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Primp your tips
Wear your heart on your sleeve…but also on your nails. We
heart this lovely lacquer: a clear base filled with (squee!) pink and red
glitter hearts. For a crushable mani, first trim nails neatly and wipe with
acetone to get ‘em ultra clean. Then swipe on a coat (or two or three,
depending on how thick you want the hearts to be) and seal with a completely
clear topcoat to make your mani ultra shiny. Rushing out the door for your date? Dip your nails in super cold water
(in a bowl or your sink) for three to five minutes to help them harden on the
NCLA Limited Edition Nail Polish in Heart Attack, $18, urbanoutfitters.com
Go for the glow
In the heart of winter, the perfect flush is equal parts pink, bronze and peach—all at once. This multi-tasker is the key. Swipe a blush brush over all three sections, then blend in a circle on the back of your hand before swiping on the apples of your cheeks.
Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Peach Beach, $30, Sephora.com
Pucker up, pretty
Here’s a classic: the crimson lip. Some beauty babes use it on the daily as a
signature look—but if you’re a newbie to this hue, V-Day is the perf day to
rock red for the first time. Our pick from MAC is an all-time favorite. Too
much? Try a slightly sheer cherry gloss. And here’s the rule to remember: Keep
the rest of your makeup minimal.
MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick, $16, maccosmetics.com
Spritz on a sweet
A signature scent makes you feel pretty, powerful and pulled
together—plus, your date will find it pretty irresistible. Our pick: Something
fresh, fruity and floral, like XOXO Luv (it has notes of pink grapefruit and
*Win! XOXO Luv is gifting five girlies with a $500 prize pack…and all ya have to do is style your selfie. CLICK HERE for deets on how to enter!
XOXO Luv for women by XOXO Eau De Parfum Spray, $47, Perfumania.com
Make your beauty loot
Polish, perfume, powder…you’ve got tons of pretty picks
lying all over your dresser, and they need a haute home. Grab a girly, vintage-inspired tray that
doubles as a chic decoration—and you’ll never be late for a date again when you
have all your essentials stashed in one sweet spot.
Cut Lace Vanity Tray, $19, urbanoutfitters.com
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BY BECKY KOCHELL ON 2/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN valentine's day, V-Day fashion, beauty, tips, make-up, eyes, nails, perfume, lips, best products
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