For the past few years I've been working till late or travelling home from Aberdeen on Valentine's Day, so getting ready for any date plans felt rushed and stressful as opposed to the fun it should be. Luckily, this year I'm not going to be working the Sunday and so I'm very much looking forward to having ample time to get ready. Playing with makeup & beauty is one of my favourite things to do - if you couldn't already tell - and the prospect of planning out a look for the evening fills me with nearly as much joy as the thought of the food that awaits.
Whilst I've not quite nailed down the look I'm going for yet, I do have a rough idea of the products I'll be reaching for on the day, so I thought I'd share a few of my Valentine's Day beauty picks with you all... as well as an exciting Valentine's giveaway if you stick around till the end!
FaceMy skin is behaving surprisingly well at the moment, so I'm not planning to go for any overly heavy coverage, but I'll definitely be reaching for my beloved Nars Sheer Glow for it's natural finish. I always feel a bit more made up if I have a bit of contour action on the go and so the Sleek Contour Kit will undoubtedly be making an appearance!
I'm losing track of how many times I've mentioned my current obsession with highlighters, so it's no wonder that one of my main focuses for my face this Sunday will be the highlight! I feel like going for a softer, quite girly look and so I think Benefit's High Beam will be perfect for this with it's peachy tone and subtle glow.
EyesAs much as I wish I had the Urban Decay Naked 3 in my collection at the moment I'm going to make do with the fantastic value of the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette instead. These rose toned neutrals are perfect for pretty much any occasion and I'm excited to pair them with some super fluttery false lashes! I never used to be a big fan of false lashes, but over the past year they've become an essential part of my beauty arsenal. If you struggle with falsies, like I used to, then be sure to tune in tomorrow for a few tips and tricks!
LipsRecently I've found myself reaching for some new shades for my lips, taking a tiny step away from the dusky pink shades I typically favour. Whilst I doubt I'll ever get over my love of a dusky pink, I have been enjoying some slightly bolder pinks and I think Valentine's is the perfect time to experiment with them a bit more! I've already raved about the Kiko Milano Creamy Comfort Lip Liners this week, and as I'm going to be indulging in plenty of food on Sunday night I think a good lip liner will definitely be needed. I'm thinking about going for the fuschia liner with a bit of balm over the top for a pop of low fuss colour.
PerfumeI've managed to amass a considerable perfume collection recently, with lots of deep, luxe scents that would be perfect for a cosy date night. At the moment I'm finding myself reaching for Cherry Blossom from The Library of Fragrance most days and despite it being one of my fresher offerings I think the sheer floral with the hint of fruit makes it a beautiful choice for Valentine's. Plus, the sturdy yet small bottle means it's perfect for popping in my bag in case I fancy a little spritz on the go. Always a bonus in my eyes!
Ernest Jones have very kindly offered the chance to win a gorgeous charm bracelet from Chamilia worth £150 to celebrate Valentine's Day! Jewellery is always a popular choice come Valentine's day and it's safe to say that Ernest Jones have a brilliant range of Valentine's gifts to choose from this year. So if you fancy winning this beautiful bracelet to treat someone special, or even just as a special something for you, then check out the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!
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