Valentines Day is definitely a 'holiday' that Paul and I like to celebrate; even if it is just sitting down to a home cooked meal and spending some quality time together. In the early days, we would make a bit of a fuss, and would get all dolled up for a posh meal and a few glasses of champers. Fast forward 7 years (and being a Rugby Widow) our day was spent apart, but we did sit down later for a Nandos Takeaway. Even though I didn't get to see him for much of the day, my make-up was appropriately themed, so I thought I would share the key products I used.
I am currently enjoying my break from shellac nails and making the most of having the opportunity to re-paint my nails every couple of days! It has meant I have been able to rediscover some old favourites and this weekends pick was Essie's Jam N' Jelly £9.35 on my fingers and toes. It is a gorgeous rich, fuchsia pink with a slight shimmer - one of my ultimate summer favourites.
I'm not much of an eye shadow lover, but on special occasions I like to push the boat out and experiment. I decided upon this shimmering Bourjois Intense Eyeshadow 01 £6.99 as it is neutral enough for daytime wear, yet has a sparkling edge. It is a highly pigmented gold shade which is extremely easy to blend out due to its silky formula. (FYI it is ophthalmologically tested so great for us contact lens wearers!).
The Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in Lovesick £7.99 is a staple in my make up bag. As you can see from the photo, it is extremely loved, and is brought out on pretty much a daily basis (come rain or shine!). These chubby sticks are perfect for everyday or special occasions as they are super easy to apply and top up on the go. I especially love them for meal dates as they are super pigmented yet don't transfer or smudge - winner!
The Rimmel London Wonderfull Mascara £5.99 is a relatively new discovery that I am currently testing out. It promises full, conditioned volume without clumping due to its Argan Oil formula. The ultra flex brush allows easy application from root to tip, and I must say, so far so good. I absolutely love the rose gold packaging and the lightweight feel of the product on the lashes - review to follow!
Finally, a perfume favourite in the form of Nina Ricci - La Tentation de Nina which I have reviewed here. Not only is the eye-catching bottle a fabulous shape and colour (pink & gold), the fragrance is divine.
How did you spend your Valentines Day? Did you use any particular products?