Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with a loved one, want to look extra fierce for that Tinder date (or Tinder photo shoot) or just want to treat yourself to a pamper night, these are my favourite products to make you look and feel extra special this February.
Having spent the last three Valentine’s Days in a relationship this is my first Valentine’s Day as a single lady and I can’t tell you how excited I am to watch some Netflix, cook myself the most amazing dinner and have a bubble bath.
For me the key to feeling great after a pamper night is to smell AMAZING. I scrub away all my dry skin in the shower (Soap & Glory is my fave!) and use a moisturising body wash like Soft & Gentle then slather on a rich body butter. I also love to use a rich hand cream on my hands and nails – current favourite is Crabtree & Evelyn.
I also feel a hundred times more human when I take the pasty, on the turn of looking ill, look off my body and put on a layer of fake tan. I’ve tried many fake tans over the years but if you’re looking for one that is quick and easy to apply in a hurry I love Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Mousse.
I’m not usually the biggest fan of perfumes as I often find them a bit too heavy but I’ll wear it on special occasions. Accessorize have just launched LoveLily which is a fun and fruity perfume with notes of raspberry, orange and bergamot.
Admittedly I take really poor care of my hair and often forget to use heat protection or styling products on it. Generally I’d say I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to my hair but once every few weeks I will use a conditioning hair mask like Phil Smith Moroccan Oil Cream
I’ve recently discovered beauty blenders to apply foundation and they are a game changer! I love the Original Beauty Blender but Brushworks’ Sponge Set is a cheap alternative and has a larger sponge for foundation and smaller sponges for concealer.
Sleek Matte Me Liquid Lipstick in Velvet Slipper is my current favourite lip shade. These are by far the best value matte liquid lipsticks. It is a matte finish liquid lipstick that glides on in one smooth application, with no need for a second coat and it lasts all day. There are 15 to die for shades available.
- Accessorize LoveLily Perfume £19.00, Accessorize/The Fragrance Shop
- Cocoa Brown Tan
- Phil Smith
- Crabtree & Evelyn
- Brushworks HD Complete Blender Sponge Set £9.95
- Soft & Gentle
- Sleek Matte Me Liquid Lipstick £4.99