Ahh, Valentine's day. The day when the pressure to be an amazing girlfriend/wife/whatevs is stronger than ever and we all feel compelled to dress like an Ann Summers model and shower our men with food, sex and love. Now I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with this if that's what you like to do but I think I can safely say that the majority of us just want to stay in with Dominoes and Netflix. Am I right?? I'm not too sure what Kadir and I are going to be doing to celebrate V-Day but I thought I would share some of my beauty faves that I'll definitely be sporting on the day! 
my valentine's day beauty essentials maiyabellexo
I always like to make a bit of effort for a special occasion and it's probably the only time I remember to moisturise my body. I forgot to include it in the photo but recently I've been loving the Soap & Glory This Butter Be Good Body Butter* which I received as a Christmas gift. It's their original scent with a hint of spice - it's seriously lush! Moving onto fragrance. I'm very particular about what scents I wear as I find a lot of perfumes too strong but the Missguided Boss Babe Eau De Parfum* doesn't have that effect! It's quite an intense, sexy perfume with notes of Bergamot, Rose and Vanilla but it's really soft and girly at the same time! Need I say more?

I want to keep my makeup really fresh on the day to mix things up a bit and also to save time getting ready. Sticking with the minimal theme I'm definitely going to be using the Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir as a primer! It has a beautiful, serum-like texture and it gives the most gorgeous lit from within glow! It's such an amazing product for no-makeup makeup days! For my eyes, I'm opting for the Pixi Beauty + It's Judy Time Get The Look Palette* to lightly contour and add some warmth. Another essential is the Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Volume 2 Mascara which is perfect for creating serious lift and volume without being gloopy! For lips, I've recently rediscovered the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm which is such a gorgeous peachy/brown toned nude! It's super comfortable on the lips and requires little to no maintenance! Yas bitch! 

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!