Love is in the air!
I absolutely love Valentines Day. I enjoy baking cookies for friends, passing out gifts, and sending cards in the mail to people I love. Plus, when half your closet is blush pink, Valentines Day just seems to fit. Not to mention, I got married Valentines Day weekend (we are about to celebrate two years on Monday!), so basically… we are big fans of the holiday in my household.
This year, Valentines Day is on a Sunday, which means you have all day to celebrate! What could be better than a Sunday morning Galentines Day brunch? Whether you host it at your house or rent out a special room in a favorite restaurant, this is the perfect way to celebrate the day of love! Celebrate your friends, make them feel special and tell them how much they mean to you. A Valentines Day themed brunch is the perfect opportunity to wear something pink and spunky, and to rock a bright, romantic look. (Save sultry for that hot date later!) I love a good pinky pallet for a pretty daytime look, and today I have one entirely from BareMinerals for you to recreate.
Here is what you see + the steps for application:
- Skin: Complexion Rescue, Correcting Concealer
- Eyes: 5 in 1 BB Blushing Pink, Frolic Eyecolor, Lash Dom Mascara
- Cheeks: READY The Faux Pas
- Lips: Jazzed Lipliner, Never Say Never Lipstick, Hypnotist Lipgloss
If you are usually just a mascara and dewy skin kind of girl on a daily basis (that’s me!), then this look is perfect for you. Because although more product than you would usually grab for, it’s still a nude/blush pallet. It won’t overwhelm you and I promise it’s easy to execute. As for these bright lips, take it from me- all it takes is giving lipstick one try and you won’t be able to walk out of the house without it before too long! I love a good lip color now thanks to Moxie!
(If this hot pink is still too much for you, give the color ‘Be Free’ by BareMinerals Moxie a try with the Hypnotist Lipgloss on top. It’s the same effect, just lighter! I actually wear this combo for my day to day look 99% of the time now!)
You can purchase the entire Look of Love here! ****BONUS: Today (February 12th ONLY) you get a free mini Ready Luminizer and Double Ended Precision Eye + Cheek Brush with the purchase of just two items from ‘The Look of Love x The Cake by Hannah Collection’.
I am so excited to rock this hot pink lip along with this tulle skirt by Space 46 for a date with my hubby on Valentines Day as we ring in two years of marriage on the 15th. This skirt is the perfect Valentines Day look or, bridesmaids outfit, or rehearsal dinner skirt… whatever special events you have coming up, this is a great choice! (I wore it to a backyard wedding last weekend!)
The Hair+ Nails
To achieve my beachy waves (I like to call it my mermaid hair), I use my 1.5″ barrel Sultra Bombshell Curling Rod. My mani is done by Bellacures, and it is by far the best experience at a nail salon I have ever had. They are masters of the dip manicure, and I don’t know if I can do anything different ever again because I loved it so much! If you’re in the Dallas area, stop by their salon at Preston Center!
Happy Valentines Day, pretty girls. Listen to me when I say this: You are beautiful. If you are single, rock it. Don’t let this holiday get you down, rather take it by the reins and make it fun with your best gals! Valentines Day isn’t JUST for romance, it’s for celebrating the people you love.
As for me and Paul, we actually make Valentines Day a 3 or 4 day long extravaganza since it is such a special time for us. Tonight we kickoff our favorite weekend of the year with dinner at our favorite restaurant in McKinney!
BareMinerals says it well: Be Original, Be Natural, Be Good.
***All photos for this post and The Cake by Hannah by Cottonwood Road Photography**