Valentine’s Day. Uhhhhh some of you might say. But Valentine’s day isn’t just showing your love for your partner, it’s love to anyone. Family, friends, even pets. No-one should be lonely, or feel lonely on Valentines day.
I was very lucky to be treated for a lovely meal out with my boyfriend. We decided to go to Zizzi’s which is an Italian restaurant. Of course I wanted to dress up a little bit and add a bit of Valentine’s theme to my look.
Of course the first step to getting glamed up is a nice hot shower. I used the Soap and Glory Whipped Clean shower butter which is my absolute fave. I love anything with almond in, and this is just heaven in a bottle for me. I also use Garner Ultimate Blends The Sleek Restorer shampoo & conditioner. I really love this one as the ingredients is mostly coconut oil and cocoa butter which does wonders for your hair.
I really like the make-up look I went for. I usually go for the natural brown/gold/nude look but as it was Valentine’s day I thought I should spice it up a little bit. I didn’t want to go for the cliche red (although I do love a red lippy) So I decided to go for the pink look instead.
I used my favourite foundation ever which is the Nars Weightless Foundation in the shade Dauville. This gives me the perfect coverage I need and will stay on all night. I have recently discovered the make-up brand Kiko, which I am loving so much! I don’t know why I haven’t discovered it before… I used the Kiko radiant touch highlighter and long lasting stick. The highlighter really reminds me of the Nars highlighter sticks, its a very creamy and pigmented product, I love the shimmer and glow it leaves on my cheeks. Also the shimmer stick is so pigmented and creamy, and really long lasting! The lipstick I decided to use is a new personal favourite of mine. Its Rimmel London Kate in number 16. Its the most gorgeous pinky/peach/coral colour. Perfect for the Spring/Summer time (and Valentine’s day!) This is definitely going to be a new favourite of mine.
As for jewellery, I decided to go for simple & statement. The necklace I wore was quite the statement piece. I had had this for so long I can’t even remember where I got it from or when I got it. I have never really worn it before but I thought it would go perfectly with my outfit and fits in the theme for Valentines day perfectly. As for the simply jewellery, I went for a little arrow ring and bangle (trying to represent cupid here) which I got from a cute little online shop called Coconut Lane ( if you enter code ‘gemmastorey20’ at the checkout you will receive 20% off- cheeky promo) They do really cute jewellery and prints, phones cases etc.
As for perfume, I decided to wear my most favourite perfume, in the world! Viktor and Rolf Bon Bon. I was so lucky to receive this perfume for Chritmas from my family, I am so in love with it. It’s a gorgeous scent which stays on all day. I only wear this for special occasion or days as I really don’t want to waste a drop of it. But it was the perfect fit for Valentines day.
I really love this look I went for, I wore quite a casual outfit to go with it, a black leather skirt, a black roll top and black boots. So I feel like the accessories I wore and the jewellery really complimented the whole look.
I hope you guys had a lovely Valentine’s weekend, whatever you got up too! Let me know what you did an dhow you celebrated. I definitely got truly spoilt.
Love always, G x