Most people I know either love Valentine’s Day or hate it. They either draw a big heart around the date on the calendar and start planning for the day in December or they bah humbug anyone who mentions it and avoid the card isle in the store at all costs. I happen to fall in the love it camp. I just can’t get enough of all the campy fun nonsense and commercialism that go along with Valentines Day. I am the type that buys boxes of old school message hearts for myself, that watches sappy love stories the whole week leading up to V-Day and that plans something special whether I am with someone or not.
If you’re a Valentine’s Day fan or just planning something special this year, then you might check out some special products to make your day a little bit more memorable. Whether it’s a gift to give to someone else, something special for you or something to create a romantic mood, this list has a little bit of something for everyone. Even the Valentine’s Day Scrooges.
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!!!
Valentine’s Day 2010-A Must-have List for a Fabulous Day:
Getting Ready for a Big Date:
eos Shave Cream, Ultra Moisturizing, Pomegranate Raspberry ($4.99, evolutionofsmooth.com) Get sexy legs with this ultra moisturizing Shave Cream. It contains natural aloe, oat and antioxidants. It shaves closer and leaves your skin smooth long after you shave. And since its so moisturizing you can shave wet or dry. Great if your in a rush and can’t take a long shower. To top of it all off it contains antioxidant vitamins E + C to help skin look radiant and healthy.
Aubrey Evening Primrose Soothing Hand & Body Lotion ($13.95, aubrey-oganics.com) If you’re a little stressed about the big date, slather on some of this super gentle conditioning lotion for dry, stressed skin. It instantly soothes and hydrates skin with organic evening primrose oil, a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid, and other herbal emollients. Perfect to get skin soft instantly.
Fashionista Collection Nail Lacquer from Borghese ($8, Drugstores Nationwide) Choose any of the 6 beautiful shades from the Fashionista line to make your nails the star of the day. Each lacquer is long wearing, hydrating, with stay-true color. The Dual Curve Tip Brush delivers a perfect application of color each time you use it. The exclusive Acqua di Vita Complex helps restore essential moisture balance. And if that wasn’t enough the Micronized Gemstones add brilliance.
In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Eau De Parfum Spray ($15, avon.com) You have to have a special fragrance for this special day and In Bloom is a perfect fit. Developed by Reese with a prestigious fragrance designer, this precious floral elixir expresses indulgent sensuality with a sumptuous trio of signature blossoms. This parfum is sensual and elegant; it entices the senses with gardenia blossoms and lush florals, enveloped in amber wood and peach tealeaves. It feels innocent and sophisticated at the same time. It is truly intoxicating.
Ramy 2LIPS ($24, ramy.com) If you are hoping for some romance on Valentine’s Day then make sure your lips are irresistible. Ramy 2LIPS will help you create luscious lips. It comes in three of the most wearable shades you will ever find. It’s a non-sticky formula and keeps lips moist. On one end there is a glossy cream lipstick and on the other end an automatic lip pencil. Goes on easy and the color is amazing.
Valentines Day Night:
LUSH Love Soap ($3.95, lushusa.com) Perfect for a romantic bubble bath. The Love Soap is a red, glittery heart-shaped soap that will put a smile on anyone’s face. It’s not only super cute but it’s also jam-packed with aphrodisiacs and skin smoothing ingredients. You have to love that.
Colgate Wisp ($2.39, Drugstores Nationwide) The Wisp is a new oral care aide that will help you keep your teeth and mouth clean throughout the night even after lots of chocolate strawberries. Wisp can be easily put in your clutch or pocket and pulled out whenever you need it. It removes food and plaque from your teeth, giving you a just brushed clean feeling. When you brush, a liquid-filled bead will release a burst of freshness in your mouth and is used without the need for water or rinsing. Perfect.
Naturally Nourishing Massage Oil ($10, uppercanadasoap.com) Massages and Valentines Day go hand-in-hand. If you’re planning on getting or giving one then you have to stock up on this nourishing oil. It totally rejuvenates and hydrates skin with its all-natural ingredients. Naturally Nourishing is made with ingredients that include avocado extract, olive oil, soy oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil. Available in five signature scents that include Warm Honey Nectar and Sweet Vanilla Fig, you are sure to find a scent that relaxes you.
Godiva Strawberry Rose Candle ($22.50, neimanmarcus.com) This luscious candle is inspired by Godiva’s freshly dipped chocolate strawberries; the essence of a perfectly ripened, sweet strawberry is enveloped in a base of creamy milk chocolate, accented with delicate rose petals and soft green accords. Pair with a box of Godiva candles and have the best Valentines Day ever.
Gifts for Him and For You:
Patrick Dempsey Fragrance ($35, avon.com) Your special guy will love this mysteriously sexy fragrance. Patrick Dempsey stepped away from the small screen to create a fragrance that is intimate and fresh. It is a good mix of mandarin, coupled with sexy spiced wood and green fig. He gets an amazing fragrance and you get to cuddle up to his neck. Everyone wins.
Giovanni’s Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub ($13.95, target.com) An irresistible recipe of organic botanicals and essential oils in a scrub that exfoliates, soothes and warms the skin. Nourishes skin with essential fatty acids in organic safflower seed – smoothing, repairing and healing skin while sealing in moisture. It gently exfoliates and polishes skin using soft sugar grains and crushed cocoa beans. Mixed with assorted essential oils, the sugar scrub leaves skin regenerated, refreshed and glowing. A gift you both can enjoy.
La Mer Body Refiner and Body Crème ($110-$195, cremedelamer.com) The ultimate Valentines Gift for you! The Body Refiner and The Body Crème work in tandem to polish and soften the skin. A multi-faceted treatment which utilizes precious ingredients—including 1.75 carats of pure diamond dust— the Body Refiner delivers a cushiony resurfacing treatment that instantly lifts away dull cells, gently retexturizing skin to reveal a smooth and supple new surface. Follow with La Mer’s “seaweed-wrap in a jar,” The Body Crème, to saturate skin with a wave of long-lasting hydration. A true treat and lavish skincare experience.