Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I am personally super excited. I adore getting all loved up and making a little bit more effort to look cute. This year I am channel the super tight curls that make you look a bit like an adorable lion. I actually had curls like this naturally when I was younger, that was until I found out about hair straighteners and I killed every strand of hair…eek. For my make up this Valentine’s Day I am going for long black lashes and shimmery eyelids with cat inspired white accented inner eyes. Let me know what you think of my curls and pale eyeshadow in the comments. Oh, if you need any Valentine’s present ideas check out last weeks gift ideas post x
I went for a very tame make up look which can take you from work to the bar. Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend so I am guessing most people will be at work, but with this look you can just top up your shadow and lips and be ready to go. I used the Sleek palette (as seen in the feature image at the top) in All Night Long…perfect name for my look. The palette is only £7.99!! I adore Sleek palettes. The shadows are always super pigment and very natural colours. The also last a really long time. I have an old Sleek palette which I have had for 5 years (ssssh) still going strong. The shadows don’t individually have names in the palette so I am going to number the colours from 1-12 from top left across and the from bottom left across…does that make sense hehe? Anyway…I used number 7 as my base for my lids by itself, then number 6 along the lash line smudged into my eyeliner. To add a romantic Blake Lively-esque look i painted number 3, the pale shimmer in the corners of my eyes. I love this look, it immediately gives a youthful wake-me-up/look-at-my-eyes vibe, don’t you think?
I then used Sleek’s Dip It eyeliner over my normal kohl liner to give a more rich black line. For my lips I used the lip liner in Pink Rose which by itself is stunning but I wanted a creamy lip so I applied the VIP Sleek lipstick in Catwalk over the top which comes out like a rich nude berry colour, I love it and have been wearing it constantly. As you can see in the images at the top it gives your lips a natural dewy consistency….perfectly kissable ? .
I have tried out a new hair style and I so excited because I feel it is my new look of Spring. I used the Cloud Nine Original Wand and I fell in love. It is a tapered wand which creates a romantic tight curl. If I had time every day I would always make my hair look like this. What I love about this wand is that the way it creates the waves means that your hair almost triples in volume because of the curls. After I shot this look I ran my fingers through the curls and really messed up my hair and created a big night time look which would be amazing for a cool party. The next day my hair looked almost beachy. When I went into work the next day so many people complimented me on my hair which felt rather lovely hehe.
What do you think of these curls? Would you recreate this look?