In a relationship, single, or 'it's complicated' Valentine's Day shouldn't be the only day to put a little TLC into your routine. Not for your S.O you sexy silly lass, but for you!
So, whether you see it as the best, most wonderful day of the year, filled with chocolates, roses and romantical things, or that other dark and insideous V word 'that shall not be named' - you can take these non-tacky tips long past Feb 14 and use them to magic up those feelings of sultry sexy chic in your beauty routine.
Smoky and dark eyes
Just like the naughty but nice contrast between black and white lace lingerie, a touch of darkness contrasted against a nude base in your eye makeup marks the perfect dose of ‘come hither’.
Better than a full smoky eye, which can become a little messy if not properly set, line just above the upper lashes and create a signature sex-siren flick with a fine tipped dark eye pencil. I like the Eye of Horus Charcoal Eye Pencil.
It’s not too dark, and totally smudgeable if you prefer a more blended look – just use the soft smudge tip to soften your line. Totes appropriate for date night, or a night out with the ladies.
Shimmering and soft
Even if you plan on covering up (after all, keeping some things to the imagination is the ultimate when it comes to being sexy) don’t forget to keep your skin soft and smooth. Even if it’s just a bit of bared ankle, arm or even thigh – Oh la la! – remembering to shower your bod in some TLC will help this small bit of skin to shimmer and shine, and leave you feeling special.
Try the golden tones of Prtty Peaushun (pronounced pretty potion) body cream. It not only helps to tighten and refresh skin, it adds a very subtle shimmer and touch of colour – perfect for those who are anti-fake tan, but like just a suggestion of golden glimmer.
Pretty in pink
Pink instantly draws femininity to mind, but doesn’t need to be too sweet and girly. Whether it’s in the soft silk of your intimates, or a touch of pink on your lips, pink will help you get into the mood for romance, or at the very least, help your beauty look shine! Try a pretty pastel mani with the Jacqueline Burchell Lacquer in – Star of the Show for a subtle take on the tips, or go bold with the Shanghai Suzi Lipstick in Fuchsia. And when wearing such a striking lippy, it's even better to have no one to kiss it off! Keep that perfect application pristine girl!
Are you getting into the V day spirit? Will you try any of the above looks? Are these product pics making you crave candy like me? Let me know! - Lauren