Monday, 11 February 2013

Valentines Day - Beauty Picks









My Valentines Day Make Up Picks -

Hi lovelies, hope you're all okay, today's post is back to being beauty related and today I thought i'd take some inspiration from Valentines day which is coming up on Thursday and show you my top beauty picks for the love inspired day. I don't really know why these particular products stood out for me as products that were perfect for your Valentines make up look but I just thought they were. Anyway, i'm not going to ramble on too much, I hope you all have a brilliant Valentines day whether you're paired up or not & I hope this is useful if you're doing anything special. Also I know the hearts background is a little distracting but I wanted to inject a bit of 'love' into the post so you'll have to put up with it!

The first pick which I think is essential for V-day would be a really flawless base, whether you're going out for a meal or just chilling with your partner you'll want to have lovely skin, I think this is a scenario where you want to look completely natural and kind of go for the 'no makeup' look but still have good coverage to help blur any imperfections. Therefore I think a really good pick for date night would be the L'oreal Lumi Magique Foundation, (here) this is going to make you look really nice and natural but give you a really subtle glow so you'll look really healthy and glowing, which is definitely a look you should be going for. There is quite a good selection in these shades and its really easy to blend so you aren't going to have any problems with application.

The next thing I think you need to make sure you get right on date night would be your blush, I'm not a massive fan of blusher i'm more of a bronzer girl but there is something about the pinks shades that just make me think of valentines day, you want to have a really rosy glow to your cheeks on a date so I would say that the 'Love at first blush' (here) by Soap and Glory is your perfect product, plus the name just reminds me of Valentines day! Love at first blush has loads of different segments inside it and contains different shades of pink and white so that you get a gorgeous pink blush with a bit of a sheen so it also works as a highlighter again portraying a glowing skin look. Alternatively I think cream blushers work really well, they're amazing for staying powder and they look really natural because you don't want too look too plastered in makeup, the cream blush I've chosen on this occasional is by the Body Shop and it's part of the Lily Cole collection and it's in the shade 'Crazy For Coral' this would really compliment more darker skin tones and look really nice with a tan, this is a very sheer product but you can build it up which means it will be really hard to not end up with a natural finish.

The next thing you want to think about on date night would be your eyes, I think you have to decide whether you want your lips or your eyes to be the feature of your Valentines make up look and make sure you only stick to one. For Valentines day I don't think you want something heavy or bright on the eyes, it's more than likely that it will scare your date away if you turn up with bright green and blue eye shadow, for that reason I decided to start of the eye make up look with a Maybelline Color Tattoo (here) in on and on bronze, they do a selection of shades so pick which one will suit the eye look you want to create. These make an amazing base for eye shadows and are going to keep your eye makeup on all night, this can also look lovely on its own as long as you blend it out into the crease. For shadows I've suggested using the Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay but in all honesty you could use the normal naked palette or any neutral eye shadow palettes, Make up Academy do some great ones. I just think they have a lovely selection of shades which means you can smoke it up if you want to have a more sultry eye look or you can just sweep a neutral color over the lid and add a bit of definition in the crease. Neutral eye shadow in general is just a massive pick of mine for Valentines day. Next you'll want to create some curly, flirty lashes and the best mascara for giving you both amazing volume and length in terms of your lashes would be Benefit's 'They're real' mascara, (here) which gives you the look of wearing false eyelashes without all of the hassle.

The next thing I think is a top must have for Valentines day is a strong lip, depending on the look you're going for you can add some 'va-va-voom' and go all out with a statement bright red lip if you want too, this Kate Moss for Rimmel one in shade 001 (here) is perfect for that and will really draw attention to your lips. Or you can choose to go more subtle with your lips, my two picks are from Soap and Glory and they are the 'Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Glosses' (here), these are really cool because they plump your lips, this is really good for date nights because you can magic your lips too look fuller and bigger really quickly. The two shades I have gone for are a really light nude color & also a hot bright pink, I think it's all down to preference and the lip color you'll feel the most comfortable with.

The last thing you want to make sure look perfect for your date night would be your nails, now obviously your nails need to match you're outfit but the two nail varnishes in my collection that really reminded me of Valentines day was the Barry M Nail Polish in shade 302 (here) and the Models Own Mirror Ball nail varnish in 'hot stuff' (here) which has a little more glitter to it.

