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Keep Calm and Pamper Yourself

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

It's that time of the year again...the temperature is dropping and so are the rain drops here in Seattle.  With gray skies abounding, what better way to celebrate the gray than by staying in and pampering yourself.   

Enjoy a Cup of Tea
One of my favorite ways to relax on a cold dreary day is to drink a hot cup of chamomile tea or earl gray while enjoying a great book; I'm currently reading Adventures of the Karaoke King.  

If that isn't your cup of tea, than try Sassy Water or you can try this delicious recipe that I found on All Recipes.  

Take a Detox Bath

There is nothing better than relaxing in a hot bath on a chilly day.  Right now, I am loving the "Lord of Misrule" bath bomb from Lush!  Or make your own, just click on the link below for a few great recipes.  

So, light a few of your favorite candles, put on some Jazz (or your favorite tunes), sit back and relax.  Most importantly lock the bathroom door and turn the music up really loud... to drown out any distracting noises (husbands, pets, kids...). ;)
Great Ideas for Detox Baths; here

Give Yourself a Facial
Start out by cleansing your skin -You can use your everyday face wash; my favorite is Purpose Skin Care Cleansing Wash. 

Next, exfoliate.  I like to mix brown sugar and honey, but if you don't have the time a Clairsonic brush or Clinque's 7 Day Scrub works great!

Full steam ahead; for this step you will need a teapot, lavender oil (optional), and a large towel.  Boil water in the tea pot.  Then place the large towl over your head and the pot; creating a tent.  Close eyes and breathe in the steam deeply for 10 min.  
**Keep your face 10 inches away from the pot so you won't burn your face.  

Apply a mask; I usually buy the $.99 masks you find at Walgreens or Kroger, but you can find lots of recipes on Pinterest if you feel up to making  your own.  

Finally, apply a great moisturizer.  I use Khiel's Rosa Artica, but organic coconut oil also works well.
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Endulge Your Sweet Tooth
I love to stop by my favorite bakery for a red velvet cupcake or coffee shop for a nice latte or tea.  Besides, it will be Winter soon and we need that extra layer for warmth.  
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Hair Treatment
Treat your Summer hair to a moisturizing coconut hair mask.  I love this one from theEveryGirl blog: Coconut Hair Mask.
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Finally, keep calm and keep warm!  

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