The past few weeks have been a little manic for me, since we came back from Paris I’ve been non-stop at work, with events and trying to catch up on my blog so yesterday I sat down and took a little time out to think about small things that make me happy that are inexpensive and don’t take up too much time. This weekend I’m so looking forward to having a little relaxation time and I’m off for a night out with my girls tonight which I’ve been excited for all week *cue Sunday hangover! Here are my top 5 tips on how to make yourself a teeny bit happier this weekend….

1.) Buy flowers: I can’t actually remember the last time I treated myself to some flowers, in fact I’m not sure I ever have. It’s surprising how a nice bunch of blooms can brighten your day (and room!). They don’t have to be expensive either – this little bunch I got above only cost me £1.50 and my room is primarily white so they look lovely sitting on my desk. Go on, treat yourself!

2.) Eat chocolate: Girls, this one is a no brainer… Chocolate is scientifically proven to make you happy, so say no more right?! PLUS dark chocolate is proven to be beneficial to our health *hurrah! My favourite has to be the Lindt dark with hazelnut or sea salt & caramel – SO good, they are only around £2 for a bar too, so make sure you pick one up this weekend!

3.) Take a hot bubble bath: My favourite way to unwind and make myself happier for sure, run yourself a hot bath and sink into it with your favourite book/kindle/magazine and just switch off for half an hour. It’s so good to just not have to think about anything for a while! My favourite products which I love to use are the Dr Salts+ Himalayan Bath Salts as they come in a massive bag for only £6.99 which is great! They are also used for cleansing, detoxifying and natural healing. I also adore the Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Bath Oil with notes of Cassis, Acacia Honey and Peach this is 100% my go-to treat-time bath product! 

4.) Read: I find reading really makes me happy, whether it’s getting lost into a fictionally fantasy on my Kindle, flicking through my favourite glossy’s or reading something educational – it’s so nice to get lost in another world for a while. As much as I love reading my Kindle on the train, nothing makes me happier than reading an actual book! Make yourself a cup of tea, light some candles and kick back with your favourite read – I promise you’ll feel so much happier after *just don’t read anything sad! I read the Book Thief in Thailand and couldn’t stop crying for a good day!

5.) Paint your nails: Having some me-time always makes me feel more happy and pampered, it’s nice to look nice y’know?! Whether you’re going to apply a face mask, tan or paint your nails, make sure you take some time out to indulge for a while. My favourite thing to do is paint my nails, whilst I was at The Apartment during LFW I came across the most exciting product ever from ASOS Beauty which I’m going to try out today so I had to share it with you all!

So, we all have that favourite nail polish ever that we love so much but wish it wouldn’t darn chip all the time? You feeling girls? When I discovered Ciate had launched a Geltox Start Kit I internally squeeled (or maybe it was aloud, I can’t remember!). In a nutshell, you can apply any ordinary polish and this kit turns it into a long-wearing gel formal *thank the lord! I am honestly so excited to try this and turn my favourite polish into a long standing mani – I’ll report back with full details and pictures!

What’s making you happy this weekend?


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  1. Amanda B 28th March 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Yes to all of these! I've made buying flowers a bit of a weekend ritual and I find that it always cheers up my space. A little time curled up with a good book and my favourite tea is on the agenda since it's going to be a cold, rainy weekend where I am. Great post!


  2. Sophie 29th March 2015 / 10:13 pm

    I've not had a bubble bath in so long! 🙁 We got rid of ours an now only have a drench shower, which is amazing but sometimes you just want a nice long soak.
    If I ever want to PROPERLY relax it always means painting my toenails for some reason! I hardly ever have time to do it. Lovely post! x

    Sophie | http://dreamsandcolourschemes.blogspot.co.uk

    • Hayley Rubery 6th April 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Same here, it's my favourite! A drench shower sounds amazing though I have to admit! Yes same, it is so relaxing isn't it! x

  3. Elodie 12th April 2015 / 2:40 pm

    I'm currently having some hazelnut chocolate while looking at the fresh tulips in my room. HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS? Where's the camera?! Haha!

    – Elodie x

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