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21 Ways to Get Glam on Valentine's Day

Feb 14 2014 - 6:00am

No matter your status, Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to spice things up a bit. Whether you're headed out for girls' night or date night, or you want to treat yourself to a little pampering, we have all your beauty needs covered. From the perfect red lip to a sweet DIY [1] soak, here are 11 tips that will ensure you have a fun and flirty Feb. 14.

Source: Imaxtree [2]

Paint it Pink (and Red)

This heart nail art [3] by Jin Soon Choi is not only easy to re-create but its super cute, too!

Doll Up For Date Night

Play up your date-night style with a look that's soft and pretty [4], or add a splash of color for a look that's sexy and flattering [5].

Source: Caroline Voagen Nelson [6]

Boost the Bosom

Sometimes the right bra just doesn't cut it. If that's the case, use a little makeup trickery to create the illusion of fullness [7] in your date-night LBD.

Let Makeup Get You in the Mood

We all know (and love) the Orgasm blush by Nars [8], but here are a few other products with racy names [9] to get you hot and bothered.

Perfect Flawless Makeup

Whether you've got five minutes to get ready or 45 minutes, achieve a flawless look for Valentine's Day with these time-conscious makeup tips [10].

Act Like an Angel

Who better to turn to for advice than Victoria's Secret Angels Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge? In this tip-filled video [11] they let us in on their Valentine's Day plans and the beauty looks they think work best for date night.

Pamper and Primp

A wax may not be the most exciting part of Valentine's Day, but these tips [12] will ensure the process goes more smoothly — pun intended.

Have a Heart

Nail art can be rather complicated, but when it comes to this heart-filled manicure [13], the steps are simple and the results are sweet.

Set Up a Sweet Spa

Create a relaxing, spa-like setting in your home on Valentine's Day with this skin-softening cocoa soak recipe [14].

Treat Yourself

Use the official day of love to treat yourself (and your loved ones) to these valentine-centric beauty gifts [15].

Source: Flickr user seanmcgrath [16]

Master the Massage

Show your man you appreciate him by giving him an at-home massage [17]. Hint: a little extra spice goes a long way!

Request a Rose

Sure you could request a bouquet, but these rose-scented beauty products [18] are so much better (and they last longer, too).

Channel Your Inner Sex Kitten

Hollywood has some of the sexiest ladies around, and you can sultry hair and makeup looks [19] for your date night.

Entice His Sense of Smell

Perfume isn't the only sweet-smelling beauty product. Pile on these other fragrant beauty products [20] for when your Valentine cuddles close.

Try a Designer Manicure

You've heard of wearing your heart on your sleeve . . . but wearing your heart on your manicure? This Valentine's Day manicure is inspired by Comme des Garcons [21]

Give the Gift of Grooming

Believe it or not, Valentine's Day isn't all about the ladies. Your significant other deserves a gift he can enjoy [22], too.

Do a DIY

With all the leftover roses from Valentine's Day, you can make this DIY petal lip balm [23] so that bouquet won't go to waste.

Wear Lace

Take the lace beyond your wardrobe and into your manicure by following this doily-inspired nail art tutorial [24].

Emulate Movie Beauty

These romantic looks from film [25] could inspire your date-night hair and makeup.

Source: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [26]

Pick Red (or Pink)

Pink and red are the official colors of Valentine's Day, and get in a loving mood once you try these crimson- and rose-toned products [27].

Primp in Minutes

You can pull off sexy, chic hair in a matter of minutes! Grab your flat iron, and learn the tricks to getting sleek hair without any dents — in less than 20 minutes. We can't promise your date will be a great as your hair . . . but at least you'll look good.


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