So many things have changed in this new normal we find ourselves embracing – no more so than the way we socialise – or don’t.
If you’re starting to fun out of things to the people you share four walls with, reach out to your friends! Normally see your old school friends for dinner on a Tuesday? Set up a time, turn on the oven and have a dinner date via FaceTime.
Just because we can’t leave the house, doesn’t mean girls’ nights have to be a thing of the past.
So how can you make the most of seeing friends through a small screen?
Video Call Happy Hour
One of the best parts of girls’ night is getting all dolled up, whether that’s your new dress you’ve saved for the occasion with the perfect hoops or hairband. Instead of girls’ night in your sweats (like ever other night during isolation), pop on some music, get the girls on FaceTime and get dressed up (to go and sit in the lounge!)
Just cause you aren’t leaving the house, get dressed up with our fave on-trend accessories.
Start a Book Club
Now that you have a lot more free time on your hands…it’s a great time to snuggle up with a good book! Even better, use this time to create a book club with your friends – and when we are allowed out of the house, it’s a great way to catch up! It’s simple, first pick a name for your book club and then decide on the first book! Set yourselves time to read it and then catch up to discuss your favourite bits/things you didn’t like/what you learnt from the book (you can Google ‘book club questions’ for more).
Some of our teams fave books include:
- Everything I Know About Love – Dolly Alderton
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
- Becoming – Michelle Obama
- Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
- Such a Fun Age – Kiley Reid
- Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
- I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
The number one rule of book club? Stay comfy, say in loungewear! FYI number two is have plenty of snacks!
Netflix Party + Chill
Let’s be honest, a lot of our conversations revolve around the latest show we’re watching and whether we love/hate/can’t even with last nights episode. So, don’t let that end because you can’t sprawl out on your besties couch. Instead, set up Netflix Party and gossip away!
Some of our teams top picks for easy watching with the girls include:
- Grace and Frankie
- Love is Blind
- Self Made
- Next in Fashion
- Brooklyn 99
The one plus to being at home alone? You can don’t have to put clothes on, so get cosy in our favourite lingerie and socks!
At Home Spa
One thing that’s had a glow up in the past few years is sleepover makeovers – no longer cucumber on the eyes and some strange homemade facemask concontion, we are all about the brightest and best clay and sheet masks. So set up your phones, pop on facemasks and talk about anything and everything with your girls (just no prank calling, we left that in our childhoods!)
Keep your hair out of our face with our coolest headbands and scrunchies (plus, they make the photos way cuter).
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