There’s nothing quite like being a loner at heart, I certainly am one. Without the privilege of being able to pop down the road to see my O/H, I’ve gotten quite good at making time for myself. I especially think that making time for yourself around Christmas is important, yes it’s seen as the time of the year to spend with friends and family and you should be out every night drinking prosecco and singing Christmas songs from the 1980s, but sometimes it’s nice to just take some time and make it your own.
As lovely as Christmas time is as well, it’s quite a stressful time for a lot of people. Deadlines need to be met whether it’s educational or work related, you need to make sure you’ve bought everyone a gift and that it’s perfectly wrapped and you absolutely must make sure to make time for your friends and family, there’s a lot of pressure on around this time of the year and sometimes it’s nice to take the pressure off.
I spent last Christmas in a euphoric state after having spent my birthday with my boyfriend in Lisbon, and even though I was feeling sad about being home I was revelling in the fact I’d been, but this year will be more typical than that, Christmas at home with my family and the build-up to Christmas being spent at work and diving head first into my usual routine, so nothing out of the ordinary for me.
A Relaxing Bath with Lush (Christmas themed goodies).
Obviously you don’t have to use Lush, but since they always do really nice Christmas themed goodies for bath time, they’re everybodies go-to. This year I’ve been really liking the look of a lot of their products, and I’ll definitely have to take the time to visit a Lush store soon.
The best way to get yourself completely relaxed and to make yourself feel treated in my opinion, is to make your body and face feel good with a good pamper sesh. For some people, getting in a bubble bath and lighting some candles is enough, but for me it just doesn’t hit the spot.
For My Face:
A good moisturising face mask always makes me feel incredible, I recommend using a Star Skin face mask, I was sent one of these a while ago when I was subscribed to Glossy Box, it was inside one of the boxes and I loved it so much that I went out and bought a few. These are the best for my skin type I feel, and it just feels so relaxing to have one on with some music playing and your eyes shut for ten minutes.
For My Body:
I like to splurge on my body, mostly because I like a good moisturiser that will keep my tattoos looking fresh – Glam Glow is a brand I use quite often, I just feel like the moisturiser penetrates my skin deep enough to keep my skin feeling smooth and fresh for days.
Watch some Christmas movies in bed
I actually don’t tend to make a habit of watching Christmas movies, I don’t know what it is but I find them all to be a bit samey. Saying that, I do have some Christmas faves which are:
- The Grinch
- The Snowman
- Love Actually
But if like me, Christmas movies aren’t you thing, I also like to watch my favourite movies over and over when I want to relax. These are:
- (500) Days Of Summer
- Mean Girls
- Crazy, Stupid, Love
- La La Land