Sometimes we don’t always have the money, inclination or time to dedicate to beauty regimes or treatments on a regular basis. For example, I absolute love to have massages to relax and give my body a treat. I also love having my hair cut in a salon, the glossy shine that my hair has whenever I leave, always makes me feel really relaxed and confident. 

However, massages, trips to the salon, manicures and facials not only cost a fair few pretty pennies, but they also take time and energy in order to have them done on a regular basis. 

As someone who likes to save where I can and doesn’t have a lot of free time to spend in spas and salons, I have a couple of little routines that make me feel more confident from the comfort of my own home. Don’t get me wrong, I love to splurge on the occasional massage or treat myself every now and then to a professional manicure, but a gals’ gotta work and pay bills, ya know?!


Dry brushing is something that I have been doing on and off over the last couple of months, but it has now become a part of my regular beauty routine. If you’re not too sure what dry brushing is, its basically rubbing yourself with a body brush-pre shower. So, I brush my body all over with circular strokes, starting at my toes, going all the way up to my neck, down my arms and finishing at my fingertips. 

I have read about the benefits of dry brushing and after making it a part of my routine I have really noticed a difference. It is a great way to exfoliate the body (without having to use loads of products) and it stimulates blood flow, increases metabolism and gives the skin a smoother appearance. Once I’m out of the shower I moisturise all over and I can honestly say that it has made me feel much more confident about my body. 


I have never really felt insecure about my teeth, but after using the Pro-Teeth Whitening Co, Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder*, I have become much more confident about my smile. It is a powder that you apply to a wet toothbrush which you then spend one or two minutes brushing your teeth with. It is suggested that you use it twice for best results, however I have only been using it on an evening after I’ve brushed my teeth with regular toothpaste. 

It is one hundred percent natural and contains coconut shell and charcoal. The activated charcoal helps to freshen breath and the coconut shell aids in polishing the teeth, ultimately giving them a whiter appearance. 


Another little beauty routine that I have adopted of late is at home manicures. In the past I would either pay to get my nails done, or kind of ignore them and then splash on the odd bit of nail varnish before going out. 

Recently however, I have been dedicating a little bit of time every four or five days to give myself a bit of a DIY manicure. So I’ll give my hands a good wash in warm soapy water, file my nails and apply some oil to my cuticles. After massaging the oil into my cuticles and fingertips, I’ll then apply two coats of clear nail varnish and let them dry. It is a really simple, easy routine but it leaves my nails looking neat and tidy and I feel much more confidant as a result. 

None of these routines take a long time, cost a lot of money or require much thought or energy, but each one makes me feel a little bit more confident and happier about myself, and who can complain about that?!



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This post contains PR samples from Pro Teeth Whitening Co but all thoughts and opinions are my own.