Today I had a really selfish hour in the bathroom, and it felt wonderful! I don’t know why, but I always think to my self that it takes a really long time but actually it doesn’t need to take a long time! This is how I did it today:
Part 1: Hair mask, exfoliation and feet:
Hair mask: I’ve been using this two step hair mask, Kérastase Resistance Forcintense, for several years and it really is second to none! It builds up the hair with a shot of proteins and leaves it moisturised, soft and shiny. This is what you want if you are struggeling with chemically damaged hair as your hair is in desperate need of proteins. HQhair sells Kérastase Forcintense for £25.90 which is a lot cheaper than buying it at the hair dressers, but LookFantastic sells it for only £22.05 which is a bargain:)
Scrub: While I had the first tube of mask in my hair I did the exfoliation. MD Formulations contains both exfoliating beads and glycolic acid so you really get a thorough scrub and it is completely safe to use on your face as well. I normally leave it on for a couple of minutes to make sure the glycolic acid gets its magic done properly. This is definitaly the best scrub that is out there for both face and body in my opinion! It is yours for from £23.80 FeelUnique including shipping.
Foot scrub: While having tube #1 of the mask in my hair and the exfoliation on my skin I scrubbed my feet with a exfoliation scrub for feet and hands from OPI which smells amazing and leaves the feet perfectly soft. You can get the OPI Royal Verbana Scrub at LookFantastic for £17.70.
After feet were scrubbed I showered off the mask and exfoliation and applied tube #2 of the mask. While this mask was working I did my shaving. Boom! All that done in only 20 minutes :)
Part 2: Teeth whitening, moisturising and selftan:
Teeth whitening: I don’t like the apparance of too white and obviously bleeched teeth so I like to use these strips once in a while to just fresh up the colour of my own. You are ment to use them once a day for 7 or 14 days, but I only use them once or twice every 2nd week and that is enough for me. Make sure you get the strips pressed inbetween the gaps of your teeth as well :) I got mine from a pharmacy but a quick search on google gives you plenty of options so it shouldn’t be a problem to find a place close to you.
Moisturising pt 1: While the strips were on their place in my mouth I used a heavy cream on the really dry parts of my body like knees and elbows and around my ancles and hands to make sure that the selftan won’t get uneven in these areas. Unfortunately this moisturiser is only available in Norway at this time, but the products are amazing so I’m sure they will ship outside of Norway once they have grown larger which I’m confident they will as they are growing bigger in Norway for every day!
Moisturising pt2 : After the heavy moisturiser I used a slightly lighter moisturiser on the rest of my body. Moisturiser is important to use to get an even tan from the selftan, but you don’t want to use one that is too heavy.
Selftan: After letting the moisturiser sink in for a couple of minutes ( and drinking plenty of water which is a big part of beauty as well), I started to apply the selftan. Like most beauty geeks I love St.Tropez Selftan Mousse which has won plenty of awards for a reason. It applies smoothly and doesn’t smell as horrible as many others do thanks to a special technology which removes 70% of the aroma. The main reason to why I love this so much is because it gives such a true olive tanned colour that everyone wants, no orange at all! It dries in 30 sec so be sure to wash your hands often or use gloves! This Mousse is available at LookFantastic for £26.10 and at FeelUnique for only £25.50 including delivery!
Hands are often a problem area for most people as it is difficult to get it even with out getting unnaturally tanned palms. I have found the solution!! Scrub your hands intensely untill all colour is gone (I use the soft side of a foot file to file away the rest) and take a small brush to apply the selftan around the hands. Isn’t it brilliant? No stains in your hands, and perfectly even hands and wrists :) Boom again! All that done in 20 min as well!
The last 20 minutes I spent on eyebrow grooming which I will upload a post about later. So much done and in just one hour, I feel amazing!!
Are you good at taking time off for self care?