My Subtly Glamorous Valentine’s Look

Just a couple short months ago, this was me at my wedding!  I was on our party bus, the Redneck Express, having a blast with a full bottle of champagne with my name on it.  This year, in just a few more short days, I will be celebrating my first Valentine’s Day as a married couple.   

wedding dress and champagne
Jessica took this pic with her camera phone- cool huh?

Here’s what I want to do:  Find a bottle of champagne, have a nice dinner and a fun night on the town, give myself a pretty little updo channeling this picture, and feel just as pretty as I did July 16, 2011.

Here’s what I WILL be doing- departing from La Crosse, WI in a moving van and driving for 3 days across the country with my dog in my lap.  Destination- Wenatchee, WA.  *SAD FACE* totally unglamorous.

BUT, I do want to show my husband I still care that it’s Valentine’s Day, and so should he dammit, so I’m going to plan a surprise for at our hotel.  I’m not sure what yet, but in the meantime, I will be experimenting with some fun looks.

Whether my surprise involves freshening up with a few awesome products in the bathroom and ordering out pizza delivery for room service, or if I can actually plan a rendezvous out on the town somehow, this look is sure to capture his attention!  I will call this subtly glamorous.  It’s a natural look with little pops of color.  Tell me what you think in the comments below!


This look was really quick and easy and has a good combination of high end and low end products.  If you really like the Golden Beige eyeshadow (it’s a highly sparkly beige pencil shadow) you might find a dupe in Urban Decay’s Midnight Cowboy.  If you like the Woodstock in my crease, watch for our Bright Pink Eyeshadow post within our 15 day series.  You might just find a really inexpensive dollar store dupe!

The rest of my look was achieved with a small barrel curling iron and heat protectant of course. I curled my hair leaving the last 1-2 inches out of the barrel.  This allows for a more natural look, and not such a curly sue look!  I pulled it back and twisted it into a bun, securing it with a handful of bobby pins, leaving the front pieces to hang out.

Since my look leans more towards natural with little pops of color, maybe we can get Jessica to do a high drama look.  She’s good at those; her most recent dramatic post involved her awesome Illamasqua products- cosmetics for your alter ego.

That concludes my first Valentine’s day post.  I’m sure I’ll come up with another idea or two to share!  Happy Monday, ya’ll!

Yours in Beauty, Justina

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  1. 1.31.12

    Very very pretty Justina. Love the photos too. You’re giving me a run for my money lately 😉


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