A Perfect At-Home Spa Day (or Night!)

 

 

I treated myself to at at-home pedicure last week, and after a bit of scrubbing, moisturizing,  filing, and polishing, it was fabulous to have freshly painted toes. This afternoon of self-care had me thinking how wonderful it would be to create my own spa day or evening, and I thought you might enjoy this too! Sephora is having an incredible sale, so I linked clean and luxurious products and tools to rejuvenate you from head to toe.

 

Set the scene

To make your bathroom feel as relaxing and inviting as your favorite spa, you need to set the scene for serenity. Wear a plush robe, light a gorgeous candle, play soft music, and dim the lights to create soothing atmosphere. Cute slippers would be a lovely touch as well!

 

TLC via scrub

Prep your skin for softness with this coconut and rose infused scrub (my absolute favorite). I’ve raved about it before and I will rave about it again – it’s just divine. Follow with a warm bath or shower and then a rich body oil or cream, and you will be floating away on a cloud of relaxation!

 

Tend to your tresses 

Since we aren’t able to get our regular cuts and color right now, give your hair the pampering it needs with a scalp scrub and deep conditioner. The scrub gently exfoliates and sweeps away build up, and this treatment strengthens hair so it is soft and silky. I’ve been using Olaplex for years and it is one of my favorite products.

 

It’s all about the masks 

Who doesn’t love a sheet and eye mask? They can transform, plump and hydrate skin in a matter of minutes. Not to mention, they feel so indulgent! Apply a face and eye mask, and find a cozy spot to read a magazine or book while your masks do their magic.

 

Pamper your pout 

Give your lips some love with this scrub that exfoliates, cleanse and conditions. Follow with a rich balm or this lip mask to finish this mini-treatment.

 

Tools, tools, tools

If you enjoy a tool or two, glide this cool jade roller across your cheeks and forehead to treat fine lines, puffiness and firmness. Place the jade roller in the fridge overnight too so its icy cold before you use it. This beauty roller is another trusted tool to lift up your skin and boost circulation.

Easter Basket Finds for your Little Bunnies

 

  1. I love this precious customized gingham easter bow and white basket. The deadline is 4/2, so order today!
  2. How cute is this bunny bank
  3. A darling woven bunny purse, perfect for spring
  4. Because all kids love bubbles
  5. A Peter Rabbit Mache box filled with treats – I bought these for the boys!
  6. This play dough kit will offer endless fun and imagination
  7. Vibrant watercolor set – a fantastic craft they will love
  8. Goggles for summer swims at the pool
  9. A seersucker baseball cap for your little guy
  10. Festive glitter stickers
  11. A fun beach towel that you can have personalized
  12. This is my favorite kids swim suit brand 
  13. And here is a matching bathing suit for sister
  14. Baby will love this charming bunny jack-in-the-box

I also think books are a fantastic addition to any Easter Basket, and we include them in our boy’s baskets every year. This, this, this and this are some of our family’s favorites.

Recipes, Books, and Activities to do at Home

 

Many of us are at home learning to navigate this new normal, and so I wanted to share some delicious recipes, fabulous books to read, and entertaining activities to keep busy. Enjoy, and hope you all stay safe and healthy!

Recipes to Try

Books to Read

  • I am starting “The Two Lives of Lydia Bird” by Josie Silver tonight and can’t wait. I read her first book, and fell in love – it’s funny, charming and lighthearted.
  • A dear friend gave me this book for my birthday, and I am so excited to start reading it.
  • Set in London, “Surprise Me!” is a book I couldn’t put down! It’s an easy read, and a definite “feel-good” story.

Activities to Do

  • Clean closets and organize – de-cluttering your space feels fantastic. The Neat Method has the best tips.
  • Retail therapy from the comfort of your home! There are so many great sales and gift card promotions right now in fashion, beauty and home – here, here, here, and here have some amazing offers.
  • Puzzles challenge your mind, and are a fun activity you can do solo or with your family.
  • Listen to a new podcast – Goop has really intriguing options.
  • Channel your inner artist and paint or color in a coloring book. I love this one about interior design! 
  • Host a family Game night – we’ve played Guess Who? and Candyland and needless to say the boys have loved both.
  • Treat yourself to a spa night, with a revitalizing mask and bubble bath, or give your self a manicure/pedicure and try a vibrant new polish.