Monday, 21 December 2015

Twas The Night Before Christmas♥

When it's one more sleep until Christmas, what's my ultimate favourite thing to do? Have a super indulgent pamper evening. And what's better to do than going all out? I thought it'd be fun to share with you what I intend to do on Christmas Eve to prepare for the big day, aka, Christmas Day.

If I'm wearing any makeup that day, the first thing I need to do is remove makeup. I use Garnier's Micellar Water, it's one of the best makeup removers I've found and removes my makeup quickly.

In all seriousness, what's a pamper evening without a bath? Especially a bubble bath, extremely bubbly. I start off with Lush's Candy Mountain Bubble Bar - I crumble some off underneath running water. For extra bubbles, I use the Ted Baker Bath Foam. This combination works well!


I've chosen out three of my favourite shower gels. Two of which are mega-famous. My first choice is Soap and Glory's Clean On Me Shower Gel. This stuff smells gorgeous! It has a built in body lotion which is sure to leave your skin feeling super soft. My second is Lush's Snow Fairy. Almost everyone and their mother has either heard or tried this! It reminds me of bubblegum and is so sweet. Finally, Mandara Spa's Exotic Escape Shower Cream*. This smells very tropical and is rather creamy too.


Of personal choice, I will wash my hair, using whatever shampoo - I'm not fussy. Continuing with the hair washing, I follow up with Lee Stafford's Argan Oil Deep Nourishing Treatment*. This hair mask leaves my hair in incredible condition. It looks shiny and feels as though I've just stepped out of a hair dressers. I love nothing more than a good body scrub, and Kiss' Exfoliating Body Scrub* has been one of my favourites lately. It's not too harsh but leaves your skin exfoliated well. It also smells delicious. As well as a hair mask, you got to follow the rest of the mask trend. My choice is 7th Heaven's Cucumber Peel Off Face Mask. Cucumber is a good ingredient for your skin so this mask is ideal. I love peel off masks therefore, I adore this.


Skincare is vital to me, and has been lately. First up, Skin Therapy's Facial Scrub is a serious gem. It's less than £1 and is great for gentle facial exfoliation. Cleansers have been fantastic lately with my skin, and I've been loving Nu Skin's Creamy Cleansing Lotion*. This smells divine, and my skin feels utterly luxurious after using it. For toner, I'm not fussy with expensive ones, yet I've been reaching for Wilko's Skin Therapy Toner*. It's just the perfect way to finish off your skincare. Finally, I use Timebomb Skincare's Complexion Cocktail*. It's fantastic to use in the morning but it makes your skin feel amazing and look instantly brighter.


Got to moisturise! Timebomb Skincare's Powerball Intensive Moisturiser* is highly moisturising. It's particularly good in Winter as my skin tends to lack hydration. If I feel like having a little extra hydration, Timebomb Skincare Youth Juice Secret Oil* is the one. A little bit goes a long way and my skin basically drinks it up.

To finish off everything, I use Lee Stafford's Argan Oil Ultra Hydration Lotion*. I use a small amount just on the ends of my hair after I've blow dried it as it tends to get dry. It just gives some hydration to my hair. In Winter, I often suffer with dry hands and my one miracle has to be Soap and Glory's Hand Food. Not only does it smell beautiful (marshmallows, coconut..) but it works well. Using it multiple times a day for a few days and you notice a vast improvement. I hate nothing more than my lips being dry or chapped, but Ted Baker's Pink Lip Balm helps hundreds. It smells like chocolate but it's worth it. It isn't greasy either.

And that concludes my pamper evening. Continuing on, I'll usually paint my nails, drink some hot chocolate and watch elf with my sister. Sometimes, I'll pop some rollers in overnight for some curly hair on Christmas Day.

What do you do on Christmas Eve?



86 comments:

  1. Lovely post, my family usually comes round on Christmas Eve so I wouldn't be able to have this relaxed night. Lovely post.

    Olivia // BLONDE LA MODE

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    1. Thank you! That sounds like a lovely evening in! x

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  2. Lovely post as always! On Christmas Eve my boyfriend and I always watch Christmas movies whilst wrapping presents with hot chocolate :) xxx


    www.kirstyjennifer.com

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    1. Thank you! That sounds like a perfect, cosy night in! xx

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  3. Beauty products are always an easy go-to gift! Thanks for rounding up such fun ones!

