Who says Valentine’s Day is just for those who are coupled off? Come on now: spoil yourself.
I was always one who loved V-Day… single or not. I remember one year, my best friend and I went all out for our February 14th celebrations. Our evening was complete with gifts, dinner, and of course, a clichéd movie.
This year, I wanted to talk about something else. Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or even Singles’ Day… I’ve heard so many variations for this heart-filled holiday. I get that some people can feel really awkward or bitter when it rolls around. I mean, come on, it’s commemorating people who are hopelessly and profusely in love. I’ve been on both sides, and I totally get how it can suck (or be sad) for some.
This year, I wanted to focus on the importance of self-love. During a day where people are celebrating romance and togetherness, why not show yourself some appreciation? I think one of the most important milestone’s in life is getting to know yourself. Give yourself a chance to build your confidence and sureness. Know what you want, what you like, and what you don’t like… know that you can make choices for yourself.
So this year’s Valentine’s post will be an ode to ourselves… to be the best selves we can possibly be.
5 Ways to Treat Yourself this Valentine’s Day
Relax & Unwind
I can never say “no” to a day at the spa. That’s my way of unwinding.
Find yourself some time to just kick back and relax. Turn off your phone for a few hours. Disconnect and take a well-deserved nap. Perhaps a bubble bath complete with a glass of champagne to top off the night? Why the heck not?!
Okay, so you’ve been good… like, really good with your expenditures. Why not go for those pair of shoes you spotted last week? Maybe there’s a piece of furniture you’ve been wanting to splurge on? Whether your budget is high or low, go ahead and treat yourself to that item you’ve been longing for.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to indulge in chocolate. Go to any grocery store and you can find them left, right, and centre. Skip out on the strict regimen for one day… go in for the sweets!
Find Your Signature Scent
Perfume is a great way to feel dressed-up and put-together. Make your Valentine’s Day treat a luscious one with a new signature scent.
When I heard that Juicy Couture was coming out with a new perfume for 2018, I was eager to see what it would be like. I always loved their products, so I had no doubt that their upcoming scent would be a great one.
Once I got a bottle of the highly-anticipated Viva La Juicy Soirée in my hands, I was impressed with what I was smelling. With notes of pink kiwi and sparkling mandarin, it was without a doubt that Juicy had included their signature fruity scents.
Getting a bottle of Juicy’s newest perfume really took me back to when I first starting sporting their brand. I felt nostalgic when I spritzed it on… so much that I and even dusted off my Juicy charm bracelet from high school. What I especially loved about Soirée was the dry wood undertones. The perfume was exactly what I expected from Juicy at this stage in my life: the nostalgia of their sweetness but a little musk to boast a romantic and more serious scent.
Give yourself a break: no need to do the dishes tonight. Why not order in or treat yourself to your fave restaurant?
I hope you all find time to enjoy Valentine’s Day this year… no matter how you celebrate. What are your plans for the upcoming festivities?