Itâ€™s that time of year where love is in the air.Â For many of us romantics, itâ€™s the time to express affection to loved ones and find the perfect way to say â€œI Love You.â€Â Itâ€™s also an excuse to indulge in yummy heart-shaped chocolates, expensive lingerie and bouquets of red roses.Â Whether celebrating with your sweetheart or not, make this Valentineâ€™s Day extra special with the following beauty must-haves that will make you feel beautiful anytime of the year.
Make your mateâ€™s heart flutter by swiping cheeks with Stilaâ€™s make me blush compact.Â Not only does this blush enhance complexions by giving a sexy rosy glow with hints of golden shimmer, but it has the cutest packaging containing beautiful embossed conversation hearts in three on-trend shades: pink, coral and gold. Â The velvety soft colors feel nice on skin and last long.Â $14, www.stila.com
Show off your fabulous skin and hair with Philosophyâ€™s unconditional love shampoo, bath and shower gel.Â This three-in-one wash is my new shower go-to and instantly puts me in a lovey mood.Â The beautiful lilac color and refreshing floral scent leaves skin soft, squeaky clean and smelling great.Â $22 www.philosophy.com
Smooth your bod with Carolâ€™s Daughter Love Butter.Â This ultra-rich body moisturizer, which contains shea and cocoa butters, jojoba and sweet almond oil, works wonders on parched wintery skin.Â Scented with honey, brown sugar and cinnamonâ€“yes, thereâ€™s a real cinnamon stick in thereâ€“skin is left with a subtle sheen and no flake in sight, perfect for that special date night. $18 www.carolsdaughter.com
This spring itâ€™s all about the color pink and you can get a head start with NARS Tainted Love Lip Cheek and Nail Set. Â Play up your lips with a shiny gloss in Angelika, a sheer cotton-candy pink; go bold with nails painted in Schiap, a bright hot pink; and give cheeks a healthy pink flush with the Multiple stick in Angelika, which features gold particles for a subtle shimmer. $59 www.narscosmetics.com
He loves me, he loves me not.Â Whatever your mood may be this Valentineâ€™s Day, paint nails in one of the fun festive date-themed colors by Barielle. Â The four petite shades provide long-lasting color and are free of formaldehyde, toluene and dibutylphthalate.Â You can choose from Cherish, a sheer pink; Elated, a deep coral; Expressive; a deep violet; and Ecstasy, a fire engine red.Â $15 www.barielle.com
LUSHâ€™s PS. I Love You gift set will make anyone smileâ€“and smell divineâ€”this Valentineâ€™s Day.Â The kit contains four bath and body products, all handmade with vegetarian ingredients, no synthetic fragrances or parabens, and wrapped in eco-friendly hearts and lovebird paper.Â The kit includes It Started With a Kiss lip tint, Strawberry Feels Forever massage bar, Love Birds soap and Magic Mushroom bubble bar. $24.95 www.lushusa.com
Flaunt a kissable pout with Maybellineâ€™s SuperStay 24 Lipcolor.Â This new long-wear lip color features an innovative two-step formula, made with MicroFlex silicone resin waxes, which keep lips in kissable shape for up to 24 hours.Â The patented color wonâ€™t fade, feather or crack nor will it transfer onto skin or clothing.Â Color lasts long without any hint of dryness and comes in 30 shades. $10 www.maybelline.com