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5 Reasons to Throw a Valentine’s Day Spa Party

Rachelle Richardson was born into a legacy of caring for others. Recently the daughter of a nurse and an entrepreneur combined her roots with her passion to create a business that allows her to help others care for themselves. Offering mini facials, high quality express manicures, and short chair or table massages Lespri Spa Services makes it easy to spoil yourself and your loved ones by bringing the spa straight to you. They also cater to company needs at events like this year’s #ShopLoveBrownSugar!  With Valentine’s Day approaching self care is a major concern so we’ve decided to share five great reason for you to throw a Valentine’s Day spa party below!

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LBS Beauty: Valentine’s Day Red Lip + Goddess braids

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The countdown to Valentine’s Day is officially on. Whether you’ll be celebrating with the love of your life or your girlfriends (who are our true soul mates anyway) you’ll want to ensure that you look your best. The possible beauty looks are endless! You can go for flirty, romantic, sexy or even sultry. When it’s all said and one what matters most is that you feel confident and look beautiful! Today, I’m sharing with you a super easy and sexy Valentine’s Day look. Two things that most of us know how to do, a red lip and a easier-than-it-looks goddess braids. Let’s get to it below!

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[VIDEO] Valentine’s Day: Day to Night Beauty

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I told myself in 2015 I would do more videos for you guys, and I’m holding to that promise! I’m planning a complete relaunch of my YouTube channel so I’m really excited to kick the year off with a fun behind-the-scenes video like this one from my lookbook shoot. Check it out:

Get The Look: Hair by Seto McCoy
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I tapped my hairstylist Seto McCoy to give his tips on creating the ultimate hair look for Valentine’s Day from day to night. Check it out:
The perfect daytime look is meant to be fun, flirty and subtle! For this look I wanted to create a loose curl. So I used a curling iron as a wand and slightly curled the hair. I used a Paul Mitchell Super Clean to hold the loose curl. To finish this look I put the hair to one side to add the fun and flirty portion of the look.
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Going from day to night was really easy. The goal was to achieve sexy big hair. So I enhanced the curls created during the daytime look. I moved the hair from only one side to both. Then I played in the hair to add volume. The messier the sexier!
Makeup by Sisi Nike
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Makeup artist Sisi Nike literally got me from day to night in 5-10 minutes flat. Complete transformation! Here are her secrets for doing it at home:

Going from day-to-night in no time is all about starting with a good base! I started Christina off with soft flesh tones in my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. I pumped up her eyes a bit with mascara and then gave her a fun, bright lip using a MAC “Magenta” lip pencil. Using solely mascara for the day look gives room to make a noticeable impact for a glammed up evening look. When switching it up, I went back to my trusted Naked 2 palette.

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I used a dark shimmery brown eyeshadow to deepen the look for the night. I gave her double-stacked Monda Studio lashes for volume. Lashes can truly make any look sexy and flirty! It’s all about eye contact on a hot date! To finish off the evening look, I relied again on a MAC lip pencil called “Currant”. I topped it off with a burgundy gloss, blush and she was ready to go!
There you have it – day to night Valentines Day beauty glam for those who are on the go and need to be fabulous in 30 minutes or less! Happy Valentine’s Day guys!
Follow my Lookbook glam squad:
Seto McCoy: @SetoMccoy on Instagram | Website
Sisi Nike: @Sisi_Nike on Instagram | YouTube | Website

LBS Chic: Valentines Day Style Lookbook

valentines-day-lookbookThis year for the first time instead of focusing my entire week on New York Fashion Week, I decided to take some time out to pull together some of my favorite style looks for Valentine’s Day. V-day is such a pollarizing day for so many of us. If you have a “bae”, it’s your time to have fun and celebrate. If you don’t you can either be excited about your singleness and party it up with your besties, or be downright sad/depressed/upset.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LOOKBOOK VIDEO

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I can’t even stand the thought of any of you being upset on a day like V-day. It falls on a Saturday this year and the best way to celebrate is by looking and FEELING your absolute best, whether you’re boo’d up or not. So here are three cool looks you can sport on this special day whether you’re taking yourself to brunch, heading out for an “I Hate V-Day” girls’ night out, or having dinner with bae.

Photos by Lydia Hudgens | Hair by Seto McCoy | Makeup by Sisi Nike

Look 1: Brunch Date

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Since V-day takes place on a Saturday this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to head to brunch with friends, family, or your boo (if you’re not into the V-day dinner rush).

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Opt for something fun and floral like this ASOS Dress.

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I love the way this dress flatters my curves with it’s A-line shape and deep-V front. It helps me accentuate the parts of my body I really love including my legs.

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Finding the right shape for your body type is of utmost importance if you want to look and feel your best on V-day.

Dress: ASOS | Shoes: Just Fab | Necklace & Bangles c/o Fashion to Figure

 

Look 2: Girls’ Night Out

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If you’re on your “I Hate V-Day” tip, ditch the red, florals and roses and opt for a sexy girls’ night out with friends. This perfect for grabbing cocktails with the girls or heading to your favorite lounge downtown.

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Opt for a vibrant color and something nice to contrast with it via the accessories.

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Dress: ASOS (similar here) | Shoes: Just Fab | Necklace c/o BaubleBar | Clutch c/o Fashion to Figure

 

Look 3: Date Night with Bae

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If you’re headed out for dinner & cocktails with your main squeeze, you obviously want to look like a sexy siren, right? Go traditional in a little red dress and blinging accessories like studded heels.

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I love this figure-flattering peplum dress from ASOS (on sale for only $23.84!) – it’s the perfect compliment to a myriad of curvy figures and it’s especially great if you like to hide your midsection like me.

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The cutouts on either side add a little dimension and a nice unexpected hint of sexy.

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Throw in fun accessories like the Clear Lucite Clutch from CC Skye ($350.00) and you’ve got a complete dinner look.

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Dress: ASOS | Shoes: Steve Madden | Clutch: CC Skye | Bangles c/o Fashion to Figure

Overall, have fun this holiday. Valentine’s Day is about love – for yourself and others. So don’t take the holiday too seriously. Dress up and have fun with Valentines Day style!

Click here for the exclusive behind-the-scenes video – a complete How-To on accomplishing a Day to Night beauty look for Valentine’s Day!

LBS Beauty: 6 Natural Hairstyles For Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is a great time to switch up your hair and try a new fun style. Whether you’re headed away for a romantic weekend or having a girls night out with your besties, we’ve got the perfect natural hairstyle guide for you! Keep reading to see six of our favorite natural hairstyles for Valentine’s day! more this way

LBS Beauty: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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 Valentine’s day is almost here! This is the perfect time to head out and snag those last-minute gifts for your significant other, sister, mom or bestie. A holiday centered around love shouldn’t just apply to romantic relationships. This Valentine’s day make sure you show everyone that you care about just how much you appreciate them. Not sure what to get your bestie or mom for v-day? Check out our full Valentine’s day gift guide below!

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