A beauty editor’s guide to getting prepped for Valentine’s Day

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Whether it’s a romantic night with your partner or a fun-filled ‘Galentine’s’ with the girls, most of us want to still be looking and feeling our best on February 14.
Here’s the Styletto Mag guide to getting prepped for Valentine’s.




White Glo Teeth Whitening Accelerator Kit, £30




Nothing is more attractive than a beaming smile. In the lead up to your hot Valentine’s date, use this 10 minute at-home teeth whitening kit daily for choppers that are at least eight shades whiter.
This is super easy to use and won’t feel like a chore like some other whitening kits. Simply pop the gel into the trays, press the machine button and spent 10 minutes with this on for speedy whitening.
Through the power of dentist approved blue light technology, the White Glo Accelerator safely remove stains and discolouration for fast, effective results, without damaging teeth or gums.Results show fast and this won’t leave your teeth or gums in any pain, so it’s perfect for sensitive gnashers.

Available from Boots.


Little Soap Company Eco Warrior Exfoliating Bar, £4


In the two days leading up to any false tan application, use this natural exfoliating soap bar fragranced with citrus essential oils and blended with oatmeal for a gentle, gradual, natural exfoliation.
Known as a superfood for the skin and a natural exfoliant, oatmeal helps to reduce excess oil relieving skin from irritation and itching.

Available from Sainsburys + Littlesoapcompany.co.uk


Milani Prep + Brighten Rose Face Oil, £20


Prime your skin before makeup application with this divine Rose Face Oil from Milani. This contains an indulgent custom blend of Vitamin C, Sunflower,  Apricot Kernel, Sweet Almond, and Crambe Abyssinica Oils designed to brighten and balance the skin, and reduce the signs of ageing. Weightless and fast absorbing, it nourishes the skin and replenishes moisture for a youthful, dewy glow that will give you that loved up flush for Valentines.

Available at Boots



Embryolisse Gentle Night Peeling Care Radiance Secret, £18



Wake up to a luminous complexion with the Gentle Night Peeling Care Radiance Secret from French pharmacy skincare label; Embryolisse. This nutrient-packed treatment that promotes cell renewal overnight when skin is most receptive. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin types, the multi-functional formula works to exfoliate, moisturise, soothe and soften skin for a smoother, refined texture that glows with youthfulness. Use this the night before Valentine’s to wake up with firmer, plumper and more radiant looking skin.



Nanogen 7 in 1 Thickening Shampoo, £9.95



If you don’t have time for a fancy blow dry in the lead up to your date, make sure you have fuller, more lustrous locks with this thickening shampoo from Nanogen.
This luxurious product contains a powerful hydrating formula designed to keep your hair and scalp in optimal condition for thick, healthy hair.
Tresses look fuller, bouncier and shinier in an instant.

Available from nanogen.com



Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, £12.99 

This Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie enriched with Silk Protein and Neem Oil , defines curls, reduces frizz and smoothes hair for a soft, silky feel. Coconut and Neem Oils restore moisture and create brilliant shine. Nutrient-rich vegetable butters condition hair without weighing it down for bouncy, healthy curls.



Osmo Blinding Shine Serum, £5.40


Pop some of this dazzling shine serum on your freshly washed and dried hair for the ultimate shiny finish.
This will instantly smooth excess frizz and tame tresses for a silky mane. Apply just a tiny amount to the mid-lengths and roots for Claudia Winkleman-worthy hair.

Available at Osmo.uk.com


Jane Scrivner Masquerade, £29


This calming, cleansing and radiance boosting french clay face masque can be used on the day of your date to help instantly revive dull, tired and stressed-out skin.
It also contains essential oils which help to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and are natural decongestants.



LA Girl Lip Attraction ‘Irresistible’ £6

This rosy pink lipstick is the perfect hue for perfecting your pout with next level luminosity.
The hybrid-gloss formula sweeps onto lips for a highly pigmented, super comfortable colour that makes it perfect for potential kissing.
Enriched with vitamin E, this creamy lip colour hydrates lips whilst making them look great.

Available at beautybay.com


Lash Boosting 3-in-1 Mascara Gotham Black Artistry Studio, £28.10


This 3-in-1 mascara volumises, separates and lifts lashes instantly; containing Calendula Flower Extract, Vitamin E and Vitamin C to help condition lashes.  Carnuba Wax helps lift, curl and boost volume giving an intense, bold finish that lasts all day. With an easy-to-twist  3-in-1 adjustable wand that lengthens, curls, lifts and separates lashes. Perfect for batting those gorgeous lashes at your date.

Available online here 


Frances Prescott Tri-Spritz , £45



The final finishing touch is a setting spray to set your look for the night.
This 3-in-1 multi-functional facial mist helps to re-hydrate, refresh and protect your skin with nutrient packed ingredients.
It feels as light as water but helps to calm and firm the skin while reducing inflammation. Algae from pure spring water creates an effective environmental barrier to protect the skin from pollution and modern day living.

Available here: Francesprescott.com

Styletto Mag is a Scottish online magazine that publishes the latest articles on fashion, beauty, travel, food and relationships. The site was founded in August 2011. Styletto Mag is a sleek, easy to access online magazine which features shopping trends, beauty reviews, funny features, and women's lifestyle articles. To contribute or submit articles, send them to editor.styletto@gmail.com.

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