Sometimes it’s great to think outside of the box a little when it comes to Valentine’s Day. If your loved one is expecting the traditional gift of a card, flowers, chocolates or a cute cuddly something, surprise them with a gift equally as lovely, but with a little twist on the traditional theme.
A Personalised Book
Buy the book (with free next day delivery for Prime members) and fill in the pages as you are prompted by the printed text. A great way to tell your loved one just why they are so special to you, without worrying about ‘finding the right words’ as you will get plenty of help as you complete the book. A lovely twist on the Valentine’s Day card theme.
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There are several places who offer chocolate making and tasting sessions, including Red Letter Days, available all over the UK, a must buy if this is something you know your loved one would adore!
Instead of investing in a cuddly toy to express your love, why not go shopping for a silky number she will love!
ASOS have a wide selection of PJ’s to choose from, and they are great for both summer and winter nightwear, as well as small and lightweight for traveling with. Nothing says sensuous and luxurious like silk!
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Romantic Night In Gift Set
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You could make a romantic night in gift box yourself, and fill it with things you and your partner will enjoy, or you can buy a pre-made box like this selection from Aromabar and available on Amason at under £15 each. Either way, your significant other will appreciate the thought that goes into accommodating both parties on Valentines Day.
A Gift For Yourself
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It’s important to remind yourself how special you are at this time of year too, and remember never to neglect your own health and beauty.
Love yourself always, and invest in you with a new range of hair care from Shea Moisture, containing charcoal that will keep your hair and scalp feeling fresh and full of life. With shampoo, conditioner and hair masque available, build-ups, dirt and unwanted oils will be washed away while leaving your natural barriers intact to allow long-lasting comfort. Ingredients like Tea Tree Oil, Bamboo Charcoal, African Black Soap and Willow Bark Extract feel soothing on your skin, making the shampoo perfect for those with itchy or irritated scalps.
Your skin can also receive a boost of vitality with Embryolisse Anti-Aging Firming Cream. This cream deals with every aspect of ageing; containing dermatological active ingredients, collagen and hyaluronic acid this cream gives the skin more substance, by plumping and smoothing the skin. Your skin will become more elastic and toned, moisturized and nourished giving it that much desired youthful glow.
Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and the day we celebrate our love for that special someone in our lives has come again.
If, for some reason you have not been spending many hours agonising over the perfect gift for your loved one, and you have now realised you don’t have many days left to find something, Fashions, Finest has come to your aid, and trawled the internet looking for the fun, the sweet and the downright different gifts, so that you don’t have to!
Gifts For Him Or Her:
Chocolate sounds like the obvious choice to give as a gift this valentine’s day, however, hear us out - Pundits is no ordinary chocolate bar!
Made in the UK by a small family run company, they pride themselves on making delicious and tasty chocolate, that is almost good for you! Low in carbohydrates and sugar free, they all look and taste great! The perfect little treat when you are trying to 'be good' but need something nice!
With a commitment to the environment, and boasting a very ethical supply chain, a bar or two of pundits chocolate would guarantee to win your loved ones heart all over again.
Buy online at £3.49 per bar
With over 2,000 experiences to choose from, John Lewis is offering this great little gift for you to enjoy as a couple. A great idea for those harder to please people, because they can choose the activity themselves, or you can spend time choosing together!
At only £39.99, and available online, this gift can work for all tastes.
Photo-Book Of Love!
Make your own photo book of love, by putting together pictures and words of your choice, and developing a personalised love book for your significant other.
Made in the UK, with handy next day delivery available, its a sweet and unique way to spread a little, or a lot, of love.
From £16 and available online here.
For The Traveler
A personalised rail card key-ring could be just the ticket to remind your love one how special they are. This charming personalised key-ring features the instantly recognisable image of a National Rail train ticket, and you can personalise every aspect of the wording to make it unique to your loved one.
For £12.50 each, you can get your own here
Gifts For Him:
Sole Mate Trainer Kit
If he enjoys his trainers, and loves to keep them clean, then this is a cute gift he will be able to cherish and use.
This gift set comes with two bottles of ultra-effective cleaning fluid, and at £20 each, you can say 'I love you' in a truly unique way. Buy it online now.
The Definition Of...
