Happy Valentine’s day!
My lack of posting on this blog has been awful recently! In the past month I’ve drifted between two different jobs, decided to pack my whole life up and move across the country to Manchester. Quite eventful to say the least!
I’ve been working on a few posts and here there, and a few YouTube videos, the videos however aren’t really up to the quality I would like so I may have to refilm a few!
Keeping with the Valentine’s tradition I’ve compiled my favourite Valentine’s looks (Hair, make-up and nails) from some of my favourite fellow beauty bloggers.
Have a look below to be inspired; I’m off to spend all day pampering myself for this evening!
1. “Lana Del Rey Makeup Tutorial” by Maya Mia
Maya Mia is just beautiful, and her tutorials are wonderfully eloquent and simple for even a complete beauty novice! This Lana Del Rey tutorial is a wonderful step-up from a standard cat eye look and creates a gorgeous simple Valentines look.
2. “Autumn/Fall Makeup Tutorial 2013” by Cinnamonjules
Cinnamonjules is a gorgeous beauty blogger from the UK (represent!). Her tutorials are straight to the point, and she chooses great music for her videos! This look uses simple copper eye shadow with a dramatic dark red lip to add a touch of colour to your Valentines makeup.
3. “How to get BIG SEXY HAIR!” – Teni – Missmaven.com
Teni Panosian (Miss Maven) is a YouTube beauty legend! Even my friends who aren’t really fussed with makeup love her tutorials and have heard of her work. This hair tutorial I have been obsessed with for years, I swear by it and I can’t go on a night out without watching it first! For big, beautiful hair this is hands down the best tutorial on YouTube.
4. “Elegant Braided Up-Do” by Luxyhair
Luxyhair are another YouTube channel staple. I love their hair tutorials and always find their guides on taking care of hair extensions extremely helpful! For those of you heading for a classier Valentines evening, this simple, elegant updo is gorgeous for a sophisticated evening of drinks and dinner!
5. “Gold and White Valentine’s Day Nails” by Ohnailart
I love the use of colour on this cute nail art design. Valentines day often brings out the most garish of reds, but the use of a soft, subtle gold makes this nail art more refined and elegant; I think I will be following this tutorial myself for this evening!
6. “FOUNDATION, CONTOUR AND HIGHLIGHT TUTORIAL” by Binny Khan
Binny Khan is my go to YouTube beauty guru! Her eye make-up tutorials are gorgeous and as we have similar skin tones and features its great for me to learn new techniques to highlight different areas! I adore contouring and this tutorial is without a doubt one of the best on YouTube (and I’ve seen all of them!). For those of you who love contouring as much as I do its also worth checking out make up artist Samer Khouzami on Instagram; his photos are fascinating and his contouring skills are perfection!
7. “Hagai Avdar Make Up Artist – חגי אבדר אמן איפור” by חגי אבדר
I’ve only recently discovered this YouTube channel, but the eye makeup looks are beautiful! This video creates two different eye looks; both a dramatic smokey eye. I will definitely be using this makeup tutorial for this evening! Nothing better than a gorgeous smokey eye!
8. “THE PERFECT RED LIP” by MakeupByLeinaBaaaby
It wouldn’t be Valentines Day without a gorgeous red lip to flaunt around! This red lipstick tutorial is gorgeous! I’m more a nude girl myself but if I wasn’t so clumsy and ran the risk of getting red lipstick all over everyone, I would 100% wear this out!
9. “How to get Perfect Nude Lips” by Hollie Wakeham
Hollie Wakeham is hilarious; her videos really make me laugh AND learn great makeup techniques! For those of us who prefer a nude lip this is a perfect tutorial to get natural looking, voluptuous lips; and we know that everyone wants perfect kissable lips on Valentines Day!
10. “DRY & CRUSTY TO KISSABLE LIPS!” by Patricia Bright
And finally, a quick video on how to curb those winter lips and turn them into perfect kissable lips for Valentines!
Hope you all have a lovely Valentines day! My date night tonight involves drinking and a lot of dancing!