If all those nights out are taking their toll, it’s time to plan a night in to remember. Getting the girls over for a pamper evening is one of the best ways to unwind, catch up and destress. The real beauty of a girl’s night in is that it doesn’t have to cost the earth either. A few well-chosen pamper products and you’ll be in seventh heaven.
Sound like your cup of tea? Well, let’s see exactly how you can create the ultimate girl’s night pamper party from the comfort of your sofa. Netflix boxsets and ice cream, optional.
Set the tone
Want to create a spa-like feeling in your living room? Then scent the room with a luxe candle or two before you get the party started. Just make sure to have them well out of the way if you have a gaggle of guests coming to slather on creams and create cosy chaos. There’s nothing worse than trying to peel hot candlewax off your furniture!
With the right products, you can create your own salon experience at home. A facial is something that’s fun and easy to do, especially with the help of a friend or two. Just remember to take a step-by-step approach, and if you have any specific skin issues, check out the products before you use them.
For ease, try gifts sets that give you all products in one package, like the Kaeso Calming Kit, which is also suitable for sensitive skin. Or, stock up on face masks for every skin type, like Derma V10’s Anti Ageing Woven Face Mask Collagen. Just make sure everyone cleanses and tones before the treatment and moisturises afterwards.
If you want to go all out, why not introduce some luscious body scrubs to the party? It’ll mean undressing and jumping in the shower, but it’ll leave you all feeling refreshed head to toe by the end of the evening.
We can’t get enough of Elemis’s ultra-gorgeous Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow. A scrub followed by hydrating lotions like Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Body Treatment Cream is sure to leave you feeling like a goddess. And while you’re showering, why not wash those locks and add a nourishing hair masque like Macadamia’s Deep Repair Masque to lick those locks back into shape.
Never forget those feet when it comes to scrubbing up head to toe. It’s easy to neglect your feet, but that will only lead to dry skin and rough patches. To combat this, spend some time buffing and moisturising. If your friends are happy to exchange foot massages in with the bargain, then even better!
Start with a good pumice or foot file, such as Finesse Footcare’s Pumice Stone. Follow with a moisturising foot pack, just like BeautyPro’s Foot & Callus Peel Bootie, and round off with a good foot cream. We especially like Yves Rocher’s Foot Repair Balm.
Nails that rock
Toenails and fingernails shouldn’t be excluded from a proper pamper party. If you have little stations set up around your room, people can even pick and choose what treatments they’d like to indulge in.
Nails are sure to be a big hit, and your mates can get involved, painting each other’s fingers and toes. Get hold of some caring manicure products like Nutra Nail’s Strengthener With A Touch Of Colour, along with your essential tools like nail files. And add some of this season’s trending colours, like L'Oreal’s Color Riche Nail Polish in Lame Crimson.