Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Sick-Day Essentials


If you follow me on twitter you would have heard me whining about feeling ill...again! I'm still pretty iffy now but trying to solder on and keep my baby blog running haha.
I didn't want to post unless my heart was in it really, so I decided to write this post all about my Sick-Day Essentials that have been making me feel a little more 'human' lately, and if your unfortunately in the same boat it may give you some ideas too.


As you can see from the photo, I have been steering away from makeup to try and help my stressed out skin (not that I've really felt like wearing makeup anyway).
I found that running a bath with the wonderful Arran Aromatics Lavender and Black Pepper Mineral soak I previously reviewed here, really soothed all my aching muscles while the scent just totally cleared my sinuses - I have one bath's worth left of this so I'm savouring it now, but this felt magical when I was at my worst..it's amazing!

The GlamGlow Super Mud is the only mask I turn to in need of major spot help, like most when they are ill the spot friends like to come out and play in full force! so a few minutes with this effective face mask slathered on keeps those buggers down. I have a full review of this here.
I've also been using the L'Oreal Professionnel Pro Keratin hair mask. I got this as a sample in one of my Look Fantastic beauty boxes and I have really been enjoying it; it gives lots of moisture and softness while keeping frizz at bay when I cant really be bothered to straighten my hair.

After the mask is washed off, I spritz on a toner then go to my trusty Indeed Labs Hydraluron serum and Moisture Jelly to give that much needed moisture back. My skin has been so dull and dry recently and  this combo is making things so much better, it feels real refreshing too which helps.
In the day I have been using the Origins GinZing eye cream which really soothes and brightens my under-eye area, making me look less like a zombie for those early morning nursery runs with the kids.
The Nuxe Reve De Miel lip balm has been transforming my dry pout no end, I shown my love for this on my recent favourites post here.


Throughout the day I have been drinking Twinings Lemon and Honey Green Tea to help soothe my horribly sore throat. Then before bed I will pop on my thick cuddly bear dressing gown, that I bought from Topshop a few weeks back - if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have seen it? this just keeps me warm and cosy, along with with help from my yummy smelling Flamingo Candle in Applecurrant Crumble..because what's relaxing without a candle eh?
Then before I try get sleep I have a read of my favourite book at the moment Pretty Honest by Sali Huges, (have you read this yet?) I find reading helps me shut off easier.
Oh and I almost forgot the GRAPES - it's pretty much all I've been eating, I just cant get enough..I can totally see why people give these to people in hospital haha.

What are your sick-day essentials? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for reading,

Love Zoe x

32 comments:

  1. Oh hope you'll get better soon, doll! Nothing's better than a hot, aromatic bath when you're poorly and then hot drink, I love drinking tea with real honey and lemon, it makes me feel instantly better :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  2. Ah get well soon! I still need to try the Glamglow mask but it's so pricey boo. I like curling up in bed with water and my puppy and I'm happy. I really give up on skin care etc when I'm ill, oops x

    tmzn loves / beauty blog

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  3. I hope you feel better soon sweetie! Having a nice relaxing day is good for you though so hopefully that will have helped!

    Literature&Lipstick

    x

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  4. Get well soon! My essentials are definitely some tea (lemon + ginger - freshly grated), all the blankets I can grab and lots of moisturizer. All the tissues I go through rub my skin raw.


    Tiff | AMtoPM

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  5. Such a great post, love the idea of treating yourself and having a little pamper while ill. I usually do nothing other then flake and moan, probably taking some Lempsip, but I will have to do this next time. Hope you feel better soon hun x

    Beauty with charm

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  6. I hate feeling ill, this is a great post. Thank you for sharing, get better soon!
    xo
    alysamadisun.blogspot.com

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  7. I've always wanted to try Origins Ginzing eye cream, it always sounds fab! The Nuxe Reve de Miel is one that is definitely on my wishlist!

