By the end of the week my skin is looking a little crap, my nails are chipped and nasty, eyebrows are a complete state and my body is as dry as! Sounds like a sight for sore eyes, right? Trust me, by the weekend I’m verging on looking like a complete mess! So what is it time for – a WEEKEND PAMPER! Don’t you just love those times when you are free to chill, relax and partake in a little pamper time, as self indulgent as it may sound, it’s times like this that live for ;) So what did I get up to today?

Firstly, to combat the dry skin on my body I ran myself a nourishing bath by popping in a 1/3rd of a Lush Happy Blooming Luxury Bath Melt which contains Cocoa Butter and Passionflower Seed Oil – it leaves my skin feeling so soft! I gave myself a good scrub with my Soap & Glory Exfoliating Gloves mixed with my favourite shower gel ever – Lush’s Snow Fairy, and then doused myself in Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter – dry skin be gone! The ‘body’ stage of my pampering sesh out the way it was time to sort out my dull looking face. After a good plucking with my Tweezerman’s to rid me of my au natural mono-brow, I gave my skin a good ol’ scrub! As I use my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish twice a day with a muslin cloth I don’t usually feel the need for an exfoliator, but with my skin in such dire condition it was time for drastic action! The Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator has been sitting unloved in my drawers since it came with my first ever Liz Earle purchase almost a year ago now – the Liz Earle Skin Essentials Kit (go buy it, it’s amazing), but after giving my skin a scrub with it today it’s definitely going to be something that I do an a weekly cycle. It made my skin feel so refreshed, didn’t aggravate it at all, and got ready of all my flakiness. To top off that intense cleanse and exfoliation my skin needed some moisture, so I slathered on some Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate* that contains pure plant oils, this rebalances my skin adding moisture while not leaving it greasy at all. If you have normal/oily combo skin like me, don’t be shy of using facial oils – they really do help to moisturise and are great for when your skin needs that extra little ‘treat’. Finally, I turned my attention to my nails. I think I will do a nailcare video/post soon if you fancy it, but for the mean time all you need to know is that I painted them with my favourite colour of the moment, OPI’s Sweet Heart, the most perfect polished pale pink, I just adore how this looks on my nails. Scaggy nails sorted :)  

You may have noticed that I missed out a major step in my pampering day Рhair! But do not fret I gave my greasy mop a good wash ;) I will pop up an updated haircare video soon, but at the moment I am experimenting with hair treatments and oils so am deciding what ones I like best. I have to say at the moment the Macadamia Healing Oil that I got in my Boudoir Priv̩ box is topping the bill, but more on that tomorrow ;) Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
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  • laurenbaker778

    I love the Happy Blooming melt, it smells amazing! xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Doesn’t it just, I love it too! xx

  • Kimberley Kemp

    I love a good pampering sesh too! They really perk me up :D I think I need more Liz Earle in my life. Ridiculously tempted by the bargain sets on QVC! xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Ooooo be tempted, the Liz Earle stuff is seriously amazing! xx

  • http://makeupthenight.com/ makeupthenight

    So jealous of your Snow Fairy! I got a bottle last Christmas time, and a few months ago it just started smelling a bit off if you know what I mean. Was gutted I had to throw it away, but it had an aftersmell of bile or something=yuck! Love OPI Sweetheart too, but I seem to reach for my Essie Fiji more! Do you have a post on the superskin concentrate? I’m intruiged! And I agree, everyone has to go buy the essentials set from Liz Earle. Such staple products!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Eurgh that’s horrible, you should of taken it back! My Snow Fairies haven’t gone like that (yes I have more than one still hanging around lol), might have to try out the Essie Fiji colour too ;) No I don’t have a post on the Superskin Concentrate, but hopefully I will pop one up at the weekend xx

  • Sophie! Beautycfw

    I haven’t had a chance to do my little ritual this weekend :’( but I finish college at maybe 12 tomorrow so shall be doing it then!! x

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oh no, hope you had a nice pamper day on Monday instead xx

  • Anonymous

    sounds perfection! jeal…you ready for TOWIE!? xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha I fricking love TOWIE, missed it on Sunday but watched it yesterday instead xx

  • http://twitter.com/rottenotter katy

    I’ve had a much needed pamper day today too! Currently got a hair mask in and them I’m going to paint my nails, not sure what colour I’m going to go for yet though :) xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oooo pleased to hear you had a lovely pamper day too xx

