Valentine’s Day is upon us but if we’re all being honest (and really, when are we not?) I’m not a huge fan. It’s not that I don’t love to tell people how I feel about them it’s just that I choose to do it all year round as opposed to one day/night each year. I am, however, ALL ABOUT going on dates so that’s why I’m going to share my date night essentials with you today. Whether you’re going out on your first date, taking your significant other out for Valentine’s Day, or are just going out with the girls these products will have you feeling great. When I’m getting ready to go out I like to pamper myself for a bit to relax (especially if I’m getting ready for a first date – yikes! I need all the calming I can get, haha) and then I follow up with products and accessories that make me feel confident and beautiful. I can’t be the only one! I sometimes like to take a bath to clear my mind and help me relax after a busy day and LUSH bath bombs and bubble bars are a huge part of that process. I’ll be honest – I sort of resisted them for awhile but after using my first bath bomb a few weeks ago I’m hooked! I love the way that they smell and my skin always feels so soft after I’m done. Consider me converted!
This Valentine’s Day LUSH has come out with two new, limited edition, products: the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar and the Floating Flower Bath Bomb. Both smell absolutely AMAZING and turn any bath from boring to exciting in about 2 seconds flat. The Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar contains essential oils, colorful candy stars, and sparkles and creates a ton of bubbles in the tub. It is scented with notes of lavender, ylang ylang, and neroli which help to have a calming effect. I know it sounds crazy but I like to relax before going out whether it be on a date, out with friends, or to a big event so something like this is absolutely perfect to help me unwind.
The Floating Flower Bath Bomb is fragranced with pure jasmine absolute and cypress oil which leaves behind an absolutely beautiful scent. Because of its multi-colored layers using it is quite the experience… it leaves your bath water a mix of pink, orange, and green! It’s pretty fun and the scent is amazing! Once my pre-event pampering is out of the way I like to make sure that I’m using products and wearing accessories that make me feel confident and beautiful. One of those things is a bold lip because, hello! Who doesn’t feel confident when rocking a bold lip choice? Another thing I like to wear is my stack of Alex + Ani bangles because they just make me happy and I think they’re beautiful. A few of them were gifts from friends as well so I can’t help but smile when I look down at them. Oh, and don’t forget to pack gum in your bag. I don’t think this one needs any explanation, haha. I’m over here talking about products I use to help me feel confident while out on a date so you know I couldn’t forget this one!
I know, I know… a random selection of products from yours truly. But for me, they make sense! Being that I’m back out in the dating world now (long story… one I’ll save for another time) it’s more important for me to relax before going on a date so luckily LUSH has me covered in that department.
How do you get ready for a date, big event, or a girl’s night out? Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day? Comment below and let me know! And be sure to check out the other lovely members of The Beauty Council as they share their favorite tips + tricks for getting ready for Valentine’s Day:
Until next time 🙂