Whether a date with your long-term beau or a new cutie you bumped into on the subway, this is the checklist to put your mind and body at ease for date night. So follow me along for a get-ready with me. It’s a sushi night, and I’m ready for the sake and rainbow rolls!
I get home from the gym. Have to get the body feeling and looking right on the health side. I’ve been drinking Zurvita’s Zundora Antioxidant Collagen drink to support my skin. This drink offers a multitude of good-for-you ingredients; rice bran, pomegranate extract, green tea extract, aloe vera, and so much more. Helpful for anyone who is lacking vitamins in their daily diet, Zundora Antioxidant Collagen fills in those gaps with a yummy blackberry flavor. Plus, it’s gluten-free and kosher. This drink sets me up for a great night and my skin for a lifetime.
I beeline to light a candle to get those at-home spa vibes, thanks to Elemis’ Mayfair No.9 Scented Candle. Notes of Lavender, Chamomile & Geranium quickly perfume my bathroom as I get the water warm.
I start my double cleanse with Elemis’ skincare line, beginning with the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm that melts away all that sweat, dirt, and traces of makeup from my workout. It smells like the prettiest bouquet. Lavender, Chamomile, and Eucalyptus scent the balm as I wipe down my face with the little cloth provided.
After I rinse off my face, I go in with my facial wash. Elemis’ Clarifying Clay Wash goes on like a creamy dream! It has a clay mask quality, so I leave it on for a bit while I jam out to some Midnights. After a few minutes I wash it off, my skin soft and clean.
I hop in the shower ASAP. Monday Shampoo and Conditioner is my secret to sniffable curls that fluff into a massive afro. Hydrating and softening ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E penetrate my strands. This line is cruelty-free, PH-balanced, and packaged in the cutest baby pink bottles. It looks adorable in my shower, which now smells like their signature gardenia scent.
My bathroom smells so good! I have to follow up with Elemis’ Mayfair No.9 Hand and Body Wash as my wash for tonight. I scrub every inch of my skin and rinse. My skin is left fragrant and soft.
I dry off a bit, reaching for my Luxe CBD Body Butter from Melach 33. I apply the butter onto my skin and it quickly sinks in. The scent is lightly floral and herbal, thanks to the desert plant oils. The CBD gets straight to work, relaxing my sore muscles and jump-starting my mental relaxation.
I take mouth care very seriously. And the folks at Popgel do too, with their phenomenal toothpaste, which is the world’s first plastic-free toothpaste. The Super Whitening kind is my fav, so minty cool and helps to keep my chompers looking as white as Christmas snow. Popgel is vegan, plastic-free, and keeps my breath fresh all night long. Which I’ll need when going in for some smooches!
Onto my skincare! I indulge in some masks for my face and eyes. Starting out, I grab my Aqua Boost Face Mask from baebody. In the early stages of winter, this mask has made the world of a difference in my skin’s glow. With its blend of camellia seed oil, rosehip oil, and aloe juice I know I’ll be well taken care of. I follow up with grace & stella Energy Drink Eye Masks. These golden patches glisten and gleam as their concoction of plant-based collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C work on your delicate under eyes. I leave it on for 20 minutes as I take some deep breaths and relaaaaax.
I follow up with loads of moisture. December is known for drying out even oily girls like me. Glo Skin Beauty Anti-Stress CBD Drops come in handy. I especially love the jojoba oil and squalane in there. These super powerful oils heal and protect the moisture barrier on my face, leaving me pretty and super chilled out (thanks CBD). I apply a few drops with my Beauty Magnet 5-in-1 Professional Skin Care Tool.
This nifty five-some comes with every skincare tool you’ll ever need. I use the rose quartz roller to help the oil sink in deeper while giving my face a massage. I follow up with the tweezer side and pluck a few stray eyebrow hairs, and I feel like such a goddess.
Oh… I can’t forget my moisturizer to seal in all of my hard work. I reach for Silks Triple Lipid Cream by brandefy skin. This ultra-rich cream contains ceramides, fatty acids, and sterols. AKA I’m gonna be so soft that my hot date won’t stop kissing my face. The best part: it’s unscented and repairs the skin barrier so it works while I play!
Time is flying by and I realize my nails are not as pretty as I’d like. Sometimes life gets hella hectic and the nail salon takes way tooooo long. Luckily, I can pull out my nail goodies from Gelly Drops. They offer the cutest gel nail strips that you simply fit to your nail, apply the gel topcoat and seal with their cordless UV lamp. I pick their holiday collection nail set and apply to my fingernails.
Before I put the gel topcoat on I protect my hands with ManiGlovz! These gloves protect the delicate skin of your fingers and hands while you do your gel manicures. Meaning prettier hands to show off your prettiest manicure! Up to UPF 50+ material these gloves are made from, making them a perfect addition while also at the beach or the pool. But that’s for another season. I put the topcoat on and cure my manicure, leaving me with an adorable set of Christmas-y nails! All in no time.
I am usually a full glam girl when it comes to makeup, but this time around, I’m thinking of a more enhanced version of myself. Meaning some lashes and lip gloss. My go-to gloss has been the ultra-popular Glosshood lip gloss. It’s an innovative gloss and balm hybrid that leaves your lips nourished, supple, and shininggggg. This blend of peppermint, castor, avocado, coconut, and vitamin E oils: winter windstorms have nothing on this gloss. My pout is perfected with Glosshood.
And just like that, I’m finished! Well for now. I do have some extra time to spare… and to end my getting ready routine, I pull out my We-Vibe Touch X vibrator. Though it is small, it’s hella mighty. For me, self-pleasure is the precursor for an amazing night (or day or morning). This soft silicon material is so touchable. There are 7 vibration types, perfect for all of the spicy variety of life. Plus it comes in this gorgeous coral color! *swoon* The Touch X has got me over and over, long after date night.
Now it’s time to head out and get some sushi in my belly. Hope this helped ladies, so you too can have a superb date night with your lover!