Staying at a luxury hotel and spending a day at their world-class spa sounds like the ultimate vacation. Sadly, not many of us will get to experience this more than a few times, if at all. Not to fear! With just a few products, it’s easy to transform your own bathroom into a mini spa, perfect for that one day when you just need to relax and forget the outside world.
The lovely ladies at Bellacara in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia helped us find just what we needed. Bellacara’s walls are lined with high-end products, from Kiehl’s to Clarins to Kevyn Aucoin, so we figured they’d know a thing or two about having a luxurious at-home spa day. Definitely check it out if you’re ever in the area.
Now on to the products!
M. Steves RHSO Power-Packed Reviving Exfoliator and Ultra-Nourishing Boost
When I asked the girls at Bellacara what they would suggest for an at-home spa treatment, this was the first thing they directed me to. Using these two products together pretty much gives you the same results as a pricy luxury facial—the exfoliator is even called a “facial in a jar.”
Fresh Black Tea or Rose Face Mask
I’m going to cheat and count two products as one since both are beautiful. Both hydrate the skin, only the black tea mask claims to have instant results while the rose mask emphasizes toning. But really, it all boils down to whether or not you like the smell of roses and are willing to shell out the extra money for the black tea mask (it’s $30 more!).
MaskerAide Sheet Masks
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly but equally effective option, the Bellacara staff were quick to sing these sheet masks’ praises. They’re only $5.99 a piece and come in a variety of options like “Weather Warrior” and “All Nighter.”
Fresh Sugar Lemon SugarBath Cubes
They’re sugar cubes. For your bath. These cubes aren’t just adorably whimsical, though. The brown sugar inside helps to hydrate the skin while a bicarbonate of soda creates gently exfoliating bubbles.
St. Tropez Bronzing Gel/Mist
St. Tropez is pretty much as good as it gets in the self-tanning world. Whether you prefer the gel or the mist, it’s known for giving a great natural glow (and no orange palms after!). Perfect for making it look like you spent your week relaxing out by the pool even if you were stuck at work.
Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream
There’s a few of these kinds of products around now, but Moroccanoil has always stuck out to me. It seems to do a bit of everything to give you effortless, healthy hair: it hydrates, de-frizzes, <em>and</em> will hold a curl. Plus, you can find it in a cute travel sized bottle, perfect for if you don’t want to invest in the full size.
Nest Lemongrass & Ginger Reed Diffuser
This isn’t exactly a beauty product, but luxury hotels and spas always have a certain ambience, so why not try to recreate it at home? The Nest lemongrass and ginger scent is calming and refreshing—everything you’d want from a day at the spa!
Oh, and I can’t resist sharing what pulled up beside me when I walked out of the store:
Doesn’t life feel more complete knowing that a Peep-mobile exists? Now go relax!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.