To coincide with Valentines day, I have put together my pick of Valentines inspired beauty products to help you pamper yourself!
Paul Mitchell ‘Blonde Bonus Bag’
First up is this gorgeous hair pamper duo from luxury hair care brand (and now officially one of the UK’s coolest brands after achieving this status alongside other brands such as Apple, Green & Blacks and John Lewis) Paul Mitchell. The ‘Blonde Bonus Bag’ contains the Forever Blonde shampoo and Forever Blonde conditioner.
These glam bottles of goodness are great for blonde hair. They contain ‘Safflower Oleosomes’ to help restore lost moisture and improve elasticity. The shampoo is Sulfate free and softens and strengthens whilst gently cleansing. Both products are great for blonde hair. My hair is typically dry as I have it coloured fairly regularly. The condition seems a lot better since using these products and more importantly they are not too heavy and don’t weigh my hair down like some moisturising shampoos and conditioners. These two products are amazing for blonde hair and will ensure your locks look their best for Valentines day!
The duo currently retail at £26.50 and available online at Paul Mitchell or in selected salons.
Beauty Accessories – Mad Beauty
Next up are some quirky Valentines themed beauty accessories from ‘Mad Beauty’
These sparkly heart themed nail files retail at £1.95 and the cute heart-shaped hand warmer £4.99 at Mad Beauty. They have some really cool and unusual beauty gifts, all reasonably priced!
Reviving Range – Urban Veda
I had to feature rose somewhere in this post with it being Valentines inspired (and rose being a renowned aphrodisiac and all that!), and these products from natural skin care brand Urban Veda are perfect!
Urban Veda is a brand new Ayurvedic Reviving skin care range harnessing 5000 years of ancient Eastern knowledge. The Reviving skin care range has been formulated for more mature skin and the tri-doshic type ( meaning that all 3 doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha are strong forces in the constitution – for more information on Ayurvedic medicine visit the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association) The range has been designed to help combat dryness and to help nourish and revive skin…. perfect!
I have tried the Reviving Body Wash and the Daily Reviving Facial Wash. Both products smell amazing and leave skin really soft…. perfect for Valentines day!
Both the body wash and facial wash currently retail at £8.99 and are available at Urban Veda.
Facial Oil – Base Formula
We are on to a bit of a theme now….. the next product also contains rose. This facial oil from Base Formula contains rose, coconut oil, vitamin E and evening primrose oil. The facial oil smells gorgeous and really helps to deeply hydrate skin. I use a couple of drops on an evening before my night cream to give my face a moisture boost.
The facial oil is £16.80 and available from Base Formula.
Arnica Bath and Massage Balm – Nelsons Arnicare
The next product is one of my current favourites ‘Nelsons Arnicare Arnica Bath and Massage Balm’, perfect for pampering yourself. I use it regularly as a body oil as it contains Calendula, Evening Primrose and Sweet Almond Oils to hydrate and nourish the skin, its great after I’ve been to the gym too as it helps to ease all those aches and pains.
Visit Nelsons for more information, the massage balm currently retails at £8.15
Bronze Amulet Goddess Pencil – Eye of Horus
This Bronze Amulet Goddess Pencil is next on my list from Australian makeup brand ‘Eye of Horus’, which has recently launched in the UK. Eye of Horus is a cult brand in Australia and their products contains naturally derived ingredients rich in natural waxes and essential oils.
These eye pencils are perfect for Valentines day makeup as they are highly pigmented allowing you to create a smooth line without dragging the skin around the eye area and long lasting colour at the same time. The colour is a really deep intense bronze perfect for creating a sultry eye. Eye of Horus have a great range of eye makeup. See all the range at Eye of Horus Cosmetics.
Forsaken Fragrance – HBO
‘Forsaken’ the new fragrance inspired by the hit HBO series True Blood has launched in the UK and this seductive and sultry fragrance is perfect for Valentines day.
If you have watched the True Blood series, you will know it’s a mixture of romance, suspense, mystery and humour and the fragrance has been developed to mirror this. It contains a mixture of dark and light notes including pulpy fruits, crisp pear notes, jasmine, amber and patchouli.
The fragrance is very evocative and sensuous, and has quite a distinct fragrance, not one I would wear everyday but it is perfect for Valentines day.
‘Forsaken’ retails at £35 for 50ml and is available at the HBO Store.
Jewellery – Trinket Avenue
Last but not least and although not strictly beauty related, some new jewellery will also complete your look on Valentines day. See my picks below from one of my favourite online jewellery retailers Trinket Avenue.
I love the stacking rings below, perfect for the Valentines theme. I am also lusting after this chunky floral necklace perfect to brighten any outfit up for spring ( another one for the wishlist!!)
The stacking rings currently retail at £4.99 and the necklace above £14.50 at Trinket Avenue.
Coming up on Valentines day….. the perfect red lipstick!
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(* some products were submitted by PR companies for consideration, but views/opinions are entirely my own.)