There’s nothing better than spending time with your best gal pals whether your having a movie night, going for brunch or going out for cocktails in town. I don’t know about you but I have definitely noticed the hype based upon Galentine’s Day over the past few years. I love the concept of the day supporting true friendship and celebrating how your girls will always have your back during the good times and the bad. Women power is very prominent in today’s society and for all the single girls out there, Galentines is the perfect occasion to get your best friends together and have F U N no matter what you’re doing. More importantly, it avoids any Bridget Jone’s blips on the run up to Valentine’s Day when you are single and surrounded by all things revolving around LOVE (BLEUGGGGGH) … we have all been there.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of collaborating with St Enoch’s (a shopping centre based in Glasgow’s city centre) who asked me to come up with the perfect “Girly Goodies” box to celebrate the Galentine’s occasion. I jumped at the chance to be able to create something special for my best friend. There’s nothing that I love more than buying presents (as well as wrapping them) so fore me, this was the perfect collab. With many brands to choose from, I decided to make my purchases from Kimbles Chocolate, Debenhams makeup counter and Topshop.
We all have a group of friends with different interests and tastes (pardon the pun) but who doesn’t love chocolate and sweets? Nothing says that you love your best friend more than treating her to Kimble’s confectionary, especially with the fancy hand crafted chocolates and cute packaging. It’s safe to say I went a bit crazy in Kimble’s and managed to spend around £25 in the shop, clearly I have a sweet tooth. Despite offering luxury hand crafted chocolates, Kimble’s is very affordable even for us students and is the perfect gift to give a friend especially if there into neatly packaged items and chocolate that looks too good to eat.
I purchased a selection of nine hand crafted Belgian chocolates (that look delightful btw) that just cost £11.95 and come in a cute heart and lashes box that can be reused for bits and bobs. (I am trying my best to be ethical by recycling and reusing boxes and anything that contributes to being more eco-friendly).
The love heart marshmallows and ‘I ❤ You’ marshmallow lettering retails at no more than £5 each as do the chocolate lollies retailing around £5 also. I’d definitely recommend you to have a look and purchase some confectionary goodness if you live in the Glasgow area, especially if you love supporting independent brands.
Do you plan on having a girly night out this Galentine’s or want to treat your friend? Topshop has the cutest accessories and outfits that are always on trend as many of you know.
For my “Girly Goodie” package I decided to purchase silver hoop earrings, a cute clear tote bag that is perfect for carrying all of your essentials and a leopard print black slip dress, perfect for dressing up and down. Earrings cost around £7 each, the bag £22 and dress £38 (even 10% less than that if you have a student card).
I also purchased a pair of Doll Lash sets at just £10. This brand is one of Topshop’s concessions. The lashes come in a compact case and the lashes are amazing for enhancing and volumising your lashes for a glam look.
So… when I was at Debenhams I went to the Too Faced makeup brand counter. I came across the “Better Than Sex” mascara and what celebrates girl power and Galentines Day better than that? Your single friends are sure to love this. Especially with this mascara getting an amazing 4.5 star review for length and volume. This mascara retails at just £19 making it a great and affordable gift for a friend or even yourself.
Remember it’s always important to treat yourself and even your friends every once in a while. This Galentine’s day (13th of Feb) make sure to round up your friends and do whatever you love doing best. Be sure to check out St Enoch’s centre if you live or are planning a trip to Glasgow. There are so many great stores with great products and services as well as a food court to suit everyones tastes.
Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week
Lots of Love,