Valentine’s Day Prep & Gift Ideas
The most romantic day of the year is nearly upon us and even though the girls at ECHQ are single this year (boohoo) we’re still majorly looking forward to it, any excuse to pamper ourselves (and our pouts). So in aid of the big day we’re going to play cupid and match you up with our favorite romantic beauty products so you can parade around your loved one looking and feeling fabulous and get the in the romantic mood.
A La Carte Cosmetics
Moisture Plus Lipstick In Ace of Hearts £23
Bring out your seductive side this valentines day and apply a lick of Ace of Hearts red lipstick. Make your loved one swoon with this rich, creamy and moisturising lipstick.
The Powerhouse £25
Don’t forget to pump those lips ready for all the kisses. The Powerhouse is super charged driven by three plumping formulations in one meaning you’ll have lips like Angelina in no time!
Lemon Sherbet Lip Scrub & Spiced Cranberry Lip Balm £2.49 Each
If you’re looking for a more natural look then prep your lips with this lemony lip scrub and follow with a lick of tinted cranberry lip balm. Au natural lips good enough to eat!
Natural Lip Balm £9.99
This little tube is an 8 Hour moisturising lip balm, perfect to last all day long and has 6 other beauty uses. The perfect valentines all rounder!
Crabtree & Evelyn – His & Hers £45 Each
Parisian Millefleurs Flower Water 100ml & Black Absinthe Eau de Cologne 100ml
Wear complementing his and hers fragrances this Valentines Day. The sweet Parisian Millefleurs is a beautifully smelling light floral fragrance with a spicy fusion of narcissus, rose, tuberose and violet. The seductive Black Absinthe houses notes of absinthe, artemisia and fennel flower with powerful scents of french lavender blended with smooth black liquorice.
Eau de Parfum
A feminine and floral yet bold perfume. Fruity women who know what they want this valentines will be wearing this. Boysenberry, Mandarin, Jasmine sambac, Black plum, Iris, Black tea, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Amber.
Available nationwide from 28th January 2014. HUGO WOMAN EDP 30ML £35.00, HUGO WOMAN EDP 50ML £45.00, HUGO WOMAN EDP 75ML £58.00
A treat for him. Feel the strength and the freshness of the Ocean, embark on a sensational and sensorial expedition. This vibrant limited edition fragrance is like a fresh breeze, with key notes of Bergamot, Cascalone, ginger and Sandalwood.
Available at an exclusive retailer from 2nd February 2015, then nationally from 1st June 2014.
EDT £41 75ml
Blossom Eau de Parfum
An extremely sweet and bold new fragrance perfect for bright young party girls. One spray of this and you’ll be good enough to eat! Sweet Pea, Rose, Berries, Citrus, Cocktails, White Musk and Sandalwood.
Available nationwide from 2nd February 2015
EDP 40ml £36.00, EDP 60ml £46, EDP 100ml £62
Rose Nurturing Body Oil 75ml £20 – The soft rose fragrance will soothe your senses and promote a sense of balance and well-being in preparation for a romantic. This nourishing rose body oil has extracts of damask roses and rose essential oil to soothe, calm and protect sensitive skin. Jojoba oil maintains moisture for silky, supple skin.
Bronze Desire Instant Airbrush Self Tan £14.99 – Bronze your skin ready for Valentines Day. Bronze Desire is formulated with dual tanning agents DHA and Erythulose combined with the moisturising benefits Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to produce heavenly long lasting results.
The Body Shop
Smokey Poppy Body Scrub £13 & Body Butter £5 – Indulge your skin in the new Smokey Poppy range for Valentines Day. Scrub away the dead skin and butter up with the rich and creamy body butter. This range is enriched with poppy extract for the ultimate moisture experience!
Collagen Shots £39.95 30 Days – Treat your skin from within with this collagen shot supplement. Packed full with 10,000 mgs marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, acai berry super antioxidant, combined with vitamin B3, B5, C with zinc and copper. What more do you need to improve the skin’s tone and texture, plumping and firming and reducing the appearance of tell tale signs of ageing. Shot please!
Rose & Argan Oil Shower Gel £20 500ml & Skincare Gel £34.50 500ml – Developed for the english rose skin and those prone to sensitivity the SBC Rose & Argan Oil Collection provides restorative care for those who have a thinner skin, a delicate, fragile complexion and who are perhaps prone to redness and/or a tendency to flush. It’s also a fab range for rose lovers and is a perfect fit for Valentines Day!
Rhubarb & Raspberry Reed Diffuser £14 – We love this. We’ve got it in the office and can honestly say it packs a lot of power for a 50ml bottle. A deliciously fruity fragrance, but not too sweet and lasts around 6 weeks.
Brimming Full of Love Gift £12.50 -The perfect gift for your valentine, this limited edition Sanctuary Spa Brimming Full of Love Gift collection has been specially created in collaboration with artist Frederick Wimsett exclusively for Sanctuary Spa. The romantic gift box includes White Lily & Damask Body Wash 250ml, White Lily & Damask Rose Body Scrub 50ml and White Lily & Damask Rose Body Lotion 250ml.
Loved By You £35 – The perfect gift for your nail loving valentine these romantic yet versatile colours are the staple look of every classic beauty. The set includes: Passion & Prudence, Loving Beauty, Sweet Virtue, Unforgettable
SensoDryer £74.99 – No Valentines Day would be complete without sleek, shiny hair. Give hair extra shine with innovative IONTEC technology and enjoy smooth and frizz-free style. Built-in sensors measures temperature 600x a minute and adjusts it up to optimal level for nonstop performance of the device and healthy-looking hair. The key feature is the Thermo Sensor which feels air and adapts thetemperature for maximum heat control meaning it won’t fry your hair!
CoolTec CT2s-w – Give your man the valentines gift of a clean, smooth shave which benefits you too 😉 Whilst most shavers allow warmth to build up in the head of the shaver, °CoolTec has an innovative aluminium cooling bar integrated into its head. It actively cools down the skin during shaving, minimizing redness, burning and itching sensations, leaving behind a cool and refreshed trace. It’s fully washable, wet or dry shave, LED display, travel pouch, long hair trimmer and gives a cordless shave for 45 mins when fully charged. What more could your man want?
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