Summer Date Night Essentials

This post is sponsored by Physicians Formula and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Alicia Tenise possible!




I like to keep things pretty minimal during the summer. Since it’s a bajillion degrees outside, I don’t like my outfits or my beauty routine to be fussy at all. I especially like to keep things simple on date night. Here are a few accessories and beauty products that are the perfect pieces to finish off your date night ensemble!

1. A Fresh Mani
Okay, I have to admit: I just like the process of getting a mani. Getting ready is half the fun, right? Pamper yourself with a fresh mani before date night and trust me, you’ll feel ready to conquer the world.

2. Statement Shades
Since the sun doesn’t set until 8pm, there’s a good chance that you’ll be headed on a date when it’s still bright out. Make an entrance with a great pair of shades. Who knows, a great pair of shades might even be a conversation starter!

3. Long Lashes
Flirty lashes are definitely a confidence booster, and I was pleasantly surprised with Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Lash Extension Kit. I have naturally short lashes, and for big nights out I tend to add lash extensions just to amplify my look.

The amazing thing about Physicians Formula’s Eye Booster Lash Extension kit is that there are no actual false lashes applied. It’s a two-part kit that features a potent mascara and all-natural Lash Extensions fibers made primarily from cellulose, panthenol, botanical extracts, and vitamin E with natural colorants from artichoke and basil.

The whole process of applying the lash extension kit only takes two minutes. Apply the mascara, then apply the lash extension fibers, then finish up with another coat of mascara. Boom. Easy. You’ll get long, flirty lashes that won’t clump, flake or smudge.

The best part of this kit is the price. You can find Physicians Formula Eye Booster Lash Extension kit at your local Wal-Mart for less than $15. It’s a fabulous and way cheaper alternative to false lashes!

4. A Killer Clutch

There’s no need to tote around a lot of stuff on date night, so keep things simple with a sleek, small clutch. I’ve been loving my tan woven clutch lately, it matches with every ensemble imaginable!

What’s your date night beauty & accessory routine?

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  1. Love that clutch…I need to try the Physicians Formula lashes!!!


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  2. Victoria Norris wrote:

    You look gorgeous! Love that nail polish color too!
    xx, Victoria

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  3. Megan wrote:

    So pretty! I love that clutch and those sunglasses!

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  4. Long lashes are such a must for flirting with the eyes on a date 😉

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  5. Jackie wrote:

    I’m always interested in anything and everything that can make my lashes longer, without wearing false ones.

    Looks like you’re date-ready in this look! <3


    Something About That

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  6. Jasmine wrote:

    Great list here. I think it’s bout time I got myself another Mani-just in time for summer time 🙂

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  7. Bree West wrote:

    Perfect list! That lash kit sounds magic, you look gorgeous!

    xo Bree

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  8. You are not kidding about the “bajillion degrees” thing… I was just in DC last week and felt like I was sweating 24/7. Super cute. The Physician’s Formula eyelash kit sounds intriguing though, I might have to check it out!!
    Alyssa with an A

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