Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine´s Day Beauty


I´ve been a girlie kind of girl for as long as I can remember (with the awkward exception somewhere around seventh grade). I used to sneak into my Mom´s vanity, I rimmed my eyes with black kohl so they became completely invisible, smudged the lipstick all over my lips and spent hours in front of the mirror, admiring my work. Luckily, my make-up techniques have evolved quite a lot over the years, and I can finally manage my eyeliner without looking like a racoon! Trying new products and pampering are still two of my favorite activities. When I feel really sad or overwhelmed, when I have the impression that nothing´s going right, I pour myself a hot bubble bath, put on hair and face masks, close my eyes and just let my thoughts flow. And when I leave my bathroom feeling all beautiful, I can usually put all my troubles in perspective.
This was equally true when I was single and feeling blue on Valentine´s day. I never used to trash this holiday, on the contrary, I used my free time to pamper my most fabulous self, and guess what? It really worked! So why not to keep this tradition?



Have you already checked out the guest post I made for lovely Amanda? I´m sharing a few Valentine´s Day styling tips, and there are some seriously fabulous clothes involved!
16. Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist, $25.00

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26 comments:

  1. wow, gorgeous goodies! I would probably love to have everything from your selection :P especially those eyeshadows.

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  2. Numbers 1, 5 and 12 please come my way :D I love your lists!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  3. Jasmin candle would be so nice its on of my favourite scents.

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  4. So interesting post!!
    Great ideas :D
    xoxoxo ^^
    http://janakitchen.blogspot.com

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  5. nice ideas, but the most important thing I'm gonna do is cook for my hubby and pamper him totally with love heheh

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  6. 1,2,5,8 and 12 are my faves!Gorgeous goodies.
    xoxo Sabrina

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  7. I love Chanel no. 5, my mum always wears it :)
    xx

    www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

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  8. Love all of these treats! :)

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  9. Totally love the idea of pink sparkly nails for Vday!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  11. LOVE your perspective, Ivana! As always! :) I also love to take a bubble bath and beautify myself when I'm feeling down. Doing my makeup is one of the most relaxing and therapeutic part of my day! Great makeup suggestions, too!! Someone needs to give me an unlimited shopping spree at Sephora or Saks!

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  12. Pampering yourself is a must!

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  13. #1 - I wish you would have inserted a picture of you from 7th grade looking like a raccoon. #2 - Yes, bubble baths are bliss!

    xoxo
    A

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  14. I agree with you, there's nothing better than taking care of ourselves!

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  15. LOVE that Essie color!!!

    Julie
    Check out my blog!! xx
    www.celebrityowned.com

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  16. I used to love Benefit Bathina Body Balm in high school but I had forgotten all about it. Thanks for the reminder, I need to pick some up.

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  17. so pink!

    http://www.the-beautiful-things.com

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  18. lovely!!!i think love is in the air...

    a kiss from the
    cocobloggers

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  19. great goodies, i think i need some chanel no. 5 ;)

    Just Tututiny

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  20. Love that glittery nailpolish, very valentines day.

    www.21saraloves.blogspot.com

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  21. The Bathina Body Balm packaging is adorable!

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  22. Such pretty makeup picks! Half the fun of getting dolled up is using things with pretty packaging : )

    ...Lauren

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