Getting home in the weekday after being out at work for the day always feels so good. I have a couple of hours to do what I want, it's my 'me time'. I believe it's so important to start the day off well but it's also important to unwind and reflect on the day that is close to ending. My bedroom is one of my favourite places, it's where I feel most relaxed and it's where I spend the last few hours awake each day. Some days feel extra long if I have chores or errands to do after work but I still make sure I get a chance to chill out and get ready for another day. I thought I would share a few things that I do on my weekday evenings, maybe you will get some new ideas for your evening routine.
A pair of cute pyjamas, almost every night I'm wearing bottoms or a top that has a bunny, Eeyore, birds or flowers. Something cotton soft and loose is what I feel most comfortable in.
Time you go to sleep?
It varies, mostly between 10.30 to 11.30. Lately as the evenings are lighter I'm up a little later and I have been trying to do more and get outside in the evenings. I like to get a good few hours of sleep every night, I'm always aiming for 8 hours a night.
I'm a shower in the evening kind of girl, it feels so good getting into bed all fresh and clean after a long day. The evenings are when I spend a little extra time on my skincare routine. I start by cleansing my face, most evenings I use the Superfacialist cleansing oil and the Hydraluron serum to hydrate my dry skin. Some nights I put on a mask, I like the Aesop parsley seed mask when my skin is feeling oily and needs a good cleanse or the Origins drink up 10 minute mask, an all rounder to clear my skin and hydrate. And I always use the Nuxe lip balm.
What do you eat in the evenings?
Most evenings I make dinner at home, usually something quick and simple. Baked potatoes, pasta salads, veggies and sweet potato fries are my go-to things to make. I also like to make enough for lunch the next day, saves time and I'm less likely to waste food.
What position do you sleep in?
Ever since I was a baby I have always been more comfortable sleeping on my front and occasionally my side. I like two pillows but typically end up sleeping with one and I'm the little spoon.
How do you spend your last hour awake?
It's not the best for you but I often watch something like YouTube videos or a series I'm liking. Made in Chelsea is one of my favourites, I can't wait until the next season starts. Sometimes I also like to read a book, blogs or a magazine. I like to do something easy going until my eyes get tired and I turn everything off or put it away and fall asleep.