Valentine’s Day is all about love. And presents. And pampering. It’s a great day, is what we’re trying to say and what makes it one of our favourite dates are the beautiful beauty treats that appear to celebrate it.
Sure, a fresh bunch of blooms and a box of chocolates are wonderful and always welcomed, but so is an indulgent soak in a bath that leaves your skin feeling like silk or Burberry’s latest palette wrapped in a big bow.
Here’s our pick of some of the best treats to spoil yourself, or your loved-one, this Valentine’s Day…
For the ultimate fragrance lover
It’s long-been thought that there’s no way you could improve on a scented gift box from Jo Malone. Well it’s turns out there is a way and that’s by adding fresh flowers. The Jo Malone London Valentine’s Day Floral Box, £130 at Selfridges, contains your chosen flowers surrounded by fresh flowers from VIP florists Wild at Heart.
The gift of great skin
The skincare benefits of rose are well-known, but it’s also the flower of love so the Organic Pharmacy Rose Skincare Gift Set, £95, hits the perfect note for Valentine’s. Containing a trio of rose-infused skincare – a cleanser, gel and balm, for a complexion that glows.
One for the foodies
Chocolates don’t have the monopoly on Valentine’s and these Crabtree & Evelyn All Butter Rose and White Chocolate Biscuits, £5, should probably fall into your basket when you’re topping up your Rosewater Hand Therapy, £10, supplies on Feb 14th. A taste sensation and a rose-scented hand cream for soft, supple hands.
The date night palette
Want to get noticed this Valentine’s Day? Treat yourself to the Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Sultry Nude Palette, £48, which is designed to perfectly accompany a bright red lip. The two-tier palette has everything you need to build a smokey nude eye and a fresh flush on cheeks.
The ultimate candle
You have to create the right kind of atmosphere for love and the Jo Loves Customised Valentine Candle, £55, is just the thing. The White Rose and Lemon Leaves scented candle can be personalised with your name, your lover’s name, your lover’s pet name. The possibilities are endless…
The gift of a perfect pout
Dry, chapped lips won’t do, but especially on Valentine’s Day when there might be some smooching in the offing. Star Skin Dream Kiss for Valentine’s Day, £8.50, are bio-cellulose masks that cling to lips and infuse them with collagen and hyaluronic for instant plumping. A great pre-treat before wearing a liquid lip matte lipstick.
A limited edition treat
Burberry’s pretty First Love Palette, £45, was created especially for Valentine’s Day and combines blush and highlighter to give your complexion a fresh, luminous and rosy-cheeked finish.
Spice things up a bit…
Who knew a candle could be multi-functional, but the Oskia Rose de Mai Massage Candle, £36, fills your home with the rich, expensive scents of rose oil and the melted wax can be used for massage. You know, if that’s the way your evening goes…
Valentine’s beauty, boxed up
The February Love Box is the perfect Valentine’s gift, purely down to the fact it contains the perfect edit of beauty products to have to covered to either a night on the town with a date or a night in with your best friends. What’s more, the 5 beauty treats come inside an impossibly pretty collector’s edition box!
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