The ultimate post-breakup beauty plan

The ultimate post-breakup beauty plan

Never ever getting back together

Text: Sandy Young

Like Taylor Swift, we've got you covered. Here's how you move from bad place to filling in the next Blank Space, thanks to this post-breakup pampering regimen

Are we out of the woods yet? Not quite. Whether you're thriving in post-breakup creativity vis-à-vis Taylor Swift, or at a low point as the guest of honor at your own pity party, we've got you covered. Put on a Buro playlist and burn a Byredo candle — rather than his house. This is the next level of self-care: a home spa remedy to cleanse the body and the mind.

Contemplate the end of your relationship with Byredo Apocalyptic Candle: a smouldering luxury candle, crafted in typical Byredo fashion. With a dark, woody base of birch and oud, contrasted by top notes of black raspberry and fire iron — expertly housed in black wax and mouthblown glass — envelope your senses in this olfactory atmosphere to help you process all the feels. Heck, splurge on a jumbo sized one to see you through this period. 

Byredo Apocalyptic Candle


Find clarity with your new shower companion the Mmerci Encore Awakening Organic Sugar Scrub. Crafted in small batches with pure essential oils of geranium, mandarin and ginger, this purifies and nourishes skin for the spot of daily luxury you need. Plus, the artisanal aromatherapy will help you ground yourself and perfect your home spa ritual as you rebuild your reality without him

Mmerci Encore Awakening Scrub


Nourish your skin with only the best, starting with a clean slate. Aesop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant polishes the complexion when mixed with your cream or gel facial cleanser of choice — we're partial to Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser, which leaves the skin deeply cleansed. With this dynamic duo, you can be your own power couple.

Aesop Skincare


Hydrate and heal with the Fig + Yarrow Botanical Facial Steam that clears out pores and promotes circulation, for a reparative glow. Think of this as your at-home oxygen facial that encourages a full-bodied relaxation. Pair it with Sisley Black Rose Face Mask for the finishing touches to your self-care ritual — you don't need flowers from him when you can find them in your face mask.

Fig + Yarrow Facial Steam Sisley Black Rose Mask


Instead of investing in a major cut you might regret later, a hair fragrance like the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Fresh Hair Mist is a subtle way to help you feel different, without a mane upheaval. If your new do can't wait, a hair mist is a modern way to evoke a signature scent, especially in a hot and humid clime. This will leave your ex with an unforgettable scent trail — as you gracefully exit your next awkward encounter.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Hair Mist

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