Now we all know there are some treatments which just feel amazing when someone else is doing them, but you can do pretty much all of them at home and it will cost you a fraction of the salon price. There are a few rituals I perform quite a lot which everyone can easily do.
Tinting Eyebrows and Eyelashes
Now not everyone tints their brows, but it's something I have got into and for the first week I rarely have to fill them in. I mainly do it to tint those fine little hairs, to add more shape and thickness to the brow. I use this kit which can be found on Amazon for just under £15. I like to tint my brows once a month and if I were to go to the salon, it would cost me anything from £10-£25 and this little kit will last me around a year so it's a win win situation. As for the lashes, it scares me a little and I only like to tint the bottom of my lashes ever so slightly, just so I don't have to wear mascara on the bottom so often.
Now this is a little controversial as you either agree with these things or you don't, but I'm all for it. I've tried the Crest Whitening Strips in the past and they worked a treat, but they made my already over sensitive teeth even worse, so I stopped using them. But recently I have been using the Smile Brilliant* kit which contains the whitening gel, LED light and teeth defenders. I've been using it for a week now and I will leave it on for about half an hour, as I get bored if it's any longer.
Manicure and Pedicure
Rather than just painting your nails, give yourself a proper manicure with all the correct products which are available from the aisles of Boots. The Sally Hansen Cuticle Gel is one of my favourite products as it dissolves everything what isn't meant to be there on your cuticles. All you need is nail clippers/scissors, cuticle pusher, nail file and a cuticle trimmer. For your feet add in a foot file and then soak your feet in warm water after scrubbing them. Smother them in your favourite hand/foot cream, mine is Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, before painting on your favourite polish.
This is something I hate with a passion but I do it as I don't want to walk around with a moustache. But whether you're waxing your legs, bikini line or upper lip, you can do it all at home. Hot wax is best for that or just some thin wax strips get rid of the pesky hairs. We're all hairy ladies and it stops there being any embarrassing moments in the salon.
That's the four I tend to stick to, apart from tiding up my brows in-between threading sessions, which is something I do indulge in. What do you like to do at home?