What every girl really wants on Valentine’s Day are sweeping romantic expressions of affection, desire and undying devotion, preferably courtesy of someone who gets their heart racing (that isn’t asking too much, is it?). Whether your man is unsure of what to buy you or you’re single and want to treat yourself, we’ve chosen a few products that will perk you up on this love-themed holiday.
If you are paired up, leave a wish list where he can find it, or put it under his pillow with the words hint, hint. If you’re single, have fun and do a little Valentine’s Day retail therapy.
Here are a few of our favorite V-Day things:
A new pair of panties
Dear Frankie is a Toronto-based lingerie line specializing in comfy, yet sexy undergarments made from natural and breathable fibers. We love the high-waisted thongs that help give you a flat tummy without a panty-line. Available at DearFrankie.ca ($30).
Indulge in a beauty treat
Want to indulge in something chocolaty without the guilt?
Buy: Chocomania Body Butter, The Body Shop ($20).
Love your hands
Pair your chocolate body butter with a hand cream that is infused with marshmallow extract, mango butter and glycerin.
Buy: “Hands Down, You’re Mine” hand creme available at Sephora Canada, Murale and cakebeauty.com ($20)
Brush up with Betty and Veronica
We all love Mac makeup and Archie comics. When you pair the two, it makes the adorable new Mac “Archie’s Girls” line of products.
Buy Just a Flirt Makeup Bag, maccosmetics.com ($45), available for a limited time only.
Lather your Lips
To make your lips velvety soft for your V-Day makeout session.
Buy: The Lip Scrub-Red Velvet by Sara Happ, ebeauty.ca ($30).
Get Arty with Your Nails
Decorate your nails with Valentine’s Day-themed nail art stencils.
Buy: Valentine’s Day Nail Art Stencils from Avon, avon.ca ($3.99).
Dress for V-Day success
If you want an outfit that will make you look sweet and sexy on V-day and all the other 364 days of the year.
Buy: Women’s Heart Print Crepe Dress, at Old Navy ($32.94).
Accessorize with a pink handbag
Pack all of your essential items and too look pretty in pink doing it.
Buy: This matching pink purse and coin purse set, Smart Set ($20).
Escape to a Spa
To de-stress on Valentine’s Day and forget all of its lofty expectations, treat yourself to a relaxing spa.
Buy: a Spafinder gift certificate, which allows you to get pampered at 20, 000 spas and fitness locations. Visit www.SpaFinder.ca to purchase your certificate.