Roses and chocolate may be Valentine’s Day classics, but beauty gurus need a little more. This year, we’re falling in love with products and spa sessions that exude a major love-is-all-around vibe. Whether you’re dropping hints, gifting a girlfriend or treating yourself, these gorgeous little things will send you head over heels.
1. A deep-red polish
Not only is this hue totally Cupid-approved, but it’s also seriously on-trend for the year ahead. We love the punch of color in OPI’s Thrill of Brazil, but don’t gloss over the brand’s First Date at the Golden Gate. The burgundy undertones are undeniably chic.
2. An ultra-luxe mascara
Though it might not seem like the most oh-la-la of presents, there’s something so rich about a runway-inspired mascara. Guerlain’s Maxi Lash is especially lovely, but no girl in the world would turn down a tube of Givenchy’s Noir Couture. Hello, lash-batting beauties.
3. That spring-ready scent
We’re pretty sure that a sultry fragrance is the most romantic gift ever. What’s the best way to amp up the flirt factor? A scent that stays fresh for the season ahead is always on point. Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb is a spring icon, but Prada’s Candy feels made for sweethearts.
4. A package of pretty
Purchase gorgeous wristlet. Stuff with must-haves. Score major love points. A just-for-her collection of essentials is destined to make any beauty guru swoon, especially if you tuck them into a mini-bag that she can wear forever. We like the idea of including a tube of Mac’s Russian Red lipstick, a bottle of Essie’s I Pink I Can polish and a rose-tinted hair accessory, but anything goes.
5. The best afternoon ever
Sure, all you really need is love, but a few ultra-relaxing spa treatments are tough to turn down. If your giftee isn’t into a pile of products, treat her to an afternoon of manicures, facials, massages and blowouts. You can even skip the guesswork and grab one of our gift certificates; it’s an effortless way to let her indulge in anything and everything. Trust us: Go this route, and she’ll be sending you love notes for the rest of the year.
Ready to put together the ultimate valentine? Peek into Bella Vita to nab a gift certificate, scope out our nail polishes or schedule an irresistible spa day.