Sunday nights are a time of rest. A time of rejuvenation, and let’s face it, slobbing about. As I’m sure you do, I have my little rituals for every Sunday night, in preparation for the daunting week ahead. A little pampering here, a little snack-eating there, it’s all important.
One part of the ritual which I am religious about is using a super-detox mask. Using a mask once a week that cleans out your pores, tightens the skin and gets it ready for all the makeup I’m going to put on tomorrow morning is always a good idea. These masks could be a gentle peel, but I find that clay-based ones really dig deep and get your skin in order. For the last few months, I’ve been using Eve Lom’s Rescue Mask, which is all tingly and minty when you put it on, kaolin-based, and leaves the skin super fresh, rather like I’ve been running about in the cleanest of air with no makeup on for the past few weeks. Think of Maria’s skin in the Sound of Music, once she’s come down off that mountain.
Combine this 20-minute mask with a classic movie, and Sunday night is all set.
I love Leanne Shapton’s books, and her “Sunday Night Movies” illustrated tome is just incredible – so creative and clever in the design, and featuring some of my favourite films.