A Self Care Pamper Day*

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Hey everyone! Hope you're well. In today's post I'm going to go through a self care pamper day - or more specifically a long pamper morning. I know it can be difficult to find time to have a morning or a day just for you, but I would recommend making time for it, if you need to schedule it into your calendar to remind you, then please do! Looking after yourself can really help with your mental health. My pamper day could be different to how you would have yours, but I shall include pictures of some of the products I use and what I get up to. I actually did everything I included in this post today - so I could write about my pamper morning as I do it!

*This post is written in collaboration with Panasonic

A Self Care Pamper Day: 

I woke up this morning feeling pretty refreshed already, I had a great nights sleep - I didn't go to bed too late, it was around 11.30pm - which is pretty good for me as I usually struggle to sleep



A warm relaxing shower - 

The first thing on my pamper morning is to have a warm shower, the hot water relaxes your muscles and I find it really gets you off to a positive start. Sometimes when I wake up feeling groggy a shower is just what I need to get me back up on my feet again - especially if I have any early morning starts. At the moment I like to use my British Rose Shower Gel which I got from The Body Shop, it smells amazing and I always like to make sure I have at least one of their shower gels in my bathroom! 

Before I even start getting dressed, I like to blow dry my hair - 

I sit wrapped up in my towel on my bed and blow dry my hair. I find as well if I am going out then blow drying my hair is a lot better than leaving it to dry naturally. I don't know about you, but when I dry my hair after washing it, it always feels amazing, and makes it so much easier for you to put your hair into a fab style. The portable hair dryer Panasonic is a great product to use. There's a select few products that I like to spend more money on, I'm sure you have them too (like perfume for example), but I know how damaging hair dryers can be for your hair so it's always a good idea to read into these types of products so you know you're getting the best one you can. 

This hair dryer can give you a healthy glow, dries your hair quickly, and comes with 3 different speeds, 3 temperature settings and 3 attachments. It also comes in two colours, a rose gold and a pink, both are super pretty! One of my favourite things about it is the healthy mode it has, which is a heat protection mode, pretty awesome. As it has Nanoe technology it retains the moisture balance in your hair, which then leads to the shiny and frizz-free hair. I dye my hair an awful lot, I actually have brown hair naturally, but I've been dying it for 5 years now, I just love my blonde hair too much! Obviously, the chemicals have been pretty bad on my hair, so I have stopped and haven't actually dyed my hair for most of the year now - which is good for it BUT the hair dye actually kept it looking and feeling good, it now often feels straw-like and frizzy so a hair dryer that helps with the frizz and gives it a shiny look is definitely something that's helpful to me. 

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Put on my clothes for the day, and start the face masks and moisturising - 

After my hair is feeling fabulous, I then tie it up - I know this defeats the object slightly but I dry my hair first and then style it after my face is all cleaned and my make-up is on. 

After my shower, my face does feel a little dry, this won't happen to everyone of course, but even though the warm water feels fab on my body, my face doesn't react amazing to it, so I often get red blotches and it's dry. I use my cream that I was prescribed with, which is the Doublebase Gel - it's basically a very thick moisturiser but it helps to hydrate and protect your skin (you can put it on before you get into the shower too, I like to do both). You can use it however many times you like too, if my skin is feeling dry then I like to whack some on. I got mine from my doctors, but I think you can them from your local chemist. 

I then move onto face masks!  I have a few different masks and creams that are my favourites. I don't use all of them at once, but I thought I'd share two of my faves, one being a sheet mask, and the other being cream mask. 




I first bought this from Boots a long time ago, but recently it's pretty hard to find these now, Amazon may still have them so I'd check their site if you wanted to try it out. There's a few different ones but this is the only one I have tried. I absolutely love putting on a face mask and the feel of it doing its magic, and then once you wash it off - the softness of your face is unreal. It makes me feel so relaxed, I try to do one at least once a week. As the name suggests, this helps when you have dry skin (which I mentioned before, I get this issue often.) It comes in a 100ml container which gives you about 10 facials, you just have to squeeze some out of it, and put a thick layer all over your face and then leave it to dry for 5-10 minutes and then wash it off with a flannel and warm water! Easy as that. 


