If love is in the air at your household, here are a few Valentine’s Day ideas for your loved one.
Roses are beautiful, but their shelf life is limited. Bulgari’s Rose Goldea ($112, www.bulgari.com) perfume comes in an exquisite bottle that was inspired by the Serpenti Collection, and the feminine scent that was created by master perfumer, Alberto Morillas, features an irresistible combination of white musk and Damask rose, Jasmine absolute, sandalwood musk and white incense.
Gallany Quads Eyeshadow in Safari ($24, gallany.com) is a super versatile collection of hues that’s perfect for the girl on the go. She can create endless looks from the four neutral shades that will flatter any eye color.
Is she into super voluminous hair without spending hours trying to perfect the look? Cut her getting ready time down with BHave’s Gunpowder Dust ($19.75, www.bhave.us), which, with just one small pump, will create an instant volumizing boost from the roots, as well as eliminate excess oil, and can quickly be reactivated with just a scrunch.
If she’s always spotted in a statement lipstick, treat her to two incredibly appropriate Valentine’s Day shades – Rituel de Fille Lip Collection Enchanted Lip Sheer ($21, ritueldefille.com) in Blackthorn, a merlot colored stain, and Bloodroot, a bold blood orange.
You can always count on Too Faced for a gift that won’t disappoint. The brand’s limited edition Love, Lashes & Chocolate Set ($72, www.toofaced.com) features Too Faced’s bestselling Chocolate Bar Palette, as well as a full-sized Better Than Sex Mascara, a bite-sized Melted Chocolate in Honey, a bite-sized Love Flush Blush in Justify My Love, and a limited edition Too Faced x Skinnydip London makeup bag – so, so much better than a boring box of chocolate.
Is she a master mixologist? Rabbit Freezable Whiskey Glasses ($23.88, www.amazon.com) instantly chills your cocktails to 10 degrees Fahrenheit for an instant party in your mouth.
Not only is Golden Door Yuzu Blend Conditioning Body Oil ($48, www.hsn.com) a luxurious winter dry skin banisher, but the combination of pure essential oils, which releases enticing aromas when applied, makes it an obvious addition for an at home couples massage.
The eSalon Color Care Travel Trio ($18, www.esalon.com) was just meant for Valentine’s Day gifting. The set comes with Heart Lock It – a 2 oz. sulfate-free shampoo, Love Unconditionally – a 2 oz. gentle conditioner, and Shining Armor – a .5 oz. nourishing treatment with argan oil.
Know someone who’s hit a love life rough patch? They can learn how the elemental energies of crystals and gemstones can transform the heart, mind, and soul with the Själ Elemental Energy Limited Edition Set ($270, sjalskincare.com), which features Elemental Energy: Crystal and Gemstone Rituals for a Beautiful Life by Själ skincare co-founder, Kristin Petrovich, as well as Saphir Concentrate, and an Elemental Energy tool kit (with hematite stone, malachite stone, scolecite wand).
Credo Beauty teamed up with Vapour Organic Beauty for ‘Hello, Love’ Siren Lipstick ($25, credobeauty.com) – a bright raspberry fuchsia specialty shade, and all proceeds from the signature hue will be donated to Lipstick Angels, a non-profit whose mission is “to provide superior beauty support services to restore and strengthen the dignity, hope and self-esteem of cancer patients.”
Pure Ice Valentine’s Day Collection, available at Walmart ($1.97, 1890 Old Country Road, Riverhead, pureicecosmetics.com), is a charming assortment of limited edition colors that scream date night! At under $2 each, you can really go crazy and pick up the entire collection.
While the Santhilea London Real Rebel Colour Perfect Luxury Lip Care, available at CVS ($9.99, 38 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, www.cvs.com), has an olive green hue, she’ll be amazed as she applies it and the lip care reacts with her body chemistry to enrich and highlight her own, natural red lip color – resulting in a flattering, long lasting and smudge proof shade.
Nobody that lives in the Northeast likes what winter does to their complexion. If she’s at home mask enthusiast, Epionce Enriched Firming Mask ($38, www.epionce.com) features botanical ingredients for extra hydration that will result in tighter and firmer feeling skin, decreased redness, and irritation.
As she’s relaxing with her firming face mask, she might as well multitask by treating dry stands with Redken All Soft Deep Conditioning Mega Hair Mask For Dry Hair ($29, www.ulta.com), which addresses dry/brittle with two different formulas – a mask that restores softness, shine, and suppleness by intensely conditioning strands, and a care extender that provides a noticeable different that lasts up to three washes.
Nuance Salma Hayek Endless Eye Effects Shadow Collection in Sunset Visions, available at CVS ($13.99, nuancesalmahayek.com), features six stunning shades that she can either wear alone or blend to create a signature look. The eye shadows contain argan oil, which moisturizes as well as protects against free radicals – an added bonus. The versatile set contains matte, frost and shimmering finishes.
If she’s more into a natural lip option, but doesn’t mind a volume boost, pick up Restorsea PRO LipMagic ($35, www.restorsea.com). Not only does LipMagic moisturize, hydrate and provide plumper-looking lips after just 15 days, but it also defines and refines the lip area for a younger looking pout.
Everyone loves a kitchen multitasker and the BLACK+DECKER Pressure Cooker ($99.99, www.blackanddeckerappliances.com) is just that. While everyone that’s seen an episode of Top Chef knows there’s always at least one scene where a contestant shies away from the pressure cooker, this one, in addition to pressure-cooking, also conveniently has settings for traditional slow cooking, browning, and keeping food warm.