Sweet and romantic: Must-have last-minute items for Valentine’s Day

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You have your dress picked out. You know what you’re doing, but do you have everything set to go in terms of beauty?

Whether you’re spending it with your BFF or BF, Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday. I mean, who doesn’t love dressing up? Even if you aren’t going to town with the outfit, I always make it a priority to look cute. Whether that means curled hair or freshly painted nails.

I took a look at my collection and come up a list of V-Day must-haves, whether that means they’re gift ideas or just some inspo for your makeup look. Hair The thing that my boyfriend first saw about me was my hair, so I always try to keep it in tip-top shape. I recently went blonder, which means that a purple shampoo will keep my colour looking nice and fresh. L’Oreal Professionnel Vitamino Color A-OX gives you colour radiance while nourishing, conditioning, and enhancing shine. I love the Soft Cleanser shampoo (which is purple); the Colour Radiance Protection and Perfecting Conditioner, which leaves your hair soft and detangled; and the Colour Radiance Protection and Perfecting Jelly Mask, which targets weakened and damaged areas of colored hair and wraps it into a lightweight film to protect against every day wear and tear.

If you want to get really festive, throw in some pink highlights courtesy of the new L’Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour in the colour pink. Available in a rainbow of shades, this hair colour washes out in four to eight washes. Perfume and lashes For scent, you’re going to want to wear something flirty and one of my favourite fragrance brands is Juicy Couture. I’ve blogged out some of their other scents, but when I saw the bottle of the new I Love Juicy Couture, with it’s leopard print and crystal detail, I just had to get my hands on it. Notes include taffy apple, tiger lily, and patchouli.  The stye is addictive, seductive and bold.

Any flirty look must be completed with a killer pair of false lashes. I blogged about Kiss a few times last week, but this eyelash brand just kills it when it comes to affordable faux lashes. Try their Looks So Natural line in the style Shy, for a natural, flirty look. Nails and lips Finally, lips and nails are two easy things to cover. A red or pink is always on trend for Valentine’s Day. I love 201 Fuchsia Pink by Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip; it’s the most flattering Valentine’s Day shade and you won’t have to worry about it moving throughout the night.

For the nails, if you’re a natural kinda gal, try out OPI Infinite Shine in Sweet Heart for a subdued romantic pink. Bonus points for soft pinks, they also make your fingers look longer. If you would rather have longer, funkier nails, try out the ImPress One-Step Gel press-on nails.  Again, I blogged about these lashes week, but ImPress has so many cute shades out for Valentine’s Day that honestly could be worn year round as well (seriously, stock up, the designs are so cute).

I would love to know what you’re digging this year for V-Day in the comments below. Let me know your favourite lip colour or nail polish to rock on February 14.

Also, don’t forget to enter my Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage ticket giveaway!

Please note, I received these product for review. All opinions are my own.

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