We’re living in an era where everyone has an opinion of what you should eat, what you should wear, and why no one wants to date you (hello, Nicole Byers). And while stepping back from the keys, meditating, and calling on your ancestors’ army to sprinkle some bad luck charm on your enemies might make you feel better, sometimes you need to romanticize your life a bit more.
What we mean by romanticizing your life is finding joy in the mundane, day-to-day experiences. It’s easy to get stuck on the negatives that just keep weighing you down, but romanticizing your life enables you to take some time for yourself and enjoy the little pleasures that life so kindly offers (it might not seem so right now, but babe, it does).
So, whether you want to romanticize your life by spicing up your self-care routine or changing your nighttime wind-down, the options are endless. To help you out, we’ve rounded up our favorite products, which range from mimosa-infused candles to a good ol’ playlist. Just think of them as a daily reminder to always romanticize your life because, girl, you are one in a million and deserve nothing but good vibes and Inshallah!
A Skin-Loving Face Mask
Face masks make for the perfect self-care essentials – they not only get rid of gunk but also leave you with camera-ready, baby-soft skin. Plus, when used consistently (at least twice every week), these products give you that luminous glow.
So, if you’re looking for a way to love yourself this month, invest in Kaike’s Chocolate Clay Face Mask ($25) and enjoy toxins-free, moisture-packed skin.
Some Revitalizing Bath Salts
There’s no better way to romanticize your life than a warm bath a the end of a long a** day. It’s an indulgence that allows you to slow down and take time for yourself. And, to take things up a notch and upgrade your typical bath time routine, invest in Herbivore’s Botanicals Calm Bath Salts ($20).
Made with skin-soothing coconut milk and pulp, the product gives you long-lasting hydration, while its scent is alluring and reminiscent of a tropical vacation.
A Confidence-Boosting Perfume
Most people assume that spritzing perfume is for smelling heavenly for others and partners (we don’t refute that), but you can always rock perfume for yourself. The perfect scent not only helps boost your self-confidence but also helps you forget your troubles and tribulations. Not forgetting helps you romanticize your life.
For instance, the Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady ($290), gives you a shot of happy energy every time you spritz it. Its fruity, citrusy, and all-around yummy scent makes it perfect for year-round wear.
A Spirit-Calming Candle
What is it about lighting a good scented candle that makes you instantly channel yogi vibes? We might never know the answer to that. But for now, nothing screams “I romanticize my life” like a mood-boosting candle.
And if you can’t settle on one, reach out for Anecdote Candles Bottomless Mimosas ($34) – its bergamot and grapefruit aroma creates a balanced fragrance reminiscent of everyone’s favorite breakfast beverage.
Plus, can you picture lighting a mimosa-infused candle, sipping on a mimosa, and enjoying a good read? Aaah, what day of the week is it again?
Or You Could Try Some Essential Oils
It doesn’t matter if you enjoy them in your daily moisturizer or diffuser; essential oils are an incredible way of adding some aromatherapy goodness to your routine.
The aromatic plant extracts not only work wonders for your mood and skin, but they also help refresh your environment. This $22 pick from Bed Bath & Beyond is our favorite.
A Luxurious Night Gown Set
Yes, you can always romanticize your life with a luxurious night gown set or pair of pajamas. A good set will not only get you a step closer to feeling like a Kardashian, but it’ll get you looking forward to your nighttime routine. Plus, sleep will never be the same – rainbows and unicorns – no nightmares allowed!
This Teddiesafrique African Print Night Gown Set ($60), for instance, is elegant and luxurious and allows you to wake up feeling light and peaceful with yourself!
A ‘Because You Deserve The Soft Life’ Playlist
Nothing, and we mean nothing, will help you romanticize your life and boost your mood like a good playlist. And if you’re looking for that one vibes-enhancing playlist that will have you singing along as you cook yourself a delicious meal, here’s one from Spotify’s nooks and crannies.
Or you could subscribe to Bobby Nsenga’s account for some of the most soul-soothing and bad-vibes-crashing playlists. Thank us later.