I don't have a Valentine as I am raising two beautiful children on my own and have yet to fit another person into my more-than-busy schedule, yet if I did...I would want all of the products listed below!
This article will certainly give you options for what to buy that certain someone in your life- and it could be YOU, too! YOU deserve to gift yourself as well as others. Don't think I don't buy myself something that makes me feel good on certain "Holidays" such as Valentine's Day as I like the pick-me-up feeling myself for certain! I am my own Valentine!
The below products cover a wide variety from teeth whiteners to candles- offering many options which one would need to not only prep before the day itself yet also be helpful in setting the mood the day/night of. Have fun with it lovelies and read on...
H2O Plus Sea Results Anti-Aging Body Moisture Whip
Feeling sexy, youthful and carefree this Valentine’s Day can be easy with the Sea Results Anti-Aging Body Moisture Whip. Infused with effervescent notes including pink grapefruit, jasmine and aquatic musk, this air-whipped and soufflé-like lotion will leave a sweet and sensual scent on the skin. Formulated with Velvet Seaweed and Tahitian Pearl plus an Anti-Aging Marine Blend Oil, this whip provides deep hydration and anti-aging benefits while leaving the skin with a bright and youthful glow.
Price: $28, Available at H2O Plus stores and www.H2OPlus.com
Urban Decay NAKED Illuminated
Let’s be real, ladies – all the spells, potions and wishes-upon-stars in the world aren’t going to do you a smidge of good this Valentine’s Day. Want to REALLY get his attention and tempt him into your boudoir? Before you get naked, get NAKED with the newest addition to the hit franchise, NAKED Illuminated. It’s an exquisite baked illuminating powder, perfect for use on the face or the body. The magically radiant, never metallic powder is flattering on all skin tones and leaves a light dusting of iridescent shimmer for a luminous look.
Price: $29, Available at ULTA, www.ULTA.com and www.UrbanDecay.com
Shaveworks Pearl Soufflé Shave Cream
Make sure your legs are extra touchable this Valentine’s Day with the Pearl Soufflé Shave Cream from the shaving authorities at Shaveworks. Luxuriate in the lusciously rich shave cream with Capislow to minimize hair growth, Phytic/Glycolic Acid to exfoliate and reduce ingrown hairs, especially in the bikini area, and Mediacalm Complex for superb moisturizing and calming benefits. Scented with a light blend of Lavender, Ginger and Vanilla, Pearl Soufflé leaves skin moisturized, nourished, silky and delicately scented.
Price: $22, Available at Sephora, www.Sephora.com and www.Anthony.com
JĀSÖN® Energizing Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion
Vanilla is long believed to be a natural aphrodisiac. As far back as the 1700s, physicians recommended it to male patients to ensure potency. Luckily, there’s an easier way to turn your man on this Valentine’s Day than rubbing pastries all over your body. This botanically rich lotion with a subtle yet sweet vanilla smell delivers deep, long-lasting hydration, without leaving a greasy residue. Free of Parabens, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Petrolatum, Artificial Colors, and Phthalates.
Price: $9.49, Available at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and www.Jason-PersonalCare.com
BE PREPARED TO PUCKER UP WITH THESE ESSENTIALS:
By Terry Baume de Rose 10 Year Anniversary Edition
In honor of their 10th anniversary, Terry has designed a new limited edition jar of the classic, Baume de Rose. Adorned with silver hearts, this ultra-rich, addictive balm has become a cult classic and must-have favorite of Hollywood stars. In an instant, lips are smoothed, plumped and protected. With its creamy, rose-scented texture, it delivers a shiny yet non-sticky, polished finish.
Price: $59, Available at www.Barneysny.com
L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche Liquid Lipcolour
Before heading out to celebrate Valentine's Day with your main man, swipe on a new innovative lip product infused with precious oils that create the perfect pout. The unique formula offers the best benefits of your favorite lip products – a smooth surface, rich color and magnified shine. Available in 16 shades (including classic reds and vibrant pinks), its doe-foot shaped applicator deposits the perfect amount of formula to provide a smooth surface, rich color and high shine for the perfect lip.
Price: $9.99, Available at www.LorealParisUSA.com at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide
FLOWER Lip Suede Velvet Lip Chubby
From FLOWER – the full cosmetics range co-founded by Drew Barrymore and available exclusively at Walmart. With weightless lip colors in a satin-matte finish, lips are instantly smoothed with lush ingredients like Papaya and Orchid Hydrating Complex. Rich and highly pigmented, the intense color payoff results in a velvet finish every time. What’s more, each Lip Chubby is self-sharpening so you will never be left with a dull tip. Shades: Life’s a Peach, Berry-more, Mauve Over, Coral Floral, Red-dy to Bloom
Price: $7.98, Available at Walmart and www.Walmart.com
SOFTEN & BRIGHTEN UP YOUR SKIN IN ADVANCE BY USING THE FOLLOWING:
SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair
This Valentine’s Day, get lips they can’t resist. This powerful treatment helps prevent premature signs of aging, while restoring moisture and smoothing the surface of the lips, leaving them perfectly kissable and completely irresistible. Botanical emollients heal while hyaluronic acid hydrates, for smooth, full, youthful lips.
