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10 SELF-CARE IDEAS

Thanks to Rodan + Fields for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

Self-Care is so important. Whether you take ten minutes or you make a day out of it, you need to make time for yourself.  Today I'm sharing some fun self-care ideas for you to try at home, plus details on some of my new favorite skincare products.


One // Paint your nails

I love taking 30 minutes to paint my nails. Grab your favorite color, give yourself a little pampering, and bring the nail salon to your own home. I love getting discounted Essie polish and nail supplies at Marshalls. This gives ya an excuse to buy a few new polish shades, too!



Two // Watch your favorite tv show

I've been watching Rules of Engagement on Netflix for the past month, and I am almost finished with all seven seasons. Watching a little tv is the perfect way to check out and relax. What are some of your favorite shows? Leave your favorites in the comments so I have something to watch next!

Three // Light a candle and take a hot bath or shower

There's nothing quite like a relaxing hot shower. I haven't been able to take a bath in years since my apartment doesn't have one, but I still enjoy taking a hot shower by candlelight. It's so soothing.


Four // Give yourself a mini facial

Once you've taken a nice hot shower or bath, get your skincare routine going. I have been loving a few products from Rodan + Fields. I am a sucker for good skincare, especially products that give real results. 

I was lucky enough to try four products for a complete skincare routine. I started my routine with the Enhancements Micro-Dermabrasion Paste to enhance cell turnover and improve tone & texture. Next, I used the Redefine Night Renewing Serum to improve texture, firmness, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The next product might just be my favorite. It's the Redefine Lip Renewing Serum. I have annoyingly dry lips, and this serum is rich with peptides and Vitamin E to help your lips maintain its natural moisture, improve your lip texture, and reduce the appearance of lip wrinkles. This is the perfect product as we head into colder weather in the next few months. Lastly, I followed everything with the Active Hydration Serum. It raises your skin's hydration level by 200% for softer, more radiant, and younger-looking skin.


If you're interested in trying any of these amazing Rodan + Fields products, be sure to contact my girl Donelle at donelle.ciecierski@gmail.com and she will give you details on how to get 10% off your order + FREE Shipping!



Five // Turn off your phone & stay away from social media for an evening

Sometimes social media is the reason for our stresses. Take a break from skimming Facebook over and over and spend time alone, and I mean truly alone. It will not only recharge you, but you will notice just how addicted you are to social media. It's a huge eye opener and you will feel so much more relaxed at the end of the evening.

Six // Take a nap

Naps are life. I love taking a quick catnap, but usually they turn into four-hour slumbers, and that's okay! Nap away and sleep your troubles away!



Seven // Snuggle your fur baby

Y'all know that my cat is my first born. There's nothing better than snuggling with your fur baby after a bad day or just because. A cat's purr is scientifically proven to help reduce stress and signs of depression & anxiety, so if you're feeling a little off, give them a snuggle.

Eight // Listen to your favorite songs

Music has a way of speaking to your heart when words aren't enough. Whether you're listening to your fav tunes blasted through headphones or in your car on a mini drive, a short music session works wonders.



Nine // Get dressed up and head to the mall

Retail therapy is my jam. Sometimes just being out of the house is good for the soul. You can walk around the mall and window shop, or set a shopping budget and buy yourself a new outfit for a little pick-me-up. Some of my fashion & beauty favorites are listed in my Shop tab.

Ten // Clean your home to destress

If you're anything like me, 30 minutes of hardcore cleaning can go a long way. Not only in making your home perfectly clean again, but in releasing stress and frustration. Scrub the stress away!

What are some things you do to embrace a little self care? I would love to hear your ideas!

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Stay Classy. 
xx,
Kristen

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55 comments:

  1. These are such great ideas! I'm re-watching Rules of Engagement right now. It's exaggerated relatableness and therefore quite funny. I always take a little extra care time when my husband is away for work - I like to put a blanket on the couch and let the dogs up or snuggle with me in bed. Cleaning doesn't really de-stress me, but having a cluttered house makes me anxious, so I like to clean for that. This is a great list!

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    1. Rules of Engagement is seriously the dorkiest, funny show ever! What a great way to relax. Pups are good snugglers!

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  2. Great ideas! I do some of these, but I need to do them more often!

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    1. Yes, you definitely should! Self-Care is SO important.

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  3. Getting dressed up always perks me up a bit! :)

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  4. Great ideas. Taking a nice bath and doing a facial mask is usually what I do for self-care and pamper time. I'm obsessed with masks lately.

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    1. SAME! I just love face masks. There's just something about them that are so relaxing and calming.

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  5. Loved this. Literally everything you mentioned here is what I actually love to do. Self care is so important, my blog is all about this and I just loved reading this. Great post :)

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    1. Aw thanks Marvina! Self-Care is SO, so important--glad you take time for yourself, as well. :) What's your blog? I'd love to check it out!

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  6. I love all of these self care tips! My favorites are watching my favorite shows and cuddling with my pup. Definitely the best ways to relax and unwind!

