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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pampering Yourself

Lately, I have been burning both ends of the candle; it caught up with me last week.  I stayed so busy in college that I often realized at 5 pm that I hadn't eaten anything yet for the day.  It wasn't a healthy nor a happy lifestyle.  Last week, I felt myself slipping into the same habits.  I was letting work take a toll on me, and I was genuinely unhappy.  I knew something had to give.

So I scheduled myself an appointment to have my eyebrows and nails done at a local hotel that my boyfriend was staying in for his visit.  I have waxed my own eyebrows for the past two years and rarely get my nails done because I can't commit to a color, so this was a special treat for me!  I checked in for him and soaked in the fancy tub for an hour before going to my appointments.  The spa was beautiful!  Chandeliers in some areas and dimmed lighting in others.  Flavored water, fireplaces, yoga music - you name it!  I left feeling like a new person.  (They even gave me a white rose, which tickled me pink because Kappa Delta's flower is a white rose!)


The next day, I had a work event, so I had my hair and makeup done.  (Fun fact:  If there is a huge event in your town, go to a smaller neighboring town to have your hair and makeup down.  I had both done for what most places just charge for an updo.)  Even though it was a work event, I had a blast dancing the night away with my friends, co-workers, and boyfriend!

My Audrey Hepburn inspired updo

I spent the rest of the weekend taking it easy.  My boyfriend and I ate way too much, brunched, explored, and laughed our butts off at We Are the Millers (so vulgar, but I could not stop laughing.  I had tears coming down my eyes.)

After all of that relaxation, I felt like a new person, or rather, I felt like myself again.  Sometimes, we get so caught up in giving and taking care of others that we neglect to take care of ourselves. Giving to others is great, and so much more rewarding than constantly receiving, but don't forget to give yourself a little pampering every once in a while!  When you're happy, giving becomes less like a chore and more like an extension of your happiness!  So splurge on a manicure every once in a while or block out an hour of your schedule to soak in the tub and just relax. You deserve it!

XX,

SS


10 comments:

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  2. Sometimes it's nice to treat yourself every once in awhile. I can't wait till summer so I can get a pedicure.
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'm so guilty of skipping meals too!

    Love your updo :)

    AJ | www.TheAJMinute.com

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    1. Thank you! I always go for long hair, so it was a nice change :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you! My hairstylist was so talented with her vision :)

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  5. Sounds like such a relaxing and fun time for you and your boyfriend!! And such a cute updo :-)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. We had an absolute blast! It was much needed :)

      And thank you, dear! I loved it so much that I wore it for two days... It still looked so pretty that I couldn't bear to take it down.

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