Your Guide To Valentine's Day Perfection
Jan 28, 2022 11:45 AM EST
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Just around the corner is February 14th, Valentine's Day - and if you're in a relationship that's ten years old or ten days old, you'll likely be planning something big. Maybe your partner is taking on the role of planning the actual date, but you're probably deciding what to wear, what gift to buy them, and so much more. Of course, in all the hustle and bustle of planning for a special day, we can forget a thing or two in the mix. So, let's take a look at an easy guide to looking like sheer perfection this Valentine's Day. You can focus more on the fun stuff, the romance, and your partner instead of yourself.
Start With Your Skin
Nowadays, even teenagers have pretty intense skincare routines, and celebrity aestheticians have made it easier for us to achieve glowing skin than it was in decades past. Your skin is the base for every other aspect of your beauty. Make sure you take care of your skin year-round but consider getting a facial a day or two before Valentine's Day, so your skin is extra dewy and glowing. Add on a treatment like dermaplaning to make it even smoother, and your makeup will go on like a dream. Additionally, don't forget to exfoliate your body to slough off any rough and dead skin, so you're supple and soft head to toe.
Wax Ahead Of Time
If you plan on getting any waxing treatments for this memorable holiday, make sure you book them several days in advance. Whether you're just going in for your brows and upper lip or more delicate areas - even the most seasoned waxers and clients can sometimes react, even if that reaction is just red and irritated skin. Since you want to be looking and feeling your very best, it's worth it to err on the side of caution and book any waxing treatments several days before the fourteenth.
Don't Skip The Manicure.
Whether you're a pro at doing your own manicures at home or you plan on booking an appointment, make sure you've got your nails ready for the big date. Valentine's Day has officially dethroned Christmas Day as the number one day to get engaged. If you think your partner may be popping the question this year, have your nails "ring selfie" ready by making sure your manicure is on point. Stick to romantic and thematic colors like blush pink, merlot, white or classic red. You want to be able to show off your new bling on all your socials without having to worry about chipped nail polish. And, just like the waxing, make sure you're booking that appointment now as manicurists are busy with plenty of other people needing fresh nails around Valentine's Day too.
Spritz Something Sweet
Our sense of smell is one of the most sensual senses of all. Of course, touch and sight play a considerable role in what we find attractive, but so do our noses. If you don't already have a signature scent you swear by, it's worth shopping around for something in a beauty shop or a department store's fragrance counter. You can never go wrong with an iconic Chanel scent, or you could keep things fun and flirty with Sweet Like Candy perfume. Either way, spritz on something that your partner swoons over when they hug you.
Hair Care Is Key
While we may not all have time to get a blowout for the big day, it's worth it if you feel like splurging and your plans aren't going to be ruined by bad February weather. Who doesn't love feeling pampered like a princess on a day like Valentine's? You should already be getting regular cuts to avoid split ends and using products appropriate for your hair type to keep your locks in their best health - still, seeing a stylist so you can look your best is a good investment on Valentine's.
Valentine's Day is such a sweet, fun experience if you're in a relationship and if you're not, consider celebrating with other friends who aren't either. What the world needs now is love, sweet love - so whether you're committed or single, commit to spending the day with those you care about. And, if you're feeling unlucky in love, treat yourself to all the above mentioned to make sure you show your self-love that day!