Summertime is when we tend to be more laid back. We take more time off to relax, enjoying the great weather, and hanging out with those we love. For some of us, a few dates will be thrown into the mix as well. Dates tend to be a little more casual during the summer unless it is a special event. If you live in an area that gets really hot and humid, you probably are not going too overboard so you can remain as cool as possible. However, this does not mean you need to be a plain Jane in a cute dress. You can still look hot without sweating bullets. All you need to do is add some shimmer to your casual date night look.
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Pick a Basic with No Shine
It is always good to have one garment that does not have any shine, shimmer, or iridescence to it. I find that it is easier to have your bottoms be this garment. Whether it is pants, shorts, or a skirt, it should be void of shimmer. For a casual summer date, I find that jeans work best. Jeans are effortless and you do not look like you are trying too hard either. Moreover, those jeans give you room to add a little style interest and not look overdone for your casual date.
If you opt to wear a simple dress, make sure it has no shimmer or shine in it. A dress with shimmer or shine does not read as casual. You can add a bit of style interest with a cute printed dress and let your accessories and makeup do the shining for you.
Let Your Top and Shoes Sparkle in the Moonlight
It's summer so it will be somewhat hot even in the evening. Your best bet for a top is a sleeveless or short-sleeved number. When it comes to that shine factor, try to avoid garish shine and go for the shimmer or sparkle. A top with sequins or beading on it will do the trick.
For shoes save the high heels for a romantic date or for night out at a fancier venue. Stick with kitten heels if you must wear a heel in metallic hue or a matte finish that has jewel accents. Try a flat with sparkly accents.
Accessories Can Shine Bright Like a Diamond (Or Not)
When it comes to jewelry, hair accessories, and your handbag, you can shine or not shine. However, if you do decide to shine keep the sparkle low key by only wearing two sparkly pieces of jewelry that are not huge. This includes hair accessories as well, keep them to a low-key sparkle.
Handbags do not need to fancy. In fact, I'd go with your regular day-to-day bag for a casual date. Stay away from evening clutches or statement bags that have a lot of texture going on.
Casual Date Night Beauty
You can go with very little makeup like a touch of shimmery gloss and a couple of coats of mascara. You can even do the no makeup, makeup thing. Or give your face a natural flush that has enough shimmer to give you a radiant glow.
I find mixing a pump of ISA Professional Xanadu 24K Gold Serum with a tinted BB cream gives a dewy finish with a hint of golden shimmer. That shimmer comes from the 24k gold flecks in the serum. Create a light smoky eye that has a light shimmer, wear blush that matches your natural flush, and a satin lip color that has a soft sheen to it.
More About Xanadu 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum
ISA Professionals Xanadu 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum is not your standard Vitamin C serum. It is a primer serum as well as an anti-aging serum. It contains the standard face serum ingredients found in many anti-aging skin care serums such as:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
This serum also contain luxury ingredients that truly make it a beauty product. The introduction of rose extract and flecks of 24K gold turn this into a beauty product that will immediately benefit your face when you apply it. The 24K gold in the serum help to reflect light giving you a slight shimmering glow. Mix this in with your liquid foundation or tinted beauty creams to add that summery glow. As with any anti-aging product that contains vitamin C make sure you wear sunscreen.
Xanadu 24K Gold Serum did what other vitamin C serums do which is help brighten my skin and even out tone. However, I did find that I did not need to use a moisturizer with it, which is good for my combination skin. The gold flecks were a luxury to see floating in the attractive bottle. To my surprise, they did not plaster on my face. They disperse and do not lay in one area. They really did reflect light and add a subtle shimmer to my face. I find this to be more of cosmetics aid than a skin care aid. So do not be afraid that the gold will settle into areas of your face, like your face was stamped with gold foil. It is very subtle and flattering. This is my experience with the product. You be the judge.
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