Get in the mood this Valentine’s Day
Our hectic schedules barely give us a moment to breathe, forget a moment to focus on romance. Lately, you’ve probably found yourself trading in your sexiest strappy shoes for comfy flats and you haven’t been to Victoria Secret since Tyra Banks was still working the runway. Fortunately, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and that’s no better excuse for slowing down and rediscovering the art of sensuality with your partner. After all, when was the last time you took a moment to bring out your seductive side? This year, do yourself (and your Valentine) a favor and make V-Day 2012 the sexiest one yet. Here are some tips on how you and your partner can get in the mood for love and prepare for a romantic night together.
Treat Yourself to a Relaxing Evening
You can’t be ready for romance if you are stressed. The first step to feeling sexy is making time to relax your mind and body. Take a hot bubble bath, enjoy a glass of red wine, and get lost in a mushy romantic novel. Put your mind at ease and remind yourself that you are a woman who deserves to pamper herself every now and then. If possible, even throw in a trip to the salon for an affordable manicure and pedicure.
Make a Naughty Purchase
Nobody is saying that you need to go out and purchase a dirty movie (unless you want to). Instead, purchase something tiny, lacy and red from either Victoria Secret or Fredericks of Hollywood. While you’re at it, throw in a bottle of scented lotion to make sure your body is kissably soft. I recommend “Falling In Love Perfumed Romantic Body Lotion” by Sephora. After all, you can’t be sexy, if you don’t feel sexy.
Cuddle up with a Romantic Movie
Getting “in the mood” is a gradual process. Therefore, a couple of nights before Valentine’s Day make sure you and your partner plan a date night at home. Pick a sappy romantic comedy (try “No Strings Attached”), snuggle up on the couch under a warm blanket, and enjoy the flick. This is a great way to unwind with your partner and regain closeness.
Plan Your Valentine’s Day Itinerary
The best way to destroy a romantic evening is with disorganization. It is very important that you and your Valentine are clear on exactly what you will both like to do and where you want to do it. Remember that most fancy restaurants will be extra crowded on February 14th so be sure to reserve a table in advance. If you are travelling far, be sure that you are clear on the directions because getting lost is not exactly a turn-on. So, get organized to ensure that your romantic night runs smoothly.
Make a Seductive Playlist
Nothing sets a romantic mood quite like the right music. The last thing you want is to hear LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” come on the radio just as your sweetheart is about to give you a sensual massage. Therefore, make a playlist on your iPod (or burn a CD) with only your favorite romantic songs that are guaranteed to create a sexy environment. Here are some recommendations to help you get started: “Sex Therapy”- Robin Thicke, “Motivation”-Kelly Rowland, “Tonight I’m Lovin You” -Enrique Iglesias ft. Ludacris, “Share My Life”-Kem, “You Are” -Charlie Wilson, “Adore” – Prince.
Follow these tips and you are all set to enjoy the most romantic night of the year. Enjoy!