Saturday, August 16, 2014

Back to School - Pamper Weekend

I know many students are going back to school this week. This semester I will be a junior in college (*home alone scream*)!!! I've been so busy with work this past week I have decided to take off this whole weekend to focus on relaxing and prepping myself for my first week of classes. 

And by prepping myself I mean devoting the next 2 days to pampering myself. Here are some of my go-to products that I use when I really want to treat myself. Mind you, many of these products are expensive for an average college student, so I use them on special occasions like my birthday, finals week, etc. These are also great back to school gifts that any girl would LOVE to get. 

1) Lush Bath Bubble Bar and Bath Bomb - I love these products. I definitely use these very sparingly. I will usually cut it in half then save whatever I have not used that night! These little beauts turn your water into whatever color the bomb is and release an amazing fragrance. The purple bath bomb on the bottom smells AMAZING (it's cinnamon!)

2) The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter - I actually do have that giant tub, haha!! I got it on sale though, so if you are looking to buy one, definitely wait until they go on sale and purchase the giant tub - so worth it. This makes my skin feel so hydrated (perfect for dry skin after being out in the sun all summer long) and the scent reminds me of vacationing to some tropical place :)

3) Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Scrub - The scent is not the most pleasing, but it definitely gets the job done. I use a very mild, almost milky consistency of a face wash, then I like to follow up with this product to get rid of all of my black heads (gross!) If you do not want to commit to the large sizes, you can get the trial package! It includes this product and the next one...

Michael Todd Pumpkin Face Mask - This stuff literally smells like you just whipped open a can of pumpkin puree. I think pumpkin is a hit or miss scent for many people and it's definitely a hit in my book. If you do not like pumpkin, don't get this product. Other than that, I love this stuff! I will use it maybe once a week after the scrub. I do have sensitive skin so I have to be careful where I apply it or else it will burn hahaha...

4) Clinique All About Eyes - I apply this product on my upper and lower lids, very gently. I use a patting motion rather than a rubbing motion so that it is applied on thicker. This is especially great for people with seasonal allergies. I know when I wake up my eyes feel so puffy and sometimes my medicine won't kick in by the time I leave the house, so this stuff is great when you need an extra oomf and don't want to look like you've been crying all morning haha!

5) Morgan Taylor Nail Polishes in On the Fringe and Met My Match - I love a good neutral polish. During the summer I definitely get a lot of use out of my bright corals and blues but when I want to feel like I can conquer the world I definitely opt for a neutral shade. I received these polishes as a gift this past Easter, and they are my all-time favorite polishes in the world! They apply extremely opaque and are never clumpy. I've only needed 1 coat every time I've applied these polishes. I also love how the website displays the color options! It's extremely difficult to judge a color from it's bottle, but the website displays them in their true shades. 

6) L'oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm - This product says to leave in for 3-5 minutes, but I actually use it over night and put my hair in a shower cap. I've tried using coconut oil on my hair and I actually think I like this better! Since I am usually outside all day during the summer months, my hair takes a beating from the sun and chlorine of pools. When I'm finished using this it feels soo silky smooth and soft!! I find that CVS has the best deals for hair and beauty products, so definitely check it out at your local store. 

So that wraps up my pamper weekend products! Let me know if you have tried anything that you swear by!! I love testing out new products for the bath and body :) Good luck to any students that are going back to school this month or the next!!!


  1. I can't believe it's back to school time already basically! (not that I'm going back haha). This is great! I really should do a pamper weekend to end off the Summer!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

    1. Yes! Definitely have one ;) thanks for reading!! <3

  2. If all of this could just be transported to my bathroom immediately, it would be greatly appreciated ;) Great post girly!

    xo Kylie


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