Tuesday, 1 November 2016

My Skin Pampering Routine

Something I've been enjoying more and more recently is having a good ol' pamper and Sunday is my day for pampering (unless I'm at work and then that just ruins everything). Sunday night is the night I have a nice long soak in the bath, double up on face masks and just make myself feel a bit sassier than I actually am. 

Face 



As I mentioned, I tend to double up on face masks when I'm having a proper pamper and recently I've been using the Facetox* mask, which is a clay powder that you mix with rose water to create a clay mask. Because you have to make up the mask yourself it really feels like you're having a pamper and I've actually found that the sachets have enough in them for two masks so I only use half and save the rest. The mask itself smells amazing (although if you don't like the smell of rose it's not for you) and it just leaves my skin feeling SO soft afterwards. To follow that I slather on some of the Aloe Protective Restoring Mask from The Body Shop, which I won't blab on about because I wrote a full ode post to it here. Once that's all sunk in and usually just before I go to bed I like to apply some of the Botanics Facial Oil, which smells so nice and relaxing and feels lovely if you take a bit of time to massage it into your skin.

Hands 


Sunday night is usually when I repaint my nails for the week so I like to make sure my hands are as nice looking as they can be when you're blessed with stubby fingers and thumbs that resemble big toes. I've already written a post about the Lush Salted Coconut Hand Scrub (here) which makes my hands so amazingly soft and that with the Lush Helping Hands Hand Cream just makes the perfect duo. As well as making my hands smoothy smooth they're also really enjoyable and relaxing to use.

Body 


I do make an effort to not neglect my body during the colder months and I am in a good habit of moisturising every day. I tend to only exfoliate once a week (although I'm not sure how often you're supposed to do it so for all I know that could be right) and I do so in the bath because it's just more comfortable and warmer than hopping about on one leg in the shower attempting to do it. For exfoliating I don't think anything can beat Soap & Glory products - they just leave your skin feeling so soft. I absolutely adore the Extracts range by Boots for moisturising because all of the scents are just so dreamy and they're super moisturising. They remind me of The Body Shop body butters, but they're cheaper so I feel like I'm winning.

Do you have any recommendations of products I should add to my pamper routine?

Amy x

*Masks were kindly sent to me by @facetoxuk but all views are my own.
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  1. I love nothing more than a good pamper session, there's nothing else that makes me feel so relaxed, refreshed and well, 'me'! P.s that Lush Salted Coconut hand scrub looks/sounds DIVINE!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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    1. It really is divine! I love a good pamper and it's such a good Sunday treat! xx

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  2. You've made me want to have a massive pamper (and Boots shopping spree) now! I'll have to give the Extracts range a go, you've sold them to me! x

    Always, Alice

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    1. Ah good, you should have a massive pamper it's always a good thing :) It is really good and so affordable too! xx

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  3. That body butter sounds so lovely and hydrating! The masks also sound AMAZING! I love anything with rose water. Have a nice day!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. The rose water really makes it so lovely! And the body butter is one of my faves :) xx

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  4. I would love to try all of these products, especially Lush hand cream! I've been getting more and more into their products (I'm the last one obviously, but they were always way too pricey for me in the past) and I just adore how great they feel on my skin! xx

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    1. It took me a while to get into them too because they are pricey, but the hand cream lasts absolutely ages so it is worth it! xx

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  5. Those face masks all sound amazing, girlie! I, too, to try to have a spa like day once a week, though it can be a challenge, haha; I try! I have to be honest and say that I tend to forget about my hands, I need to start using scrubs on them, too! Thanks so much for sharing the products you love and use with us and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. It's hard when you're busy isn't it but I always try and make time to fit one in! Hope you have a lovely week too :) xx

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  6. Love love love! There's nothing better than some pampering when the weather's getting dry!! The masks sound really good x

    www.wildfirecharm.com

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    1. I really love a pamper anytime of year but especially when it's getting cold and dark like it is now! xx

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  7. Oohh I love the sound of that hand scrub! xx

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    1. It's really lovely stuff, would definitely recommend it :) xx

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  8. Amazing post! I love pampering on Sundays especially when the weather's getting dry!

    Bella x
    https://bellasfashionjournal.com

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    1. It's such a nice treat on a dark cold Sunday isn't it? Thank you :) xx

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    1. It really is a lovely range of body butters - would definitely recommend :) xx

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  10. I'm always neglecting my body over winter. It's the worst habit!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I used to but managed to get out of that habit since I've started having the heating on more haha - it's the cold mornings I hate! xx

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  11. I love having pamper sessions to treat myself! Those masks sound lovely :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. They are - pamper sessions literally make my week haha xx

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  12. such a nice selection of products!


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    1. Thank you so much, I love using them all! xx

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  13. Oooh, the face masks sound great! Beautiful pictures too!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thanks so much Rosanna, hope you've had a great day :) xx

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  14. I very much like the sound of your Sunday nights - I think I might move my pampering evening to them as well!! I can imagine how gorgeous the Brazil Nut body butter smells, by the way :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. It's such a nice treat before going back to work on a Monday! xx

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  15. I also like Sundays as pampering day, thought I use two other days of the week for that as well. Let's say all is part of the job, cause I do other things during the week that are not so glamorous :) I never heard of this Coconut hands scrub, it seems to be so good! I love Lush! Hope you have a very beautiful day!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Ah pamper nights are always good especially if you do less glamorous things I'm sure they're well deserved! xx

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  16. I've never tried soap and glory products before but from the looks of it, I have to try them when I get the chance.

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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    1. They're so nice, you should definitely try some :) xx

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  17. Yes to a Sunday pamper! Those masks sound so cool, I love that you get to mix them yourself :) & I find rose itself so calming on the skin as well as the scent :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. Rose is lovely on the skin! Love my Sunday pampers! xx

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  18. I'll have to try those boots body butters because I love the Body Shop's!Xx

    LUCY | lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. If you love the Body Shop ones you should definitely try them :) xx

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  19. I need to invest in the Salted Coconut hand scrub! My hands have been unusually dry this season. Great post!
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    1. Thank you - I'd definitely recommend it for dry hands, it's great :) xx

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  20. Bath & body products are totally my jam! Love your routine! x

    www.aimeroseblog.com

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    1. Thank you - i love a good body butter, it's the simple things! Xx

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  21. Girl you have made me desperately crave a friday night pamper! The salted coconut scrub sounds good enough to eat <3

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Do it! Honestly it smells good enough to eat, not sure it would taste so good though haha xx

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