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MA Beauty Insider: Romantic Valentine’s Day Style

Saturday, February 08, 2014

 

Don't be afraid to spice things up this Valentine's Day with some sexy lingerie.

Roses and hearts take center stage on Valentine’s Day. But like the maligned Christmas sweater, you don’t want to overdo the theme. Tarry here for ways to infuse a little romance into your Valentine style:

Red nails

Wear all black if you must but turn your nails into mini jewels. Fire engine red, sparkly vamp, or cherries in the snow - shiny nails in the red family look so festive. And if you’re an extra blessed this Valentine’s Day, red and diamonds look smashing together! Be prepared just in case.

Red lips

Iconic red lips speak passion. Choose a hue that works with your coloring: blonds look great in pinky red; dark-haired, think deeper burgundy. There are many luscious variations. Remember to go lighter on eye makeup and soften the blow with a swipe of gloss. He won’t be able to keep his eyes off your kissable lips across that candlelit table.

Wardrobe touches

Many women feel that red is not their best shade. Enter accessories: try a warm cashmere shawl in garnet, red’s softer sister. Wear it as a scarf over your coat and then drop it across your shoulders at the theater or restaurant for color as well as warmth. Keep your outfit monochromatic in dashing greys or cozy browns. Sophisticated and old-world romance at the same time.

Jewelry

We got the BFF thing between diamonds and red but how about a pretty enamel heart-shaped brooch on that fur scarf? Maybe Mom has a gorgeous 1960’s cocktail ring or a pair of vintage rhinestone earrings in her jewel box. What day is better for a little bling than dreamy Valentine’s Day? If not now, when?

Underpinnings

No discussion of Valentine style is complete without lingerie. A romantic dinner for two is the perfect time for black or red lace under your warm sweaters. Tarting it up just a wee bit is not completely out of realm and sets a mood. For love, that is.

An unexpected touch

Lastly, if he charmed you with confections and filled your home with red roses, claim one especially perfect blossom to carry along with your evening bag. It’s a beautifully feminine soupçon and will look sweet resting on the dinner table and all who pass will know what a lucky girl you are!

 

Donna Macdonald is a freelance writer who enjoys covering topics of interest to women, especially fragrance, style, beauty. She has also written marketing material for a women's book that hit the New York Times Bestseller list and netted her an up close and personal discussion on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Donna currently writes her own personal blog, alovelyinconsequence.blogspot.com where she also writes about issues close to a woman's heart. Donna believes that when a woman finds beauty in the world, she will find beauty in herself.

 

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