Date-Night Splurges That Are So Worth It
Worth It: A Mani
Guys might not think, "Wow—she's wearing OPI's hot new Atomic Orange!" but they do notice that your pretty tips make you look polished. Plus, wearing a fun shade just reinforces that you're a cool girl who isn't afraid to try new things.
Not Worth It: A Pedi
If you want to paint your toes, great. Just know that guys will never notice them.
Worth It: Matching Underwear
He'll be thrilled as long as it's lacy, matches, and doesn't have holes in it.
Not Worth It: Pricey Underwear
Take a pass on shelling out for a bra and panty set from Agent Provocateurto him, it looks the exact same as the ones from Target.
Worth It: Perfume
If you're already past the first date, splurging on a sexy new scent is totally worth it. Just do a little dab at first and suss out his reaction. On a strict budget? Breeze through a makeup counter beforehand and spritz on a sample.
Not Worth It: Perfume
If it's your first date, go scent-free since you never know how he'll react to it. Your new man might hate the scent and spend all night breathing through his mouth, or maybe his psycho ex wore it all the time. Either way, you don't want to risk it the first time you go one-on-one.
Worth It: New Heels
Guys really zero in on heels, and the right pair can drive them wild. Got a pair you already love? Polish them beforehand so they don't look worn-in or take them to your local cobbler for an inexpensive facelift.
Not Worth It: A New Bag
Not only will he not notice your cute bag, our obsession with them is a total mystery to men.
Worth It: Getting Your Hair Done
He won't know what a blowout is, or why you look different, but he will know that he's dying to run his fingers through your gorgeous locks.
Not Worth It: Getting Your Teeth Done
Blindingly white teeth are great and all, but most people don't have them. Plus, too-white teeth can be distracting. Feel like your chompers need a last-minute boost? Stick to drugstore white strips instead of having a pro do it.