Treat yourself!

Three budget-friendly tips to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, some of us may be feeling the need for some serious self love. However, it can sometimes be difficult to get that special ‘pampered’ feeling for ourselves without tightening the already-tight student budget. That said, there is hope! Here’s a few small-but-simple ideas to make your day (with or without a significant other) that extra bit special…

Face masks

Cheap and cheerful, face masks are a great way to treat your skin to some additional moisture and will leave you feeling fully refreshed. What’s more, there are plenty to choose from – Wilko offer eleven different varieties at one pound each – so you can easily experiment to find the right one that suits your needs.

Hot chocolate

A warm and cosy go-to, there’s nothing quite like snuggling yourself up on the couch with a good hot chocolate. The darker varieties have been linked to many benefits, including reduced memory loss, a healthier heart and improved cognitive performance. That and it makes you feel great! So why not have one, guilt-free?

A homemade foot spa

Your feet carry you everywhere. After a hard day of rushing about campus, they deserve a break. No need to worry about buying anything expensive here; all you need is a bucket, some hot, soapy water, and if you want a real treat, a bit of buttermilk with your favourite fragrance oil – perfect!

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