Now while I won’t be having your typical Valentine’s Day (my induction date is scheduled for the 14th!), I wanted to share some ways that you can pamper yourself on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re going out for a romantic night on the town, or chilling with your partner in your pj’s with Netflix and takeout, there’s nothing wrong with a little pamper session.
Set the mood
This could be anything from lighting your favourite candles, putting on your favourite Spotify playlist, painting your nails or even cooking that killer dish you mastered. Doing things that you love, I mean what better day to do so than Valentine’s, can really help set the tone for the day or evening.
Take a soak
Not surprising, but taking a bath can really help to get you in that special V-day mood. I always feel so pampered when I get into a steaming hot bath, bubbles included, and just have time to relax. Bring in a good book, turn on some tunes or maybe even invite your honey (no shame!) and you will step out feeling like brand new. Self-love and self-care are so incredibly important and we all need to schedule time in for ourselves even when we feel there isn’t any.
Treat your skin
I am a huge lover of serums and face masks and like to take the time to pamper my skin. If you’re planning on wearing makeup then you’re going to need a good base to work with. Pop on a face mask, my favourite is Oatifix from LUSH, and a serum like the SkinFix Moisture Boost. In Canada it’s quite cold and dry, so hydration is key for me. If you’re in a pinch for time, then apply it while you’re in the bath. It’ll truly make it feel like a spa experience!
Perfect your pout
Get your pout in tip-top shape by treating your lips to a little pampering as well. Slough away any dryness with a lip scrub to smooth out the lips, and follow up with a lip repair balm. Finish off by applying your favourite lipstick and you’re all set.
Those are just a few ways that you can give yourself some much needed “me time” this Valentine’s Day (or any day really) and I’d love to know what your favourite ways to unwind and destress are. Is it settling in with a good book? Going out for a long walk? Let me know!
What are your Valentine’s Day plans?