Mudd Original Face Mask (a) / Revlon Nail Polish (b) / EcoTools Sustainable Moisture Socks (c) / Matalan Fur-Lined Slippers (d) / Tesco candle (e) / Millies Cookies Treat Box (f) / The Body Shop Thirsty Feet Moisture Socks (g) / Boux Avenue Mini Booty-Style Slippers (h) / Jo Malone Home Candle (i) / O.P.I. Nail Lacquer Java Mauve (j) / Kiehl’s Deep Pore cleansing masque (k)
Do you ever get bored of simply giving gifts? I know it sounds ridiculous, but I hate the idea of giving someone a gift and then never seeing it again. Selfish as that may be, I prefer to give gifts that can be enjoyed and a day be made out of it. So for this Mother’s day –18th March for all you naughty people who don’t know- I am treating my lovely mammy to a special night in. My at-home salon experience will consist of many a enjoyable activities, there will be new gifts and home made gifts, new things and old things, the room will smell like flowers and there will be an air of joy filling the room… Or at least, that’s the idea.
I done a spot of shopping today and got a few bits for the special night in, obviously for genuine stalking reasons, I have not included any specific items which are here next to me, but if you’d like to create the perfect girls’ night in for you and your mam –or mum, mummy, mother, ‘ma’- then I’ve included a few pieces you can buy and a few suggestions of what you might already have lying around.
Before she comes home, light some candles and prepare the goodies; I tend to buy pillar candles in bulk from Primark or Tesco, but Jo Malone do some fabulous candles, perfect as gifts and keepsakes –some people don’t like to light fancy candles. Any goodies your lovely mam likes pop into small sharing bowls/plates around the living room –or salon area of choice – or bake your own cookies and cupcakes for a personal touch. I would do this but I’m just a failure in the kitchen, so Millie’s Cookies’ Treat Box would be perfect –and no one will know…
Face masks are an essential part of a typical girl’s night in and let’s not kid ourselves, it will never not be funny seeing your mother –or anyone for that matter- with what looks like shit caked on her face –FYI. go for something chocolatey. Go for mudd sachets which can be bought from Boots, or up the ante and treat her to a deep pore cleansing Kiehl’s masque –not just a mask, it’s a masque- which she can keep for a few more uses after Mothering Sunday. Whilst your caked in face masks, what is the next most obvious thing to do? Manicures. If you have a set of glue on falsies lying around take them round and treat her to a full set –I get mine from Boots which are around £8 for 200 nails, glue included.
Use your favourite moisturiser to give you and your mam an at-home foot treatment, pop on some moisturising socks before wearing some cosy new slippers. There is simply nothing better than wearing new slippers –so bouncy. Oh I forget to mention, you simply must be wearing pyjamas, it is a necessary part of girls night; that and an ugly flannel headband.
Pop on your mother’s favourite dvd –something like The Notebook I am imagining, but it may well be a movie about Margaret Thatcher, who the hell knows- and dig into the goodies; you could even let your mam sit back and relax whilst you style her hair. Take round your stylers and hair products and just play around with funny hairstyles. And don’t forget to take some snaps! You know, for Instagram and all that –wink.
I think a night like this could be done so cheap, maybe even free if you have all the goodies, and it’s such a thoughtful gift to your mam; she deserves a relaxing day off. Treat her like a queen and get to know her all over again, get her to tell you the story of her first love –again- and the dreaded ‘The day I gave birth to you…’ story that we secretly all love. Have a lovely mothers day with your mammys, ladies!
Some items to include you may have lying around already:
- Hair stylers/brushes
- Hair products e.g. hair oil, hairspray, hair masks
- Tanning products/tanning mitt
- Waxing strips/tweezers –get those brows tamed
- Nail polish/Manicure products
- Make up/brushes –give the ultimate mother makeover
- A bucket load of lotions and potions for bedtime