• Girls’ Night In: 10 Essentials for a DIY Spa Night {in Hoboken}

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    Let’s face it, sometimes a #PumpkinPinterestParty doesn’t cut it, and you want a little more R&R. That’s where a spa night IN comes in handy. Some tips and tricks to get you started {based on my experiences hosting one a few months ago}:

    1. Make a Playlist.

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    No spa night is complete with out some calming music to get your zen on. I suggest Enya, Norah Jones, or something similar that is relaxing to you. Pandora has some good stations to peruse. Of course I have Enya’s whole Greatest Hits station since I use it will driving in rush hour traffic.

    2. Get Supplies.

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    While I like keeping it local most of the time, if I need something specific, I’m going to trek my way out of Hoboken. Harmon Beauty Supply in Edgewater (725 River Road) was JUST the ticket. They had legitimately every “mini” item you could possibly need to create a spa night. Done and done.

    Some supplies you may need from here:

    – mixing tins

    – spray bottles

    – mini water bottles

    – baggies

    3. Wine. And Wine Wipes.

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    While the “health” aspect of wine has often been debated, there’s no doubt that it’s relaxing! So drink up, and then use some of these “Wine Wipes” from Washington General Store to wipe away the purple stains on your teeth. Win/win.

    4. Get Essential Oils. 

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    These can be found at the Edgewater Whole Foods, as well as some locally at Organic Basic Foods on washington. Here we used chalkboard labels from Pinyada.co and made some  yummy bath salt creations. I added rose petals and lavender, and then the girls added a mixture of their fave essential oils {think: lavendar, jojoba, orange, peppermint, etc}. So calming, and it smelled delicious.

    5. Make Party Favors.

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    No good party is complete without party supplies…so every guest got a mixing bowl {for their face masks}, a towel, a bag filled with spa goodies like exfoliating gloves from Harmon and Whole Foods, and some oatmeal soap.

    6. Make some Rose Water Mist.

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    I found an organic rose water bottle from Whole Foods for $19.99, and then we each poured that + a desired amount of rose petals into a spray bottle…and voila! A refreshing mist you can use and store in your fridge to use in weeks to come. It smells AMAZING, and feels so wonderful.

    7. “Healthy” Snacks.

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    You’re treating the outside of your body, so why not treat the inside of your body? We had some relatively healthy snacks, including my friend Tiffany’s yummy brownie bites which were gluten and dairy free + made with coconut oil! They were so yum.

    8. Hire a masseuse.

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    Yes, you heard right. Take your night in to the next level and hire a local masseuse to come to your house and give the girls mini massages. Pictured here is a masseuse from the Hoboken Wellness SpaSo luxurious to have someone massage the stress away!

    9. Candles, galore.

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    No shortage of candles all around the house for a night like this. Make sure they are lead-free and all-natural! 

    10. Face Mask DIY Central.

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    Mix your face masks, and wear your bathrobes…and it’s pretty much a party. All you need is a pantry filled with honey, sugar, coconut oil, powdered clay {you can find it at Whole Foods in their “spa” section}, egg whites, and any other ingredient you’ve been dying to try on your face. First exfoliate your face with coconut oil and brown sugar, and then pick your face mask material. Here are a few recipes you may want to try from HG’s pinterest page.

    So there you have it. A relaxing, fun, girls night in that will get your skin glowing and melt away the stress. You can also add in mani/pedi stations but we kept it mostly face-related. ALMOST as fun as last year’s pumpkin pinterest party

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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


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