    Also- that sounds like a lovely evening!

    xo,
    Alice at www.lonestarlookingglass.com

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    1. Indeed they are, and these ones are great! Ooh it's such a fun evening in! x

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  4. Sounds like SUCH a perfect evening !! Love the Soap and Glory and Lush products you mentioned ! Also the Lee Stafford Argan Oil range is so good!! Great post my love (as usual!) Also you cannot have a pamper evening on Christmas Eve without hot chocolate and Elf :P
    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    Xx

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    1. Eeek! They're such brilliant brands, impossible to dislike them! Of course it's Lush's Christmas range! Thanks so much Saira! xx

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  5. A little pampering on the night before Christmas sounds really nice to me :) I love the Snow Fairy body wash from Lush!

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    1. My thoughts exactly! It's such a lovely shower gel! x

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  6. This sounds amazing! I'm so jealous and wish that I had a bath so bad!!! I'm using the cosmetic warrior mask from lush at the moment and I love it :) x

    Http://Lifebylaurax.com/

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    1. Aw that's a shame, I feel for you! Ooh I haven't actually heard of that one before! x

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  7. I feel like I don't want to wait until Christmas Eve to do this pamper routine! It sounds so relaxing yet so good for you at the same time. Great post! xx

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    1. Haha, too good?! Two days time! Nothing better than a pamper evening though, especially on Christmas Eve! Thank you x

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  8. I love having a chill christmas Eve. I have a bit of a pamper, get into my Pjs and have an early night. Love this post XX

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    1. Got to have a relaxing evening on Christmas Eve! Pyjamas are a must. Thank you x

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  9. That sounds sooo good, as do all the products you're using. I must do this more often.

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  10. Wow, sounds like a great routine. I'm jealous of your bath routine, I'm stuck with a shower and dreaming of using Lush bubble bars and bath bombs. Enjoy!

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    1. You poor thing, I like to have the option of a bath or shower! Oh I'm sure I will, thank you x

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  11. Lovely post, I should really start having more pamper evenings, we normally watch movies on Christmas Eve x

    Sophie | ssophiespot.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Hoping they're Christmas films! x

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  12. Ooooo, love these products! I just got a few pampering things I've been meaning to try but keep forgetting haha! But since i'm off Christmas Eve, I think it would be a good time to try them all out. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me :)!

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    1. Off Christmas Eve and have new products? It's a must to have a pamper evening! x

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  13. I love the look of all of these products! I have yet to use any items from Lush. Thanks for sharing! That definitely is a huge day of pampering. :) We normally do all of our things on Christmas Eve!

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  14. Oh my gosh Jasmine, so many products, so fun. Christmas eve is with the in-law family and then quiet time in front of the tree while the kids sleep

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    1. Hehe, you should have seen the place when photographing this post! That sounds like a lovely evening! x

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  15. Wish we had that Garnier Micellar water oh! and also the pore cream here. :/

    From Manila with Love : Beauty, Life & Feminism

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    1. Ah that's rather annoying! Might be able to find it online somewhere? x

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  16. I just love any kind of Lush products! Christmas Eve is huge for our family. We do the Feast of the 7 Fish. It's an Italian tradition that my dad grew up enjoying with his family and my mom has continued it over the years. Merry Christmas.

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    1. I've never heard of that tradition before, that's really interesting! It sounds like a tradition which is loved. Merry Christmas to you too! x

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  17. LUSH is just the best for pamper evenings! My favourite is either Yog Nog or Honey Bee :)

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    1. It's crucial that lush is involved! Yet to try either! x

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  18. It's a huge round-up, woah! I love LUSH's products. They're so fun.

    Noor | Noor's Place

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    1. Yes ha! They're a fantastic brand with gorgeous products x

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  19. Those products looks great! I love it! ♥

    xoxo, Monica from http://monicanoir.blogspot.com/

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  20. This sounds like the perfect way to relax before the holidays!

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  21. wow! all the products look lovely! definitely sth to try!

    xx
    lau

    www.malibluemymind.com

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  22. I love pamper evenings. Love the look of those Lee Stafford hair products!

