She’s making sure you look and feel your best for the big love day… you have no excuse; sleepless nights or not!
Check these out and make sure you look gorgeous for the most romantic day of the year.
I-pout lipstick in Scarlet, New CID Cosmetics, £16
Va Va Voom rating 4.0
Looking for a special Valentine lipstick? Then prepare to paint the town red with New CID’s intense matt lipstick in Scarlet. This long-lasting lippy stays put for hours and, because it’s enriched with vitamin E, your lips will feel smooth and kissably soft after application. The colour is fabulous too, a strong and sumptuous red to suit all skin tones.
The funky design features built-in lights and mirror, brilliant for applying whenever and wherever you find yourself, even if that happens to be in the pitch dark – this really works, I’ve tried it and managed a perfectly positioned pout! Plus, with this lippy, you’ll never lose your keys in the bottom of your bag again!
www.newcidcosmetics.com / www.qvcuk.com
‘Love is in the Air’ Fragrance Mist, Temple Spa, 100ml, £22
Va Va Voom rating 4.2
Create an instantly romantic ambience in your boudoir or bathroom with this heart-warming mist from Temple Spa. The fragrance is evocative of walking through an arbor of pink, white and red roses with added notes of pink peppercorn, geranium and citrus oils to deepen and bring a modern twist. Mist on the body or around the room for a sensational hit of rosy loveliness. In fact, love is nearly always in the air in my house, as my 10 year old has taken a real shine to spritzing here, there and everywhere! For a romantic treat, take inspiration from the boudoirs of fabulous Indian hotels and lay out your own rose petal designs on the bedcover – add a heady scoosh of ‘Love is in the Air’, eh voila, 5 star luxe! www.templespa.com
‘Cherish the Love’ aromatic candle, Temple Spa, £25
Va Va Voom rating 3.9
If you love creating some subtle mood-enhancing romance with candlelight, then try Temple Spa’s nurturing aromatherapy candle. This natural soya wax candle is fragranced with rose, hyacinth, bergamot, lime, musk, amber, pink peppercorn and ginger, to instill uplifting feelings of nurture and balance to you and your space. This home-spa stunner has no annoying sooty build up, is a sensual delight to the eye and the nose, and burns for a whopping 55 hours. www.templespa.com
Tiempe Passate, Antonia’s Flowers, Eau de Parfum, 60ml, £137
Va Va Voom rating 4.6
Designed by Antonia Bellanca, owner of the chic Antonia’s Flowers store in East Hampton, Long Island, and named after a love song written by her Sicilian Grandfather in the 1920s, Tiempe Passate’s story is all about old world sensuality.
Romantic and soft in the way that many modern fragrances so rarely are, Tiempe Passate’s heady fusion of cedarwood, amber, bergamot, Montauk rose and clementine is both surprising and intoxicatingly 3-dimensional.
Jennifer Lopez was one of the first people to wear this beautiful fragrance when Antonia gave her a sample before it was released and she has worn it ever since. I lost count of how many people told me I smel ledlovely when I tested Tiempe Passate, it is completely enveloping and lasted all day and into the evening.
Truly wonderful. Antonia’s Flowers have a huge celebrity following and include Gwyneth Paltrow as a fan of their collections, among which are Sogni del Mare, Rokka and Floret. Find Antonia’s Flowers newly launched Floret Body Cream, with its clean and bright essence of living sweet peas, at Space NK, £50. www.spacenk.com
Pro Lashes by Gary Cockerill, Sultry Siren, £14.95
(for 2 sets of Daytime to Playtime lashes)
Va Va Voom rating 4.0
Gary’s range has eight styles of lashes, beginning with the uber-natural ‘Wispish Waif’ and ending with the Glamazonian storm that is ‘Cage Aux False’. So there’s basically a lash style here to suit us all.
Each pack has 2 sets of lashes for Day and Night wear, which are contact lens friendly, comes with two tubes of adhesive and includes full instructions. The lash line is fine and flexible, making these lashes really easy to apply and manoeuvre into position. Add some mascara to further accentuate your look. Search on Gary’s blog to see ‘Sulty Siren’ worn by Yummy Mummy Melanie Sykes. www.nouveaubeautygroup.com