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Me – Time Tag

I’ve been reading or watching bloggers doing the me-time tag for a while now, and it’s such a lovely way to get tips on how to enjoy and make the most of the little time you have to yourself, whether it be each day, or once a week.

I wasn’t exactly tagged by anyone, but I thought I’d do it anyway!

WHAT DO YOU WATCH OR READ DURING ME-TIME? 

I love both reading and watching tv series or movies.
When I’m reading, it’s more often than not a novel by Philippa Gregory.  She’s writes mainly historical fiction, and is the author of the book that became the movie The Other Boleyn Girl, which starred Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana.  I discovered her books a couple of year before the film came out, and just love her writing, as I have a passion for history, particularly the kings and queens of Europe.  Right now I have the novel ‘The Kings Curse’ on my bedside table.
I love watching series along the same lines as this, and found the tv series Reign, about Mary Queen of Scots.  I’m only halfway through the first season, and I’m addicted!  I love the drama, the romance and the excitement of life at court in France.
Other favourites of mine include Friends(which I rewatch all the time),  The BigBang Theory, House and 2 Broke Girls, as well as Pretty Little Liars, which I started watching recently.
WHAT DO YOU WEAR DURING ME-TIME?
I’m afraid it isn’t even slightly glamorous – my favourite relaxing clothes are my Cotton On sweatpants and a vest.  No fancy pjs for me!
WHAT ARE YOUR ME-TIME BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
I LOVE pampering myself during me-time.  I’m all about the nails and face masks.
If I’m going to go all out, I’ll have a bath with some delicious goodie such as a Lush bath bomb (my favourite are the bubble bars, and I love The Comforter).
The Comforter bubble bar from Lush
I’ll put on a face mask, the mask itself depending on how my skin is behaving.  I love the Skin Republic Brightening sheet mask as it really makes my skin glow, but I also love the Lush Love Lettuce fresh face mask, as it can sort my skin out when it’s irritated and breaking out.  The Clarins Hydraquench cream mask is fantastic for when my skin is dehydrated and dry.
Skin Republic sheet mask
Clarins Hydraquench cream mask
I’ll then give my skin a good scrub with a body scrub I make myself – just brown sugar and olive oil, it does the job marvelously and leaves my skin soft and smooth.  After drying off I’ll use the Environ Derma-Lac lotion, a body moisturizer that contains Lactic acid to exfoliate skin at the same time.  I’ll apply a good body butter over this, such as The Body Shop Spa of the World Japanese Camellia Cream, which just melts into the skin, preventing any stickiness.  The Derma-Lac is also great to apply to feet before bed time, as it smooths rough skin.
Environ Derma Lac lotion
TBS Japanese Camellia Cream
After taking the face mask off, I’ll apply my Kiehl’sMidnight Recovery Concentrate facial oil, followed by a good night cream, such as the Nivea Cellular Anti-Age night cream.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Nivea Cellular Anti-Age Night Cream
CURRENT FAVOURITE NAIL POLISH?
I don’t usually use nail polish, as I most often have gel polish on my nails.  The Logik gel polishin the colour Creamy Cameo is my best, as it’s the most beautiful nude shade ever.
Logik gel polish in Creamy Cameo <3
WHAT DO YOU EAT/DRINK DURING ME-TIME?
It will depend on my mood.  Sometimes I make myself a big mug of tea, other times I’ll pour myself a glass of red wine.  I love both equally!
Nibbles-wise, I’d probably go with some chocolate.
CURRENT FAVOURITE CANDLE?
I don’t really have a favourite candle, although I do have the Yankee Candle in Fireside Treats, which smells like melting marshmallows.  I will usually light up my oil burner with an essential oil though, or a wax melt.  I love a mixture of lavender and rose oil.
YUM!
DO YOU EVER HAVE OUTDOOR ME-TIME?
I enjoy sitting outside and soaking up some sun, although I’ll make sure to apply sunscreen first.  I love lying outside by my pool and reading a book, or playing some music in the background.  My dogs all come and lie with me too.
WOULD YOU EVER GO SEE A MOVIE ALONE?
I’m not sure on this.  Perhaps if it was during the week and the cinemas were quiet?  I’ve gone and had coffee or a meal alone, with a book or a magazine though.
FAVOURITE ONLINE SHOP?
I love all online shops! But I do really like Zando and Spree.  The Lush online store is amazing too.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO DURING ME-TIME?
I love Sudoku puzzles, and the new adult colouring craze.  I have a few really beautiful colouring books and some great pens and pencils.  It’s so therapeutic.