The Ultimate Guide to Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day can get a bad rep. The love-themed holiday can, understandly, be a nightmare for singles. Who wants to be reminded that they haven't found that special someone yet? No one.
For Valentine's Day, we've devised a fool-proof plan for you to have a good time -- whether you're happily married, dating someone, or happily single. This is THE guide to Valentine's Day. (Even if you are in a relationship, this is an excuse to treat yourself!)
STEP 1: PAMPER
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There's no better day than Valentine's Day than to pamper yourself. It's the perfect excuse to look and feel your best. Consider heading to drybar for an amazing blow out. Take it from us - their blowouts are life changing. If you don't feel like splurging on one blowout consider getting some serious tools like they use at the salon. You can browse a few here!
Next stop, European Wax Center. Here you can re-shape your image by getting rid of unwanted hair. Whether you want to re-design your brows or go bare "down there," European Wax Center offers all the services you need to get ready for Valentine's Day.
After that you'll probably want to get a mani-pedi to top it off. And guess what? It's time to treat yourself! From your head to your toes, you'll be looking and feeling fine. Keep in mind looking good is DEFINITELY something you can do for your own enjoyment. Don't feel like you have to wait for a date to look and feel your best!
Not willing to splurge on Valentine's Day? Thats fine too, you can bring the pamper session home with some of these lovely at-home treatments. For a good blowout tutorial click here!
1. Tweezerman Slant Tweezer / 2. Sephora Collection 4 Step Nail Buffer / 3. Frederic Fekkai Large Round Brush / 4. Pantene Dry Shampoo Blowout / 5. Jose Eber Infra-Red Blow Dryer / 6. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish in / 7. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish in Red Eye / 8. Essie Nail Polish in Very Cranberry / 9. Covergirl Ceramic File / 10. Walgreens Nail Clipper / 11. KMS California Free Shape Quick Blow Dry / 12. 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment
STEP 2: INDULGE
Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in all your guilty pleasures. So what if you just ate half a jar of Reese's Spreads? On Valentine's Day there are no judgements - no matter how much you spent on lingerie, how much candy you ate, or how excessive your high heel collection is getting.
So, get the mondo-sized Twizzlers, go for the unnecessary pair of earrings, and eat ALL the Godiva chocolate truffles, because hey, it's Valentine's Day. Use this day as an excuse to appreciate all the hard work YOU do. Treat yourself for it - there's no shame in that!
1. Free People - Be My Baby Soft Lace Bra & Marquis Lace Bikini Undies / 2. Forever 21 Necklace / 3. Free People Arrow Ear Pins / 4. H&M Clutch / 5. H&M Pumps / 6. Godiva Dark Truffles / 7. Reese's Spreads / 8. Twizzlers
STEP 3: CELEBRATE
In reality, there's no better day to celebrate ALL the people you love. Be it friends or family, you should never pass up an opportunity to celebrate all the beautiful people in your life. If you don't have plans, consider throwing a party for your closest friends. All you need is some good music, food, and a little bit of alcohol.
If you're looking to have a serious girl's night in this Valentine's Day, consider picking up some margarita mix (Skinny Girl is a crowd pleaser of course), a fun pinata, and a nice wireless speaker. Then again, sometimes Valentine's Day is all about you! If this is the case, treat yourself to a nice bubble bath, accompanied by your favorite candle, and a good glass of wine.
Maybe you're looking to get out there, but not in the mood to party. That's fine too! Go to the movies with a few of your besties. In case you've been living under a rock, 50 Shades of Grey comes out on Valentine's Day. Why not check it out to see what all the fuss is about?
Whatever you choose to do, the golden rule is do something you really want to do - don't do something just because you feel obligated.
1. Piñata (you can find a how-to for this piñata here) / 2. 50 Shades of Grey Movie (find tickets at a theatre near you!) / 3. JBL Flip II Portable Wireless Speaker in Red / 4. Skinny Girl Margartia - Skinny Girl Martini / 5. Yankee Candle in Fresh Cut Roses / 6. Club W Wine Subscription - check to see if you've got a VoxPerk for one free bottle of wine and free shipping added to your monthly subscription!
There you have it! The Single Girl's Guide to Valentine's Day - an easy 3 step process to enjoying yourself, keeping your sanity, and having a great Valentine's Day.
What will you do this Valentine's Day? Comment below!