I'm sure we're probably all in the same boat right now and that boat is named 'stressed out to the max'. Gone are the days when deciding which Christmas film to watch next was the most strenuous task in December, and now it's countless shopping trips, planning meals, hand-aching card writing sessions and the never ending task of wrapping presents (which is still on my to-do list for tonight, yikes!). I think it's fair to say that we could all do with a little pamper time, and what better night to save it for than Christmas Eve.
For me, a bath means instant relaxation, and I've been holding onto a little bar of The Comforter from Lush with the intention of using it tonight, hence it's slightly lacklustre appearance.. Sweet, fruity and warm, but uplifting at the same time it's the perfect one to leave you refreshed and calm and also teams up nicely with Rose Jam Shower Gel, one of this year's limited Christmas editions.
Masks all around is usually the way I like to go for a serious pamper session, so it's REN's Glycolatcic Radiance Renewal Mask for the face (again another sample size I've been hoarding for just such an occasion) which exfoliates with a combination of gentle acids to blast away dull looking skin and Bumble & Bumble's Deep Treatment to re-hydrate my over-styled, dry Winter hair. All the bonus points to this one for smelling like sugary bananas and leaving my locks super smooth after every use.
Finishing touches include a good helping of Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate*, an overnight miracle worker that's only recently been added to my routine but one I can sense is never going to be leaving. A few drops before moisturiser is all you need to wake up on the big day with bright, glowing skin. There's also nothing like winding down in some festive pyjamas with your favourite Christmas flick - The Holiday will always be the one for me, an entire Terry's Chocolate Orange for one (because calories don't count around this time of year, of course) and getting yourself Christmas Day ready with a manicure. Essie's Winter Collection Miniatures are doing it for me at the moment, and I think the sparkle silver 'Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low' is going to be the one tonight!
Will you be indulging in a Christmas Eve pamper?
* Gifted PR Sample