STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) —Dawn Davis, beauty editor of TotalBeauty.com, visited the KCAL9 studios Monday with her top beauty products that will help you get ready for Valentine’s Day!
BEAUTY PREP #1: THE PERFECT SPOT
Finding the perfect place to go to on Valentine’s Day is the number one stressor that can make or break your date night. Yello, a new and free iOS social media platform, will do all the research and even personalize choices for you all based on the power of personal recommendations.
The best way to describe Yello is a combination of Yelp, Foursquare and Instagram. You can upload pictures of the places you have been and want to recommend to your followers. You can, in turn, search for places with filters by location and categories, such as food, drink, sleep, art, or entertainment.
BEAUTY PREP #2: GET RID OF THE “ICK”
Whether your plan for Valentine’s Day is to go out with the gals, or to get cozy with your guy – BAD breath is the biggest turn off!
GoodMouth.com, a subscription-based toothbrush delivery service, regularly delivers fresh toothbrushes perfectly suited to your family’s needs right to your doorstep for less than three dollars a month. Manufactured to the highest clinical standards, GoodMouth’s curated line of custom-based toothbrushes ranges from ultra-soft bristles for sensitive gums to small brushes for tiny mouths.
Giving Back: With every subscription purchased, the Giving Goodness program donates two brushes or the equivalent in dental care to someone in need through healthcare nonprofits.
BEAUTY PREP #3: SKIN TO TOUCH
Soft skin is a benefit that both you and your honey can appreciate. But during the cold, dry months it can deem a bit challenging.
Make sure you lather up with a nourishing body wash – and make sure the water temperature is not too hot, that can cause dryness and irritation. After your warm shower, immediately use a nourishing lotion rich in vitamins and oils to lock in the moisture. This Molton Brown bodywash and lotion set ($72, http://www.moltonbrown.com) is formulated with anti-oxidant pink pepperpods, warm ginger aroma oils and has a unique complex that instantly firms, comforts and hydrates.
BEAUTY PREP #4: THE BARE MINIMUM
Believe it or not ladies, guys are more attracted to girls who wear as little makeup as possible – so play up your natural features!
Instead of reaching for that bright, messy red lip stick that can get everywhere, opt for a sheer pink with a high gloss finish to draw attention to your lips. This one by Soap & Glory ($16, Sephora) called Sexy Mother Pucker will plump up those lips making them look luscious but not fake looking.
BEAUTY PREP #5: GET PERSONAL
If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day in a crowd or coupled for the evening, incorporate a personal touch that will have you standing out!
These NEW Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pens ($5.49, mass retailers) are available in a round and fine tips in various colors so you can create your own custom shapes and patterns – a surefire conversation starter.
BEAUTY PREP #6: LOVE POTION
Nothing puts one in the mood for love like an alluring fragrance. Studies have shown that pleasant aromas with fruity and floral notes can actually stimulate parts of the male brain causing them to be more flirtatious! Spritz a dab on each of your “pulse points” to warm and diffuse your perfume without it being overwhelming.
This fragrance, Killer Queen by Katy Perry ($60, Macy’s) has key notes of wild berries, dark plum and bergamot accords, giving off a sweet and sultry scent.
And of course for the guys, we ladies love an adventurous man with a hint of mystery. This cologne by Nautica Voyage N-83 ($62, Macy’s) has a rich fusion of dewy moss and refined woody amber notes – intoxicating!
BEAUTY PREP #7: SET THE SCENE
If your date is picking you up from home, always make sure you have a sweet treat to offer up! These colorfully delicious Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Macaroons from Dana’s Bakery are the ultimate take on the traditional box of chocolates and can be ordered for delivery right to your door! The box consists of 6 different chocolate variations, Dark Chocolate Raspberry, Chocolate Molten, Chocolate Caramel, Milk Chocolate Pistachio, Dark Chocolate and Orange, Chocolate Passionfruit.
Price: $30.00 for a box of 12
Where to buy: http://www.danasbakery.com 800.477.1816