Oh I do love a good bloggers TAG! - thank you to Jenny for inviting me to ramble away about all aspects of my ‘me-time’ routine. I would definitely categorise myself as a people’s person, but on the other hand, I thoroughly enjoy quiet time after a hectic week at work. I think it’s extremely important to set as much time as possible aside each week to have a good old pamper sesh. I would like to nominate Hannah and Gillian (and anyone else who would like to take part) who are both fabulous girlies with fantastic blogs that I love reading - be sure you check them out!
1. What do you watch or read during me-time?
More often than not, I can be found lounging on the sofa scrolling through my Bloglovin’ feed on my iPad, catching up on missed beauty posts from throughout the week. Reality TV is also my guilty pleasure and includes the cringe worthy shows such as Geordie Shore, TOWIE and Real Housewives that I can’t help but watch! Aside from technology, I also really enjoy reading books/magazines; I am currently reading Sali Hughes Pretty Honest and loving it! (A definite must for all beauty lovers).
2. What do you wear during me-time?
#nobra - may be a little TMI, but I cannot fully relax until that bad boy has been taken off. During the colder months I will always reach for my fur-lined onesie and a pair of fluffy socks, but in the summer months, a comfy pair of shorts, vest top and a pair of my faithful Havaianas will suit.
3. What are your me-time beauty products?
I will always begin with a hot bubble bath, cleanse my face with a current favourite oil/balm and exfoliate with my St Ives Apricot Scrub. I will then moisturise my body and blast some tunes with a face mask on before finishing with a generous scoop and massage of my Origins GinZing Moisturiser on my face and neck.
4. Current favourite nail polish?
I included my current favourite shellac colour in my January Favourites which you can read here. Bluesky ‘Ruby Sparkle’ - a deep red glitter that I just don’t want to switch from as we approach the transition into Spring!
5. What do you eat/drink during me-time?
Lemon & Lime sparkling water (addicted) with lots of ice and some brie and crackers!
6. Current favourite candle?
I’m Justine and I’m a candleaholic; I am currently burning a large 3-wick vanilla candle from Matalan which I obsessed with. I also have a pack of rose scented tea lights from Ikea which I love burning in my collection of holders.
7. Do you ever have outdoor me-time?
Paul and I try and spend as many Sunday mornings as possible on various walks within Wales. It is such a good feeling having a ‘blow-out’ and really getting the heart pumping, before returning to a well-deserved Sunday Roast. I love the outdoors, and even a leisurely stroll around the Historic Chester Walls of an evening really works wonders.
8. Would you ever go see a movie alone?
I would never say never, but can’t imagine myself doing it!
9. Favourite online store?
Amazon and eBay are quite possibly my most used websites . Beauty-wise Look Fantastic have really upped their game, and their service, availability and delivery is fantastic. In terms of online fashion stores, I Love ASOS, Miss Guided and Boohoo.
10. Anything to add? What else do you like doing during me-time?
Cleaning! I know its lame, but de-cluttering and organising in my own time, at my own pace, is extremely therapeutic. I always find that I get a better night’s sleep when everything is clean & tidy.