I will admit it–when it comes to taking care of myself, I’m not exactly the best. I’m a low maintenance, wash-and-go kinda girl who rarely wears makeup or uses a hairdryer. I don’t paint my nails, I get manicures and pedicures once or twice a year on average, and I’m pretty terrible at applying lotion. It’s not that I don’t care about my appearance, but I guess it’s often last on my list of to-do’s when there are so many other demands on my time.
I’ve been lucky enough to have good skin despite the fact that I don’t have a standard daily beauty regimen. But I had an epiphany of sorts the other day and realized I need to show myself a bit more love and indulge myself from time to time. Establishing a pampering routine is not only good for your external appearance, it does wonders for your internal happiness…we all know that if you look good, you feel good. Plus, I realized if I don’t take care of myself, who will?
So I decided that for the entire month of June I would make it my goal to give myself “me time” on a consistent basis. My aim is to devote 15 minutes a night before bedtime to pampering myself.
To create my kit, I first needed to find myself a caddy –I picked up this adorable wooden one from Ikea.
I then spent the morning walking the aisles of Target in an effort to determine what to include in my beauty arsenal–I ultimately decided on the below products (note: I have not tried any of these products before, with the exception of the St. Ives apricot scrub, and including them in my blog does not constitute an endorsement).
Throughout the month, I’ll include brief posts on my progress, as well as feedback on the products I’ve chosen, so stay tuned!
What about you? Do you have a nightly beauty regimen that you do to unwind and decompress? How do you pamper yourself?