    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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  8. These are some great picks! Hope you're also feeling better!

    http://amyscornerblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Hey lovely! Aw thanks so much..so true it just makes you go Ahhh that's better haha! I'll have to try it that way too! Thank you xx

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  10. Aw thanks very much, I'm still getting there but it's certainly helping xx

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  11. Thanks lovely ! I popped some ginger in mine yesterday... Not grated though, should try that next thanks ( not that I could taste it anyway haha) yess all the moisturiser!! My skin is like sand when I'm sick ha xx

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  12. Aw thanks appreciate it! I had to think of something to make me feel more myself.. Using these definately made me feel less zombie haha.. Aw really, you should deffo pamper and relax next time ;) fingers crossed you don't get a sick day though 🙈 thanks very much love xx

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  13. Horrid isn't it! I can cope for a few days but a week is taking the micky ha! Thanks so much I'm glad you liked the post it means a lot! No problem, thank you for reading and leaving a comment... Thanks love xx

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  14. Oh really, it's nice and brightning! Yes you need to try the nuxe it's brillaint! Lasts agessss too :) xx

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  15. Aw thanks glad you think so! And thanks for your well wishes xx

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  16. Nice post, Zoe! Nuxe Reve de Miel is my lip saviour as well, especially this time of the year. Such a great product. If your throat is still sore, try Tyrozets. Those lozenges are miraculous! And a good hot curry should help you feel better too. :) Get well soon. xx

    Speaking Beauty UK | Nars, Urban Decay, YSL GIVEAWAY

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  17. Hey lovely! Thanks so much! It's amaizng lip balm isn't it, I'm slathering the stuff on at the mo. You Oh really, thanks I've not heard of those but I'm going to hunt some down now, I'm desperate so thanks for the reccomendation :). Haha I literally can't taste a thing it will be interesting to see if I could handle a hot curry now.
    Thanks so much appreciate it, and thanks for always commenting it really means a lot xxx

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  18. Feel better soon Zoe! Try to stay hydrated with herbal tea, soup, green juices and to take steamed showers with a few drop of eucalyptus essential oils. Nuxe Reve de miel is perfect for sore dry lips! A nightstand staple of mine as well! xx

    Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

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  19. Grapes are a must when you're ill - love your selection of skincare goods too. Feel better soon <3

    BTW - I've nominated you as one of my top 11 to recieve the Liebster Award! For more information and to take part see my post http://lovefromlucky.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/the-liebster-award.html

    xxx

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  20. Love this post! Couldn't agree more with the green tea. So soothing when you are poorly.

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  21. That bath soak looks amazing! I'm also determined to get to like tea!! xx

    Pillarbox Post

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  22. All the moisturizer indeed! Very important to prevent rough and ravaged skin!

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  23. awww this post is really delightful!!! I love the sound of the tea & the Face & Hair mask !!! :)

    Serene xoxo

    http://imserenel.wordpress.com/

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  24. I hope you get better soon! These essentials seem lovely. I can especially see why you chose the GlamGlow mask (which is what everyone has been talking about), seems like a nice product to use when your skin needs it most!

    Oh, and candles are a must! :D

    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 
    also on BLOGLOVIN

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  25. Think my skin needs the moisture jelly at the moment!

    xprincessjas | ♥

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  26. Aw thanks very much! I appreciate the tips, they sound good to me. Nuxe is brilliant isn't it ! my whole family use it now haha x

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  27. glad you agree haha! aw thanks so much :)
    ah wow really, thanks I will have to check that out in a bit, how nice of you xx

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  28. Thanks so much lovely! it really is isn't it xx

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  29. It's brilliant, so sad I'm running out :(..i'm not usually a tea drinker to be honest, I'm more about the cawfee haha xx

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  30. That's sweet thanks lovely! they are great little products xx

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  31. Aw thanks very much, oh the GlamGlow is amazing....pricey but amazing haha! oh yes I'm all about the candles too xx

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  32. Have you not tried it? its amazing, im on my third tub as my partner keeps pinching it haha xx

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