The best in beauty for celebrating Galentine's day
Because love is ew
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / February 02 2022
We hate Valentine’s day. There, we said it.
It’s not a real holiday, and yes, you can fight us on that.
So in protest of the Hallmark sham, we’re instead teaming up with our best squirrel-friends to celebrate the more real and everlasting love that is the beauty of friendship.
Because who else lifts us up more in times of need than the platonic soulmates we call our friends?
They’ve saved us from committing to a (regretful) fringe too many times to count, and lost their minds with us over seemingly meaningless information, like the mascaras celebrities actually use. Heck, they’ve even called us out for drinking the kool-aid on dumb beauty hacks like the TikTok sunscreen contour hack.
So, prep the chick flicks and pop the champers, because the magazine and wine party is about to begin — this is everything that you’ll need to celebrate Galentine’s day this year…
Fresh Floral Recovery Mask
We’re suckers for the Fresh mask formulas. And this floral-infused, overnight offering is the new kid on the block. It incorporates passionflower, cornflower, cherry blossom, and peony extracts to calm skin and reduce redness, all while vitamin C and squalane help to brighten, smooth and protect skin as you sleep. It really doesn’t matter how many wines you have when you have this recovery mask on-hand (but of course, always drink responsibly).
$100 at Sephora
Hanami Nail Re-Treat Box
We’re not usually down for promoting slave labour, but if your best squirrel friend just so happens to be in your immediate vicinity, we suggest taking advantage of having a few extra hands around. Nothing says friendship like a manicure circle right? This adorable set from Aussie nail aficionados Hanami includes everything you could possibly need to polish off your nails. We’re talking a ‘Rescue & Repair’ nail serum, longwear top coat, glass nail file, unscented water-based nail polish remover wipes, and (most importantly) a glitter cuticle pusher.
$74.95 at Hanami
GUCCI BEAUTY Nail Art Stickers
You can’t have a manicure circle without indulging in some boujee nail stickers and letting all the haters know who you run with. These iconic Gucci-themed decals turn the classic monogram on its head in a variety of interesting and upbeat colourways. The fact that you have matching manicures with your best friends will just be an added bonus really.
$32 at MYER
ROEMY Edition 1 Discovery Set
We love olfactory offerings that we can share with those we love. This five-piece discovery set makes light work of the generous task with a handful of signature scents to palm off to those nearest and dearest to you.
$49 at ROEMY
Soho Fluffy Crossover Blue Slipper
We firmly believe that comfort is a love language. So why not tell your besties you love them with slippers that allow them to feel like they're walking on literal clouds? These ultra-soft, faux fur crossover slides make luxuriating at home easier than ever. We suggest buying several pairs so you and your number ones can be matching while you chill out because that’s just common sense.
$24.95 at MYER
Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne
While we're usually partial to a White Claw on the weekend, as far as we're concerned, when it comes to special occasions only a bottle of champers can do the trick. Pop open a bottle of yellow label and make a toast to celebrate the historic union that is your friendship with your best friend we say.
$79.99 at Dan Murphy’s
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and beautyheaven.