Everyday should be a special day, but whether you're single or in a relationship, Valentine's day is the perfect excuse for some new treats, especially as it's been so cold and miserable recently!
Here are some of my top picks:
Molton Brown toiletries make for lovely presents, and their Paradisiac pink pepperpod range is perfect for Valentine's day. With notes of ginger, patchouli and pink pepper, it's spicy, uplifting and very sensual. I love the pretty packaging of the bathing milk and the products are available both individually or as part of a gift set.
For someone who travels a lot, or needs to relax, what about this Babor antistress relaxation to go kit. It comes with a mini shower milk, 2 cleansers, an anti-jet lag cream, as well as white travel bag.
For a spa like treatment at home, take a look at the luxurious Elemis frangipani monoi body oil. Like all Elemis products, it's free from parabens, SLS, mineral oils, artificial colours and silicones. The solid to liquid oil smells amazing, and can be used used as a bath oil, rubbed in as a moisturiser or as a nourishing treatment for cuticles and hair. It also doubles up nicely as a massage oil.
This year, me and my boyfriend have agreed no chocolates for each other, but for something chocolate themed, take a look at the new Chocomania range from The body shop. There's a wide range of products to choose from and the scent is surprisingly non sickly. It's a creamy almost nutty chocolate scent and I highly recommend getting the body butter.
Finally, you can't go wrong with perfume (as long as you choose the right one!). My top choices would be Benefit ring my Bella (fruity floral), Boss orange (lightly spiced creamy floral), Especially Escada (playful floral) and Liz Earle botanical essence No1 (fresh and uplifting) .
Look out for part 2 (make up) which will be up tomorrow morning.
What are your plans for Valentine's day? What are you hoping to receive/treat yourself to?