The last few weeks have been a roller-coaster for me. I just launched my first eBook two days ago, and the process to get there took just about everything out of me. Because of that, I’m ready for a break and to spend this weekend treating myself! I wanted to jump in here today to share a few ways to treat yourself.
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.
Create an At-Home Spa
It’s no surprise that we ladies love the spa, but going to the spa can also be super pricey! Do your own at-home spa day that includes a luxurious bubble bath, a facial, and a mani-pedi. Bonus points if you and your significant other do the spa day together and trade massages!
Have a “Me” Day
Every once in awhile, it’s nice to take an entire just for yourself. No cleaning, no annoying errands, no responsibility (I realize this is harder for those with kiddos, but see if a family member can babysit for your “me” day!) I’m not gonna lie, whenever I do have a day like this, I basically just watch Netflix and eat my favorite foods, but that’s totally fine because that’s one of my favorite ways to spoil myself!
You could also set aside some money and use your “me” day to do some shopping or buy yourself a few books you’ve been wanting to read!
Buy Yourself Flowers
I’m pretty lucky to have a husband who’s good about occasionally buying me flowers “just because.” I love having flowers around the house, and often they’ll catch my eye as I’m walking through the grocery store, but I always talk myself out of it because they’re going to die soon anyways. Well, who cares? Those few days they’re in the house when Dave buys them always make me happy whenever I see them, and they totally brighten up the room. Regardless of whether you’ve got a boyfriend or husband who buys you flowers, next time you’re out and about, pick yourself up a bouquet! Plus if you’re a blogger, let’s be honest, they make for a good photo opp.
Splurge on Your Favorite Food or Drink
For some this might mean a bottle of wine or brand of ice cream you love that you enjoy curled up in front of the TV. I can totally relate to this! It could also mean a favorite restaurant that you don’t visit very often because of the price. Dave and I have plenty of restaurants that we love, but we save them as an occasional splurge instead of a regular part of our routine. Not only does it save money, but it also makes it more exciting when we do occasionally splurge!
Elevate Your Skincare Routine
Up until the last couple years, I would never have viewed good skincare as “treating myself”. But to be honest, by skincare routine was awful! I almost always went to bed with my makeup on, and only occasionally spent the ten seconds to wipe it off with a makeup removing wipe (but still never washed my face at night.) I wasn’t moisturizing properly, so my face was always either super dry OR overproducing oil, and I was constantly having breakouts. Plus, I never used SPF on my face (gasp!)
A couple of years ago, I finally got my act together and adopted an appropriate skincare routine. I got in the habit of washing my face in the morning and evening, I always removed my makeup, I started using toner, I started moisturizing, and I started using SPF every morning. The difference was pretty outstanding. And now that it’s become a habit, I can’t stand to go to bed without taking care of my face, regardless of how tired I am!
Recently I decided to elevate my skincare routine even more with the one thing that was missing: deep cleansing. I was sent a Clarisonic Mia 2 last month to try, and it’s crazy what a difference it makes! I had avoided products like these in the past for fear they would dry out my skin, but that’s not the case at all (the brush is actually super gentle and vibrates when it’s time to move onto a different part of your face so you don’t over-do it!) The Clarisonic Mia 2 does a fantastic job of cleansing my skin and it feels so smooth afterward!
The Clarisonic Mia 2 makes a great gift for yourself or a friend, and it’s a great way to treat yourself!
What have you done lately to treat yourself?
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