Escape. Relaxation. Renewal. What's on your menu for the evening?
Whether you're hoping to evade the latest emotional roller coasters or simply looking to reunite with old pals, a classic Girls' Night can serve as an entertaining and relaxing conclusion to an endless day or week. Forget the movie-style pillow fights in bras and panties and get ready for some serious pampering and story swapping.
Some suggestions to make your chosen venue into a home-spa extraordinaire:
Set the perfect atmosphere for your Femmes Only Shindig.
Offer a scrumptious menu for your gal-pals but don't overindulge. A tummy-ache the next morning is not optimal! (Trust me -- after fast food, cookies, potato chips, candy, ice cream and donuts all in one night -- I've been there!)
Give your face a lift
Typical routine for facial cleansing, done twice daily (morning and night), includes washing, then toning (use astringent or a toner to maintain the proper pH balance), and finally moisturizing. Weekly routine is an enhanced process, with the following steps: steaming (fill a sink with hot water, drape a towel over your head and the sink, and relax for about 10 minutes), deep cleaning (exfoliate or use a powerful cream cleanser, like Noxzema), apply mask, toning, and finally moisturizing (apply moisturizer to only the dry or tight areas of your face).
Products that will be especially valuable to you include: Face Scrub (exfoliating face wash), toner or astringent, and a mud or clay-based masque. Gather as many girlies in the bathroom sink area as you can fit and get to work. Steam treatment is a great relaxant after a stressful day. Next, use the face scrub to fully exfoliate and remove dull skin gently but effectively, or simply deep clean your face with a cream cleanser such as Noxzema.
Rinse your face and proceed to the next step: apply a generous layer of the mud masque to your face, paying special attention to your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) as well as any other trouble areas. Mud masques are my savior the night before a big event, a date or a special occasion -- the wonder of this treatment is that the masque will lift the oils from your skin and transform your face into a beautifully smooth and soft rendition of its former self! No more worries about red blemishes or oily patches -- usually within two days of applying the mask. Finally, toner or astringent can be used, followed by moisturizer, both of which should be applied to the face and the neck with middle and ring fingers in circular motion. As you complete this routine on a regular basis, your skin should become flawless and radiant.
Spoiling yourselves after a long day -- Manicures and pedicures
Adventuring into new makeovers and hairstyles
Points & Prizes Keyword: NIGHT worth 50 points good through 12/23/07