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Happy Friday! With the weekend just hours away (or happening now, depending on when you’re reading this), I thought it would be the perfect day to talk about date night beauty. Hopefully some of you are headed out on a date this evening, or maybe tomorrow night. Getting ready for date night is my absolute favorite! When we have plans to dine at a new restaurant or celebrate a special occasion, I am all about primping, from head to toe! Doing so creates extra excitement around the night, and let’s be honest, what woman doesn’t enjoy a little extra self-care or pampering themselves with a service they don’t typically indulge in?
If you have a date night around the corner, or are now convinced you need to add one to the calendar, let’s talk date night beauty tips!
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Five Ways to Step Up Your Date Night Beauty Game
Pamper Yourself with a Facial
This is hands-down one of my favorite ways to prepare for date night. There are few things better than having your skin glow along with the natural glow you’re giving off on date night. While I wouldn’t recommend booking a facial the day of your date night, you never know how your skin may react. Or if you’re like me, you don’t like putting on make-up shortly after receiving a facial. Schedule your facial 2-3 days prior. That way, you’re past the stage of inflammation and break-outs, and your face will have the perfect glow!
Try a New Hairdo at DryBar
We all know receiving a haircut instantly makes us feel a little more chic and pulled together. So why not take it a step further and visit your local blow dry bar to try a new look? Trying a different blowout or having them create an updo (or my personal favorite, a unique braid) will instantly step up your game without having to commit to a completely different haircut. It also allows you to sit back and relax prior to your date while a hairstylist works their magic on your hair. A great way to pamper yourself and prepare for date night!
Pick Up a New Lipstick
A super similar and affordable way to up your game for dinner with your favorite person! If you typically wear only neutral lip shades, grab a red or pink. Add a pop of color that’ll be sure to steal your date’s attention and have them eyeing your lips all night long! On the other side, if you’re all about color for everyday wear, spice it up with a neutral or more subtle shade to add just a bit of warmth to your lips. I promise you, this will have your date staring at you all evening, trying to figure out what is different.
Fill in those fine lines or Plump Your Lips with Juvéderm
A long-term date night ready option, JUVÉDERM. JUVÉDERM is a collection of hyaluronic acid fillers, used to add volume to different areas of the face – without surgery. These fillers are a smooth, crystal-clear gel that are administered by injection, available at Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte. Much like the facial, JUVÉDERM is a great way to pamper yourself and prepare your face for special occasions, as well as everyday. Personally, I would opt to add Juvéderm to my lips for added volume and definition – hello Angelina Jolie, please and thank you! Aside from your lips, JUVÉDERM can be used to soften and smooth lines around your nose and mouth. As well as add volume in your cheeks.
The treatment with JUVÉDERM only takes about 15-60 minutes depending on the area being treated. Additionally, you see results immediately. Therefore, you’re date night ready! If you’re local to the Charlotte area, I absolutely recommend booking an appointment with Dr. Adam C. Augenstein of Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte. I personally have received treatments at his office, and several friends and family members of mine, have too.
Add Some Color with a Spray Tan
With summer coming to an end, we could all use a little extra color in our life. I know I’m personally crying a little inside every time I notice my tan lines fade a little more. That may be dramatic, but can’t we all agree that is not a great feeling? The quickest and healthiest way to add a little color back to your skin is, – a spray tan! It’s fast, easy, and so much better than it used to be. My recommendation: Schedule this 1-2 days out. That way you have a chance to let it settle and shower in between the spray tan and your date. Allowing any extra to wash off in the shower, make sure the smell of the spray tan has lifted, and enjoy the glow of a fresh tan!
What is your favorite way to prepare for date night? Or a way you like to treat yourself to feel extra snazzy for a night out with your significant other?