A rosy guide to keeping sane througout Christmas craziness!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

So with only a few days until Christmas only 8 sleeps, I can't quite believe it! Today's post is a little pre-Christmas pamper post, working in retail at Christmas can be crazy to say the least, at the store where I work we had a queue out of the door on Saturday and sometimes you need to breathe and have some time to yourself, whether it's sitting down with a cup of tea and a magazine, blasting your favourite song and dancing like crazy or having a well earned pamper sesh' at this time of year it's important to take time out for you!

My favourite soothing and nourishing products in winter are as would be expected from Lush, first up is  BB Seaweed facemask, I love this gentle, nourishing face mask which leaves my skin feeling super soft! It's perfect for tired winter skin and with softening ingredients such as seaweed, honey and aloe Vera, rose to balance and millet flakes, ground almonds and kaolin to gently exfoliate and smooth. I've previously raved about my love of Mask of Magnaminty Lush's miracle worker for problem skin but when I'm looking for something a little gentler I reach for BB Seaweed a super caring fresh face mask!

Here I am makeup less (eek) sporting BB Seaweed Fresh Facemask £5.95
Next up is Rose Jam shower gel, Rose Jam has a sweet floral scent and is packed with argan oil which helps keep your skin silky smooth and in tip top condition! The perfect shower gel for fans of all things indulgent, Rose Jam packs a punch using only the finest damask roses and a splash of lemon for clarity. To layer the scent and add a little more luxury to your night in why not give Ro's Argan a try a body conditioner which is designed to be slathered on wet skin and rinsed off, it leaves your skin smelling sweet and silky smooth, perfect huh?! (£15.95 for 225g)

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 You might be noticing a bit of a theme throughout this post, smelling of roses perhaps? To finish off this pamper sesh I'd add in a Rose Jam Bubbleroon (£3.50 each, though one usually lasts me a few baths, the smaller you crumble the bigger the bubbles!) one of the most luxurious bubble bars offered up by Lush. Rose Jam creates silky soft, sweet smelling bubbles, the ideal bath after a long tiring week! Personally I'd finish off with one of my favourite body butters King of Skin (£5.50 per bar) to ensure my skin is super soft, a fab naked product which gently buffs and smoothes the skin whilst moisturising and conditioning. King of Skin is also packed with Shea butter which is a natural humectant and draws in moisture to the skin.

I'd love to hear what your go to products are for a distressing pamper session, I love relaxing rose scents to unwind and chill out. I'd also love to hear your tips on relaxing and keeping sane over the festive period! I'll be working lots (earning pennies!) so will be making every minute count!

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