Thumping Thursday everyone!

Every once in a while, everyone needs a day or two to just chill. I call these days my Rest and Relaxation days - or R+R days for short. 
While everyone has different definitions of what it means to relax, I have a couple of things that are absolutely crucial for me to really wind down: 
  • Barry Tea: I'm a big tea drinker and Barry's Irish gold tea is one of my favorites! I usually take my tea with milk and no sugar
  • Clay mask: I like using this avocado mask by Freeman's. No restful evening is complete without a green face mask, amirite??
  • Book: For entertainment, I've been reading Go Set a Watchman, the highly anticipated sequel to the beloved To Kill a Mockingbird. I will have a book review on this book next week!
  • Candles: I picked up this candle by Paddywax recently because I was drawn to the not-so-strong floral scent. It's a grapefruit-y candle (they call it "French Gimlet") that doesn't overwhelm my sensitive nose. So far it smells heavenly!
  • Nail polish: Since I'm taking a week off from work soon, I gave my nails a break from muted "office-appropriate" colors and playing with some fun bright colors! I'm really liking "Fashion Playground" by Essie lately. It's a pistachio-colored polish that has a sort of glittery sheen. Love it! 
  • Comfy pajamas: I recently bought these perfectly adorable summer-appropriate pajamas from Forever 21. I feel so comfortable and cool in these! The fabric is perfect for these hot and humid DC summer nights and the print is super cute to boot!

What does your R+R day look like? 


  1. Yess for r+r days! I surely need to have the more often! I think it is very important that we take time of our lives to pamper ourselves! I personally, like to read a good book, put on white clay mask, preferably be in a hot bubble bath & eat some chocolate! :)


  2. I need a couple of R+R days desperately!!!

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  3. I use the Freeman's avocado mask, too! Great beauty minds think alike. :)

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  4. I can't wait for your book review! I haven't heard too much about people's thoughts yet, so I'm really interested to see what you think. Love your new pajamas too-- so cute!

  5. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day! :) Every now and then a day or two of rest are just what's needed! :)

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  6. Hii Deobrah! Haven't "seen" you in a bit and your hair has grown to be so long and gorgeous! :)
    Your R+R day sounds fantabulous~ mine would be almost the same as yours, except substituting the nails (I tend to smudge them and I'm no perfectionist.. ;_;) with perhaps crochet!

    I've been reading much more since it's the summer and I have no school, so do write up a book review soon! ;)

    Hope you're relaxing and enjoying the sun!

    Chic Nikkie


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