Bring some Zen back with the girls!
It’s the very beginning of 2019, and the celebrations have only begun to settle as the rush and chaos of the real world started taking over once again. It often seems too busy and hectic for the slowest and coldest of seasons, and you feel like a bit of hibernation is in order to reboot and help your mind and body heal from all the craze. However, even if you cannot press “pause” on life for the time being, the least you can do is organize a lovely spa night for you and your gal gang, so that you can spend some quality time pampering and rejuvenating those pores.
Let’s take a look at a few surefire ways to host such an evening of pure indulgence and self-care, where each and every one of your ladies will get a chance to relax, unwind, and find that source of Zen within!
Noms at the ready
What’s a gathering without snacks, right? There is no way a basket of hand creams and fancy nail polishes could save the day if you keep your girls hungry or resort to ordering pizza. This is that special evening when you should all be pampered inside and out, and your menu plays a vital role in keeping your mind and body fully nourished for the entire occasion.
For starters, exchange a few ideas with your girls. Maybe you can all pitch in with home-made healthy snacks, such as sugar-free muffins, protein-filled pops, or fresh veggies and fruits to dip in a variety of sauces. Keep it colorful, fun, and keep it fresh, so that you can all enjoy!
Create a soothing atmosphere
Now that you have your menu under control, it’s time to set the mood. The key ingredients to a perfectly tranquil atmosphere include stimulating all of your senses to an extent. We’ve started with tasty, healthy treats, which is an excellent way to stimulate your sense of taste and further inspire your appetite for enjoyment. Move on to a bit of soft background music, and you’ll soon feel the need to hum from sheer joy.
Then, make sure to prep your fragrance diffuser with the right essential oils to add a gentle, soothing scent to your setting. Add scented candles to the mix, and you’ll soon have the lighting taken care of, which will only add to that relaxing vibe. Finally, strategically organize your room and spread out throw pillows and soft covers for extra comfort, especially for a cold winter night by the fire!
The pièce de résistance of your evening, and the purpose of your little get-together, your skincare selection should be sublime. Why? Because your pores have suffered enough. Enough of the cold, harsh winds, the stuffy office rooms, the smoky bars, the smelly gyms, the everything else that can play havoc on your complexion. This is your evening of skin-salvation, and a long-overdue one at that.
This calls for another chat with your gals to determine their skin issues. Opt for a variety of hydrating masks, deep-cleansing scrubs, lovely lotions, and perhaps post-cleansing creams for sensitive skins that need an extra gentle touch of care. True, you can make some of these on your own, which means you’ll have a beautifying DIY session as well, so take your pick depending on your mood!
Don’t forget your lovely locks and nails
In addition to skincare, your scalp, your hair, and your nails deserve the same level of attention on this special day. So, while you’re preparing your beauty treatments and defining your little schedule for each self-care endeavor, add a few options for revitalizing hair with those nourishing masks, scalp-friendly treatments to reduce dandruff and itching, as well as various oils to truly enjoy the benefits of pampering your locks.
You don’t have to be a big fan of manicures, but even just the essential hand-care treatments can do the trick to heal those chapped, dry patches caused by the winter chill. If you’re feeling funky, you can add some new colors such as vivid green, crimson red, or midnight blue, to spice up your nail-look a bit!
Turn it into an eventful evening
Doing nothing has its perks, and let’s face it, few of us have enough time to cover all of our favorite topics during those day-time coffee dates, so a good gossip session is always welcome for your evening of fun. However, you can take it up a notch and turn it into a movie night of your favorite flicks, whether they are those classic romantic comedies, or something more philosophical.
Then again, a simple guided meditation or a few breathing exercises can be more than enough to inspire you to enjoy your Zen mood even more, so take your pick and enjoy your last minute of your girls’ night in!
Ultimately, listen to your inner self, and make sure that your needs are met. Talk to your friends to include everyone’s wishes, and chances are you’ll turn a one-time event into a tradition to keep your winters much warmer and yourselves pampered!