As most of you know, I’m single and dating at the moment. As a ‘typical girl’ it takes me forever, and a million products to get ready for a date. So, in his post I’m going to give you a behind the scenes look into the process of me getting ready for a date! I can do it in a rush, if need be, but I really would rather not. I enjoy the process – I always have music playing and usually have a pre-drink. A fair few of these products I’m using I’ve blogged about before since I like to use my tried-and-trued products, so I’ll link to the reviews where I can. I hope you enjoy this peek into my life…and if you’re the guy I’m dating, stop reading now, it’ll ruin the illusion.
Today, I’m starting with my nails. I used Ulta3 Violet Rumble* because it’s really pretty and still work-appropriate for the week ahead – to see that and more Ulta3 polishes on my nails read the post I did about them.. Then I plucked my eyebrows which took forever because I’ve been super busy with work and not dedicated enough to my #browgame. I did all this in my dressing gown and while watching Bones on Netflix – it’s one of those formulaic shows that I don’t need to watch that closely to follow the plot, especially since I’m up to my tenth season this year. Yes, I have too much free time on my hands, I’m well aware!
Next up, the shower, since I need plenty of time for my hair to dry. I scrubbed my body with The Coffee Scrub* and used my Lush Snow Fairy body wash – it smells like delicious candy floss and I wish I had bought a larger bottle! I have a few different shampoos and conditioners, but on this occasion I washed my hair with Giovanni Shampoo and Conditioner which I purchased on iherb.com. On my face, I used Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant* to make sure my skin was radiant!
Once I was out of the shower I used Goodness Chia Seed oil* on my face and Weleda Almond Sensitive Skin Body Lotion* on my freshly shaved legs. I like to let my hair air dry but I first used a tangle teezer-style brush and put in some Eleven miracle hair treatment. Once my hair was dry I used some Giovanni Frizz Be Gone Anti-Frizz hair serum – I love this stuff, I’m onto my second bottle of it and have got my mum into it as well. In NZ you can buy it from Farmers, but I usually get mine from iherb.
I was wearing a purple dress, so I turned to the good people of twitter for suggestions about what eye makeup to wear. The answer was a resounding gold/bronze so who was I to disobey!
The products that I used are:
- Clinique Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer (purchase from Sephora AU here)
- MAC Mineralize Foundation NW20 sample
- Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer 2
- Rimmel Stay Matte Transparent Powder
- MAC Easy Manner blush
- NARS Albatross highlighting blush
- Billion Dollar Brows Mad About Brows palette
- Urban Decay Anti-aging eyeshadow primer
- Smashbox on the Rocks palette
- Urban Decay Naked 3 palette
- Bourjois push up mascara
- MAC Syrup lipstick
Here’s how it all looked – I wish I had had time to get my proper camera out for photos but I evidently spent too much time getting ready!
Here’s a closer look at the eye makeup…
I think it was a resounding success – he said I looked beautiful :). By the time I’m finishing writing this and you will be reading this, we’ve had subsequent dates and things are going very well, yaaay!
Do you have a ‘getting ready for dates’ routine? Am I excessively high maintenance? I’d love your comments! Also…you may want to read my post about essentials to pack in your handbag in case of an unexpected overnight stay!*
*Product was given to me by a PR company or beauty brand for the purposes of review.