We all have those days when we want nothing more than to just quit adulting and hide under our desks until all the paperwork deals with itself and goes away. But #realtalk: no matter how often we indulge in that fantasy, work will always need to be done. Welcome to adulthood, girl!
But there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel—and no, we’re not talking about your paycheck at the end of the month. The end of the workday can be equally gratifying if you know how to treat yourself. Plus, after hustling through all your tasks and being productive even though you weren't motivated at first, you really deserve more than just a pat on the back.
Here are seven guilt-free ways to treat yourself:
1. Indulge in comfort food
Be it a four-course dinner or a simple drive-thru run, just let yourself enjoy a few of your favorites. Even Lanvin’s former creative director Alber Elbaz has professed his love for food, pizza in particular, when he said, “After working long hours, you get home, you want food that will give you a warm hug and nothing does that better than a pizza or burger. Nothing!”
2. Shopping sesh
With a little more than half an hour to spare, why don't you head on over to the mall to finally get that cute bag you've been eyeing for quite some time now? There's nothing wrong with splurging a little every once in a while.
3. Date with bae
Movie date on a weekday? Quick road trip to that prime epicurean destination in Maginhawa? Go ahead! Rock that hot LBD and those sexy heels you've been dying to wear, and hang out with your guy all night. You'll feel like a spoiled princess with all the compliments he'll shower you with.
4. Bonding with friends and family
This is one of the most underrated luxuries. Having a shoulder to lean on is just as important—and fun—as going to Valk with the girls. Feel like having a cosmo or some wine after work? Call your girls. Want a quiet night of vegging out in front of the TV? Have an impromptu takeout party!
5. DIY facial
On most nights, a 10-step routine might seem like the bane of our existence. But on an especially hectic days, there’s something so decadent about wasting 15 minutes just waiting for your face mask to develop. Don't think that finally using that expensive product is a waste—you deserve to be spoiled after being so efficient at work. Of course, make sure you layer your skincare properly!
6. Scent for your room
Having a pre-bedtime ritual is soothing for the spirit. Lighting a candle (the luxury varieties you can get at home decor stores) or using a fragrance oil diffuser transforms a good old bedroom into a spa-like atmosphere. Now you're ready for a soak before bed.
7. Bathe with perfume
If your room deserves a good fragrance, then your body even more so! Trust us, there’s nothing like warm water to ease those tense shoulder muscles, but to make your experience even better and truly indulgent? Skip the soap, and upgrade your body wash. Your busy days deserve #LUXnights. You might think nothing of it, but a nice scent does wonders to uplift—LUX Magical Spell is a must-try.
Nothing can be more indulgent than bathing with perfume with LUX Body Wash. All you need to do is POUR, RUB and MASSAGE. Choose from four scents crafted by perfume experts from New York, London, and Paris—Magical Spell, White Impress, Soft Touch, and Love Forever.
Find out how Solenn Heussaff indulges after her busy day:
To transform regular nights into #LUXnights like her, visit www.houseoflux.com.ph, or try the new LUX Perfumed Body Wash 100ml priced at Php55 (SRP) and LUX Perfumed Bar Soap 110g priced at Php39 (SRP).