Sunday, 12 February 2017

Winter Pamper Routine

There's just something about winter and a good pamper that goes well together isn't there? I definitely indulge in a pamper night more often in winter than in summer and because it's cold outside it feels so perfect. This has actually become pretty much a Sunday evening ritual for me unless I'm at work (in which case I'll just do it another night instead!). I am trying to make a conscious effort to take more time for myself this year and not feel guilty about it so I've really been enjoying my Sunday evening routine and thought I'd share it.


First things first, I tend to start the evening by painting my nails because having brand new nail polish on to start the week just makes me feel a bit more put together and like I'm nailing life (HA I just had to say that sorry). One of my favourites at the moment is this Jack Wills nail colour, which doesn't have a name because it came in a little Christmas gift set, but it's such a lovely deep burgundy and I can't believe I didn't actually own a similar shade before this because I love it. This picture is in my bathroom for aesthetic reasons, but I would usually paint my nails in front of the telly and let them dry properly while I'm watching something (let's face it, probably trashy) before I carry on with the rest of my routine. 



I'll usually already have taken my makeup off at this point if I've been wearing any so I'll go straight in with the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm which I got in the M&S beauty advent calendar and just adore. I'm nearly running out now but the small size has lasted nearly three months so I think it's probably a solid investment to order the normal size to replace it! I don't know if it's just a coincidence but my skin is the best it's been in a long time since using this. It also smells divine and I know that's not the point of skincare but it helps right?

You can't have a pamper night without a face mask and my favourite at the moment is Rosy Cheeks by Lush and it's the perfect one for a pamper because it smells so lovely and calming, it feels nice and gentle and I basically just want to wear it all the time. I actually make Nick smell my face every time I'm using this (lucky guy) because it just smells so nice I want to share it with everyone LOL. I'm actually not usually one for using the fresh face masks from Lush because I find I never use them up before their use by date, but I got this one free because I had five empty tubs (best thing ever) and I actually used this one in time because I just wanted to use it so often!





While my face mask is drying I'll run myself a bath because what pamper night is complete without one of those?! I use something different in my bath every time I have one, but one of my all time favourites is the Lush Furze Bath Melt. It looks so cute and makes your bath water the prettiest, smells absolutely amazing and makes your skin feel so soft afterwards. If I'm using a bath melt or bath bomb I'll usually add some bubbles too because I actually can't have a bath without bubbles. The only time I ever exfoliate is in the bath because is it just me or is it kind of an awkward thing to do in the shower? It's also pretty relaxing and my scrub of choice at the moment is the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush, which is lovely and gentle and I basically want to eat it because it smells so good and sugary. 


If I'm really indulging I'll double up on my face masks and use this moisturising Aloe one from The Body Shop. This is actually one that doesn't smell amazing or of anything in particular actually, but it just sinks into your skin and leaves it feeling so hydrated so it's a lovely one to use at the end of a pamper because you can just leave it on and tootle off to read a book/check your phone because you've got Instagram withdrawal symptoms (guilty). 

And that is my winter pamper routine. If you fancy seeing it all again I've done a winter pamper routine video on my YouTube channel if you want to hop on over there for a repeat! What do you use in your pamper routine?

Amy x
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  1. Sunday pamper routines are something I need to get back into although I did have a pamper afternoon on Friday! That nail polish is a great colour; I wanted that set for Christmas but couldn't find it! Loving the pun too! Having some time to yourself is so important and what's more fun than a pamper night?!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw that's a shame, I'm sure it'll be out again next Christmas! xx

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  2. Pamper routines are my favourite and it was really lovely reading about yours! Thanks for sharing what products you use lovely. πŸŒΈπŸ’—✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
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    1. They're so lovely, so glad you enjoyed reading the post! xx

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  3. That bath melt looks absolutely incredible, I love how beautiful it made your bath water look! That's definitely something I need to try out! I'm a big fan of the nail varnish colour you picked out too! I've never tried Jack Wills' nail polishes but you've tempted me! My pamper routine always involves a bath as well, and pampering my feet a bit as they're always an area that just gets missed! Thanks so much for sharing your routine with us!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Ah I always miss out my feet, especially in winter, oops! The bath melt is so lovely, gutted they don't see it in my local Lush so I have to stock up whenever I find one that does it! xx

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  4. I've never tried the Jack Wills nail varnish but i would love too and the shade you have is so beautiful! I also really love rosy cheeks from lush it's one of my favourites

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    1. Glad you like Rosy Cheeks too, I've only tried it recently and I'm hooked! xx

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  5. I love watching or reading routine posts. I've never tried Jack Wills nail polishes but that colour is sooo pretty. Also a huuuge fan of the Soap & Glory scrub.
    xxx
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    1. Yeah I love to nosy at other people's routines! Thank you for reading xx

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  6. The sugar crush scrub is one of my absolute faves for exfoliating! Your pamper routine sounds so good x

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    1. It's so good isn't it, plus it smells amazing! xx

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  7. I love reading about other peoples pamper routines because it just instantly soothes me. And the sugar scrub but soap and glory is so yummy, good choice ;)

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    1. Even reading about my own soothes me! Thank you for reading :) xx

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  8. That Rosy Cheeks for the bath made it look amazing! It's unlike anything I've seen so far. This was a lovely read for your pamper routine. I'm terrible and need to get back into mine.

