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And Relax.. (WITH BRAUN GIVEAWAY RRP £139.99)

It's become largely apparent that catching some 'me' time these days is almost near impossible. Gone are the days of sitting down with a bit of dinner at 6:30 just in times for Hollyoaks. (Thank God for Sky+!) And that's okay, it's all part of being a Mum. So when I do steal a little bit of time for myself, I appreciate it that much more.

I had a little of this time a few days ago. Adam was off of work for a week for my Birthday which was relaxing for me as it meant he was here to help out with Ethan during the weekdays. I decided to paint my nails with the new Barry M nail paint I'd got for my Birthday. I really like it, though, I am perhaps a little pale for it, it's the perfect shade for Autumn. 


I also got to mess around with two fantastic beautifying products I'd been kindly sent. The Braun Silk-epil 7 and the Emjoi MICRO Pedi and by the end of it all, I felt as good as new! Here's my verdict on the two..


Emoji MICRO Pedi






I am not at all a 'feet person'. I think feet are gross and I have bunions myself. So, I've never had a pedicure and I don't buy anything special for my feet. A bit of nail polish and they were done as far as I'd been concerned. As soon as I started to use the MICRO Pedi I understood! I understood straight away why people go for and pay for pedicures; my feet have never felt so soft! And not just that, I, myself, cannot remember when I had ever felt so relaxed. To tell the truth, I couldn't and didn't move for an hour after I'd finished using it - but Shh don't tell my Hubby who was downstairs looking after our baby! The secret is in the unique micro-mineral roller which spins 360⁰, at an amazing 30 times a second, painlessly removing microscopic layers of hard, dry skin. Yep, that's right no pain and it didn't tickle me at all and trust me - I have the most ticklish feet. It's an awesome little award winning device and it gets my full recommendation! If you're interested in this, you can find it here.


Braun Silk-epil 7


 
 

This is the Braun Silk-épil Xpressive Pro 7681 Wet & Dry Rechargeable Epilator. I'd never tried an epilator before I was sent this, so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. If I said that it didn't hurt a little, I'd be lying. But unfortunately, it's the same with any type of hair removal, - no pain no gain, right?! For first timers it's recommended to use wet in the bath or shower as it gives a gentler experience and even smoother results. This epilator has 40 close grip tweezers to remove hairs as fine as 0.5 mm from the root, to leave skin feeling smooth for up to four weeks! It is cordless and even has an awesome smartlight which helps find even the finest hairs! I love that it has speed personalisation, as it makes me feel more in control which I feel is important when it comes to hair removal, and for more control and precision it also comes with five attachments including a shaver head, a trimmer cap, an efficiency cap, a sensitive area cap and a facial cap! Take a closer look here.

Braun Giveaway!


I think it's so important, especially so as a new Mum, to find time to relax and recharge and to beautify ourselves so that we feel special. There has to be 'me' time otherwise we begin to run on empty. So to help my readers feel a bit more beautiful I've teamed up with Braun to offer you the chance to win your own Braun Silk-epil 7 epilator! All you have to do to enter is use the rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to UK residents only. Oh and whilst you're at it, why not check out Sparkles and Stretchmarks blog as the lovely Hayley is hosting a giveaway right now where you could win an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast for 2 people at your choice of 15 beautiful UK hotels. I've even entered myself, as I know I could do with a little break! Find her giveaway here!

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234 comments

  1. love to lock myself away, hot bubbly bath & good book - bliss!

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  2. joanna butler-savage19 September 2013 at 14:52

    I love to draw all the curtains, turn out the lights and put some proper music on

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  3. Spend time by myself without the chaos around me
    Spencer Broadley
    s.broad@hotmail.co.uk

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  4. My favourite way to relax is to lay in bed with a good book, my doggy laid next to me and listening to Caro Emerald.

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  5. I read a book 2 relax

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  6. A lovely hot shower, then snuggle in bed with a good book

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  7. Pam Francis Gregory19 September 2013 at 15:33

    A long soak in a hot bubble bath with incense and a nice glass of wine

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  8. I love to have a deep tissue massage with aromatherapy oils

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  9. A bath once the kids are in bed! Hot and bubbly and no rushing! It helps me relax and unwind for bed!

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  10. Watching my favourite soap with a glass of wine and bar of chocolate!

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  11. after my kids have gone to bed i have a shower, put my pj's on, make a cup of hot white-chocolate and read a book or magazine. you cant beat that!

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  12. I practise Reiki, it's a wonderful way to relax :)

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  13. A loooooong hot soak in the bath, bubbles, kindle/book and a glass of chilled wine, candle lit, door shut xx

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  14. I listen to my favourite music!

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  15. A long relaxing soak in a glass of wine.