  • http://the-beautybible.blogspot.com/ jane

    Aw its sounds lovely. I did a little pampering today too (hey! what are sundays for!) and put in a hair mask and such. The only thing is I only have a shower in my flat, so I was longing for a lovely hot bubble bath… The Liz earl face products sound amazing. I’ve had the cleanse and polish before but next time I’m ordering, I think I will try the full range. 

    x

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oh yes you definitely need to try the whole range :) Pleased you enjoyed a little pampering too! xx

  • http://www.chicfashiontrends.com.br/ Raquel

    I also had my own little pampering ritual ;) different products, but same concept ;) BEING DELICATE with the skin (especially when cleansing and exfoliating!!) and hydrating a lot :D If you want to check the products and my skincare routine we can check it here (it’s in portughese but the language of skin care is universal hahaha, no seriously, you can see the pics and figure everything out :D ) http://www.chicfashiontrends.com.br/os-escolhidos-da-raquel/  ;)

    On my hair? Always Kerastase (so i’m curious about your video)

    As for the nails, i use Mavala a lot, but will enjoy to see your nailcare – we can always learn something new ;)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      That’s great, thanks for the comment! It’s always great to hear what other people are using :) xx

  • Chloe Le Breton

    Snow Fairy is my absolute favourite shower gel too – I still have a huge 500ml bottle from last Christmas as I rationed my stocks, but it’ll be back on sale next week, so perhaps I was overly frugal with it – that’s not to say I won’t be picking up some more this year. It’s just heavenly girliness in a bottle!!! People think I’m crazy but I set aside a good few hours every weekend to rejuvenate myself after the week – I work such long hours, that I don’t have the time and energy for too much pampering midweek; so I’m all about the exfoliation, hair mask, nails. brows and body butter on a Sunday evening :o ) x

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      I LOVE Snow Fairy, I’m very pleased that it will be back on their shelves soon :) Pleased to hear you love a good pamper too ;) xx

  • Fahmida

    Great post! Would love to see a nail care video! I have really been getting into doing mine! Can’t wait for the hair care video! Take Care! :) xxx

    http://fbegumstar.blogspot.com

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thanks hun! Will try and pop some new videos up soon xx

  • Pinksparkle84

    I love the Macadamia Healing Oil, it’s great as a leave in treatment.

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oooo I actually tried the other night and you’re right – it’s amazing xx

  • Anonymous

    Oh love this post :) I also love pamper days, tomorrow is going to be mine :) x

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Hope you had a lovely pamper hun! xx

  • Aspirationsofglam

    I love a good pamper I like to refer to it as my MOT! haha. I am so tired from the weekend I think Monday will be the day to get it sorted. Its nice to know a mega blogger like yourself needs a pamper every so oftern too :) hehe

    Liz
    http://aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com/
    xxx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha your MOT – love it! Oh god, everyone needs a pamper – it’s what weekends are for lol xx

  • Anonymous

    Ooo I never knew what bath melts were for, but definitely giving that a try! And the face scrub/oil sounds so lovely too – I’m feeling like I need some of that after my deathly flight, my skin is already a state and I haven’t even boarded lol..

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Definitely give them a whirl Yu :) They leave your skin feeling soooo soft! xx

  • http://www.curlsandthecity.com Amy

    I really could use a nice pampering! :)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Give yourself an evening off hun, everyone needs a pamper every now and again :) xx

  • http://kelly-yes.blogspot.com Kelly

    haha i am in need of a good pampering too, my nails have been total crap lately because im in new york. when i get home i think i will give myself a nice day of pampering. loved your description of everything :)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thanks hun! Hope you get in a nice night of pampering when you’re back from New York – lucky girl :) xx

  • Viviianna

    every girl needs a good pampering :)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      They do!! xx

  • http://www.daisybutter.com Michelle

    Nothing better than an end-of-week pamper (: I love Snow Fairy and a bath melt for a relax session. Really must get my mitts on OPI’s Sweetheart too, I always hear you rave about it! xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Ah I love that polish – it really is such a classic xx

  • Anonymous

    i love having these kinds of afternoons where i give myself a good overhaul hehe :D xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      They are lovely aren’t they :) xx

  • http://www.MrAJBx3.com MrAJBx3

    i love pampering! its so much fun hehe!

    great post! <3

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thanks hun! I love pampering too :) xx

  • http://twitter.com/aliceKatex Alice

    where can you buy OPI in the UK? love the pale pink colour :)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      I get mine from Sallys beauty Supply or John Lewis xx

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