Each week I look forward to Sunday and Sunday night, specifically. I set aside Sunday nights to indulge and pamper and generally get ready to face the week. It might be something as simple as watching Downton Abby – uninterrupted- a bubble bath, a glass of wine and soft music, a long walk on a beautiful evening, a new book I’ve been dying to read, or curling up with the latest magazines. You get the picture, something relaxing, something fun that I enjoy, something I’ve not had time to do all week.
Tonight I’m going to have a bowl of chicken chili with a glass of red wine. I’m planning a long hot bath along with my usual Sunday night skin care routine and last, but not least, a couple of episodes of Madam Secretary. I can’t get enough of the show.
My Sunday night skin care routine is the definition of indulgent. I pamper my skin. A few years shy of eighty, my Mother has the most beautiful skin. She’s never worn a lot of make up but she always took care of her skin. I’m attempting to follow in her footsteps. My first “holy grail” of skin care is eye cream morning and night. I alternate between La Prairie and M-61 power glow eye cream but for Sunday night I opt for Sisley’s eye contour mask. The mask is a once a week thing for me and it is decadent. It is also the night to exfoliate. For my face, I opt for Channel’s Gommage Microperle Eclat exfoliant and for the body, Jo Malone’s vitamin E body treatment scrub. Last, but not least, is a conditioning mask for my hair. I opt for Moroccainoil intense hydrating mask. It makes my hair feel soft and healthy the entire week. I end with either Kiehl’s creme de corps or Jo Malone’s pomegranate body cream.
Now I’m ready to face Monday!