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  16. I love to take my dog for a really long walk away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. The fresh air clears my head and I feel refreshed and invigorated.

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  17. Pedicures are so awesome, but I do my own at home--I won't let anyone else touch my feet! :P Glad you got to relax a bit, and the nail color is very pretty.

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  18. I love to lye in bed surrounded by cushions and my cat, drinking hot chocolate and reading my book of the moment. It's bliss

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  19. Ooo great giveaway!! I love a bit of me time, in fact I think tonight I'm going to do just that! Xx

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  20. I like to escape into a good book

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  21. Having a bath and having time to blow dry my hair

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  22. Soak in a lovely warm bath and relax

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  23. Having a nice cup of tea while the kids are asleep!x

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  24. Feet up in front of the TV with a beer!

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  25. A nice hot bath when the house is empty so nobody can bother me.

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  26. Relaxing in front of the TV with a few snacks! Bliss!

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  27. Choclate in front of the TV

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  28. wine and a film or wine and a bath

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  29. A hot bubble bath, a good book and a cold glass of wine - all at the same time!

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  30. I unwind best with a good book, glass of wine and perhaps a few chocs, all after a nice long soak and my hubby giving me a soothing back rub and head massage. Ooh bliss xxx

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  31. a slanket, a bottle of wine and a good old weepy black and white film!

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  32. a long walk over the meadows with the doggies

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  33. Lying on the sofa with agood book & a G & T

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  34. a long soak in the bath with a glass of wine x

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  35. with a good book in the bath x

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  36. In a hot bath with a mushy romance book.

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  37. Emmerdale and a glass of Baileys.

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  38. Sitting in my garden at dusk with a glass of wine.

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  39. a nice bubble bath and a good magazine

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  40. A good film with a nice cosy blanket (frances hopkins)

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  41. Watching a good film with the cats on the sofa

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  42. Snuggled up with my baby boy rocking him to sleep

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  43. A nice hot bath and my Bob Marley CD :)

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  44. Curling up on the sofa with a book when the kids have gone to bed.

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  45. With my boyfriend with a nice box of chocs and a film x

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  46. Glass of wine takeaway and a good film :)

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  47. A nice bath or a lie in! I miss lie ins!xx

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  48. A nice warm bath. No time for that anymore sadly

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  49. Bubble bath followed by a girlie film and chocolate mmm

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  50. A good book

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  51. In complete silence with a big glass of red wine!

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  52. Cuddling up with my family, a movie and maybe a bottle of wine :)

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  53. Claire C (MissySpud)20 September 2013 at 08:47

    Cup of tea, biscuits, on sofa with my dogs and watching the soaps :D

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  54. A soak in the bath

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  55. Fab post Alex, and fab giveaway! Thanks so much for linking mine :)

    My fave way to relax is with a massage....mmm!!!

    Hayley
    Sparkles & Stretchmarks
    xxx

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  56. Lie down and do nothing!

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  57. Having a nice bubble bath and reading a book x

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  58. Either a bubble bath (not very original, I know) or a walk with the dog!

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  59. hot mug of coca, snuggled in a warm bed with a great book and some peace and quiet

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  60. The Rafflecopter Widget isn't working for me today Alex :'(

    Please can you give me a nudge to remind me at some point please? Thanks chick xxx

    Louise

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  61. I relax by crafting. I'm never more relaxed than when I'm covered in glue, ink and glitter

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  62. AT the end of a busy day - a nice hot shower and snuggle up reading a book.

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  63. I like silence, so just sitting with a mug of something hot with the TV off.. children tucked up in bed.. Bliss

    I don't get silence often :)

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  64. it probably involves a glass of something wine-flavoured....

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  65. When I get the time I love walking on the beach - if I can't walk on the beach then I find romantic classic music very relaxing.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  66. i listen to jazz music and have a nice hot bubble bath with candles for effect :)

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  67. Bath, candles and a good book x

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  68. I'm also a bath with candles kind of girl :D I also like to take my cuppa or glass of red in there with me

    PS: Rafflecopter finally working for me (YAY)xxx

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  69. warm bubble bath and a book

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  70. Lying in bed all snuggled and warm with a Terry Pratchett book

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  71. Reading, watching all my catch up tv shows, and reading lots of blogs.

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  72. glass of wine, snuggled up on the sofa watching a film :)

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  73. Brilliant giveaway! I used to like relaxing in the bath but these days I simply enjoy lying down with some peace and quiet for just 5 minutes! xx

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  74. Music and a glass of wine

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  75. Reading a book or magazine with a nice hot cup of tea

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  76. a nice hot bath, lots of yummy chocolate chilling watching the tele

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  77. a glass of wine after putting the kids to bed

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  78. Love reading a good book to relax!

