It’s nearly Valentine’s Day (and my birthday)! More than ever, I think we all deserve a light-hearted day of fun. We’ve earned a break from the craziness of COVID-19 and the isolation of the ensuing lockdowns. It’s time to take a moment to let the special people in your life know that you love having them around. Whether it’s your significant other, BFF, or girl squad – let them know that they’re loved, appreciated, and not alone.
Make Valentine’s Day is a fabulous excuse to slap on some makeup and dress up. Whether you’re staying in or going out. Take time to treat yourself and glam-up. Make yourself feel special too. But don’t forget to stay safe and wear your glamorous mask!
“SEX IN THE CITY” INSPO
I’ve recently been re-watching Sex and the City in excited anticipation of the reboot, and am feeling inspired by Carrie Bradshaw’s quirky sense of style and love of statement skirts. So this Valentine’s Day I’m wearing some trendy pink with a fabulous ERRE skirt made from Techno Mesh which gives it awesome structure. I’m not quite ready for heels yet so am finishing my outfit with some pretty leather flats by House of Cinnamon. What makes them so special is that all their shoes are expertly made by hand in Cape Town in very limited quantities.
SHOP THE LOOK ON EQUILIBRIO
House of Cinnamon Envelope Leather Clutch Bag, BlackProduct on sale
Erre Arch Circle Skirt, BlackR1,950
Wanderland Collective Oceanum Round Pouch Bag, CoralR785
WHICH PINK IS BEST FOR YOU
We can all wear pink – you simply need to find the rate shade for your skin undertone. There are generally 3 skin undertones: cool, warm, and neutral. You have a warm skin undertone if the underlying colors of your skin are yellow, peach, and/or gold. Cool skin undertones have got hints of red and blue tones under their skin. You have a neutral undertone if you have both warm and cool tones.
So in our Outfit of the Day, the MarethColleen Faye top in blush is a warmer shade with peach undertones. This would be best suited for darker or olive skins, or if you have a warm skin undertone.
The Isabel de Villiers top is a brighter pink which would be a better option for you if you’re fair-skinned or have a cool skin undertone.
If you’re lucky enough to have a neutral undertone then you should be able to wear it with either of these fabulous pink tops.
A quick hack to find your skin undertone
Grab some of your gold and silver jewellery. If yellow gold looks better on you then you have a warm skin undertone. You have a cool skin undertone if silver tends to look better on you. If both look good then congrats, you have a neutral skin undertone.
Another way to check your skin tone is to look at the veins on your wrist. People with blue or purple veins have a cooler undertone. If your veins appear green then you have a warm skin undertone. If your veins are a mix of bluish-green, then you’re more likely neutral.
So go on and forget your worries for a bit. Get your pink on and have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!
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