If you’re planning on going out on Valentine’s Day, be prepared to be categorized as spoken for or looking for. Well, what if you’re neither? Just because your single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to subject yourself to a night of bad pick up lines or sympathetic glances. After all, as the song says, “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one your with,” and if that person happens to be yourself, well, all the better.
If you’re destined to be your own date this Valentine’s Day, just look at it this way; you could do worse. Why not take the opportunity to treat yourself to some home beauty pampering?
Take a Bath
Taking a bath is a key part of home pampering. Let the warm water relax your muscles and engulf your body. You can add bubble bath or even moisturizing essential oils, like lavender or rosewater for some extra hydration and fragrance. Light some candles, pour a cocktail, and cue the music. Beethoven or Beyonce, your choice!
Skin that looks and feels great is an absolute spa day Valentine’s essential. You can go for a store-bought version for a no-fuss skin treatment or make your own with plain yogurt and honey or mashed up strawberries.
Not only will this make your hair look beautiful, it will nourish and soothe your scalp as well. Again, store bought versions are available, but you can make your own by mixing up a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and some coconut oil with a touch of honey. Heat in the microwave for about 15 seconds and mix. Use a pastry brush to brush the oil into your hair, starting at the roots and ending with the tips. Wrap hair in plastic wrap or cover with a shower cap. Let it sit for several hours before rinsing.
Exfoliating scrubs slough off dead skin cells and open clogged pores, leaving skin fresh and radiant. Sugar scrubs can be made by mixing one part oil with two parts brown sugar. Have essential oils or cinnamon on hand to add a tantalizing aroma. If you’re using coconut oil. you may want to heat it in the microwave before adding the sugar. Rub into skin, let it sit for two minutes and wash off.
You can purchase teeth whitener at the local pharmacy, but baking soda and peroxide can also work wonders for keeping those pearly whites sparkling.
The importance of well-shaped brows can never be overstated. Remember to keep it to a minimum by plucking a few hairs around the arch rather than overdoing it and ending up with a semi -permanent look of surprise.
Get some nice thick foot cream. Wet a towel and ring out excess water. Pop it in the microwave for about 60 seconds. Slather feet with cream and wrap them in the towel. Leave on for 15 minutes and let the healing begin.
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without some proper red or pink nails. Use a cuticle stick and some cream to smooth and push back cuticles. Shape nails, filing in one direction to avoid breakage. Apply base coat, color, and top coat. Heart shaped decals are optional.
Ready for your date, gorgeous? How about a cup of tea and a nice, warm bed? Let us know how your self-pampering night turns out! We want to hear all about it!