It’s spring break and I’ve got the stomach flu… what a time to be sick. Luckily, (or unluckily?) I have the apartment to myself while my roommates are in Florida, and I have done nothing but lounge around in my sweats. Since I can’t really go anywhere, I have loved not wearing makeup for the past few days, giving my skin a chance to breathe. I have also done some extra body pampering to get myself feeling back to 100 percent. Even when I’m not sick, doing a little pampering always makes me feel better. My sister and I dubbed our days of product-indulgence, “beautification days.” Here are 5 products I’ve been indulging in while I’m stuck in the house.
Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
Peppermint is one of my favorite scents — it’s so refreshing and invigorating. This soap is awesome for shaving and I love to use it as a body wash for an extra cool-down in the summer. But while I’m sick, it’s fantastic to add to a hot bath. It reduced my nausea instantly and got rid of some of the achy-ness I was experiencing.
Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Kimono
My obsession with VS supermodels is very real. I love watching the fashion show ever year, and I love indulging in my very own satin robe. It’s just one of those things that makes you feel better the instant you put it on. I love to wear it when I’m doing my hair and makeup for a night out because it feels so light and smooth on your skin, and I hate getting overheated when getting ready.
Organix Moroccan Argan Oil hair mask
I try to use this every Sunday to keep my hair smooth and shiny, and I love how soft it leaves my hair after I rinse it out. The smell of this product is great and you can get it at a really reasonable price. I’m hoping it helps with repairing some of my damaged ends and overworked hair.
The Body Shop Body Butter
This is a heavy body butter that takes a long time to soak in. It feels sort of greasy, but it’s totally moisturizing, and I love to use it when I know I don’t have to go anywhere. I actually like how thick it is, especially because my skin is extra dry when I’m sick. I breakout in a rash a lot of the time from using lotions, but this doesn’t make that happen, so I love slathering it on my rough elbows, knees and feet.
Origins Clear Improvement Mask
I get a lot of hormonal breakouts and this mask seems to help with that. It’s a reasonable price for the amount you get (it’s recommended for weekly use, but I tend to use it more sparingly). The mask doesn’t leave my face tight when I rinse it off and I really like that I don’t feel over-dried after I use it.
Do you Lovelies have any products you like for pampering yourselves?