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Date Night. That ever elusive beast that can’t seem to be caught in the early years of childrearing.
We’ve taken our date night by the reigns in more recent years, and I truly believe it is something you must add to your routine to keep your marriage going strong. I love my children, but I loved my husband first, and I believe you can only be an effective parent if the both of you are on the same team. In our house, being on the same team requires some time alone together to talk, eat, and just experience life.One of my favorite ways to prepare for date night is putting on my makeup. I recently shared with you how to get a “5 Minute Face,” and while I use those techniques in my everyday look, “date night” is a special night and therefore requires a little bit “more” for me. I like to add a little bit more to my eyes and lips to really accentuate those features, and I also use date night as an excuse to practice a little contouring on my cheeks and face. Practice makes perfect when it comes to makeup!Sound like a lot of work, right? It’s not, I promise! Getting a great date night “face” is all about preparation, and I want to show you a great lip look you can get in less than a minute with 3 easy products: facial scrub, ChapStick Total Hydration, and lipliner.Step #1: Prep your lips by scrubbing with a facial scrub.
This is a really important step as it removes any dead skin cells, dirt, or dry skin that could be standing in the way of an amazing lip look. No more than a dime-sized amount is necessary. I like to squirt a little onto a cue tip so I don’t waste my product.
Step #2: Line your lips with your favorite lipliner. This may seem a little strange at first, but hang on tight! We’re going to add something amazing that is going to transform this dry, boring lip look!
Step #3: Moisturize with ChapStick Total Hydration. Did you know that ChapStick Total Hydration is made with an advanced nourishing formula with argan oil and avocado butter and rosehip oils? It also instantly soothes and moisturizes your lips, which is essential to complete this beautiful, comfortable lip look.
I love how easy these steps are to follow! I’m no expert, so trust me when I say, if I can do it, you can do it!
So how else to I prepare for date night? Well, with two under 5 running around, I don’t want to let myself get rundown before the big night, so I always keep some Emergen-C on hand to keep myself healthy. With over 20 varieties of vitamin supplement drink mixes, Emergen-C offers the formula, flavor, fix, and FUN you’re looking for! I also throw in a few Advil Liqui-Gels (Use Only as Directed) for good measure because you never know when a headache will creep up on you and I’d rather be prepared! Nothing’s faster on tough pain (among OTC pain relievers) than Advil Liqui-Gels, and I know this is a brand I can trust to get me feeling better quickly.You can find all these great products and more at your local Walmart in the Pharmacy section. What’s even better is that all of these products were on the same aisle when I went looking for them! It was nice not to have to wander up and down the aisles searching for each item, especially when you’re in a hurry.What essentials are part of your “date night” routine? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks for making date night a success!