Ah it feels like Christmas was only yesterday( which in my blogosphere it was apologies) Lockdown 3.0 has been going on forever but the end is sight. I had my covid jab the other day (because NHS) and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I promise not to go all maudlin on you- but if there’s anything 2020 taught me, it’s to rediscover the joy of celebrating the little things. A few years ago I would have have turned my nose up at Valentine’s/GALENTINE’S Day celebrations and perhaps would have said that its too choosy for me. This year- knowing and seeing how precious life is- I am going in full force- hearts, balloons, choccies, the lot. So obviously can a beauty gift be far behind?
This is the Ultimate Gift compilation for all those in your life.
Temple Spa Spa Retreat kit £40
Temple Spa needs to introduction. It is luxe and one of the most sensorial range of skincare products out there. This is a top-to-toe skincare kit with their spa favourites to help you create a spa wherever you are. Including our favourite cleanses, masks, exfoliators and more award-winning exceptional skincare. The best way to discover TEMPLE SPA
Alterna Hair love is in the Hair set ( sadly sold out but individually available here)
The ALTERNA Caviar hair products are super luxurious and made from premium formulas enhanced by the best that nature has to offer. The formulas are based upon the science of skincare and unlock the rejuvenating potential of haircare. All products are chemical free and the range includes products for restructuring bond repair, replenishing moisture, smoothing anti-frizz and multiplying volume to name a few. With a wide range of products to address all hair concerns, Caviar offers sophisticated indulgent rituals for hair that is a beautiful expression of you. The Caviar experience creates sensorial rituals that indulge your senses while deeply rejuvenating your hair to reflect your timeless essence. You can read more about the range and the brand at the following link: https://alternahaircare.com/caviar **
Products in the Love Is In The Hair Box include:
Caviar Anti-Aging Smoothing Anti Frizz Shampoo – A frizz-controlling shampoo that gently cleanses while controlling the level of humidity in the hair .
Caviar Anti-Aging Smoothing Anti Frizz Conditioner – A frizz-controlling conditioner that nourishes, conditions and helps block humidity.
Caviar Anti-Aging Smoothing Anti Frizz Blowout Butter – This melting cream-to-oil formula tames frizz while protecting hair from heat-styling and humidity. Product also improves shine, softness, texture and manageability and reduces blow-dry time by 40% vs. untreated hair.
All products are perfect for straight, wavy, curly, coiled and tightly coiled hair.**
OWOW KIT at home smoothing treatment kit £49.45 on AllBeauty Here
Insanely silky smooth hair with only one easy application at home – rivalling expensive salon keratin treatments. The formaldehyde-free formula is packed with natural ingredients. Includes salon-quality shampoo and conditioner for after treatment care
– O’wow Smoothing Treatment Spray 100ml
– O’wow Sulfate-Free Shampoo 100ml
– O’wow Sulfate-Free Conditioner 100ml
Who is it for?
It is ideal for anyone looking to smoothen unmanageable, dry and frizzy hair and for those who are tired of styling the hair every morning and do not want to overpay for expensive salon treatments. If you want to wake up every morning having shiny smooth hair and head straight into the day with hair that won’t be unnoticed, this treatment is for you.
The treatment is suitable for all hair types. It is safe to use on colour and/or chemically treated hair.
The tutorial here is even easier than colouring one’s hair with a box dye if I’m honest.
Roccabox beauty box subscription from £10 here
Roccabox all started with their founder, Tia. After countless trips to the beauty counter ending in expensive purchases that weren’t suitable for her skin type, she decided it was time for a change. So, in 2017 Roccabox was born! After all, who doesn’t love a box of surprise beauty goodies delivered to your doorstep each month?Tia wanted to create a purse friendly way of allowing women to try before they buy, find out what’s new in the world of beauty, and, most importantly – treat themselves every once in a while. That’s why every box they send out is packed full of their favourite beauty and wellness goodies, designed to help our Roccababes feel just as good as they look.
Summer Glamour Beauty Box £30 from here:
This is the ultimate pamper session beauty box right in time for Galentine’s Day! Scroll down for details of the fabulous beauty goodies inside the box. Use code GALPALS to get the GLAMOUR Summer Beauty Box for just £21 + free P+P (was £30). That’s a whole 30% OFF an already incredible offer on some of GLAMOUR’s all-time favourite products, worth over £112!
- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF15
- Josh Wood Colour Everything Mask Mini
- Hair By Sam McKnight Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist
- Boots Ingredients Caffeine Eye Cream
- Boots Biodegradable Micellar Cleansing Wipes
- Boots Glow Brightening Mist
- Lancaster Tan Maximiser After Sun Mini
- Antipodes Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum Mini
- Neal’s Yard Remedies Natural Defence Hand Rub
- Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polish in Ice Lolly
It’s the Thought Box £16.99 from here
I am stoked beyond belief with this local company based in Leeds. They design individual boxes- with the emphasis on time with your thoughts. Whether it is the opportunity to take time out with your OWN thoughts, or letting someone know you are THINKING of them. The lovely Georgie has created a range of vegan Beauty & Home Fragrance products for everyone to enjoy! The ‘Thoughts’ Beauty range has been designed to fit through the letterbox. No need to sign for parcels or missed deliveries, making gifting easy! Their stunning Home Fragrance range has been made using a unique blend of essential oils & luxury vegan natural wax, creating the perfect atmosphere to match one’s thoughts. Their candles & diffusers have a wonderful positive message, which makes them perfect for gifting. All beauty & home fragrance products are made in the heart of Yorkshire.
This letterbox gift contains:
1 x No one gets us, like us wish bracelet
1 x Thoughts Hand poured Rose Triple butter soap
1 x Thoughts coconut Lip Butter
1 x with love chocolate bar
Every Letterbox Gift comes wrapped in tissue paper, sealed with our beautiful blue branded seal, and in our gorgeous signature gift box all made and assembled lovingly in Yorkshire.
Dr Lipp Kit from£5.99 on Dr Lipp’s site
17 years ago, Dr.Lipp was founded with the ‘ORIGINAL Nipple Balm’. Yes, that’s right it was a skincare brand with just one product, one ingredient and a naughty name! People thought it was crazy but it soon became a multi-award winning best seller and the pillar of a fully-fledged ‘100% natural multi-use’ skincare brand taking on the industry with a brutally honest, brutally effective and brutally natural approach.
So the ‘Original Nipple Balm became the inspiration for a fully fledged multi-use skincare regime. Let’s face it, we don’t need a different product for every part of our body. Dr.Lipp is committed to a max 10 ingredients per product, so that each ingredient would have a definitive purpose within the formula, which helps drastically reduce their carbon footprint. At Dr.Lipp they believe the era of secret formulas are gone, and support fully transparent ingredient lists so you can decide what to put on your skin. All products are GMO Free, 100% Natural, flavour & fragrance free because they want zero-irritants and zero fluff. With their newest launch with vegetable dyes and CBD they are onto another best-seller .
Temple Spa My Essence fragrance, £45, 50ml
Temple Spa’s first ever fragrance and it smells like the Mediterranean (which sadly is still a distant dream atm) and inspired by the fragrant allure of their birthplace. MY ESSENCE opens with zesty top notes of bergamot & petitgrain, blooms with a heart of jasmine, neroli & rose absolute and rests on a base of cedarwood & amber. They also included a secret essence that cleverly adapts to release a scent that’s exclusively yours. It smells different on everyone and is delightfully unisex too!
Artistry Studio Shanghai Edition Makeup £22-£30
This entire range makes me sing with joy- just how cute and opulent do they look?The Artistry Studio™ Shanghai Edition features artist, Cui Meng, whose drawings of contemporary Chinese young women are featured on the packaging and product. “I’m proud to partner with Artistry Studio and love the way they celebrate beauty and youth through a connection with art in different cities and local cultures.”
Soft and Silky Eye & Cheek Pop Trio : You’ve never seen a product like this. Eye and cheek tones pair with puffy texture to transform from creamy to powdery. Glide on with fingertips and build the intensity from demure to daring. Each coordinated trio comes with two eye shades and a cheek color or highlighter that stays put for the long haul. Available in Shanghai Peach, Starlight, or Nude. I have Nude and I’m not joking when I say that all I want to do is snap unsnap the magnetic packaging. I think I may have a problem ;).
Light Up Silky Matte Lip Color :It’s Valentines so- Get set to wow with four red liquid lipstick shades that are sure to flatter your unique skin tone. The fresh, liquid texture glides on like a gloss, yet delivers intense, full-color coverage like a lipstick, and dries to a modern matte finish. Long-lasting, smile-proof and (just in case) definitely kissable. Available in Cherry Red, Rose Red, Berry Red, Spice Red. Berry is my pick- its beautiful and the mirrored case doesn’t hurt.
Liquid Pen Pop Eyeliner: The silky liquid texture of these pens quickly dry to a striking matte finish. Define with a precision tip—or build impact with angles using the thicker sides of the pen. Lay down a perfectly even, skip-free line every time. Available in Silk Sapphire, Slate, and Noir. I’ve got Noir which is my perfect deep chocolate brown. Brown girl friendly.
If I’m being honest, Everything I posted in my Christmas gift guide here, here and here and even last Valentines gift list for that matter are so totally on theme and giftable ( is that a word or did I just make that up?) and I would be happy to receive any of these should the people in my life take the hint. Now, should I just send them a copy of this post as a hint? Too subtle you think?
My next post on self love is the rawest I’ve ever been. So please do keep an eye out for it. And if you liked this list- It would make my day if you shared it, commented and/or subscribed to my blog.
Till we meet soon( socially distanced and masked of course) ~~ love Lav xx