How To Have The Perfect At-Home Spa Day

Wow, I can’t remember the last time I’ve taken such a long hiatus from blogging! I hate that I’ve been absent for the past few weeks, but I have been sick as a dog. I’m talking the full nine yards. Fever, sore throat, cough, you name it. 

YUCK. 

However, being essentially couchridden for the past week has had at least one positive affect, since it’s the inspiration behind today’s post. Now that my immune system is finally starting to kick some a$$, I’m definitely in need of a spa day this weekend as a treat for such a rough time while I’ve been sick. Though feeling like CRAP is a perfect excuse for a little “me time”, we all need to love ourselves a little more often. Am I right? 

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m constantly go, go, go. That’s why being so sick was so sucky. I mean, I literally almost fell asleep at my internship (and NOT because it’s boring or I don’t enjoy it — because I do!). My body was just not functioning properly. Next time I need to recognize when it’s time to use a sick day rather than push through when I’m feeling terrible. After all, who’s really that productive when they’re feverish and falling asleep? 

Anyways, it’s great to be back, and I’m actually feeling quite re-inspired. Sometimes a little break can actually be a good thing. 

Now, here’s the lowdown on everything you’ll need in order to have the most kicka** spa day ever — this weekend. >> Because there’s no sense in putting it off until later. I always like to say (physical AND mental) health is the greatest wealth…so start investing in yo’ self! 

 

 

why:

If you’re going to be treating your face, you might as well go for your whole body while you’re at it. Scrubs are great for renewing skin and nixing dryness, and can be a great tool to use after dry brushing. My favorite is this Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub, but I’m also lusting after this, this, & this too. 

P.S. You can also make your own (easy AF) coffee body scrub w/ my recipe here. It’s AMAZE. 

 

 

why:

Until recently, I’ve been super wary of hair masks. Since I have pretty thin hair (tips for managing it here), weighing it down and creating more problems than I’m solving is a huge concern. In fact, most of the time when I see a “moisturizing” product, I run in the other direction, just because I’m so afraid it will make my hair greasy. However, I really love this repairing mask from Briogeo (more details here — 7:32) and this Garnier Whole Blends repairing mask. Both have left my hair so soft, and skipping them just wouldn’t feel right if I were spending a day pampering myself! 

 

why:

Okay, so face masks are pretty much the most #basic necessity for a spa day. However, I’m so over the typical clay masks right now. They’re boring and overrated. Anyone else with me? If so, try this foaming apple cider vinegar mask. It’s unlike anything else I’ve tried before, and I’m totally obsessed. You can also really kick it up a notch if you own a Clarisonic. I just got one sent to me (review coming soon), and I’m in love

P.S. Try this yummy DIY Chocolate Face Mask for an easy, cheap, & calming at-home remedy! 

 

 

Why:

Just like a good body scrub, the perfect bath bomb is a another great way to treat your entire body. I’m a huge fan of LUSH (their bath bombs turn the entire pool of water a different color AND have glitter in them), but I’m also loving this adorable Tub Truffle Gift Set. It’s so cute! These Jane Rx Bath Cubes are also cool, because each one has a different use. Love it. 

 

 

why:

If you guys have read this post, you know that I love my oils. They’re so great for relaxing, and they also have a whole list of health benefits to accompany them too. Not to mention, most spas use aromatherapy in their treatments, so this is the perfect way to really get the full experience. Prices vary depending on what diffuser you buy, but there’s SO many options, a lot of them being very budget friendly (I’m lusting after this bamboo diffuser ATM). Essential oils can also be amazing tools when you’re sick or having trouble falling asleep, so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth! 

 

So, now that you know my go-to essentials for the perfect at-home spa day, what are yours? Which of the above do you want to try? 

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  • Emilee Westervelt

    Love all these! The only one I’m not familiar with is the hair mask! I’m definitely going to try it!

    • Holly Habeck

      Oooh yes definitely try it — it’s amazing! xx

  • Rachel Kennedy Christian

    At-home spa afternoons are my FAVORITE! I haven’t had time for one in what feels like MONTHS but I’m gathering product ideas to try out when I can make some me-time! Thank you for sharing!

    • Holly Habeck

      Yes, definitely try to have one soon! I sometimes have a hard time justifying taking some "me time" when I have what seems like a bazillion other things to do, but it’s totally worth it! xx

  • Keating Bartlett

    I love spa days! I try to do full spa days a couple times a month and then I do smaller versions on the weeks that I’m not doing the full spa day. I have horrible anxiety and my depression comes and goes a lot as well so it’s super important that I take that time to myself frequently.

    xo, Keating | Why Hello Lovely
    http://www.whyhellolovely.com

    • Holly Habeck

      That’s such a great idea to do mini spa days! And I totally agree that it’s super important to relax now and then and treat yourself — sometimes it can make all the difference! xx

  • Tatyanna Picou-Baptiste

    Love this post! I pinned it as well for future reference and for moms to get some beauty tips on at home spa days. Thanks!

    • Holly Habeck

      Thank you!! xx

  • Pam

    I love this! I can’t wait until I can take a bath again. We recently bought a house with an amazingly large tub and I haven’t tried it out yet because I’m pregnant. You can bet it’ll be a well thought out spa night when I finally get to use it. 🙂

  • Pam

    I love this! I can’t wait until I can take a bath again. We recently bought a house with an amazingly large tub and I haven’t tried it out yet because I’m pregnant. You can bet it’ll be a well thought out spa night when I finally get to use it. 🙂

    • Holly Habeck

      OMG baths are the best — I hope my first house will have a big tub too 🙂 Also congratulations!! xx

  • Samantha Kinzie

    I want to have a spa day right now! These are all good ways to relax and unwind. Glad to see you are feeling much better:)

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    • Holly Habeck

      I know I’ve been needing one so badly — hope you can get some R&R soon too! xx