Sunday, October 30, 2016

My Sunday Essentials

Sundays are hands down my favourite of days. I grew up in Switzerland where on Sunday's everything is closed for 'ruhetag' (day of rest) so there's never been anything to do, so I've always been a kind of couch potato kind of person on Sundays. I've popped together a list of my Sunday essentials which I think make a Sunday the ultimate day of peace and quiet. 
1. I love to bake on a Sunday. I've always found baking extremely therapeutic and to me there's nothing better than fresh brownies, cakes or treats to have with a cup of tea at 4 o'clock (yes I am such an English cliché and yes that is a cat mug from Matalan). 

2. I don't always pick up a magazine but I think it's such a lovely thing to treat yourself to reading either in the bath, or when having that brownie and cup of tea!

3. I find that Sunday's are incomplete without a movie. James Bond and Harry Potter are my go to Sunday movies because a) I'm a massive HP fan and b) I always grew up watching James Bond with my dad on Sundays. I actually don't find it a relaxing Sunday unless I'm completely slobbed out in front of the sofa with zero cares in the world haha!


4. Hello more clichés. A bath! Nothing preps me for a Monday morning more, than sitting in a warm bath either reading a book, magazine or some sort of crummy TV show! I obviously always go for a Lush bath bomb (although saying that, last weekend I had an allergic reaction to one of them, whoops! Some of my all time favourites are: Butter Bear, Butterball, Rose Jam, Sparkly Pumpkin and A French Kiss

5. Face Masks are a great way to restore your skin after a week of wearing makeup and the Lush Fresh Face Mask Oatfix is great for those with dry skin!

6. It's important to also get your room into an aesthetic cosy feel. I pretty much live in my sweats and my dressing gown (from Primark and the comfiest thing ever) all Sunday along with light a bajillion different candles (all Autumnal themed as well) - This one is a Cinnamon Spiced Orange one from Matalan which just brings out so many cosy feels!

Let me know in the comments below what your favourite day of the week is and what you do to turn into a couch potato for the day! 
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  1. These are all my Sunday essentials too! I really like to get some relaxing time in.

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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    1. There is no better day than a sunday to relax! Agreed :) xx

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  2. I loved this post, Caroline! These are most definitely my Sunday essentials too- especially a bath. I love Lush's bath products. They are amazing. Lovely post! xx

    https://guiliannamarie.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you! I need to pick up some more lush products as I've run out and haven't been able to have a bath yet in what feels like weeks! xx

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  3. Sundays are meant to be lazy days. If given a chance I would change the name Sunday to lazy day hahaha. Lazy, movie, masks are my kind of Sundays too.

    Chinella
    www.lalachicuk.co.uk

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    1. hahhaa so would I! I literally hate doing anything other than being a potato on a Sunday! Don't ask me to go out or do anything productive (that doesn't involve some house chores!)

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  4. i love sundays! this post has made me really want to walk to lush and grab a few bath bombs. i grew up watching james bond with my dad on sundays too haha!
    jen / velvet spring

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    1. Aww I think it was like the quintessential thing that we all did and also it was the one movie that the whole family could agree on watching! xx

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  5. I'm definitely growing to love Sundays - such a lovely list of bits to do. I haven't done baking on a Sunday for quite some time, definitely need to get on that one! Your brownies look delicious.

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. I know I hadn't actually done it for a while either until I actually had like a whole day to do nothing and knew I would just have to make some brownies! xx

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  6. Great Sunday essentials ! I need that mug in my collection and that brownie like... right now :)

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  7. Face masks and bath bombs are definitely great Sunday essentials! :D

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love a face mask, I think it's a great way to treat your skin after wearing a face full of makeup for 5 days straight! xx

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  8. baking, bathing and blogging is my favourite sunday trio and a must to start a new week.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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    1. I know right! The perfect little sunday trio! xx

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  9. I have not had a brownie in so long, this has just suddenly made me extremely hungry! x

    https://wineandwhine99.wordpress.com/

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    1. Oh I know, brownies are just a perfect cosy cup of tea baking goodness! xx

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  10. Great article, love your sharing so much, thank you!

    arron
    http://www.vmotoonline.com

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  11. I pretty much spend sundays like this too,i must bake more!Your brownies look delicious 😋 X

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    1. Aw thank you! They are just Mary Berry's brownie recipe! xx

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  12. Ow I love this! To me this is literally the perfect Sunday, but I would like to add a roast dinner especially this time of year!:)

    corrie | corriearnold.co.uk

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    1. DEFINITELY! You're so right! I don't get to have a lot of them because I only live with one other person, so it's hard to make a roast for 2! xx

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  13. I'm all about the face masks, skincare and baths on a relaxing Sunday :) I really want to get back into baking too

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Same here, it's been ages since I've done a baking blog post as well and this post reminded me how much I need to do it again! xx

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  14. I really love the ambience of this post, all bright and pampering, what I expect my Sunday morning to be. You remind me that I need to pick up baking brownies again, I used to love making them so much since they're so easy to whip up.

    Selene Addicted

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    1. thank you! These are from a mary berry recipe and I just love how brownies can make your whole flat/house smell of baking goodness! xx

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  15. You're not the only one that finds baking therapeutic! I always find that baking helps me to relax when I am feeling stressed :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Agreed! Baking just has this way of making you feel so much more relaxed! xx

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  16. That brownie looks amazing, making me so hungry!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. I fancy one right now! Can have brownies all day everyday! xx

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  17. I wish my Sundays were this lovely! You pretty much outlined the perfect Sunday to me, but I've been so busy lately.

    http://thebookwormbeauty.com

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    1. I find I need to have one day a week where I'm completely lazy otherwise I don't feel relaxed at all for the next week ahead, it's always important to take some 'me' time! xx

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  18. The weekend in general is my favourite part of the week as i work full time in an office so any time to spend to myself is fab. Great photos xx

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. Same here! I need the time to just relax and have me time! xx

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