This month’s favourites we’re all about everything pamper! From skincare and cosy fits to must-have homeware pieces, we’ve got our favourites to get you all relaxed and pampered, just in time for Valentine’s Day…
There is nothing I love more than having a pamper night; lighting a candle, putting on a face mask, reading a book and eating my favourite chocolate! My go-to scent is the Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Home Scented Candle, which may be £49, but it’s a huge candle and it lasts forever!!! This candle brings life to the mood that is intimate and comforting, perfect for this month. What’s not to love?
Over lockdown 3.0, I’ve been inspired to get into the routine of having multiple ‘Pamper Nights’ a week, which is now the equivalent and as exciting as a standard night out! I love using the Monuskin’s Warming Aromatic Facial Mask twice a week, which is featured in Cohorted’s February Beauty Box. It contains natural clay, camomile, camphor and more beneficial ingredients. Not only does it refresh and revitalise your skin, but it’s great to get into the habit of looking after yourself and find some peace in this weird time. Also, as the facial mask contains lavender natural oil it has a ‘natural calming effect’ on us.
I love a good spa day, who doesn’t? and Aromatherapy Associates is the closest thing I can get to a spa day during this 3rd lockdown. This award-winning Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil is the perfect treat for an evening of self-care. By adding a few drops to the bath and body, the aromas of earthy Vetivert, soothing Camomile and comforting Sandalwood relaxes the mind and body helping to unwind before a goodnight’s sleep.
There’s nothing more comforting than a warm bubble bath, slathering on a luxury body moisturiser and slipping into a pair of silk pjs. After receiving two pairs of silk pyjamas for Christmas, it’s safe to say I have lived in these throughout the third national lockdown. They also double up as a zoom worthy outfit for those days where you can’t bring yourself to get dressed! A silk shirt on top looks like you’ve made effort for meetings, who needs to know what you’re wearing on your bottom half anyway? I’m currently lusting over the Never Fully Dressed GG Print set with matching sleep mask.
A calming candle lit bath cannot go a miss during my regular pamper nights. I’m usually a bubble bath lover more than a bath bomb, however, the OUAI Chill Pills have definitely changed my opinion. After using they always leave my skin feeling silky smooth and super hydrated. The light scent of Jasmine & Rose is heavenly and are the ultimate key to relaxation, it really is a spa in a jar!
As someone who has always struggled with dark under-eye circles, believe me when I say I have tried just about every eye patch on the market. However, these BeautifEYE patches from Pixi Beauty are by far my favourite and are a staple part of my pamper night routine. I instantly notice a difference in my dark circles and they leave my skin feeling completely refreshed and hydrated.
There’s one product that’s absolutely essential for a pamper night, to help level up your skin care routine. Face masks are refreshing and relaxing, while also offering huge benefits for the skin. My holy grail is the Lancôme Pure Empreinte Clay Mask, a purifying face mask targeted at those with oily or combination skin. As someone with acne prone, sensitive skin I have to be careful what I use on my face and have spent years perfecting my skin care routine. This mask, enriched with Kaolin, has been by my side for years, as something I use once a week to remove excess oils and dirt. It never leaves me with breakouts, only clear, soft skin.
Personally during my pamper nights I tend to focus on my skin and often forget about my hair needs, over lockdown I have created a habit of using a hair mask every other week ensuring it is a staple in my pamper routine! This Kerastase Nutritive Mask is perfect for my thick hair, providing intense nourishment leaving my hair feeling silky soft and taming the usual frizz. I sometimes use overnight if my hair is feeling dry to ensure extra nutrition and replenishment.
It’s been tough for everyone over the past year and everyone deserves a good ole’ pamper… I absolutely love the brand NEOM and heard so many good things about their oil diffusers. I knew I needed to get my hands on one and haven’t looked back since. The NEOM Essential Oil blends are 100% natural and 100% relaxing, turning any space into a safe haven for those pamper evenings.
Even though the Spa’s may be closed at the moment, that doesn’t mean we can’t all re-create a spa like pamper at home, after all I think we all bloody well deserve it! My Cult Favourite this month has to be my White Calvin Klein Bathrobe which is super soft & comfortable, essential when you spend 90% of your time at home. Pair with a hair mask and your latest lotions and potions (because let’s face it we all got restocked for Christmas) and everyday really does feel like a spa day.
One of my go-to products for the ultimate pamper night, is Herbivore’s Coco Rose Body Polish. This all-natural body polish both exfoliates and moisturises, leaving you with silky smooth skin. Along with its floral scent, this product is also suitable for all skin types making it the perfect body scrub to incorporate into your pamper routine.
For me, there is one essential product when it comes to a pamper night: The Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask. I find looking after my skin so important and this mask never seems to let me down. The Moon mask is very hydrating on the skin and leaves it feeling calm, silky and smooth. What more could a girl want? I find myself reaching for the mask after wearing face masks all day and my skin feels dry. It’s a staple mask and everyone needs one.