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Plan the Perfect Galentine’s Day

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What are your suggestions for a fun lady’s night in on Galentine’s Day?

OUR EXPERTS ASKED:

We love the idea of having your besties over for a spa night in honor of your female friendships — because February 14th is not just for couples! In our opinion, you can never go wrong with the four Ms: Mood lighting, Munchies, Masks, and Manicures. Follow our guide below for a night of fun!

Mood Lighting

Set the mood for a relaxing night with a scented candle. You can try our Freesia Candle, Lumira’s Persian Rose Candle, or Panier de Sens’ Rose Geranium Candle, which add a feminine touch and look ultra-chic at the same time.

If you’re not too keen on lighting candles indoors, use a cheerful room spray to brighten up the place. The delicate floral aroma of Shelley Kyle’s Lorelei Room Spray or Carthusia’s Fiori Di Capri Room Spray, inspired by a bouquet of hand-picked carnations, is sure to create a charming ambiance.

Munchies

There’s nothing more welcoming than a sweet treat! Pick up Lord Jones’ Valentine’s Day Gumdrops in their limited edition Passion Fruit flavor. Each gumdrop contains 20mg of full spectrum hemp-derived CBD to help you and your guests chill out. You can even pop one into a glass of white wine, rose, or champagne. Cheers!

Continue to feed your sweet tooth with chocolate! Pop open a box of our custom MarieBelle New York Chocolate Caramels to share on this special occasion. If your friends love our apothecary just as much as you do, our neon DRUGS sign, Allegra the cat, and our Rose Salve designs are sure to bring smiles!

Masks

The only thing better than doing an at-home facial alone is masking with friends.

Always start a facial treatment with a cleanse. Bioderma’s Sensibio H20 Make-up Removing Micelle Solution, paired with a cotton pad, is our go-to micellar water. Alternatively, simplify your cleanse with Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O Wipes, also suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Here is where the fun begins! Try a Foil or Peel-Off Mask from K-Beauty brand Pure Aura. For a dazzling selfie, try the 24K, Glitter, Rose Gold, or Hologram finish. Keep the mask on for 20 minutes, while your skin underneath is being soothed, hydrated, and rejuvenated. You will find your skin feeling softer, more supple, and radiant!

Alternatively, you can choose to renew skin with Dr Dennis Gross’ Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel. These signature daily peeling pads combat three common signs of aging: uneven skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Simply tear open the first packet and use the wipe over your face, avoiding the eyes, to exfoliate away dead skin and remove impurities. After two minutes, use the second wipe, infused with alpha hydroxy acid, to nourish and balance skin.

Always follow a mask or peel with a calming and hydrating moisturizer. We recommend Dr Dennis Gross’ Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion, Hanskin’s Hyaluron Moisture Cream, or our Deluxe Facial Moisturizer.

Manicures 

Remove all existing polish quickly without the need of cotton with Nails Inc.’s Express Nail Polish Remover. Its acetone-free formula is rich in collagen to promote nail strength, growth, and cell renewal. Just dip and twist your fingers inside a pot lined with pre-saturated remover sponges. To remove gel polish, reach for Nails Inc.’s Gel-Less Remover Kit.

If nail repair is your concern, Perfect Formula’s Gel Coat Manicure Set includes two fortifying treatments in a clear or pink gel finish with keratin to strengthen and protect your nails from peeling, splitting, and breaking. Finish with a gel polish in Nude Rose or Soft Pink.

Feeling bold? Try Deborah Lippman’s sanguine red Gel Lab Pro hue “Lady Is A Tramp” or Nail Inc.’s berry colored “All Fired Up” polish with added charcoal to protect your nails against harmful pollutants.

Want some extra shine? Make a statement with Smith & Cult’s metallic ballet pink shade “Certain Sweetness” or metallic fuchsia polish “Palace in Wonderland“. For extra glitz, try Deborah Lippman’s bubblegum pink glitter Gel Lab Pro polish “Candy Shop“.

Don’t forget to add a top coat for longer wear! You can never go wrong with Perfect Formula’s My Favorite Top Coat, which has a tough, fast-drying finish with UV protection.

Lastly, you must not neglect your hands! Moisturize dry cuticles with our classic Rose Salve or our Assorted Lip Salve Tin Trio, complete with Rose, Sakura Rose, and Lavender. Finish your manicure by moisturizing dry hands with our  rose scented West Village Rose Hand Cream or Deborah’s Lippman’s Rich Girl Hand Cream, strengthened with shea butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil, and SPF 25 full spectrum protection.

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If you're inviting your gal pals over on February 13th, plan an at-home spa night with the four Ms: Mood Lighting, Munchies, Masks, and Manicures!
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