Lastly you want to smell really nice so I would slap on your favorite fragrance so that you're smelling sweeet, my fragrance of choice would be the original Juicy Couture Perfume which I love.

Anyway, I hope you have a lovely Valentines day, let me know what your Valentines Beauty must haves would be in the comments & i'll speak to you all soon.

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  1. Great post! Love the nail polish combo :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  2. love the naked 2 palette and the kate moss lipstick is gorgeous :D
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    1. yeah me too! it's sooo nice :) such a lovely shade! xxx

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  3. That Juicy perfume is my favourite! I loooove it.

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    1. yay me too! it smells soooo lovely! xxx

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  4. ♥ all these picks Gem! Love the idea of a Naked palette smoky eye :) I'm dying to try that perfume too it sounds gorgeous. Have a fab valentines day sweets xxxx

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    1. thanks Gem!! :) yeah me too, never fails to look nice! oooh defo try it if you get a chance hun, i can bet you'll love it! hope you have a lovely valentines day too & thank you!! xxxx

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  5. fabulous pics, loving all of them. Would love to try the foundation as I am always on the hunt for a new foundation. Great post xxx

    xoxo
    judith

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    1. thank you Judith! :) yeah it's a great foundation if you want a lighter coverage & more luminous skin xxx

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  6. Gorg Valentine picks Hun!

    I am now following, please check out my blog xxx

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    1. thank you so much! :) i will defo check out your blog too xxx

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  7. Loved this post!
    I love Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy perfume and They're Real mascara!
    Great picks!!

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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    1. thanks em! :)
      yes me too, smells amazing! they're real is defo a product worth all the hype too! :) xxx

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  8. This is such a great post I love it :) I really love the nail polishes, they're so bright and happy :D
    Love Holly x

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    1. thank you Holly! Oooh i know :) such fun shades xx

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  9. Nail Polishes are so cute! That Juicy perfume is my favorite ever!

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  10. I loved this post, it's so detailed :) I'm so desperate for a Naked Pallet, each time my desperation gets worse when I read about one on someones blog, yours being no exception. Glad you've gone for They're Real, best mascara ever... I'm now also tempted by the S&G blush, it sounds good!

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aww thanks Amy, haha I'm glad you like all my detail! awww do it! save up and treat yourself you won't regret it so it's an investment really haha! Yeah I love they're real! :) yeah I love everything Soap and Glory! :) xxx

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  11. Wow nice post!!!:) i'm following you, visit my blog if you want!!:)
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  12. lovely post! and i love your choice of perfume

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    xoXo

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    1. aww thank you it does smell amaze! :) xx

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  13. Great post! Just followed! x

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  14. Everything looks so pretty.I love the Kate Moss lipsticks xx

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  15. i need that naked palette in my life

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    1. do it Kirsty! You won't regret it promise :) xx

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  16. gorgeous post! love all your product choices!!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. aww thanks Paulina! :) glad you liked it xxx

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  17. Brilliant post, great infomation and really good photos. I love you blog!

    Stop by my blog and say hi!

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    XO

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    1. awww thanks so much Victoria! that's such a lovely thing to say! :) xxx

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  18. Oooh this post is such an explosion of pink I love it :) Great picks :)

    Tia
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    1. haha it is, very girly and pink! :) thanks hun! xx

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  19. I love the soap and glory blush xx

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  20. I have a Kate Mosse lipstick and I think it is just lovely! I also adore Soap and Glory, but I've never tried their Mother Pucker range. I'll look out for a review, lovely! I saw a review for the Model's Own glitter nail polish too and it sounds lovely, I really want to get it now!
    Lovely purchases, I am jealous!
    Mia x

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    1. oooh you do! which shade do you have hun? :) oooh you should defo check it out, they're real good to pump your lips out a bit! thanks hun! :) xxx

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  21. These all seem perfect for valentines day, i love the colour of the Kate Moss lipstick!

