Happy Sunday everyone! As we all know, life has been tough lately. Instead of saying, “it’s been a week” let’s change that to, “it’s been a YEAR!” Thankfully this year is almost up. Hopefully 2021 will be better for all of us. Lately, I’ve been really struggling. While I have been working hard to finish up my first semester of grad school, I am still grieving over the loss of my furry best friend. So after my last class, I wanted to indulge in a little relaxation time. I decided to run the bath tub, throw in some bubbles, and treat myself to a relaxation day! Which is something we should all be doing more frequently. I bought some self-care products to use and will share my thoughts about them. I’ll also include the links for them if you’re wanting to try them out too! (All purchased from Amazon).
1.Glade Candle: 3.4oz, Sheer Vanilla Embrace – ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ABVK2E6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This candle smelled SO good. I’m a sucker for any kind of vanilla scent, so I knew I had to get it. Plus it’s only $2.91 right now! Candles are great for self care. There’s something about inhaling your favorite scent that is so relaxing. And for me, it’s vanilla! It creates a sense of comfort and helps me wind down. I always feel calm when lighting my favorite candle. There’s 6 different scents to choose from such as Clean Linen and Radiant Berries – hopefully they have your favorite too.
2. OGX Hydration + Sea Kelp & Hyaluronic Acid Body Scrub: 19.5oz – ⭑⭑⭑⭑ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YYYSHVB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I’ve been looking for a good exfoliant body scrub to make my skin feel extra soft and this one did the trick! I chose to get the sea kelp scent, but they provide other exotic scents too such as rose water and coconut coffee (for half the price…which I didn’t realize until now). I have to say, the sea kelp smells amazing! I wasn’t sure what it would smell like, but it has such a fresh and soothing smell. It contains sea kelp, hyaluronic acid (a moisturizer), and black rice to exfoliate. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because this scent is $6 more than the other scents that are the exact same size.
3. Upbeamo 24k Gold Eye Treatment Mask: 6.35fl.oz – ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08GYGNG1Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I’m not gonna lie, I first found out about these on TikTok. They looked so intriguing, I had to try them out. These little under-eye masks are so satisfying to use. It says that there are 30 pairs included, but it looks like there are much more than that as they are very thin. Once you put them on, they are cold but in a good way. Like a refreshing coolness. They are supposed to help with dark circles, bags, and wrinkles and I totally believe it as they contain anti-aging collagen and hyaluronic acid. All you have to do is use the scooper to get one pair out of the tub and place them under your eyes for 15-20 minutes. I highly recommend!
4. Wel Deep Pore Cleansing Mask: 2.04fl.oz – ⭑⭑ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B088FXHP3Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I purchased this face mask because I’m a big fan of peel off masks and it came with an applicator brush. I wanted one with an applicator because I hate applying it with my own fingers which makes a mess and piles up under my finger nails. Unfortunately, the applicator broke as soon as I took it out of the box. It’s still usable, but obviously that should not happen. Then once I peeled it off, it broke away into little pieces. So it wasn’t as satisfying to peel as I would’ve liked. Although it did make my skin feel a little softer, I would try to find a different peel off mask. I guess that’s what you get for $7.90.
I hope this product review gave you some ideas on what to buy when planning a relaxation day. As I have emphasized many times, it is so important to take care of yourself. I can’t stress this enough. Especially in 2020 with so many stressors hitting us all at once. Give your mind a break every once in a while and just relax. Create your own little spa day!