Sick Day Routine

My terrible immune system strikes again and I'm having one of those days where you feel absolutely AWFUL. You know the drill...constant runny nose, horrific headache, no energy whatsoever and a the desire to fall asleep every five seconds...yummy. 
After a lot of sneezing and feeling sorry for myself later, I thought I'd turn my current germ-infested state into something productive and share my sick day routine with all you lovely people. It involves lots of coziness and relaxing to revitalise the mind and body and hopefully feel better tomorrow (I'm off for a swanky meal tomorrow, so I bloomin' well hope I feel better!)

1. Run a steaming hot bubble bath...

Honestly I do not think there is a better remedy when you're feeling cruddy, and as they saying goes, you need to sweat it out! Of course bathtime at this time of year wouldn't be complete without something Lush related, so I brought out my Magic Wand Bubble Bar, as I love the scent and find it so incredibly relaxing!


 2. Choose the perfect pamper products...

When I'm feeling rubbish, I normally look a complete mess too! So I always like to pamper myself in some way whether it's giving myself a manicure or a facial. Today I decided I was feeling a little too fragile to spend ages messing around with my skin so I opted instead for a simple face mask. I am loving the Superdrug range of face masks which are super cheap but work wonders. I went today for the Super Berry exfoliating mask as it smells amazing and makes my skin feel AMAZING. I also decided to try out The Candy Jar's Marshallow Hearts shower and bath gel that I picked up from Tesco the other day. It smells so gorgeous and lovely, and was quite fitting with my princess pink bubble bath!


3. Light some candles...

For a super relaxing bathtime, filling the edge of the bath with candles is a must. I am loving the Frosted Blackberry candle I picked up from Matalan recently (£3, and it's massive!), so I had to use that and then popped a few tealights in my adorable vintage tealight holders. Even though it was mid afternoon when I took my bath, it was quite a dreary day today so my bathroom looked so nice and cosy!


4. Lay back and relax...

No explaination necessary really! Just let all your stress and worries melt away and enjoy some 'me' time


5. Put on some cosy PJs...

I love this spotty owl print set that I treated myself to from New Look (my other half reckons I look like a granny, but I love them!) It's important to keep warm if you're feeling rubbish and these are just so cosy and soft!

The 'Could I feel any more sorry for myself?' face...

6. Don't forget the fluffy socks too!

I literally ALWAYS have cold hands and feet, which probably explains why I'm always under the weather as I'd never ever wear socks. So I invested in some fuzzy socks that keep my little trotters nice and toasty...


7. Get yourself a soothing, hot cup of tea...

At the minute I am absolutely loving green tea, and especially Twinings Gingerbread green tea! It literally smells like christmas and gingerbread men and it is so amazingly delicious that you all need to try it ASAP! Plus it's healthy and gives you a little energy boost...perfect! Also how adorable is my little owl mug, just saying!


8. Get snug and relax!

I'm not much of a film person, as I'm almost guaranteed to fall asleep after the first 10 minutes, so I'll get nice and toasty in bed and put on a favourite TV programme like Gossip Girl or Friends that I can watch about 20 episodes in a row of! Or more recently I'll indulge in my favourite Youtubers for a couple of hours before bedtime, yay!


Here's hoping I'll feel better tomorrow as I have an outfit planned that I really do not want to waste!

Let me know your sick day or pamper essentials!

Time to get snug and relax...

Always, Alice x



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    1. It's so good and reusable as well so definitely worth the price :) x

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  2. Sounds like a lovely day despite the illness! Hope you're feeling better :) I like to snuggle up with lots of blackets and chocolate when I'm feeling a bit fragile.

    Heather x
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    1. Thankyou Heather! Chocolate sounds amazing right now, so I shall have to persuade someone to fetch me some haha x

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  3. Hope you feel better as soon as possible! Nothing works as good as a pamper and getting some rest!

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Quite right, i'll be healthy soon enough :) thanks girls! x

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  4. such a great sick day routine - i need to do this as i'm ill right now!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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    1. Get on it Helen! I hope you feel better soon too x

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  5. Love this post - definitely good to get warm and snuggly and stay hydrated when you're feeling crappy! Feel better soon!

    Drea xo
    dreasjunkyard.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You are so right! Thanks chick :) x

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  6. I hope you feel better soon, love! A good bubble bath tends to do the trick and hot drinks are always called for! <3
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 

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    1. Thanks chick! I've been drinking copious amounts of hot tea and lemon so hopefully I'll be on the mend soon :) x

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  7. I loved reading this post! I do the exact same thing when I'm home sick (and mostly feel sorry for myself haha!) x

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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    1. As depressing as it is being ill, it's so nice to take a day for yourself and pamper isn't it! x

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  8. That looks like a very relaxing routine. I might have to try this when I'm sick (if I'm not too much of a tit and sleep the whole day) haha!

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    1. Haha! I normally sleep the entire day but it usually makes me feel worse in the long run so I thought a nice hot bubble bath was my best solution :) x

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  9. Looks like a great pamper evening

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
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  10. This is my ideal pamper evening, sometimes we need a little bit of me time x Great post x
    Jess x
    New post up at // Moments of beauty wars

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    1. We definitely do, it's only our right being female I think! x

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  11. Such a lovely pamper day, Im well overdue one of these! Twinnings Salted Caramel green tea is delicious too :) I must try the gingerbread as it gets closer to xmas
    fashnbass.com

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    1. I haven't tried the Salted Caramel one, it's always sold out whenever I want to purchase it :( definitely give the Gingerbread on a try, you won't be disappointed! x

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  12. that bath looks amazing! I really need to visit lush soon!

    + I hope u feel better <3

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
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    1. Thanks chick :) they're winter range is amazing, so many gorgeous smells! x

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  13. aw I hope you feel better soon I just recently recovered from this darn thing, it's the worst ever.
    Bubble baths just make everything in the world better and I watched that Zoella video was so funny especially the bit where Zoe got pumpkin down her bra. Going to be doing my pumpkin tomorrow :)
    Feel better soon xox

    http://rainbowsandunicorns27.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Awh well glad you're feeling better! Haha yeah I love Zoella, her videos are my go to when I want to chill out and relax! Thanks chick :) x

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  14. Sick day routine? Looks more like THE BEST EVER DAY ROUTINE!
    Oh man Lush sure do know how to make a gal feel better.
    I feel like they should have specific sections in their shops for disasters.
    'Just broke up'
    'The diet failed again'
    'Watched the HIMYM finale'

    Love xoxo
    Other Infinities

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    1. Oh my god they definitely should, it would make shopping in there so much easier as I always get so carried away haha! x

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  15. Hope you're feeling better hun! Can't beat cosy, warm days like this though - minus the illness!

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. Aye, it would have been lovely if I wasn't feeling so rubbish! Thanks chick :) x

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