It’s half-term next week which as we know means lots of fun and running around, alongside next to no me-time and very little sleep. We can’t promise a nanny or well-behaved children, but we can provide a selection of treats to help to keep you sane in the madness. Enjoy!
Tired, dull skin goes hand in hand with years of sleep deprivation, and with a packed half term schedule, there’s less time for a good skincare regime than ever. Luckily, we’ve got a few tips to revive you. First up, the ultimate shortcut for dull, sun-deprived skin: 2-3 drops of Vita Liberata Self-Tanning Anti-Age Serum added to your night cream. The softening serum-formula works overnight to give skin a natural looking glow, while hydrating and smoothing. Next, elevate your morning shower with Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial – the exfoliating treatment restores radiance, energises and brightens the skin in just 1 minute. Lather up with the stimulating, grapefruit-scented Cowshed Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Shower Gel and in 5 minutes flat you’ll be ready for wherever half term takes you.
When time is not on your side, but you’re heading to a museum, or to meet friends or family, we’ve got three hacks for looking great all day. First and foremost, hit refresh on your skin with a radiant concealer. By Terry Touche Veloutée has a built in brush – simply swipe under eyes and in cat’s whiskers outwards from the bottom of your nose, before blending, for skin that glows with health. We vote blusher as the most underrated wake-up call for the complexion – blended into the apples of the cheeks it makes even the most exhausted skin appear awake and glowing. Try the multi-tasking Nars Multiple (you can also use as eyeshadow and lipstick), as the creamy formula blends in quickly. An instant way to look fresh? Add a red lip. We like By Terry Rouge-Expert Click Stick as the precision tip also works as a lip liner. Add a stroke of mascara and you’re ready for anything.
Unwind In Style
Once the kids are asleep, it’s hard not to get caught up in the web of laundry, cooking, cleaning and tidying. But for one night during half term, take back your evening and spend it relaxing – you’ll be a better you come morning. A bath is not only great for your body, it also takes you out of the space filled with chores and gives you a chance to focus and think. Choose a bath elixir that suits your needs; to really unwind and rest, we adore the classic Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil which contains soporific camomile and sandalwood. If you’re having trouble sleeping, let the calming lavender and vetivert in This Works Deep Sleep Bath Soak lull you into a calm and dreamy state. Or if low-energy and general fatigue are dogging you, we recommend the energising, therapeutic Mauli Himalayan Bath Salts.