This year is all about embracing staying in and with the darker evenings, it’s the perfect time of year to embrace a cosy night in. From face masks to foot soaks, our head-to-toe pamper plan is sure to elevate your regular night-in to a luxurious spa experience that will leave you looking radiant and feeling calmer. Prepare for relaxation.
1. Set the scene
In order to have the ultimate cosy night in, you need to set the scene. Tonight is about tuning out the world and tuning in with yourself, so switch off your phone. Now, pop the kettle on and brew yourself something warm and soothing, no matter if that's a peppermint tea or hot cocoa with a mountain of whipped cream and extra marshmallows. We like to top our hot chocolate with some of our Free Fellows Gummy bears for the ultimate treat.
2. Have the ultimate bath
Instead of your typical morning splash and dash, enhance bath time by adding flower petals, coconut oil, or a drop or two of your favourite essential oils to the water. Then, hop in, take a deep breath and soak up all that stress-relieving goodness. Take the time to do a hair mask, light a candle and let the stress of the world wash away.
3. Enjoy a movie
When was the last time you got lost in a good movie? It can be whatever genre you want – pick a movie that you love or one you’ve been meaning to see for ages but never had time to watch.
4. Light some fairy lights
Opt for some fairy lights in order to make your room as cosy as possible. Hang them around the mantle piece to make the room feel just a little bit magical. Or even put up your christmas tree early, we won’t judge. everyone knows a few candles will help to create the perfect atmosphere, too. A cluster of jar candles on the hearth or coffee table will bring a warming glow to any living space.
5. Cosy loungewear
A great reason to have a night in, is there’s no dress code! So you can relax in your favourite pyjamas, snuggliest knitwear and even your slippers, Whatever works for you Make sure the heating is lovely and warm and pile your sofa with throws and comfy cushions.
6. Movie snacks
If you are looking for a tasty treat to enjoy while you watch your movies, then our gummy bear rocky road is the perfect recipe for you to make and enjoy.
200g digestive biscuits
200g dark chocolate
2-3 tbsp golden syrup
100g Freedom Mini Mallows
100g Free Fellows Gummy Bears
Step 1 : Place 200g digestive biscuits in a freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin or just the side of your fist until they're broken into a mixture of everything between dust and 50p-sized lumps. Set aside.
Step 2 : In a large saucepan melt 135g butter or margarine, 200g dark chocolate and 2-3 tbsp golden syrup over a gentle heat stirring constantly until there are no or almost no more lumps of chocolate visible, then remove from the heat. Leave to cool.
Step 3 : Take the biscuits, 100g Freedom Mini Mallows and up to 100g of gummy bears, and stir into the chocolate mixture until everything is completely covered.
Step 4 : Tip the mixture into the lined baking tin, and spread it out to the corners. Chill for at least 2 hrs then dust with icing sugar and slice.