I love a good ol’ sleepover. There’s nothing better than catching up with your mates over a belly-busting bowl of popcorn with songs from your childhood blasting out and managing to squeeze in mini mani and facial at the same time. That’s exactly how it played out a few weekends back, when I trekked to my hometown for a night-in with two of my oldest pals (I may have accosted them into letting me riffle through both their makeup bags too, posts in progress). It was the perfect sleepover serving if I say so myself. So this weekend I’m whipping it into a takeaway ‘do-it-yourself if you fancy’ menu. The music, the food, the beauty…

THE MUSIC: A sing-a-long playlist including: Blu Cantrell – Breathe, Usher – Burn, Destiny’s Child – Say My Name, Pras – Ghetto Superstar, Jennifer Paige – Crush, Fat Joe – What’s Love, TLC – No Scrubs, Savage Garden – Truly, Madly, Deeply and way more. In fact I’ve popped our favourites into a little playlist should you require your own sleepover soundtrack.

THE FOOD: We may have gone a little wild on the food front. M&S Caramel & Pretzel Chocolate Clusters were the ‘oh balls we’ve eaten the whole pack in five minutes‘ surprise. Mini Jaffa Cakes, M&S Percy Pigs and Chocolate Covered Toffee Popcorn were also consumed in large quantities. Don’t worry though – we finished up the leftovers for breakfast. Standard sleepover behaviour.

THE FACIAL: I was in charge of the set list for this step and plumped for a trio of skin cleaners, buffers and nourishers. We all began with makeup removal, then we moved onto step one: cleanse. For this I dug out the Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask, if only for comic value. It’s a self-foaming mask that signifies it’s ready to be rinsed off by expanding into a Santa-like beard. Faux foam beards removed we went for a polishing offering; Aromatherapy Associate’s Essential Enzyme Peel. Once it had done its fruit acid thang we moved onto one with more hydrating properties and slathered on a thick layer of Avene’s Soothing Moisture Mask that we slept in till morn. Polished, glowing skin was ours come the am; thumbs up all round.

THE MANI: Knowing that my toes were in need of a repaint I lugged my Red Carpet Manicure Kit all the way down from London and got to work with the shade I Own the Runway. I’ll spare you a picture of that. Lauren studied the ways of the gel polish world then decided to go for the same black cherry shade on her tips. Mel is the Queen of nails, with the ability to varnish on some of the neatest self-made paint jobs I’ve seen. She neatly laid on with Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer in Bare Haze and remarked that it’s been her go-to shade of the season.

Loud singing with Mariah Carey-esque gestures/triple threat facial/eating till you can no longer move: optional. Girlie gossip: mandatory.

  • Anna Blush

    I love a pamper night and sleep over combo, so much fun! x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • TheEverydayFace

    I have reached a point in my life where a manicure set like the Red Carpet one is necessary…where did you get yours from? :)

    theeverydayface.blogspot.com.au

  • http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/ Rinica Warner

    Percy pigs! :D …just had a huge flashback with that music playlist! Oh my word musics just not what it used to be haha

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Pip Warford

    love this post! was such a sleepover fiend back in the day, definitely gonna recreate when i’m back home for Christmas :) x

  • Hannah

    Loving the playlist!

    Hannah
    Girl+World

  • Maddy Cane

    Looks like a lovely evening, I love the look of that Red Carpet nail kit! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    ♥

  • Lifestylesheblogs

    Enjoyed reading that lol! Love your blog viviannadoesmakeup x

  • http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/ Emma Be Beauty
  • Ella

    Sleepovers ftw!

  • http://www.letitbecosy.com/ Rocio G.

    Reading this has taken me back to uni days… I miss those sleepover nights! Might organise one during christmas break! :) thanks for the idea! x

  • Gita Bončina

    Hah, this looks and sounds awesome :)! Good choices, girls :)!

    xx

    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

  • Jessica Rose

    Sound like you guys had a fun evening….all it needed was an appearance from Ryan Gosling and it would have been the best night EVER!!! ;)
    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

  • Ellen P-H

    yay for percy pigs!

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

  • KatHorrocksMUA

    Definitely the rule to eat the leftover stash for breakfast! I can often be found sat in bed eating pick n mix the morning after my girlfriends have stayed over hahah :)

  • http://thefashionistabubble.blogspot.ca/ Naghmeh

    haha love this!! Ashanti <3 That manicure set looks pretty cool, might have a look into that!
    xo

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Ah, I haven’t had a proper sleepover in a while, and this one looks like so much fun! Perfect music and makeup goodies. I really have to try that Malin + Goetz mask :)

  • CSI Beauty Blog

    That is possibly the best playlist I’ve ever seen! I think a girly sleepover is in order for me and my friends asap, if only for face mask photos!

    http://cosmeticsshoppingandintoxication.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Afeeyah Chiika Cherrydungamaza

    Aww sounds like you had loads of fun; in need of a sleepover

    Afeeyah xo

    New post ~ http://smilerrr.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/caudalie-instant-foaming-cleanser-review.html

  • Marleen

    Looks very ‘gezellig’!

    onadailybeautybasis.blogspot.com

  • poppy

    Love reading your blog but really wish it was iPhone compatible like Lily’s is as it’s much easier to read. I always save blogs on Bloglovin until night time but when I expand this one to read more the text stays very tiny. The leading page is fine but to read the rest is tiring on my eyes. Your site doesn’t seem to detect mobile formats :( A model Recommends is perfect to relax/read. I realise there may be a reason you don’t choose mobile reading for your site but hope someday you will.

    • Nicky

      I only read it on my phone and it’s fine, when I zoom in it goes huge. Get an android

  • Heels Forever

    Love having sleepovers! Having one next week so going to use your tips to prepare. Will have to find some products for the triple threat facial and will definitely have to make a playlist xx

    Heels Forever

  • Jennie-Bug

    Sounds like the perfect night! I need to invest in some of those face masks, they sound pretty amazing ;D

    http://www.thewhimsicalsparrow.com

  • Rachel

    so cute, definitely want to try those face masks!xx

    beautyfanatic18.wordpress.com

  • A Stubbs

    I love this post just for the damn playlist! Yes, Anna! :) xx

    http://www.hausofamy.co.uk

  • Sylvia
  • Charlotte Lucy Philpotts

    Sounds like the perfect sleepover! x

    amuchprettierpuzzle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.zoetrope2468.com/ Zoë Baldwin

    I looove Percy Pigs – they’re my favourite lolly ever! I just wish we could get them in Australia. Looks like fun! x x

    http://www.zoetrope2468.com

  • http://pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com/ kirsty thompson

    Percy pigs! Yum! Loving the playlist too, some blasts from the past x

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

  • Ruby@TotalModisch

    Percy pigs are my fave! It’s all about the reverse percy pigs though… x

    http://www.totalmodisch.blogspot.co.uk