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Held every year on November 11, Singles Day is a Chinese holiday that celebrates your deep, crippling inability to find a man (only kidding). Just as we all should be doing, the Chinese are livin’ their unattached lives to the fullest year-round, but are especially thankful to be single on November 11, when they shop ’til they drop and go out partying. This is the kind of holiday we can get behind!
Originally just a college tradition, Singles Day is now celebrated nation-wide, and has inspired a huge sale event that some of China’s biggest companies partake in. Over the years, it’s grown to take on wider markets, hitting the US and UK, and now, Australia.
This year, we’re jumping aboard the Singles Day hype and are throwing a killer sale event of our own! With big discounts to be had on brands such as Dermalogica, Lonvitalite, FreezeFrame and more, think of RY as your one-stop shop for some must-have products perfect for pampering your single self.
Keep reading to find out 11 ways you can treat yo’ self this Singles Day, and the items you should invest in to make it happen. We’re taking you all the way from your workout to getting ready to head out, and back to hitting the hay later that night.
If you overlook the fact that you’re submitting yourself to physical torture, there’s nothing more invigorating than a good workout. What better way to celebrate being single than investing a little time into your body and exercising those muscles?
Once you’ve finished your workout, you’ll probably be feeling it almost immediately. Alleviate those aches and pains with the Salt Lab Magnesium Oil, a topical spray that can be applied to joints or muscles for instant relief. Pick it up at 20% off this Singles Day to make your me-time even better.
Nothing says pamper sesh better than a long, relaxing soak in the bath, especially after a workout or a long, hard day. To make your time in the bath even more of a luxurious experience, throw in some bath oil or salts, which will let you unlock the powers of key botanical ingredients.
We love the Relax Me Bath Salts from The Physic Garden, which as a brand uses all-natural ingredients. This particular blend of calming salts draws on lavender, geranium and rose for a gorgeous scent.
Scrubs are a definitely trending in the haircare world at the moment, as they’ve been revealed as a perfect way to unlock shinier, smoother hair and a healthier scalp. Thankfully, Parisian brand Christophe Robin will be available at 20% off this Singles Day, meaning you can pick up the Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt cheaper than ever.
Work through wet hair, really focusing on the scalp, and then rinse out after a few minutes. When the hair is dry, you’ll notice it feels amazing and appears more lustrous.
Next up is prepping your skin for a deep clean, and what better way to do so than double cleansing? Renowned clinical skincare brand Dermalogica is a big proponent of this method, and they’ve tailored their product range to suit with the famed PreCleanse and new PreCleanse Balm.
Master the double cleanse by starting with something oil based that will penetrate the pores and dredge up impurities. Then, follow with your favourite gel or cream based cleanser to truly wash away any leftover residue. Keep an eye out for discounts on Dermalogica this Singles Day…although we may not be able to tell you when and what, we can assure you, the savings will be unreal!
Your skin needs exfoliation to help encourage fresh, new skin cells, which in turn, helps to prevent against ageing signs and resurface breakout prone areas. Give your visage a little scrub a dub (you’ve done your hair, after all) with an exfoliant of your choice.
If ageing is your concern, opt for the KORA Organics Age-Defying AHA Facial Exfoliator. Stricken with acne and visible pores? The Medik8 Pore Refining Scrub will come to your rescue! Finally, an all-rounder we love especially for dry skin is the Antipodes Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator, enriched with natural ingredients. Pick ’em up at 20% off this Singles Day.
Face masks are the absolute best way to give your skin a refresh, and it helps that the actual process of popping them on involves luxuriating a little. At the moment, we’re loving sheet masks, as they’re easy to use and come in an array of different types to suit various skin concerns.
This Singles Day, we’re giving you 20% off Lonvitalite, who are known for their high quality sheet masks. Opt for the C5 Coffee Mask to awaken a tired complexion, the S3 Red Wine Silk Mask to moisturise and firm, or go all out with the 24K Gold and Collagen Eye Masks to give the eyes a boost.
Another customer-fave brand we’re obsessed with for Singles Day this year is FreezeFrame, the authority in innovative anti-ageing and perfecting solutions. Getting a little nervy about those crow’s feet starting to creep up? Chill, FreezeFrame have got you covered!
Dubbed the new non-surgical alternative to Botox, FreezeFrame with Inhibox is killer at erasing fine lines. For the under eye area, the Boost Eye Roller will be your new BFF. FreezeFrame also boast body products, including Brazilian Butt Lift and the Stretch Mark Eraser. Did we mention all their products are going for a whopping 25% off this Singles Day?
Dry brushing is a new technique that’s been proven to work wonders for cellulite, as well as dry skin and rough patches. Pick up a soft-bristled body brush at 20% off this Singles Day to start buffing away at any problem areas.
The Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush, equipped with cactus bristles, is a favourite for dry brushing. If you’re into totally eco-friendly products, the Eco Tools Bamboo Bristle Bath Brush is also ideal for scrubbing away those imperfections as part of this practice.
A fresh fake tan can make you feel like you can take on the world…seriously, if you don’t believe us, just try it! There’s something about looking bronzed and glowing that does wonders for your confidence. If you’re heading out on Singles Day, get to tanning once you’ve stepped out of your relaxing bath.
After ensuring you’re all exfoliated, grab a mitt and your tan of choice to get started. We’re giving you 20% off Loving Tan this Singles Day–this brand is beloved all around the world, and gives you the most gorgeous, deep bronze tan. You’ve got the options of Medium, Dark or Ultra Dark for varying shades of golden brown.
Hitting the town this Singles Day? Step up your makeup game with some high quality blending tools, such as a new sponge or set of brushes! Blending can be a drag if you don’t have the right products in your arsenal, but achieving pro status is easier than you’d think!
The ModelCo Magic Makeup Blender Sponge is a light, fluffy sponge that makes bouncing makeup into the skin a complete breeze. Use this for foundation, concealer and other cream or liquid products. For the eyes, we love any of the brush kits from Sigma. Spoil yourself with the Ultimate Copper Eye Brush Set, or pick up the basics using the Basic Eyes Kit. Makeup complete? You’re ready to party Singles Day away!
When you’ve returned home from whatever Singles Day antics you’re up to, it’s off to bed. Maximise the benefits you get from a good night’s sleep with some snooze-enhancing products from The Goodnight Co!
Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase to help skin and hair breathe throughout the night–this means you’ll wake up looking refreshed and gorgeous, rather than the post-night out mess we’ve all come to know and begrudgingly accept. To spur on sleep and help you drift off with ease, spritz a little of the brand’s Sleep Mist onto your pillow.
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I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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