Dressing Up for Date Night - My Current Beauty Favorites

One of the things that I decided to do last year when I was committed to investing in myself, was to find makeup and skincare products that were high quality and that I really loved. I didn’t hate what I was currently using but I didn’t love most of them either and I wanted to feel confident in my skin whether I was wearing makeup or not. I started paying more attention to suggestions in Instagram stories of people whose look I admired and it quickly paid off!

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My Routine for Perfect Date Night Hair + My Favorite Hair Products

Over the last few years, I've found myself doing my hair in the morning less and less. Even though I recently made it part of my daily routine, there are some days when I decide to use that time on other things. But no matter what, I ALWAYS do my hair for date night, even if it's right before we leave, and I usually spend a bit more time making it look just right for the occasion. I have a goal to do my hair and makeup more often for myself and to show my husband that I still make an effort as part of my daily pursuit of him.

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The Benefit of Planning Date Night in Advance

You've got date night penciled.. no penned (!!!) in on a weekly basis, so you're good to go, right? Well, maybe.. but how often does date night roll around and you realize that you haven't actually planned anything to do on your date? There was a time in our marriage when 90% of the nights that we had claimed as time for our marriage started out with, "What do you want to do tonight?" "I don't know, what do you want to do?". Most of the time, those debates ended with us on the couch eating takeout while we watched our current favorite on Netflix, like we did every other night of the week. Date nights weren't special because we didn't give them any thought until ten minutes before they were scheduled to start.

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You Don't Need a Babysitter to Have Date Night

All too often, I hear couples with kids say that they don't have date night very often for a number of different reasons. Some have young babies who can't be left with a sitter yet, others don't have room in their budget to go out and hire a sitter or family nearby who can watch their kids while they spend some time together. I've decided that maybe, our use of the word term "date night" is putting too much pressure on something that should be happening on a regular basis, no matter our circumstances.

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