If you’re feeling bummed about missing out on Coachella, then invite your friends over this weekend for a Nochella Pamper Party! Sure, watching live bands out in the desert is fun, but you can still stream some of the shows from the comfort of your couch while you party with your friends. This weekend, call your girls, drink some wine and indulge in some of our favorite pampering ideas!
Create a facial station: Set your table up with a few bowls, small towels, disposable spatulas or facial brushes and your favorite mask. Have a few handheld mirrors handy, too. Give your girls the treat of a multi-purpose mask like GLAMGLOW’S Youthmud. You’ll get all the benefits of a mask and the power of a little exfoliation, as well. If you’re looking for less mess and stress, you can also opt for sheet masks. Tony Moly has a wonderful variety of masks to choose from and they’re budget-friendly, too.
Put together a nail station: You’ll want a few small bowls, nail polish remover, Q-tips, cotton pads, cuticle oil, hand cream and of course, an assortment of nail polish to choose from. You can also make this a bring-your-own-polish party if your friends are particular about their shades. If you really want to shake things up, make it a nail art party and get a little artsy with your manicures. For some inspiration, visit Essie’s nail looks page.
Host a makeup tutorial party: What better way to learn how to master that cat eye than with a little help from your friends? Whether one of you is an expert and can share some tips or you watch YouTube tutorials together, the best way to get confident is practice. Have some mirrors handy and have fun trying out new makeup techniques together.
Throw a braiding/hair party: You don’t have to drive all the way to Coachella to get in touch with your bohemian side. Get your girls together and have fun learning new braids and hairstyles. Pick up a few packages of Blax Hair Elastics and Redken’s Braid Aid to perfect your styles. For beautiful braid and hair inspiration, stop by Abby Smith’s Twist Me Pretty blog. She has so many pretty braids and tutorials, you won’t even know where to start.
Liz Cabrera is a skin care enthusiast who has worked at Planet Beauty for 10 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Long Beach. She has a love for film, jazz and the Humor boards on Pinterest.