Sure, we all would love to spend a leisurely weekend afternoon at the spa, relaxing and going from one treatment to the next while donning a fluffy, white spa robe, like this one from Boottique.
Alas, most of us have financial and time barriers which prevent us from whiling the hours (and dollars!) away at the spa. The next best thing? A DIY spa day – at home!
You’ll need to plan ahead a bit here. First of all, make sure that you schedule some time alone at home – meaning that you should be sure your loved ones are out of the house. Secondly, you likely will need to secure a few supplies. Nordstrom Rack is a great resource for reduced price beauty treatments, and Sephora also has a great selection of one-time use products. This is a commitment free way to try out a wide array of different potions and lotions.
First things first – light up as many candles as you have to set the mood. Draw yourself with a long, luxurious bubble bath, infused with HerbivoreDetox Soaking Salts, as well as some Philosophy Foaming Bath Gel.
Now that you’re squeaky clean, let’s start the treatments from top to bottom. let’s first focus on a hair mask. This one from Living Proof promises hair to be 20x stronger after just one use. Directions are to leave on for 20 minutes, but feel free to wrap your conditioned hair in a towel and proceed with the rest of your spa treatments.
Next, let’s get going on your skin. The Lover Rubber Mask is effective in improving water retention within you skin, and tightening pores. Also, it’s cooling, and simply just fun to put on!
Finally, what spa day is complete without some nail love? Cut drying time in half with Essie Gel Couture – only two steps and minutes to dry. Apply two coats of gel couture color, followed by one coat of the platinum grade finish top coat for gel-like shine.
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