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Princess Pamper Evening Essentials

Princess Pamper Evening Essentials

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Kate has a busy life; what with juggling Royal engagements with being a new mother, and will sometimes get stressed and feel run down at the end of the day. We too feel like this sometimes, juggling our jobs with our social lives, and seemingly making time for everyone else but ourselves. Taking some time out for ourselves and pampering our mind, body, and spirit like a Princess, will help you to relax, think about things, and regain some much needed energy again.

The first thing I do when I think about relaxing for the evening is to light a candle and create some ambience around the house. Choose your favourite scents, light a few, and dim the lights slightly, and take in the wonderful smells. The next thing I do is remove all of my make up, and thoroughly wash my face. Using a couple of luxury products will make all the difference and it’s come to the point in my life where I look forward to washing my face. Cleansing balms are particularly nourishing for all skin types and I love the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, which turns into this luxurious oil when massaged in and takes off every last scrap of make up. Then I start to run a hot, deep bath, adding in my favourite bath oil or bubble bath, popping on a face mask while the bath is running. At the moment, my face mask of choice is the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask which you can leave on for fifteen minutes, an hour, or even overnight for a deeper treatment; it’s super moisturising and will add in tons of hydration to the skin. I turn on some relaxing music, grab one of the candles, pick up my current book, and let the day and any worries soak away.

Post bath, I slap on layer upon layer of my favourite body butter or moisturiser and let it sink in. I pay special attention to my feet and cover up with some fluffy socks to keep all the moisture in and look after any cracked or dry heels. I gently wash off the mask, and pop on a thick layer of moisturiser. I wrap up in my favourite pyjamas and dressing gown, before digging out a good film to pop on and delve into a different reality with. Instead of putting lots of chocolate and crisps out for me to eat, I chop up some fruits and pour a mug of green tea, and a pint of water, to put some real goodness in my body.

The last thing is to hop into bed and nod off to sleep. Getting at least eight hours will make sure all of your pampering hasn’t gone to waste and you’ll wake up fresh and ready to face the day, energised and awake.

What are your pamper evening essentials?

A Very British Festive (and New Year) Season

A Very British Festive (and New Year) Season

Despite the day being done and dusted, the Christmas spirit is still well and truly alive. While the presents have been opened and the chocolates (only slightly) delved into, there’s still plenty of turkey left over in every household, even at Sandringham, and the Christmas television continues all the way through until New Year. We’veContinue Reading

By Royal (hair) Appointment

By Royal (hair) Appointment

I have literally just got home after having my done this evening, and I’m in that mood of “oh my hair is so flowing, and lush, and beautiful” and the stylist I had today passed on a few of her tips for luscious hair to me. Now, combined with what I’ve learnt today and whatContinue Reading

Christmas like the Duchess

Christmas like the Duchess

For all you Americans, Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season begins – for us in the UK, all of the shops seem think Christmas began three months ago, I digress however – and I feel that now it’s just a two days until December, we can now all allow ourselves to get that littleContinue Reading

Growing Old(er) Royally

Growing Old(er) Royally

We all get older. Ok, so I’m only 19 and still in the depths of endless acne treatments but even I look in the mirror every day just to see if I’ve got any lines on my forehead yet. Recently, on London Poppy Day, we saw press photos of Kate with the first signs ofContinue Reading

Accessorize like Kate!

Accessorize like Kate!

We can try as hard as we want to look as classy and as sophistiKATEd (incorrect spelling very much intended) as our Duchess with our well chosen clothes but sometimes, all we need to perk up an outfit is a few cute accessories. I’ve always admired Kate for how she’s able to make an otherwiseContinue Reading

The Spotlight on the ‘Other Places’ in the UK | Part II

The Spotlight on the ‘Other Places’ in the UK | Part II

Following on from this post a couple of weeks ago, today I’m bringing you part two of the other places which you can visit while on a trip to the UK away from the main tourist attractions. Like I said two weeks back, we all love the place but sometimes, you want to get awayContinue Reading

The Spotlight on the ‘Other Places’ in the UK | Part I

When most people fly in to the UK from abroad, they want to see all of the usual tourist attractions – Buckingham Palace, Oxford Street, No. 10, the Houses of Parliament, Kensington Palace, and the London Eye etc, and that’s not wrong, of course you want to see those! I live in this country andContinue Reading

Being the ‘New Girl’

Being the ‘New Girl’

We’ve all been the ‘new girl’ at some point in our lives, probably more than once – school, university, parties, at work. I’ve VERY recently started at a new job and I’m currently the ‘new girl’, but our favourite lady, Kate, has also been the new girl numerous times, not only at university when sheContinue Reading

Dressing for Formal Occasions – The Kate Way

Dressing for Formal Occasions – The Kate Way

A few weeks back, I wrote a post featuring four different looks, inspired by Kate, for travelling in style, and today I’m going to share with you again four different Kate-inspired formal looks suitable for different occasions where your best jeans just will not do. Once again, you can find all these looks along withContinue Reading

Time Saving Beauty Tips

Yes, I am back! The last time I sat and wrote an article was long before I left for Thailand (I had a wonderful time, thanks for asking) and since then we’ve had a lovely new addition to the world in the form of Prince George. With the arrival of Prince George, I began toContinue Reading

Travelling In Style – The Kate Way

Travelling In Style – The Kate Way

The final piece from me in this travel series that we’ve got here on WWKD is a ‘what to wear when travelling‘ post. I took some time out on Polyvore (you can find all outifts, along with shops and prices here) to create four different looks, two of which are similar to previous outfits thatContinue Reading

Carrying on like a Duchess

Carrying on (this pun was so intended) the travel theme, this time we’re going to talk about what to pack in your carry on hand luggage for a long haul flight. I like to think of my hand luggage as – 1 – Being full of the things that if I lost, I simply wouldn’tContinue Reading

How to look and feel like a Princess after long haul flights

Royal trips overseas for the Duchess to represent the Queen, the Royal Family, and the UK with Prince William means getting off the plane to waiting photographers and the world’s media. Although when you get off the plane, there most likely won’t be any photographers (except for that person in front of you whose pictureContinue Reading

On ‘Kate-hate’, class, and social climbing…

On ‘Kate-hate’, class, and social climbing…

I’m going to try to be diplomatic. Might not happen… Wikipedia defines a social climber as ‘someone who seeks social prominence…one who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status…”social climber” may be used as an insult, suggesting a poor work ethic or disloyalty to roots‘.┬áContrast this to the ‘American Dream’ and you have “aContinue Reading