Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Inexpensive Ways You Can Treat Yourself


I think it is really easy to get carried away with life sometimes. I think we are all very guilty of forgetting to take time out for ourselves, neglecting me time and just going full blown ahead, at 200 miles per hour which often leaves us feeling so rundown. Despite popular assumptions, you don't need to spend a lot of money on treating yourself. You don't need to fork out on expensive brands and treatments to help you feel relaxed. Although, it is down to your own personal choice I believe that there are some great brands and products out there that can help you get in the right mood. As well as products there is also some really important habits that I recommend you get in the routine of doing regularly to ensure that stress levels don't escalate. Today I thought I would share with you some tips on how you can take some time out for yourself without having to break the piggy bank! Enjoy!




#1 INVEST IN A GOOD PAIR OF SLIPPERS
Or slipper socks, or both if you are really going for it! Nothing feels better than putting your feet into a lovely fluffy pair of slippers on a cold winters evening! Primark do, some amazing slipper socks and slippers ( I personally recommend the Harry Potter ones) or you could go high end! All that matters is they are over the top fluffy and incredibly warm! Got to give those feet that TLC.

#2  WHILE YOU ARE AT IT INVEST IN GOOD LOUNGE WEAR TOO
Just like slippers and Socks nothing beats getting into a fresh pair of PJ's! Primark do some lovely ones which are heaven and 10 out of 10 on the cosy scale ( if that was a thing) however after a few washes they can become a bit old and tired looking which is the perfect excuse to keep buying more! Trust me, ask any blogger it's their favourite thing to buy besides rose gold homeware from H&M home.

#3 LUSH, IS A GOOD SHOP IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED IT!
Another classic favourite of bloggers, Lush is the perfect shop to go in if you want some bath bombs or shower gel to make you feel million dollars that are always kind to bunnies! I am not the biggest fan of Lush because I don't have time to have baths ( I know, I know I need to take my own advice) but seriously the smell of the shop is mind blowing and I love it! I'm the sort of person that would just go in the shop and smell everything as an activity to relax. Most normal people would actually buy something!

Inexpensive Ways You Can Treat Yourself cheap advice lifestyle blogger Lush


#4 RELAXING HOBBIES
I am not going to be the first person to admit that after a day at college working I come home and do more work and consequently find if very hard to get out of this routine!  I think it's very important to dedicate some of your time in the week to a hobby that is different but is still relaxing! These don't have to be expensive! Having movie nights, pamper evenings, listening to new music on Spotify or colouring books are just a few suggestions of things you could do!

#5 TREATING YOURSELF NICELY
In the winter especially it is easy to neglect our bodies a bit with the temptation of hiding under all those layers. However, after a while, it makes us feel a bit poopy about yourself! A really inexpensive way to do this is making sure that you are looking after yourself as much as possible! This includes washing hair, removing unwanted leg hair and not binge eating! Doing these things can make you feel pretty rubbish. Although they may not be seen as treats they can definitely help improve your self-esteem in the colder months!

#6 THERE IS ALWAYS HOMEMADE
Now I am not Merry Berry or Kristy Allsopp and I am not all that crafty but luckily for you there are so many bloggers out there are on stand by with hundreds of cheap DIYS for you to do for all seasons to help treat yourself on a low budget from bath bombs to hand cream! Go on give it a Google and I am sure you will find yourself on Pinterest for hours! 

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed this quick rundown of six super easy but inexpensive ways you can treat yourself when you are next feeling a bit stressed or dishevelled. 

Do you let me know what you do in the comments below to treat yourself on a budget! Was it any of these things? If not, do you have other secret tips you need to share?

Thank you for reading, as always x 


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  1. Lush is always a good treat for me, even if I'm just shopping the Lush stash I have at home. A nice bath bomb always puts me at peace.

    brooke | brooke elise

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    1. aww that's really nice! I agree a nice bath can be very relaxing x

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  2. Such a good post! Building up a little lush collection is so satisfying!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. haha and your room smells amazing x

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  3. You're so right - I love snuggling up in a cozy pair of PJ's and fuzzy socks! Niamh xx http://shebelittlebutfierce.blogspot.be

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  4. I love Lush products! They smell amazing! I like to plan a lazy day every now and again, when I know that I will have less work to do and can just do whatever I want to - which is normally either write or read a book!

