With friendship day coming up (5th August), it’s high time to think of that one person in your squad who is there for you above everyone else.
Despite how many Facebook friends we have or followers on ‘gram, there is probably only one person from your social media flock who is there for you, both online and in real life. You know exactly who this person is. This person lets you ugly-cry on their shoulder, is most likely to answer your crisis call in the middle of the night, lets you endlessly tag them in online memes, and is the one person you can rely on to motivate you when you’ve found yourself at the bottom of a Ben & Jerry’s feeling supremely sorry for yourself. They show us they care by giving us the kick up the backside we often need and telling us exactly how it is, as much as we hate it at the time. As well as giving us some much-needed tough love from time to time, they also take credit for our uncontrollable laughter and showing us the type of love that you know will make your friendship last a lifetime <3
So, with that said, we’ve put together some of our favourite ideas to help you celebrate friendship day.
Seized mostly by romance, the term ‘date night’ is long over-due a revamp. Instead of saving it for your romantic partner, use it to focus on the person that’s there for you at your best and worst. It’s time to friendzone ‘date night’ and what better way than to stay in, pick your best of Netflix, grab some popcorn, totally ignore watching the film playing in the background that you spent hours to decide on with some much needed catch up goss…
We’re always craving some time to unwind and pamper ourselves. Whether it’s beautifying our skin or giving our hair some much needed tlc (we know a thing or two on this topic by the way), treating yourself to some decent pamper time with your bestie is always a good option. Indulge your hair with a Moroccan Oil conditioning treatment and rejuvenate your skin with an Elemis exfoliating mask. You could even do this together on your date night. Bliss.
Nothing beats good old-fashioned retail therapy. There’s a reason they call it retail-therapy. According to studies the feeling of escapism that comes with shopping allows us to be creative, instils us with mental preparation by visualising how we’d use our newly bought items and allows us to socially connect with others. But there’s a warning label of over-indulgence attached with this one – so be mindful! With that said, set your budget with your gal and shop away your stresses together.
The world is such a big place and who better to explore it with than your bestie? Okay, so our budget might not exactly stretch to a 5* thrill seeking adventure get away in Bali, but hey, we bet there’s places right on your door step that you never even knew existed. What about that new bar you drive past every morning thinking “I need to check that place out” but never actually get around to doing it? Or taking that road trip up to the place you and your mate have been talking about for like a decade? Well, it’s about time you did something about it! Grab your picnic basket, some moisturising SPF protection, your retro hair scarf to keep your mane in tact on the open road plus your fav shades, you know, those rose-tinted heart shaped ones, and hit the road this summer.
Win a Spa day for two in our Friendship Day Competition
Okay, so you’re probably thinking we should have led with this, but nevertheless we have an amazing competition for you in celebration of Friendship Day.
If you fancy winning a spa day at a nationwide chain for you and your bestie check out what you need to do below:
1. Grab your friend and book a service together before 12th Aug and receive a FREE bonding treatment* for both of you.
2. Take a selfie together at your appointment and share on Instagram using the hashtag #RegisFriendshipDay to enter!
*To qualify for the free bonding treatment offer you and a friend must both receive a service together at a Regis salon by 12th August. Appointments must be at the same time (or following each other) on same day. Not valid with any other offer or discount. No alternative services apply. Subject to availability. Full t&cs apply.
Tell us how you’re spending your friendship day by tagging us @RegisUK and using the hashtag #Regisuk. Better yet, visit a salon near you with your mate and take part in our competition using #regisfriendshipday and win that spa day!