The world has gotten so hectic. The days are spent running around, going through to-do lists, chasing career goals, and sometimes it (rightfully) seems that you’re taking care of everything and everyone except yourself. In order to be able to function properly and prevent dissatisfaction from building up, you need to press pause, and simply disappear, at least for a day. We work, pay the bills, buy the food and that’s all amazing, but if you don’t spend some of that hard earned money and time on yourself, on the things that bring you joy, you ask yourself – what’s it all worth? This is why it’s crucial to steal some time just for you, away from everyone else, and reconnect with yourself and awaken your beauty.
A custom-made spa day
There are few things in life that can make you as relaxed and calm as a spa day. Still, many people allow themselves to have this day because it’s such a splurge. The good news is, you don’t have to spend a million to feel like a million – throw yourself a customized spa day and do all the things you love in the privacy of your own home. First – set the mood. Turn off the lights and rely on the soft light coming from candles with your favorite scents. Create a playlist; this is an additional perk, you get to choose your own jams. Next in line is that soothing bubble bath and before you immerse yourself, put on a fluffy robe to give you the spa feel. Now, scents are everything so again, find the ones that feel good. For some, it’s vanilla; for others, citruses or lavender. Make sure you have your bath salts. Then, it’s go time. Relax until you start to prune and while in the tub, you can choose to read a magazine, sip a bit of wine or simply do nothing – your day, your rules. After all the unwinding, it’s time to make your very own hair mask as your gorgeous strands need some love too. Pick the recipe that fits your needs and enjoy the rest of your pamper-time.
Bring in the big guns
When it comes to taking care of yourself, you simply can’t overlook your precious skin. The face should get the most attention, but with all the obligations, sometimes you just cleanse, moisturize, apply makeup and then repeat. It’s no wonder that, every now and then, the skin gets tired, dull and in dire need of some fine tuning. This is a time when you should take a cue from Australian women – they take skincare seriously and when ‘things get rough’ they turn to their trusty skin clinic in Sydney, as well as other cities across the country. Sometimes you have to put your face in the hands of professionals, so find a clinic you trust and rejuvenate that precious skin to an amazing facial that will make you look refreshed, and your skin will go from dull to plump and radiant. You deserve this.
Beauty pampering begins with care and ends with a splash of color. Take that replenished body out shopping and treat yourself to at least some of the things you’ve been eyeing for a while now. Get that perfect red lipstick and rock it fearlessly. That new foundation you’ve been refraining from buying because it’s a bit pricey – get it, you work hard and you due for some serious hedonism. Yes, get that Benefit Hoola bronzer and that Naked Heat eyeshadow palette and don’t second-guess it. Think of this as your leap-day and go out and enjoy the thrill of doing something for yourself. Spend some time playing with your new goodies and then take yourself out for a great meal and a glass of exquisite wine. After all, how often do you get to do this?
About the author:
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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