I'm all for wearing yourself for a cause. I've been working tons of extra hours to pay for a few big projects on my townhome. It will all be worth it when it comes together in the beginning of May. In the meantime, I also recognize that it's important to take a timeout from killing yourself (even for a legit purpose) to recover, rest, and enjoy yourself with some down time or with friends.
Thursday night I was supposed to work late but it ended up being cancelled. Normally I'm not a fan of cancelled plans but after many nights in a row of working late, I jumped at the chance to give myself a little mental and phyical TLC. I printed off this at home facial guide from About.com. It was full of great ideas for ways to give yourself a facial with products you have around the house. Sugar as an exfoliant? Oatmeal for calming? Perfection.
My sister use to have a client who worked for Burt's Bees and while she was working with him she got be TONS of great products that I have fallen in love with. So every once in a while when I've had a week from you-know-where I pull down the box of em and go to town. I always feel better afterwards.
So my suddenly-free-and-clear Thursday ended up being an at home spa night for me followed by watching 27 dresses, in bed, and turning out the lights before 9pm! Of course, before that I had to put the finishing touches on the house for Friday night's festivities with the Tampa Blogger Gals (more on that very soon).
In the spirit of taking care of yourself, few weeks ago Amazonlocal had a deal for $10 pedicures a few streets down from me. I quickly shot a text message to my friend Jessica and asked her to buy one too. It's time to get our toes ready for spring. Ok fine, this is Florida and our toes never really get put away, but you get the idea. It's a fun, inexpensive way for us to spend time together and get pampered! We both love pedi's (and sushi - which I later texted her to see if we could add to the docket) so it was a win-win.
With 2 trips coming up I'm excited about, I decided they were a worthwhile reason to pamper myself (mostly so I don't arrive looking dead). I got my eyebrows threaded yesterday (Saturday afternoon), one of my favorite splurges. It's the best 10 bucks a girl with eyebrows like mine (or my lack of tweezing skills) can spend. It also keeps me from having to spend time and energy on them for 4-6 weeks at a time. One less thing to worry about it.
So, Thursday Jessica and I are cashing in our amazon coupons for pedis at Classic Nails (on Neptune). I splurged on two OPI colors from Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago also, so, I might even take my own color, for the first time ever. Afterwards we get to indulge in some sushi ( we LOVE Soho Sushi) before I head home to pack for a Friday morning departure for the burg!
What do you do when you need to take care of yourself? What's your go-to pampering? And if you're going to splurge on yourself, what do you pick?