Going on a first date with someone is as exciting as it is stressful, especially if it’s been a long time coming and you’ve already ‘married the guy, had three children with him, and divorced him due to his mid-life crisis indiscretions’ in your head. Obviously, you will be stressing over what to wear, how to style your hair, whether to do heavier makeup or go for a more natural look sans lipstick, lip balm or any other sticky substance that will make it that much more difficult to kiss you. Whether you believe that you managed to find love online and you’re meeting the guy in person for the first time, or this is someone you know already and you’re just taking things to the new level, we’re here to help. Below you’ll find our top 3 bullet-proof first date beauty tips that are guaranteed to make you look and feel like a million bucks.
1. Wavy or Curly Hair
Wearing your hair wavy or curly will make you feel like the most romantic girl in the world, while in his eyes you’ll look sexy as hell. When have you ever seen a female doctor, politician, psychologist or teacher sport locks at work, at a conference or at any other austere work-related event? Exactly.
The reason for this is quite simple – curls, waves, and locks are sexy! Mind you, straight hair, a low or high ponytail or any hairstyle that you feel comfortable wearing will make you feel attractive. As a result, you’ll give off sexy vibes, but with curls you don’t need to ‘give off’ absolutely anything! They’ll do the work for you even if you just sit there and smile politely.
2. Professionally Done Nails
Kudos to all the girls who can do their nails like a pro, but most of us have not been blessed with such talent. The idea here is not to spend a fortune on your first date, but these little things can make all the difference. Have your nails painted a neutral color that’s going to go with any outfit you choose, such as a pale pink or nude. Have your toenails done as well so your pampering at the salon feels complete, boosting your confidence and seducing anyone you set your mind to.
3. Exfoliate on the Day of the Date
Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling extra smooth. But that’s not all it will do. Pampering on the day of the date will make you feel ready to take on the world, and your poor little date won’t stand a chance. No, you won’t be getting ready to look good for him or mess with his mind.
You’ll spend hours in the bathroom doing all those things that make you feel good about yourself, and exfoliating should be at the top of that list. It’s not something you do every day, much like you don’t go on a first date every day, meaning it’s special and maybe even only saved for special occasions. A first date with your crush is a special occasion, and a few extra hours spent getting ready and pulling all the stops is more than justified.