I’d like to share a bit of advice to all my readers who haven’t yet had kids. Never – and I repeat NEVER – take date nights for granted. Because as soon as bambinos are on the scene – and my fellow mamas will back me up here – date nights become rarer than rocking horse poop!
Pre-kids, mine and Peter’s Saturday nights would be spent out in London, enjoying romantic, intimate meals for two before hitting the capital’s best cocktail bars! Our Saturday nights nowadays…well lets just say movies on the box and watching First Dates rather than actually having (dates) is our weekend ritual! You see, despite their tendency to end up at the bottom of your list of priorities, regular date nights are essential to a healthy relationship.
So much so, the Norwegian Government recently launched a national campaign encouraging couples with kids to ‘date more’ in an attempt to curb rising divorce numbers!
So when you do manage to squeeze in one of those elusive date nights, it’s inevitable that you want to look and feel your best right?
I need no excuse to dress up and when it comes to my date night style I like to go all out, girls!
Although I know Peter loves me no matter what I look like, I love to dress up for him and ooze a bit of glamour when I can!
So last week, when Peter and I headed out for a date in Leeds, my mum kindly came over a few hours earlier to collect the kids, ensuring I had a leisurely couple of hours to preen and pamper myself beforehand!
I’m a dress girl at heart and love getting my legs out which means that smooth and silky pins are a must! I’ve never been a fan of shaving as I find it can irritate my sensitive skin, so I instead I opt for hair removal creams.
Most recently, I’ve been using the new Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Collection.
Also known as liquid gold, Argan Oil is one of those revolutionary products that you try once and then suddenly can’t live without! One of nature’s most effective moisturisers, it’s a huge hit with A-listers such as Eva Mendes and Marian Cottilard.
Seriously, if you haven’t tried it yet get it on your beauty radar now!
For my legs and bikini line, I use the Nair™ Moroccan Argan Oil Ultimate Roll-On Wax for Body. Quick and easy to use, the results last up to 8 weeks. Almost 10 days later and my legs are still softer than a baby’s booty!
For under arms, I use the Nair™ Moroccan Argan Oil Glides Away™ designed for those contoured, hard to reach areas. Effective even on coarse hair, it leaves skin super smooth and soft. Its such an improvement on shaving my underarms and you don’t have to worry about signs of stubble the next day as it lasts for days.
In the past, hair removal creams have had bad rep for smelling…well pretty awful if I’m honest. However, fear not, they’ve improved massively over the past few years and the Nair Argan Oil range smells dreamy! Scented with orange blossom its perfect for a ‘home salon’ experience.
Having smooth and soft skin is so important to how I feel for the rest of the night.
Whilst I love the fact some women are beginning to embrace the fuzz (you go gals!), everyone is different and personally I can’t feel sexy with stubble!
So with my skin beautifully moisturised from the Nair products, I’m ready for my date!
You can’t go wrong with an LBD in my eyes, so I opted for this little black chiffon number from Coast.
I hadn’t actually been able to wear into this dress since having kids and this was the first time it fit properly, so I was pretty chuffed! My vegan and no sugar diet must have paid off!
Naturally an LBD calls for some pretty glam accessories, so I paired it with these gorgeous Gina-inspired shoes from Next and my fave Anya Hindmarch clutch
Check out those silky smooth pins – not a stray hair in sight!
So whether you’ve got a hot date on the horizon or perhaps are just jetting off on your summer holidays, make sure you check out the new Nair Argan Oil range! The essential start to any beauty regime!
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