It’s All About You This V Day

Bahar Etminan

Founder and Editor of

V day isn’t just for lovers. It’s a day to pull out all stops whether you are single and fabulous or loved up to the hilt. I love an excuse for a gloss up and Valentine’s Day presents no shortages of sexy, seductive and gorgeous beauty rituals to indulge in.
Get ready to prep and prime for one beautiful night…
Some like it rough. 
Body scrubs of course. Nothing gets your body glowing and smooth like frank Body scrub. This cult concoction featuring coffee, oils and hydrating benefits will have you soft and sexy as though you’ve spent a day in a spa. We love the original formula. Your skin feels purified and radiance guaranteed.
Coconut Body Scrub, $17.95 from Frank Body 
Cheat sheet.
Charlotte Tilbury is the undisputed make up maestro of the moment. Her signature range is full of ‘can’t live without’ beauty makers that had us at hello. This summer, we have obsessed over Supermodel Body, and why not? This ultra sheer, weightless fluid adds shimmer, glow and shape to all the right places on your body.  Apply down the centre of limbs to elongate and highlight.
Supermodel Body $88 from Charlotte Tilbury 
The Morning After
Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo for Blonde or Dark hair is the ultimate refresher and booster for next day hair. Freshen up your tousled mane or use to boost hair at the roots for a easy desk-to-date freshen up.
Dry Shampoo, $39.95 from Moroccanoil 
Run Your Fingers Through My Hair
Original Mineral C Paste is a light eight fibre infused with delicious coconut oil that gives instant shine and a lovely run your fingers through my hair texture. There is nothing more off-putting than a great hair style that feel gross to the touch. The clever cats at this Australian hair company have once again read our minds and come up with the ultimate styling product.
C Paste, $31.85 for 100g from Original Mineral 
Roses are Red
Set the mood with Aerin by Aerin Lauder Rose the Grasse Candle. The heady red rose fragrance is a seductive alternative to filling your home with lush red roses. Bachelor optional.
Rose the Grasse Candle, $100 from Estee Lauder 
The Body Beautiful
St Tropez tan expert Michael Brown recommends an expertly applied spray tan for  big events to get the most flawless application. If you can’t get to the salon we recommend the fail proof St Tropez Tanning Mousse. Easy to apply (using applicator mit), great natural colour and blends beautifully.
Tan Bronzing Mousse, $39.99 from St. Tropez
Insider Tip: Don’t forget to always always start with a perfectly clean canvas. Remove all old and left over tan with genius new tan remover kit from Antheia. The easy and mess-free two step kit will remove every last trace of an old tan to ensure your next application is perfect, and most importantly lasts longer. Also excellent to clean up a fake tan disaster! We’ve all been there…
Tan Remover Kit, $55 from Antheia 


Make Like a Disney Princess- RESCU Road Test…
Love those Lashes lash extensions are the fast track to seduction. The fluttery or natural lashes make you look instantly more wide eyed and bushy tailed, and make the morning after more beautiful.
We road tested the treatment at their Paddington studio after enviously admiring many a beauty editor who have had a long term affair with this beauty trick. The application takes just over an hour and is completely customised to ensure you get the right look for your face and lifestyle. Upkeep is essential to keep that lux look so be prepared to become seriously addicted and to develop a new beauty habit.
Here’s my before and after from the natural set. The thing to remember is that you have to care for them properly. Follow the instructions and remember to be gentle with them as they do fall out, and they are attached to your own lashes so when yours fall out, so do the extensions. Overall, they are gorgeous and if you have the time and money for regular upkeep, they are definitely  worth the investment.
But if you don’t have time to get your eyelashes done, I recommend Revlon’s Ultimate All-In-One Mascara for a bold, natural and stunning eye.

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