Valentines Day is right around the corner. And no matter your personal feelings on this popular holiday, I think we can all agree that it’s the perfect time to love and treat ourselves. I can’t think of a better way of treating yourself than pampering yourself with some beauty products.
Whether you’re a huge beauty junkie or you’re just looking to give yourself a little love this VDay, I’ve got six products that have the potential of becoming your perfect gift. Spoiler: they’re also great as gifts for your loved ones, but this Valentine’s Day put yourself first. You deserve it.
Let’s get to the beauty goodies!
This is a luxe sheet mask if I’ve ever seen one. Celebrities rave about this all the time so, if it’s good enough for the red carpet it’s good enough for you, right? This mask is $12 and it could possibly be Tatcha’s most affordable product. It’s still a lot of money for a face mask but the high-quality ingredients make the price worth it.
This is a hydrating sheet mask that’s perfect for anyone who needs extra hydration. So basically all of us. Just like the name suggests you’ll take this off and look like a dewy dumpling for the rest of the day. Some take out, a few rom-coms, and a dewy sheet mask? Count me in!
While I’m really good at taking care of the skin on my face, I’m not as good at taking care of the skin in my body. And I know I’m not the only one! This is why this next product is perfect for all of us. This body serum by Nécessaire not only looks beautiful but it’s the perfect gift to give your body some love and tend to some neglected areas. ( I do not mean it like that! But hey, be my guest.)
This body serum has very gentle, hydrating ingredients––like hyaluronic acid––that work perfectly for every skin type. The lightweight nature of it absorbs quickly into the skin so you don’t feel goopy after applying it. But your skin still feels hydrated and nourished. You can follow it up with a body lotion to lock in the moisture, but if you’re lazy like me, just rub this all over yourself and call it a day.
For me, blush is an everyday product but it is a must on Valentine’s Day. Rosy cheeks just get me into the spirit for some reason. These new blushes from Nars look very promising and I think they are the perfect gift if you’re looking to add something new to your collection.
These come in a beautiful array of colors and finishes. You get some of the classics like Orgasm but there are also some new shades in the collection. The formula is a mousse-y texture that transforms to powder on the skin so if you’re looking for a long-lasting blush, or have oilier skin, these might be your perfect match!
It’s almost impossible to look at this quad and not think Valentine’s Day. So now’s the perfect time to treat yourself to it! The colors are very romantic (is that a thing?) and very on theme with the holiday. I know, Pat McGrath is expensive, but if you’ve been wanting to try her shadows for a while, and you can afford it, this is a great palette to buy.
Pat McGrath eyeshadows are some of the best, highest-quality shadows you will find. The pans in this quad are huge, so you’re guaranteed to have it for the rest of your life. There’s a good mix of mattes and shimmers within this little quad and you can create many different looks using these four colors. If you enjoy these tones and you feel like treating yourself to some PMG, get this quad before it’s discontinued forever.
You cannot spell Valentine’s Day without red lipstick. A good red lipstick is always a failsafe gift so, in the spirit of treating yourself, why not go all out with a Gucci one? This is a limited edition collection, with stunning packaging, and a few different shades to choose from. Talk about a fancy gift.
Even though Gucci lipsticks are known to be pricy the product reflects that. The formula is high-quality, nicely pigmented, and very comfortable on the lips. I also love the fact that this collection comes in three different reds so you can pick the one that you like best or the one that suits your skin tone best. So if you’re in the mood for some red lipstick this VDay, you know where to find these!
Gifting fragrances can be a tricky thing because fragrance is very personal. Thankfully if the person you’re gifting is yourself, you already know what you like and what you don’t. And there’s no bigger act of self-love than stocking up on your favorite fragrance or trying a new one.
This Marc Jacobs fragrance is my all-time favorite. It’s florals mixed with a fresh scent, so it’s not overly sweet. It’s also not an overwhelming fragrance. It’s strong enough to last a good 8 hours but subtle enough to keep people from sneezing when they’re close to me. The bottle is also a gift in and of itself. It’s perfect to keep on display or––if you’re a beauty guru like me––it’s perfect for pictures. If you’re looking for a new scent and you like fresh florals, try this one out!
Remember you don’t need a specific date or any of these products to treat and love yourself. But if you don’t have plans this February 14th and you’re feeling a bit miserable, take it as an opportunity to have a you day. And if you wanna practice some self-love through beauty shopping, well that’s completely valid as well!
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed 🙂
Lots of love,