    Single Vegas Girl
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    1. It is so lovely, you should definitely make time for yourself to have a pamper :) xx

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  9. Pamper nights are my fav, face masks are a must, I haven't tried Lush ones yet but I really need to!
    Thanks for sharing! xox

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    1. They do some really lovely ones - I also love Cup o' Coffee and Mask of Magnaminty :) xx

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  10. What a great pamper routine! I really like the sound of the Body Shop mask!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. It's so lovely and moisturising! Thanks Rosanna :) xx

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  11. That bath bomb looks so pretty and luxurious! I love having pamper nights with a nice shower and mask while watching a film :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. It's one of those that you don't really want to use because it looks so pretty haha! xx

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  12. Your pamper night sounds so lovely. I really like that burgundy nail polish! I didn't know you had a YouTube channel, I'm totally checking it out now! :)

    www.makeupisdelish.com

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    1. Aw thank you and thank you for checking out my YouTube :) xx

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  13. I had no idea Jack Wills did nail varnish but I love the colour. It's so nice hibernating and having a pamper session this time of year. I love Soap & Glory and Lush products and they're staples for my pamper routine too.
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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    1. It's the best during winter isn't it? They're definitely staples of mine too xx

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  14. I love this! I usually have a pamper night on a Friday night once I've put Emma to sleep. I love soap and glory. I really want to pick up some new bath bombs!

    Tania. || www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com
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    1. Ah that sounds nice - yeah I've run out now so need to pick up some new ones! xx

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  15. Pamper nights are a must! Love that nail polish color, Amy xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. Thank you, it's one of my favourites at the moment! xx

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  16. YES to that nail colour!! So perfect for this time of year. Also, you can't beat Sugar crush can you (apart from the glass of wine, that beats everything) Ha!

    Elle
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    1. Haha YES the glass of wine definitely beats everything! xx

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  17. Yes yes yes! That photo in the bath looks so relaxing omg, and that bath bomb looks amazing!! And oooooh that nail colour <3 <3

    Amy;
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    1. Yesss so relaxing, nothing better than a good pamper at this time of year :) xx

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  18. Rosy Cheeks sounds like such a gorgeous product, as does the Aloe Restoring Mask! I hope you had a fabulous pampering session babe, I'm definitely long overdue one of those myself!

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Yes you should definitely make time for one my lovely, so relaxing! xx

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  19. Oh wow that bath melt looks so gorgeous! Also love the look of the Rosy Cheeks too. You have a lovely routine.

    Gemma x
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    1. They're both such lovely products, I love lush! Xx

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  20. Yay, you use a lot of my fave products! I love a pamper, is there even a thing of having them too much?! Nope, didn't think so! xD Love the nails too! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. Ah glad we like the same things, you have good taste! Haha xx

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  21. I like Lush very much and I am eager to try Rosy Cheeks! Also, a sugar scrub seems to be very nice and we all need some pampering, from time to time, to recover sanity :) I like Jack Wills very much, it's a nail polish with great quality! Loved that color! Hope you have a very nice week!
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    1. I love Lush too! Thanks Denise, hope you have a good week too! xx

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  22. I love having a good pamper session on a Sunday!! It's so nice to start the week feeling your best. I actually cracked out the fake tan this week to try and give my skin a little pick me up.

    BeauTeagenes xxxxx
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    1. Yes that's exactly why I do it! I might have to start doing that soon! xx

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  23. Is it bad that my ideal pamper routine includes fish and chips?

    Corinne x
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    1. Haha not at all, that's actually the best! xx

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  24. That nail colour is one of my favourites..... I either got super dark or super light, no in between !!!!

    Megan
    Denton & Lou 

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    1. I'm the same actually - this one is so nice! xx

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  25. I love a good pamper night! I got that cleansing balm in the M&S calendar too but I haven't tried it yet, I'm so excited to after reading this x

    Sick Chick Chic

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    1. Ohh yeah you definitely should try it, it's so good! xx

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  26. Ah love, love, love this post - it's so lovely and I really enjoy seeing what products people use at different times of the year! I tend to opt for hydrating products in the winter to give skin that extra boost!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Yeah same, that's why the aloe mask is such a staple :) xx

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  27. Great post Amy, loved your pamper routine video too. I love all the products you've used. Really want to try the Lush face masks but worried my other half will put it on toast if I keep it in the fridge! xxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. Thank you Lucy, haha I'm almost waiting for mine to do that! xx

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  28. I love pamper nights, I usually do them every Friday! A hot bath, a glass of wine, candles and a face mask are all I need! x

    Yiota
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    1. Sounds absolutely perfect to me, maybe I'll start doing them on Fridays as well ahah! xx

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  29. I love having a pamper night, especially with the Soap & Glory body scrubs :)

    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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    1. They're so good aren't they, not sure which one is my favourite! xx

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  30. It looks like you've got pamper nights down to a fine art! That nail polish is gorgeous!

    Lxoxo
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    1. I do indeed haha! Yeah I love it :) xx

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  31. this body scrub is cool
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