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12.2.17

Favourite Products To Use For Valentine's Day

Hi everyone,

Valentine's Day is one that my boyfriend and I don't really celebrate due to it coming two weeks after my birthday and two weeks before his. Also with Christmas not that long ago it can become and expensive few months if we're not careful! Instead we usually make each other a card and do something nice that day, whether it's snuggling up at home for a cosy tea in or if we are pushing the boat out, we might head out for a meal somewhere. Whatever we get up to I still like to make a little effort with my makeup so I thought I would share a few of my favourite products that I will be using.


A red lip adds the perfect finish to any Valentine's Day makeup look and my favourites at the moment are the MaxFactor lipstick in Cherry Kiss and more recently I have loved using the Christmas Stocking Matte Lipgloss by Tanya Burr. I am telling you this lipgloss does not budge so it is perfect if you are eating out!

If red is not your thing, you might like Impassioned by MAC for an alternative lip look. This is not one for the faint hearted as it is a very bright pink shade but with a name like Impassioned I think it was made for this time of year!

Swatches left to right: MaxFactor Cherry Kiss, MAC Impassioned and Tanya Burr Christmas Stocking
To match a red lip I also love red nail polish. Devils Delight from Boots No.7 is just the perfect shade for me and is one that I reach for so often. I also love OPI in the shade Colour To Diner For if you fancy something darker and more of a deep red shade.


For me no makeup look is complete without a little shimmer or glow, especially when it's a special occasion. The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone is one of my all time favourites and has successfully managed to send all other highlighters to the back of my makeup drawer. I'm sure most of you have read the hype around it but if you are wondering whether or not it is worth the hefty £32 price tag then I can well and truly confirm that it is.


Finally, I won't be leaving the house without a spritz of the Chloe perfume which I got for Christmas. I just love, love, love this fragrance and find that it makes me feel extra special and put together whenever I wear it :)


I hope you enjoyed this post and are having a lovely weekend. Will you be doing anything this Valentine's Day? 

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx


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  1. You can never go wrong with red, so gorgeous!

    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

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    1. I totally agree, red is always a winner with me :) x

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  2. I adore the Chloe perfume! I think I have the large-medium size and have been wearing it for the past couple of years. I'm not usually a huge fan of MAC lipsticks, but Impassioned looks like my kind of red. Not too in your face, but subtle and pretty. Happy Valentine's!

    xx Laura / Laurantaina Beauty Blog

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    1. I love the Chloe perfume and think it's just such a pretty, feminine scent. Impassioned is a fab lipstick but I think it's come up more red in the photos and is quite pink in real life. It's such lovely colour though and perfect for Valentine's Day x

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  3. A red lip is always a staple for valentines! That Tanya Burr one looks gorgeous xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. I was so impressed with this Tanya Burr one, I have been wearing it so much recently and it's perfect for celebrating Valentine's Day :) x

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  4. My birthday must fall around the same time as yours! I've always "celebrated" it however there's never been a really great Valentine's Day yet. At this stage I'm so over it too. I've always been one for flowers but some Chloe would be nice too. I love that scent.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Aw well happy belated birthday! I hope this Valentine's Day is better for you if you've not had a great experience in the past. I think it has just become a bit to commercial and is more of a money making thing these days but it's always nice to spend time with loved ones and show them how much they mean to you. x

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  5. There's just something empowering on wearing red lipstick. I love your picks, especially MAC's Impassioned!

    - Gretch of GG Memochou

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    1. Definitely, I always feel extra glam and put together when I wear red lipstick x

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  6. It's clearly all about that red for you :-D I'm not much of a red lip kinda girl, really, I prefer pink or peach, or a good nude.

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    1. I do love a red lip! You might like Impassioned if you're more of a pink person but it is quite bright! x

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  7. I find the pinky-red MAC lipstick adorable! I won't celebrate Valentine's Day, as I broke up with my boyfriend 6 months ago. I will be celebrating Trifon Zarezan instead. It's a traditional Bulgarian holiday, also known as a day to show appreciation to the vine-growers and wine-makers. So I guess I will drink a lot of wine :D Enjoy the day with your beloved one!

