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Published May 16th 2013
Craving a night in? Here's some tips to treat yourself
When everyone's social lives are crazily busy, sometimes it's a nice and refreshing change to just have a good Saturday night in. Particularly with the winter weather more than settling in. But if you're used to donning the heels and a party dress (or suit) and you're not quite sure how to fill your night, here are a few of my favs, whether it's a night to yourself or with others.
Rug up on the couch and get into some good film! Here are some suggestions:
For the girls, some oldies but a goodies: Mean Girls, Coyote Ugly, An Affair to Remember or
For some laughs:
Hercules Returns, Zoolander or The Hangover.
For some excellent cinema: Melancholia, A Clockwork Orange, Howl's Moving Castle or Spirited Away.
For a good cry: Red Dog, My Girl, Big Fish or A Walk to Remember.
Books Forget about the cares of the world and get lost in another world for a few hours. For some easy reading with a supernatural twist try Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series (aka True Blood). Or if you're looking for something more sci-fi have a read of Ender's Game before the movie comes out later this year. Some other excellent Saturday nights reads might include The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, Shadow of the Wind, Gaysia and Room.
Stress relievers Have a nice long hot bath, write in your diary or blog or take a few moments out to do some Mindful Meditation.
Hair Whilst you're blissfully sitting on the couch or in a hot bath give your hair a some nutrients with some things that can be found around the house. Whip up a 10 minute hair mask using 2 egg yolks, two tablespoons of olive oil and 1/2 a cup - a cup of water. Mix it together and then massage into your scalp (on dry hair). Let your hair absorb and wash out - instant softness and shine.
Grab your favourite moisturiser and some baking soda (or bi-carb soda) and make yourself a little facial treat. Pour about a 20 cent sized piece of moisturiser onto your palm and then add small amounts of baking soda (or bi-carb soda), mixing with your fingers until it makes a paste. Apply to your face and leave for 10 minutes. Buff the mask off using your favourite scrub and moisturise. Your skin should feel clean and refreshed.