Christmas Eve Pamper Essentials

My attempt at the 12 Days of Blogmas was an absolute fail due to work and family commitments, so I thought that today I would do a mega post all about my Christmas Eve Pamper Evening!

Every Christmas Eve I like to have a relaxing night in and prepare myself for the excitement and events of Christmas Day. Some people like to go out for a few drinks on Christmas Eve but I think it’s the perfect time to relax and feel that drinking is more of a Christmas day/NYE kinda thing!

The first thing I do at the start of the evening is light one of my favourite Christmas  candles EVER. Yankee Candle’s Christmas Eve, which is quite fitting to be honest! I light this in the living room because thats where I will be spending most of my time this evening and the smell spreads throughout the house.

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I then run a bath and pop in a christmassy Lush bath bomb, this year I’m using the Peeping Santa Bubble Bar. When my bath is running I like to cleanse my face with the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, just to get rid of all the makeup and dirt. Once my bath is ready I get in and normally will read a book or magazine just to wind down and chill. Whilst in the bath I usually do a face mask, one of my favourites is the Super Facialist by Una Brennan Pore Minimising Mask. You can leave this on for a really long time so its perfect for the bath.

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After my bath I put on some christmassy pjs and make myself a hot drink, now this is where I have to make the decision of either a gingerbread latte or a hot chocolate. In all honesty gingerbread lattes normally win.I then get comfy on the sofa with my drink, a warm blanket and some chocolates.

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One of my Christmas Eve traditions is to watch the Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special, so this is what I do next. Now I may have already watched this episode multiples times this month  but it’s so good and funny that I could watch it 1000 times and not get bored!

Once Gavin and Stacey has finished I make myself a hot water bottle and make my way upstairs, I tuck the hottie into my bed to warm it up and then move on to what I to call my “heavy duty skincare routine”.

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Having already cleansed and done a face mask I take the Clinque Clarifying Moisture Lotion and sweep it over my face with a cotton pad. Next I apply some of the Balance Me Congested Skin Serum which I received in one of my birch boxes this year. I then pop on a thick layer of The Body Shop Vitamin E Sleeping Moisture Mask, french plait my hair and get into my now very toasty and warm bed and try to get an early nights sleep!

Once again I am so upset at how badly my 12 days of blogmas turned out but in the new year  have some exciting posts coming up!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

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