Weekends and wish lists
My current weekend obsession is to spend a bit longer in the shower, and really pamper myself. I’ve never been the type of girl to spend a lot of time using beauty products – I’m still not quite there, and use 4-in-1 make-up remover wipes in the evening – but over the years I’ve added a few more products to my regime and am enjoying finding the best brands for me, that are also vegan and cruelty free.
This parsley seed cleansing masque by Aesop is so lovely. It leaves my skin so soft and smooth, and I’ll definitely be investing in a tube of this once I’ve used up the samples I was given with the products that Trout bought me for Christmas.
I’ve also been using the Shea Moisture 10-in-1 renewal system hair mask once a week, which leaves my hair so soft. I keep it on for as long as possible, and in the meantime I enjoy a full body scrub, give my legs a proper shave (sorry, TMI), and leave the Aesop cleansing masque on for around 10 minutes. Once I’m out of the shower I moisturise myself into a body butter mess, re-paint my toenails and enjoy a bit more time with the book I’m currently reading; It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning. I do love my weekend mornings.
James White’s organic ginger zinger. I picked this up from Sainsbury’s for £1.80 and it was so good! I absolutely love ginger added to juice, and this was SUPER gingery. Perfect start to the day.
I try to go to hot yoga at least once over the weekend, which I find really relaxing, and the class I usually go to is a mini-workout so it’s like a double-bonus, but it really depends on how much work I have to do, and the plans that I’ve made are.
For when I like to think I can afford luxury, I sit and stare at these Stella McCartney beauties. It’s also for when I believe I would ever be able to walk in them outside of my house, or keep them clean and the soles white. The plain black flatforms are £580.
A bit more affordable and practical, these gold espadrilles from Beyond Skin have been in my thoughts as I long to book a holiday somewhere hot, beachy and relaxing. These are currently on sale for £49, and the only size left is my size. Is it meant to be?
Do you have any weekend rituals? What do you do when you need to treat yourself (or dream of treating yourself)? Have you tried any of these products or brands?