Regardless of your relationship status, Valentine’s Day can be a great day to practice self love. After all, you can’t give love if you don’t love yourself first. So whether you’re in a relationship, have a fab Galentine’s night lined up, or would rather February 14th just not be a thing…why not use it as an excuse to treat yourself?
Your February 14th could look a little something like this…
Give yourself a little extra time in the morning to have a mini pre-work spa treatment.
Start your day with some Spirit Dust ($38) to nourish your body and elevate your mood. It’s an adaptogenic blend of uplifting super herbs and mushrooms that help combat the effects of stress and align you with our bliss. Add it to your coffee, smoothie or yogurt and you’re good to go!
Massage your face with the love stone by using the Herbivore Rose Quartz Facial Roller ($45). Benefits: improves blood circulation, skin tone and elasticity, reduces puffiness and wrinkles, reduces dark under eye circles, eliminates toxins, tightens and reduces pore size.
Take the time to apply some Acure Revitalizing Rose Light Body Oil ($12) after your shower. We know your just going to work and the office certainly won’t notice, but hey, it can be your little secret that your skin feels smooth as a peach!
Apply “Perfect Day” Lipstick by Ilia ($34) because this day is looking pretty perfect so far.
On your way home from work, pick up some flowers for yourself. Let’s be real, buying them for yourself always feels empowering. Plus, no one has better taste than you. *Sorry men, although we will still always except flowers from you.* I love Pigsty Studio Flower Arrangement in Venice beach. Her bouquets are so wild and delicate at the same time.
When you get home from work, slip into something more sexy like this For Love & Lemons Karina Lace Triangle Bra ($117). No judgement if you get home and just wanna let your girls lose and slip into your favorite sweats, but wearing nice undergarments or some silky p.j’s has a way of making you feel like the CATS pajamas 😉
Pour yourself a glass of wine—my current California fave is the La Crema Pinot Noir.
Run yourself a hot bath, put on some relaxing tunes and light a candle. The LE FEU ROUGE VOTIVE from Dream Collective ($25) is truly dreamy. Le Feu Rouge translates to “The Fire of Red” which also sounds fierce A.F. This natural fragrance is Red Rose/Moroccan Rose/White Rose and it has a soy wax filling.
Add the vitruvi V-Day Bundle ($28) of Geranium, Cedarwood and Sweet Orange essential oils to your bath and float into a calm, sensual, feminine state of mind—perfect for meditating or dreaming up visualizations and manifestations.
If you have plans to go, out slip into the Reformation Rome Dress ($428). If you don’t, then enjoy that Netflix and cruise the world of online shopping to buy this dress for yourself to wear all spring and summer long! And maybe the Jacquie Aiche MEDIUM PINK TOURMALINE BAR STUD ($340) to go with it? Or the Low.Co gold Kennedy Cuff ($70), personalized with your initials.
Happy Valentine’s Day all you lovely ladies! Remember to take the time to give yourself a little T.L.C.
Words by Taylor McKay.