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After another really rough week, I thought it was really important to do kind of a detox. I needed to relax & feel better to get ready for next week, which promises to be an even tougher week. And I'm sure many of you are gearing up for a similar week, so with that in mind, I've compiled my favorite ways to pamper myself pretty :)
I think the most wonderful way to start relaxing is a nice bath. Candles, music, good smells, bubbles, the whole bit. However, I know many of you hate baths and prefer showers. I totally understand. But either way you go about it, I think the products you use are the key part to relaxing.
I just found these APOTHEKE:M goodies, one being a "Nourishing Body Cleanser" & the other, "Smoothing Body Scrub" both smell like coconut & jasmine and I am IN LOVE with the smell. I've only used these products once now, so I'll hold off on a real product review until I've used them more, but so far, I love them.
I also finally invested in a nice sponge-loofa & I'm kicking myself for not doing it before. I absolutely loved how soft & wonderful it is. It really did wonders with the body scrub, too.
So those are a couple goodies I used. But I still think even if you're taking a shower, you can dim the lights, have some candles & play music. The atmosphere is so perfect.
I got all of these products at Target, & this brand is pretty cheap & comes in a bunch of different options, depending on what kind of skin you have and what you're looking for.
Then I used my Whole Body tea tree oil on a few blemishes & finished off with Olay's moisturizer.
the lovely Jenna recommended to me. Mainly "Beyond the To-Do List" (which deals with successful professionals & their tips, practices & things like that. I LOVE this one.) & Seanwes Podcast (haven't listened to but one of these yet, but so far pretty good.)
I feel really inspired after exposure to other peoples' productivity & how they live their professional lives, hah. I know it's weird, but there it is. So I find it especially helpful when gearing up for a hard week. Gives me a sense of excitement about the week.
But I also have been listening to a lot of soothing sounds, like classical instrumentals, Enya & the likes. I just feel soothed after 30 minutes to an hour of her lovely voice.
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