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Thursday, 18 October 2012

How Often Do YOU Treat Yourself?

So, the other day I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about manicures and pedicures and was telling her that I very rarely treat myself to one or the other. She, on the other hand, can be found at the salon every other week getting a new paint job and when I told her that I hardly go for mani’s or pedi’s, she was kind of gobsmacked seeing as I work in the beauty industry and I’m a beauty blogger. I managed to convince her it was because I can do just a good of a job at home using one of my 300 strong stash of nail colours but it led me to thinking...

What other things do I take for granted because of the job and hobby that I have?

I mean, it’s easy as pie to head out to a salon and get a manicure in London or a pedicure in London but why do I only think of it as a “special treat”? Surely, it would make my life so much easier if I nipped to a salon on my lunch for a ‘shape and paint’ instead of coming home to do it myself, smudge a nail and have to re-do it, then apply a topcoat but still wave my arms and legs around like a clown while trying to dry them.

So I put my thinking cap on and realised there are quite a few things that I skip out on because I can do it at home.

1.   Facials
Okay, so I obviously can’t give myself a proper facial with the extraction and all the jazzy stuff but with my collection of lotions and potions, I can take some time out to put a thick layer of a masque on and wish my stress away. I’m loving overnight masques too so I can apply a thick layer, let it set and then head off to la-la land so they can work their magic while I get my snooze on.

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Hair treatments
Recently I’ve managed to accumulate quite a few deep conditioning hair treatments and masques and it was only recently that I decided to try one out and see what all the fuss was about. Well, let me tell you that all the fuss was absolutely worth it because I’m now sold. I know you’re meant to get your trimmed every three months but I don’t always get the time and most of time I actually forget but with deep treatment masques, I’m able to ensure that my hair is silky soft and in good condition.

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3.   Shopping for cosmetics
Alright alright, doing what I do doesn’t actually stop me from shopping because that would be a big fat lie but there are days when I “shop my stash”. I’m sure everyone has done that... It’s the moment where you go through all the beauty products that you own and find gems that you had either forgotten about, hadn’t got round to using or didn’t think they suited you but miraculously do now. I actually went through my lipstick collection the other day and found quite a few MAC lippies that I have no idea why I purchased them in first place or had altogether forgotten about. It’s a bad habit but if you haven’t tried it before then I genuinely suggest you “shop your stash” and see what you come up with.

This is my old stash... It's grown a lot more since these days!

I definitely think I might treat myself to a mani and pedi soon because as I’ve been hammering out this post, I’ve noticed that my cuticles are looking robey and gross. I guess there are definitely some things that only a professional can do!

What do you consider a ‘treat’ and how often do you splurge on one? I’d love to know what you think.

Until next time...
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