It`s been a while since I had a Friday off. Initially, I wanted to explore Nothing Hill (i
n desperate need of some cool insta pics), but then it started raining and I gave up. I know I tend to bitch about the weather a lot, but sometimes I like gloomy days. Don`t get me wrong, they`re a pain in the ass when you want to go out. Or when you have to take photos for your blog. But rainy days also give me a feeling of peace, a few moments of mindfulness and clarity. I don`t have an OFF switch, so these days give me a reason to press pause and relax for a while. This post is about the things I like to do when I have some time for myself, whether it`s the whole day or just the evening. You can do all of them or select a couple, the choice is yours.
The first thing I do when I`m planning a chilled, staying home night is taking a bath. I like to lit some candles, put some music on and just take my time. Before I jump in the bathtub I like to take off my makeup and apply a face mask. These vary all the time, depending on my skin`s concerns at that moment. Most of my face masks are from Lush and The Body Shop, but as promised, I`ll write a more detailed post about my favourite ones soon.
I used to be a massive bath bombs fan, but now I`m more of a bubble bar person. I love sweet scents, but if you really want to clear out your mind, use something with lavender in it. I used to think aromatherapy was gibberish, but not anymore. If you`re stressed or feeling anxious, I also recommend bath salts, they always calm me down.
After I start to resemble a raisin I know bath time is over, so I`ll make myself a hot cocoa and head to the living room. There, I like to gather as many pillows and blankets as I can, turn into a human burrito and read for a while. I normally do my reading quota in the morning (
yes,I have one,don`t ask) but sometimes I love a book so much, I can`t put it down. I`m sure that happened to you as well, so you know how important that next chapter is. My favourite genre is fantasy, but I enjoy YA and the classics just as much.
Like everyone else, I end my night with a Netflix marathon. I know that`s bad and you should avoid technology before sleep, but I can`t help it. Netflix is life, I said it! Sure, it`s still missing my favourite shows (GoT and Supernatural), but there`s so much to choose from. Gilmore Girls, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, House of Cards. There`s something for everyone. Oh, if you`re a Jane Austen fan then you should definitely watch the BBC adaptations of her most famous books. Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice?YES PLEASE!
I really hope you enjoyed today`s random post. I love beauty posts, but sometimes I need to ramble. Anyways, let me know what you liked to do on a day off.