Valentine’s Day always brings out the ultimate girl in some of us. We collected and gathered our most favorite beauty products – from makeup to body and skincare, these are some of our must-haves to help prep us for that hot date, fun night out on the town with the girls or spa night in.
GET IT CLEAN
It’s as simple as a drugstore buy with Dove’s Pink Beauty Bar ($3.79 for two bars) when you’re looking for a great body cleansing bar full of moisturizers. Packed with Dove’s ¼ moisturizing cream, your skin is left feeling firm and elastic unlike other soaps. And you seriously feel clean without any soapy residue.
EEK, I HAVE A ZIT!
Don’t you hate it when that happens? It’s not enough that you’re prepping for a fun night out or hot date, then you look closer into the mirror and spot it – a zit! Luckily you can now easily say ‘Bye, Felicia’ to that evil blemish with Kate Somerville’s genius Eradikate To-Go ($22/12 pack). These clever, individually-wrapped q-tip shaped blemish zappers work like a pro. The pink formula contains 10% sulfur, which is the highest amount allowed to fight acne, and Alpha Hydroxy Acids which help reduce enlarged pores and controls sebum production.
SHINE BRIGHT WITH SOME BLING
Pink and shiny is the ultimate theme for Vday so why not add some sparkle to your vanity with beautyblender’s bling.ring ($29). Finally, a tres fab place you can put your beautyblender on to dry after you’ve applied your foundation with this innovative makeup application sponge and to get you ready for that big date.
FEELING THE LOVE ALL OVER YOUR BODY
With Aveda’s Love Composition Oil ($30), you can slather, and we mean SLATHER, this organic and natural oil all over your body and even in your scalp. Made from certified organic jojoba oil and plant derived emollients, this oil will make you feel as if you just stepped out of a spa. Apply after a hot shower or bath and reap the benefits of smooth and silky skin flavored with scents of sandalwood, frankincense, vetiver and jasmine.
KISS ME, DAMMIT!
Get your lips in tiptop shape with Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick ($27). This lippy is actually anti-aging as it’s filled with 100% plant waxes and an ingredient (phytosphingosine) that actually fights the appearance of fine lines, boosts collagen and protects against dehydration. So, go on and…get to smooching!
HEAVENLY SCENTS TO FILL YOUR HOME
Sometimes all it takes is a blissful scent to make your home really feel like…you! Origins Feel Good Candles ($34) come in three scents depending on your mood – from Ginger, Bergamot and Clove to Pine, Spruce and Orange and Neroli and Lemongrass. Light one up and get into that romantic mood for a hot night in. And if you opt for the Pine scent, each candle purchase goes towards the planting of one tree through the Global ReLeaf Fund.
THIS FLIRTY SCENT WILL MAKE HIM BLUSH
Make him wanting more with a subtle yet flirty floral hint of peonies and freesia. Spritz on L’OCCITANE'S Pivoine Flora Eau De Toilette ($50) and you’re bound to get that second date. Of course, that mesmerizing smile and cunning sense of humor should have won him over in the first place!