Anywho!! Even though the weather is not too, too bad, and there is a good amount of sunshine, for some reason today I am just not feelin' it. I am in my "mope around the house, snuggled in a blanket and drinking hot tea" mood. Today has been extremely uneventful so far, I'm in college, so after coming home from class, I got cozy in my bed, trying to study and do homework and instead of making progress, I am either dozing off, or smacking my hand every time it reaches for the remote control! I know that we all get those days every once in a while, some more than others (me!!), so I am trying not to feel too guilty about it. But I swear it really is hard to snap out of.
Usually, after having a day like this, I find it hard to come back from and I would love to go to a spa and get a massage, or just some type of relaxing treatment to help rejuvenate my spirit and bring myself "back to life". But, like I said before... I'm a college student... on a college student's salary, which in plain English means BROKE. haha. So what I like to do when I have the time is set up my own DIY spa day, at my home.
I usually do something for my hair, nails, toes, face, and my all around mood.
For my hair I may try a treatment, maybe a hair mask, an oil treatment, or even clipping my ends (depending on what you need done to your hair). A very Inexpensive oil treatment that you can get from any Walmart, Target or drugstore near you, is the V05 Hot oil Treatment:
This product does a pretty good job at taming your hair and reducing frizz. I would recommend it as a quick fix for someone who is having trouble managing their frizz. It's definitely not a permanent solution by any means, but it does make a significant difference if you have rough, course, dry hair.,
For nails and toes, I usually do a mini, at home mani and pedi, soaking the skin, cleansing, and moisturizing. What I have been using for quite some time now is the Deja Vu Dead Sea Nail Kit:
The reason I am using this particular kit is something that I am not too pleased about really. For years and years I have been hassled at a few stands in one of the malls that I go to most here in Philly. They try soo hard to sell the product that it actually is quite annoying! Anyone who has been to Franklin Mills mall, has probably tried a sample or been harassed by the people working the stands selling this product!! As annoying as the sales reps have been, and as much as I hate to admit it... these products work pretty well. (and I gotta give it to them, they obviously know how to sell)
For my face I like to try out new masks or use a home-made recipe for a facial. It all really just depends on your mood, the time you have, and the resources that are available to you. At my local super-market, or at any drugstores, they sell the small "sample-size" one time facial masks that are very inexpensive (like $1.50) and I like to try any of those out whenever I'm in the mood for a facial.
|Montagne Jeunesse Masks are always fun and extremely In expensive|
|Freeman Facial Masks are GREAT! And they are inexpensive as well.|
Usually listening to music, lighting candles, taking a bubble bath, and/or giving yourself a mini spa day at home can brighten up your spirit and give you that extra boost that you need to push through exhausting days like I'm having today,
Its always good to spend time on yourself and to give back to your body, relax yourself and show your body and mind some appreciation, in anyway that you can. So if you are feeling like you need to replenish and snap out of zombie-mode, try setting up a spa day for yourself. Heck, it might even be fun to make it a group thing and invite friends, have some cocktails and enjoy a few drinks with the girls (maybe meet up before ladies night). Whatever the case may be, don't forget to treat your mind, body and spirit right because we all deserve to be happy and feel at peace.
I hope that this helps someone, ANYONE who may have come across by blog. lol
Take care and be happy:)
I would like to add the fact that I am not affiliated or sponsored by any product or brand mentioned in this blog. I am just giving my personal opinion on any and all items mentioned. :)