Next week is Valentine’s and this guide is a little later than I wanted it to be, but hey, like any of us celebrate Valentine’s Day, right? 😉 We don’t but it does combine so many things that I love such as roses, chocolate and champagne. My guide is all about treating yourself. The weather is cold and awful and everything is BLAH. So, treat yourself to some of life’s little luxuries:
For Irresistible Lips
French Girl Organics Rose Sugar Lip Polish – This is natural lip scrub with peppermint and rose. Retails for $14 at Beautyhabit. Oh, and I love rose so expect to see a lot of that in this guide.
Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith’s Mocha Rose Lip Balm – After your rose scrub, follow up with a chocolate and vanilla lip balm. This will make lips soft and smooth while prepping for them for bolder colors. Retails for $7 at Beautyhabit.
Isabel & Ruben Toledo for MAC Lipstick in Tenor Voice – I haven’t cared about a MAC limited edition makeup collection in a very long time but there’s something about this one that I’m drawn to, oh yeah, the packaging. This one was co-created by an artistic couple. The shade is a strawberry red. The packaging is great. Retails for $17.50 at Nordstrom.
For Smooth Skin
Olivine Atelier Love + Roses Beauty Mist – This is a lightweight complexion mist that smells like roses. It’ll leave the skin looking dewy and smelling like petals. The 2 oz spray retails for $14 at Beautyhabit. A larger size is also available.
Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Massage and Body Oil – It’s a natural blend of nourishing oils scented with rose, sandalwood and citrus notes. Retails for $66 at Beautyhabit.
Avon Bubble Delight Bubble Bath in Soft Pink – I’m all about Avon’s classic bubble bath in this classic soapy floral scent. So many bubbles. Retails for about $8 at Avon.
Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Gift Set – This creamy vanilla and sandalwood didn’t win me over but it works for a lot of people. I do think it’s a great sandalwood for the money. This set comes with an 1 oz perfume, body lotion and a rollerball all for $75 at Sephora. Full review here.
L’Occitane Roses et Reines EDT – I told you that I’m rose lover so I can’t help how rose-heavy this guide is. This is a sheer fruity and delicate rose. Retails for $50 at L’Occitane.
Natori Incense Set – One of these days I’m going to buy this set. It contains a dragon box and dragon incense holder plus black amber and jasmine scented incense. I want to burn this and lounge around in silk caftans and drink champagne cocktails. Retails for $85 at Natori.
Voluspa Aqua de Senteur Room & Body Mist in Crisp Champagne – This is a sugared champagne scent for the home, sheets and even yourself. Retails for $19 at Beauty.com.
Diptyque Rosafolia Candle – This new candle from Diptqye is a fresh, green rose soliflore. Retails for $65 at Nordstrom.
DS & Durga Candle in Portable Fireplace – The name says it all. It’s a smoky, woodsy fragrance that’s like having a fireplace. How romantic, right? Retails for $65 at Beautyhabit.
So, do any of these stand out to you? I’ll take all the rose stuff and the Natori incense 🙂
If you’d like more ideas, here’s my gift guide from Valentine’s 2014.