There's nothing better than treating yourself to a spa day. When you're relaxing and getting pampered, you can forget about all the stress in your life and just focus on yourself for once. That's probably why so many people are willing to dish out their hard earned cash for a good spa treatment. However, if spending lots of money on a spa day would just make you stress more about your finances, it's just as easy to do it yourself at home - for cheap!
If you stock up on a few spa essentials, you'll be able to relax and beautify yourself in the comfort of your own home. Just use a TimeToSpa promotion code, which could get you 15 percent off your entire purchase, or a Bath & Body Works promotion code to get a mini candle with any $10 order and free shipping on orders over $50. With great deals like these, its easy to get everything you need to transform your bathroom into a luxurious spa atmosphere.
You may want to begin your spa treatment at night, after work and before bed. Give yourself as much time as you need. To set everything up, make sure your bathroom is clean. Get rid of any clutter and dirt that could stress you out, then light plenty of scented candles to illuminate the space instead of those bright overhead lights. You may even want to play some soft relaxing music. Stock up on a few of your favorite beauty and health magazines, then get a couple of plush towels for yourself to use. Slip into a comfortable bathrobe and a pair of fuzzy slippers.
You may want to begin by treating yourself to a hair masque. You could buy a luxurious product to soften and quench thirsty locks, or you could simply massage olive oil into your hair and scalp. Leave it in for about 20 minutes while you remove all of your nail polish, and you may even want to apply a facial mask at the same time. You could make your own by mashing up a tomato and an avocado. Your skin will be clean and the vitamins and minerals will help fight breakouts and smooth your face. Now is also a good time to use an at-home waxing kit or a shaving kit to smooth your legs.
Once you're ready to rinse these products off, run yourself a warm bath. Add plenty of sweetly scented bath salts or even some bubbles into the water for a truly indulgent experience. Feel free to lay back and daydream as you let your body soak. Let go of the troubles of the day and breathe deeply - just don't fall asleep! When you're ready, shampoo and deep condition your hair, then lather up with a moisturizing body wash before you get out and dry off.
Apply a soothing moisturizer, taking plenty of time to massage it into your skin. Spritz on a scented body spray, then slip into a comfortable pair of pajamas. Now you can repaint your fingernails and toenails. Pick out a color that suits your style and apply a base coat before you put on two coats of the polish. Then use a top coat for a shiny finish that will make your manicure last. You can read your magazines while you wait in between coats.
When the polish is dry, apply a rich eye cream and moisturize your face, then brush your teeth as you normally would. Now you're ready to slip into bed and get a good night's rest before waking up feeling fresh and beautiful the next morning!
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