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How to prep for a Galentine’s night in​

How to prep for a Galentine’s night in​
Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert3 years ago
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If you haven’t managed to bag yourself a hot Zoom date in time for Valentine’s Day, fear not! Galentine’s is just around the corner. February 13th, also known as Galentine’s Day is a great chance to get glammed up and show love for your girlfriends. To help you out we’ve put together some simple steps to help you prep for a virtual Galentine’s night in. 

Prep your skin

Let’s start with the basics...skincare! Prep your skin with the AMELIORATE Smoothing Body Exfoliant. Made with Biodegradable Bamboo Granules and Lactic Acid, the formula works to chemically exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells and ingrown hairs for a softer and smoother texture. Once you’ve been buffed to perfection, give yourself a sun kissed glow with the Bondi Sands 1 Hour Express Aero Aerated Self Tanning Foam. The quick drying formula applies effortlessly and leaves you with a streak-free coverage in no time! Once you’ve achieved your desired glow, rinse off and coat yourself in the Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Body Butter. The indulgent formula will leave you feeling smooth and smelling even better. If you're looking for a complexion boost, treat yourself to the Ultimate Glow Skincare Box. It has everything you need to plump up your complexion and make you camera ready!

Treat your tresses

Next up is haircare. If you want to achieve the ‘fresh out the salon look’ delve into the Moroccanoil Color Depositing Mask available in a range of colours to suit your style. The masks work to restore colour, leaving you with a glossy finish for your night ahead. After your locks are deeply conditioned, go ahead and perfect your style. We love the Beauty Works Molly Mae X Beauty Works Curl Kit to create glamorous waves or the ghd Platinum+ White Straighteners to create a super sleek pony.  

Get your glam on

Although you may be sat in front of a screen all night, take the chance to vamp up your makeup look. Start by perfecting your base with the Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF20. The sheer coverage foundation leaves you with a luminous dewy finish and a radiant glowing base all night long. The Bobbi Brown Luxe Metal Rose Eyeshadow Palette is a must-have to bring your look together! Made up of 8 sultry shadows with a range of finishes, your eyes will be instantly transformed for your night ahead. Finish off your look with a pair of statement lashes. The Illamasqua False Eye Lashes in the style ‘Captivate’ help to add volume and depth for long-lasting results. If you want to show off a dazzling smile on camera delve into the Beverly Hills Formula Professional 2 in 1 Whitening Kit, guaranteed to give you professional looking results!

Give yourself a manicure

No girl's night in is complete without great nails. If you’re looking for a quick and easy fix, try the Elegant Touch Nude Collection Nails in the shade Mink. The natural looking oval shapes arrive in ten different sizes ensuring they’ll fit perfectly to your nails. If you want to achieve a salon worthy look, we recommend using the Gel Manicure Kit from Le Mini Macaron. The set comes with a Cherry Red polish, an LED lamp and accessories to leave you with professional results. If you want to get creative,we’ve also pulled together the top 5 Valentine’s Day nail art ideas for you to try.

Find your favourite fragrance

Finish off your prep with a spritz of your favourite feel-good fragrance. The Burberry Brit Sheer Eau de Toilette is a light and playful scent, opening with sweet notes of Pineapple Leaf and Tangerine before falling into a floral heart of Pink Peony and lying on a creamy base of White Musk. Another great iconic aroma is the Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum. The innovative blend combines French Lavender with floral feminine notes to create a statement scent. Simply spritz and enjoy your night ahead! 

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Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert
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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!