February 07, 2019
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time of year to celebrate love — whether it’s with your partner, friends, family or self-love.
For me, Valentine’s Day has never been the exclusive ground of romantically-involved couples —so, whether you’re heading out for a date-night with your significant other, celebrating Galentine’s Day (Valentine’s with your girlfriends) or indulging in some self-care, here’s my top picks to get loved-up and Valentine’s Day ready!
Whether you’re going out or staying in, starting your Valentine’s Day prep with a long soak in a hot bath is guaranteed to have you feeling all relaxed and glowing. Pop on a face mask (Leahlani’s Meli Glow is great pre-makeup for a glowing complexion), add in the Romeo + Madden Coconut Milk, Rose & Ylang Ylang Bath Salts, light a few candles and settle in!
Once you’ve soaked for 15-20 mins, you can give your body an all-over scrub. The H Is For Love LIN Purifying Scrub gently sloughs off dead skin cells whilst moisturising the skin. Follow up with their Glowing Skin Balm for skin that is petal-soft and glowing from head-to-toe.
If you really want to amp up the relaxation, add a few drops of Leahlani’s Bless Essence to your tub, and pulse points afterwards.
For make-up, I always feel like Valentine’s Day is a fun time to create a sweet & sultry look, in hues of soft pink. I love Hynt Beauty’s Pinkbelle Lipstick for a fun pop of pink. Use it on the lips & cheeks for a cohesive (not to mention effortless) look.
Tight-line the lashes using a soft brown pencil, ending in a subtle upward flick. Brown is more subtle and softer than black, and if you use a pencil, it doesn’t matter if you aren’t well practiced at applying eyeliner. Use gentle back-and-forth motions along the lash line to fill it in and give the illusion of thicker lashes — if your hand is quite unsteady, you can then buff or smudge out the edge with a clean eyeshadow brush or your finger. Trust me, this method is fool-proof for all.
Make sure to curl the lashes and finish with plenty of mascara for full, flirty lashes. Hynt Beauty’s Nocturne Mascara is lengthening and dramatic — perfect for Valentine’s!
How will you be spending Valentine’s Day?