SPOIL THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN YOUR LIFE THIS VALENTINE'S DAY
BY SARA DARLING
What could say you love yourself more than treating yourself to something luxe for Valentines Day. Whether you indulge in your favourite film, your favourite bottle of wine or with one of these celebratory buys, make sure Valentine’s Day is all about you.
Even if you have a partner you may not be able to spend the day of the cupid with your loved one thanks to lockdown, but panic not! Here's my pick of what I'm picking up for myself, just to tell me that I’m special!
You can't go wrong with some bling- there's jewellery for everyone, and you don’t need a partner to buy it for you.
Nothing says I love me, more than this Electric Goddess Star necklace by Rachel Jackson London (well, if you’re into statement jewels that is!) and ANYTHING from US brand Celeste Starr is on my tick list. Her collections as strong enough to be stand alone pieces- or perfect for stacking if you’re greedy like me and can’t decide!
Valentine’s day falls on a Sunday this year, so there’s no excuse not to be comfy, and these may just be the most inventive strides on the market! Jeaks are the latest kicks to be seen in, and these ones by Graysey London are like second skin. The innovative panels of soft stretch fabric bring a unique contrast to your inner legs, which not only gives you an instantly slimmer leg, it replaces hard denim seams. Win win!
Couple your happy legs with this Benny T shirt, from sustainable brand Lucy and Yak, and you’ll be a walking grin. Not only it made from super soft organic cotton-remember that girls in pink will make everyone wink. The ideal Instagram combination.
Whatever you choose to do in the day, it should be completely self indulgent. Music, dancing, yoga, reading, film or a walk- make sure you take time for you to love yourself. And then, love yourself some more by taking a deep soak in the tub. Set the mood with some candles- I’m obsessing over the scent of these natural Plum & Ashby beauts, which not only look pretty, the scent lingers for hours.
Grab yourself a glass of bubbly (mine’s a Ruinart if I may be so bold!) and put your order in for this Victoria + Albert Baths bathrack which has clever indents for holding your glass of fizz. Immerse yourself and expect plenty of innapopriate lolling with Dolly Alderton’s latest funny “Everything I know about Love” novel which will resonate with anyone who has ever been on a second date!
Jump out of the bath, and slip into a slinky robe - I love this one by Jules B, and be kind to your hair! An Aquis hair turban is made of microfibres, so discourages frizz and reduces the need for heat products and associated damage resulting in happy healthy locks.
Just because you’re staying at home for the evening, it doesn’t mean your style needs to be sacrificed, these Fat Face lounge pants are made from super snug cotton, they are perfect to curl up in alone, and are the ideal addition to a posh top, should you need to slide into a Zoom call! But if you’re not planning any calls, you can switch your electronics off, and turn your vibes on for some well deserved self pleasure. You may want to finish your primping with some Charlotte Tilbury Magic Crystal Elixir face serum, with some facial yoga moves, so you get the full spa experience.
The Sona 2 Cruise by Lelo is an inventive self pleasure massager that uses sonic waves to create a gentle sucking motion that mimics oral sex. With twelve settings it provides both internal and external stimulation to the entire clitoris, and doesn’t even resemble a penis (if you are off men!) and it’s waterproof, so you can use it in the shower too…
Or for something more traditional, slip one of the Planet Organic 'SmileMakers’ into your basket with your weekly shop. Made from premium, waterproof silicone, there’s a range of vibrators to suit all kinds of sizists! I’m quite partial to the Tennis Coach….
You should by now, be feeling pretty pleased with yourself, and if you’ve spent Valentine’s alone- pah! It’s just another day. Remember that I love you.
Staying positive, healthy, focussed and self-aware, both internally and externally.