A survey by Ladbrokes Bingo showed that nearly 70% of women prefer a night in with the girls than a night out on the town and that 35% prefer to pamper themselves on a girls night in. I love a girls night in and I love a good pamper session so it is the perfect combo for me! I thought I would share with you some ideas on how to create an at home pamper session for you and your friends...
Ingredients For Girls Night In Success:
Comfy clothes are a must! No one wants to chill out and be pampered in a bodycon dress...lounge wear or pjs all the way.
On a girls night in I think deep down we all just want to eat rubbish. I love making girly cupcakes for my friends. Check out my easy peasy cupcake recipe, they are so yummy! Another tried and tested favourite are my vanilla melting moments. I have a sweet tooth so anything full of sugar is good for me.
No girls night in would be complete without a few cocktails. One of my favourite cocktails to make at home is called the 'Shopaholic'. If you fancy making this at home then here is what you need:
8 parts vodka
1 part grapefruit juice
1 part orange liquor
1 part orange juice
Beware this is strong but very delicious!
So on to the best part, the pamper treatments. These have have to be treatments that can be done in your own home and also that don't require to many products. One of my favourite at home treatments is an express facial. It is much more relaxing having some one else pamper you so I suggest partnering up and taking turns at giving treatments.
For an express facial, cleanse the face twice, tone, exfoliate then apply a face mask for 15-20 minutes. For girls nights in I love the Montagne Jeunesse face masks. They are so cheap and come in so many different varieties. Feel Unique have really great Montagne Jeunesse pamper packs that contain 5 to 6 masks for only £5. After removing the mask finish with a nourishing moisturiser.
Another great treatment is a manicure or pedicure. If you have a foot bath at home then this the perfect pampering treat for you and your friends. I love adding some Skintruth Pedi Foot Soak to my foot bath to smooth and refresh my feet. If you don't have a preheated foot bath then don't worry, a large basin with warm water and a few drops of Peppermint or Rosemary oil will also work a treat.
Something which is fun to do is make your own DIY beauty products. I love my Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub but you can make your own easily at home. To make your own Honey and Lemon Lip Scrub at home all you need to do is mix together the following ingredients and apply to the lips in circular motions.
1 tsp of warm honey
1 tsp of olive oil
2 tsp granulated sugar
A drop of lemon juice
1 to 2 drops of essential oil (I like citronella)
After removing the scrub pop on a nice layer of lip balm. I am in love with my NUXE Lip Balm.
Another nice treatment and one that my friends all love are party lashes. Having done these at beauty school they are great for girls nights in. You can buy sets which come with everything you need from lashes, tweezers, glue and remover. This is one treatment which is really handy to have your friends there to pop them on for you.
Between all the beauty treatments, nibbling and drinking...oh and don't forget gossipping, I love watching some chick flicks. My favourite is hands down Dirty Dancing but I also love Friends With Benefits, The Notebook and 500 Days Of Summer. Magazines are also handy to have so you and your friends can flick through them if waiting on treatments.
The final ingredient is essential. Spending time with good friends is great and always leaves me with a huge smile on my face and sore cheeks from laughing so much!
So there you have my little guide to the perfect pampering night in.
Do you like girls nights in?
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