February 4, 2016
As 14 February looms, we get more and more inundated with all things pink, roses, and hearts. But whether or not you’re in the mood for love this year, everyone can appreciate the extra-pretty special edition beauty products that contribute to making Valentine’s Day the big commercialised event that it is. It can be a time of spending a few extra dollars to love yourself too, right?
Lipstick Queen Look Of Love Lipstick Library – Volume 2
The idea behind this lipstick and blush set is to recreate the colour your lips and cheeks glow when you’re in love, according to brand founder Poppy King. That means shades that are close to your natural skin colour, with just that bit of extra glow. Whether you’re in love or not, these are colours that you can do with every day, anyway.
BYREDO Loose Lips Candle
BYREDO’s trademark monochrome candles get all dressed up in pink for V-Day, while losing none of that sleek Scandinavian minimalism. Loose Lips is a scent that has been in the BYREDO library since 2007, and quite simply bears the powdery scent of old-school lipsticks: notes of rosewater, violet, and rice powder.
$110, escentials Paragon.
Lush Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar
Bath time becomes instantly magical when you pop these into the water – expect to see shimmery, pastel bubbles that smells of neroli and lavender. Like a unicorn just took a dip in your bathtub.
$15 each, Lush stores.
L’Occitane Fleurs de Cerisier Sparkling Flowers Shower Gel
Besides smelling like cherry blossoms, this shower gel looks extra pretty with the pink beads suspended in it. These contain protective active ingredients that are released upon contact with the skin.
$33, L’Occitane stores.
The Body Shop British Rose Exfoliating Gel Body Scrub
This might be better than a cliched bouquet of roses – there are real rose petals in this gel formula, which melt onto the skin and help refine the skin. And of course, it smells divine.
$36.90, The Body Shop stores.
Burberry ‘London With Love’ Illuminating Bronzer
If you’re not glowing from being in love, might as well adopt a different kind of glow – one that makes you look like you’ve been lightly sun-kissed. Fake the effects of Vitamin D with this bronzer and highlighter duo, which is also embossed with prints from Burberry’s Scarf Bar.