How To Relax On A Sunday Afternoon

As much as I kid myself that I’m a huge introvert, I’ve come to a definitive conclusion: I’m really not. My bed is a heavenly cloud and I thrive on ordering Chinese food and watching Netflix in my slippers. But the realisation that I book plans weeks in advance, very rarely have nothing to do on a weekend; have already planned two holidays for this year and constantly doing something blog related – I guess that does actually make one hell of an extrovert, right? This weekend, I took it upon myself to just stop, and have a weekend for myself. I’m still partially recovering from Christmas and New Year as it was pretty mental, having copious nights out, as well as being whisked away to Berlin for my eight year anniversary (you can read all about it here).

Emma Victoria Stokes Soap and Glory
I have a tiny obsession with Soap & Glory products. Bath time is my favourite time of the day and I come out feeling squeaky clean and smelling like starburst sweets. I lay back with a warm bubble blanket over me and put on a spotify playlist (John Mayer is one of my favourite chill out arists). When it comes to the ‘Clean On Me’ shower gel, I always have to remind myself: it is not edible.

Emma Victoria Stokes Sunday
Looking after my four dogs with white nails never ends well. But what’s a pamper weekend without a little nail treatment? I opted for the Rimmel 60 Second white varnish, because I’m obsessed with the colour white. If you didn’t see my summer project, I turned my entire room into a white haven.

Emma Victoria Stokes Sunday
Keeping my toes snug and warm is a must in this cold weather. My boyfriend bought me ‘foot duvets‘ from John Lewis at Christmas and I haven’t taken them off since. It’s important to remember that life can be hectic at times, so you should always treat yourself to some ‘me time’. How else are we meant to function properly, otherwise? So tell me, how do you relax on a Sunday Afternoon? – Don’t forget, if you like my lifestyle posts, you can follow me on bloglovin. 

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  1. That is very kind of you sweetie thank you. I'm always usually doing something so taking a break is bliss.

  2. 100waystohappy says:

    I love this post! I always find it quite hard to relax on a Sunday afternoon knowing that the working week is just around the corner but a bath usually sorts me out. I'm more of a Lush bath bomb than a Soap and Glory girl though!

    I love your anchor ring too, it's beautiful!

  3. Hello lovely Emma,

    how are you today? Just read your latest post abut I wouldn't say you're an introvert 🙂 Really enjoyed your lazy Sunday routine and glad to see you like Soap and Glory products, too! Karen from StyleSunrise gave me a Hand Food cream for Christmas and it smells gorgeous! I did a similar post recently how I spent me time (basically TV C4, settee, bf and junk food galore!) which is here if you fancy a little read

    Your slippers look so cosy! Hope you are well and love to speak soon xxxx

    Caz | Lunch Break Adventures

  4. You are the most adorable person ever! I sometimes want to be an introvert, just so I can hide away with a big bar of chocolate and watch Netflix without being interrupted. 😛 I'll definitely check out your post. Thanks for the lovely comments – you're super. xxx

  5. Lovely post! Sundays are my favourite day, I love nothing more than chilling out and doing nothing on them. Those slippers look seriously comfy and I'm a fan of white nails at the moment – will have to check out that Rimmel shade!

    Beth //

  6. White, it's all about the white 😀 xx

  7. Breaking Bad was my complete and utter downfall. Loved it so much, I was thinking of getting a WALTER WHITE tattoo somewhere. Glad I came to my senses. I love PLL, it's so sneaky! And yes, Sugar Crush – Uhm… starburst much?

  8. I really need to get back into Pretty Little Liars – there was a stage where I was obsessed with it but then Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones happened so I forgot about it, I must must watch it again. I love Soap & Glory products, especially the Sugar Crush range. xx


  9. i really need to do my nails white soon! love the look of them but always forget when i'm picking a new shade

    from helen at

  10. I honestly think it depends on the shape of the nails. If they're really short and stubby, that's when they can look crazy. And yes, my feet are so snug. It's like walking on cushions!

  11. I love the white polish and rings, I can't apply white nail varnish for the life of me it always looks like tipex hahah! love those foot duvets too zomg look so gorgeous and cosy xxx

  12. That's what I thought at the start too – looks like I've just tippexed my nails over. But look how pretty they look when coated in gloss!

  13. Oh but you absolutely must. Their range can be a little overwhelming as there as so many products. But they are so worth it. There is quite a hype over their products, but you can see why. They smell amazing AND they look cute on your shower ledge. Let me know how you get on!

  14. You sound like me, always want to be in comfy clothes on my sofa with my doggies. I'm in love with S&G, as well as LUSH. I like being a girl sometimes.

  15. I love relaxing on the weekends, it's about the only time I get to. Saturday night is my favourite time to have a nice hot shower and spend some time moisturising and painting my nails. Sunday's are usually my blogging days, I like to sit around in comfy clothes and blog the next weeks posts.

    I miss Soap and Glory products, as I'm not in the UK at the moment. I try to stock up when I go home and despite expressing a huge liking for them, I've yet to get my family to mail me some as gifts! The Clean On Me shower gel, is one of my favourites! And their body scrubs! Although The Body Shop makes good alternatives too 🙂

    ~ K

  16. Believe it or not I haven't tried Soap and Glory before, but it looks amazing! I think I'll have to try it out soon 🙂

    Love this shade of nail polish by the way, wonderful post 🙂 x

  17. Sammy Smeth says:

    I love white nail varnish but I always manage to mess mine up and make it look like I'm back in school tippexing my nails again! I love pretty little liars, it's so addictive.

    Sammy xo.

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