Now, with your hair and makeup complete, go and get dressed! You have a lovely date waiting for you, who I’m sure will be honored to have such a stunning young lady to share the night with.
At this point, you’re excited for Valentine’s Day, but you’re not looking for anything in particular. Maybe there’s no one that’s peeked your interest, or maybe you just want an excuse to get dressed up and have a fun night out with some of your closest friends. Whatever the case may be, you want to be sure that you enjoy the night, look good, and don’t have to worry about any touch-ups. After all, the focus of your night is not to impress, but to have fun! So, a great way to do this is by creating a hairstyle that’s versatile for whatever the night may bring, such as a fishtail braid. What I love about the fishtail braid is that it’s fast and simple, especially if you’re not a braid kind of gal like myself, as I have never been great at making braids. What’s even more wonderful is the fact that it looks like you put a lot of effort into your look, when in actuality… you probably spent ten minutes on your hair. Plus, an awesome benefit of this simple but stylish look is that it does not involve heating tools.
The best way to start is by deciding which side you prefer to put your braid lay on. Once you have chosen a side, gather your hair, almost as if you were to do a side ponytail, and divide it into two sections. Then, weave the two sections of your hair in and out between each other until you’ve reached the end and have formed a tail. Secure the braid with a clear elastic band, or an elastic band with your hair color, so that it blends nicely. However, depending on your personal style, you can always add a cute Valentine’s Day bow to the bottom to add a little more flair. Lastly, if you have bangs pull them out of the braid or take small sections from the front of your hair and pull them out to create a frame around your face. You can either let your hair be or lightly touch your strands up with a curling iron. If preferred, you can always spray a light mist of hairspray to prevent flyaway strands.
As for makeup, Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil is a terrific option for this kind of night. The lip and cheek oil is only $18, and it comes in many beautiful colors, which is complimentary for all skin tones. Go ahead and choose whatever color you like, as they are all gorgeous and perfect for this time of year. The Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil will create a glow from within when used as a blush, and it will also bring life to your lips. It’s better for your skin since it’s an oil, especially because liquid and powder products can dry the skin out. According to Sephora, this product “is made for those looking for a pop of dewy, natural color on lips and cheeks.” Aside from the beauty of the actual product, what’s also great about it is its functionality. It can easily fit into whatever size purse or clutch you decide to bring for the night; however, it can even fit in your pant pocket if you’re looking to be hassle free. The less the better!
Josie Maran’s product is reasonably priced, functional, and beautiful – what more could you want? It will be easy and helpful for any touch-ups that you decide may need to happen at some point in the night. What’s even better is that it’s not a product you need to worry about getting just right. It’s a very quick swipe of the applicator, maybe a few dabs of the finger, and you’re good. Overall, this product is definitely an item to consider spoiling yourself with as it will give you a healthy and welcoming glow that will be sure to make you appear happy and bright (but it may also invite some unexpected admirers)!
With our hair and makeup looks complete, be ready to receive some envious stares and secret admirers. After all, I would be a little envious, too, seeing a girl who looks radiant and effortlessly chic. It shows that you have confidence, which is always attractive. So, go out with your head up and smile bright because who knows what adventures this Valentine’s Day will bring!
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Photos Courtesy of Maegan Tintari & Sephora