A personalised gift always shows how much care you have put into choosing a present and this Square Slate Keepsake or coaster is no different. Made by Laser engraving into slate, this gift can be personalised with a dictionary definition style name and descriptions of your choice. You can be as naughty or as nice as you like. The choice is yours!
£12.99 each and available to buy here
Fit For A King.
An amazing mix of red wine with sweet and savoury classic snacks all presented in a beautifully dark, woven basket.
If the way to your mans heart is indeed through his belly, then you need look no further than here!
With many other hampers to choose from, even if this one is not ideal, you are sure to find something to his taste!
Available here at £34.95 each
Gifts For Her:
Soap And Glory Scent-Sational Bunch
Who doesn't love a bit of soap and glory in their life!
This great gift tin comes bursting with goodies which will leave her looking and smelling delicious, and feeling very happy too!
Available from Boots at only £20.00 each, why not pamper your lady with this great kit.
Butter London Lacquer
With it's 10-In-1 Formula, and plenty of pretty, sophisticated and long-wearing shades available. As well as loaded with ingredients proven to promote brighter, stronger, healthier nails, you need not look any further than butter LONDON's Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquers to make her feel spoilt this valentines day.
Available from Feel Unique at £15.00 each, she will love the quality, cover and colours of this Nail Lacquer.
Korres Lip Butter
Korres natural pomegranate lip butter in a beautiful burnt pink shade, which will leave a subtle shiny tint on her lips, whilst conditioning and protecting them from the elements, leaving her with perfectly soft and conditioned lips that are good enough to kiss!
At £8.00 and available from Look Fantastic, get yours here!
Shake up her valentines with the instax mini 9 - a compact instant camera with a cute and iconic design. Delivering instant credit card-sized prints - and great for selfies too, she will love using it to capture one-off moments at parties, festivals and fun days out.
At £59.00 each, this gift is available from Amazon
Jewellery Making Workshop Class
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Available all over the country, a Jewellery making workshop would be a beautiful way to treat her this valentines.
Book a session in a workshop near you, and spend some time together designing and making your own piece of bespoke jewellery for each other. What better way to say I love you from the heart.
Prices vary. Find out more here
Date night are special but when it comes to a Valentine's day date it just becomes extra special and dressing up for it becomes mayhem. Because, you do not want to spend too much money on buying a whole new outfit so, to take the stress out of choosing an outfit I have rounded up 10 of my favourite items that is worth the splurge and will go with anything else you might have in your closet.
1. Love these Mom jeans, from Miss Selfridge, with its frill detail in light denim, it is ideal for a low key, movie and a burger date.
Frill mum jeans @ £52.00 Miss Selfridge
2. Pair your Mum jeans with these cute Stripe Kitten Heel Slingbacks, from Miss Selfridge Updating it from casual to chic casual. Throw on a graphic logo t-shirt and a cropped leather jacket and you are set to go.
Black and white stripe kitten heels @ £49.00 Miss Selfridge
3. For that something sexy slip on this sexy number, the Pink Geometric Lace Bodysuit, from New Look, with its flattering V neckline, supporting cross strap front and all over lace. It will leave you looking and feeling sexy.
Pink lace body suit @ £19.99 New Look
4. Going on a date that requires you to dress a bit more smart, then throw on this Red tailored dress, from New Look, with its front cross over and tucked in detail. Drawing attention to your décolletage and slimming your waistline.
Tailored red dress @ New Look
5. Need a sassy pair of heels to complete your look then go with these black spotted suede ankle strap stilleto heels from Dune London.
Velvet ankle strap spotty stilleto's @ £135 Dune London
5. Something short and playful, the Petite Green Stripe Wrap Frill Hem Dress, from River Island, is just that short, playful and sexy.
Green stripe wrap dress with frill hem @ River Island
6. Pair this Dusty Pink frill top, from New Look, with a pair of skinny high waisted jeans, heel ankle boots dinner and drinks or a pair cute flats for a more casual look.
Dusty pink frill detail top @ New Look
7. You both really into fitness and are going all out on a sporty but fun date then the Green and Black Palm leaf print leggings and crop,from top will be a match made in heaven.
