Valentine's/Date night beauty favourites

Ah Valentine's, one of those love it or hate it occasions. Personally I think it's a good excuse to spend some quality time together and any day which involves chocolates gets a big thumbs up from me. This year the boyfriend surprised me with some VIP cinema tickets to see Fifty shades of grey and we went for a rather nice dinner date on Sunday. Never one to pass up an occasion to get dressed up I thought I'd go for a red themed beauty look this year:

Valentine's/Date night beauty

Whenever I can I always like to start with a mini pamper and just before Valentine's I was kindy sent this heart shaped strawberry gift set from The Body Shop. As I had my own perfume I didn't use the EDT, but the shower gel, body butter and lip balm made for a lovely trio. The scent reminds me of those strawberries and cream sweets and smells good enough to eat! Plus the formula is really moisturising and helped to keep my skin soft and smooth all day long.

I'm not normally a red lips and nails kinda girl, but if you can't wear red on Valentine's day then when can you? I think lip crayons have to be one of my favourite formulas and I really liked the new Body Shop lip & cheek velvet stick in No 40. It's a flattering berry red shade which gives a sheer wash of colour whilst at the same time still being nice and moisturising on the lips. For nails I decided to go for Relish the moment, an almost identical red which looked really pretty when paired with my favourite OPI pink yet lavender glitter.

It's always nice to have a candle flickering in the background but I actually surprised myself with this tobacco scent from Malin + Goetz. Normally I can't stand anything tobacco related but this is rather sweet and almost reminds me of dark chocolate. Of course there are notes of leather and smoke too. A really beautiful winter scent which I'm now obsessed with and can't stop smelling!

Finally for perfume I decided to go for the new Hugo Woman by Hugo Boss. I found the bottle quite plain and clunky which is a shame as the actual fragrance is lovely. With notes of boysenberry, mandarin, plum, tea and sandalwood it's bold and feminine. Perfect as a date night perfume and it'll work really well as a transitional scent too. Although the notes are very different it reminds me a lot of Boss Orange, one of my signature scents and I can see this fast becoming a new favourite too. 

Did you have a nice Valentine's weekend? What are some of your beauty favourites?


  1. I may have to check out that lip stain from the body shop, find that lipstick is to drying on my lips. What a great post !!

    Katie | Life ~ Beauty


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