We’re heading off to Cabo, Mexico later this week for a much needed break from this weather — I’m seriously counting the minutes until I can be in temperatures over 20 degrees. You know how when you go to take any sort of time off — the week before is just miserable? I’ve spent this weekend cramming everything I would have normally done the following week into just a few days — running around town like a crazy person, trying to get ahead on all my deadlines, over-planning for everything so that our travel days and week away is as smooth as possible. I’m back with Philosophy today and used my favorite scent from their 6 piece shower gel collection to give myself a little break from all the planning — a little at-home spa day that let me escape and relax for just a few hours. I think changing up your routine (even just for a bit) can do wonders for your mood and energy level, so I’m sharing how to take an hour (or two) for yourself!
1. Draw yourself a bath.
I don’t do this enough, and every time I do — I tell myself I’m going to do this more often. A bath is one of the most relaxing things I can do for myself — I love having a little “me” time and catching up on a good book, listening to a podcast or one of my Spotify playlists. When I want to feel pampered, I love sweet, soothing scents like Apricots and Cream from Philosophy — this multitasking formula is a shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath (although I typically use it for just the latter), and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. It’s like indulging without the calories!
2. Light a candle.
I know we’re starting to sound real cheesy over here… but, in all seriousness, there’s something so powerful about simply lighting a candle. I absolutely love this line — they burn up to 90 hours for the larger version and the smell is divine.
3. Finally read that book.
I love to read — it’s honestly one of my favorite things to do. I’m someone who can read a book in a day if I’m really into it, but I have to start it. Since I’m always glued to a screen for both my work and personal life, reading a book that’s not a digital version and actually feeling paper feels like a treat. I just started Big Little Lies this past weekend and will probably finish it on the plane before we even get to Cabo!
4. Give yourself a mani/pedi.
I paint my nails all the time but I’m talking a spa-like manicure and pedicure. I have an amazing nail kit and went through all the steps just like they do at the salon to prep for my trip and feel like a new person.
You can currently grab the 6 piece shower gel collection from Philosophy on QVC for only $72 including basil cucumber cooler, iced mint lemonade, chilled ginger tea, marzipan dream, apricots and cream, and fresh cream and mint! It makes a perfect gift, too!
A huge thanks to Philosophy for sponsoring today’s post.