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Thursday, March 27, 2014

One Pamper Evening ❤

It's, from all accounts, the start of summer vacay, WOHOOOO and Im left here in my room crouching on my bed. I aimed on giving myself few days of "me time" first before rocking the summer season, engaging myself in some productive stuff or going cray cray with my friends.

Definitely, the one thing I always do everytime Im not on a busy schedule is set up a pamper evening for myself. Seemingly, the last time I had one was eons ago. I utterly believe that every girl should find time for themselves and have this kind of therapy every so often. It could be after a stressful day or once every week or whenever you feel the need to, really. The following are the benefits I personally acquire from self-pampering nights:

1. Comfort after a tiring day
2. Quietude after a day full of drama
3. I feel beautiful
4. I feel like a princess
5. Boost self-confidence
6. Time to know myself better
7. Time to temporarily forget all the shittiness in this merciless cycling called life.
8. Time to enjoy and appreciate myself.
9. Time to lose myself in reverie.

Already slack and free from school-related work loads, I surmised that tonight would be the perfect time! A pamper night for me is basically beauty items, comfy pj's,  tv series and comfort snacks.

The bath I do on evenings like this is pretty much the same with how I bathe on a daily basis except that the former involves a lot of bath and body products.

Plopping down all the beauty essentials I could use before getting on to the actual bath.

Girl, if you want me to get through a bath, never ever not heat a cold water. I always endure this cost of heating water first no matter how lazy I could get. Bathing in cold water is just impossible. And besides, if you really want to be relaxed, warm water would be ideal right? 

I started with my hurr, washing it with whatever shampoo we have as of the moment. 

I skipped using the conditioner today because I had my cocomilk hair spa instead. I left it on for about 15 minutes while doing the rest of my body.

For my body, I used this bath gel taken home from a hotel in Davao lol.

It is important to exfoliate skin at least once a week to remove all the dead skin cells and to allow the generation of new layer of skin as well. So after indulging in my bath gel, I gently rubbed these bath salts all over my body focusing on calloused areas such as my elbows, knees , ankle and soles of the feet. I happened to accidentally taste the salts, I dont know how hahahahah but it was salty! So that explains the name lol.

I usually lather lotion all over my body after bath, but today  I used Human Nature's sunflower beauty oil I purchased  months ago because it claims to reduce stretch marks. I've been struggling with stretch marks (A LOT) lately. My lower extremities are literally covered with red streaks from the cheeks of my butt, down to the back of my legs. It's soooo gross! They started appearing 5 months after I began gaining weight. If you guys didnt know, I became an extremely, pathetic scrawny piece of shit around January- May last year because I was working then. (though i never really did get fat my whole life) I thought I'll be dying all skin and bones you know. Due to desperation, I drank 4 glasses of milk a day everyday! And guess what, the result was instant! I gained 40 pounds in 4 months time! I was so ecstatic till the skin striations appeared. wew.

A good friend of mine gave me these sample-sized Palmer's lotion and butter for stretchmarks she got as a giveaway at Watson's. As you can see from the packaging, these are really for the preggies since they're the ones suffering from severe bandings. But oh boy, the marks you'll see on my legs are nothing different from what you see in mothers' tummies. 
 I massaged and massaged the butter onto my legs and buttocks in circular motion, hoping the markings to fade away after continuous use. Im planning on buying one can of Palmer's butter next week.

On a good note, my arms and hands are pretty much devoid of any skin imperfections so I applied on a regular lotion.  I'm currently using Avon's Imari seduction given by a friend also.

I couldnt find any face moisturizer so I went along with my Maybelline Baby Skin pore eraser.

After my hurr's already half-dry, I gave it a little more refining by putting on a leave-in conditioner to retain its moisture.
Then I treated my feet with massage using a peppermint foot lotion.

I wore my fave blue comfy pjs and house slippers then to keep me all snug.

And then my favorite part of the night! Watching my best-loved onscreen couple Sebastian Kydd and Carrie Bradshaw in my most fancied TV series, the Carrie Diaries! ❤❤❤This of course while painting my nails with a simple, glittered, white nail polish and munching on a deli home-made pizza. :D

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