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10 Remedies To Beat The Sunday Scaries

If you’re someone who suffers with Sunday blues, we’re here to help. From a comfort watch to a delicious dinner idea – and even our very own LuxeGirl Spotify playlist – here’s how you can turn Sundays into the ultimate self-care day…
By Sapna Rao /

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THE PODCAST

Podcrushed

Hosted by ex-Gossip Girl and You star Penn Badgley, with co-hosts Sophie Ansari and Nava Kavelin, Podcrushed discusses juicy middle-school stories. From heartbreak to anxiety, self-discovery to childhood crushes, they unpack it all – and welcome famous faces such as Amy Schumer, Chase Crawford and Drew Barrymore along the way. This comical yet often eye-opening insight into the stars’ younger selves is really entertaining.

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THE INTERVIEW

Zendaya Answers Your DMs & Eats Italian Food For Vogue India

One of our favourite (lazy) Sunday activities is falling into the YouTube black hole of celeb interviews. This recent interview by Vogue India features everyone’s girl-crush Zendaya. Watch as she answers fan DMs, revealing everything from where she finds her artistic inspiration to next-season Euphoria spoilers – all while gorging delicious Italian food.

Watch it via Youtube.com

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THE FACE MASK

Yes Studio Self Care Sunday Pack

Put some time aside for a bit of beauty self-care. We love a sheet mask and the Yes Studio pack is a favourite. There are other items in there if you want to go all out – it also comes with a body scrub, hair mask, foot masks and a lip mask for head-to-toe pampering. The best bit? The entire thing is just £15.

Available at Asos.com

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THE YOGA CLASS

Yoga With Adriene 10 Minute Morning Yoga

A lockdown throwback for many, Adriene’s yoga flow sessions are a great way to start your Sunday. With easy-to-follow sequences that cater to all abilities, there’s something for everyone. Her positive mindset is contagious, her soothing voice is calming, and we love how she weaves affirmations and meditations into every practice – trust us, you’ll feel more at peace almost immediately.

Watch it via Youtube.com

THE SWEET TREAT

Toblerone Chocolate Chunk Brownies

For a Sunday sweet treat, we can't think of anything more indulgent than these brownies. Made with real chunks of Toblerone, and needing minimal ingredients, you really can’t go wrong.

Serves: 12

Total Time: 50 Minutes 

Ingredients

200g of dark chocolate, broken into chunks
200g of unsalted butter
3 British Blacktail free range eggs
250g of golden caster sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
125g of plain flour
½ tsp of salt
100g bar of Toblerone

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Line a 20cm square cake tin with baking parchment. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a small saucepan set over a low heat. Stir to combine, then set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, use a balloon whisk to gently whisk the eggs and sugar together. Whisk in the chocolate-butter mixture and vanilla, followed by the flour and salt, until just combined, then tip into the cake tin.

Break the Toblerone into chunks and arrange over the mixture. Bake for 30 minutes until set on top. Allow to cool in the tin before cutting into 12 pieces.

TIP: Any variety of Toblerone – white, dark or coconut – would work.

Recipe courtesy of Waitrose & Partners

THE SHOW

Gilmore Girls

This classic show is what Sundays are made for. The story follows mother and daughter duo Lorelai and Rory in their picturesque small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. With a good mix of comedy and drama, this heart-warming, coming-of-age series covers everything – break-ups, high school, marriages, family drama and more – making it the ultimate, bingeable comfort watch. You can catch all seven seasons on Netflix. 

Visit Netflix.com

THE MUSIC

The Sunday Scaries Playlist (By LuxeGirl)

A good Sunday soundtrack can be the ultimate mood booster, which is why we’ve created our very own LuxeGirl playlist. With uplifting lyrics, empowering anthems and all-round bangers in the mix, we guarantee you’ll find something to sing and dance to.

Listen here

THE BINGE WATCH

@DumbChicksInLondon on TikTok

With hilariously relatable vlog-style videos, Meribel and Emma share their unfiltered lives as Aussies living in London. With a snappy and comical voiceover by the girls, we love hearing their incredibly realistic accounts of daily life as young, working besties, figuring out life in the city one day at a time.

Follow @DumbChicksInLondon

@dumbchicksinlondon

Crying in Hyde Park one minute, drinking pimms on the centre court the next 🤌🏻

♬ Push It - AmyElle

THE BATH & SHOWER PRODUCTS

Ouai Chill Pills & Body Restore Shower Steamers

A Sunday bath is a no brainer and Ouai’s Chill Pills promise to soften and smooth skin while you soak. Containing jojoba, hemp and safflower seed oil, they’re exactly what you need to replicate a spa-like experience at home. If you don’t have a bath, fear not – a worthy alternative is Body Restore’s Shower Steamers. Offering a similar spa-like feel, simply pop them in the shower and breathe in the lavender-infused steam. The de-congestive powers are a bonus – ideal for hay fever sufferers at this time of year.

Available at LibertyLondon.com & BodyRestore.co

THE COMFORT DINNER

Gigi Hadid’s Spicy Vodka Pasta

Made famous by Gigi Hadid, who was inspired by her favourite dish at New York restaurant Carbone, this will quickly become your new favourite Sunday night pasta dish. Light, creamy and with the perfect amount of heat, it’s so easy to make and comes together in just 25 minutes. Eat it straight away with plenty of parmesan, chilli flakes and basil. 

Serves: 2    

Total Time: 25 Minutes 

Ingredients:

¼ cup of olive oil
1 clove of garlic, diced
1 small onion, diced
30g of tomato paste
120ml of double cream
1 tbsp of vodka
1 tsp of chilli flakes
225g of pasta
1 tbsp of salted butter, melted
30g of parmesan
Chopped basil, to serve
Salt and pepper, to serve

Method: 

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil, garlic and onion and cook until soft. Add the tomato paste and cook until caramelised.

Add the cream and vodka and cook through until evaporated.

Add the chilli flakes and season, then remove the sauce from the heat.

Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, saving a cup of the pasta water.

Add the butter to the sauce, then combine with the pasta and the water. Garnish with parmesan and basil to serve.

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