One day I was just looking at Amazon and I wanted to get a bunch of face mask sheets, so I found these! I actually got 24 different ones for less than £20, it's pretty decent. There's a massive collection, the one in the picture is a 'Vitamin Collagen Essence Mask' and it has the 3 words to describe (as they all do), 'Brightening, Firming and Refining.' I find them more refreshing when I've had them in the fridge for an hour or so before I use it, you just pop the mask onto your face - it's one of them where it has the eye holes and the mouth hole so you look super scary, I leave it on for 20 minutes and then take it off, and as the sheets are often pretty wet from all the essence it's always nice to wipe it on your face before you chuck it away. This makes me skin feel SO refreshed, and I let it soak in all the goodness for a little while longer. 

If I'm feeling tired, I like to use some eye treatment masks too. I think I started to hear about these from YouTubers, I always saw them using these and I wanted to try them out myself. They are tiny masks that you can fit under your eye, and you let them do their thing for around 20 to 30 minutes and then you take them off! You must use these when your face is clean of make-up and it's usually best if your skin is properly cleansed beforehand. As they're wet, when you pop them under your eyes they tend to stay there, obviously, too much movement could lead to them falling off, so I like to use them when I'm lying down on my bed. You can actually pop these an hour before applying into the fridge too, I guess the cold temperature makes your under eyes feel good. I use: Pure's Eye Treatment Mask, you can get normal ones or gold ones which are pretty cool, I got both just because! 

Have some breakfast and a nice cuppa - 

I don't want to starve myself of course, and it's so important to have some breakfast, I'm sure you've all heard the saying 'it's the most important meal of the day' main reason is because it gives you that energy you need to start your day off! So please, don't forget to eat something, I know a lot of people often don't have time for breakfast if they're in a rush to work, but at least grab a cereal bar or keep some cereal at work that you can eat when you arrive. I try to limit how many cups of tea I have too, just because it's not good for you to have so much caffeine, I know it's tempting to have loads of tea and coffee in a day though, so I try to limit myself to two cups. One in the morning, and one in the middle of the day around lunch time.

Here's my ADORABLE mug, yes I am aware it is no longer Halloween but I will continue to use this every single day. I also am a big fan of big wide mugs, just something about them. (More tea can fit in of course, but they just feel comfortable to hold and you can easily warm up your hands with them!)



My favourite breakfast at the moment is a egg sandwich, although I tend to get bored quickly and change up what I have a lot.

Time to apply some make-up -

I find that even if I'm not going out anywhere, doing my make-up and getting dressed into something more than joggers and a hoodie really helps me to become more positive and really uplifts my spirits. So today I went all out, although I didn't put any eyeliner on today (mostly because I am running LOW, and so I didn't want to use the last bits of it for today). I shall give you a list of everything I used, maybe you have used them too, but these are pretty much what I use day to day anyway.


I first use Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation, and afterwards I use Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer just for under my eyes and if I have a few spots. I then top it all off with Glow All Out Luminising Face Powder which gives me a bit of a glow!

Next up is my eyes. I am currently LOVING Sleek's i-Divine Mineral Based Eyeshadow palette, the colours are so shimmery and perfect for the festive time of the year. I would normally put my eyeliner on next but I didn't today - I used a darker smokey look for my eye shadow instead. I then used the Thick & Fast High Definition Collagen-coat Mascara by Soap and Glory.

I then popped on some blush - Rimmel London's Lasting Finish Soft Colour Blush in the colour Live Pink, and then I put on some highlighter, which was from Sleek's Solstice Highlighting palette.

I then filled in my eyebrows, just with brown eye shadow to be honest! And last but not least, I added some red lippy because why not! I used Sleek's Lip VIP Semi-matte Lipstick in the colour 'Walk of fame.' I prefer my lipsticks semi-matte just because I feel like the full matte ones really dry my lips out!

