Treating Yourself

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Any excuse to treat myself and I'll do it. I don't need to be asked twice. I'm happy to pour away money on frivolous things just for the moment of happiness it gives me. But it's not the only way I treat myself - as self-care is very important. Here are all the ways I like to indulge...

Making a Luxury Purchase

Buying something expensive always makes me feel good (until I look at my bank statement). Whether that is a new handbag, a gorgeous pair of shoes or a new, expensive fragrance (like the Addictive Arts perfume from Clive Christian), buying something new that's got a hefty price tag always makes me feel like I'm really indulging. My most recent luxury purchase was some make-up from Hourglass which set my bank account back a little bit but the joy that I get from using that luxurious palette and looking at it on my dresser is priceless. 

Eating Something Naughty

Brownies are my ultimate indulgence food and whipping up a batch is such a good way to treat myself. These ones from the BBC Good Food website make the ultimate treat when I'm feeling a bit down. I really love making brownies and they are a real treat for me too as I hardly make them because Johnny isn't very keen on them (yes, he's a sadist) so when I do make them it really is the ultimate indulgence. The most common baking I do is banana bread, as that is Johnny's favourite and so I make it far more often. It's very yummy but it's not as indulgent as rich, chocolaty brownies in my opinion. 

Having a Pamper Night

As much as I'd love to have a spa day, my bank account unfortunately cannot stretch to that. So, I have to make my own pamper nights at home. I usually use a face mask, get out a foot spa, light some candles and pop on some relaxing music and just relax, forgetting all my stresses and worries of the day. I wish that I could have a bath but sadly our flat does not have one so a shower, hair wash and intense facial cleanse have to do. I love indulging myself in this way because it's completely free and you can do it at your favourite place - home! 

Blogging

Blogging is a huge way that I treat myself. There's nothing more I love than devoting a day to taking photos, writing content and joining Twitter chats. I love settling down in bed with my laptop with some vlogs on in the background and just writing. With how busy my life is (juggling a part-time job, a full-time degree and a social life isn't easy!) I don't ever get days that I can just dedicate to blogging so when I finally clear my calendar and take a day off just to blog it's a real treat for me as blogging is my ultimate passion and there's nothing I enjoy more! 

These are the ways that I treat myself - some are big and some are small but all are ways that help me feel a bit better if I'm going through a time when I'm feeling a bit down. What are your top tips for treating yo'self? 

*This post has been sponsored by Clive Christian!*

21 comments

  1. I agree with everything you said! Nothing beats brownies and new makeup on your dresser. Having a blogging day is also really special since it’s a side hobby x

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  2. I have to agree with you Chloe. New makeup is the best, I also love to blog! It's especially good if I need to vent! Lol

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  3. These are some really great things and I totally agree luxury makeup can be amazing, I once treated myself to some Ysl lipsticks and they were amazing

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com




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  4. I think pamper nights in and blogging time are some of my favorite ways to treat myself! There's nothing quite like curling up on the couch with a good show in the background and catching up on your favorite blogs!

    Cindy | www.cindyhyue.com

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  5. Fab post - we certainly all need to treat ourselves often, it's so easy to forget! I love treating myself to a really long bath with chocolate and a book 😍

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I agree - baths are so great, I wish we had one! X

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  6. I’ve just had a baby and I find having a bath or simply 30 minutes to myself a luxury. I can’t wait till I can start going to the gym it’ll feel like a spa day!

    Love Tania
    www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com
    xxxx

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  7. I love all of these ways to treat myself, and the brownie comment made me laugh as Luke is exactly the same. Brownies are definitely an yummy indulgent treat but definitely not something for everyday when you're the only one that eats it haha. Xx

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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  8. I definitely agree with all of these things.. but who doesnt lile brownies?! I love treating myself to a dominos pizza and a movie night, and I completely agree with blogging as its something I really do enjoy so much!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

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  9. I love treating myself with a very large chocolate cake, homemade ones are the best, it's just getting someone to bake one for me ;) x

    Gemma Louise

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  10. Love this post! It's so important to treat ourselves once in a while without feeling guilty x

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  11. I am very good at treating myself - sometimes I think I probably do it a bit too much! Designer handbags are definitely my weakness and I do love a good sweet treat on the weekend. My Auntie made my sister and I some brownies last week and they were amazing xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  12. Most of my treats are deffo food related aha! I try and eat well 70% of the time but then do love scoffing down a whole pizza and ice cream occasionally x

    G

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  13. Ah these are such lovely ways to treat yourself! I love to buy new makeup if I fancy treating myself, or indulging in a huge maccies! xx

    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  14. Having a pamper night and eating something naughty is the best way I treat myself aha it is the best thing, esp, together!! xox

    www.emmalanglands.co.uk

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  15. Ah I had never thought of spending a lot of money on myself that way but you’re right - it does make you feel really good to treat yourself from time to time! Can’t believe your partner doesn’t like brownies - that is crazy! X

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  16. I love sitting down and writing, its like therapy to me.... even if I'm not writing about whats on my mind. I just get so much thrill out of sitting and typing things out haha!! I also totally agree on pamper nights, I LOVE them : )

    Lots of Love, Debra-Bow xxx | www.debrabow.com

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