If you're not in New York—or another participatory city—tonight, enjoying the widespread fanfare and festivities of Fashion's Night Out (I, for one, am off to fête my ballet-fitness guru Mary Helen Bowers at J.Mendel this evening), and are nevertheless in the mood for a relaxing primp-fest, good for you! I will be later on. Below, find our suggestions for an ITG-approved Fashion's Night In:
Nails : We’re very into RGB’s latest shades. Not least because 3/4 of them are shimmery, and remember the Olympics? Way back when? The polishes come in gold, bronze, and silver. Award yourself.
Face : We recommend attempting face masks solo, as you will look seven types of insane, and that’s best done without anyone having proof. The best part of the process is removal, a.k.a the incredibly gratifying peel-off. The Boscia Luminizing Black Mask (once praised by Leigh Lezark as a “Bioré pore strip for your face”) is especially satisfying in that regard, though it is also very black, and slightly tingly. It's fun. There is also the SK-II facial treatment mask, which looks pretty horrifying. It's a cotton mask with eye/nose cutouts, making it look like a prop from Jeeper's Creepers, but it's soaked in vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids that managed to leave my face feeling like I just soaked it in miracles. American Psycho monologues optional. Follow that up with a good moisturizer, like La Mer’s new miracle baby.
-Lips: Try Fresh's Sugar Lip Polish to exfoliate your mouth, and slick on a lip balm afterwards. You know we're fond of La Mer's The Lip Balm, but Dr. Hauschka's Lip Care Stick has a place in our hearts, too.
-Eyes : For tired under-eyes (already? it’s possible, trust), I'm liking Talika’s Eye Therapy Patch and Tracie Martyn’s Lotusculpt Activator and Quick Fix Eye Pads (the latter can also be applied to anywhere you feel like you need wrinkle rehab, which for the overly expressive among us, may be all-over).
Body : Shower and exfoliate your bod with Fresh’s Sugar Body Scrub (which is also beloved by Lily Aldridge and which, we warn you, will make you want to eat every damn sweet thing you see and make you smell like a human cinnamon bun), and slick on our latest obsession, Goe oil. It’s revitalizing, long-lasting, and you warm it up between your palms and apply all over your body. You will smell like heaven. I'm not kidding.
Entertainment : Keeping current events in mind, I'm personally torn between 1957’s Funny Face (hello, timely Diana Vreeland references, hello, Fashion Week, hello Audrey and Fred Astaire!) and finishing season 4 of The West Wing (oh hey, Democratic Convention!) on iTunes, but for more classic makeover fare to match your itinerary, there’s Clueless, How to Marry a Millionaire, Grease, pretty much every John Hughes movie ever, She’s All That, you get the drill.
Also, Ladurée has out a new line of macarons out named Les Incroyables. They are, rather predictably, incroyable. If that sort of thing interests you.