I thought I would switch up the posting a bit on inner wellness. So, as most of my readers are beautiful women.. I thought I would give you a little insight into my “routine.” So here is my step by step beauty regime for a big night out. Hans and I have been planning a sophisticated evening so that we could spend some quality time together before he leaves for Germany. So, here goes!
The day before “date night”
I wash my face at least once a day- usually at night. However, when I know that I am going out somewhere, I am vigilant about washing my face in the morning and at night. No break outs or uneven skin, in sight. Here are the products that I use.
I used to use strong acne face wash, that would seriously bleach the hand towels I used. I quit using it a few months ago and my skin is clearer than before and a lot less dried out. I love Burt’s Bee’s products, my skin has honestly never looked better since I started to use it. And some products are 100% natural with all products I use at least 97%.
I make sure to drink plenty of water and green smoothies before an event.
It’s always fun to have a day of beauty- I painted my nails a posh orange.
I adore natural-looking make up. I have a few somewhat expensive essentials that I use every day but I also have some fun cheap make up that I use when I go out. Here are my essentials.
Chanel powder, Mac eyeshadow, Clinique bronzer, Bobbi Brown blush and no name blue eyeliner. I love blue eyeliner- it really makes my eyes pop without being too dramatic.
The final product.
The whole outfit.
Hans wanted to pick the restaurant, he always wants ribs so he decided on Red Rocks Cafe. Red Rocks was located in a beautiful area of Charlotte- although a bit hidden and you would never miraculously find it was there unless you knew about the restaurant. We started out with a caprese salad to share. Never a bad dish in my book.
I had 1 slice of mozzarella and half of the tomatoes. Yum, love summer tomatoes!! They pack in so much flavor! Add a hint of basil and balsamic- and they compliment each other perfectly.
For my main entree, I had the chicken marsala- three medallions of chicken breast, lightly dusted in seasoned flour, sauteed with roma tomatoes, Marsala wine and sliced portabello mushrooms, served with wild rice and steamed vegetables. I asked for double veggies instead of the rice. Anything with wine, mushrooms and chicken is good in my book- but it wasn’t as good as it should have been for the price. It didn’t ‘wow’ me. Of course, I enjoyed my meal with a glass of Chianti.
I ate most of the veggies and a few bites of chicken. *Sorry for the horrible lighting, it was super dark in the restaurant.
Hans and I wanted to share a dessert, so we asked the waiter what the restaurant favorite was and he suggested the chocolate cake. Hearing the word ‘chocolate’ made me 100% okay with that. This cake was literally the size of my head.
Reaching for the fork already, haha..
Way. Too. Sweet!!!! And coming from me, a pure chocolate lover, that is saying a lot. It was not that great. I was disappointed. Oh well, I had a lovely time spending quality time with my hubby before he jetted out to Germany for work 🙂
My main goal with an indulgent 3 course meal is to pace myself. I take little bites of everything and make sure to taste the food. I left the restaurant feeling satisfied but not entirely full.