Welcome to day 10 of Day 12 and today is all about pampering and Feel-Good Factor ahead of the festive season.
Taking time to pamper yourself and nourish your senses throughout the year is really important …. and especially at Christmas time. In the run up to the festive season we are always so busy shopping, visiting family and friends and dashing here and there, so whilst its enjoyable it can also be a little stressful and we tend to forget about caring for ourselves.
I have picked my top 6 Pamper Essentials for that Festive Feel-Good Factor as well as some of my favourite places to go enjoy these wonderful treats….
- Festive Pamper Essential 1 – Get Your Nails Ready For the Festive Season
I love to get my nails done regularly… I normally never without having them done now, bit of a addiction I think. Fresh nails for me make me feel good and they complete the look! Yesterday i just got my Fresh Festive Nails done and I LOVE them, I opted for traditional red, and then added a hint of purple/pink Sparkle for a bit o f contrast. I normally don’t go for Sparkle but it’s a MUST at Christmas time. I love to go to Beauty At Anne’s for my nails, as well as many other beauty essentials life Make-Up, waxing and more.
2. Festive Pamper Essential 2 – Get Party Ready Hair
Getting your hair in order for the festive season is a must. The feeling of a new style, colour, or cut is so rejuvenating and such a feel-good factor. There is simply only one place for me to get the look I want and I know I come away happy… Harkins Hairdressing. I have been going here for 16 years and the same person, Karen the owner, knows my hair pretty well well by now. I love to just let her come up with a style and her own idea as I am always up for a change, so she gets to be scissor happy and I’m happy.
3. Festive Pamper Essential 3 – Rejuvenate Your Skin With a Facial
Facials are a fantastic way to aid detoxification as well as helping to help smooth fine lines and promote collagen production as well as cleansing the pores on a much deeper level. I love to get regular facials, particularly when the new seasons come around. I like to enjoy these at True Nature Day Spa.
4. Festive Pamper Essential 4 – DE stress Your Body With A Full Body Massage
The most beneficial means of using any essential oil is through massage, not only are you experiencing a relaxing massage, but the aromatic scents and therapeutic properties enhance the overall treatment experience! So why not book a massage and enjoy the warming benefits of Black Pepper.
Another Spa that is local to me is called True Nature Day Spa, and Orla is another excellent therapist. True Nature Day Spa is a unique retreat away from the day to day stresses, combining a holistic approach to Health and Spa Therapies with modern medicine. I highly recommend her for massages and facials.
5. Festive Pamper Essential 5 -Coax out those party feet and get a Winter Pedicure
Regular pedicures not only help keep feet looking pretty, they also keep nails trimmed, calluses controlled and skin moisturized. In addition, a foot massage helps to relieve tension and stimulate circulation. Treat yourself to a salon or spa pedicure or pamper your feet at home.
Great Tip – ( which I got from True Nature Day Spa Therapist Olra, Bathe your feet in Listerine and Vinegar and leave them feeling like new born baby skins… where’s the Listerine and vinegar ..
6. Festive Pamper Essential 6 – Take the ‘Chill’ in a Hot Tub Experience
Then to really get into chill and relax mode and this time enjoy it in the company of others, why not take a hot tub experience with some family and friends at Connies Tranquil Haven. I have gone a few times recently and it is just so relaxing and lovely time to unwind. You can can also add a mini massage into the package, which is always a good option.
So there you have my pamper essential, so make sure you don’t forget about pampering yourself this festive season.
See you tomorrow for day 11.