The day of amour is quickly approaching; *insert kissy face emoji*. And while Valentine’s Day is supposed to feel all lovey-dovey, we’re simply not ready…yikes! Lately, self-care has been last on the list and a girl is going into a serious tailspin over looking her prettiest for that big dinner date.
Well, panic no more. If you’ve been slacking on your beauty but need
to pull it together and look your absolute best in a jiffy…like,
literally overnight, i’ve got you covered. Read on as i share
everything you need to transform your look from hot mess to major hottie
in 24-hours or less.
Prepare to pucker because, duh, Valentine’s Day. And before we debate
whether your pout should be glossy or matte, one thing is for sure –
lips need to appear plump and soft. So, the night before the big day,
exfoliate and treat with Nurse Jamie NuLips RX Moisturizing Lip Balm and Exfoliating Lip Brush
($26). The two-part system starts with an anti-microbial lip brush that
gently sloughs away dead skin cells. The second step is an all-natural
lip balm that hydrates and heals rough, cracked skin. Luscious lips are
yours (and his!).
Can’t make it to the salon? Don’t sweat it. Smooth and perfect frizzy strands with Infiniti Pro by Conair Diamond Brilliance Smoothing Hot Brush
($50). And, thankfully, this tool requires no special skill….if you can
run a brush through your hair, you can use this. For a very
woke-up-like-this, sexy, tousled vibe, use the smoothing brush the night
before and sleep on a pure silk pillowcase like SLIP ($79). You’ll wake up with perfectly imperfect hair. So sultry!
Make sure your skin glows from head to toe. Get a head start the night before with The Water Hydrating Self-Tan Water by Tan-Luxe
($48). This completely transparent self-tanning fluid applies like a
dream and creates a natural glow in just 24-hours after application. And
we’re not talking orange and unnatural…No! Skin is glowy, beaming, and
perfectly golden for Valentine’s Day. Oh…there’s also no weird smell
because that’s the opposite of sexy.
If your goal is to serve flawless face by morning, be sure to use Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial
($80) the night before. Whether your skin is oily, mature, combo,
sensitive, or dry – this overnight miracle worker will work for you.
Don’t let the 25% Alpha Hydroxy Acid formula scare you away…this clean,
non-toxic, at-home peel is perfectly calibrated to avoid irritation.
Also, there’s no downtime. Skin emerges resurfaced, bright, clear, and
basically perfect. If you’ve ever dreamed of a facial-in-a-bottle,
consider your wish granted!
It takes more than sweet dreams to wake up Valentine’s Day fresh. Apply Goop by Juice Beauty Replenishing Night Cream
($140) to face and neck and by the time the alarm goes off, skin is
plump, bright, and firm. 79% organic, this nourishing cream also targets
fine lines, wrinkles, and rough texture. Hyaluronic acid provides
immediate hydration, while sandalwood nut oil works to improve
elasticity. Bottom line: You need this.
Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready. If a sexy sleepover is
part of your Valentine’s Day plans, make sure you’re prepared. The night
before, pack all of your pretty essentials in a cute yet discreet Tartan + Twine Basics Black Train Case ($28). With two full-zip compartments, there’s plenty of room for toiletries, makeup, and more (“more” is totally up to you!).