by corinne iaia

October 15, 2014

MY "LONG WEEK" ESSENTIALS


You know when the week seemingly won't end? You do anything you can to pass the time, trying to ignore that it's only Wednesday, but you can't. Some weeks fly by and others drag on relentlessly. I guess that's just the way of the world. These are the types of weeks that I rely on certain products to help me de-stress as much as possible and just enjoy the moments I have to myself. 

I'm sure you're all familiar with the concept of pampering yourself a bit come mid week. I love to take my usual shower to rinse myself of all the day's harsh wear and grime (yuck) and then tack on a few extra steps to ensure a deeper level of relaxation. I usually fill up a tub and slap on a good old face mask, like the GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate, so that it can work its magical powers while my troubles soak away in the hot water. I then add my bath product of choice, which is always some type of bath salts, bubble bar, bath bomb, or oil (or many at once). Lately, I've become slightly addicted to the Lush Fun bar, especially of the "Blue Fun" variety. It is a calming bedtime bath roll that smells of chamomile and lavender and resembles a piece of moldable clay. It can be used as soap, shampoo, bubble bath, or just for some malleable fun, and even better - a percentage of it's proceeds go to a charity created by LUSH to create safer play environments for children in Fukushima, Japan. 

Once I'm done having all that fun (pun intended) in the tub, I like to lock in my skin's moisture with a layer of good moisturizer. My current favorite is one I've somewhat rediscovered; the Kiehl's Creme de Corps, which is a no fuss, no frills moisturizer that does the best job of sealing in moisture for extended periods of time. I also love to coat my hands in an ultra rich hand creme, as it tends to keep my nails and cuticles in great condition. If you like rose scented products, like me, you will love the L'Occitane Rose and Reines Hand Cream , not to mention, it's infused with a dreamy blend of Vitamin E, Rose Extract, and Shea Butter. 

Trust me, take the extra few moments for yourself before you hit the hay tonight and you will sleep like a baby with not a worry in sight - and you'll smell good too.
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  1. I love a good pamper evening! I have that Khiels lotion too and absolutely love how hydrating it is :)

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    1. There is nothing better than a good pamper! Me too, such great stuff :)

      xx,
      Corinne

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  2. There is something so nice and relaxing about a pamper night after an exhausting week! I love all of your picks. I must try one of these GlamGlow masks, ASAP!

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    1. There is! It is so relaxing to take some time to yourself after a long week :)
      If you try the mask let me know how you get on with it!

      xx,
      Corinne

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