It’s Monday, the beginning of another work week, the beginning of another cycle of go-go-go busy madness until Friday comes your way again. It’s always a stark transition, from weekend to work week. I’d like to make a recommendation to you for your upcoming weekend, to make your Monday morning a little easier.
End your Sunday with an evening beauty ritual. It’s something I’ve written about in the distant past, but lately I’ve been re-incorporating it into my life and it’s really been making me happier. After grocery shopping, cooking, eating, and writing, I unplug from work and social media and demands on my time, and I end my Sunday evening with some deserved bath time decadence. This is not a game. I’ve even got Spotify playlists dedicated to the shower experience and the Sunday bathtub soak.
On some Sundays I pamper my hair with a deep conditioning or steam treatment, and detangle my situation thoroughly. On other Sundays – like this one — I settle for a soak in the tub, or a body scrub, or just a longer-than-usual-because-I-deserve-it shower. Sometimes I spend the time using a hair depilatory or I slather on a face mask, or I do my nails. I switch things up on a case by case basis. The point of the Sunday afternoon or evening beauty ritual isn’t about what products you use, or following a specific weekly regimen. It’s about indulging your body and spirit with pleasure, happiness, and beauty. Do whatever makes you happy. Do whatever makes you feel clean, restored, and beautiful. Get in some solitude and relaxation before tackling Monday head on. Beauty therapy! I highly recommend it.
My top product picks for your own Sunday evening beauty ritual:
Oyin Fizzy Milk Bath
Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Honey Bath
Avon bubble bath
Carol’s Daughter brown sugar body scrub
Shea Moisture bubble bath
Ojon restorative hair treatment
Karen’s Body Beautiful Secret Weapon Restorative Hair Treatment
Natural Hair Love Affair’s Do You Hair What I Hair?- Candle Moisturizer
Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery Treatment
Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment
So Amazing – Luther Vandross
She’s Royal – Tarrus Riley
Oh Girl – Raphael Saadiq
Adorn – Miguel
Be Good (Lion’s Song) – Gregory Porter
Get Free – Major Lazer
All featured on my Sunday Bubblebath Spotify playlist!
What are your favorite beautifying products? What are your favorite bathtub or shower songs? Are you into the Sunday beauty ritual concept? Treat yoself!