Valentine’s Day isn’t just about mushy Facebook posts (#BoyDoneGood) and overpriced bunches of roses, it’s a day for celebrating love in all its kinds; whether that’s the love you have for your mates, your partner, or even just yourself. After a difficult year, the rulebook can get ripped up this Valentine’s Day – you don’t need to wait for bae to call. So treat yourself to some saucy undies, eat a big, heart shaped box of chocolates in bed (score, you get to eat all the good ones), and put a full face of glam on, even if it’s just for yourself. Here are our top nine V-Day beauty treats, for some fabulous self-gifting.
LORAC PRO Palette 4
A warm toned palette for Valentine’s Day? Groundbreaking. But seriously, why not take inspiration from of all the clichéd pinks, reds and nudes of the season and create a softly glamorous smokey eye? The perfect, wearable palette for 14th Feb – and beyond.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Set Setting Spray
Even if you’re not going out out this Valentines Day (and if there’s no hot & steamy action on the cards, sob!), you still don’t want your glam to go to waste. Lock your hard work in with Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Dewy Set Setting Spray. The weightless formula sets and refreshes makeup, and gives skin a dewy, radiant finish.
By BEAUTY BAY New Romantic Palette
Isle of Paradise Prep + Tan Bundle
If you’re feeling a bit ‘meh’ about a Valentine’s Day in cold & rainy lockdown (it’s no secret that we’d all prefer to be sunning abroad on a bae-cation), bring the sun to you, with the Isle of Paradise Prep + Tan Bundle. Including a tanning mitt, priming spray and (crucially, non-streaky!) tanning mousse, you’ll feel like the bronzed babe you should in no time at all.
By BEAUTY BAY Full Facial Set
Give yourself a Vally Day pamper with the full works – you deserve it girl! The By BEAUTY BAY Full Facial Set contains everything you need for a zen, spa-like facial massage. Utilising the jade tools included can help release muscle tension and help with lymphatic drainage, as well as aiding your skin soak up alllllll the juicy benefits of the hydrating serum. Aaaaah. Don’t you feel more relaxed already?
Stila Stay All Day Shimmer Liquid Lip in shade Beso Shimmer
A red, shimmery lip may not be an everyday occurrence (especially when our ‘everyday’ look at the moment is a WFH tracksuit and bare face…), but Valentine’s Day is definitely the right time to bust one out. With the same famous formula as Stila’s classic Stay All Day liquid lipstick, this metallic red lipstick will stay put all night (no matter what kind of plans you might have!)
Yes To Brightening Bundle
Light some candles, and run yourself a romantic bubble bath, but forget the champagne and strawberries, treat yourself to what you really want: a takeaway pizza, a rubbish reality TV binge, and a whole load of sheet, mud and peel-off masks. The Yes To Brightening Bundle includes everything you need for the pampering evening of dreams, leaving skin glowwy and radiant (no matter how you might feel on the inside after an extra large pizza for one…)
Cover FX Blush Palette
Valentine’s Day makeup is all about that cheeky flush; rosy cheeks with a highlighted sheen give a dewy base that little extra ‘something something’. Cover FX’s Blush Palettes include a matte and shimmer blush duo, for that perfect blushy-bronzey, youthfully-flushed glow for all skintones. Use both colours in tandem, or – alternatively – amp up the glow to the tops of your cheeks with the shimmer side, or simply add a subtle pop of colour to the apples using the matte side. Gorge!
LELO Sona Pink Clitoral Vibrator
We thought we’d chuck this cheeky suggestion in at the end if beauty isn’t your thing (or maybe it is, and you just fancy taking the meaning of ‘self love’ to the next level!) What better way to celebrate the day of love by treating yourself to a cute lil pink vibrator! The SONA uses sonic waves rather than traditional vibrations, has eight different intensity settings, and is completely waterproof – that ‘romantic bath for one’ just got even better!