I have been planning to have a pamper session with Little Lady for ages. When my husband was away this evening, I thought it would be nice for us to spend some time together. She helped me got the babies changed and into bed and the boys into their room. Then once it looked like the coast was clear and it was safe to bring out the chocolate without Darling and Baby trying to fight us for it, we sneaked down and made ourselves a tray of treats.
We have both been eating sensibly, with me trying to lose weight and Little Lady trying to get into good habits. Little Lady has been a bit more disciplined than me and a real inspiration to me too (a bit like a personal coach or that little voice in your head that tells you not to eat another one). This being the case this was a treat for us with her eating very little of it and me eating the buttons, peanuts and some of the jellies.
The products I pulled out to treat myself were:
Dr Organics Rose Otto Face Mask - I used to use face masks regularly years ago, but in recent years I could barely bring myself to use face cream. In the last few months I have started taking better care of myself with supplements and skin care and have been keeping an eye out for a face mask I might like, so thought I would try this one.
I had to go and scare the boys after I put this on. Then a little while later Little Lady felt the need to go and do the same, so they were not very impressed with us.
Tiana Organic Virgin Coconut Oil - My go to for very dry skin at the moment. Sinks in leaving my skin soft. I have been using this in place of a body lotion, especially as a treatment for my feet, by melting chunks in my hands, slathering loads on and putting socks on over it.
Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector - I found the Body Shop Hemp products many years ago when my skin was super dry during Ramadan. I used the lip balm and later the Hand Protector and found them very, very hydrating. The smell isn't great, but the product is really good. I keep one on my bedside table and a smaller version in my desk at work. I think this is probably a good product for men too because of the packaging and the non-girly smell, I once recommended this to a male colleague who was complaining about his very dry hands and he loved it.
Gosh Stardust Nail Lacquer in No. 629 (Milky Way) - I don't normally wear nail varnish and haven't done in years (since university when I wore black or my wedding), but in recent months I have started wearing this particular shade when I am not praying because it is fairly subtle, or my boys will ask how I can pray with nail varnish on (we have to make ablutions to pray and cannot wear nail varnish so that there is nothing between the water and our nails/skin, when you are on your period you don’t have to pray, so it's not an issue, but I don't feel the need to explain that to my boys yet). The nail varnish makes me feel girly, lasts a few days and is light enough not to draw too much attention or look bad if it chips. I can't find this exact colour either on Amazon or the Superdrug’s website, the nearest I could find was Gosh Stardust 628, I'm not sure how different the colour is.
I really enjoyed our me time and hope to make it a regular thing.