Valentine's His and Hers

What are you asking for for Valentine's Day? I am completely obsessed with the Bobbi Brown Off Duty Style File. It has everything you need for a relaxed weekend or vacation look for eyes, lips and cheeks. I played around with it today and the blush is so pretty. It's the most lovely violet pink color and you can dab it on your lips, too! The eyeshadow stick is gorgeous, not too shimmery, but enough in a rich rosegold hue, and the lip tint feels nourishing and has just enough color to make your lips pop. Throw on a couple coats of mascara and you can be out the door - feeling polished and fresh - in three minutes! So good.

This winter, I have been taking tons of hot baths with epsom salts and essential oils. So nice. But then I discovered Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil and I was positively in heaven! I put a couple handfuls of epsom salts in with one teaspoon of this bath oil and it's enough to make the whole bathroom smell like a giant bouquet of roses and melt all of my stress away. (This would also make a great gift for moms and grandmas;)

Valentino Donna is a really beautiful, feminine fragrance. It's heavier, but the snow just keeps falling here, so I find that it's the perfect winter scent. It's warm and powdery and floral all at once. It also reminds me of the waft of perfume that would fill the air when women would walk past on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. I always found their perfume too heavy, but now it takes me back and I like it!

And, finally, one for the guys. YSL's La Nuit de l'Homme is the sexiest, most wonderful smelling cologne I've ever come across. It's deep and alluring and after a few hours on, smells even better. J got a sample of it a while back and wore it every day for a week. I loved smelling it on his collar when he hugged me when he got home and it made me want to squeeze him a little closer and hold him a little longer. Absolutely the best. I will definitely be giving him a bottle of this Tuesday night.

J and I typically do not do anything special for Valentine's Day, but this year, I want to go out for tacos and margaritas and will spring to come! I also want to exchange gifts because it's just so fun to unwrap something special. Do you do it up on Valentine's day and give gifts, or do you think it's just a commercial racket? 

(Photos via Nordstrom


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