Whether you’re spending your Valentine’s Day with a loved one or spending it as Happy Single’s Day soaking in a tub with a good book and a glass of wine, I think the occasion is the perfect excuse to indulge a little in yourself. It’s important to love yourself a little, y’know?
Here’s what I’m itching to get my little hands on:
STILA Convertible colour palette
Possibly the best known product in Stila now comes in a palette?! Shut up. I happen to be a huge sucker for palettes. Now you don’t have to use the same colour on your cheeks and lips. Now you can change up the colour every day according to your mood. Now you can MIX THEM. Is the artist in you freaking out yet??
Plus it looks like candy.
TARTE tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte shadow palette
We’ve covered the fact that I get weak in the knees for palettes. I’ve also got a thing for matte shadows and matte shadows palettes are a very rare breed. Here we have 12 powdery soft shadows in rows of warm browns, plums, and cool browns/smokey. It’s gorgeous.
NARS Virtual Domination Cheek palette
Sometimes I just don’t want to apply blush with my finger, for whatever reason. If I have a dry spot there, cream blushes tend to accentuate it, no matter how much people say cream blush is for dry skin. This palette also has the one thing I wish my beloved Tarte blush palette had: a highlighter. With a highlighter, 3 pretty shades of pink and coral and a bronzer, I’m not sure what more you can wish for.
HOURGLASS Modernist eye shadow palette
This is actually too beautiful to be used. But IF my hand was forced, it would be a toss up between Atmosphere and Graphite.
TATCHA Ritual Discovery Kit
I really look forward to my morning and night skincare routines. It’s ME time. It’s relaxing and really good products certainly make it more enjoyable. Tatcha products are inspired by centuries-old geisha beauty routines. I have a pack of their blot paper and it is a game changer. If they can do that with just blot paper, imagine the magic in all their other products.
KAHINA travel basics
Every sample I’ve tried so far from Kahina has been stellar, from their cleanser to their argan oil, eye cream and night cream. This trio is a great gateway into luxurious organic skincare with ample 30mL bottles of their cleanser, argan oil (theirs has the best nutty smell ever) and facial lotion.
There’s nothing quite like enveloping your home (or just your bathroom) with an amazing scent and the warm glow of candles, especially Diptyque candles which have a history of over 50 years. It transports you from blah to zen. This limited edition scent of Turkish roses with hints of galbunum and geranium is my favorite right now, along with Baie, one of their best-selling scents.
How are you going to pamper yourself this Valentine’s Day?