Voila. There's my make-up done.


And the last part - 

This is when I do my hair, although I do have fairly short hair, it goes to my shoulders or just about, so there's not too much I can do. My favourite thing to do at the moment is to have some of it down and then have the rest in a bun!

There's my pamper morning - it totally relaxes me, makes me feel and look good, and generally helps me to have a positive day! 

Do you do anything similar for a pamper self-care day? Let me know in the comments below! Also if you are loving any of the products, lemme know too

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  1. Loving this routine, I need to incorporate one more into my life

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    1. Thank you, it's always nice to have a lil pamper routine! xx

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  2. I love being so nosy about how people pamper themselves!!! I would firstly like to say I fricking love that mug so much and I love that it's still halloween themed, I have so many halloweeny things in my every day life too. Also you're going to need to do a post solely on face masks please!!

    I'm also one of those people that sits in their towel after a shower but I never thought about drying my hair when I just sat there... I kind of just sit there and contemplate. And that hairdryer sounds super awesome!? HOW does it have a heat protection mode that's INSANE, all hairdryers should have that. And I definitely need it!!

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    1. Heheh it's so adorable isn't it, the little pug in the pumpkin, I love it, it's too cute not to keep using it! Haha I probably buy too many face mask products, but they're so relaxing to use. Ahaha yeah to be fair sometimes I do just lie on my bad in my towel for like half hour if I don't have to be anywhere, it's just so comfortable! And I know right, the hair dryer is pretty amazing! xx

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  3. It was great to read your routine! Mine is totally different because I can't do barely anything until I've eaten! So breakfast is always first on my agenda :) Then it's usually skincare, brushing teeth and a bit of Yoga and a shower comes last!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Sometimes if I wake up really hungry then I do have to eat something, but most of the time I do just have a shower first, although it does depend too if I do a lil workout as I don't want to be all sweaty after a shower, your routine sounds pretty good though! xx

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  4. This sounds like a lovely morning routine. I do things totally differently, I'm an evening shower person so my day usually starts with coffee and emails then I do my skincare and makeup then eventually eat something later in the morning. I don't usually use any heat on my hair but the fact this comes with a health setting is amazing x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Ahh that's fair enough, I think the shower in the morning really wakes me up especially if its early, although if I know I'm going to be in a rush I'd have a shower the night before! Yeah I often worry about the heat on my hair, but it is pretty good with the settings this hair dryer comes with! xx

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  5. How good are pamper sessions!? I am a HUGE fan of them. I loved reading your routine, so easy to read and very similar to mine. There is nothing like a good coffee to start your day off and of course breakfast. Great post lovely! xx

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    1. I love them! Yess, I usually start with a cup of tea but I never have a morning without one! Thank you :) xx

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  6. Love this routine, it sounds lovely! I love having a shower in the morning to wake myself up, I always feel so refreshed afterwards! xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  7. I love your self care routine Chloe! I think that the hair dryer is definitely a must-have for me too! I love that you also specified those Korean face masks are the ones with the eye and mouth holes that make you look really scary ���� ughit sounds like the proper self-care that I honestly really need but I am too lazy to do myself �� I really need to get on that, especially stuff for my skin! Lovely post girl :)

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    1. Thank you! ahaha yeah whenever I have one on my boyfriend is like, 'you look so scary' haha. Yesss you should, schedule in a pamper session soon! Thank you :) xx

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  8. It's so important to pamper and take care of ourselves. The little extra me time to fill in details just brightens your day! I like egg sandwiches for breakfast too. Nice tip on putting the sheet mask in the fridge, I never knew that 😁. Products I like right now is the Philosophy Fresh Cream Warm Cashmere, it smells divine and perfect winter.

