words by Frankie Rozwadowska
It’s Valentine’s Day. That time of the year where the pressure to look our best is bigger than ever and the Bridget Joneses among us run away in fear, bottle of wine and tub of ice-cream in tow. But don’t panic, there is still time to unleash your inner goddess and transform yourself from top to toe. With these V.V.I.P’s – V-day doesn’t have to be D-Day.
1. Fig+Yarrow Pink Love Salts – £16.00. These super cute bath salts are mineral-rich and will wash away your pre-Valentine’s stress by lowering blood pressure, relaxing muscles and drawing out toxins. With essential oils of Patchoulli, Ylang Ylang, Bregamot and Orange they smell like a dream and will leave you gorgeous and glowing.
2. Melvita Rose Extraordinary Water – £14.00. Look refreshed and rejuvenated with this delicately scented formula that firms, fights ageing and locks in moisture. Use this and you’ll look – you guessed it – extraordinary.
3. Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil – £38.00. Made from 100% pure plant extracts including Rosemary to reduce puffiness and boost circulation and nourishing Hazelnut oil – it both softens and tones, leaving you firm and fabulous.
4. Blink B Indian Rose Candle – £27.00. Whether you need to relax or want to create a romantic atmosphere, this is the candle for you. Hand poured, it mixes the strong scent of spices with the soft aroma of flower petals that will set the mood quicker than Marvin Gaye can sing ‘Let’s Get It On.’
5. Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille – £69.00. Proven to act as a powerful natural aphrodisiac, vanilla is one sensual scent. This rich, woody fragrance is incarnated by black, sticky vanilla pods and has accents of sandalwood, liquorice, beeswax and musk – making for one seriously sexy smell.
6. NARS Sheer Lipstick in Manhunt – £18.50. An aptly named classic red full of conditioners and anti-oxidants to hydrate, nourish, protect and (most importantly) leave lips irresistibly kissable.
7. Trilogy Instant Bronzing Gel – £.17.50. There’s nothing like a bit of bronze to leave you feeling beautiful, and this 100% natural gel only takes a few hours to give you a gorgeous, golden natural glow. With Aloe Vera to soothe and moisturise, and Vitamin E to protect and nourish, the subtle shimmer for a sexy, sun-kissed finish.
8. Butter LONDON Snog Nail Lacquer – £10.00. A hot pink for hot nails, its ‘3 Free’ formulation shuns toxins and harmful chemicals for healthy, happy hands. Go on, have a cheeky Snog.