Friday, February 13, 2015

In honor of national love day tomorrow, I thought I'd do a beauty post about what I like to do to get ready for a night out with the hubby. This definitely isn't particular to Valentine's day though. I like to treat myself before any of our dates, whether it be grabbing drinks at a bar or just dinner at one of our favorite little spots. Half the fun is getting primped, right? The whole process puts me in a girly mood, especially while listening to music, watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, and drinking a glass of wine. It's the little things guys, the details.

If you're single? Even better! I loved getting ready with my girlfriends before hitting the town. The good ol' days...I miss those. I have two bachelorette parties coming up within the next few months so I can't wait to carry this routine over with the girls.



1) Ro's Argan Body Conditioner - For extra soft, rose scented skin that lingers long after a bath or shower. I'm telling you, if you haven't indulged in Lush products yet, this is the product to try. I can't imagine any woman not loving it (unless you dislike roses).

2) GlamGlow or Freeman's Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask - The first is pricey, but it really deep cleans your pores and reveals glowing skin. The second however is a wonderfully inexpensive alternative that I remember using as a teen. I like treating myself to an at-home facial before a special event because not only does it produce great results on the skin, but it also feels nice to go the extra mile and pamper yourself. Put on some relaxing music (for me that means Jack Johnson) and let the world melt away.

3) Light a candle while you're getting ready! We love them around here, even more now with a stinky puppy running around. I gravitate towards so many different brands. I love Voluspa, Bath & Body, or in this case, my new pink peony scent from Target. I've burned it once and it smells like Spring.

4) I love to first apply a moisturizing lip treatment or balm right after I get out of the shower so it can work its magic while I'm doing my hair and makeup. This one by Fresh once again smells like rose. Notice a theme here?

5) I always make sure my nails look freshly polished. I put an extra coat of Seche Vite to ensure they look shiny and don't chip during the night. It's a pet peeve of mine!


The very last thing I do before leaving the house is spraying my favorite fragrance. 
I know, how many times can I stress that I am all about roses?
Chloe's Roses de Chloe perfume




Do you do anything special to prepare for a night out?
Happy Valentine's Day loves! 


7 comments:

  1. I really just need to start buying every skincare product you use and recommend because your skin is soooo glowing and pretty in person. You obviously have your routine down to an art! I don't do much special for nights out....maybe a little darker lip and eyes for the dim lighting but that's about it!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You have pretty skin too though Gina! Speaking of beauty, I really need to get my eyebrows waxed! I don't know if you noticed, but they are looking shaggy! I also have considered getting botox in between my eyebrows. I have some frown lines forming. This all sounds ridiculous though. I wonder if it's a California thing. I always think my skin could look better. Anyway,that was maybe TMI LOL. Have fun on your date with your hubby! I hope you'll take a little selfie for us ;)

      Delete
  2. I love primping before a date night. Some how it makes it feel even more special. I don't usually light a candle or do a mask though. Good idea! Enjoy your weekend with your hubby.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day! You two are such a pretty couple :)

      Delete
  3. We seem to share all the same beauty favs! Glamglow, freeman's, fresh sugar rose lip balm, and seche vite are on my list too. Now I need to go try that Lush one out :)

    Mili

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Mili!
      That's great that we share many of the same date night (or any night) favorites! I hope you'll try lush. I'm a convert after years of not knowing what the hype was all about!

      Delete
  4. I'm all about roses too - AND I love Chloe - so I can't believe I haven't tried out the Roses de Chloe perfume yet - thanks for the reminder to check them out :-)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for commenting! I read each and every one, and do my best to answer questions or return the favor on your blog. Interaction is my favorite part <3