Say what you will about Valentine's Day, but whether you love it or hate it, there's one thing we can all agree on: It's a holiday, and that means an excuse to give and receive. Flowers die, and candy kind of challenges our dedication to clean eating. So, on February 14 (along with most days of the year), we prefer surprises and treats of the beauty variety—scroll through if you do too!
If you're a fruity- and floral-loving fragrance girl, this is your new favorite scent. If you're not a fruity and floral girl, this is your perfect escape scent—your special occasion scent you whip out when you want to shake things up. In a nutshell, Agua del Sol smells like the vacation you deserve in mid-February.
Gift yourself a set of Diptyque's best-selling candles and unwind in an über-relaxing bath. Or bring these three minis to work to brighten up midwinter Mondays.
For a slightly Valentine’s-themed pick, purchase the Rose Day Cream from Dr. Hauschka that you’ve had on your list for ages. Your skin will thank you, and you’ll finally be able to figure out what all the hype is about.
Whether you’re perfecting your pout in preparation for a Valentine’s Day kiss or trying to restore your dry, chapped lips to their pre–cold weather state, Sara Happ’s lip scrub is a must. This limited-edition gift set pairs the scrub and her Lip Slip smoothing lip treatment, so you’ll be ready for anything.
Treat yourself to perhaps the most anticipated beauty launch of 2016, Ouai. Give it, get it, love it—Jen Atkin’s just-released haircare and styling line is a can’t-miss (and a can't-choose-just-one). The Wave Spray ($26) spritzed all over with the Hair Oil ($28) smoothed through the ends is a winning combination.
Exfoliating masks are definitely having a moment. If you haven’t gotten your hands on one yet, now is the time. Tula’s dual-phase treatment exfoliates away the dull, dead skin cells while hydrating and firming your skin—aka it’s the perfect pre–date night mask for glowing skin.
We’ve decided that shower oil plus bubble bath is our new favorite two-in-one. This dreamy multitasker does it all—use it to cleanse, soften, shave, calm—whether soaking or lathering, you won’t be disappointed. The softly sweet scent doesn’t hurt either.
We’ve been preaching the virtues of sleeping on silk for years now. Slip finally made it chic. Buy a pillowcase for you and your guy—trust us, he’ll appreciate it just as much as you. Personally, we love the Sleep Mask ($39), too.
If you’ve been relying on the same polish collection for as long as we have, at this gift set to your wish list. This 6-free set of lacquers has all the foundations of a well-rounded collection—nude, red, metallic, pink—your Valentine’s Day manicure will be on point.
Do you have your eye on anything special this Valentine’s Day? Tell us below!