Pamper Yourself Essentials…

I love to spoil myself. I’m sure we’re all guilty of giving ourselves some time to pamper and de-stress; even on days we don’t need it! I’m the absolute worst. I’ve had phases where I genuinely take a long bath and give myself a facial every night of the week. I’m a very stressful person by nature, I work myself up over the silliest things and nothing can quite wind me down like a lovely evening to myself. This post has been in the works for a while now, I’m just such a huge fan of pamper evenings that I knew I had to share my secrets at one point. I actually took these photos a while back on my visit to Bali, that entire vacation was a pamper evening if you ask me and so I knew it’d be the best opportunity to capture it. A couple of months late and here I am, so play some meditation music and grab a cup of tea and follow these steps, let’s pamper ourselves…

pamper evening flatlay

I like to begin by grabbing the essentials I plan to use and propping them up right by the bath tub, ready to be put to work!

cup of tea

First thing’s first, I make my tea just how I like it and let it cool down- yes you read right, I like my tea lukewarm, can’t stand it hot.

lush twilight

You didn’t think I’d have a pamper evening without a bath bomb, did you? This evening’s bomb of choice was Twilight, I love the beautiful lavender relaxing scent and the blue colour it turns my tub. I also dissolve a bubble bar under the tap – I used Rose Jam this night, I usually use The Comforter.

Then, relax. I like to take my time in the bath for a while. Whether with an episode of a feel-good show like Gilmore Girls or just listening to my bath-time playlist haha. Just sip on my tea and try to clear my mind.

clarisonic

Once I begin to get wrinkly and settle down, I put my tea aside and start the process. I begin by washing my face with my clarisonic- now I don’t use a clarisonic everyday, I just like to pamper myself with a deep cleanse once in a while. I also like to use a different luxurious cleanser on these nights, so I went for the Fresh Soy cleanser.

kiehls mask

After I’ve cleansed, I like to apply a pore-cleansing mask. I’ve been obsessed with Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing mask- it smells like a spa to me and I love how it feels on my skin. It’s not painful or harsh, really the most gentle but effective mask.

paper masks

Once I’ve given my mask the time it needs and sipped on some more tea, I remove it and move on to the next step. Now, I know eye gel patches are meant to wake you up but I just love the cooling sensation so much that I actually prefer using them to wind down. So I apply my favourite Tarte gel patches fresh out of the fridge. Then I apply a sheet mask- of course! I usually go for a blemish clearing one but more recently I’ve been trying to deal with my scarring more than breakouts, so I prefer brightening or hydrating ones.

nars body oil

Relaxation is usually at it’s best by this point. I feel pampered and completely zen. That’s usually the point where I like to lather my body in a luxurious body oil. What’s more luxurious than Nars? I’ve been obsessed with this Nars Monoi Body Glow Oil purely because of the scent. I can’t even describe this it’s just the more gorgeous sweet scent and it completely winds me down. Once it’s lathered across my chest and arms, I get out of the bath and lay in bed to apply it onto my legs. At this point I spend a good hour just laying there because I just feel so zen haha.

So that’s it, that’s all it takes to get Noha in the best mood and mindset possible. Try some of these products out and let me know how they go once you can peel yourself out of the tub!

P.s. Props to my favourite human being, my best friend, my sister for having the patience to pose for these photos haha.

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38 Comments Add yours

  1. dipsjn says:

    Love this post and your blog! I’ve sent you a message on Instagram too x

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Thank you so much! And thanks for reading zx

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  2. Maha Shahid says:

    Noha this was such a relatable post. I love pampering myself too. While reading through all your steps, I felt so relaxed. Thoroughly enjoyed this post ❤

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Hahahah I felt relaxed writing it! Thank you so much for reading x

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Thank you for reading xx

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  3. Azra says:

    Love a good pamper night. Your photos are on point. xx

    https://simpleserenity.wordpress.com

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Omg swear by them, they keep me sane haha. Aww thank you Azra! I’m always so insecure about my photos haha. Thank you for reading xx

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  4. Lee says:

    This post was kind of relaxing actually lol. The photos look great too!

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Ahah aw I’m glad! Thank you for reading xx

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  5. LOL I can’t stand hot Tea either!!

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Hahaha no way, I thought I was alone. Thank you for reading xx

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  6. Kali Borovic says:

    I love this post so much! Gorgeous photos too xx.

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Awww thank you so much Kali! xx

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  7. Avant-garde says:

    Lovely post.. now I know exactly what do I need to do next after posting this comment 😀
    Happy weekend 🙂 ❤
    https://outfitsandmakeupblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/current-trend-report-denim/

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Haha glad to inspire you. Thank you for reading x

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  8. Wow this sounds like a regime I want to try!! I have to say…regardless of the products,….I love the fact your cup of tea is the same colour I have mine…everyone says I make my tea too weak haha! However I do prefer to drink it hot!! I’m loving the sound of those eye gel patches! I’ll have to give those a try! Great post xx

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Haha yess, everyone hates how I make my tea! Also yes you’d love the patches, they’re actually reusable so you get so much use out of them! Thank you for reading as always xx

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  9. janahpinku says:

    Great post. Reading this is so relaxing! And thank you (and your sister) for taking the extra mile to put up such cool photos. Loved reading this. 💕

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Haha awww thank you so much honestly, always appreciate your comments xx

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      1. janahpinku says:

        You’re always welcome, Noha. 💕

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  10. Alexis Ann says:

    😍 loved this!

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Aw thank you!! X

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  11. nikkidiez13 says:

    This sounds amazing! Great post ❤ xox.

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Thank youuu for reading x

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  12. Loved it. Was so relaxing 😀😀

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Thank you!! And thanks for reading xx

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  13. earthtoloz says:

    Love this post!! Love a good pamper session, and sometimes it is so well needed and it makes such a difference. xx

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      I know right! Thank you for reading xx

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  14. lovingmaddie says:

    Love this post and your blog! Im gonna have to go buy all of these !

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Haha aww thank you so much for stopping by! xx

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  15. Bailey/Lisa says:

    I did not know that NARS had a body oil, off I go to get it hey!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this, I loved it

    Bailey xx
    https://themessylifestyleaus.wordpress.com/

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      It’s so gorgeous! Feels so luxurious and the smell is amazing. Thank you for reading xx

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      1. Bailey/Lisa says:

        I will need to grab it xx thank youuuuuu 💋

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  16. I absolutely love your photography – so stunning! Totally agree with all of these points, you sound like you know how to pamper yourself!xx

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    1. Noha ♡ says:

      Awww thank you so much honestly it means a lot I’m so insecure about my photos haha. Thank you for reading zx

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  17. imaginejulie says:

    What a great post, it gives me some kind of tingly feeling. I’m inspired to do a pamper evening! And what beautiful pictures!

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  18. Love this!! Great pamper session 🙂

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