Hello all. I am about to write about something that is not inspiring me much this year: Valentine’s day.
Yes, sounds a bit bitter, and I am usually a big fan of the day, but my boyfriend is away for work and I will spend my evening alone. Well, not alone – I booked myself a lovely facial and massage at the Elemis spa (which I will be reviewing), so that will detract from the fact I should be sipping some champagne in a romantic setting!
I can still look around and think of options for outfits, places, Valentine’s things I like… a bit sad, but hey, there is always next year! There are so many cute dresses out there at the moment, I am really into bodycons. So how about a pretty dress for the night? Here are some ideas from the high street:
This H&M stripey dress – For a great figure!
The Dorothy Perkins dress – Chic
The Topshop dress- for a little mystery
The Zara red dress – simple but sexy
The back of Miss Selfridge cream bow dress – So cute!
And some shoes, of course!
Vinyl panelled shoes from Dune
Metal platform shoes from Zara
Nude and black shoes from Topshop
Nude shoes from River Island
Red and gold from Miss Selfridge
I usually like to pamper myself; put a face mask on before the date; I tried the Elemis freshskin deep purifying mask, followed by their magical moisture quenching face mask and woke up with calm, soft skin. Love it!
For extra soft kissable lips, I found a favourite: Lush Bubblegum lip scrub. It is made of sugar, tastes amazing and you can eat it afterwards (I know, right?). I wear it daily, in the morning, then apply my favorite lip balm (at the moment, Nivea lip butter).
How about a little treat for the couple? I came across this cute Elemis couples’ kits – for her, an Exotic Frangipani Monoi body oil and a bath and shower cream; for him, a Sharp Shower Body Wash (with invigorating spearmint and peppermint essentials oils) and a Time For Men deep cleanse facial wash. They retail at £12 each. I have the Frangipani body oil and it is amazing – the smell is lovely, it absorbs well in the skin and leaves you really moisturised and soft – I will post the full review soon! You can buy these lovely sets here.
Ladurée macaroons are also a very nice little treat! I am a big fan – they are really the best and their little boxes are super cute….
If you are in London, I find there are so many options of lovely places to go with your loved one. I know that they are overpriced, but sometimes it is just worth going for the experience. There are so many amazing options… For example, Altitude 360 is doing a romantic 5-course with a glass of champagne each for £99. Searcy’s champagne bar offers a special menu and their champagne selection is fantastic, but my favourite has to be the Wallace restaurant at the Wallace Collection, set in a beautiful courtyard in central London, and amazing value for money, at under £30 pp for the set menu. The London Eye has special Valentine’s flights with champagne from £35.04 (online booking price).
Staying in? Waitrose is doing a special twist on their dine-in deal: a three-course meal and a bottle of bubbly for £20!
This year, we had a play booked for the day before Valentine’s (we managed to re-book for the following week!) – and I think this is a nice way of spending the evening with the loved one!
However, the most important thing is that you have each other and have fun spending time together!
Happy Valentine’s day!
x x x