I don’t normally celebrate Valentine’s day, except maybe for the half-price chocolates on February 15. Last year, Mr. Geeks and I just got takeout Chinese food. However, I do enjoy theme-y posts very much so I thought I’d do a round up of favourite rose/pink/red products for Valentine’s Day.
Does anyone use a perfumed talc? Yardley London Perfumed Talc in English Rose ($16 at Shoppers Drug Mart) feels so silky and smells like sweet roses on the skin. I love to sprinkle it on my skin before changing into pj’s at bedtime.
Looking for something natural? Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Eye Cream ($28.50 for 10 ml at Weleda, Well.ca, Whole Foods and health food stores) and Body Oil (US $26 for 100 ml; my sample is from the body oil set) have more of a green floral scent. The eye cream contains my newest awesome skincare ingredient discovery — organic rosehip seed oil — which is super effective in getting rid of flaky skin and combating tired, puffy eyes.
One of my all-time favourite skincare products ever is Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner (around $12 at Well.ca and health food stores). It smells wonderful, you guys. I don’t use a toner now in the winter, but this one gets used all over my body in the summer as a cooling mist-slash-light fragrance. It calms the skin beautifully and is so damn cheap!
From the store’s first fragrance collection Voyage Collection, The Body Shop Eau de Toilette in Atlas Mountain Rose ($25 for 50 ml at The Body Shop) is a beautiful floral with combined notes of amber, musk, citrus, along with exotic spices and mountain rose extracts from Morocco. It’s also available in a Perfume Oil ($16).
Demeter makes such great simple fragrances that are exactly like the real thing. Demeter Cologne Spray in Bulgarian Rose (US $20.00 at demeterfragrance.com) is another soft rose fragrance, with notes of Bulgarian rose oil. If you feel like something different, why not have a cocktail or dessert without the calories? Redhead In Bed smells just like a sweet cocktail of gin, lemon, strawberries, and syrup. I’m not sure why anyone would ever wanna smell like a syrup-y cocktail though. 😛 Chocolate Covered Cherries just makes this chocolate lover go absolutely bananas. This means I can indulge in sweet stuff without getting dagger eyes from my boot camp instructor. 😉
What is Valentine’s day without the mention of pink and red products? You need these two in your life:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink ($6.99) is a metallic light pink that instantly brightens the eyes. If you haven’t yet tried Color Tattoos, you are really missing out. They really stay on all day without slip and sliding. A quick swipe of Inked in Pink all over the lids with a small flick of eyeliner creates a pretty, romantic look for Valentine’s day.
Bite Beauty’s new Pastille Matte Crème Lipstick in Pastille Rosebud ($24 at Sephora) is a pretty, bright blue based red. These are insanely pigmented and have a creme finish. I’ll talk about them more in an upcoming review!
What are your Valentine’s Day plans? I am going to have a steamy, sweaty time tomorrow night… at Booty Camp. 😛