Valentine’s Day is this month. Here are a few tips to get you ready for a romantic date:
Create well-hydrated and glowing skin
Put your best face forward on date night by exfoliating your facial skin and applying a hydrating masque right after to enhance it. While in the shower, use a body scrub/polish to exfoliate any dead skin to reveal a softer, smooth, vibrant and glowing skin all over. Immediately after stepping out of the shower, moisturise with a rich body butter or body oil for a beautiful, scented finish.
Get a red manicure and pedicure
Well-groomed cuticles and hydrated hands can make your hands look younger. A few days before Valentine’s Day, get a manicure and pedicure to prepare for your romantic date. Your nails don’t have to be super long to look good; just make sure they are neat and trimmed. Well-groomed, red nails will give you a bold and polished look.
Go for a soft, curly hair look
Soft curly hairstyles, whether worn up or down, offer a very romantic look that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. If your hair isn’t naturally curly, create curls all over your head with a small-barrelled curling iron held vertically. You want your hair to be touchable and soft, even if it means a few strands are out of place.
Use natural and soft make-up
Complement your hairstyle with soft and pretty make-up. Keeping your make-up more natural is best to allow your most beautiful self to shine. Apply a foundation that matches your skin tone and then a little bronzer all over with a slight brush of blush on your cheekbones. Make sure to fill any sparse areas of your eyebrows, use your favourite lash-lengthening mascara and finish off with a red gloss lip shade that suits your skin tone.
Pick your signature scent
If your valentine has a favourite scent that you wear, I would recommend wearing that. Slip a pocket-sized bottle into your bag for refreshing if you can.
Darla Dilbert is the owner of Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa and has been a qualified cosmetologist for the past 32 years.