AT HOME SPA NIGHT ANYONE?
As many of you may have seen on instagram, I threw a spa night for my best friend and myself over the weekend. In all fairness, it was her original idea. But I decided I wanted to go all out and see if I could do a night in, that left us feeling pampered and beautiful!
On top of that, I wanted it to be a little different. I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss any small details, and that we had LOTS to do over the course of the night.
So I did a serious night of “see how much we can fit, in 8 hours.”
This is an overall guideline, not just on products but also on additions that matter (aka wine, snacks, atmosphere etc.)
So starting with products from the top: a hair mask.
I don’t have pictures of us with the hair mask on, but I love these hair masks. I get them at Shoppers – and they cost $3. You will not be disappointed. If you don’t have a shoppers near you, or they don’t sell them – this is a good alternative.
Next – Face Mask!
Jess got me this Sephora pink clay mask for my birthday and I thought it would be perfect.
To be honest, I’ve been dying to try that new Australian pink clay mask. But alas, this one was readily available and honestly, it felt really nice. I am not going to say it pulled out anything really bad, but I definitely felt like I was glowing after it!
Okay so here is the thing. I’m a nail polish fanatic, as you may know. In this specific instance I have everything you could possibly want plus more already in my home. From every hand cream, to nail dryers, to every colour you could possibly look for. I only brought a few out because I knew what we wanted – but make sure you know your guests and what colour they want if you’re doing this. They can always bring their own too.
The products I use are as follows:
Then when it’s all done, I use Korres hand cream. THIS STUFF IS THE BEST. All natural. Comes from Greece. It is honestly so amazing and a little goes such a long way.
Okay so I “cheaped out” on these/could only find cheap foot masks. It was very clear that my “exfoliating” one was only $1.29 because the “socks” broke and I didn’t realize until all the liquid seeped out of it onto my carpet… :(. Jess seemed to enjoy hers, however I’m not sure the end resulted in much other than 15 minutes of having weird socks on.
NOW: The Ambience.
- Okay. So. First – PJ’s or Robes:
Decide what you want and tell them to bring their favourite. If you plan out far enough or you do this for a girls wedding/bridal shower/birthday – you can even buy cute matching robes!
- Second – Candles and Music
I used Luminara candles – that are flameless – and then scented oils. But if you trust you and your friends won’t get too tipsy – real candles can be nice too!
- MUSIC – Pick a playlist to set the mood. If you want something more relaxing – try just a “spa” playlist. If you want more of a girly fun night – try something like 90’s pop! Then to play it – I love our Sonos or if you’re more remote I found the most amazing BOSE MICRO for $130! The sound is AMAZING and its super easy to set up.
- Finally – Wine and FOOD!
Seriously – know your audience and choose things they like too. We are red wine fans, dark chocolate, and candy. But if your girls like popcorn, get popcorn. If you they like martinis, make martinis. Know your friends preferences, and it really does make all the difference.
Additional “spa things” I wish I had:
- Massages – the guy I use comes to my house to give massages. So if I had planned it out, I could have had in house massages! Next time.
- BIORE NOSE STRIPS. I love these and totally blanked but its would have been a good addition I think!
- Flowers – I totally blanked on putting out pretty flowers but it would have helped with ambiance I think.
Let me know if you do this in the comments!
Happy Spa Night!