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  79. A good book, a snuggly duvet and a nice hot drink

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  80. A long soak in the bath with a cuppa and a good book x

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  81. watching TV in bed in the evening

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  82. Reading a good book tn the bath with lavender oil

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  83. I like a warm bath with a scented candle.

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  84. A cup of coffee, a slab of cake and a trashy magazine!

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  85. I lay with my partner and either she reads or I do from a book, and by the time two chapters are completed, shes fast asleep and I'm teetering on the edge...

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  86. Chill out in bed with ambient music and a book

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  87. Read in the bath!

    amyripley1983@hotmail.co.uk

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  88. kitchen table when the kids are eating with a cuppa and a book

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  89. A warm bath and a cold wine

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  90. Watching a film in a candle lit room

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  91. a nice bubblebath with some scented candles and a lovely glass of rose :)

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  92. Having the house to myself chilling out entering competition

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  93. Snuggle on the Sofa in the evening with the Hubby and the Kiddies watching You've Been Framed - Fiona McGlone

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  94. bubble bath and baileys!
    kirsty.c.89@hotmail.co.uk

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  95. Hot bubble bath with some nice music.

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  96. bumblebee_93@hotmail.co.uk
    what old film under a blanket with husband and kids.

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  97. to go for a walk, just me and my camera.

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  98. Hiking - it really is relaxing, believe it or not!

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  99. I love having a bath that always relaxes me. Also I love painting, with my fingers, it is suprisingly effective and really fun

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  100. A warm bath with candles and essential oils...

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  101. bubble bath hot choc and book

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  102. I find gardening very relaxing

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  103. I bake to relax. kneading dough really relieves stress :)

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  104. I love to have a relaxing soak in the bath with candles :)

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  105. Relaxing in a hot bath with a good book

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  106. a lovely relaxing bath with a good book

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  107. having a nice hot bath with a face mask

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  108. duvet, snuggles, hot choccy, music -mmmmm

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  109. I love watching an old classic film on tv, with chocolates :)

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  110. Listening to classical music

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  111. Listening to the wonderful voice of Andrea Bocelli

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  112. to relax I have a warm bath, then get into bed with a good book and put some music on in the background.... and to really go crazy and spoil myself I might have a naughty chocolate bar :o

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  113. Deffo the bath, drives my husband mad cause we are on a water meter lol but i'd spend every night in there if I could I love it

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  114. I relax with the bathroom in darkness with scented candles all around the room. Then I have lots of bubbles in my bath and I soak in there for an hour with relaxing music going

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  115. a nice bubble bath, with some good tunes playing :-)

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  116. A lovely Geranium Oil scented Bath with a good book

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  117. A nice cuppa, candles and a good film! :)

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  118. lush bath bomb

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  119. in front of the telly with a cup of tea and some chocolate

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  120. A comfy corner, a good book, a cuppa and a bar of chocolate :)

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  121. Reading a good book

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  122. A nice cup of coffee, my onesie and a good night of TV !

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  123. With a bar of choccie,and a good book

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  124. watching my choice of program on my own with a glass of red wine

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  125. An hour to myself lying on the bed with some peace and quiet.

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  126. I love going to bed nice and early and read a good book while snuggled in my duvet.

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  127. cuddling up with my hubby on the couch

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  128. I love a nice long soak in the bath with lots of bubbles

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  129. Hot bath good book and a cup of tea!

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  130. Cuddled up in bed with my hubby watching tv x

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  131. A long soak in a bubble bath with candles, soft music and a glass of wine followed by a snuggle up with a good book my idea of had the time lol x

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  132. Bubbly bath and a good book :}

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  133. With a good book and some chocolate.

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  134. My feet up with a good book! :)

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  135. putting my feet up in front of the telly with a glass of wine.

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  136. to lie down on the settee with a hot mug of horlicks wthilst catching up on some tv

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  137. I love going to get a massage :) x

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  138. I love to curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine and a good book

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  139. a bubble bath
    @bella97p

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  140. In a nice hot bath with lots of bubblem where I can lock myself away for 5 minutes

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  141. Glass of wine & a film with my boyfriend! Xx

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  142. AYESHA WARSI
    NICE

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  143. I hit the gym, have a swim and then wind down in the steam room - bliss.

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  144. With a beer and a game on the TV

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  145. Hot drink, chocs and a good film

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  146. feet up, watching chick flick with a glass of wine

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  147. i nice bubble bath then jim jams and a good book heaven :)

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  148. Cuddling up in front of a roaring fire, bliss!

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  149. In bed Music :)

    @oneisjamie

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  150. a glass of wine and some trash tv

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  151. I love my yoga class. It's a bit embarrassing when I realise I've been asleep and snoring during the relaxation session but the rest of the class are used to me by now!

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  152. Reading a book in silence, with a packet of biscuits all to myself!

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