The Perfect Night in for £50!

I’ve said it before; I’m definitely one of those girls that prefers a night in relaxing rather than a night out on the town.  My idea of the perfect evening is a cup of tea, a good book, music, good food and company.  When I was challenged by Money Supermarket to have the ‘perfect’ night in for only £50, I thought – that’s a doddle!  I set aside one evening last week and made it my ‘official evening in’ and here is what I got up to!

night in 1
Bath time!

night in 2 night in 3

Food, pamper and cuddles with Balthazar!

Green tea in my Morrissey mug, new candle and book!

As soon as I got in from work I ran a bath for myself to relax before the evening ahead.  I used the new Timotei Organic Delight Range (which is free from parabens, sulphates, silicones etc) to wash my hair with.  I also picked up a little essential oil from the Muji sale which was £2;  I adore adding essential oils to baths as they make the whole bathroom smell incredible, this lime one being super invigorating and delicious.  I also added the Aveeno Bath and Shower Oil which I recently got because my eczema has been playing up, it’s a creamy oil which smells like oats which is lovely but can get a little sickly!  I’ve discovered that I like to pour a few drops of this into the bath and rub some into my body whilst in the bath too!

Secondly and maybe the most important part of the night;  food!  Me and the Snooks family love takeaways, one of our favourites being a chinese called Dinner Box from the Just Eat website.  I ordered a selection of our fav dishes, included honey ribs, crispy fried vegetables, sea-spiced aubergine, noodles etc! 

Once fed and bathed I’m pretty much the most content!  I changed into my dressing gown (it’s SO soft and from and had a little cuddle with Balthazar my little hamster (I’m going to introduce her properly to you all very soon).  Then I lit a candle I treated myself to just for the night as my current one is running out.  It’s from Muji and called Nashi which means Japanese pear and it smells SO GOOD.  I then  jumped into bed with a cup of green tea and a new book I’ve just started reading.  It’s called ‘The End of Alice’ by A.M Holmes.  It’s not the loveliest book I’ve ever read as it’s told from the perspective of a paedophile in jail (controversial, I know) but the story so far has been intriguing. 

Chinese Takeaway: £28.10
Timotei Organic Delight range: £6.98
Muji Lime Oil: £2
Aveeno Oatmeal Bath & Shower Oil: £5.46
Muji Candle: £3.99
Book on my Acer Tablet: £5.99

Total: £52.52

Now I’m a tiny bit over budget, but the beauty products I purchased can be used multiple times so you are getting moneys worth with them!  And instead of a book I could have listened to music on Spotify (my new favourite band being Little Comets – check them out) or I could have watch some TV online for free (been loving Hannibal, Dates and Breaking Bad recently, not to mention that the final season of Dexter has just started).  But I really enjoyed this challenge and I’m looking forward to seeing other ‘night in’ blog posts!

The winner of the Money Supermarket Big Night In wins a prize too so fingers crossed for me too!

What would your idea night consist of? 




  1. July 7, 2013 / 10:05 pm

    omg, the food looks so good

  2. July 7, 2013 / 10:41 pm

    I agree, recently I have been opting for nights in rather than going out! Your night sounds just like my perfect evening! Jealous of your Chinese takeaway – sounds delicious!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  3. July 7, 2013 / 11:13 pm

    I am a face mask lover through and through so my nights in typically include a steamy bath, candles, face mask and Netflix marathons of Lost or Grey's Anatomy. Perfection!

  4. July 8, 2013 / 12:55 am

    I don't think the Diptyque candle necessarily fits in with this challenge…

    • July 8, 2013 / 8:21 am

      Hello. If you had read the post then you would have spotted that I said my current one is running out and I bought a new and affordable Muji one to replace it. I totalled up the Muji candle in the cost, not the diptyque one. Thanks.x

  5. July 8, 2013 / 1:45 am

    I'm with you! I've always been a bit of a homebody. Even though I love going out with friends, there's nothing I love more than a quiet night in getting cozy with tea, a comfy blanket, and my kindle! Or the Sims. Or Netflix. That's always fun, too.

    This was a lot of fun to read, Kate! Now I want to kind of do a post of my own like this.

    Em from Mascara Warrior blog

  6. July 8, 2013 / 9:18 am

    Sounds amazing, i really want to try some of these products.

    jess xx

  7. July 8, 2013 / 12:17 pm

    i really like the decoration of your bathroom!!! simply beautiful 🙂

  8. July 8, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    I am like you, even though I am a university student and 19 I just love staying in and have a nice night with family and friends! normally consists of movies, treats and catch up 🙂
    I have adored Little Comets from the start, I met them at a small festival in like 2007 and fell in love from then on! They didn't tour in Newcastle when I was at uni last year, so just waiting for them to come back 🙂

    Katie xx

  9. July 8, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    Your bathtub looks so comfy. It sounds like such a great night in. I like all the products that you've bought!
    xo, Maria

  10. July 8, 2013 / 4:26 pm

    So relaxing! Now I really want to try Timotei!

    diana <3

  11. July 8, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    This sounds like my kind of evening

  12. July 8, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    That sounds like an excellent night to me. Where did you get the lights by your bath? They are lovely. My ideal night in would be takeout (charlies from just eat) and a good action movie with the hubby, followed by a massage then having my back tickled until I fall asleep. Heaven 🙂

  13. July 9, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    I love Aveeno! It makes you smell like a bakewell tart 🙂

    What's your Acer tablet like? I was thinking about getting a tablet, but the iPad is a little out of my price range.

    Sophie – Red Lips Sink Ships

  14. December 26, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    I've always been a bit of a homebody. Even though I love going out with friends, there's nothing I love more than a quiet night in getting cozy with tea, a comfy blanket, and my kindle! Or the Sims. Or Netflix. That's always fun, too. 😀

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