It’s that time of year again: Valentine’s Day is coming up fast! Want to look and feel your best on the biggest date night of the year? Start your prep five days before V-Day and you’ll be ready to slay. Here are five of our favorite no-fail ways to prep; add them to your routine and you’ll be date-night-gorgeous in no time.
DAY 1: CLEAN CANVAS
Start your prep with clear skin so you’ll have a flawless canvas in time for Valentine’s Day! We picked Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel because it’s perfect for all skin types. It’s also enriched with papaya and grapefruit extracts to prevent build-up (read: acne and blackheads)—and it’s gentle enough to use every day until the big day!
DAY 2: NO TAN LINES
No sun? No problem: Illuminate By Ashley Tisdale Body Bronzer to the rescue! It’s perfect for creating a date-night glow (and it smells amazing)! For a deeper bronze, use it every day up until Valentine’s.
DAY 3: KISSABLE LIPS
The perfect pout starts with exfoliation. Use Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub for instantly smooth, hydrated, and kissable lips. Gently massage it into your lips for 1-2 minutes, gently wipe it away, and you’re good to go!
DAY 4: INSTAGRAM-WORTHY NAILS
No time to hit the salon for a manicure? DIY it! We’re currently obsessed with Zoya Nail Lacquer in Rue; the opaque cream shade is perfect for adding a touch of chic! If you’re looking for a bolder shade, no worries: Zoya has you covered with a full spectrum of long-wear shades that are vegan and toxin-free. Yay!
DAY 5: SULTRY EYES
Choosing the perfect date-night palette was tough… but what’s Valentine’s Day without the perfect romantic flush? Ultimately, our Blushed Neutrals Palette won our hearts. It’s the perfect way to pair your sweet-meets-sultry eye look with a light, pretty flush. You’ve got the perfect look—now get ready to wow your Valentine!
How are you prepping for V-day? Tell us in the comments!