The perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day for her. Including beauty to create natural and glam date night looks.
VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS
It’s that week of love that doesn’t agree with everyone, but is always a fun excuse to share the love, even more than we do everyday. 2020 taught us what is most important. Taking time to celebrate anything, love included is a-okay with me!
Actually, I was hanging out Mario’s washing yesterday thinking how it was kinda nice to have someone to do that for. Don’t get me wrong, I am no domestic goddess, more a reluctant one than anything, but it did strike me as a nice place to be in. Simple little things can add up, so, here is to celebrating happiness and love this Valentine’s Day. Or Galentine’s Day if you are sending your besties some love too.
Below I’ve put together a gift guide for Valentine’s Day for the ladies in your life. Or a simple link you can send your other half to hint that ‘any of these gems would do just fine, thanks’! Before Sunday arrives, find fragrance, wellness, body care and makeup finds that would be just right on February 14th. I’ve also included the eye shadow palettes and makeup I’ll be using to create some beautiful date night makeup looks. One for a casual date, another for a pretty romantic look and another for a glam date night. Those will be up here soon.
Featuring eighteen highly blendable and pigmented eye shadows inspired by dreamy holiday destinations, these palettes have everything you need for lots of eye looks. With velvety mattes, high-shine metallics, and sparkling glitter shades. These are beautiful to create natural, pretty glowing and glam makeup looks.
Valentine’s day ready, this two-in-one vegan lip mask and balm nourishes the lips, boosting moisture and soothing dryness with intense hydration.
The star product that launched the Ere Perez brand in 2004. Featuring almond oil, considered to strengthen and lengthen lashes. Smudge-proof, water resistant, long-lasting. Kind to all eyes, even sensitive ones and contact lenses. Perfect for all-day wear.
The Baby Rose Gold takes the iconic Original 101 Ointment and injected a burst of dewy pink-flushed tint with soft rose gold pigments. The colour mimics the effect of blood rushing to the lips and cheeks. It’s ultra-hydrating – and dewy, not sticky.
Inspired by the resins and paints of Renaissance art, this Anastasia Beverly Hills palette is packed with 14 powerful pigments. A highly pigmented formula with a mixture of game-changing satins, mattes and metallic colours suitable for all occasions. Personally I’ll be using this one for a glam more dramatic eye shadow date night look.
Top Notes: White Floral Bouquet, Sugar Cane
Middle Notes: Orchid, Gardenia, Neroli
Base Notes: Amber, Vanilla, Musk
The white floral fragrances of this scent are balanced with a soft powdery finish that is both elegant and romantic. Perfect for an at home scent or sweet shower gel.
A vanilla and white floral scented shower gel that’ll keep the Valentine’s day gift going.
Top Notes: Cassis, lemon, peach
Middle Notes: Rose, geranium, clary sage, neroli,
Base Notes: Orris, Cedarwood
Light and lovely, this romantic natural scent of rose with cassis, geranium, and neroli, winding down with orris, is for those who like freshly picked roses. Vegan and cruelty-free, Hypoallergenic and chemical-free. Yep!
Fragrance Notes: Poppy, wheat, musk, bran, barley, fig, black currant and violet.
A cheerful and inviting fragrance with notes of blackcurrant, poppy, and barley, described as rich red poppies. This is a beautiful scent to layer.
From poppies in the golden fields of England to the wild steppes of Asia, home of the great scarlet poppy. This ravishing new scent has been inspired by extravagant blooms, and amplified by velvety iris. Barley and tonka bean add a double hit of sweet decadence while a burst of succulent fig draws you into this stunning scent and eye-catching red bottle.
I’ve been using The Beauty Chef’s Glow Inner Beauty Essential Supercharged Formula for years, jumping straight on to the new formula released in 2020. With 18 Certified Organic wholefoods including bio-fermented maqui berries, queen garnet plum, and pomegranate fruit peel extract, the berry-flavoured probiotic supplement supercharges your beauty regimen. Making it the most thoughtful gift, or pair the Glow and Collagen together this Valentine’s Day and save.
The Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost berry-flavoured concentrate is a nourishing and glow-boosting elixir crafted to support and protect your natural collagen and elastin. Meanwhile preserving the skin’s structural proteins and protecting against free radical damage. Brimming with bio-fermented goji berry, grape seed extract, zinc and vitamin C, it’s designed for those concerned with fine lines and premature ageing. Together, they make for a wellness bundle that will keep on giving.
Melrose Essential Reds is a combination of superfoods that helps balance the daily stressors on our bodies allowing us to function at an elevated level. Contains astaxanthin from microalgae known to be one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature. It promotes healthy skin and vitality from the inside out. Also contains nitrate-rich beetroot, which contributes to healthy blood flow and energy. A great wellness boost and gift idea.
Infused with 95% natural ingredients, 100% natural tanning active, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C and D boosters, this skincare inspired self-tanner seamlessly blends for a hydrated sunkissed glow and instant radiance boost in just one application. It’ll carry that summer glow well into autumn.
A supercharged face tanning serum for a sunkissed glow in just one application. Infused with 93% natural ingredients, plus Vitamin C and D boosters to brighten, protect and mimic the effects of sunshine without the harmful effects of UV rays.
Shimmer and Glow meets Rose Quartz Crystal – The crystal of love! A lightweight oil that smells amazing packed with crystal powder. The best part is once the bottle is finished you get to keep a Rose Quartz Crystal! Definitely a beautiful body oil for Valentine’s day.
SO WHAT ARE YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY PLANS?
What’s on the cards? Made plans with your significant other yet? Movie night? Picnic date? A fancy dinner for two? I am hoping I can fit in all of those things hehe. As for what to gift him, I already gifted Mario a linen shorts and shirt outfit from this brand I’m in love with Aere. It is exclusive to The Iconic, uses sustainable materials, and has both men’s and women’s collections. In truth, I also gifted myself a dress on Mario’s behalf from the women’s collection. Naturally, my plan is to wear that this weekend!
Stay tuned for my beauty looks using these beautiful eye palettes.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JENELLE WITTY