Love me a good spa night and I'm sure you do to, so why not share my latest de-stress routine with you. Before a bath, which is quite a necessary step for having a wonderful relaxing spa night, grab a good book, a pad or a phone if you want to catch up with your favourite youtubers. I have one suggestion for you - Genuine Glow. The gorgeous Lilly started making videos and they're great! Babe, if you're reading this, I hope you make some sort of a makeup look soon, would love to see that. :) Another thing you have to do before a bath is to remove all of your makeup and dirt from the day. Then you are ready.
Before hoping into a bath, first I like to apply a moisturizing mask. Honey mask is my definite favourite. Especially the Eucalyptus Honey mask which I get at my local store Müller. You can read all about my love for honey here, let me just tell you that your face will be super soft, moisturized and calmed. I usually leave it on for as long as I'm enjoying my bath, probably around half an hour.
A couple of weeks ago I was reading Liz's gorgeous blog and in this post she was talking about a certain bath product. My curiosity got the better of me and I ordered it. The product I'm talking about is the Sudsatorium Night Cap Bubble Bath. The scent, oh my, the scent. It's so fucking amazing!<3 I don't want to give too much away, let's keep that for the actual review, but it smells sweet and kinda zingy at the same time. It reminds me of coffe, chocolate, citrus fruits, Coca Cola, Cockta, it's just heavenly! I'm intrigued by Sudsatorium products and their unique scents. I have their Holy Molé Lip Balm* which also smells great. And has a fun neon orange colour. :)
After a bath it's time for a body scrub. Lately I've been really liking the Inner-Soul Organics Scandinavian Decadence Bath and Body Salt Scrub*. Now that's a mouthful. This scrub has the perfect sized particles that super effectively remove all the dead skin cells and make the skin very soft and smooth. Another big plus goes to the little wooden scooper that I forgot to include in the photo, but it makes the whole process so easy. I hate if I have to put my fingers into a jar of scrub, I always get some water in there and that's not a good thing, especially when it comes to natural, oil based scrubs. One thing I'm not the biggest fan of is the strong, invigorating scent, which I would describe as "foresty". It's a juniper-based scent and I'd even call it masculine. But it goes perfectly with the name - Scandinavia has lots of coniferous trees and juniper is one of them.
Even though the scrub is moisturizing, it contains some great oils like Jojoba, Rosehip and Grapeseed, just to name a few, I always apply a body oil after a bath. Lately my oil of choice has been from a Slovenian brand Zeliščni vrt Cvetka (Herbal Garden Cvetka), the Organic Herbal Body Oil with Lemon Balm*. I'll keep it short because I will write a review, but it has a fresh lemony / herbal scent, a very handy packaging and it's just so hydrating. I find that body oils really are the best after baths and evening showers.
Last but certainly not least is the facial skincare routine. This is probably one of my most luxurious routines, at least it seems like that to me. After washing off the honey mask, I freshen up my face with some rose water and apply a beautiful oil - the Kahina Giving Beauty Serum*. I've been loving this oil serum, it's hydrating, fast absorbing and it also has a nice scent of chamomile, which I find calming and relaxing. After the serum comes my favourite step which involves that funny looking thing on the bottom of the photo. That is a product I've been dying to try out for the longest time and about two or three weeks ago I finally caved in. It's the Ying Yu Jade Facial Roller, a beauty tool which is described like a regular gym workout for your face. I heard some great things about it but I wanted to try it because of its great effect on lymphatic drainage. I will let you know more when I properly test it out, so far I'm liking it and the fact that it also improves the circulation and increases the oxygen supply to the face, thus enhancing the general bloom and radiance, also doesn't sound bad. Not bad at all!
Much love to you,