It’s always fun to go out with your mates, but sometimes it’s even more fun to stay warm and cosy at home and have a classic girls’ night in. If this is the case, always be prepared! Stock up on the DVDs, the drink and the refreshments. Give the house a once over and clear space for everyone. Create the perfect ambience by lighting a few candles, spraying some fragrance around the room and popping on some chill-out tunes. And make sure you’ve got all the perfect products for pampering – check out our list below for ideas and inspiration.
1. Don’t forget the basics
Getting caught up in the excitement of planning a series of pampering treatments is all very nice, but you need to make sure you’ve got a good stock of the basics too. This means plenty of cleansing wipes, cotton pads, nail polish remover and cleanser. You’ll also need towels, face cloths and hair bands.
2. Start off with a steam
A facial steam is a great way to unblock the pores, help acne breakouts, boost circulation and give skin a healthy, radiant glow. It’s a really easy and inexpensive beauty treatment and much of the appeal is in its simplicity. Kicking off your girls’ night in with a steam is also a great way to get everyone relaxed and in the mood for pampering. Simply boil the kettle, pour the hot water into a bowl (a mixing bowl is ideal), and put your face over the bowl, covering head and shoulders with a towel to lock in the steam.
3. Try out a face mask
Face masks are the perfect products for a girls’ night in. There are all kinds of mask available, but be sure to choose one that suits your skin type. Rich, indulgent masks are a great pampering treatment. Scrubs and exfoliators are another way to buff and polish your way to beautifully soft skin.
4. Indulge with pampering oils
Oil-based products are especially indulgent, providing your skin with intense hydration and nourishment to leave it wonderfully soft and supple. Use specially formulated products for the face and richer oils for the body, especially drier areas like the hands. Applying a good body oil spray is a quick and easy way to leave your skin glowing and radiant.
5. Give each other a makeover
Once you’ve pampered and indulged your way to relaxation, why not try experimenting with makeup and different styles? When skin is refreshed and polished it is the perfect time to apply makeup. You could also pamper each other by taking it in turns to give each other a French manicure.
In 5 simple steps you will have treated yourself and your friends a perfect night in.