Love is in the air…
I’ve already uploaded my Valentine’s Day gift guide so I hope you got some inspiration from that for a romance filled spending spree. Single or taken I feel that Valentine’s always calls for a pamper session, perhaps date night is on the cards or a low key cocktail session with the girl gang… either or, it’s a great excuse for a spruce up.
Throw back to Christmas, I was kindly gifted a few Elemis products from my mama including this bottle of sweetness; Frangipani Monoi Body Oil. This exotic hair, nail and body oil is my go to pamper product right now, it’s the ultimate indulgence. When I’m craving some much needed ‘me time’ I always grab this along with a glass of wine, light some candles and sink into the tub ready to fully embrace de-stress mode. Firstly, no surprise here, the oil smells absolutely divine, the sweet scented frangipani and creamy coconut oil fill the bathroom with spa like vapours. The general idea is to apply this oil to warm skin after a good soak, leaving it feeling incredibly soft and moisturised and for an extra treat massage into hair and wrap in a towel for 15 minutes, shampoo and rinse. I have tried body oils in the past and have found them to be just a tad too oily and leave an uncomfortable residue but this one is nothing like that at all, it sinks into the skin like a dream and all it leaves is a gorgeous scent. It’s an ideal treat to do before bedtime, absolutely perfect for unwinding the mind as well as the body.
I always try to make time for a girly pamper, it’s important to reward yourself with time alone and something like a hot bath is just the treat you need.. especially after a hard working week. To me, relaxing just calls for the comfort of a dressing gown, when the weekend hits I just want to fly through the front door, kick off the heels, unping the bra and settle down on the sofa. Introducing an oil into the pamper process is something I have been thoroughly enjoying, it’s these small discoveries that pop a smile on the face. We should take more time aside for ourselves, try something new and frankly why not just spoil yourself now and then.
What’s your pamper product of the moment?
It's Emma over email but Ems face-to-face. By title, I'm a writer, photographer, creative, freelance marketer and more importantly rosé drinker. I'm also a daughter, sister, auntie, girlfriend and friend. I overshare and I swear. I have been dedicating my time to this space for four years. Lifestyle topics are my specialty, with a dose of daily fashion thrown in for good measure.