How to Have a Badass Halloween—And Stay In

Mask and chill

Caitlin M.
ByCaitlin M.

If finding the perfect costume, stocking up on the perfect candy, and making sure you have solid plans for both nights of Halloween partying has sent you in to fits of panic, relax. There's an alternative—and in this editor's opinion—a better way to spend the 31st: staying in! What could be better than cozying up with a good movie (ahem, Hocus Pocus) your favorite beauty products, and some tasty treats? Nothing!

So we're bringing you everything you need to have a badass Halloween from the comfort of your own home.

1. Treat yo self

Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask ($11.99)

hair food moisture hair mask

Before settling in for a night of epic indoor fun, hop in the shower for the best treat you can give yourself—or at least your hair. A luscious hair mask is not only on the top of this editor's "best night ever" list, but it's also actually necessary in terms of weekly hair maintenance. This one from Hair Food is paraben and mineral oil free and is formulated with honey and apricot fragrance so you'll smell heavenly. Influensters love how this product leaves hair soft and manageable, no matter your hair texture!

2. Set the mood

NEST Pumpkin Chai Scented Candle ($64)

nest pumpkin chai scented candle

After a solid hair mask sesh, there's no better way to get in the festive spirit than with a pumpkin-scented candle. This option from NEST is not only a hardcore nod to fall with notes of wild pumpkin, spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon, but it also is an Instagram-worthy candle if we ever saw one. Who will be getting all those Halloween Insta likes now?

3. Turn it up

DAVIDsTEA Pumpkin Pie Matcha ($9.98)

davids tea pumpkin pie matcha

Naturally, this night-to-end-all-nights will need a killer beverage to accompany. And what do you need to take this night from zero to 60 in no time? Antioxidants and pumpkin pie, obviously. This classic matcha recipe from DAVIDsTEA is infused with pure pumpkin pie spice to deliver some festive fun along side your daily dose of antioxidant green tea. Oh and the caffeine in matcha will help keep the party going—at least until 10 PM.

4. Do something for Snap


sephora collection hand mask argan

Clearly, this night will need to be documented properly on Snapchat, so a sheet mask is a must. Although there are a number of totally bizarre face masks you could opt for, we're making a petition to make the hand mask the new sheet mask. This option from SEPHORA is a nourishing and totally Snap-able set of hand gloves. Not only can you channel your inner creepy horror movie villain, but you can also have the hands of an angel thanks to this Argan-infused set. (Word to the wise: Maybe only wear one glove while you Snap to avoid a bit of a mess.)

5. OK, actually turn up

Angry Orchard Hard Cider Crisp Apple ($16.77)

angry orchard hard cider

If you're really looking to make this night next level, may we offer you a cold one? If antioxidant matcha doesn't hit the spot, perhaps an Angry Orchard will. This classic, no frills hard cider is a great option for sipping on between singing out the lyrics to "I Put A Spell On You" while wishing you were the fourth Sanderson sister.

6. Hit the sack

Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack ($18)

too cool for school pumpkin sleeping pack

After a truly rowdy night, give yourself the ultimate reward of sleep. This adorably Halloween-y sleeping pack drenches skin with pumpkin extract, vitamin A, and carotene to hydrate and detoxify. Use this as you drift off into slumber, and we promise you'll be the only one looking wide awake and glowing the next morning at brunch. 

What are your top picks for a perfect night in? Share with us your picks!

About the Author
Caitlin M.
Caitlin M.
Runner. Music lover. All things nachos. Follow me on Instagram: @caitlinsmiller