4 Beauty Buys To Give Yourself This Valentine’s Day

The Valentine’s Day tradition of depending on a significant other for a gift is dead and gone in our eyes. Spread the self-love around and treat yourself with any of these gorgeous beauty buys – all way better than a card, TBH.  

Clarins Skin Illusion Blush, €20


What I love about this new limited-edition release blush from Clinique is that you can literally buff-and-go. No mess, no fuss and (even better) no need for a blusher brush. It has a sheen when applied that makes you look dewy and naturally flushed. These blushes come in three shades and suit every skin tone.

Diptyque x Antoinette Poisson Eau Rose Eau de Toilette (Limited Edition), from €70


This limited edition was created especially for V-Day. Dyptique partnered with Antoinette Poisson, a creator and restorer of Domino paper who drew inspiration from the Rosa Mundi and designed a floral motif for various rose themed creations of the house. A light, delicate scent of rose; this is a multi-purpose scent and a drop can even be used as an alternative to fabric softener.

L’Occitane Solidarity Balm, €22


French brand L’Occitane is well known for its Shea Butter products, produced by women from Burkina Faso and offering potent, skin-nourishing comfort for multiple uses. Starting 2017 with purpose, the new, violet-scented Solidarity Balm is a little tin of bliss for lips, hands, cuticles and parched skin, €5, where 100 per cent of profits will go to support women’s leadership in developing countries. L’Occitane’s always on-point packaging sees each tin decorated with bright patterns, evocative of the wax-print fabrics worn by Burkinabé women.

Jo Malone London Michael Angove Soaps, €16 each



Five of the much-loved perfumes in bar form? Yes please. Choose from Lime Basil & Mandarin, English Pear & Freesia, Blackberry & Bay, Red Roses and Pomegranate Noir all wrapped in a beautiful design, created by renowned British artist and designer Michael Angove. Guaranteed to create serious bathroom envy.

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