Give YOURSELF A Treat This Valentines Day!
My friends, it’s been a tough ol’ couple of years and this valentines day, I want to encourage yourself to treat yourself! I’m sure you have already bought your partner something special and / or your BFF. And that’s great, but now it’s time for a little self gifting. So, my advice is to hop over to your favourite online shop and order yourself something to make you smile. It doesn’t have to be big or flashy, it can be as simple as a new bath oil, lipstick or mug. Whatever you would like, whatever would make you happy! Need some inspo? Let’s go!
Aromatherapy Associates Goodies
I’m a BIG fan of Aromatherapy Associates, their bath oils literally give me life. They are to me, what blood is to vampires. I.can’t. get. enough! Their bath oils are wonderful and I can’t recommend the Deep Relax or the Rose blend enough, but if you don’t have a bath, then I recommend buying yourself a electric diffuser or oil burner and putting in a few drops of the rose essential oil because it will give you ALL the feels!
Bobbi Brown Lipstick
A good lipstick is an instant confidence booster! I personally love the Bobbi Brown Crushed Colour range for their deeply hydrating formulas and strong pigment. Plus the shade selection is stunning!! I have a lot of lipsticks in my collection, but Bobbi Brown are my hands-down faves!! If you don’t have a favourite lipstick, then it’s time you bought yourself one!
L’occitane Hand Cream
Hands down (pun intended!) the best hand cream out there!!! Why not buy yourself a new tube for your handbag, desk or bedside table… or maybe three smaller sized tubes, one for each location!
Monica Vinader Jewellery
I love buying myself jewellery for no particular reason and my current favourite brand by a country mile has to be the Norfolk based Monica Vinader. This is my fave necklace, like it?! PS read my full review of their jewellery here!
Pixi Beauty Rose Treats
Pixi have SO many wonderful things to choose from, but since it’s valentines day, I’m opting for something rose-themed! This Pixi Rose Essence Oil is somewhere between an oil and a serum, it’s super light on the skin, has a subtle rose scent and feels wonderful under make up, day cream, night cream and even as a natural highlighter for that glossy skin look. It’s dreamy! PS. Sometimes I use it on my stomach to try and soothe away the post-baby stretch marks! Shhhhh!
Molton Brown Bath Treats
For the bath lovers out there, I can’t recommend Molton Brown’s Iconic Re-charge Black Pepper Bath & Shower Gel enough! It’s spicy, rich and smells incredible! Whilst you can use it in the shower (it’s wonderful in the mornings) I personally prefer it in the bath at night, when I can really sink into it and enjoy it for longer!
Crabtree & Evelyn Rose Candle
When it comes to buying myself a treat, a luxury scented candle is often at the top of my list! Of course I adore Diptyque, Fornasetti and Jo Malone candles, but if you are looking to spend a little less and still want a beautifully scented candle in a really pretty pot, then let me point you in the direction of the Crabtree & Evelyn Femme De Force Candle. So pretty and scented with rose and cassis!
Jo Malone Red Roses Perfume
I always find it shocking that some people wait for christmas to get a new perfume, because I find SO much joy in choosing my own! There are so many beautiful fragrance brands to choose from, but it’s no secret I adore Jo Malone and Red Roses Perfume is my personal fave. It’s filled with fresh red roses, a hint of lemon and warm, resinous beeswax. Stunning!!
L’Oreal 8 Second Wonder Water
Finally, for all the mums out there who don’t have time for face masks and faffing around. This L’Oreal 8 Second Wonder Water gets the job done in a jiffy! It’s honestly SO GOOD!!! There’s an original version and a new colour protect version, both are super fast and super effective! I did a full review of the original here!
The Organic Pharmacy Face Mask
Finally, Let’s finish with the Queen of self-care; a luxury face mask! This was super hard to choose because there are so many amazing masks out there, but I’m currently loving The Organic Pharmacy’s Honey & Jasmine Face Mask. It’s a fabulous product which leaves my skin GLOWING, hydrated and feeling fantastic. It’s amazing for dry skin types and those who’s skin has been zapped of hydration thanks to winter weather and excessive central heating. It also smells incredible! God I love this stuff! Highly recommended! Works in 5-10 minutes, but sometimes I leave it on overnight because I want my skin to absorb every last drop!
Ta da!! And there we have it!!! My self-gifting self-love Valentines day gift guide!! Don’t just treat your partner and your bestie… treat yourself! This post contains affiliate links and some press samples.