Happy Valentine’s Day! Alternative Title: a Sunday at Thermae Grimbergen & an FOTD for Early V-Day Dinner

Valentine's Day FOTD 2013

Hey everyone,

If you celebrate Valentine’s Day, happy Valentine’s Day! If you don’t, *Thursday night is the big party night here for the younger crowd, so either way I hope you’ll have a good time!

*In Belgium, most people go back to their family/childhood friends every weekend. Therefore, they party with their university/work crew on Thursday.

This year, Valentine’s Day is a bit more special at the Mostly Sunny headquarters. A while ago I was invited to check out a spa around Brussels, Thermae Grimbergen, and enjoy a massage there. That’s when it hit me: I should pay for Dr. D’s massage as his Valentine’s Day present! He had never had a massage before, but he seemed to be pretty excited about the idea. That’s how we ended up having the most relaxing Sunday morning there!

Thermae Grimbergen

I had a 50-minute detox massage, and Dr. D had a 80-minute full-body massage. It actually wasn’t my first time there. I had been there a couple of times with my Belgian sister, though we were there to use the sauna and thermal bath facilities instead of getting a massage. There is a nude part and a swimwear part, so whatever your comfort level is, there is something for you. You can easily spend half a day there with friends. Here comes the great news: if you have a student card, show it on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a 50% discount on the thermal bath entrance fee! Is anyone planning a trip there with their girlfriends already?

The second part of our celebration this year was last night’s dinner (why last night? We thought of booking our favorite restaurant too late, and needless to say it had been fully-booked for Thursday). I thought it’d be fun to show you my look, so here it is!

Becca Opal FOTD

The idea is to have a clean, simple, and understated look. As much as I enjoy going all out, Dr. D probably is still more comfortable eating at the same table with a girl he can recognize. I used Hourglass Suede (review coming up) and Exhibition for a vertical gradient look that is very soft and blended out, just some haze around the eyes and nothing too “colorful.” I lined my lower lash line with a damp brush and the darker shade of Exhibition. I also highlighted my inner corners with the lighter shade in Hourglass Dune. You guys should see the dent I’ve made in that shade!

I used Le Métier de Beauté Tenné Créme Fresh Tint on my cheeks, Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector (review coming up) to highlight. On my lips I had Guerlain Ballade Rouge Automatique and Le Métier de Beauté Coral Rose Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss.

Guerlain Ballade + LMdB Coral Rose


Hourglass Suede, Exhibition, Dune

Kinda romantic, or at least so I think!

Are you doing anything special with anyone special tonight, or is it just another regular Thursday for you?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    for me it’s just a regular thursday :)

    • Sunny

      That can be good too!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    I love your valentine look ! Very pretty !

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Jill!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    Looking great Sunny! I should book a massage for the bf too, he would absolutely love it!

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Teri! And yes, a massage is always a good idea!

  • http://www.myfashiontrendencies.com Chris El

    I get to go to work tonight! (sarcastically smirking) :/ Love your slightly smokey eye and I’m glad you enjoyed your massage!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Chris! I hope you’ll find some other time to celebrate!

  • http://www.strawberryblondebeauty.com/ Strawberry Blonde

    Love this soft look, esp the lip colour. The massage sounds amazing!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Nic! I get a massage probably once or twice a year. It’s always a treat!

  • http://memoiselle.com/ Meryl @ Memoiselle

    That’s a romantic look! Happy valentine’s day dearest Sunny :)
    I love your cheek and lip color from LMDB, looks so fresh and young!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Meryl! Coral season is (almost) back and I can’t be more excited about it!

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com Rainy Days & Lattes

    You do look very romantic :) It’s great you both had a nice little treat getting massages! ^_^ I have yet to try one as well. I have house guests over all the way from Taiwan so spending Valentine’s Day with them for dinner is pretty fun! haha ^_^

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks girl! Dinner with friends is always fun!

  • http://www.selphia.com Linda

    You look lovely :) Have to ask what kind of mascara you have on, looks really good.

    Massages are great especially when I have headaches caused by tight neck muscles.

    • Sunny

      Hey Linda, thanks so much! I had one coat of Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum and two coats of Diorshow New Look on. I got a little sample tube of the new Iconic Overcurl today. Can’t wait to see how that works!

      Oh I have tight neck/shoulder muscles all the time. I think I was pretty much born a stressy head LOL

  • http://keepingupwiththekelly.wordpress.com Kelly

    Hey Sunny, I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day. For me it was just a regular day because I had to work.

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Kelly! We did have a great time. Too bad you had to work, but it’s possible to celebrate love every day (now I just sound very cheesy but you know what I mean)!

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    GORGEOUS Sunny! Very classic and pretty! I hope you had a nice evening!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Tracy! I had a great time! You don’t get to spend 3 hours eating dinner every day LOL

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    I think I’ll take by BFF to the Thermae of Grimbergen, we loooove to spa !

    • Sunny