    Tori x
    www.30plusandbeautiful.com

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    1. My favourite type of evening! Lee Stafford's hair range is incredible x

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  23. Awesome post Jasmine. I still need to get my hands on that Garnier Micellar Water, I've heard nothing but amazing stuff about it. I love Soap and Glory products too, they smell absolutely amazing. xo Brigette

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    1. Thanks Brigette! Oh honestly, grab it up when you next can! x

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  24. I love the Timebomb packaging! Garnier Micellar water and snow fairy are my favourite too. I always have a Lush facemask night on Christmas Eve :) x

    Tamz || http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Isn't it just so nice! I need to try out the Lush face masks x

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  25. I just did a post similar to this (http://www.myvioletdelights.com/blog/12-days-of-guest-bloggers-day-5-the-chronicles-of-megan) - it's so important to relax during the holidays so you don't get too stressed and you can enjoy the holidays! Love your Soap & Glory picks :) Great job!

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  26. What a perfect way to spend Christmas Eve! I think I'll be saving my next pamper day for New Year's Day, it just seems like the best way to welcome in 2016!!

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk

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    1. Soon as dinner is done, it will be onto this! That sounds like it will be a good day! x

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  27. the items you chose look lovely!

    http://www.siniciliya.com

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  28. Great post! I would love to take the time to pamper myself the day before but I'm usually wrapping gifts well into Christmas morning lol. I'm a procrastinator lol

    Www.styletothet.com

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    1. Thank you! Ooh, I think you should seriously try your best and get it all done so you have the rest of the evening to yourself! x

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  29. Best "treats" during the holidays, right, hon? ;)
    What a lovely post! Love it how you reminded me (and defo encouraged) to have more pamper days & nights :D
    Enjoy the holidays, girlie!
    Merry Christmas, hon!
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Apart from chocolate, yes! Thanks so much! Maybe have one on Christmas Eve like me! Merry Christmas to you too! xx

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  30. I love Candy Mountain :) and the Mandara Spa shower cream sounds lovely! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. They need to bring out a similar product all year round! x

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  31. Such a great post, I love snow fairy and clean on me! I'm having a pamper evening tonight and you've inspired me with some of these products! xo

    http://www.samanthasbeautyloves.com

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  32. These look like great products and so look like a great selfie gift!

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  33. What a spa-fest with all those fabulous goodies! I want to be at your house for Christmas Eve! I was quite interested in your thoughts on the Garnier MW. I've been eyeing it, but I've got 7/8 of a bottle of Simple MW to finish up first. But Simple burns my eyes so I can't use it to remove eye makeup. Do you use the Garnier to take off your eye MU??

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    1. Haha, it's great! I'm the same with simple. Yes I do, and Garnier doesn't sting x

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  34. Lovely post!

    I agree! There is nothing better than spending Christmas eve relaxing and chilling out before all the crazy that is Christmas day arrives! I love the Garnier MW too! It's one of my all-time favourites at the moment for removing makeup!

    Lovely blogpost!
    Happy Christmas!

    Francesca xxx
    http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Exactly! It's my favourite that I've found yet! Merry Christmas! x

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  35. Sounds like a lovely routine to get ready for all the festivities. I've been wanting to try Aragon oil in my hair. Also, I love how the body oil is packaged. So cute.

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    1. Argan oil is really good for your hair x

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  36. I worked Christmas Eve and we prepared for Christmas dinner for the next day by cleaning up, getting gifts organized and cooking!

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  37. I haven't heard of half of these products! I will definitely check them out!

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  38. After cooking and cleaning, I did a evening of pampering...did my nails, hair, and skin for Christmas despite the humid, warm temps!

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  39. Soap and Glory and the miceller water are two things i love using :D The soap and glory products smell incredible and the micelles water is perfect for removing make up fuss free xx

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    1. S&G have a distinctive smell! Yes, the Micellar Water removes it in an instance! x

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  40. The Garnier Micellar Water is the best thing ever! I use it aaaaaall the time, so good. The Cucumber Face Mask sounds really intriguing :)x

    Anu♡ | Based On | bloglovin

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    1. It's the one thing I trust to remove my makeup! I used it on Christmas Eve, was really lovely on my skin! x

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  41. Sounds like such a lush pamper evening! My favourites are Lush Shower Gels and Micellar water!

    Megan X

    www.lifewithmcm.com

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    1. Oh it was so good! Love lush shower gels x

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  42. Quite a few products in this post that I could try out!
    Sounds like you had a super relaxed Christmas Eve. I'm usually so into all the Christmas preparations on Christmas Eve that I don't have time for a pamper session haha!

    hhappylittleblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh that sounds exciting! It was great thank you. Aw typical! x

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