With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your date night glamour. And regardless of whether you’re heading out for a romantic meal for two, having a pamper night in yourself or going out for Galentine’s Day cocktails, the best part of the night is getting ready (aside from the chocolate and sweet treats, of course).
Read on for the ultimate girls’ guide to Valentine’s Day…
If your plans for the evening include a candlelit dinner and champagne with your partner, we’ve got just the beauty products for you, from a glow-boosting sheet mask to the perfect cheek and lip stain.
Make sure skin is prepped and glowing with a super hydrating face mask for a lit-from-within glow. We love the Huxley Sheet Mask – Oil & Extract that’s infused with skin-plumping ingredients such as Prickly Pear Seed and Cactus Extract.
When it comes to makeup, keep it simple and sophisticated by drawing attention to just one area of the face. For super sultry eyes, the Jillian Dempsey Kohl Liner in Brown adds subtle definition and depth and can also be smudged across lids as an eyeshadow, and paired with lashings of a fluttery lash-lengthening mascara such as La Biosthetique’s Perfect Volume Mascara makes for a sexy and dramatic eye look.
For the finishing touch, don’t forget to add some sparkle to elevate your outfit with some jewellery. The Carpediam Diamonds collection has chic and modern, but classically beautiful pieces.
If your Valentine’s Day looks like takeaway and trash TV, why not treat yourself to some TLC with some of our pampering products too. Enhance your body regime with a luxurious velvety-smooth body oil such as Made for Life Organics Tone & Firm Body Oil, then cosy up on the sofa with a calming JOGBLiving SLOJO Candle.
For the ultimate DIY spa session, give yourself a mini facial with the Gorgias London Transformative Facial Oil that works overnight to brighten the skin. Massage the oil into your skin with Wild Source Apothecary’s Jade Facial Roller that aids lymphatic drainage, boosts blood circulation and sculpts the contours of your face for a tighter, firmer complexion.
If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day and heading out for cocktails with the girls, we’ve got all the head-turning beauty essentials you need.
A health dose of Jillian Dempsey’s Cheek Tint in Scarlet across the cheeks adds a natural, rosy flush and can also be doubled up as a lip tint for a perfect red pout.
For super-smooth and shiny hair, we’re inspired by this season’s red carpet looks which saw lots of glam waves, from the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz. Style your own Hollywood look with GHD’s Curve Classic Wand that creates perfectly smooth waves, and don’t forget to add shine with Color Wow’s Pop and Lock Gloss.
Lastly, a spritz of Helm London’s Sandalwood & Black Pepper Fragrance will make you truly smell irresistible.