loving the results. Goodbye mascara.

And that’s it. I love pamper routines and this is the first time I properly organised myself and it was so much fun. So over to you friends, what are you must have pre-holiday treatments?

Caley xo

 

The Edit: Sunday Pamper

This weekend passed by in a blur of goodness. It was one of those stay at home weekends where all those annoying little tasks are finally ticked off the to-do list and a proper pamper session takes place. I thought I’d give a run down of my current Sunday pamper products.

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LUSH Bubble Bar – Unicorn Horn
I’ve never been a fan of LUSH but I do like their bath bombs. The bubble bars are my favourite so my lovely boy upon passing their doors, picked me up a few. Crumble this under running water for a bubble explosion with tiny stars and glitter lacing the pinky/purple water. The smell isn’t too over powering and the bath doesn’t need a mega clean afterwards, bonus. PS. sorry if it doesn’t look perfect, I couldn’t wait to try it!!

Soap and Glory – Scrub your nose in it
This face scrub means business. There are loads of tiny exfoliating particles in this, so I buff this gently all over my face, leave on for a minute then wash off. Instant smooth skin.

Origins – Drink Up 10 Minute Mask
With a freshly scrubbed face to work with this mask is the perfect way to inject a load of moisture back in. The steam from the bath also helps this mask really sink into the pores. I left this on for my whole bath, I love the tropical fruit smell this mask has, the same as the overnight version.

Reading Fodder
This Sunday’s choice was Harpers Bazaar, I have a HUGE backlog of magazines to catch up on, hence reading the August issue now…oops. I particularly liked the article on the ladies of Downton, perfect in light of their recent NTA.

Body Shop – Honey Body Butter
Once towelled dry I slathered this body butter all over. This particular version has a really nice, subtle scent that isn’t overly sweet and sinks in while still keeping my skin moisturised for more than just a few hours.

And that’s it! Do you have any favourite Sunday pamper products?

xoxo