Palm leaf print leggings and crop top @ New Look
8. Staying in cuddling on the sofa then a fancy sleep set like the this slinky floral and lace sleepwear set from Ted Baker at Debehams will turn a night on the sofa into a romantic rendezvous.
Ted Baker - silk and lace sleepwear @ Debenhams
9. So, he is taking you to a music gig and you need someting to update your rock star look, then the sleek pair of Black faux leather tapered trousers, from River Island will be a winner.
Faux leather trousers @ £55.00 River Island
10.Planning a stay-in galentines night with your BFF's with some girly pampering, Prosecco and chocolate then the Heart Nightshirt, Heart Bralette and Frill shorts, from Primark will be the perfect ensemble for a night of girly love.
Heart night shirt £11 , Heart bralette £8 and frill shorts £9 @ Primark (penny's)
Masculine, oozing power, confidence and charisma, are these the words that you would use to describe your man? If your answer is yes, then this is the perfect gift for him this valentine’s day.
Jaguar Pace with its classic masculine notes of black pepper and cashmeran combined with crystal moss and rosemary gives the fragrance a spicy boldness. Exuding manliness and style, presented in a cool iconic bottle for the cosmopolitan man.
Recommended retail prices: Eau de Toilette Natural Spray, 60 ml @ £28.00, Eau de Toilette Natural Spray, 100 ml @ £44.00
The fragrance designed to mark the arrival of the new Jaguar F-Pace family sports car. Is a true reflection of this fast and furious car, the vibrant grey and blue glass bottle has a similar bold silhouette to that of the new car and is complimented by the blue-tinted perfume. The compact base is covered with a sophisticated lattice design reminiscent of the famous Jaguar radiator grill. The centre of the bottle is emblazoned with a shiny round silver insignia with the unmistakable brand sign of the legendary cat. The shiny silver stopper creates an attractive contrast to these tones, whilst the packaging is in blue, grey and dark silver with black lettering.
A gorgeous smelling man behind the wheel of a fast car what can be more sexually electrifying, go on shop now and enjoy the experience!!
Violets are Blue Roses are Red, it’s almost that time of the year again, Valentine’s day. Get your gift shopping, for your love-one done early with these great early bird deals from the Fragrance Shop.
For your pleasure and to fit your pocket after the January Blues, the Fragrance Shop is offering up to 60% off on selected fragrances as part of their early Valentine’s Day Event. With a great selection for him and her across their designer brands like Burberry, Roberto Cavalli and Tommy Hilfiger. Get online at www.thefragranceshop.co.uk or shop instore and get yours before the big rush.
Burberry Touch evokes feelings of intimacy, sensuality and sophistication. A luminous and airy oriental fragrance. The perfect gift to spice up your special night.
Fantasy is for the girl that likes her bling with a bottle that is adorned with Swarovski crystals and interlocking rings that represents everlasting love. You will cast a spell on him with this light feminine scent that explodes into a lingering scent of creamy musk and sensual woods.
Mesmerising and exhilarating from the first contact with its scent of amber florals, this fragrance is addictive. Exuding strength and sensuality. You will love and he will melt in it.
Match him as an equal in intimacy and sensuality for and explosion of strong emotions for a fiery night of passion.
A classic fragrance for a classic man, that is not afraid to show his modern flair and sophistication. With its woody citrus spicy scent, it is a bottle of contemporary elegance.
Crisp, clean and refreshing Tommy by Hilfiger, is for the man that is energetic and passionately lives out his dreams.
Let him arouse all your senses with FCUK Friction for Him. A masculine fragrance that is seductive and alluring and just one whiff of it will leave you begging for more.
Make Valentine’s 2017 a night to remember!!
The 60% Off, offer is valid in-store and online between 20th and 31st January 2017
To shop now visit www.thefragranceshop.co.uk/valentines-shop.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to the River Island Style Studio Valentine’s Blogger Event which gave me the opportunity to finally experience the Style Studio and I’m sure it won’t be my last.
Never heard of the Style Studio?
Well………Style Studio launched in the London and Birmingham flagship shops and offers personal, one-to-one bespoke styling services from retailer’s stylists for a 30 minute, one-hour or two-hour session giving customers the opportunity to find out about the latest trends and collections to, “discover their individual style.”
