Before heading off to freezing climates and becoming knee-deep in snow, I decided to get moisturised to the max, booking myself in for a little pre-pamper. This is usually the case for me the night before any holiday, in the Summer I'm usually spreading on the fake tan and lacquering up my fingers and toes with the brightest shade possible but this time it was all about creating a make-shift spa with the most dreamy creams, miracle masks and a candle which sums up reelaxation just perfectly.
First things first, I lit Diptyque's Figuier to set the scene which graced the bathroom with a fresh, fruity fragrance and in the tub went a few drops of Aromatherapy Associates Support Peppermint and Lavender, creating a calming dip. I smothered my locks with L'Occitane's Shine Mask for Dry & Damaged Hair, I then screwed it up in a top knot, slung on a shower cap (cling film does just the trick if not!) and tied on a turbie towel, making a little toasty wrap for the treatment to master its magic. In the following 20 minutes, I threw on REN's Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask (hello skincare find of the year!) - fruit acids in this gently slough away at dead skin revealing radiant, glowy goodness. Whilst my skin was lapping it up, I popped on the WEI Eye Correcting Treatment Pads. These refreshing herb-soaked cushions sit perfectly over your peepers to diminish dark circles and prevent puffiness. After working their wonders, I peeled them off, rinsed a muslin cloth under warm tap water and buffed my complexion clean before a quick wash through my hair to remove the mask, followed by the usual shampoo and conditioner.
For a major scrub-athon, I reached for The Body Shop's Almond Scrub before locking in the luxury (and continue with the marzipan scented theme!) by smearing my arms and legs with L'Occitane's Milk Concentrate. This stuff will seriously leave your skin silky smooth and the almond-y trace lingers like no other. I then moved on to attack my brows and nothing does the job better than a pair of Tweezermans. A quick mani-pedi was next in order, the polish of choice on my toes being OPI's Malaga Wine, a true deep red and on fingers it was Essie It's Delicate, a milky pale pink. Lastly, I popped on a few drops of the Clarins Blue Orchid Facial Oil to tame dehydrated skin which sets me up for a deep sleep thanks to its heavenly spa-like smell, and that was my pre-pamper complete, the best start to a holiday in my personal opinion!