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    1. I'm sorry to hear you have broken up with your boyfriend but I have to say Trifon Zarezan sounds absolutely amazing! I think I need to introduce this tradition to my friends and family so we can celebrate too! I hope you have a wonderful time :) x

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  8. My husband and I make each other cards as well! That Tanya Burr lip gloss looks gorgeous. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. I love making cards, it's something a bit different to do and we get quite competitive haha seeing who can make the best one! x

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  9. so so lovely cosmetics. They are perfect for Valentine's DAy.
    I love the red lipstick xx

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    1. Thank you :) hope you have a lovely day x

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  10. Same here, girl. My hubby and I have been together 11yrs now and have celebrated enough Valentine's Days to know it can or should I say IS a very expensive and commercialized holiday. We no longer dine out at fancy restaurants on the actual day because they jack up the prices and cram so many people in that it feels anything but romantic. Especially when the couples to your right and left are trying to listen to every word you're saying haha! So, he's been making it somewhat of a tradition these past couple of years to cook a nice dinner for me at home, since he's an amazing cook and doesn't cook often because of his long hours at work. As for the makeup you've shared here, it seems as though I need to try Tanya Burr's lipsticks, I like that they stay put when eating. I hate when I wear a bold color and it ends up all over my face haha! I also need to finally get on the BECCA highlight bandwagon, I read nothing but positive things about both Moonstone and Champagne Pop! Thanks for sharing these beautiful products with us, girlie, and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. I think that's such a lovely idea though and for me it's nice when the evening has been thought out and made more personal rather than just going out to a noisy restaurant! My boyfriend and I had our card making competition this evening and it was actually so much fun although I don't think we decided on a winner in the end! I really want to try some of the other shades in the Becca highlighters as I have been using Moonstone almost every day. I keeping thinking I should use some of my other ones but then think why would I when the Becca one is the best?! I hope you have had a lovely Valentine's Day :) x

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  11. Gorgeous shades of red - MAC Impassioned looks like the most perfect shade of red for Valentine's Day ever! I'm actually thinking of picking up this Chloé fragrance too sometime soon, as although I'm rotating a couple of faves, it really does smell gorgeous! Happy Valentine's Day :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. Impassioned is such a lovely shade but I think it has come out more red in the photos as it's quite pink in real life. Ooh you should definitely treat yourself to the Chloe perfume, is so lovely and such a classy fragrance. I hope you've had a lovely Valentine's Day :) x

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  12. You cannot beat a gorgeous red lip for Valentine's!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. I totally agree, a red lip is always a winner for me :) x

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  13. These are some perfect makeup for Valentine's Day for sure and such gorgeous shades of red lipsticks although I don't tend to favor this shade personally. Chloe is such a beautiful fragrance. I have samples and love it. xx

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. For me you can't go wrong with a red lip on Valentine's Day and the Chloe perfume is just so lovely :) x

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  14. Love the making cards idea, such lovely red shades x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

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    1. I really enjoyed making the cards this year, it was so much fun :) x

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  15. Great post! I always get all dolled up for Valentines Day! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. I do like getting dressed up if we are going out, it's all part of the fun for me :) x

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  16. I hope you had a great Valentines day! I really want to get a Chloe perfume.
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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    1. Thank you :) I hope you had a fab Valentine's Day too! x

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  17. I'm exactly the same as you babe- we tend too budget on Valentines as it's our anniversary 2 weeks before :) We just headed for cheese and wine on the beach this year. These red lippies are all so lovely- I should try that Tanya Burr product as I am the queen of smudges :p I also NEED this Becca Highlighter

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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    1. Aw cheese and wine on the beach sounds absolutely perfect :) not sure it would be quite the same if we tried to do it in England though haha. Yes the Becca highlighter is absolutely gorgeous, I definitely want to get it in some of the other shades x

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  18. I really love red colour!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
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    1. I love red too, especially for Valentine's Day! x

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  19. You and I don't celebrate VDay for the same reason, Hannah, our birthdays are way too close. LOL! I need to try Tanya Burr Christmas Stocking, that shade is stunning!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Haha I know, it just gets way too expensive, especially because Christmas wasn't that long ago either. I hope you had a lovely day though x

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  20. I don't really celebrate Valentines either, This makeup looks lovely though. Hope you had a nice day!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thank you :) I hope you had a lovely day too x

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  21. I am not a big fan of Valentine's! Lovely post!
    Dora xx
    www.BangsBang.com

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  22. I thought I was following you and now I see Bloglovin didn't work :( Now I am definitely following you, so I won't miss a post, like I did with this! Sorry! Loved the colour of the nail polish, since I am a big fan of red and nail polishes :) Hope you have a very nice weekend!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much for following Denise :) I love red nail polishes too and think a red manicure is just so classy :) I hope you're having a lovely weekend x

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  23. This is such a good post! It really does capture the spirit of Valentine's Day through makeup! My husband and I usually spend VDay with family mainly because I really don't like going out on Vday lol.
    Awesome post!

    -PerlaGiselle
    iamperlita.com

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed the post :) I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day too x

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  24. That MAC lipstick r so good,and that how can refuse that becca highlighter? You have such amazing valentine! Happy valentine my dear, I hope we can always stay in touch.

    xo
    ayu

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    1. I totally agree, you can't beat a MAC lipstick :) I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day and thank you for your lovely comment. x

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  25. Amazing :)

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