Dec 24, 2017

As a new year begins, that means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Whether you will be celebrating with your special someone or just rocking it solo with a great group of girlfriends, this evening is a great excuse to dress up and kick things up a notch. So bust out the lace, red lipstick, long luxurious hair, it’s time to bring the drama.

What to Wear

While you could opt for a deep cut or off the shoulder blouse paired with skinny jeans, if you want to play it on the more classic side, you will need a dress. Favorites for this holiday include your classic little black dress but extra points if you go with a deep red instead. Valentine’s is one of the few holidays when you can wear all the lace you want—the more, the merrier. If you’re looking for a sexier vibe, find one feature to play up. If you’re wearing a low cut dress, try a longer length. If your back is exposed, put your hair up in a sleek bun. Finally, if your neckline is really high, you might want to raise the hem lines a bit and play up your long legs. There’s no better excuse to bust out your sky high, sexy, and horribly impractical heels than Valentine’s Day. A great pair of strappy heels is the perfect accompaniment to your little black (or red) dress.

Luxurious Hair

bridal hair extensions Is there anything more romantic than a woman with long, luxurious hair? Luxury hair extensions are the fastest and easiest way to add length and volume. Because they are made of real human hair, hair extension can be styled in any way you’d like, curled or straightened. You’ll have the hair of a siren in minutes, simply clip in, blend in, and you’re done. Wearing your hair down in loose curls is a great choice for this holiday. Simply wrap your hair in sections around a 1 inch barrel curling iron for 15-30 seconds, depending on your heat settings, and let loose. Run your fingers through the curls to loosen them so you won’t have ringlets a la Shirley Temple, spritz a little hair spray, and you’re good to go.

Dramatic Make Up

Everyone wants to feel sexy when it comes to Cupid’s holiday and there’s one very easy way to do this—play up your lips. A bold red lip makes a statement and it’s a favorite of men and women alike. In order to prevent your lipstick from bleeding out or smudging, first line your lips with a red liner. Then, fill in your lips with same liner for extra staying power. Finally, apply the lipstick and blot a few kisses on a tissue to remove any excess. Another simple way to add a bit of sultriness and drama is to try a black winged eyeliner. You can follow tutorials online but the best way to nail down this technique is simply to practice. Before the time comes that you actually need to use this technique, practice in the mirror. It’s helpful to sit down while drawing the wing, with your elbow firmly planted on a table or counter in order to reduce shakiness and produce a more steady line.