I finally had a day off from work! Normally, I would go for a walk or explore a new outdoor venue, but unfortunately it rained all day. So I figured I would ask my friends on twitter about what I should do to make myself feel better about the rain. Well, the votes are in and Home Spa Day certainly took the cake!
To start off my spa day I needed a good night’s sleep, if you guys are interested in my process for getting a good rest and waking up productive check out our steps to becoming a morning person!
6 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR MORNING GO SMOOTHLY
Once I woke up refreshed I ate my favorite breakfast of banana slices with peanut butter, Greek yogurt with blueberries and toast on bakery fresh Italian bread with apricot jam. Once I was full and ready for the day my first stop in my spa day was nails!
When I take care of my nails I normally start by removing any excess polish and dirt on and under my nails. Once I am done with that I put on a good show (I have been getting really into Changing Faces on Netflix). I take olive oil and put a thin layer over the nail itself and a thicker layer over each cuticle. I then put a thin layer over the parts of my palm that get the roughest. Once the layers are applied on one hand I take a rubber glove and put it on to prevent getting the oil everywhere, then I simply repeat the steps on the other hand. I leave this mixture on for generally 10-15 minutes and once done I simply wash my hands with a gentle hand wash or dove bar for sensitive skin. Now that my nails and hands are smooth it’s time to multitask; next stop, my feet and face!
For my feet I normally get a huge bowl or small portable tub and fill it with 1 cup of hot water, ¼ cup of listerine, ¼ cup of vinegar, ½ cup of epsom salt and a few drops of my lavender essential oil. I let my feet soak in there for about 20 minutes. I will eventually go more in depth on this blog about this and my nail routine but on my day off this is what I got.
For my face I decided to try a new face mask! I purchased from Target the Que Bella Papaya peel-off face mask (boy that’s a mouthful). This mask is specifically for skin brightening and I have to say it did its job! First of all I like that it’s not a paper mask because some sections of my face gets more irritated than others. With the gel I get to decide where it goes and how much is going there. I kept this mask on for 20 minutes and it smelt amazing the entire time! I am very into aromatherapy which you can find out in my “How to Relieve and Prevent Migraines” and “6 Ways to Make your Morning go Smoothly” posts. This was a huge plus in my book! Once I peeled off the mask, which is so satisfying am I the only one who enjoys this part let me know in the comments! Anyway, once the mask was peeled off I felt my skin was tighter and brighter than usual. Now here’s the best part; it was like that the next day too! Once I finished with the face mask I put my under eye moisturizer on and relaxed with a good book. I am currently reading ‘Lost Boy’ by Christina Henry.
What is your favorite rainy day activity? What home spa products do you try? Let us know in the comments below and we wish you all a relaxing day off!