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How to Make Your Home an Oasis After Work

How to Make Your Home an Oasis After Work
Schané Flowers
Writer and expert3 years ago
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Me, my bestie, and the rest of the GLOSSYBOX team are huge fans of the relaxation station. It’s our favorite stop. But for those who don’t want to go anywhere (me) due to financial, social, or other reasons, we at GLOSSYBOX came up with a quick guide on making your home feel more like an oasis with a few tips!

Tip No. 1: Combine Color + Comfort 

Did you know that color has a psychological effect on your mood? “We might not be able to put our finger on it, but color is often what makes us love something—or dislike it,” artist, author, and designer Rebecca Atwood tells Apartment Therapy. “I always recommend thinking about a landscape or some other physical space that you love and pulling the colors from that.”

Having a few things that make you feel ah-mazing is the first step to making home feel like a mini vacation. For me, its comfy slippers, candles, and a space to chill and vibe after work. 

And that space, for me, is my rainbow coordinated library or the corner of the couch next to my bluetooth for some serious chillhop vibes. Your space can be a designated yoga mat, a chair to lounge in, or anything intended to be part of your calm space that coordinates with a color that brings you joy.For building your own workout routine, especially in yoga, check out our blog here.

Tip No. 2: Build a ‘Wind Down’ Routine

As a Glossie, you have probably mastered the morning and the evening beauty routines to keep your skin looking it’s absolute best. Don’t worry, this isn’t another beauty routine! But we do suggest creating a wind down practice to ready your body for rest. Not only is it theraputic, but by dedicating time to rest, you can improve your sleep time. 

A Few Ways to Prep for Rest: 

  • No digital device use (T.V., phone, anything with a blue screen) 45 minutes before bed
  • Either start your evening beauty routine immediately after work or have a time for it
  • Read a book
  • Listen (keyword: listen) to a podcast
  • Take a luxurious bath with a scented candle 
  • Have a cup of hot cocoa or tea
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Tip No. 3: Splurge on Your Sleep & Loungewear

A great way to get excited about your sleep/relax time is to have that touch of luxury to look forward to when getting ready for bed.

Before, I’d dread sleeping in sweaty cotton, tossing and turning all night. But now, I invested in silk and satin sheets and a silkpillowcasethat my skin and hair thank me for. 

If splurging isn’t in your budget, then instead of investing in silk, make sure to make your bed look like a comfortable place to rest. Making your bed in the morning leads to hitting those sheets faster and easier later.

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Schané Flowers
Writer and expert
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A beauty enthusiast by heart and a plant lover, I'm always looking for the latest and greatest in skincare and beauty, especially clean and organic! I think everyone's entitled to high quality skincare at any budget, and I'm always on the lookout for what's new in the industry be it tips, tricks, or products!