Despite the cold temperatures, Valentine’s Day seems to bring out the “sexy” in all of us. Flowers remind us of the sweet scents of the Spring and the warm hues that we naturally gravitate to this time of year, heat things up just enough to make us forget about the utter lack of sunlight. Whether you have a significant other this holiday or not, it is important to remember that it is the little things that make a girl happy. This week, I compiled 5 Valentine’s Day “To Do’s” for yourself or to surprise that special someone in your life.
If there was ever a job I envied, it is that of a person naming nail polishes. How many times have you picked out a bottle of polish, only to be distracted and amused by what is was called? Nail polish names are as unique as the colors themselves, full of wit and humor. This is ingenious, if you ask me, because girls can spot their favorite color from a mile away. We know who’s wearing “Bubble Bath,” “Ballet Slippers” and even “Pillow Talk.” It also gives us something to talk to each other about. As if we didn’t have a million other reasons.
Just last week, I picked up a bottle of the most perfect winter hue. I was so enamored that I had to come back and get my toes polished, as well. What was it called you ask? “Smokin’ Hot,” and believe me, it was. With names like “After Sex” and “Aperitif” by Essie, there are so many yummy colors to choose from this Valentine’s Day. Which will it be for you?
If you ask me, not enough people take the time to bathe. Not shower, but truly immerse in the act of doing nothing in a bathtub. With attention spans currently at 9 seconds, taking a bath may seem like a big commitment of time. But if you recall the bath encounter between Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in Pretty Woman, you will soon be reminded of how sensual and romantic it can be.
Whether you are alone or plus one, try
Something Wicked This Way Comes Bath Melt this Valentine’s Day. It will heighten your bathing experience with it’s wildly seductive essential oils, perfumes and moisturizers. Wicked leaves you feeling and smelling irresistible. And as an added bonus, this scent lasts, serving as a reminder of the sensual time you had.
Play Dress Up
Rent the Runway, a fun new site that I stumbled upon, offers a girl the freedom to choose and ensures that you will never repeat an outfit. There you will find great dresses and accessories and you get a backup size for free. Access your dream Valentine’s Day wardrobe at 90% off retail prices and wow the crowd.
Babydolls and teddies have been done and overdone. To feel extra sexy this Valentine’s Day, slip into a bodice with garters. To spice things up even more, try them on with fishnet stockings. This may not be the look you normally go for, but this will definitely make your man purr and make you feel like the sultry goddess that you are. If this is a one-time investment, check out Victoria’s Secret for the many affordable options they have to offer.
Whoever said that diamonds were a girl’s best friend? One thing a woman never leaves the house without is her lip gloss. Plus, there is no easier way to keep up with the trends than incorporating them into your makeup palette. You can go bright or tone things down with luscious neutrals. Anyway you look at it, lip gloss is an impulsive buy that is an instant mood lifter. I wrote about makeup before, but for this romantic holiday I suggest you pick up a lip enhancing gloss like Lip Injection by Two Faced or for a more pigmented plumping look, I recommend Dior Lip Maximizer. Get full seductive lips in seconds.
So get carried away, indulge and make this Valentine’s Day a sexy one. Happy shopping, ladies.