Black Women : Self Pampering...

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  1. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In the Valentine Menu thread, Sistah PoeticManifesta
    mentioned that she and her best friend have a "Sisters Day"
    that they celebrate together which includes loads of
    pampering and some good eats...

    How many of you Sistahs take the time to "Self Pamper"
    beyond your usual / normal hygeine routine (bathing, brushing
    teeth, doing hair etc..) and if so, what are some of your
    favorite ways to pamper yourself ??? Do you have a
    regularly scheduled "Self Pampering Ritual" that you engage
    in at home alone or w/ girlfriends, sisters, mothers, aunts etc
    or do you visit a day spa ??? Is a detox menu a part of it ???
    Do you include aromatherapy, mood music, candles ???
    Yoga & meditation ???

    I would LOVE for us to share with each other on this topic
    We Sistahs traditionally do so much for everyone else in our
    lives...constantly doing for our family, friends, mate, children,
    church/mosque/temple, community, boss etc... and often times
    putting ourselves absolutely LAST which ultimately can lead
    to high stress levels and physical and emotional ailments.
    We need to learn ways to unwind and make ourselves a top
    priority so we can stay renewed and energized for the race
    we have to run. Looking forward to your replies !

    Much Love & Peace,

    Akilah :grouphug:
     
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    akilah.............

    well after a long day when everyone in bed. i like to run me some bath water and put my favorite bath beads. its a combination of milk and honey. light some candles and put on my slow songs. and let keith sweat, and whoever else make love to my mind. and to top it off i may drink me some smirnoff/or some hypnotic. im not a drinker but this call for some time out for myself. after sitting in the tub my pampering wont stop. cause somebody wants to join in just cant have nothing to myself. so he washes me down and plant kisses on me. he love washing every part of me and then i'm like [email protected] i wanted some me time and this negro about getting some him time. so i end up messing my me time up cause the negro caught up in the moment and there i am serving him. but don't think he aint serving me. thats my way of self pampering!!!!!!!!!!! :grin: :grin: :thinking: :thinking: :x:
     
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    Every night I draw a bubble bath.I put scented candles around the tub and shut the lights off. I get myself a glass of white wine. I play some old r and b love ballads and just relax! I get pedicures and manicures and eyebraw waxing every two weeks.
     
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    Thank you Sistahs Nevar & Cursed Heart...

    Both of your pampering rituals sound WONDERFUL !!!
    We have a jet tub in our apartment home. I rarely use it
    because I find the loudness more annoying than anything
    but after reading what ya'll shared I do believe I will get
    myself some bubble bath 'cause even a hot soak in a deep
    tub is relaxing (without all that noisy whirlpool action !)
     
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    You deserve it sister Akilah:sand:
    Relax and release girl!
     
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    yes i'm with my sista cursed heart inhale/exhale
    and just let it go
    i suggest finding some old marvin gayes hits/teddy pendergrass and let them cats put you in anotha realm. all the women of the world deserves the Time Out thing. beware of the significant otha lurking he may just want to interrupt. hehehehhe!!!!!!!!!
    :kiss1:
     
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    :bawling: I dont have anyone at the time!
    But maybe Morris chestnut will get lost in chicago and ring my bell:kiss1:
     
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    gurl if it make it any better even tho i got a man he just piece of a man. cause i'm still alone even tho he's in my life.
    hey what we could do is be like those women in waiting to exhale and just have a ladies nyte out. what do ya say ladies.:kiss1:
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    I spoil myself by drawing a: hot-as-you-can-take-it bath, have my man scathe my back with his nails, then I'll have him sift slowly through my braids(ladies, you know what that feels like when you have just a lil' new growth..lol). I know the thread is about pampering yourself, but somehow my relaxation is not complete w/o my s/o. I also pamper myself by shopping at a home decoration store. All the pretty little sashes and accessories that are sooo inexpensive. My favorite of all is relaxing in a jacuzzi with a chilled glass of raspberry iced-tea.:)
     
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    lol..........

    We'd have to do that at the reunion. Tear ATL to pieces. The world is ours.:golf:
     
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