An Early Valentine {date night beauty must-haves}…

Today I’m taking you inside my Valentine’s date with Drew; from selecting my date night beauty look, to getting ready, to heading out on the town with my Valentine…. nordstrom-beauty-department mac-lipstick-colors nordstrom-beauty-department-mac-counter nars-light-pink-blush pink-peonies-beauty-posts nordstrom-beauty-dept^^Jacket: BCBG (simlar style) | Sweater: Kate Spade (on sale!!!) | Pants: J.Brand, old (similar style)red-felicity-and-coco-dress jo-malone-english-pear-and-freesia-valentines-day je-taime-rifle-and-paper-co-stationary shoe-closet-shelving valentines-day-makeup-ideas lab-puppyvalentines-day-date-outfit-ideas valentines-day-outfit-date-night-ideas maternity-dresses valentines-day-couple-photoshoot valentines-day-inpspired-couples-photoshootpink-peonies-valenintes-day-shoot valentines-day-inspired-couples-photoshootDress: Felicity and Coco | Coat: Trina Turk | Heels: Kurt Geiger | Earrings: Nordstrom | Lips: Lipliner- Hip & Happy by MAC, Lipstick- Creme Cup by MAC, Gloss- Flash Gloss #526 by Armani

Valentine’s Day has always been one of my very favorite holidays! Growing up my mom would deliver a dozen pink roses to me and my sister while we were at school and after, we would come home to a box full of chocolate covered strawberries! Drew has been my ‘valentine’ for the last 5 years and he always has a way of making it so special, just like my mom did when I was younger.

This year I’m going to be in NYC over Valentine’s Day so Drew and I decided to celebrate early! Before each V-Day rolls around,  I try to plan out my beauty look a few days prior because I think every woman (myself included) wants to look and feel amazing on the most romantic day of the year!

For our date, I wanted a soft and romantic feel to my makeup that looked fresh and natural so I stopped into the Nordstrom beauty department to grab a few products to complete my beauty look. I went with a plum smokey eye and a soft pink lip.

If you’re in need of make-up ideas for your date, below are my 5 Valentine’s Day beauty must-haves…

1. Soft pink gloss {I’m wearing Giorgia Armani Flash Gloss #526}

2. Smokey eye palette {I’m wearing Guerlain Eyeshadow Palette #17}

3. Pink blush {I’m wearing NARS Gaitey}

4. Shimmer highlighter {I’m wearing Reckless by NARS}

5. A feminine perfume {I’m wearing English Pear and Freesia}

xo, Rach

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Photos by Emily Egan.

xo, Rach
An Early Valentine {date night beauty must-haves}…
An Early Valentine {date night beauty must-haves}…
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97 thoughts on “An Early Valentine {date night beauty must-haves}…

  1. Aaah I love seeing shots of you both, you’re such a gorgeous couple! The neutrals mixed with the red look amazing! Hope you enjoyed your night.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  2. You look absolutely beautiful, and I’m happy that you were able to celebrate early since you’ll be away. I love Valentine’s Day, I think it is such a wonderful holiday! It’s great to focus on beauty, and, of course, the special someone in your life. I’m missing my hubby right now, as he is away on business in New York. But, thankfully, he’ll be back by Valentine’s Day. Oh, and, please post lots of Instagram pics of New York. I wish I could go someday, but I’ll just live vicariously through you and many other bloggers for now. ;-) Have a lovely day! XO, Maria

  3. Beautiful photos! You guys look amazing! You look so beautiful with your cute bump!
    Nordstrom really has the best! I am off to the US this weekend for two weeks and can hardly wait for my endless tripes to Nordstrom!
    Hopefully see you at Fashion Week!

    xo Sylvia

  4. Your makeup is perfection!! Your eyes look so beautiful! My favorite makeup look on your eyes. The blush is a favorite of mine! I love how you went with a glossy light pink lip. Your outfit is stunning. I love blush and red together. This must be such a special Valentine’s Day with you being pregnant!! Loved this special post!

  5. I’ve never tried a plum smokey eye – I usually go for brown, neutral shades, but the combination of plum eyes and a soft pink lip sound very romantic and feminine – perfect for the occasion!
    I love Nordstrom’s Valentine’s Day heart decorations – so pretty!

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  6. Love this post! All of the photos look beautiful and I cannot get over that coat! You and Drew make such a cute couple and it’s sweet that you celebrated Valentine’s Day early. Hope you have fun in New York :)

  7. Who helped you pick out the beauty products at Nordstrom? I love the different shades that she/he picked out, especially the Guerlain Eyeshadow Palette. I am more fair in color than you and would love to visit with your beauty expert to see what they recommend for me!

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xo, Rach