Whether you’re social-distancing or just want a night in with close friends, there are plenty of fun things you can do at home — and let’s admit it, every girl needs a night in with her girlfriends once in a while. For the perfect evening at home, a self-care spa day may just fit the bill. So ditch your significant other for the night, put on your PJs, and invite the girls over for a lux spa party that will have you feeling fresh and recharged from head to toe for the week ahead. Continue reading below for all the best tips for hosting a fun spa night that all your girls will love.
There isn’t much a great face mask can’t fix, am i right? They’re fantastic to de-stress after a long day, and they are equally great at minimizing pores, combatting blemishes, reducing redness, and hydrating parched skin. Grab your favorite sheet masks or alternatively, make your own DIY face mask right in your kitchen. There are loads of recipes to choose from depending on your skin care needs, but a great place to start that’s perfect for all skin types and is oh-so-soothing is this calming mask.
Things you’ll need:
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/4 ripe avocado
- 2 drops essential oil of your choice (we like lavender)
Adjust the recipe according to how many girlfriend’s are joining, and simply mix all the ingredients together. Apply to your face and leave on for at least 20 minutes for nourished, hydrated, bouncy skin.
Now that you’ve got your face covered, you can’t forget about the hair. Similar to DIY face masks, you can probably guess there are also many hair masks you can make right at home. If mashing banana in your hair is too much for you, stick with a simple coconut oil mask with a few drops of essential oils. First dampen your hair and then apply the oil mixture from scalp to tips and cover with a shower cap for maximum penetration. Coconut oil is great for dry scalp, de-frizzing, and promoting hair growth. Your hair will be shining, smooth, and incredibly silky.
Dip Powder Manicures
As we said, this is a spa night from head to toe, so you can’t forget about those fingers and toes. A great activity to do on a spa night at home, is taking turns doing each other’s nails. Check out pinterest or instagram for nail art inspiration. Purchase a couple of DIY Dip Powder Nail Kits like these from SNS Nails and demonstrate to your girlfriends how to properly do it. We promise, it’s simple — and the great thing about dip powder is, your nails won’t get smudged while reaching for your glass of wine because you don’t need to wait for your polish to dry — dip powder cures immediately to a hard, shiny finish.
Finishing Touches and Other Tips
If you’re hosting a spa party in, make it extra luxe by creating the perfect spa experience for you and your girlfriends. It’s all about the ambience. Serve up wine, mimosas, or tea, light some candles, create a relaxing playlist, order pizzas, and have a lineup of the greatest chick flicks of all times — Sex and the City reruns, anyone?
If you need gift ideas for your girlfriends, you may check out our list of 25 Best Gifts for Girls.