Valentines Get Ready With Me + Giveaway!

Following on from my Last Minute Valentines Gift Guide I thought it would be a fun idea to do a Valentines style GRWM, as i’ve never done one before and I wanted to do something a little different to my usual WOMF posts. Now if you are celebrating Valentines Day with some special then this may give you a few tips when it comes to your makeup look or if you’re a happy independent women, who wants to doll themselves up or treat themselves to some nice underwear, then you will also enjoy this.

Kicking things off with a little pamper, i’ve picked out a few bits from my Lush stash including a few bits from their new Valentines Collection. Using both the Floating Flower (£3.50) and Unicorn Horn (£3.25) to make my bath that extra bit special and also to leave my smelling amazing! Once i’m out of the bath I take the Shimmy Shimmy Shimmar Bar (£4.95) and run this over my skin to soak in and also give me a lovely subtle glow.

Once i’ve had a little pamper and have also done a mini skincare routine (cleanse, serum and moisturise – nothing fancy) I will then obviously get dressed. Now as it’s Valentines, us girls have to make a little of effort in the underwear department, no granny pants and ill fitting bra’s girls. I recently picked up this gorgeous set from M&S of all places, as they have some really lovely matching sets in there at the moment and a few you can mix and match. I picked up the Autograph Scallop Lace Bra (£22.50) and the Autograph Scallop Lace Thong (£9.50) to match and i’m really happy with the set, it’s so flattering and also probably the nicest underwear set that I have ever owned! Now I haven’t quite figured out what i’m wearing on Valentines, as my Boyfriend and me are just going for a curry so we’ll probably keep it quite casual and i’m no fashion blogger so no awkward outfit poses from me today unfortunately.

Moving onto fragrance and a recent addition to my collection is Yves Rocher Quelques Notes d’Amour L’eau de Parfum* (£18), which is a lovely fragrance. Yves Rocher, the creators of botanical beauty was founded in 1959 on the mantra of creating beauty through plants accessible to all woman. Now I suck at describing fragrances, but this is quite a seductive musky fragrance with a fruity undertone that smells incredible and not like any that i’ve previously owned. I also love the bottle design of this and it’s small enough to throw in my hand bag for on the go touch ups. If you were wanting to treat yourself to some lovely products from Yves Rocher, then be sure to use the code ‘AMOUR’. When you spend £25 or over, you will receive a free sample of this perfume. (Also, if you want to get your hands on this perfume, then keeping reading until the end for a sneaky giveaway!)

Finally onto the makeup and hair look, which took me a little while to put together as I wanted to use products that gave me a slightly different look and of course a red lip is necessary on Valentines. I kept things simple with my base and used my favourite Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream (£9.99). Onto the cheeks and here I used the Topshop ‘Morning Dew’ Cream Blush (£7) I just love the pink pop this gives and then went in with a light contour using The Body Shop Honey Bronzer (£13). Brows were quick and easy, using my two go to brow products the HD Brows ‘Foxy’ Kit (£25) and then using Benefit Gimme Brow (£17.50) to set them in place. For eyes I used my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (£38), which I haven’t used in ages and I thought it would be nice to dig it out. I can’t quite remember which shades I used but I was going for a subtle smokey eye with a hint of pink in there and I really like how it turned out. I then lined my eyes with the Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner (£2.99) and applied the new Benefit Roller Lash to my lashes. So far i’m loving this mascara as it gives my lashes some great length without having to curl or apply false lashes. To finish everything off I went with the Topshop ‘Rio Rio’ Lipstick (£8), which is this lovely bright red shade and I love it! For my hair I just used my straighteners to add some soft waves, but this look would also look great with some soft curls.

So that was my little Valentines get ready with me! I hope you enjoyed this post and it’s hopefully given you some ideas for when you’re getting ready this Valentines Day!

Now it wouldn’t be Valentines without a little gift and the lovely team over at Yves Rocher sent me over another of the Yves Rocher Quelques Notes d’Amour L’eau de Parfum for one of you to win! So to enter, just use the Rafflecopter below and make sure you read the T&C’s..

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3. This giveaway will run for two weeks, until the 26th February.

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