Happy Valentines Day :)

Before I start with my fashion/beauty guide for this special day of the year, I would like to express my appreciation towards all of you who follow albalsamlife.com, and I want to say that I truly love all of my readers, and I appreciate your support and interest in reading what I have to offer.

This valentines day, I decided to focus more on beauty. One of the most romantic beauty essentials that I think are suitable for a valentines day date is a good, feminine fragrance. A suggestion that I really find feminine and romantic, is Victor & Rolf's flower-bomb: One of my all time favorite perfumes

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Another beauty essential - in my opinion - would be a good colored lipstick that he will certainly notice, red and burgundy lipsticks have been trending since the start of this year! I don't see why you shouldn't surprise him with a sexy bold lipstick color on your valentines day date. I am currently obsessed with this Estee Lauder 'plum cotoure' lipstick

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And if you're the kind of girl who prefers gloss over lipstick, here's an alternative for you!

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The smokey eye has always been a sign of sex-appeal and femininity, and it is certainly at the top of my list of favorite makeup trends/styles. A gentle soft brown smokey eye is very suitable for valentines day. It can be paired with a very soft lipstick color (such as nudes/pinks/natural coral) and the good thing about it is that it can also be used with a bold lipstick.

I currently love using the Avon Mocha 4 color pallet. I have been using it for over 3 years now, and I honestly cannot live without! I would strongly recommend you purchase it if you're looking for a very affordable gentle neutral smokey eye pallet (click here to buy it). A more expensive - and better! - version of this pallet is the chanel ombre pallet, available here if you're interested!

Another beauty concern that most girls get on valentines day is related to their hair style. I am also always worried about how my hair looks, and whether a certain hairstyle is suitable and for what event.

I personally think that for a valentines day date, you should be able to show your facial featured to the one that you love - giving the impression that you are confident and comfortable with you significant other. Therefore, I would suggest to go for some form of an updo hairstyle (but of cours it would depend on what kind of date you're going to)

A subtle hair accessory will also a long way, floral prints - as you already know if you've read my previous posts - are an absolute favorite of mine.

Cute hair flowers like the following one are very romantic and sweet

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Those are my four main beauty tips for this year's valentines day, let me know yours x

with love,