This is part of a sponsored campaign with Lorion. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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It’s one of my favourite times of year again, friends! With Valentine’s Day only 9 days away, it’s time to start sharing some of my favourite beauty looks that are perfect for whatever it is you decide to do on V-day. Stay in, go out, lounge around in your pjs…for reals, these looks have got you covered (well maybe not for pj lounging..I tend to do that sans makeup and hair). I have been fortunate enough to partner with SO many amazing brands for this post.

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Lorion Beauty provided me with the most AMAZING curling wand that I used to create each and every one of my looks. Seriously – it’s so frickin’ versatile it’s unbelievable. I have two other curling wands and after using my Lorion wand, I literally threw them away (into the arms of my sister). My sister is happy (she always gets the products I’ve outgrown) and I’m on cloud 9 because..well..when you have perfect hair days and can literally create any look with one hair tool, it’s a pretty sweet situation. The curling wand is 1.25″ thick and heats up to 450 degrees, which is pretty amazing when you have naturally thick, unruly hair like I do. I haven’t used a curling want yet that has been able to create curls or waves that last all day for me, so this was an amazing find.

With Valentine’s day approaching you deserve to fall in love with your hair and skin – Lorion can help you do just that! Each hair tool comes with a manufacturer’s 3 year warranty when purchased from the manufacturer. In addition to that – Lorion’s use of diamond plate technology allow for even heating and faster styling that won’t damage hair. Lorion Curling Wands are clipless and have ceramic and diamond infused barrels (what’s that saying..? Oh yes..diamonds are a girl’s best friend!). Each curling wand comes with a complimentary glove for better control and safety! If you need even more of a reason to dash over to Lorion Beauty’s website and pick this beauty up for yourself, check out the versatile looks we created for Valentine’s Day below!

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To complete our makeup looks, Roque Cozzette provided us with the most adorable brushes in the perfect Valentine’s Day Red.

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I KNOW.

These brushes are vegan-friendly and so soft and beautiful. They’re by far my favourite brushes out of all of the ones I’ve collected throughout the years. Can you blame me? I used these beauties to create all of the beauty looks below – from applying foundation and contouring to my eyebrows, eyes, and lips!

In addition to hair and makeup tools, we were fortunate enough to try out some beauty products from Annabelle, Stila, Vasanti, Estee Lauder, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Anna Sui, which made our Valentine’s Day pretty special and allowed us to create these stellar beauty looks that we hope you’ll love as much as we do!

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Check out the looks below to see which products so you can re-create your favourite!

*Note: Foundation, primer, setting spray and contouring remain consistent throughout all looks

Natural Waves – Bold Lip, Naked Eye

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Hair

To achieve this hair look..

  • Brush out hair
  • Divide hair into 2″ sections
  • Starting from the front of your face, use your Lorion Beauty curling wand to curl 2″ pieces away from your face.
  • Hold hair on curling wand for 10 seconds
  • Release
  • On the next 2″ piece, curl hair towards face
  • Alternate back and forth until all of your hair is curled
  • Run fingers through hair and hairspray

Alternating between curling away and towards your face will create natural looking curls and holding the hair on the curling wand for 10 seconds will create loose waves as opposed to tight spiral curls. This gives you an effortless and natural look.

Makeup

To achieve this makeup look:

  • Moisturize and prime skin
  • Contouring: use Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette and Roque Cozzette contour brush
  • Foundation: Roque Cozzette foundation brush, Kat Von D Lock It Liquid Foundation
  • Eyes and Brows: I left my eyes completely naked for this look, but used Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Medium on my eyebrows
  • Lips: I used Annabelle’s Stay Sharp Waterproof Lipliner in Berry and Anna Sui’s V Lipstick in 402 for a bold finish to this look
  • Set makeup in setting spray of your choice

Side Chignon and Classic Makeup 

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Hair

To get this hair look:

  • Curl hair using Lorion Beauty curling wand – curls don’t have to be perfect, because you’ll be throwing your hair up for a messy/effortless look anyways
  • Once hair is curled, gather hair to the side and twist it towards one side, as if you were doing a ballerina bun.
  • Secure with bobby pins
  • Pull out strands for ‘messy’ look or leave for more polished look
  • Hair spray

Makeup

  • Eyes: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner for the winged eyes, Stila Mile High Mascara – Jet Black, Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow
  • Lips: Vasanti Love Brights Gel Matte Lipstick in ‘Unconditional Love’, Annabelle Stay Sharp Waterproof Lipliner in ‘Glam Red’

Braided Headband and Girl Next Door

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Hair

  • Divide hair into two sections starting from the top of your ear: top half and lower half
  • Pin top half of hair up and away
  • Divide bottom hair section into 2″ sections of hair
  • Using your Lorion Beauty diamond infused curling wand, curl each section away from your face, holding hair on curling wand for 10-15 seconds for tight curls
  • Once complete, release top half of hair and repeat the previous two steps
  • Hairspray
  • Brush the top of your hair back as though you were putting it into a ponytail and pin it back
  • Take a 2″ section of curled hair from infront of your ear and braid it. Secure the braid.
  • Once braid is secured, pull braid over top of pulled-back hair and secure it with bobby pins on both sides
  • Unclip the pulled-back hair so it falls naturally around each side of the braided headband
  • Hairspray

Makeup

  • Eyes: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner; Stila Mile High Mascara
  • Lips: Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in ‘Suggestive’

Vintage Goddess

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I love me some gold and bronze colours! This is probably my favourite look and as you can see, it’s super versatile! Let’s get started:

Hair

This look is perfect if you’re getting ready after already having curled your hair with your Lorion Beauty curling wand earlier in the day. If you still need to curl your hair, follow the steps from the previous look. Once that’s completed:

  • Using a brush, run brush through curled hair for a soft, vintage feel
  • Gather hair on one side and secure with bobby pin at the nape of your neck, OR
  • Create a center part and let hair fall naturally on its respective sides.
  • Hairspray

Makeup

  • Eyes: Stila Eyes are the Window Shadow Palette; Kat Von D Tattoo Liner; Stile Mile High Mascara
  • Lips: FLOWER Beauty ‘Apricot Blossom’

These are my favourite looks for Valentine’s Day 2015! What are yours? Will you be rocking any of these beauty looks for your V-day?! Let me know!

Be sure to follow Lorion Beauty on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and hashtag #LoveLorion with your favourite look from this post!

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Lorion. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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