Monday, 8 August 2016

Pamper Essentials

pamper essentials

After getting home from holidays a few weeks ago the only thing I wanted to do was soak in the bath for half an hour and pamper myself. Unfortunately, due to a broken boiler my plans were scuppered and I was treated to a cold shower instead! With everything back in working order now I thought I take you through my usual pamper routine!

bath hair body pamper lush garnier soap and glory

Starting with the bath, the ultimate treat is a great big Lush bath bomb to fill the bathroom with a gorgeous scent and the bath full of bubbles! I savour every Lush bath I take because I don’t take them that often as their products are so expensive. They are the most gorgeous smelling, bubbly, relaxing baths though! I think this is the So White bath bomb that I have had since Christmas, whoopsie! I used it last week and as well as smelling amazing. it made my skin feel so soft and supple! Cheaper alternatives include the magic wand I mentioned in last week’s empties post or the Soap and Glory Calm One Calm All Bubble bath.
  
While I’m waiting for the bath to fill I’ll usually dampen my hair and pop a leave in treatment on to work its magic. At the minute I’ve been using the Garnier Ultimate Blends  Strength Restorer Balm* which smells of honey and leaves my hair feeling super soft and manageable after I wash it out!

As a serial fake tan wearer, a good scrub is a necessity in my pamper routine and Soap and Glory Pulp Friction along with a pair of exfoliating gloves is the best I’ve ever tried! It has the Fruitigo fragrance and the little exfoliating beads are great at removing tan (without hurting) and it gives a good lather so I don’t feel like I am wasting product! Once I get out of the bath I will follow with a good moisturiser like Soap and Glory Righteous Butter which is a thick cream that is easily absorbed and smells amazing while keeping my skin feeling soft and supple!

skincare pamper moa magic organic apothecary green balm origins mask

To make sure I’ve got the days makeup off I’ll use a balm cleanser like the MOA Green Balm which is 100% natural and feels amazing to massage into my skin! As it’s multipurpose it can also be used to soothe bites, eczema, bruises, grazes and is suitable for sensitive skin and it’s so effective as a makeup remover.

I will then put on a facemask depending on what way my skin is looking/feeling like. The Origins Clear Improvement mask is still one of my favourites and one I use regularly when my skin just needs a refresh ready for the week ahead. I also talked about it in this post about my Skincare Saviours! I’ll also apply Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask about once a week to give my skin a real boost of hydration and I always wake up with plumper, softer skin after using this! It smells amazing!

hand feet manicure pedicure pamper essentials cream nails

My feet were so dry after coming back from holiday, I couldn’t wait to get my Burt’s Bees Coconut foot cream slathered all over them and I also put bed socks on for a few hours to make it more of a treatment for them! This cream smells amazing and is so thick it almost feels waxy and it makes my feet super soft within hours!

I’m also loving the Grown Alchemist Vanilla and Orange Peel hand cream at the minute, it absorbs so quickly (a must have for hand cream), makes my hands feel so smooth and soft and if you get a chance you need to smell this – it’s so uplifting and fresh! Oh and it has one of those metal tubes for packaging meaning I get to use my wringer when it starts running out J
  
Having a fresh mani/pedi also makes me feel pampered so although maybe not straight after I’ve covered my hands and feet in cream I will file my nails and, pop the toe separators in and pick a nail colour. I’m loving Essie Virgin Snow at the minute and it’s perfect for summer so that’s what’s been gracing my nails recently along with OPI Nail Envy (best nail polish ever) and Seche Vite over the top to make it last longer!

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me. All opinions are my own.

What are your pamper essentials? Have you tried anything I’ve mentioned?

Danielle xx




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  1. amazing products!

    silvervea.blogspot.com

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  2. need that foot cream in my life to sort out my ogre feet lol
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. I don't often take baths either, max once a week, but when I do I have to use a Lush product, either a bubble bar or bath bomb (my favourite being Butter ball) - the smell is so relaxing! I love pamper evenings and have been wanting to try the Origins hydrating face mask for ages! It's supposed to be amazing for dry skin, and plus it isn't a pamper evening without a face mask!xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. I know right, it's usually a Sunday night thing for me! Ah the Origins mask would be perfect for dry skin! I'll have to try butter ball when I get a chance! Xx

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  4. Bathing products are on top of the pamper essentials! After a relaxing bath then moisturising body products come next. When I'm on holiday, my feet tend to get really dry too, I should check out that Burt's Bees foot cream.

    Ela BellaWorld

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  5. I love the Origins Drink Up mask! I've been through 3 of them already. And I couldn't agree more, the OPI Nail Envy really is the best nail polish ever. Could never grow my nails as long without it xx

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    1. It's so good isn't it! I've got a back up of the Origins Drink Up waiting! Xx

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  6. Origins is the best! Love all of these products! Essie is my all time favorite nail polish brand x

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  7. Love the products from your routine. I really want to try Origins masks ;)
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  8. Great post! Face masks are always a must for me :)

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com


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  9. These are such great products! For me, face masks and bath products from Lush are my quintessential pampering essentials!

    Abby Talks

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    1. They definitely make it a bit more special don't they! Xx

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  10. I need that Origins Drink Up mask! I loved this post, your blog is beautiful!

