Thursday, 12 February 2015

The Single Girl's Guide to Valentine's Day

Single and feeling a little bit grim/bitter about a day devoted to love and romance? Join the club. That said, hating on Valentine's day can be just as trite and annoying as the thing itself, don't you think? Instead, I'm gonna pamper and treat myself - because I'm worth it... - and then go out with my friends and pretend I'm not lonely have lots of platonic fun. It's meant to be a Hallmark-free zone, but here's some 'Pinspiration' still in-keeping with the Valentine's theme...


001. For daytime makeup, I'll probably go for quite a natural eye and a simple red lip like in this photograph. My Rimmel Kate Matte lipstick in 107 (which is apparently called 'Wine' now, who knew!) is still my favourite red.

002. The Lush offering this Valentine's Day is just gorgeous, and I can't wait to get my hands on the unicorn horn bath melt, in particular. I'm going to have the longest ever bath with New Girl and my REN Glycolacton Radiance Renewal Mask in preparation for my less relaxing night out. (Photo source)

003. Just because we're single, doesn't mean we can't wear nice underwear. This pin made me swoon, so I headed straight to ASOS for my pretty (and comfortable, by the way) triangle bra fix. Their own brand lingerie ranges are so beautiful.

004. Despite my sister, Hanna, being the ultimate nail art pro, I've never really got the hang of it, and I'm not certain it suits me, either. While we've all seen/tried those classic heart tipped nails, I think they're a bit 'out there' for me; I'll probably opt for something like this more minimal Valentine's nail art instead (and I'll be nabbing Hanna's Essie Bahama Mama while I'm at it).

005. For going out, I'll be making like Cara in this pin and opting for a dark lip (hello my go-to MAC Dark Side lipstick + MAC Nightmoth lip pencil combo) and a sultry (hah) smokey eye.

As for my actual plans... I'm going to be doing a very deliberate 'not-Valentine's' with my friends (and by that I mean what we do every weekend: go out, have a drink, have a dance, eat 'lunch' at 4pm the next day and then collapse in a heap for the entire evening with a film) to make it a bit more bearable. As it's my friend Jack's last weekend in England before he abandons me jets off to go adventuring in Cambodia, I might force Valentine's themed drinks on everyone or something because I think I'm hilarious. And you?

(In case you happened to notice my lack of blogging for the past few weeks, it's been quite a rough month. I decided not to go into that in this post, or bother apologising, but you can read my Time To Change #Take5ToBlog post here).

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