Five Little Ways To Be More Indulgent

Feeling fancy? Or just wish you were? Here are five ways to feel that little bit more luxurious and be more indulgent on the cheap…

Pick up some luxe-but-totally-affordable desserts

I recently tried out some little treats from Pots & Co, and oh boy, did they make me feel fabulous.

The Little Pots of 70% Chocolate* were an absolute dream, incredibly rich and smooth. A good measure of whether something’s good chocolate is whether it makes Conor sneeze – and within moments, he was sneezing like he’d been dusting our cupboard under the stairs. You can pick up a pack of four for £3 from Tesco – although I won’t blame you if you pretend you sent your butler to get ’em from Harrods.

Use some fancy bubble bath

Seriously, I swear even shaving my legs counts as indulgent for me these days. Classy. For the ultimate posh bath, find yourself a travel/sample size bottle that looks a bit fancy (as looking like it’s luxe is totally half the battle). Get the foam going. Light some candles. Put a classy drama on Netflix (except I never watch classy dramas) and get that chilled out spa vibe. All while ignoring the ominous crack creeping its way across the bathroom ceiling…eh, I’ll ring the landlord tomorrow.

Upgrade to first class

Weekend first class upgrades are pretty cool, as they’re usually a fair whack cheaper than a weekday first class ticket. Some first class train services are better than others (tea and a packet of Golden Wonder, Abellio Greater Anglia? I had a WHOLE MEAL on my first class adventure to Durham, y’know), but at the very least, you’ll get a guaranteed comfy seat, a plug socket and probably some free Wi-Fi.

Look around some posh show apartments

This is something I did once with my mum and dad in Portsmouth, and although it sounds a bit weird, it was actually strangely fun. Pretending you’re a fancy young professional on a house hunt? Dreaming over the kinda place you’ll buy when you definitely become super-rich (it’s just a matter of time)? Throw on something a bit fancy and play pretend before you stumble back to your Zone 4 flatshare to rummage desperately in the cupboard for Supernoodles.



  • reneejessome

    Those little pots of chocolate sound delicious! A nice bath with some candles also sounds good. My tub totally sucks though and the water drains out during your bath :/

    Renee | Life After Lux

  • Me and my boyfriend recently looked around a showhome in a genuine sort of way, and then got a bit enthusiastic and ended up blagging our way into a £2 million one. Which was nowhere near as nice as the one that was actually almost affordable!

    Nicola //

  • LaaLaa

    Haha I love the luxury apartments one, why not. I’ve tried the Little Pots Co. they’re delicious, I still need to see the lemon ones in the Tesco near me x

  • Charlie Elliott

    I love the Pots & Co sticky toffee puddings and had no idea they do Rhubarb and Custard. I NEED them in my life/stomach/face.
    Charlie, Distracted

  • Love these ideas – I’ve just had a nice bubble bath myself 😀

  • Yum love anything from Little Pots Co. Great post with great ideas. xx

  • I am all for buying posh bubble bath! Sometime’s I’ve upgraded to first class on a train but I’d love to fly upper class on a plane! That’s the dream! xo

  • Great idea and buying posh bubble bath always helps me feel extra fancy. I like the showroom idea too!

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Those desserts are yummy I’ve tried a few myself.

  • I like your ideas! First class is a nice treat every now and then. I haven’t done a bubble bath in a long time!

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Fab ideas and I do love upgrading to First Class, such a nice treat x

  • Jessica

    Upgrading to first class is definitely a great treat. You can’t do it everyday anyway.

  • Cute ideas, Milky – it’s all about the little treats!

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    What great ideas. I love upgrading to first class as a little treat.

  • Some fab ideas here Millie! It’s always the little things.

  • Were those show apartments by Gunwharf Quays by any chance?! 😉 Those desserts sound like little pots of Joy!!! Xx

  • These are some pretty cool ideas. It’s always nice to indulge yourself fro time to time.

  • Shannon Ritchie

    It’s always great to treat yourself occasionally! Love these ideas!

  • beautykinguk

    There is definitely something satisying about upgrading to first class!

  • Kira L Curtis

    Some great ideas! I’m exactly the same about shaving my legs, don’t worry :’) I do love a nice bubble bath!

  • Laura

    I love the salted caramel pots, they’re SO delicious. The lemon is lovely too! xxx

  • Francesca Nelson

    Yes!!! I wish I coukd upgrade to first class!! One day!

  • I am all over the 70% chocolate one! delicious!