Sunday, 19 January 2014

The Perfect Pamper Evening

We all love a good ol' pamper evening, and you'd be lying to yourself if you said you didn't! Whether you've had a bad day, or you're just not feeling 100%, a pamper evening is the ticket to turning that frown upside down (cliche alert). Now we all have different ideas of pamper evenings, but I thought I'd share with you all my perfect pamper evening.

The first thing I do, is light a candle. The candle I've been burning recently is one from Primark's Christmas Home range called 'Firewood Fig'. It's a very musky, wintry smells but it doesn't give off much scent at all when you burn it. I mainly use it to create a more relaxed, calming atmosphere.

Once my candle is lit, I run my bath. You could of course take a shower, but I find baths so much more relaxing. If however you find showers more relaxing, have a shower! It's up to you!

It is a must to have bubbles in my bath. I don't know about you, but if I don't have bubbles in my bath, I don't enjoy the bath as much. Bubbles make baths more fun, who doesn't love giving themselves bubble beards? 

The bubble bath I use is the Soap and Glory Calm One Calm All (I always say it as camel for some bizarre reason). This is such a great bubble bath, it smells fantastic and has added moisturising properties, making your skin super duper soft. A little goes a long way with this bubble bath and it foams up really well.

Whilst the bath is running, I slap on my favourite facemask. Well I don't exactly slap it on, that would hurt, but you know what I mean.
The one I most often reach for is the Superdrug Dead Sea Detoxifying Mud Mask (review here). This is such a fantastic mask and I can't recommend it enough. It unclogs my pores and leaves my skin radiant and soft.

Here's me looking like I've just arrived from another planet with out of control hair, nothing new there;)
Once my bath has run, I get in and relax for a good 5-10 minutes, I can't stay still for any longer though as I find baths very stuffy and claustrophobic. I make sure all my electrical devices are switched off as I can't relax when they're all beeping and flashing away. And having your electrical's in the bath is very risky, very risky indeed.

Relaxation time over, I move on to buffing away all the dead skin cells lurking all over my body with the Soap and Glory Scrub of Your Life. This really is a fantastic scrub, it smells amazing and leaves your skin (excuse the cliche) as soft as a baby's bottom. And who doesn't love feeling like a baby's bottom all over? And if you don't know what a baby's bottom feels like (I personally don't), I've been told it feels like your legs when they're freshly shaved, exfoliated and moisturised. Please however take my word for it and don't go feeling any baby's bums, that would be weird. 

After some good ol' scrubbing, I get out, dry myself and move onto moisturising. I don't know about you, but I'm not the biggest fan of moisturising, it's just such a faff, but when I have a pamper night I like to use a thick, super moisturising body butter that goes by the name of 'The Righteous Butter'. 

This is hands down, the most moisturising body butter I've ever used. It's so thick and creamy and it doesn't even take long to sink in. It also smells like heaven, and if you don't know what heaven smells like, go give this a sniff. 

Heavenly moisturising over, I then have to wash off my facemask and exfoliate my face to make sure all the dead skin has gone. This all usually ends in me standing in a pool of water.

The scrub I use is the St Ives Apricot Blemish Scrub. I love this scrub but it's quite rough so I save it just for pamper nights. 
It sort of looks like porridge but it smells like apricot so it's rather confusing, nice all the same though.

I do always notice a difference after using this scrub, and I'd 100% recommend this to anyone with spot prone/oily/combination skin.

Now some people may just end their pamper evenings here, but I like to take it one step further and venture downstairs for a hot chocolate, otherwise known as heaven in a cup.

Oh how I love torturing you all with close up shots of marshmallows, I bet you're all craving hot chocolate now. 
Hot chocolate demolished, I then trek back upstairs to read. The book I'm currently reading is Looking For Alaska by John Green. I'm not far enough into the book to give a full on review but so far, so good!

This is completely off topic, but how cute is my bookmark? His head is kind of falling off though, very sad times.
And finally, the lights go out, my head hits the pillow, I go on twitter for 2 hours, then I fall asleep. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post, I certainly enjoyed writing it! If you'd like to see any similar posts in the future, be sure to let me know! 

As a little end note, I'd like to thank you all for 200 Bloglovin' followers!! It genuinely means the absolute world and I cannot thank you all enough for supporting and following my blog. I never even thought my little blog would get 2 followers, let alone 200!! I'm so grateful, I really am. When I reach 250 followers, I might do a little giveaway so keep your eyes peeled for that! I love you all.


  1. Love all the ideas for a perfect pamper evening!

  2. This is amazing. I hope you don't mind, but I used your perfect pamper evening idea on our blog. We are subscribed to your blog and read every post :) Thanks x

    Hanily x

    1. This is Han by the way. Would you mind having a peak at our blog?

    2. aww thankyou! I will check out your blog when i have a chance x

  3. What is your favourite type of hot chocolate? We have done a blog post on how to make nutella hot chocolate YUUUM! Please check it out because it will only take 5 mins and we have only just started our blog and its looking a bit thin on the ground views-wise.

    Please would you take a look and tell us in the comments how we can improve it because you are practically blog professional x

    Hanily x

  4. Great post.

  5. Everything looks lovely - I really want to try the St Ives apricot scrub! It sounds brilliant.
    Pamper evenings are just the best!

    Kathryn x

    1. Aw thanks! You should, it's great:) They are! x

  6. I love this post, so true about pamper evenings being good. I love literally turning everything off, except a favourite tv program and just pampering! Lovely post, now following!

    Kassie from

    1. Aw thanks, they're soo good! Thanks so much xx

  7. Looks like quite the relaxing night, I need to do this sometime!
    xx Ali

  8. I love the St Ives apricot scrub- really do notice a difference when I use it. Love this post, can't beat a relaxing pamper evening!
    L xo
    P.s your bookmark is adorable!

  9. We have a very similar taste in products for a pamper evening :) Danielle xx


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