10 ways to prep up this Valentine's Day
Happy valentine's Day t y' all! who's excited? who's not? i've got mixed feeling's abut it to talk about it... but I'm all about having an excuse to celebrate. Valentine's Day is not just a couple's day. If you're not a big fan of V-Day, I outlined 5 steps to making this day a happy one- no matter your status- so be sure to check that out. In that post, i touched on the importance of self love and pampering yourself - important year round but especially a day dedicated to love and loving yourself. I seriously got so excited writing that step out because I'm all about this current trend of self-love/ care and focusing on yourself.
1. GET A MANI/PEDI
Nota super original idea though, but how often do you treat yourself to full mani pedi sesh? If it's not then often, call your nail salon and book it .... right away. If you're in need a little color insp, I'm a huge fan of this neutral OPI color and this pink is perfection for spring - bring your color to the salon so you can clean up chips on your own.
2. GET A BLOWOUT
In the same vein as heading to get your nails done, head to a local blowdry bar and let the hair magicians work their magic. There's really nothing better than someone wash your hair and give you a head massage, oh my god and then take time to make your hair look amazingly beautiful. For me that means I don't have to actually do my own hair for like a week major dry shapoo fan y'all, and that's such a nice gift to myself. also, they usually serve champagne at blow dry places so....
3. TAKE A NAP!
For all your working mamas oor just tired females in general, take an extra long nap. Nothing feels better and sleep is more precious. especially when it's during the day. If it's bright outside wear a little eye mask, turn of your phone and you'll be asleep in no time.
Are y'all on the dry brush train yet? It started as a wellness trend but I'm seeing it everywhere now. Dry brushing is basically a practice of firmly massaging your body with a dry brush in circular patterns moving towards your heart. It helps with cellulite, detoxification, stimulating lymph nodes, digestion, and plus it's super good for removing dead cells. Do this before heading into your shower or bath and your skin will feel so lux. Please make your shower extra relaxing with a shower melt holy spa vibes.
5. TREAT YOURSELF TO A BUBBLE BATH
This is one of my most favourite ways to decompress and i hardly do it often enough. If you're a bath fan, a real treat is to skip the shower and draw yourself a little bath. Get some bubbly champagne and actual bubbles- this lavender one is ahhhmazing, play spa music or something relaxing, and just chill. I'm also a big fan of using some sort of bath tray to keep my drinks, a book, a yummy candle, whatever- it just adds to the pampering feels.
6. DANCE CLASS+GREEN JUICE
Workout sounds great! but along with that this detox greens never goes well. But just for once think about all the good that comes with both. It's the time to focus on your body and health You'll have endomorphins from the workout and if you bring a few friends along, you're guaranteed to have a blast/ laughs in the class. Follow it up with a big green juice or a healthy meal and pamper yourself in the form of your health! This is such a good idea if you've been travelling or just feeling blah lately.
7. GET YOUR MAKEUP DONE
Grab your mom or a girlfriend and head to the makeup counter. Let a professional give you a full makeup makeover, maybe grab a few new products that you love, then head out to dinner or somewhere fun. Much like a blow dry, having someone else do thus mundane beauty step is a serious present to yourself.
8. TRY A BEAUTY FACIAL OR A MASSAGE
Another one of my hot time favourites! pamper yourself with a full body spa the entire day or at the least a facial or a massage. especially if you've been stressed lately. nowadays many spa's and salon's are offering the door to door service. At least, throw on a face mask preferably a glowing one or a hydrating one.
9. EAT YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL AT YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT
Do you have a certain restaurant that you absolutely love or a meal you dream about? Go get it! Pampering yourself does'nt end with beauty, it involves spoiling yourself and indulging in general! Forget about the calories or whatever is holding you back from getting your favourite meal and just go especially if you've been focused on being healthy recently.
10. DOING NOTHING IS FREAKINGLY AMAZING
hey hey dont get me worng , everything on this list sounds so freakin' amazing but sometimes we just need to do nothing. sit in out couch with endless reality TV shos or a book, whatever you don't get to do enough of no judgement. Forget your-to-do-list or what you should be doing and just veg out. And enjoy it.
hope you all are already in a way feeling realxed and pampered reading this ... now it's time to get this into REALITY gals ...TIME TO GET SET GOOO..