Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My 14 Picks for Valentine's Day !!!!!! All AFFORDABLE !!

Valentines Day Beauty Inspiration
(Photo Credit :NCLA website)
Red lips , Red Nails OR Black Nails with Opulent Silver Glitter, Bold Brows and Blunt Bangs topped off with Black liner ..

 Valentines Day is quickly approaching , so I wanted to post some of my favorite gift ideas OR go-to treats for yourself or beauty treats to prep you for the day devoted to l'amour ..  I chose 14 as V-Day is the 14th day in February .  ( Items listed from Top left , bonus item is in the beauty inspiration photo pictured below group photo )

  1. RODEO DRIVE ROYALTY by NCLA ($16) Nothing says "Romance like a Deep Vampy Red on your nails!!  This is also a perfect lil treat to your bestie, sis, mom daughter . etc.. You get the point..  
  2. Matthew Robbins' Inspired Weddings: Designing Your Big Day with Favorite Objects and Family Treasures Amazon ($23.10) Maybe you have a friend and or family member that's recently engaged .. or they're single , this book speaks to all "relationship statuses" as it gives you great ideas for all types of party hosting.  Your single gal pals can use this to draw inspiration for their next brunch or dinner party while your recently "put a ring on it" counterparts can use this book for fun ideas for the big day!! I actually LOVE all types of hosting/entertaining coffee table books myself . 
  3. BEVERLY HILLS BUNNY by NCLA ($16) I LOVVVVVEEEEE Pink ! It is my absolute Favorite color , and Hot pink speaks to me in volumes .. There is just something FUN about a hot pink nail. This color is perrrrfect for your fun and flirty sister / best friend. I order you to make sure you get one for yourself too!! 
  4. Brazilian Peel Sephora ($78) Can't fit in that uber necessary spa treatment before V-Day or you just want to treat yourself to some at-home pampering.. This is exactly what you need.  This set which includes four applications (once a week use) gives the skin the jump start it needs before any Valentines Day date. The patented, self-neutralizing Brazilian Peel firms and tones skin (while reducing fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and uneven skin tone) all the while helping you maintain a radiant, youthful complexion. Formulated with 30 percent glycolic Brazilian Peel is the first professional-strength peel designed to deliver deeper, long-lasting results at home.  This would be the perfect gift for the new mom who doesn't have anytime to do much for herself , she can use this while the baby is napping.  
  5. Aveda Replenishment Gift Set ($49) It's been BEYOND cold lately , and nothing sounds better than a cozy tranquil night at home pampering yourself.  PERFECT for all of my single ladies!!! Also a perfect gift for the girl that has a romantic getaway in her plans - all the items are travel size.  This set includes : Smoothing Body Polish, Replenishing Body Moisturizer, Soothing Aqua Therapy, and Hand Relief. 
  6. LIKE...TOTALLY VALLEY GIRL ($16) As previously stated Pink is my ultimate fav color.  Besides Red Pink is the next in command color for V-Day.  This pink creme is for the girliest of girly girls!! 
  7. Perfect Red Lip by Mally Beauty ($35) Red lips ... Need I say more??? This set is the BEST when it comes to a Red Lip.  Primer, Liner and Lipstick keeps your color on and in place for hours!!!  What I also love that there is three shades to choose from -  Cool , Neutral and Warm.  Warm is my personal favorite! - You too can capture the essence of the model in my Beauty Inspiration photo ( above) with Warm Red. 
  8. HOLLYWOOD AND VINE STARLET by NCLA ($16) Black with Silver glitter pair up to create a very sexy dark nail.  Perfect for the girl who loves a little glitz and glamour in her beauty routine.  I am the type to wear a color like this one for V-Day .. so unconventional but that's what I like about it!  After looking at this shade on the model on the website ( pictured, above - I am DETERMINED to wear this shade on my nails for V-Day .. No matter what plans I have or don't have ....I want to look like a Starlet!) 
  9. RUSH HOUR by NCLA ($16) A classic Fire Engine Red !!!!  Like lips, there is something about RED NAILS ...  A must for yourself and your girls!!! Men are visual creatures , and the slight hint of color (on your lips and nails)  always works!!! Please refer to the photo above , and you can see how enticing this shade is on the nails! 
  10. Aveda Groom Set For Men ($38) Most of our guys have the slightest clue in what products to use.  That's where we come in. This is perfect for your guy and the fact that it's travel size gives him the chance to try it out and if hes sold ( he WILL be) ...Then we invest in full size replacements for our fav guy.  Single? Why not gift your brother or favorite male friend .. They need our assistance too! 
  11. POOLSIDE PARTY ALL EYES ON ME ($16) A pretty peachy nude creme shade.  Nude can be JUST as alluring as a red nail.  This is great for the girls who are a bit more classic with their nail choices. 
  12. Perfect Nude Lip by Mally Beauty ($35) Of course I had to mention one of the most popular lips for women of all shades and ages.. The NUDE lip.  My go to lip for many occasions. This set includes , liner lipstick and a liquid lipstick gloss.  The trio really creates a pretty lip - spoken from a devoted "Mallynista" herself.  Paired with a smokey eye and you're good to go! 
  13. Aveda Chakra Balancing Body Mist ($30) Please check out www.misterchakra.com - Aveda's new interactive website where you can download meditation, mantra, and breathing techniques according to your Chakra!! It's pretty cool.  I'm Chakra 1.  Passing along the website is a gift within itself and treating your loved one to their coordinating Body Mist is just an added bonus.  
  14. Hairdo by HairUWear Clip-In Bangs Ulta.com ($29)!!!!  Ever since Beyonce debuted her new bangs at the Brooklyn Nets Game , then the showstopping new bangs on our First Lady Michelle Obama at the Inauguration .. Seems like everywhere we turn bangs have been the trend. I just love the blunt bangs in my beauty inspiration photo above, so that is why I wanted to include this. Now with the help of clip-in bangs , we no longer have to be slaves to cutting our own hair. Just a quick snap and their in or out.  

Hope you enjoyed my pics as much as I enjoyed putting them together !!! Happy Valentine's Day !!!

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