Friday nights are all about staying in and pampering myself ready for the weekend ahead. It is my ritual to indulge in a mask or two and have an overnight treatment to make sure my skin is looking it’s best.
Pamper time is all about feeling good on the outside and inside. The best way to make yourself feel good inside? Always have a positive outlook on life and be in control! I can ensure you will be much happier by doing this.
Another area where I can help, is by ensuring you look great on the outside too and my top 5 Friday night picks are going to make you feel amazing and basically leave you glowing! Now who doesn’t want that?
Beauty is skin deep and if you’re skin isn’t feeling it’s best, makeup can be quite troublesome when being applied. For me, skincare is so important because my face is the canvas for a smooth finish.
Shills Hya-Dermis Bee Venom Mask
*Not suitable if you are allergic to bee stings
Now, I know what you’re thinking – Bee Venom?! Yes, you did read that correctly. This mask comes from Taiwan and it’s very popular for many reasons. It is designed to combat the anti ageing process and strengthen the skin. The key ingredient being bee venom lifts the skin, improves the moisture makes skin look and feel younger. The main ingredient, Bee Venom really plumps and firms the skin. Additional active ingredients include seaweed extract, Honey extract, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid. The mask gets to work within 20 minutes to reveal younger looking skin. I was sceptical at first, but now that I’ve tried it, I love it!
Jamela 24kt Gold Under Eye Mask
For ultimate in luxury, these are a must have! If like me, you have many a late night, these eye masks will combat tired, dark circles and really lift away those puffy eyes. Active ingredients include Rose, Irish Moss, Rose Otto and Licorice Extract which really awake the sense and give an uplifted feeling. Under eyes are so sensitive and they must be taken care of! I love to use these simply to relax and unwind. The cooling effect really helps to bring the puffiness in my eyes down. As well as pampering, these make the perfect travel companion too. This is already a must have staple for me! This gets to within 30 minutes and you can really see the difference after.
Strawberry Pucker Up Lip Mask
Now that we’ve covered the face and the eyes, we must do lips! My poor lips are subjected to so much colour all week long and come Friday I just want them to breathe! Obvs exfoliating is a must, but in the same way a sheet mask works, a lip mask works for the lips. They deserve just as much TLC if not more. I picked these up in TK Maxx and they are fully loaded with serum! They made my lips soft as anything! They claim to exfoliate, but they softened them loads. Oh and they smell god too, that’s always a bonus. Active ingredients include strawberry, fruit, raspberry and grapefruit extract. The shea butter and evening primrose oil really nourish and add that extra bit of smoothness.
Pixi Rose Oil Blend
A leave in overnight treatment always works best at the end of a long week I find. The Pixi Rose Oil Blend basically just gives me life again!! I am obsessed with their whole skincare range at the moment and since I recently discovered this rose oil, I was in heaven! Firstly, it smells amazing, and secondly I am just glowing the next day. Ingredients include 10% glycolic acid and arginine which works to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Vitamin rich ingredients include cucumber, aloe vera and vitamins A, C and E. Boasting an attractive ingredient list this highly concentrated oil has a gel like consistency which works overnight to remove any dead skin cells to reveal healthy glowing skin. I use anywhere between 3-4 generous drops for the full effect. I use this before applying my makeup as well as at the end of a night. Especially after a double cleanse!
Renunail Nail Strengthener
Now we can’t forget about nails! Once the face is complete, it’s time to move on to the hands! This is a nail strengthener which can be used on bare nails or under polish. This works to promote healthier and stronger nails and if like me, you wear acrylics from time to time, give your nails a break! This will help restore any damage caused by them as well as eliminating peeling, chipping and any flaking. The active ingredient calcium works to give you healthier nails and it also doubles up as a top coat or base coat.
This works by applying two coats onto clean nails (no polish) You must avoid the cuticle area at all times and then apply one coat daily for 5 days. On the seventh day, this must be removed with nail polish remover and the process must be repeated 3 times. Be warned – you will need to leave your nails bare for this, so a total break from polish is needed!
This is how I love to pamper myself on a Friday night. What’s your favourite ritual?
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