I talked about taking breaks in my 'Workaholics Guide To Getting Some R&R' post but this goes beyond getting the bare minimum, I think we all deserve to treat ourselves more often and I don't think there should be an ounce of guilt or judgement involved in doing that. I almost want to start some kind of a 'treat yourself' movement where everyone regularly does the things that they love...until then, to inspire you here are my favourite ways to treat myself.
Moisturise everywhere. Why do I feel like the Queen of Sheba when I moisturise? For most people moisturising is part of their daily routine but I tend to forget about it (no idea why!) so whenever I do actually pick up a moisturiser I slather it everywhere and end up feeling like a goddess. Currently I'm loving using the **Elizabeth Arden Moisturising Body Treatment because it's super thick, nourishing and it smells like a lemon tart. It's fast absorbing as well which is great for me because let's just say patience isn't one of my virtues...
Whip out the brightening trio. I start with the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel which gives my skin a nice glow (longer review here) and then I follow that up with the *Elemis White Brightening Even Tone Lotion. The lotion has a gentle milky formula and it seems to slowly be fading my post-acne scars but it does come with a hefty price tag which is why I consider using it a treat. I finish up with the *Antipodes Skin-Brightening Serum, it's an ugly little serum (it's dark purple with a goopy consistency...) but it transfers clear onto the skin and when used in combination with the other two products it seems to be capping off my brightening, post acne scar-fading skincare routine perfectly.
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Devour something delicious.
Ask anyone that knows me well and they'll tell you that I'm one cookie short of turning into a cookie myself, so naturally one of my favourite ways to treat myself is to eat.some.cookies. If I'm being painfully honest, not much pleases me more than a good cookie does. (See, told you I was easy to please.)
Wear luxury products.
I don't own a lot of luxury makeup and by no means are they a necessity, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't get excited every time I whip out my Burberry lipstick and see the lush packaging with the embossed Burberry design on it. It definitely feels like a treat and also....I feel fancy. My current favourites are the more wearable, rosy pink lipsticks like Tom Ford's 'Indian Rose' or **Burberry's 'English Rose'. I'm getting so much use out of both that I feel like cost per wear justifies the price tag.
A wise man once said, "Love? Love fades away. But things? Things last forever." Just kidding, but honestly whether you treat yourself by buying material things or by marathoning Star Wars, I think we all need to make more space in our lives for the things we love- minus the guilt.
What are your favourite ways to treat yourself?
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*Gifted for review purposes. All opinions are always my own and none of these links are affiliate links.