    Chloe
    chloexo2015.blogspot.com

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  11. Need these in my life right now!!! Oh how I need to pamper up! Great post! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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    1. You feel so good after a pamper don't you! Xx

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  12. This is a great round-up! Thanks for the review!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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  13. I'm not a bath person but still love my pampering sessions with face masks and manicure/pedicure!
    I can imagine your annoyance when you came back home to broken boiler! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. It was a nightmare! Definitely not the welcome home I wanted! Xx

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  14. Have been wanting to try the origin masks. The overnight mask sounds really good. Love your routine !
    -Karishma | Your Beauty Journal

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  15. I had no idea that Burt's Bees has a Coconut Foot Cream, I love anything coconut so I'm going to buy it! And like Dagmara, I too am not a bath person, I much prefer shower but I can't imagine showing in a cold water! Glad that you got the boiler issue fixed, still it must have been so annoying.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. So annoying, makes you appreciate hot water! Xx

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  16. So many products I want to try from this list of yours :) the Origins masks, the foot cream, the Grown Alchemist hand cream...they all sound amazing! xxx

    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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  17. I'm such a big fan of the Origins masks, they really are amazing and perfect for a pamper xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  18. I am kind of obsessed with coconut oil and usually make a lot of home made products using it so glad to hear Burt's Bees sells a coconut Foot Cream.
    Beautetude

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  19. Amazing products...Liked it :)
    tipsoye.com posted : http://tipsoye.com/different-levels-of-makeup-know-makeup-type/

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  20. I love having a nice pamper evening to relax! Those masks sounds lovely and I need to check them out :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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  21. I agree 100% - a lush bathbomb is the ultimate treat and not expensive either! x

    |Georgia Megan|

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  22. Ooooo,these sound wonderful!!! ;)
    ~Katie@ cheeseandsparkles.blogspot.com

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  23. I think I'm definitely due a pamper day, especially because I've been ill this past week or so! I seriously need to have a nice bath with a face mask!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  24. That's so annoying about your boiler, I hate when that happens! XX

    The Fashion Road
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  25. Everyone always raves about Origins masks but I've still never tried them out, I'll have to once my current pot runs out. Nothing beats a Lush bathbomb and some Soap & Glory though! xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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  26. Origins Clear Improvement is one of my favorites, too! I've been using it for years, it's so good! Love that it comes in a tube.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Me to! I really love Origins range of masks! Xx

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  27. Bath products are a must for pampering! I don't have a bath haha, but all the other products should be great for me as well! I'd love to try some Origins products.

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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    1. They are perfect for temperamental skin! Xx

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  28. Bathing products are on top of my pampering essentials. I really want to get some Lush bath bombs.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  29. everyone always talks about soap and glory products i really want to give them a try !!

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  30. I haven't had a bath in months now and I probably won't indulge in one until the weather gets a bit chilly. But this post has definitely made me look forward to one and will be sure to visit Lush when I do x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I take way more in winter than summer, can't wait for chilly nights now! Xx

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  31. I love Origins! I've heard great things about their eye creams and serums too!

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    1. I think I've only really tried their masks, should definitely try some more as I love them so much! Xx

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  32. I haven't tried Pulp Friction, but I love all the other Soap and Glory scrubs, sorry about your boiler! That must have been the last thing you wanted to return to after your holiday, glad it's all fixed now! Xx

    AlLittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Me too haha! Pulp Friction is the best I am obsessed! Xx

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  33. I love the overnight mask. It's my favorite thing in my beauty kit right now. My only complaint is the packaging kinda sucks. I would be much better in a container, not the tube.
    :)Diana | http://www.dianavilic.com/

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    1. I don't actually mind the packaging! The mask is amazing though! Xx

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  34. Great essentials, I'll have to add some of these to my wishlist!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  35. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    irenethayer.com

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  36. A few bits from Soap and Glory and one of the Origins face masks are pretty much always in my pamper lineup too :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  37. Such a cute post, and you're so right, lush bath bombs are the ultimate pamper night treat xx
    http://christbelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. The Origins overnight mask is probs my favourite product ever!! xx
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. Everyone seems to love it don't they! Xx

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  39. I love the smell of Righteous Butter, I've repurchased so many times! And the Grown Alchemist hand cream is a new fave too, thanks for sharing!

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

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    1. Both smell amazing don't they! I'm almost finished the hand cream now :( xx

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  40. I adore Lush too, and I also have some left over products from Christmas. Too cute to use, right? I'd love to try the Soap And Glory scrub as I haven't heard of this one before. Thanks for sharing xx

    FloralsAndCoralsx // Our Blog xx

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    1. I do t know what I'm saving them for haha! Hope you try the scrub, it's amazing! Xx

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  41. I definitely need to invest in some more Origins products but they always seem quite expensive!

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    1. I know what you mean! See if they have any sets, they usually work out cheaper and you get to try a few products instead of committing to one! Xx

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  42. I love burts bees so definitely want to get my hands on some of that foot cream!

    Charlotte x

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  43. Those origins masks sound right up my street!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

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  44. I must try the S&G scrub. I'm alway in the market for something that removes my tan! I'm huge fan of both the origins mask. And virgin snow is one of faves :) xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. It is the absolute best at removing tan! Xx

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  45. Origins is one of my favorite skincare brands :) Thanks for sharing!
    www.madisontaylor.co

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  46. Love Soap & Glorys scrubs, they always smell amazing. I've only just started fake tanning, maybe I should start using my scrubs more often! Everyone always raves about Origins products, I really need to try them out xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. I would be nowhere without scrubs haha, those and exfoliating gloves! Love the All the Origins products I've tried! Xx

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  47. The Origins drink up intensive is definitely a pamper essential for me too! I really like the Nuxe lip cream too, it feels like a really intensive treatment. Aww cold showers are the worst, I once put it on cold by accident and it was so bad I almost screamed haha :)

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  48. A few bombs will contain things like characteristic petals and blooms and these will skim around the shower once shower bombs have broken up in the water.
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