I have been on a little bit of a mission lately, to try and recreate the spa feeling at home.
I don't know about any one else but I have not really had any spare pennies to indulge in treatments when ever I have been feeling a bit stressed, which has been quite often of late.
I did a review on a facial I had and loved at my local beauty shop but not only is it nice to keep these things for a really special treat it is hard to afford the upkeep of one or two a month.
This is where a little box of tricks comes in to it.
The normal check list of recreating a spa like feel at home starts with nice smelling candles,
Then followed by bubble bath, may be a face mask and some relaxing music.
This is all great but after I have done all this I start to feel a bit bored and start with the ordinary mundane thing of getting washed, I am really odd in the fact that I can't just get out of a bubble bath without a good scrub first.
The thing is this can be relaxing too!
Starting at the top with a face massage, grab a cream cleanser. My favourite is Liz Earle cleanse and polish.
Massage in slow motion around your face paying attention to your forehead where all the stress builds up. Not only is this relaxing and almost sends me to sleep but because of the steam and taking the cleanser off with the muslin cloth it is a really good deep facial.
If you have not tried Liz Earle before why not get the Essentials Try me kit?
For £22.25 which is less than what you would pay for a facial you get
30 ml of the Cleanse and polish, I would say this will do at least 6 facials
50 ml of the instant boost skin tonic, This can be used two ways, While enjoying a soak put two cotton wool pads with this tonic on over your eyes to soothe and de-puff and it smells great too. You also use it as a toner at the end of your spa time just to freshen and soothe the skin.
In this little green bag you get a choice of moisturiser too, either normal/comb or dry/sensitive
The moisturiser will last ages and it makes doing a home facial very economical.
If you are any thing like me you will also have a stock of the full sizes too, who said you can't have a spa day every day?
I will be buying one of these kits to tuck into my over night bag when I get married as after a long day I think I will need all the help I can get to look normal the day after lol
Next time I will be trying a good old body scub and body wash, can some thing so normal have a spa feeling?
Spa pic at top credited to ambientmusicgarden.com
The Liz Earle photo was taken with my own fair hands
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