Happy Monday y’all!!! I hope y’all’s weekend was nice & relaxing! My sister came home for the weekend (she lives 3.5 hours away) and I thought what better way to hangout and relax together than with an at home spa day! My sister and I have always loved being pampered – thanks to our Gram for teaching us at a young age to enjoy the finer things in life. 🙂 Growing up we would always play spa day and dress. I remember our mom putting cucumbers on our eyes and putting masks on our face. It always made me feel so beautiful and special!
Fast forward 20 years or so, and spa days still make me feel beautiful. 🙂 There’s just something so relaxing and perfect about at-home spa days. You don’t have to go anywhere and you can wear whatever you want! I love getting my nails done, but I also love doing my own nails (and my sister’s) nails too! It saves money, but more importantly it allows you and your friends to just catch up and spend time together. My sister and I don’t get to spend a lot of time together, so I always want to make the most of our time when we do get to see one another!
7 ways to pamper yourself + your bestie this weekend:
1. At home face masks
I love the new Be Berry line from Formula 10.0.6 – they all smell heavenly and they have such an amazing selection for all skin types! My favorite masking tip is to use 1-3 different masks at the same time! I break out in my t-zone, so I love the mud mask for that area, but I am dry and sensitive sometimes on the right side of my nose, and on my cheeks! Targeting each area with a different mask will help your skin look even more amazing! 🙂 My two favorites are the Be Berry Fresh Balancing Mud Mask and the Be Berry Ready Daily Foaming Cleanser (smells SOOO GOOD!). My sister’s faves are the Be Berry Bright Exfoliating Mud Mask and the Be Berry Sassy Exfoliating Face Scrub. 🙂
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2. Put on something comfy
I’m all about a comfy tee when I want to relax! So throw on your jammies, a tee, a robe, whatever you feel super comfy in. Fuzzy socks are also a must! My faves are the ones from Bath & Body Works.
3. Play Some Relaxing Tunes
Create a spotify playlist so you can always have a go-to list for relaxing tunes! Some of my favorites are Relax & Unwind, Good Vibes, Songs to Sing in the Shower, Summer Songs (good current top hits!), Soak up the Sun (chill summer classics), Britney Spears Playlist (never gets old <3), and HIIT-Pop (not relaxing, but good for impromptu dance parties or working out!), and this one (perfect for all my fellow 90s loving pop ladies!). I love listening to Pandora too. My favorite Pandora stations are Today’s Hits Radio, 90s Pop Radio, and Musical Spa Radio (if you’re really wanting the spa ambiance at home!).
4. DIY Mani + Pedis
Just brightening up your nails and toes can instantly make you feel good! My go-to color is always some shade of pink. I love them all! Im soon obsessed with this line of nail polishes – the last SO long and they don’t require a gel UV light to cue them. I get at least 1 week to 1 1/2 weeks before my nails chip, which is amazing. With typical polishes, my nails are chipped within 1-2 days! Definitely check these polishes out. They’ll save you a lot of money over-time and they last forever! They’re on Amazon too, which I LOVE because I’m all about that free 2 day shipping!!! This light pink is one of my faves right now – it’s what I’m wearing on my nails and toes in these pics! My sister is wearing this hot pink color! 🙂 To get maximum wear, I apply 1 coat of the Kur base polish, 2 thin coats of the Lakur color, and 2 thin coats of the Kur Gel Genius Top Coat.
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5. Watch Your Fave Movie
I’m all about a mindless rom-com or TV show. The other day I was with my sister and my mom, and the song Benny and the Jets came on. We said that it reminded us of the movie 27 dresses, because she belts out that song during the movie. My mom laughed, and she told us that was the first ‘big girl’ movie we were allowed to see. 🙂 Some of my favorite weekend moves are Legally Blonde, Miss Congeniality, The Man in the Moon (an oldie!), Steel Magnolias, The Help, 13 Going on 30, She’s the Man, The House Bunny, Uptown Girls, an Sydney White! Growing up, those have all been favorites of mine at one point or another. 🙂
6. Sip + snack on something yummy
A glass of fruit-infused water is always so refreshing, especially in the summer! My fave combos are strawberries + mint leaves, blueberry + coconut, and orange + raspberry! It’s always nice to treat yourself to something yummy to eat, too. Donuts, chocolate covered strawberries, and a huge plate of cut-up fruit are all amazing treat to share with your bestie!
7. DIY Hair Masks
If you don’t have anywhere to be, it’s an awesome time to give your hair some extra love too! Coconut oil is one of the easiest and best DIY masks you can use on your hair. It’s best to heat it up before in a microwavable bowl. Count oil is solid at room temp, and above it becomes liquid! It’s a lot easier to put on (and take off) when it’s melted! Rinse with really warm water to ensure it’s all out, then blast your hair with cold water for 30-60 seconds after it’s all out for added shine. 🙂 If you’re not into DIYing, here are some of my favorite hairs masks! This mask is awesome for shine (my current fave), this one is awesome for blondes, this one is super affordable, this mask is great for very damaged hair, and if you’re looking for an all-around amazing mask, this one is worth the splurge!
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What are your favorite ways to pamper yourself with a friend? Let me know if you try any of these! 🙂 Sometimes just a little girl time is all you need!
Hope y’all have a great week! XOXO
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