    Natonya | https//www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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    1. Yeah definitely! I feel like I have too many egg sandwiches at the moment haha. Ahh yeah I love putting it in the fridge, its really refreshing when you put it on then! Oooh I'll have to have a look into that one, I've not heard of it! xx

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  9. That sounds like a great routine. If I remember then I moisturise my face before I blow dry my hair as it protects my skin from the effects of the hairdryer.

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    1. Ahh that's a good idea, probably something I should do as well actually seeing as my face reacts badly to hot water, so it probably doesn't like the heat from the hair dryer either, although I tend to adjust the temperature that blows out of it! xx

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  10. I love how relaxing this routine is. It made me dream of a pamper day instead of being at work, which I currently am. :( That hair dryer sounds AMAZING!! I might just have to plan a pamper day this weekend cause this sounds like JUST what I need!! Great post, Chloe! <3

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    1. This is Abby, btw. I don't know why it posted as unknown. :(

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    2. Aww man, well you should definitely give yourself some pamper time this weekend!! Thank you <3 xx

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  11. Wow, such great self-care tips! You did an AMAZING job writing this blog. I never pamper myself at home, but I do visit the salon from time to time. I love that ME TIME!

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    1. Thank you! awww, you're so lovely <3 Yess going to a salon is pretty relaxing for sure! xx

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  12. I am so in love with having a self-care pamper day! What better way to relax than to treat yourself to some good love? Oooh, I am all about the moisturizing part! I love the brush sets you have! Glad you enjoyed your paper morning :)!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  13. I am all about this idea love! Its so hard since I have two little one but I do try to take a bath with lavender and moisturize when I get quiet time! Self pamper time is necessary!

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  14. My morning routine is similar to yours. I feel like it's nice to spend some time just for yourself.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  15. This sounds like the perfect pamper day. Thanks for the face mask recommendations, I actually had no idea they made them just for eyes. I'll have to try one out.

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  16. Oooh, every woman deserves to pamper herself. Great article!

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  17. Love a self care day! Face masks are my favorite... Which reminds me, it's been awhile since I've done one!

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  18. That hairdryer sounds amazing and your mug is so cute too. I love pamper days and like to make sure I do some of these things on Sunday - especially face-marks.

    Soph - https://sophhearts.com x

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  19. I really enjoyed reading your self-care routine Chloe! It sounds very calming and relaxing. I like to start my day slowly and have breakfast and read before getting ready for the day. I love your mug, it is super cute! The cactus makeup bag is awesome, it's exactly the kinda thing I would use too. It's always so nice to treat yourself to a face mask, they are so refreshing and perfect for a self-care day. Thank you for sharing lovely! <3 xxx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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  20. I loooove this! I think i need one of these tomorrow x

    www.lizziescorner.co.uk

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  21. Little things like making yourself a good hearty breakfast with a cup of tea can really change your mood for the day. A cup of tea a day, keeps the doctor away amirite?

    Fran | www.franciscarockey.co.uk

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  22. I love a goodnpamper session! Leaves me feeling all relaxed and calm. The Panasonic hairdryer sounds great, especially the health mode- I definitely need that for my heat damaged hair! Thanks for sharing 😊 X

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  23. Yes girl! I find having a routine in the morning and evening helps soo much. For me in the morning it helps to wake me up! Mines not as busy as this but I wake myself up with a wash and breakfast. I also love having a nice long relaxing bath in the evening. Especially with a bath bomb!

    Gemma | https://anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com/

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  24. Those face masks sounds like a bargain! I think we all need a pamper day every now and then and I love how thorough your routine is! xx

    https://www.chloexlizabeth.com

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  25. I think I'm well overdue a self care pamper day after reading this post! What a bargain for those face masks as well! Great post as always Chloe xx

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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  26. This is such a great idea! I might actually try this out over the Christmas holidays, because I feel like a pamper day is much needed!

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  27. This sounds like such a dreamy day! I need one of these ASAP as I'm so tired and stressed out from uni and assignments and just feel so bleurgh! Thank you for this lovely, those face masks sound awesome too! x

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