The Style Studio personal shopper lounge is a large luxurious space with comfy sofas and great lighting and massive fitting rooms, perfect if you wanted to bring your friends to give you the thumbs up on your outfit (Or hands down) there is even a bar in case you work up a thirst during your styling session or you need some liquid courage.
Oh and I have to mention ‘magic mirror’, this baby allows you see yourself in 360 degrees, compare outfit photos or even take selfies that you can upload to your social media or send to someone to get a 2nd opinion on your outfit.
The Valentines event was absolutely lovely I was able to network with loads of amazing bloggers and we were all treated to prosecco cookies and other nibbles yum!
The stylists picked out outfits for each blogger and we all tried on and strutted our stuff in front of the magic mirror we also played some party games none of which I won and talked to the stylists about the collection.
If you would like to give the Style Studio a whirl you can make an appointment via the website: www.riverisland.com
Valentine’s day is all about spoiling your love one, showering her with gifts of love and If I, and I am sure any other lady, can ask for anything this Valentine’s day, then it would be the stunning Sesky watch from Sekonda. This watch is a beauty, crafted from gorgeous two tone stainless steel and encrusted with sparkly Swarovski elements, to complement the stylish rose gold tones. A deep blue dial with stone set rose gold tone hour markers. A stunning centerpiece to complete any look.
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The Sesky watch with its rose gold tones is the perfect gift to express your love as rose gold represents love. Plus, you can buy it with confidence as rose gold tones matches all skin tones perfectly
No matter what you wear on your Valentine’s date, you will look stunning, even if all you are wearing is your new Sesky watch. But for some inspiration here are two looks that will have you looking chic and perfectly compliment your new Sesky watch.
Parisian Blue Abstract Print Shirt Dress from New Look, complementing the rose gold tones and deep blue dial.
Shirt Dress @ New Look, Laser cut heels @ New Look, Cobalt Blue Lingerie set @ Boux Avenue , Bag @ River Island
Black will make anything stand out and because you want the attention not just to be on your outfit but also your special gift. This black maxi wrap over dress with front slit, will tease and make that watch pop.
Black dress @ Top shop, Beige suede tie up shoe boots @ River Island, Black lace Lingerie set @ Boux Avenue, leather patch clutch @ Next
We have become so accustomed to the idea that, Valentine’s day is and should be about being in a relationship and that leaves us feeling unloved and hating the day. Valentine’s day is about celebrating love and that love does not necessarily have to be within a relationship. So if you are not part of a couple enjoy the day celebrating the things that you love, your family, friends, your pets or just the everyday things in life that puts a smile on your face.
Love is about many things but I believe that the most important element of love is to love ourselves because if we do not love ourselves first how can we be open to receive the love of others.
We can celebrate our love by spending time with our girlfriends, spoiling ourselves with that special item we have been saving up for, buying our favourite flowers, lipstick or perfume.
So this valentine’s day lets love ourselves by feeling gorgeous and taking care of ourselves first.
Gift yourself with your favourite flowers there is nothing like fresh flowers to brighten up a space and put a smile on our face.
Pamper your self
We all lead such busy lives and our mind is constantly racing with what not to do and ticking of the things on our daily “to do” list that taking time out for ourselves is usually not on our list. So make this valentine’s day a pamper day.
The Spa of the world range from the Body Shop includes bath milk, creams, massage oil and exfoliates for a relaxing and revitalizing spa experience. Available @ www.thebodyshop.co.uk
Put on your pretties’ dress
A new dress will instantly lift your mood and knowing that you look good will make you feel great and more confident to take on anything the day brings.
Dress available @ www.debenhams.com
Feeling sexy is not always about showing skin, but just wearing sexy lingerie can make you feel sensual. Love yourself and feel gorgeous in beautiful lingerie.
Boux Avenue Valentines collection available @ www.bouxavenue.com
Lastly make a list of all the things you are grateful for and that you love about yourself.
Gold foil print notebook available @ www.primark.com
And remember you do not have to rely on others to make you feel loved and gorgeous So love and celebrate YOU this valentine’s day.
It is the month of February and I can feel that love is in the air; I would not be surprised if I saw Cupid himself shooting arrows at strangers.
With Valentines Day only a few weeks away I am sure that most ladies out there are trying to find a special outfit to wear for their other half.