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5 Self-Care Ideas for You and Your BFF that We’re Totally Into

This week, we want to talk about some SUPER important self-care ideas for you and your bestie to enjoy together! Self-care is fun and all, but self-care with your best gal pal is a necessity. So here are our top 5 favorite self-care ideas that we love to do together!

1. Face Masks

We LOVE facemasks. Sheet masks, clay masks, super gooey masks, we’ve tried them all. While we don’t get to do them often, we treasure our time together on the couch procrastinating homework in our facemasks. It’s just one of those things you can only do with your best friend, unless your boyfriend is interested in walking around with pink, bubblegum smelling slime on his face. Besides, your BFF can’t judge how ridiculous you look in your facemask, because she’ll end up as your snap story if she doesn’t watch herself…

2. Cooking 

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Nothing makes you feel better than snacks with a friend. Whether it’s baking cookies, cookin’ up some rainbow stir-fry, or teaching your BFF how to make your legendary risotto (that’s right, I said legendary) cooking with your best friend is 100% cathartic, AND you eat afterword which makes any situation that much better!

3. Binge Watching 

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We might not watch TV often, but when we do, we go HARD. Our personal fave binges are Bones (RIP thanks for nothing, Netflix) and Game of Thrones (because obviously). Binge watching with your favorite gal pal is hysterical because at one point, you know exactly what’s going on when she knows nothing, OR you keep asking 1,000 questions while she is “Just trying to watch the damn show and literally cannot deal with you right now”. Bonding at its finest, you really can’t go wrong.

4. Caffeine Breaks 

We like to travel for our coffees, okay? It gives us an excuse to get outside and talk crap about anything and everything while satisfying our constant need to be caffeinated. And honestly, who can blame us? We’ve traveled in rain, snow, slush, and sweltering heat to get to our favorite coffee stops, and we’re always looking for an excuse to try out a new place! Sometimes, you just need an extremely long coffee adventure with your best friend to relieve you from the stress of the day.

5. Random Adventures! 

Let me premise this by saying that Mel and I are lucky enough to live in like, the coolest city in the world. So, naturally, we take as much advantage of it as we can! From froclicing through the fens, to bounding around Boston Common, we love to go out and just see where our feet take us! Honestly, you can do this with your bestie no matter where you guys live, and of course, with countless adventures comes plentiful selfies. So, of course, here are a few of our shameless snaps of our many outings in the city…



We hope our many ridiculous adventures inspire you to test out some self-care activities with your friends! Because nowadays, it’s seriously important to stop and smell the roses (or tulips), so why not do so with your bestie?

Makenzie is a current Senior at Emmanuel College studying Communications + Media Cultural Studies and Performing Arts. (Try saying that three times fast...) She's been a part of her school's Her Campus chapter since it's very first semester, and has been chapter advising for 2 years. Makenzie is also a National Writer for HC's beauty section, Campus Trendsetter, and former HC Community Development Intern. Makenzie is incredibly excited to be finishing up her last semester as Co-Campus Correspondent of HC Emmanuel. Interested in joining yourself? Hit her up anytime! 
A small but mighty 5'4 female who is a lover of dogs, all things chocolate and fashion. Sophomore at Emmanuel College.
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