If you’re still looking for a way to fill your evenings and spend time with friends without spending too much money this January, than why not plan a pamper evening. Of course you can have a pamper evening by yourself but its a great way to spend some time with friends and help them relax too.
Depending on how many beauty products you own and wether you are willing to use quite a bit of it in an evening, it may be quite a good idea to ask your friends to also bring along a few bits- both beauty and food.
I think it’s always nice to start with cleanser and remove all your makeup to prep your skin for the real pampering. I opt for a balm as I find them to be the most luxurious and also work great for all skin types (although oily skins need to make sure they remove it particularly well). My favourite at the moment is the Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm (£46) as it just gets through everything but doesn’t strip my skin.
Then it’s time for face mask, probably the most important and my favourite step during any pamper evening. I think since most people still expect a green clay mask it’s best to start with that one, I personally have quite dry/dehydrated skin so I usually keep it on for slightly less than the recommended time. I’ve recently been opting for the Gazelli Revitalising Mineral Mask (£40) which I keep on for 10 minutes. I love a good clay mask as it helps draws out all of the impurities in my skin but it also dries my skin out a little therefore I then follow up with a great hydrating mask. I often keep my hydrating face mask on for longer than recommended, sometimes even over night so you can even go on to the nail painting step with this mask on. My favourite at the moment is Clarins HydraQuench Cream Mask which I find hydrates my skin without leaving it feeling oily at all.
Once I’ve removed my mask I like to just follow up with a little skin care; serums, night creams and eye creams are a must.
On to nails and I think it’s quite nice to paint each others rather than paint your own, it’s nice to be able to share colours with your friends and don’t forget some cuticle oil and hand cream at the end. If you have some time than removing your cuticles will really help your nails look more polishes, I love the Butter London Melt Away Cuticle Eliminator (£17).
To set the atmosphere I would really recommend candles and warm beverages such as hot chocolate and tea. You could even ask your friends to wear their pyjamas so they can really relax and possibly even bring a hot water bottle- I find a hot water bottle to be so comforting! You could even watch some films/series whilst you’re waiting for your nails to dry.
Alternatively do this all by yourself and have a long hot bath in between.
How did you spend your Sunday?