3.06.2013

{beauty board} daytime romance

Daytime dates are my undoing. Though they oftentimes usually lack the high drama and sophistication of evening affairs; they tend always to hold the promise of childlike innocence. Picnics in the park, days at the fair, late-afternoon museum visits…activities which call for low-key hair and makeup that is easy to maintain from sun-up to sundown, and utterly enchanting - in a delicate and dreamy sort of way. Here’s one of my favorites.

{beauty board} daytime romance

first blush There is nothing so disarming and romantic as the Après-ski look – the natural rosy flush created by being out in the cold all day; thus the reason it is one of my go-tos for daytime dates. Simply take a soft pink powder blush {I love Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush}, and swirl it on the apples of your cheeks for a fabulously flushed look {no arctic temperatures required}.

twinkling eyes I am the biggest advocate of smoldering eye makeup; but for daytime dates, a soft shimmer is all you need to truly captivate your date du jour. Maybelline's ExpertWear Luminous Lights Eyeshadow Quad in Opal Lights is a must. The pastel pink, yellow, blue, and brown shades included create a fairytale-like prismatic effect that manages to be glamorous yet extremely natural at the same time.

soft waves Princess hair. That is exactly what smooth, shiny, loose, soft waves are reminiscent of - the hair of Disney princesses. That fact aside, soft waves are incredibly versatile as they look incredible framing your face, or swinging flirtily ponytail style. Sultra's The Bombshell 3/4 Inch is my current beauty tool BFF, as it makes waves in minutes and keeps hair looking shiny. Total win-win in my book.

pink pout When it comes to daytime date lipstick, it's all about staying true to the saying your lips, but better. Go for a color along the pink / nude / rose spectrum {I'm a big fan of BECCA's Ultimate Matte Colour in Eloise} that is, essentially, your natural color magnified. It's noticeable yet unfussy and works so well at brightening up your entire face.

va-va-volume What are soft waves without the bubbly bounce seen in hair commercials? Seriously in-com-plete. After you've curled your hair, spritz Oscar Blandi's Texture & Volume Spray {this stuff is incredible. Trust.} throughout for saucy volume that lasts. all. day.


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40 comments

ellie said...

So many wonderful ways to get such a wonderful spring look. Great ideas!

ivy's closet said...

So cool. Looks like some great products too. Loved your write up too.

Caitlin and Megan said...

Sweet and sensible. I love the eyeshadow!

mazzymay said...

More amazing things for my wish list.

Matea Saric said...

Can this blush be any cuter? :))
I was just thinking, it's funny how every time I open Blogger at work your new post pops up :))

ellie's desk said...

Sweet makeups!

lucy and sarah said...

Love today's post. So many beautiful things.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I seriously have to try this volume spray, Erika! thanks for sharing.
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Avril Joanne said...

I really wanna get that blush!! x

Discount Chica said...

As a pale girl, I am always looking for the next "new" blush. I'm really excited to try yours you posted.

Thanks!

Georgina Castellucci said...

I love my wand too! I get the best curls :)

Laura Bear said...

What a great blush! I must try it!

Denisa said...

Oo, I like all that items. Some of tham I didnt see before, so .. Great inspiration. Have a nice day.

http://www.fashiondenis.com/

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I'm intrigued by the fun Becca shade and will check it out now!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Midnight Cowgirl said...

You can never go wrong with princess hair!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I heart that blush Erika! You always round up the cutest makeup!

xo Mary Jo

Krystal said...

i'm digging that pink pout color!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i wanted to try one of the curlers

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome products!
Must try that texture and volume spray!

xoxox,
CC

Sara Gerard said...

Yes!I would love all of these please & thank you!

janettaylor said...

First blush!

Josie said...

I DESPERATELY want to try out that curling iron!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

knockingonfashionsdoor said...

Love all this pink world ;D!!

Tights Lover said...

I love the first blush! ...and it's so much better than my typical 'apres-ski' look of: cuts/bruises...

Trendy Mondays said...

I have tons of different blushes... so important! The Après-ski look sounds really good to me!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

It's been a long time since I've been on a daytime date, but you are right--they are very sweet!

www.ohtobeamuse.com

Allison Deutschman said...

I nominated you for the Leiber Award!
Find out more about it: http://clearingpreppysname.com/2013/03/06/the-dearest-award/
Allison

Dancing Branflake said...

Urgh. Now I want a daytime picnic with that cute man of mine. Looking chic with rosy cheeks and almost nude lips. Sigh.

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

I agree, I waaaay prefer daytime dates and I love this collection! That lippy looks absolutely divine, might have to give that a go...

Rebecca said...

Amazing products! I just love that blush! Fantastic!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

MOSAMUSE said...

loving the new graphics!! i love a soft pout
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.MOSAMUSE.com

monica said...

it's been a while! your blog is delightful...just as i remembered :)

Iris said...

The blush is really cute!

Sherin said...

Gorgeous products. I love that eyeshadow palette.

Ann said...

Oh I'm with you,
daytime dates have so much innocence in them that sometimes make you think its just a friendly thing. Love soft waves too for dates it looks so feminine and men like it.

Stella StyleArua said...

Great ideas!!!

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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Love the pink pout!

I Love Everything About It said...

Love love love your make ups! and the Physicians formula blush which I have in natural. I love it!

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Have a great day!
Ellaine, MuaHugs

Camille said...

That blush is so pretty! I would love to have it as part of my makeup collection.

xoxo
Camille
http://thefunkyfashionista.blogspot.com/

knockingonfashionsdoor said...

Sorry for commenting so late :( although I follow you every day...!!!

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