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DATE NIGHT PREP


Valentine's Day is lurking this week so I've picked my top five things that will help make you feel and look fabulous. Whether it's your first date, you are single or you've been married for 25 years, looking fabulous for your date night will make you feel amazing about yourself- never mind about the other person! 

Nails
Nothing says "If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it" more than a well polished nail! Nails are something that people always pay attention to. I know that I always talk with my hands so if I don't have my nails done, I feel naked! I love this gorgeously girly shade from NYC* called Long Time Lavender. The pink/lilac shade goes on beautifully in 2 coats and has a metallic sheen to it. I often champion NYC polishes because they are really opaque and are a bargain £2.49!

Lips 
I think so many people are scared by the idea of a really bright lip so I have opted for a super tasty clear gloss which can be worn alone or on top of your favourite lippy. The Vanilla Birthday Cake gloss* from Philosophy is as tasty as it sounds without being too sickly sweet. It's also a great size to throw into a clutch bag for a night out. It is available here from Debenhams, priced at £10. 

Body
I'm lazy at moisturising but Soap and Glory body butters always encourages me to post-shower. They sink in really quickly and smell divine. Sugar Crush smells just like your holiday in a jar- it is a freshly cut lime smell which leaves your skin smelling and looking great. This huge tub also lasts for ages meaning good value for money. 

Face
I think nothing looks sexier than a flawless face and super dewy skin will never fail to impress on a date night. The classic Girl Meets Pearl from Benefit can be patted on the cheek bones and cupids bow to highlight or use it as I like to, mixed in with your usual foundation for a dewy look. It makes your skin look fresh and awake. Be sure only to mix a little bit in- you don't want to look like a disco ball! 

Perfume 
I love a sweet scent and recently I've been really taken by Guess Girl*. It really reminds me of Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb which is notoriously lovely but pricey! A floral scent with hints of vanilla, it's not over-powering and reveals just the right amount of sensuous notes. 

I hope you have an amazing Valentine's Day and you feel fabulous!

That Belfast Girl 

*PR sample