Let the countdown to Valentine’s Day begin! Whether you’ve got a hot date, or dinner and drinks with the girls, follow these easy (and, who are kidding…fun!) prep steps for the most beauty-ful Valentine’s Day yet.
Jump start your glow with Jergens Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer which gives you a healthy, natural-looking glow in half the time and without having to worry about streaky, orange self tanner. Color starts in just one day and deepens a full shade in three days via Jergens’ exclusive Glow Perfecting TM Complex. Apply daily until Valentine’s Day to give you glowing and touchable, soft skin before your date. $8.99; drugstores nationwide.
In between chores and errands, take ten minutes on Saturday afternoon to strip…Pore Strip that is! Unclog pores and get rid of those unsightly blackheads with Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips clinically proven to instantly remove pore-clogging dirt and oil. I absolutely love these things and use them all the time. If you don’t have a Clarisonic to blast your pores clean, this is definitely the second best thing I’ve found. $5.99; Drugstores nationwide.
While waiting for your pore strip to dry, why not give yourself a quick mani? Try fast-drying Sally Hansen Insta-Dry nail color in Rapid Red (perfect for Valentine’s Day). $4.95; Drugstores nationwide. Another one I like is SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour in “Sample Sale”. Another color I like, that is a little deeper red, is “Personal Shopper”$9; Sephora.com
Channel your inner Kim Kardashian. Apply her new fragrance, KIM KARDASHIAN, on your way out the door, and pop the travel-friendly roller ball fragrance in your bag for mid-date touch ups. The essence evokes Kim’s sultry style, and notes of white soft jasmine, gardenia, and sandalwood are both feminine and intoxicating. Get the KIM KARDASHIAN Eau de Parfum Rollerball 0.33 oz Eau de Parfum Rollerball for only $16.00; Sephora.com
Get irresistible, kissable lips with soothing Love Balm by Jurlique. Before applying lip color, hydrate and moisturize lips first with a blend of shea butter, avocado oil, and delicious tangerine oil. $15, Jurlique.com and Amazon.com If lips are extra dry, you can gently scrub the dead skin off your lips with a great product like Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliant. Once you buff your lips to sexy smoothness, then apply Love Balm and let your lips soak in the moisture.
After ripping apart your closet for the perfect outfit, de-stress in the front of the mirror. Josie Maran makes sexy eyes simple—just sweep her velvety Josie Maran’s Eye Shadow in Valentine over lids and Chianti in the crease for a romantic approach to smoky eyes. A touch of Cream Blush in Sunset is gives cheeks a “flushed” color for the night. $20-$22; Sephora.com