Easy Steps to Looking Like a Knockout on Valentine’s Day

Okay, so you’ve got your man, you’ve got a date, and you know the time and place. Now all you have to do is worry about what to wear, how to do your makeup, how to wear your hair, etc, etc. First, stop and breathe! While getting ready for a smoking hot Valentine’s Day date can be a mix of excitement and anxiety, the last thing you want to do is freak out. Learn how to cover all your bases with the following tips.

So you’ve finally met Mr. Right and you want to make a good impression on him during your date on Valentine’s Day. The first thing to do is keep a level head. You don’t want to try too hard but at the same time you don’t want to just look like you would any other ordinary day either. The idea of primping and getting ready for your date can be enough to wrack your nerves so the first thing you need to do is relax. Schedule yourself for a relaxing massage the day of your date. This is one of the fastest and most convenient ways of not only relaxing your mind but getting a thorough pampering from head to toe. If you have a day spa you regularly visit, that’s great. If it’s your first time, get a basic massage. Try to avoid getting a fancy facial just in case you experience a negative skin reaction. The last thing you want is to try something new and end up with the unsightly aftereffects on your date.

Once you’ve gotten your whole body relaxed, make an appointment to get your nails done. If your toes are going to make an appearance, be sure to throw in a pedicure as well. If you’re a do-it-yourself type of gal, then by all means, break out your nail tools and get to work on your fingers and toes. Soak your nails in a bowl of olive oil to soften cuticles and to moisturize your nails. Pick your outfit ahead of time and be sure to coordinate your nail polish with the colors of your clothes. If you want to keep it simple and don’t want to worry about colors, simply do a French manicure/pedicure so that you can mix and match however you want.

For evening dates, play up your eye makeup for a dramatic and sensual appearance. The smokey eye look is always a surefire way to look drop-dead gorgeous. If you choose to play up your eyes, keep your lips simple with a nude color, light pink or coral or even a coat of clear lip gloss. For the ladies who want to enhance their pout instead of their eyes, choose deep shades that work well with your skin tone. Berry, red wine shades, and chocolate browns make for totally kissable lips. On the eyes, go with light liner and mascara and stick to grays or shimmery eye shadow.

When the makeup part is all done, focus on your lovely locks. If you are wearing an outfit with a v-neck, scoop neck or other style that shows a lot of skin/shoulder, try wearing your hair up so you can show off the curves of your neck and collarbone. Throwing your hair up in a sexy bun is easy and convenient – add a few loose hanging tendrils of hair and your date’s knees are guaranteed to shake. Or if you choose to wear your hair down, you can keep it basic with super straight locks or go crazy with sexy curls, whatever works for your face shape.

Margie Meyer

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