Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day is filled with lots of love and something fun. Thank you so much for reading this blog, I love you guys!
Now I know Valentine’s Day is considered a couple’s holiday but I don’t believe that. To me, February 14th is all about love whether it’s for a boyfriend/girlfriend, parent, pet, friend or someone else. Since today is all about love, I figured this is the perfect time to share some of my favorite self care/self love tips.
I love a good face mask. They make my skin feel so good and with some many different one’s for sale now, you can find one that will help your skin. I think face masks used to be really expensive but now I see them all over the place! Sheet masks are a great option and I will travel with them sometimes too. I always have a few in my bathroom since they are so easy and mess free. This may sound weird but I love peel off masks as well. There’s something so satisfying about peeling it off. This one from First Aid Beauty is a favorite (although slightly more expensive) but the tube lasted me forever! The two pictured are ones I use almost weekly and really enjoy. Formula 10.0.6 can be found at Target (linked to Amazon but Target is much cheaper!) and the clay one was bought on Amazon.
Getting a manicure
Having my nails painted always makes me feel put together. I have no problem doing them myself but having someone else paint them is such a treat. It’s a nice way to go and have some alone time. You can even grab a coffee before and sip on it while they get done. Although I would make sure you have a straw so you don’t need to use yours hands 😉 Most nail salons that I have gone to have a rewards program so as you go, you earn points and can redeem it for a free manicure. It’s like a treat for future you!
One of the best things about spring and summer for me are flowers are blooming. The colors are so fun to look at. I also love having fresh flowers in the apartment. Let’s be real though, my centerpiece for the spring and summer is fake flowers and I have zero shame in that. But I do love fresh flowers and have gotten them from Alex a few times. There’s no reason a boy should be the only one who buys you flowers though! We all deserve to go out and get some flowers for ourselves just because we can. It doesn’t have to be a massive or fancy bouquet either. My grocery store had some nice flowers for under $5 that would be a nice little treat for yourself.
Buy yourself a present
How many times have you been shopping and seen something that you thought was cute or liked but didn’t buy because “I don’t need it”? Maybe you don’t need it but you do deserve it! The present doesn’t have to be extravagant either. You can go pick up a new nail polish, new book or a pair of shoes you’ve been eying for a while. Just spend a little bit on yourself because you’re worth it.
Take a bubble bath
Some people are not a fan of baths and I get it. Personally I don’t mind them to relax and just rinse off in the shower super quickly after. Baths are so fun to me. I will bring my computer in and put it at a safe distance away to watch a show or play music while I’m relaxing. I actually love to take epsom salt baths because
they help get rid of blisters they are relaxing to me. You could also throw in a bath bomb to add a scent and fun ambiance to the water. If you have a scrub, you can do that right before you get out then load up on some lotion before slipping into comfy clothes.
Well friends, there you have it. Those are some of my favorite tips to show myself some love. We’re all worth it.
Question of the day: What’s one thing you do for self care?