When you’re about to being one of those big life changes, do you ever promise yourself something? Some sort of treat or reward, for actually doing it? It’s something I’ve done for myself for as long as I can remember, and I use it as a bit of motivation.
When I started working for myself, one of my life changes was when I was going to get my nails done. No longer would I have to hope with fingers crossed that I’d be able to grab a Saturday appointment at the salon. Instead, I’d swan in mid-week, enjoy an hour of relaxation then float off to work in one of Edinburgh’s many coffee shops. As it happens, my imagined 12pm on a Wednesday (because I couldn’t think of a less office-friendly time) appointment has turned into a Monday morning, but it’s still a great way to get a week kicked off, and afterwards I do tend to spend the rest of my afternoon working away somewhere nice.
Prior to my Monday morning appointment, I tend to spend Sundays with my hands buried as far as they’ll go into pots and jars of moisturiser and oil, in the hopes of giving myself a bit of a hydration-hit. I’ve not been blessed with the strongest nails, so my regular shellac, probably isn’t the best habit I could have. So, in the hopes of undoing a bit of my damage, I’ve started using SkinRepublic’s Exfoliating Hand Masks. Packaged like your regular sheet mask, these couldn’t be easier to use! Just slip the masks on like gloves, and let the alpha hydroxy acid get to work, brightening tired skin, and removing rough bits. If, like my, you’re a cuticle twiddler, the acids are a gentle way to smooth everything out, and these gloves leave hands looking and feeling silky.
SkinRepublic Exfoliating Hand Masks are priced at £5.99 and are available here.