Price: $38, Available at www.sSkinCeuticals.com
bliss fabulips ‘pout’-o-matic
Bliss gives some much needed TLC to your kisser with this pro-powered, lip-perfecting device. The ‘pout’-o-matic uses gentle rotation and a custom-designed head with massaging nubs to softly yet effectively stimulate and exfoliate your lips, buffing away flakiness and dryness. Used with our nourishing fabulips sugar lip scrub, ‘pout’-o-matic will instantly revitalize, rejuvenate and smooth.
• The only spa-powered lip smoothing system
• The first oscillating polishing tool that targets the mouth
• Includes a replaceable head and full size fabulips sugar lip scrub
Price: $52, Available at bliss spas and www.blissworld.com
GO SMiLE 6 Day Double Action Whitening System
Make sure your teeth are bright and white this Valentine’s Day with the GO SMiLE 6 Day Double Action Whitening System, which has been proven to whiten teeth an average of 3 shades in only 3 days.
Fast, easy, safe and effective treatment that delivers superior whitening with virtually no sensitivity
Suitable for those with long-term staining habits such as smoking or drinking coffee
To use, just squeeze the ampoule at the two dots marked on the sleeve to break the 2 inner capsules and combine the liquid formulas. Next, apply the mixture to your teeth with the built-in applicator and avoid eating and drinking for at least 20 minutes
Price: $89, (6 days/12 count), Available at www.gosmile.com
GET READY TO SET THE MOOD:
Emily & Tony Aromatherapy Massage Oil Candles
Ignite the flames in more ways than one. These unique Aromatherapy Massage Oil Candles will fill your home with evocative aromas and create the ultimate sensory experience to set the mood for a romantic Valentine’s Day. When hot, the candle wax doubles as a luxurious body moisturizer with a nourishing soy and oil formula that cools quickly for instant comfort and pleasure. Each candle burns for up to 50 hours and is ideal for both men and women. Available in the following three scents:
Créme de Vanille: A sweet and sophisticated vanilla scent that evokes comfort and warmth
Coco: Opens with top notes of coconut, cedar middle notes and a sweet vanilla base
Fougere: A sophisticated and musky fragrance opens with top notes of licorice and cardamom, followed by sexy middle notes of cedar, vetiver, patchouli, amber, and nutmeg. Finished with base notes of vanilla, bourbon and licorice
Price: $38, Available online at www.EmilyandTony.com
GIFT OPTIONS FOR YOUR OTHER HALF:
Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red Valentine’s Day Set
Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s car collection, Polo Red is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the man in your life with drive and ambition. With powerful notes of red saffron, red grapefruit and red cedar wood, this spicy, woody fragrance captures speed, adrenaline and – most importantly – seduction. The ultimate in design and distinction, the fiery red, high-gloss bottle mimics the sleek curves of an automobile. The kit includes a 125 ml EDT, a 1.36 oz EDT and a 3.4 fl oz After Shave Balm.
Price: $86 (a $162 value), Available in February at www.RalphLauren.com and select retailers
Elemis Top-to-Toe Skincare Collection
A perfect gift from your other half or even great as a little something for you, this limited edition, five-piece collection comes in a luxury vanity bag. It contains best-selling products to cover each step of your skincare regimen, including full-sized Skin Nourishing Shower Cream, Papaya Enzyme Peel, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, and Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser, plus a 35ml Frangipani Monoi Body Oil. Skin is left clean, hydrated and glowing.
Price: $104 (a $190 value), Available at www.TimetoSpa.com
Ralph Lauren Romance Valentine’s Day Gift
Inspired by the woman who believes in true love, warmth and togetherness, Romance captures the timeless essence of falling in love. This Valentine’s Day, receive either a complimentary box of Dylan’s Candy Bar candy or a dozen roses with the purchase of a 3.4oz or larger Romance eau de parfum purchase. Additionally, from Jan 26th to Feb 11th, customers can reserve a bouquet and pick it up from Feb 11th to the 14th.
Price: $88 (3.4oz), $98 (125ml), Available in-store only at select retailers nationwide*
*Macys, Belk, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Bon Ton, Sephora
*Candy available at all stores; flowers available at select stores
Bond No. 9 Perfumista Avenue
This rose-laden scent named after a fantasy street is the ideal fragrance to spritz for a cozy evening at home or a night out with a dapper gentleman. A delicate and fresh rose note is immediately perceived as a starting point accompanied by lush and succulent plum. Just like the scent, the bottle conveys romance and love with its strong, vivid magenta color and shimmering metallic cast.
Price: $190 (50mL); Available at Bond No. 9’s five New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, select Nordstrom stores and www.BondNo9.com
AHAVA Mineral Botanic Duo Set
Treat yourself or someone you love to the pampering benefits of Dead Sea minerals and organic plant extracts. AHAVA’s skin-nourishing Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Body Wash (500 ml) and Body Lotion (400 ml) in Hibiscus & Fig delivers essential moisture to the skin leaving it calm, clean and refreshed – and subtly fragrant.
Price: $26, Available at www.AHAVAUS.com in February
Have fun, lovelies and be prepared to have a day/night filled with romance and joy!