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We all want to avoid a make-up meltdown.  Especially when a cute boy is around!  There’s no excuse in the 21st century to have anything smear or run, or even come off on his shirt when you hug him hello.  The other important rule of thumb in make-up for dates is less is more.  Ask 10 guys how they think girls look the prettiest and 9 out of 10 will say they like us natural and not too made up.  So here are a few tips to look and feel pretty, while not coming undone on a big date:

  • Use a mascara that is soft and NOT starchy.  You want your man to feel like he can pet your lashes.  Kind of like the way we hate it when they use stiff, hard hair gel but like it when they use soft pomade that allows us to run our fingers through their hair.  Don’t use a mascara that makes your lashes stiff and clumpy.
  • Switch to a waterproof eyeliner.  There are amazing waterproof liners out there now that are even smudgeable before they set, then stay put for hours. They come in pencil, gel liner and liquid forms.
  • Skip eyeshadow.  The liner and mascara are enough to define and bring out your eyes.
  • Use a color-stay foundation that stays put (look for ones that say “lasting”); thin it out in the palm of your hand first then apply it with a pre-wettened sponge.  Wait a few minutes then pat with a tissue to remove any excess that could come off on his shirt.
  • Opt for a cheek stain on your cheeks then use a lip stain for a sheer hint of color that’s kiss proof.  Once it’s dried, you can finish with a flavored lip balm if you really like him…

Then don’t worry about your make-up and have fun!

XO Amy Nadine


photos: glen allsop, conair, andis  post designed by kristin ess

Sometimes our boyfriends, manfriends, husbands and best guy friends don’t prioritize hair the same way we do. That’s totally fine, but what about when there’s a wedding, birthday, holiday or just a night out with friends and there’s a jungle growing on the back of his neck? I mean, a man on the run doesn’t always have time to line up his side burns symmetrically. Here’s how to help him out if he can’t make it in to see his hair stylist.

1: Trimmers… Use these on the back of his neck to get all the stray, wild hairs. Don’t go in to the actual hair line and mess up the cut. Anything that’s part of a”solid” line of hair shouldn’t be touched. Ask him where he thinks you should stop and simply take off anything that looks out of place. If his hair is longer, have him hold it up while you clean his hairline or clip it up out of the way so your hands are free. Make sure he’s standing straight and not leaning to one side. That will keep it from getting crooked. Take a towel and dust the loose hairs off after, then check your work. Go back in if you need to. After you’re done, avoid putting anything wet on it like lotion or aftershave as they can irritate the skin when it’s freshly done with electric trimmers.

2. Comb… Use this to help trim up his side burns. The comb will be your guide and to keep you from making the side burns too short. Ask him to hold the comb wherever he wants them to stop. Take the trimmers and buzz whatever falls below the comb. Then stand directly in front of him to see where the other one should go. Use your thumbs to line them up. Put one thumb at the bottom line of the finished one, and the other thumb where the second side burn should stop. Use your comb and trimmer to repeat the process on that side. Last, go back to front and center to check that they’re even. Dust with a towel.

Don’t forget, you’re not cutting his hair so it doesn’t need to be perfect. You’re just doing simple grooming and keeping him from looking like a sasquatch before an outing.