    -Charlotte
    http://www.incharlottesshoes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. cool! like it!
    love your blog dear! could you please check out mine?
    it would be an honour!
    It's fashion damnit
    thank you so much!
    Lottie xxxx

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    1. aww thanks hun :) will check out your blog for sure! xxx

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  23. I really love the perfume and the Naked2 palette, so gorgeous colours!
    Love your blog.
    If you´re interested, please check out mine.
    Mary
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    1. yay me too! :) thanks so much lovely xxx

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  24. I love the love heart print in the background of your photos! I really want the Naked 2 palette and absoltely adore Juicy Couture perfumes, the packaging is just gorgeous! The Maybelline Colour Tattoo formulations are so creamy, I have one in Bad to the Bronze :) I really want to try Benefit's They're Real mascara but it is just too expensive here in Australia :(

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    1. oooh yay! I wasn't sure if people would like it but thought because it was only for one post it would be alright! :) ahh i know, such pretty colors! :) ahh really? :( the mark up in australia is ridiculous :( xxx

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  25. Hi I love your blog your posts are amazing !!! go check and subscribe

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  26. Buenos make up !!
    Tienes un lindo blog...te sigo!

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  27. Love the makeup you bought! <3

    xx Victoria
    http://mybookofstyle-victoria.blogspot.ca/

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  28. Great post, thanks for sharing. So many lovely things!
    Love your blog - I'm a new follower :)
    Carrie
    xxxx
    http://carriebrighton.blogspot.com

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  29. Great choices!
    I love the perfume, its so nice
    X

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  30. great post. i personally dont own any of those products but from what i hear and see on blogs and youtube great choices hun.!

    please check out my blog

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    1. yeah they are some great products! thanks hun :) xxx

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  31. You've got some lovely treats, seriously loving the Models Own polish.

    Lindsey. x
    www.elegant-chaos.blogspot.com

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    1. yay thanks Lindsey, oooh i know it's so pretty!! xx

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  32. im obsessed with models own!!!
    love your post!

    check out my blog if you get a chance,
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    1. thanks darl it's gorgeous isn't it?! :) awww thanks xxx

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  33. Oh wow!! Amazing colors of polishes!! Chic! :)

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  34. Lovely and cute blog! :)

    Maybe you could check out my blog?
    And we can follow each other? Let me know ^^

    - xo Supernat
    makeadreamlast.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you hun! :) will check out your blog xx

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  35. Love this post, I LOVE your blog, they way you write is amazing and just so personable. Never stop ahah!! I would love love love love it if.you would check out my blog and even follow, I would die happy ahaha http://thebeautycave99.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thanks Ellie! that's such a lovely thing to say :) that's made me really happy, i'll defo check out your blog hun xxx

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  36. Hi there! I like your blog very much. I'd like to invite you to my blog connected with fight against eating disorders, cause i think we shouldn't be silent about that. Of course you can find here also mode, make-up, opinions, advices, photos, daily stories, healthy recipes etc. You can trust me you will find something you will like.If you'll like it really much, you can become my new follower. Hope to visit me soon. Have a very nice time. xoxxx Andie

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    1. hi hun! aww thanks i will defo check your blog out! :) xxx

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  37. i really enjoy reading your blogs as a fellow make up lover i cant get enough of readinng your posts im a new follower check my blog out comment and if you like what you see please follow too?
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  38. I cannot get enough of the Viva La Juicy perfume! It's incredible, easily my favourite scent of all time!!
    The Soap and Glory 'At First Blush' however, is one of those disappointing products i hate to admit. :( For the wonderful colour wheel, i'm disappointed at how sheer the blush is. :(

    Lovely post by the way. :)

    Your latest follower, Lauren x
    http://laurensbeautyinnovations.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh my gosh me too hun, it smells incredible haha! :)
      oooh do you not like it? yeah I think it is quite sheer, I use it as more of a highlighter I wouldn't say its overly pigmented! xxx

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  39. Great post! The Models Own nail varnish looks amazing!! Definitely going to try it :)

    Your newest follower :)

    Jess

    www.iamjessw.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks Jess! It's so pretty I like it! :) xxx

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  40. All of these products look so so so amazing! I don't get on with the Benefit they're real mascara though! Other than that it looks like a dream! I'm a new follower

    www.beautybook13.blogspot.co.uk - maybe you could check it out if you want? x

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    1. aww thanks Darl! :) oooh did you not? :( how come? thanks for the follow and the comment hun xxx

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  41. OMG, why are you're post's so amazing, i just don't know !xxx

    http://jessielu123.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha aww thanks Jessica that's such a nice thing to say!! xxxx

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