Those of you lovebirds getting ready for a hot date this Valentines; we fully understand the extensive preparation and endless hours involved to ensure you look your finest. Whilst it can be a little stressful, NO NEED TO PANIC, we’ve got it covered with some great products to help you relax as you prep and ensure you leave the house feeling your confident best! First of all: plan your outfit the day before (and then stick with your choice) to avoid any last minute wardrobe ravaging melt-downs, and on Thursday set aside a good couple of hours to get ready at a leisurely pace.
To begin, we suggest you put on your favourite chill-time tunes (our fave at the moment is Jessie Ware’s Devotion album), dim the lights and start by taking a nice long soak in a warm, candle-lit bubble bath. We love Molton Brown’s Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Bathing Milk which combines anti-oxidant rich pink pepperpods with warming ginger and fragrant patchouli oil for ultimate relaxation ratings.
Don’t forget a good face mask to ensure that natural, healthy looking glow. HydraQuench Cream-Mask from Clarins smooths fine lines, stimulates micro-circulation and boosts cellular renewal.
Next, ensure your skin is silky smooth and hydrated by lathering on Jo Malone Red Roses Body Crème which will leave your skin nourished and lightly scented with Roses.
When it comes to make-up, the new, limited edition Bobbi Brown ‘It Pinks & Hot Reds’ range couldn’t be more perfect for such an occasion. As Bobbi Brown herself said about the collection: “I love pink and red worn together – it’s a very modern mix and perfect for Valentine’s Day.” The collection includes 4 items, each available in both red and pink shades- a ‘Sheer Color Cheek Tint’ for a just-been-kissed blush, a ‘Creamy Matte Lip Color’ that delivers on wearability time, a ‘Sheer Lip Gloss’ designed to enhance lips and lastly, ‘Nail Polish’ to bring the whole look together. Think deliberate mismatching of colour tones and dare to mix!
Lastly, we, as females all know what hairstyle best suits us and a date night isn’t the time to start experimenting! So do your thing you know works, girls, but don’t forget a generous misting of TRESemmés Touchable Finish Hairspray to ensure that do is kept firmly in place.
Hopefully by now you’re feeling a million dollars, so get those glad rags on, and as a final touch before leaving the house douse yourself with a little Grand Bal, the beautiful new fragrance from Christian Dior and go impress (we defy your man not to fall at your feet the moment he claps eyes on you!) Enjoy ladies! Xx
By Ilana Young