Friday, 22 November 2013

Five Things Friday: For a Top Night In

This week I've been very poorly, I'm actually writing this from the hospital at the moment, and we all know hospitals suck. Tomorrow night I'm looking forward to my own bed and so this weeks Five Things Friday was inspired by a craving for a good night in, with crappy tv, hot chocolate, and my duvet.

1) You can't settle in to an evening in without having a nice hot soak in the tub, and washing all your stress away. I love massaging Soap & Glory Butter Yourself Moisture Lotion* into my skin once I've dried off. Is it me or do all Soap & Glory bath products smell good enough to eat?

2) Whilst I'm letting the moisturiser soak in and work it's magic (and having cleansed my skin thoroughly) I like to apply a face mask and chill in my towel with some YouTube videos. Mask of choice at the moment has to go to Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask* - I think I have a thing for things that smell good. The scents of Mandarin and Vanilla Pod are extremely inviting, and this mask works wonders at hydrating my skin.

3) The pampering continues in the form of beauty magazines (did you spot me in Pure Magazine, above?), and nail primping. I'm feeling rather festive at the moment so have adorned these glittery Butter London shades.

4) Pampering done, there's nothing left but to sit back and relax with some tasty treats. So, stock up on Haribo's, nachos, and your beverage of choice (I'm partial to a glass of white wine) and slip into your onesie. I love flicking through my favourite blogs and I couldn't do this post without mentioning Jenny Purr, I spent a good hour flicking through all her recent posts and getting lost in it all - a great read.

5) I find nothing sets the mood better than switching off the lights, switching on a good Julia Roberts flick by candle light. I love melting into my duvet with various tea lights flickering on my window sill. Bliss.

What makes a great evening in for you?

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  1. That Soap & Glory Butter Yourself smells amazing!

    Tiny Alis.

  2. I need to get my hands on that Antipodes face mask. I've been reading great things about it. My evenings at home are best spent getting cozy under a duvet with a large cup of tea :) especially now that it's cold outside. Hope you feel better soon, Lauren!

  3. body lotion is definitely in my top five too :)

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  4. Love those nail colours, they both look so gorgeous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  5. I hope you soon feel better. I've want to try that antipodes face mask for ages. X

  6. I hope you are okay gorgeous girl. ha my face in pure beauty, pure hillar <3 xxxxxx

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  8. I really need to try that Antipodes mask! It looks absolutely divine :) xxx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

  9. Hope you're okay! This has made me want a cosy night in sooo badly!

  10. I'm so sorry to hear you're in the hospital! I hope you get better soon

  11. This Friday night pamper is going to feel like an extra treat when you're out of hospital! Hope it's soon.

    Charlotte - xx

  12. Oh dear, I hope you get well soon! I know all too well how horrible it is in the hospital

    My perfect night in usually consists of a bath with a creamy Lush bubbly bar crumbled in, a good book, a slice of cake and some sort of comedy show/movie to lift my spirits :)

    xx Carina

  13. Such a lovely post, and I do hope you are home and feeling better soon. Thank you so much for this series, I have been really enjoying doing it too.
    Kat x

  14. great post. love the body butter! feel better!

  15. Nothing like a relaxed, cozy night in! Feel better!!

    xx Caroline

  16. Oh gosh I hope you start to feel all better soon :)
    The Antipodes mask sounds dreamy, one day I will get around to buying it.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  17. That sounds like a perfect night, you are so invited to my next girlie sleepover, haha. I hope you're feeling much better soon. Take care of yourself!

  18. great stuff :)


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