    Jemima x
    anotherrantingreader.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aw! If I did blogging on a lazy day it wouldn't be very lazy haha x

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  5. I love just cuddling up in a good pair of jammies! and i always enjoy a trip to lush once in a while, if i go more often i'll spend a fortune!

    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha, best not to go too often then x

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  6. How have I only just found your blog? Love it! Also love this post,theres nothing better than getting cozy and having a little lazy day to treat yourself!

    Cloe X http://clxelouise.blogspot.com

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  7. Some really good ideas. I have been loving your posts lately. :)
    I love having lush baths but they also offer shower products, face masks etc. which all offer something for everyone so no excuses. I have actually never gotten primark pajamas but I have some really fluffy red ones. :)

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. aww thank you! Yes primark do some great Pj's but there is so many other good ones out there to x

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  8. Lovely ideas! Lush is such a great point to make - the products are all so amazing & relaxing xx

    bethmay75.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! yes definitely, there is something out there for everyone x

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  9. I love this! It's so important to take some time to treat yourself. Plus who doesn't love an excuse to buy new pjs?! x

    chloejanex.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. If I'm a bit tight for money but I want to treat myself I'll pick myself up a little drugstore lipstick or a candle from Primark! Treat yo'self! x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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  11. I can definitely relate to number two, I am constantly buying new PJ's - they're my favourite things to buy!

    A Literary Cocktail | http://www.aliterarycocktail.com

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    1. I have a building collection! I much prefer them in the winter though x

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  12. These are great! I especially relate with the treating yourself nicely one. Some days it just feels good to get a shower, do your hair up nicely, have a shave and just feel like a new person! haha

    Renee | Lose the Road

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    1. Yes, I always feel like I neglect and cover myself up, leading a very busy life x

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  13. These are such good tips! I read, colour and knit to relax in the evenings (I know that makes me sound like an old woman... ahaha) :) great post! xxx
    http://www.samanthafrances.co.uk

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    1. haha! It does a bit but that is totally cool with me x

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  14. Oh my gosh, I could get lost in Pinterest DIYs! I'm really into cross stitching to relax at the moment, but if all else fails a little pamper session & some loud music is perfect!
    Laura x FloraLooTwo

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    1. I love scrolling Pintrest for blog post ideas, I could do it for hours x

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  15. I love taking time out for myself and having a pamper to unwind and relax! I love Lush, taking a bath helps me clear
    My head and chill out, and I totally agree with you about the slipper socks and pjs from Primark, they are so so comfy!! I have way too many slippers and slipper socks from Primark and pjs, I got the most comfiest and warmest festive ones for Christmas they're amazing! Xxxxxx
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. aww that is lovely! Thank you for commenting x

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  16. I completely agree with you, I got given some slippers which are really good quality and I love them so much, and wear them the entire time! Sounds ridiculous but they are such good investments. If I want to treat myself on a budget I just like taking time out, making myself a dinner which I really love and spending time pampering or making extra effort with my skincare, maybe fake tanning & doing my nails.
    Ottilie | O is for Ottilie

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    1. I definitely would never do my nails to relax, it's too stressful! Yes a good pair of slippers is worth the money x

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  17. When I feel down I put completely over the top makeup on as (for some unknown reason) it makes me feel really good and relaxed!I also like to join in on Twitter chats when I'm in the bath!! Xx

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    1. haha, over the top makeup! No I get where you are coming from x

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  18. This is a lovely post! I agree about the PJs thing. It's the best feeling to get in after a long day, put on PJs and socks and watch a film!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Got to love a good old movie night x

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  19. I absolutely love LUSH! I find it is the perfect way to relax me!
    I love your blog, it is so cute!
    Elle xxx
    kateandelle.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Loved reading this post and it will definitely come in great use to so many people (including me)!
    Grace xx
    http://gracexkate.blogspot.com/

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  21. Having a bath always feels like a lovely treat!

    Tash x
    www.skindeep247.blogspot.com

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  22. Love, love, love this post! LUSH is one of my favorite shops. It's super cute and affordable. Nearly my whole bath routine revolves around LUSH Cosmetics. Looking forward to your next post Nichole! x

    http://guiliannamarie.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you very much! Can never go wrong with a bit of lush x

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