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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Beauty Pick Me Ups


At the moment it seems a good few of us (myself included) are a little down in the dumps, I personally blame the unpredictable weather. Like everything it too shall pass but if you are looking for a quick fix to shift a bad mood a little quicker, let me share a few beauty related suggestions...

Beauty Pick Me Ups

Buy the Lipstick (or blush, or nail polish) - everyone deserves a treat or two every now and then and if you can afford to, the odd beauty purchase to cheer yourself up does no harm. I'm by no means saying that you should drain your savings at your local MAC counter but perhaps a quick peruse of Superdrug, a pick me up doesn't have to be expensive.

Paint Your Nails - set aside a little time and carefully paint your nails, heck you may even want to go the whole hog and treat yourself to a D.I.Y manicure. I find that it is not only relaxing but rewarding, my chubby fingers always look so much better with a slick of polish and as a result I do get a little pang of satisfaction each time I glance down at them.

Mist on a Fruity Fragrance - think of this as make shift aromatherapy, find the brightest and cheeriest fragrance you own and spray it all over, inhale those uplifting notes and prepare to instantly feel better. Generally I find citrus based scents to work best - especially those with a strong orange note, my recommendations would be Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette and Clinique Happy Eau de Parfum (the name says it all really!).

Beauty Pick Me Ups

Head to Toe - Get into the bath or shower and scrub your body top to toe, indulge in a hair mask and maybe even slick on a body oil afterwards. Now is the time to bust out that Lush Bath Bomb you've been stashing away for a special occasion and/or try those body products that you have been meaning to get around to. Either way light some candles and enjoy your at home spa - you deserve it!

Feed Your Skin - The two quickest and most effective ways to fake an at home facial in my opinion is either a face mask or a facial oil combined with simple massage movements (a quick Youtube search should teach you all you need to know). On a lazy Sunday afternoon I will often do both reaching for a deeply cleansing mask, get my cucumber infused water on (when in Rome) and follow up with my facial oil of choice, massaging as I go. In an ideal world this would be a weekly process rather than an if and when I remember process.

Treat those Feet - Grab a pumice stone, a nail polish and a file - scrub away the reminder of a long Winter and get those tootsies ready for pretty sandals and hopefully flip flops. If like myself you do neglect your feet may I recommend Lush Volcano Foot Mask - a quick and easy way to not only soften and remove dry skin but also deodorise feet.

If all else fails bust open the chocolate - it always works for me ha! I of course somewhat jest, if you are a little under the weather I do sincerely hope you feel better soon!




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28 comments:

  1. That chocolate looks SO good!!! I definitely need to try it! x
    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

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  2. Love these recommendations, particularly the chocolate!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  3. Great tips, to make me feel better i always love applying face masks they instantly make your skin feel amazing x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  4. Great tips I definitely need to treat myself today xx
    Glossy Boutique

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  5. Great tips I definitely need to treat myself today xx
    Glossy Boutique

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  6. Great tips I definitely need to treat myself today xx
    Glossy Boutique

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  7. I usually use sundays as my pamper days and I love all your recommendations.
    Really want to slurge on the Sunday Rileys lunar oil as i've heard so much great things about it but it is a bit pricey so I'm just finishing the rest of my facial oils first :)

    Hope you have a lovely day ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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  8. Okay, so I was totally hoping that was a block of chocolate - nom nom nom! Hahah, seriously though, I definitely need to paint my nails more. It makes such a big difference!

    www.lioninthewild.com

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  9. Definitely agree that a makeup, perfume, accessory or perfume purchase (i.e. anything really!) perks me right up. I need to paint my nails today ready for the week ahead that should get me in a better mood too! x

    franklyflawless.com

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  10. Love this post<3 thanks for sharing
    follow for follow?:)

    xoxo
    http://hilarynirvana.blogspot.com/

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  11. Love these picks especially the CT :D

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  12. A bath bomb from Lush always makes me feel better!

    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

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  13. Great tips!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  14. A face mask and doing my nails are my favourite ways of cheering myself up a bit :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  15. Clear Improvement is my favourite clay mask after GlamGlow!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk | A DATE WITH THAT GRACE GIRL

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  16. I love a little pamper on a Sunday, and sometimes you need a bit of chocolate - I love some 80% Dark Chocolate!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  17. I love this post! I find we so often get caught up in our day to day lives, it's nice sometimes to stop and try to lighten up a bit. These are all such great tips to brighten the day.
    Ivory Avenue

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  18. Love this post, these are all great ideas!
    Ideally I'd like to be doing nearly all of these steps on a once a week basis, maybe as a Sunday ritual to relax and get prepped for the week ahead!
    x

    lovekrista.com | bloglovin’

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  19. You can never go wrong with chocolate, I have never tried chill chocolate but I am intrigued. I always paint buy nails to pick my self up, there is something about nice nails that makes me happy.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  20. Used the origins mask last night because my skin was looking a little bit ick. Great picks!

    Emily xwww.emandthem.co.uk

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  21. I love Divine chocolate, the brand is fair-trade and so it makes me feel nice as well as tasting amazingly rich and luxurious! This is a lovely selection of products!

    hollyolivia12.bogspot.co.uk

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  22. That chocolate sounds incredible! I actually really like chilli chocolate, it's weird but also great. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  23. Really enjoyed this post! ^_^

    Marieta A. | Head of Roses

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  24. Loved this post - I've been feeling a bit down in the dumps recently and you've reminded me it's the little things, like taking care if yourself, that you can lift you up a bit. Thank you :)

    Amy x

    Bambi Jane

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  25. Great post, I appreciate all the great recommendations and can't wait to get my hands on a couple of these, especially that lovely nail polish. I have to say though, that the photos are awesome, I love the way everything looks together on that white surface with the flowers :-)

    http://www.youmademelikeyou.com

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