Valentines Tutorials

Make Up and Nail Tutorials

Valentines Special

 With Valentines Day just around the corner we have been working hard to bring you a series of tutorials to help you look your best, whether you’re out on a hot date or hitting the town with the girls! Our make-up looks this year are swaying away from the traditional red lips and taking a more sultry look using plums, pinks and nudes. Keep reading to find the perfect look for you.


Make Up

Zoe Peplow (Illamaqua Brand Ambassador) based this look around a dark smokey eye, using warm pink and chocolate shades with a dusting of glitter pigment pressed over the top. This is a look that will suit all skin tones and avoids the traditional red lip associated with Valentines. The smokey eyes paired with a nude glossy lip make this perfect for the occasion without feeling too made up. 

Look 1

For the full tutorial and product list click here:

Look 1 Quad

The next look by Brand Ambassador, Charlotte Savoury, combines plums and pinks for a vampy yet girly look. With a well-blended smokey eye using dusky rose and purples with a matching lip this look is perfect for a romantic night out where you want to impress!

Look 2

Watch the full video here:

Look 2 Quad


We were lucky to be joined by the amazing Mandy of Ma Nails for some exclusive nail art tutorials! Both looks use only three colours and although look complicated, Mandy shows you step-by-step how to easily recreate these beautiful designs.

What you’ll need:

Nail Varnish in Throb

Nail Varnish in Boosh

– White Nail Varnish

Precision Ink in Scribe

Precision Ink in Abyss

– Dotting Tool

First up, this heart and dot design with an accent nail. All you need alongside your nail varnishes for this look is a dotting tool and you’ll have a similar look in a matter of minutes.


For Mandy’s easy to follow tutorial, watch here:

Nails 1

My personal favourite  look is this heart-leopard print design with a bit of extra ‘love’ added! Although this looks extremely complicated, with the right products you’ll master this look in no time.


Watch the full video here:

Nails 2

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Valentines special post and are left feeling inspired after watching the videos. Which looks will you be recreating? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

Happy Valentines!



Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert