Although it is still mid-August, I have noticed how it seems to definitely be turning to Autumn already. I love a relaxing evening any time of year however, they definitely feel cosier as the weather cools down and the nights draw in.
I have therefore, decided to post what I usually do after work in the evening. Weekends are similar but a little different as I often have Mike with me then. My evenings during the week are ‘me’ time. I live alone in a small flat and therefore, I am free to do what I please without being interrupted. This makes a big change from shared houses at University and when I first moved to London.
I normally arrive home at 6:30pm (I leave at 5:30pm and the time of arrival varies between 6:10pm and 7.00pm depending on the traffic.) I then like to put my dinner on as soon as possible. I hate eating late as I don’t digest as well so I decide to crack on with dinner as soon as I am home. Often I have it prepared in advance and while this is looking I quickly change into my comfies more often than not pajamas and take my makeup off. I eat my dinner often have a quick desert normally, ice cream or fruit then I shower.
I then try to do some housework, I believe that if you do one job each day then the tasks become smaller. I often put a load of washing in or do the hoovering at this time.
I always shower in the evenings rather than the mornings and I wash my hair every other day. The shampoo I am currently using is L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology Air however, I do swap between shampoos regularly to avoid build up. Once I am out of the shower, I dry my hair as soon as I can and put my pajamas back on. I have started drying my hair before brushing it as I read online that it is better for your hair. I always use my Pantene Pro V dry oil repair & protect hair oil too. This seems to be working for me and my hair feels great.
Although I take my make up off before I shower with Micellar Water, I do the majority of my skin care once my hair is dry and I am in my pajamas. I also brush my teeth at this time and at the moment I am also cleaning my rook piercing.
I then like to relax whether this is on the sofa with the soaps and other TV dramas or in bed with Netflix. I light some candles and just unwind from the day until I am feeling sleepy. This doesn’t take long after a day at work, especially as my alarm is always set for 05:45am.
When I feel sleepy, I head to bed if I am chilled on the sofa or if I am already in bed I turn off Netflix and snuggled down. I am lucky as I received a Lumie Alarm Clock for my birthday last year and I set this for the sunset mode and flick through social media or possibly watch YouTube Videos as the light dims. It takes half an hour for the light to dim and I am usual almost asleep by the time that this happens.
What are your perfect evenings?
Love, Minnie x