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  7. It's 11 am...can I have the nap now? lol. Love this! Self-care is everything. xoxo

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    1. Haha--hey 11am naps are sometimes needed! ;)

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  8. I totally agree that you must make time for yourself. No one will take better care of you than yourself.

    On the other hand, I take so much (sometimes unnecessary) care of my nails. They are super fragile and I want them to look decent. My Mum always tells me to make sure my nails look nice and neat. Having nice nails doesn't mean having them painted all the time. Neat and clean nails say a lot about a woman.

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    1. Self-Care is the best. When you feel great about your nails, you feel great about yourself, too!

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  9. Love these ideas! I totally forget how fancy I can feel when I take just a little time to do my nails!

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    1. Right?! It's like in 30 min you go from casual to glam with a mini at-home mani session!

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  10. These are all great tips. Especially taking time away from technology and a nap!

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    1. Yes! For sure! Often times, we don't realize how often we are glued to our phones or computers and forget to spend time in the now and focus on ourselves.

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  11. These are some great ideas! One day when my toddler grows up maybe I'll be able to take relaxing baths again!! ❤️😂

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  12. I'm all for self-care and I like to take bubble baths. It's a great way to unwind and recharge.

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    1. I can't wait to take a bubble bath in my own home. I always take one when I'm at my parent's since Chris and I don't have on in our apartment. I am dying to try a bath bomb! lol

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  13. All great tips. So simple yet it's so easy to get caught up in life that we forget to take care of ourselves. Pinned for future reference, thank you!

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    1. Taking care of ourselves is so, so important! Glad you enjoyed! :)

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  14. Love these ideas! I have yet to try out products from R+F but I've heard good things.

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    1. Hey Natalie! I would love to chat with you more about the products:)

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    2. The lip serum is definitely my favorite thing that I have tried so far. I am still dying to try the Lash Boost serum!

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  15. I took a two hour nap while snuggling both my fur babies - I woke up so refreshed! Great tips to self care, it's soooo important.

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  16. these are some great tips. I could totally go for a nap right now!
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    1. Naps are the best! Make sure you take some time for yourself this week! : )

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  17. Yes, I love all these ideas!! I painted my nails the other day and went to Target, instant mood booster

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    1. Target is the best. It's seriously one of my fav places on earth. I should have put Target as one of my self-care ideas haha!

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  18. Getting dressed up for no reason at all can seriously be the biggest mood booster! I'm also all about pampering sessions whether it be for nails, a facial, or a bubble bath.

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    1. YAS! It's seriously the best! I totally need to do a face mask this weekend.

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  19. I used to use R+F when my sister sold it. But I didn't know about the lip renewal. I might have to try that out!

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    The Felicia Renee | a minimalist lifestyle & beauty blog

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    1. Hey gf I would love to hook you up and tell you more about RF if you are interested!

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    2. The lip serum is seriously amazing! If you want to try it, let me know and I can get ya a 10% off discount! :)

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  20. I'll have to check out R+F. I need a new skincare routine. Love your ideas! Retail Therapy FTW!

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    1. You should definitely try it out! There are so many different routines that R+F offers. Let me know if you want to try it for real, and I can connect you with Donelle so you can get more info on products that will work best for your skin AND get ya a discount! :)

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  21. These are all such great ideas! And so tough to follow through on!

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    1. The key is to make time for yourself. Sometimes, I will even write it down on my to-do list to make sure it gets done! : )

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  22. Something I love is cooking to relax. Especially if it is making a big batch of something like granola that will last me the rest of the week. So satisfying.

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    1. I'm gonna have to have ya come visit me and practice some self-care haha. Teach me your cooking ways!

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  23. I love this post! Self care is so, so important! I loved your suggestion of a hot shower/bath! I always enjoy a relaxing bath and a good book!

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    1. Oh that's such a good idea! I always tell my hubby--whatever house we buy HAS to have a bath tub. I am going crazy with only having a shower haha!

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  24. Hey Kelsey! I would love to hook you up and tell you more about R+F:) shoot me and email with your contact info or look me up on Facebook Donelle Baxter XoXo

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  25. Love these ideas! I love bubble baths! And I need to get away from technology and social media some evenings. I am terrible about that.

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    1. I am seriously the worst with it too, but I'm getting better with it now that I've made a point to stay off of it for certain periods of time. The most important thing is that you're not zoned in on technology while around people. : )

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  26. great tips and roundup of products!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

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  27. I love this list! Sometimes I forget that simply slowing down and allowing myself to do little things like watch a TV show or take a bath is actually a form of self care. I usually feel guilty for doing those things, but we all need a break and a way to unwind. I've been ending my nights by watching a few episodes of a funny TV show, and I always end up going to bed in a better mood!

    http://www.thesmalladventurer.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. YES! Always do something at night to make yourself happy. That's how I fall asleep too! A good TV show is the perfect way to wind down. Don't feel guilty for taking care of yourself : )

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