Now winter is really drawing in, I am finding having a long bath at night time a hugely enjoyable luxury. They might not happen very often but when they do, they’re brilliant.
And I feel extra lucky right now as my bathroom has that extra special bonus: a lock on the door! There’s something about being able to click that handle and closing the door properly on the outside world for a while. Add some fresh flowers picked from the garden and I can make some very nice time just for myself. There is nothing like a good hot bath to unwind and wash away the stresses of the day, whatever they may be.
I’ve been using it as an opportunity to treat my very sensitive skin, too. DermaVeen very kindly sent me a bumper pack of products to try. My favourites are the soap free body wash, which doesn’t irritate my skin at all and smells nice but not perfumed (and which I am about to repurchase), the oatmeal shampoo and conditioner (John loves these too), the hand cream, and the eczema cream for any really dry patches (hello elbows). All work really well for me. I also really like the body lotion, which is very light and non-greasy, but does leave a white residue for a minute or two after application – this disappears though, without leaving any white dusty bits, I’m happy to report.
And a good armload of pampering goodies is always a GREAT motivation to really enjoy a bath!
It’s so nice to take a moment to escape from daily life, in such a simple, easy-to-do way.
There are few worries that a relaxing bath and a good mug of tea can’t help. As much as I’d like to also zone out and watch makeup tutorials, I’m too scared to bring my iPad in with me, although I’ve a few friends who do that to watch YouTube – they’re braver than I am, ha!
Of course there is the old fashioned option of reading a book, an actually papery book with pages. Especially one written in 1935, extolling the benefits of a good hot bath and really treating yourself to your bathing beauty treats!
And the chance to think about things, nice things like more little treats to pop into the day, those little things that can make a big difference and make waking hours that much more enjoyable. I actually wrote about how one of my favourite vintage things does just that! I’ve also been really enjoying having plenty of greenage displayed in vases here and there, and like to refresh them once a week. It’s very good for the eyes to rest on, and makes the heart sing just that little bit to see nature at work and the shadows at play with the leaves just before I turn out the bedside lamp.
And now I am chuffed to say it’s giveaway time! It’s a good one too and I am absolutely not going to be jealous of whoever win this one *cough*.
Thanks to DermaVeen, one lucky winner and a friend will get an indulgent day all to themselves: an indulgent spa treatment in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, WA according to their location of residence. (Please see T’s & C’s for specifics.)
And there are 10 Runners-up prizes: 10 DermaVeen hampers, each containing 11 DermaVeen products and valued at $164 in total. (Specific product details in T’s & C’s.)
So, for your chance to win, just share your favourite indulgent #momentsforme, either:
+ submit an image of your favourite indulgent moment on your instagram OR
+ on your facebook
Please remember to tag your entries with #momentsforme AND @laneway_esme
+ alternatively you can add a comment to this post – but everyone likes a photo so that might just be the way to go… just a little insider tip!
Competition opens 06/07/2015 12:00am and closes 09/08/2015, 11.59pm.
Terms and conditions are here.
Good luck to you all! I am chuffed to be part of a team of six bloggers for this, and while I wish luck to everyone, I would of course really love it if the winner was one of you!!! 😀