Wednesday, 9 April 2014

How To: Stay Sane During Revision || Pamper Evening For One

Hey Guys!

If you're a student, the Easter Holidays doesn't just mean eating chocolate and watching films (although I try my hardest to only do that). Any form of time off as Exam season approaches equals revision, and with revision comes the need to relax, so I thought I'd share with you what I like to do maybe once or twice during the holidays just to relax and have a pamper, girly night in. 

So first thing's first, take off all of the day's makeup, cleanse and tone, and get into your comfiest pyjamas, and maybe a pair of fluffy socks if you want to go all out!

I then start with my nails, and I just use a nail file and clippers (the ones shown above are just from Avon), and I just file and shape my nails, sometimes adding nail varnish or nourishment varnishes with cuticle cream, but just generally taking care to look after your nails.

Then I apply my favourite Lip Balm and this is The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm in the flavour Pomegranate, but any lip balm will do, just to moisturise the lips whilst you pamper yourself. 

Also use some moisturising face creams, for example recently I've been loving my little sample of Benefit's It's Potent Eye Cream, as it smells really fresh. Using face moisturiser and maybe body butter is also really nice, especially as summer is coming up up you want really soft, smooth skin.

Then for maybe one of the most important parts of any pamper night or relaxing session is to have a face mask. Here I've got the Superdrug De-Stressing Mud Mask and the Superdrug Detoxifying Dead Sea Mineral Mask, and just apply that and maybe do your nails or something while you wait for it to dry. This is probably the step where you actually relax the most as you have to actually stop and just let the face mask do it's thing. 

And lastly, go on a cupboard hunt for chocolate, choose a girly film, light some candles, and cosy up in bed! I've got my Yankee Candle in the scent Beach Flowers, and just a regular tea light. At the moment I've been working my way through the 'Teen Spirit' list of films on the Sky Movies website, but any good, girly or soppy love film will do. And hopefully with all of these you can take an evening to relax and forget about revision for a few hours!